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.
Members of the Mossburn CDA are: Ged Newlands, Jim Guyton, Alister Macdonald, John MacKenzie, Bruce Taylor & Lance Hellewell and Council representative Cr John Douglas.
The Mossburn dog map displays where dogs are allowed, where they need a lead and where they are prohibited.