Balfour

Balfour is a farming community and has a resident population of around 126 people. It is located in Northern Southland, nestled between the Hokonui Hills and the Mataura River. 

The area was originally known as Longridge but was changed around 1888 due to confusion due to other areas with similar names. Industries have included farming, flax milling, coal mining, gold mining and limeworks. 

Council representation and facilities in Balfour are listed below.

Community Partnership Leader

Kelly Tagg

Kelly Tagg
027 272 5533
Email: kelly.tagg@southlanddc.govt.nz

Councillor

Brian Dillon

Cr Brian Dillon
20 York Road, RD 6, Gore 9776
(03) 202 7766, 027 457 8186
Email: brian.dillon@southlanddc.govt.nz

John Douglas

Cr John Douglas
3869 Wreys Bush, Mossburn Road, RD 2, Lumsden 9792
(03) 248 6110, 027 493 0633
Email: john.douglas@southlanddc.govt.nz

Ebel Kremer

Cr Ebel Kremer2
7 Wet Jacket Place, Te Anau 9640
(03) 249 8255, 027 510 7785
Email: ebel.kremer@southlanddc.govt.nz

Representation

Balfour Community Development Area Subcommittee

The chair of the Balfour CDA is:

Ryan McMaster

Members of the Balfour CDA are: Paul Eaton, Ziggy Roy, Stephen Black, Ryan McMaster, Jamie Maginn, Chris James and Council representative Cr Brian Dillon.

Dog map

The Balfour dog map - displaying where dogs are allowed, where they need a lead and where they are prohibited.

BALFOUR DOG MAP [JPG, 663 KB]

Community Centre

Balfour Community Centre

68 Queen Street
Balfour

Playground

Kruger Street Playground

26 Kruger Street
Balfour

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