Methven Community

Methven Primary School is located in the Ashburton District, at the base of Mt Hutt, one hour drive south of Christchurch and twenty-five minutes west of Ashburton.

Located on the Mid Canterbury Plains, Methven is at the heart of a large and diverse farming area. Traditionally a sheep and grain growing area, irrigation has changed the way we use our land and dairy farming and specialised crops are now also an important part of the local industry.

Surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountains, high country lakes and braided rivers, Methven is welcoming place for visitors wanting to interact with the outdoors or relax & unwind in an attractive rural setting with wide open spaces.

Methven has 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.

The township provides a wide range of shops & services (including a medical centre, dentist, pharmacy, supermarkets and a bank) and dining options to cater for visitors to the area and the local community which has a population of approx. 1,700.

There is a great selection of early childhood and after school care options in Methven and Mount Hutt College, a co-educational school catering for Year 7 – 13 students is located right beside Methven Primary School.

To discover more about the Methven area, visit the Methven Mt Hutt Guide website

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