Methven Mt Hutt Guide NZ - Tourism Guide & Community Information

Welcome to the Methven Mt Hutt Region

This comprehensive online guide provides information for residents and visitors to the amazing space of Methven Mt Hutt, located within Mid Canterbury in the South Island of New Zealand.

Methven has a permanent population of around 1,700 and is located near the foothills of the Southern Alps, one hour’s drive south-west of Christchurch.

We have the fastest rate of population growth of any town in Mid Canterbury, with people attracted by the lifestyle, schools, welcoming community, and the proximity to the picturesque foothills and high country.

A lot of people visit Methven to explore our amazing back yard which provides an exciting array of summer and winter outdoor activities including skiing, mountain biking & cycling, walking & hiking, fishing, jet boating, clay bird shooting, hot air ballooning, horse riding, hunting, golf, 4WD high country adventures, and helicopter scenic flights.

A wide variety Methven Mt Hutt events are held throughout the year – ski area events, sporting events (including MTB, cycling, running & walking events), live music & gigs, markets, community festivals, weddings, and conferences.

Traditionally a sheep and grain growing area, irrigation has changed the way we use our land. Dairy farming and specialised crops are now also an important part of our agricultural industry.

Live Methven Weather Cam

Note: The above image is updated every 10 minutes from Methven’s webcam. If you click on the image you can view a full screen time lapse of Methven’s weather. Note: Mt Hutt is in the centre background.

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Job vacancies for the upcoming ski season are starting to be advertised on our website. Connect with our dedicated job vacancies facebook page (www.facebook.com/jobsmethvenmthutt/) to receive posts when new adverts have been listed on our website - make sure notifications are turned on. ... See MoreSee Less

Job vacancies for the upcoming ski season are starting to be advertised on our website. Connect with our dedicated job vacancies facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/jobsmethvenmthutt/) to receive posts when new adverts have been listed on our website - make sure notifications are turned on.

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**UPDATE** MEDIA RELEASE Monday 27/03/2017 8:27pm

"Christchurch Police and rescue teams find missing tramper safe and well"

Missing man Clint Hewitt, has been found safe and well near the Rakaia River. He is currently with members of the Methven LandSAR Group. More details will follow when available.

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Christchurch Police seeking sightings of missing tramper

Sunday, 26 March 2017 - 8:15pm

Canterbury Police are appealing for any sightings of an American tramper who has been reported overdue by his friends.

Clint Hewitt, 32, was last seen leaving Manuka Hut (Ashburton Lakes District), heading North on the Te Araroa Trail, on the morning of Wednesday 22 March.

He was intending to walk the trail which next meets the road along the banks of the Rakaia River.

Mr Hewitt is very experienced and has already completed a significant part of the trail.

He is likely to be wearing a distinctive straw cowboy style hat and a blue shirt.

It is possible he may have continued further on along the trail (north of the Rakaia River) or he may be in the Methven or Christchurch area.

If you have seen Mr Hewitt or have any information on his whereabouts please call Christchuch Police on (03) 363 7400.
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**UPDATE** MEDIA RELEASE Monday 27/03/2017 8:27pm

Christchurch Police and rescue teams find missing tramper safe and well

Missing man Clint Hewitt, has been found safe and well near the Rakaia River. He is currently with members of the Methven LandSAR Group. More details will follow when available.

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Christchurch Police seeking sightings of missing tramper

Sunday, 26 March 2017 - 8:15pm

Canterbury Police are appealing for any sightings of an American tramper who has been reported overdue by his friends.

Clint Hewitt, 32, was last seen leaving Manuka Hut (Ashburton Lakes District), heading North on the Te Araroa Trail, on the morning of Wednesday 22 March.

He was intending to walk the trail which next meets the road along the banks of the Rakaia River.

Mr Hewitt is very experienced and has already completed a significant part of the trail. 

He is likely to be wearing a distinctive straw cowboy style hat and a blue shirt.

It is possible he may have continued further on along the trail (north of the Rakaia River) or he may be in the Methven or Christchurch area. 

If you have seen Mr Hewitt or have any information on his whereabouts please call Christchuch Police on (03) 363 7400.

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Just received a media release from NZ Police: "Christchurch Police and resuce teams find missing tramper safe and well" Missing man Clint Hewitt, has been found safe and well near the Rakaia River. He is currently with members of the Methven LandSAR Group. More details will follow when available.

Fantastic news that he has been found alive and well. Well done Methven LandSAR Group. Gavin Richard Lill