The Tasman/Kina area is made up of a diverse range of community from orchardists and farming people to lifestylers, who choose to live in this beautiful coastal environment.

It comprises populations of people who have either lived here for many generations or have chosen to come and live here from elsewhere in New Zealand or from overseas. As such the area has a high sense of community belonging.

  • We are proud of our two local primary schools.
  • There are a number of community groups and sporting groups


There are two primary schools in Tasman which take school age children from Year 1 to Year 8.

Tasman School 

The Principal advises that the school is "proud to be part of such a high achieving team. This school has a strong active community, fantastic students and a superb staff. We constantly reach for the stars and often touch them!"

Tasman Bay Christian School

The school is "is a medium-sized primary school with a happy family environment...... which hasmodern facilities and plenty ofroom for children to learn and play both inside and outside. It maintains a distinctly Christian learning environment and teach from a Biblical world-view".

Community Groups

Tasman Bible Church

Tasman Bible Church is a community of Christians who meet on a regular basis for mutual encouragement, worship and Bible teaching.

Mainly Music

Started in 1990, Mainly Music is a fun music group for parents or primary care givers [grandparents, foster parents] to enjoy together with their young child. Meets every Wednesday between 10am - 12pm
during school term at Tasman Bible Church.

The Mill Point Site Restoration project
Kina Beach Road  

On or about the 1st Saturday of each month at 0930 hours for a couple of hours a bunch of dedicated volunteers continue the work started more than 6 years ago to restore this barren site on the inlet to Reserve status. With lots of support from TDC over the years the site is now looking established and current tasks involve the forming of designated walkways and picnic area.

If you would like to join in contact the team leader Tony Pearson on 03 540 3217  or email for more information.

It's rewarding and fun work.

Ruby Coast Newcomers Social Group

The Newcomers Social Group meets on the last Friday of the month at 10am at the Tasman Store.

All welcome especially those new to the area. Contact Richard and Vivian on

Here is a link to their flier.  



Tuesday 25 April at the Memorial Cenotaph which is beside the Aporo Road entrance to Tasman School.

The service begins at 10am and there is a morning tea served afterwards.

Various families/children from the local community are involved, such as families of local veterans, children from the two schools, the Church, as well as a local bagpiper along with the Tasman Area Community Association (TACA) .

We look forward to meeting you there.


MUDDY BUDDY at Tasman School

The date is yet to be set for 2024.

Click this link for more information about the 2023 event.