Māpua / Ruby Bay

Mapua / Ruby Bay started life as the fruit basket of Tasman District, servicing the surrounding apple orchards.

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Located on the western mouth of the Waimea Inlet this once sleepy village is now a bustling tourist centre. The waterfront is home to many attractions and eateries and features views of Tasman Bay, the Waimea Inlet, Rabbit Island, and the Richmond Ranges.

Council representation and council offices

  • Māpua / Ruby Bay is part of the Moutere-Waimea Ward
  • The Māpua and Districts Community Association provides a community voice
  • The Tasman District Council Richmond Office is approximately 19 kilometres from Māpua
Waimea, Māpua / Ruby Bay water supply and quality
Mapua Community Library
Councillor Christeen Mackenzie - Moutere / Waimea Ward
Councillor Dean McNamara - Moutere / Waimea Ward
Councillor Anne Turley - Moutere / Waimea Ward

Related pages

These projects are included in the Long Term Plan for Mapua / Ruby Bay.