Tasman District Council

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Tasman District Council is the unitary local authority for the Tasman District of New Zealand.[1]


The current mayor of Tasman is Richard Kempthorne, who previously served as a Richmond councillor for two terms before being elected Mayor in October 2007.[2]


Tasman elects its councillors from five different wards which make up the entire district. The wards are: Motueka, Moutere/Waimea, Richmond, Murchison and Golden Bay. In total there are 13 councillors, three from Motueka, three from Moutere/Waimea, four from Richmond, one from Murchison and two from Golden Bay.


  1. ^ "Council role and responsibilities". Tasman District Council. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Tasman District Mayor". Local Government Online Limited. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 

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