Land remediation update
Now that the Pigeon Valley fire is controlled, we will be working towards remediating damage caused by the fire and equipment used to contain it. Landowners/leaseholders need to initially utilise their insurance cover. Where there is no cover or the cover is insufficient, the next alternative is to ...


Tapawera is a friendly rural centre nestled in the Motueka River Valley.

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This small but busy community is based on the sheep, dairying, hops, and berry farms that surround it.

Council representation and council offices

  • Tapawera is part of the Lakes-Murchison Ward
  • The Tapawera and Districts Community Council provides a community voice
  • The Tasman District Council Richmond Office is approximately 47 kilometres from Tapawera
  • The Tasman District Council Motueka Office is approximately 49 kilometres from Tapawera
Tapawera water supply and quality
Tapawera Area School / community library