lower moutere

Lower Moutere is a farming locality in the lower Moutere valley, 6 km from Motueka, close to the Moutere Inlet. The road up the valley to Upper Moutere offers an alternative to the main route (State Highway 60) between Nelson and Motueka. The Riverside community in Lower Moutere was established in 1941 by a small group of Methodist pacifists. It operates a dairy farm and café. In 2010 some 40 people were permanent members, but the community’s population sometimes doubled due to WWOOFers (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) and other visitors.

Meaning of place name
Moutere translates as 'island'.

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