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 Engineer

Bruce Miller

0800 732 732


Brian Dillon

Cr Brian Dillon
20 York Road, RD 6, Gore 9776
(03) 202 7766, 027 457 8186

John Douglas

Cr John Douglas
3869 Wreys Bush, Mossburn Road, RD 2, Lumsden 9792
(03) 248 6110, 027 493 0633

Ebel Kremer

Cr Ebel Kremer2
7 Wet Jacket Place, Te Anau 9640
(03) 249 8255, 027 510 7785


Mossburn Community Development Area Subcommittee

The chair of the Mossburn CDA is:

Jim Guyton
PO Box 102
Mossburn 9747
(03) 248 6423
027 436 8579

Members of the Mossburn CDA are: Ged Newlands, Alister Macdonald, John MacKenzie, Bruce Taylor & Lance Hellewell and Council representative Cr John Douglas.

Dog map

The Mossburn dog map displays where dogs are allowed, where they need a lead and where they are prohibited.



Mossburn Adventure Park Playground

Corner Devon Street (SH94) and Holmes Street (Mossburn-Wreys Bush Road)

Recycling Centre

Mossburn Recycling Centre

Mossburn-Lumsden Highway


Centre Hill Cemetery

20 Cemetery Road (off Wreys Bush-Mossburn Road)
Otautau Area Office