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Our Community.

Methven is a place where community values thrive, Kiwi culture is embraced and where industry and environment work in harmony.  We love our spectacular back yard and take care to protect it for future generations to enjoy....

Here, we look out for one another. There are many examples of the community pulling together to make things happen.  Volunteers drive our fire service, ambulance and community groups that rescue, save and provide in times of need.


Learn more about our local community groups that are the backbone to this fabulous place we call home... 


Community Board.

The Methven Community Board (MCB) actively participates in a growing community and provides a co-ordinated voice that represents the Methven community's interests in Council decision making.

Learn more about the Methven Community Board.


Methven Lions are a group of about 70 locals who volunteer their time and skills for the benefit of the local community. Fundraising activities are undertaken with the proceeds distributed locally via the Methven Lions Charitable Trust.

Learn more about Methven Lions and how they support the local community.


Like many small community organisations, Kidz Methven has been underpinned by a passionate group of parents and citizens for many years to raise the funds required to build a world class skate & scooter park for all kidz... both big and small.

Learn more about Kidz Methven and their amazing effort to build the Skatepark.

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Stay Informed.

For a small community we certainly know how to keep you well informed with update info from lost puppies to hard breaking headlines.

The Snowfed Community Newspaper is produced by Mt Hutt College and provides a wide range of community interest articles, news and classifieds. Snowfed is produced weekly in both print and digital form. For the latest information from missing wheelie bins to sheep on the road, head to our amazing Methven Noticeboard Facebook Page.

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An Adventurous Life.

There’s something special life in Methven. It’s the ultimate balance between work and play, all with the backdrop of our alpine wonderland. There majestic mountains, an abundance of rivers, pristine lakes and farmland as far as the eye can see.  Grab a rod and head into the mountains for some fly fishing. Strap on your hiking boots and discover an endless number of walking and hiking tracks through spectacular scenery.

If you’re up for an adrenalin rush then take your jet boat for a spin up the mighty Rakaia River for some braided action. If you don’t have one then all good cause your neighbour most likely will!


A Healthy Life.

But it’s not all fast-paced, adventure seeking here. Relaxation, Health and Wellbeing is a way of life too.


Methven is fast becoming recognised as a leading wellness hub with a lifestyle that fuses sports, alpine recreation, fitness and wellbeing into daily life.


World class facilities such as Flow Pool & Spa, The Salt House, Garage Gym and Opuke Thermal Pools & Spa underpin Methven's professional wellbeing services. And the mind, body and soul can be maintained with some of New Zealand's leading Pilates, Yoga & Meditation practitioners available right on your doorstep.

A 'very' Social Life.

Methven is renowned for its iconic Blue and Brown Pubs. They are opposite each other and just in case you don't recognise them... one is Blue and the other is Brown!

But Methven also has a (large) number of cafes, restaurants and bars that will make your life in Methven 'very' Social.  There are restaurants, cafes and bars to suit any taste. The beauty of our town is you can be out exploring the alpine paradise one minute and dining at one of our top notch eateries the next. 

A Social Life – it's The Way it Should Be.

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A Life for Learning.

Methven schools are recognised amongst some of the best in New Zealand. 


Our agriculture and tourism town provides unique opportunities for students to enjoy a balance between a quality tertiary education and life experiences within our rural alpine environment. Sports, Arts, Culture, Technology and Adventure play a major role in our middle school education whilst family and community values are passionately shared throughout our child care and early learning centres. 

Learn more about Methven Services.


Things to Do.

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