Pigeon Valley Fire Update 68 0800 Friday 22 February 2019
Wakefield prepare to evacuate notice lifted Civil Defence Group Controller Roger Ball has lifted the conditional re-entry status for Wakefield. The decision was possible because of the work that had been done in fighting the fire and means people living and working in Wakefield are no longer subjec...


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

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