Following consultation with Mayors, emergency services and other key agencies, it has been determined that the State of Emergency is no longer required.As at 12:00pm the State of Emergency has been terminated and shifted to a Notice of Transition.This notice of transition affects the Tasman District...

Cyclone Gita Update 008 -State of Emergency moves to Notice of Transition

Cyclone Gita Information - SH60 to open from Sunday pending final checks

News about limited, escorted access to SH60 over Takaka Hill from Sunday pending final checks.

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Friendly Towns of Tasman District

Tasman District has special recognised relationships with the following towns.

  • Grootegast, Netherlands
  • Motueka & Kiyosato, Japan
  • Richmond & Fujimi Machi, Japan

Grootegast, Netherlands

Council has signed a friendly town agreement with Grootegast in Holland to encourage economic and cultural relations between our Districts.

The District's relationship with Grootegast carries a special significance. Abel Tasman was born in Lutjegast, in the Grootegast municipality. Tasman is the earliest recorded European visitor to New Zealand in 1642. Tasman District, Tasman Bay, Tasman Sea, Tasman Village and Abel Tasman National Park all bear his name.

Kiyosato, Japan

Kiyosato and Motueka have enjoyed a friendship since 1990. There are regular exchanges of students and adults between the two towns.

Fujimi Machi, Nagano, Japan

Fujimi Machi and Richmond have an on-going student exchange programme in place.