Who is responsible for the town?

The Hurunui District Council is responsible for the town. They have their head office in Amberley. Amberley is part of the Amberley Ward which also includes Leithfeild, Leithfield Beach, Amberley Beach and surrounding farms and lifestyle blocks. The Hurunui District stretches all the way to the Conway River and Hanmer Springs is a part of the District.