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Town 34 km north-west of Ashburton. Methven stands on the high plains at a point where six roads converge. Between 1871 and 1976 it was the terminus of a branch railway from Rakaia. Like other rural service towns in the region, Methven declined during the 20th century, but the opening of the Mt Hutt ski field has slowed the downturn.

Meaning of place name
After Methven in Scotland, and named by R. Patton, one of the early settlers.