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About Us


Our Town Motueka:

  • Offers networking opportunities to members through Motueka BizBuzz and promotes training seminars and courses to assist business development
  • Promotes excellence, expertise and awareness in business by advocating participation in regional Business and Environmental Awards.
  • Organises advertising and marketing campaigns.
  • Communicates to and informs members and supporting agencies through regular newsletters and social media.

Mission statement:

To create, encourage, promote and support business activities and enterprises operating within the Motueka Ward.

This is achieved by maintaining effective communication between businesses, promoting Motueka through a variety of media, delivering and supporting events which stimulate economic activity, fostering business development and education and building collaborative relationships with other Motueka Community groups.

About the organisation:

  • Represents 450 business owners and ratepayers in the main business area of Motueka.
  • Is run by a voluntary committee made up of Motueka business owners and Council representatives
    Employs a part-time Coordinator 20 hours per week, plus a Secretary/Treasurer for 5 hours per week.
  • Is one of many similar organisations throughout New Zealand which emerged out of the Mainstreet initiative (1983) whose role it is to enliven and enhance the town.
  • The organisation is funded by a targeted rate which is collected on Our Town Motueka’s behalf by the Tasman District Council.
  • Funds are also sourced through local sponsorship and funding agencies.
  • Works in conjunction with a number of organisations and community groups: – Motueka I-Site, Motueka Community Board, Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce, Uniquely Nelson, Richmond Unlimited, Nelson Regional Development Agency, Tasman Bay Promotions, Keep Motueka Beautiful, Te Awhina Marae, Motueka Historical Society, the Motueka Arts Council and local schools.


Our Town Motueka membership is defined by two zones, which surround and include the High Street Retail shops and the greater Motueka Central Business District. Business owners and commercial ratepayers within the area are automatically members as they pay a rate levy which is collected by the Tasman District Council on behalf of Our Town Motueka.

Please check the map below to find if your business is located inside the green zone which entitles you to a free listing. If your business operates outside the zone or you are not a commercial rate payer,  you may pay an annual voluntary membership fee of $200 + GST. This will give you the same benefits of a commercial rate paying business operating in the targeted rate zone.

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