Northern Southland, and in particular the Mossburn area, has seen the impacts of the dairy farming boom of the past few decades with the area having become popular for winter grazing.
Mossburn has a population of around 200 people. Industry in the town includes the Silver Fern Farms processing plant, deer farming, and dairying.
Overlooking the town is the White Hill Wind Farm, located 6km away, with 29 turbines that produce enough electricity each year to power around 28,000 average New Zealand homes.
Council representation and facilities in Mossburn are listed below.
Community Partnership Leader
(03) 202 7766, 027 457 8186
(03) 248 6110, 027 493 0633
(03) 249 8255, 027 510 7785
Mossburn Community Development Area Subcommittee
The chair of the Mossburn CDA is:
Members of the Mossburn CDA are: Ged Newlands, Jim Guyton, Alister Macdonald, Macka MacKenzie, Bruce Taylor, Lance Hellewell and Councillor John Douglas (Council representative).
The Mossburn dog map displays where dogs are allowed, where they need a lead and where they are prohibited.
Mossburn Adventure Park Playground
Mossburn Recycling Centre
Centre Hill Cemetery