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Increase awareness for your business by reaching a motivated audience of visitors to the area, new arrivals and business directory users.

Welcome to the Māpua & Districts Business Association (MDBA) We are a non profit association that has a membership made up of many local Businesses in the Māpua, Ruby Coast and Moutere Hills District.

We welcome membership from businesses in our region. The benefits of joining our association include a free website page within, invitations to “Lunch and Learn” and other business functions, the opportunity to advertise in the (MDBA) community Telephone and Business Directory plus a monthly networking social get together at one of our local bars.

The website is funded and managed by The Māpua and District Business Association (MDBA).

See below for membership details and click here for more details about MDBA.


As a member of the MDBA you can participate in the following FREE of charge.


Promote your business to the community and wider district


Promote your business on our social media space to the community and wider district

Promote your business on our social media space to the community and wider district


Member meetings - information and networking opportunities

Speakers in the past have included Nelson Tasman Business Trust, Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Agency, Nelson Tasman Tourism, Web Design, Business Law, Marketing and Career Counselling. Meetings are FREE to all members. They are promoted via email.


Invitations to combined MDBA and Nelson Tasman Business Trust (NTBT) meetings

Open to businesses on the NTBT mailing list as well as MDBA members (so a great opportunity to promote your business to other businesses in the wider Nelson Tasman area). The meetings are often held over the lunch period.


Promote your business to other member businesses

Members are invited to host a member’s meeting. You will have the opportunity to share your business activities and discuss topical issues etc. MDBA will organise these events.


Feature in Coastal News & Grapevine – local publications

A member’s business is featured each month. Please advise if you would like us to profile your business here (at no cost to you).


Access the Māpua Four Square Notice Board

Post your business card. Local people like to support their local trades and services.



Community Business Directory

The Community Business Directory is produced by the MDBA bi-annually and is funded entirely by advertisements placed by our member businesses. This incredibly useful local guide is delivered FREE to around 4,000 households in the area. As well as an advertising section of local businesses listed by category, the directory also features community information, a map, and the local residential telephone numbers.


Map of the local district

The MDBA produces a map of the local district, specifically for the benefit of visitors to the area. The map is available free from local businesses, visitor locations and i-sites. Seventeen thousand copies of the map are produced in early December and available in time for the Summer season. Advertising opportunities are notified by email and co-ordinated by our committee.



A subscription to the MDBA costs $150 per year


Meetings and social events

Generally held regularly every 2-3 months. (excluding January).


Members will receive details of meetings and events

Via email.


Your Input

From time to time the MDBA will request that members respond to topical issues that affect business in our district. Examples are the TDC’s Draft Annual and Long-Term Community Plans and the draft Structure Plan for Māpua, where the MDBA makes submissions to the TDC on behalf of members.


To apply to become a member of the MDBA, please click the link for our terms and fill in the digital application form.

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