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Art Exhibition, ends January 23rd, 10.00am - 5.00pm, Chanel Arts Centre

Outdoor Picnic Story Time, Tuesday, 11.30am, Motueka Library

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Murky water closes school pool
Due to poor water visibility, the High School pool will not reopen for 2017 for Afternoon Public Swimming.

Pork Pie movie premiere
The premiere screening of the "Pork Pie" movie remake will be at State Cinema on February 1st.

Singing group for asthmatics
A free, fun singing group is starting on the 13th February for people living with chronic lung disease.

Spotlight on High St traffic
Swelling traffic on SH60 through Motueka is a driving factor of crashes and congestion on High St.

$2000 donation to pool project
A Nelson couple have used Givealittle to donate $2000 to the Motueka community swimming pool project.

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Weekly updated lists of movies showing at our cinemas (19/1)

Video of parts of the Mapua to Motueka cycle trail (15/1)

Amateur drone video of Split Apple, Kaiteriteri & Motueka (10/1)

Motueka Tramping Club walk timetable to March (3/1)

Update on current Council work on roads & infrastructure (26/12)

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Kai Fest team gears up for action

(January 20): The signs are positive for the inaugural Motueka Kai Fest on April 9th to be a huge success, with the planners signing up an experienced team of people to manage all key activities. Full article »

Review of the Motueka property sales market

(January 19): Sales numbers remained at a similar level to the same period last year, the medium house sale price was $477,000, and the median days on market were down from 62 to 42. Full article »

Motueka youth employment findings to be presented

(January 18): Creating more employment and training opportunities for Motueka's youth is the subject of a comprehensive report to be made public at the upcoming Vision Motueka AGM. Full article »

Challenge to increase cycling among workers

(January 17): Motueka businesses and organisations are being invited to take part in a new nationwide biking programme, the Aotearoa Bike Challenge. Full article »

Move to set up multicultural women's social group

(January 14): Do you want to be part of a group where you can share something from your birth culture or just have a chat and a cuppa with other women? Full article »

Plans for youth voice at TDC, Community Board

(January 10): Plans are afoot for the views of teenagers to be heard as of right around the tables of both Tasman District Council and the Motueka Community Board. Full article »

Four standing for vacant Community Board post

(December 23): Four people have put their hands up to stand in the by-election for the vacant fourth position on the Motueka Community Board. Full article »

Proposed ferry offers more jobs, travel savings

(December 22): The proposed Motueka to Whanganui ferry service would bring upward of 200 new jobs to Motueka, said the man behind the initiative. Full article »

New school speed zone for Motueka High

(December 19): New 40kmh variable speed zones will be installed at Motueka High School and Brightwater School in the next phase of school safety improvements by the Tasman District Council. Full article »

TDC debt and rates expected to be lower in 2017

(December 16): Tasman ratepayers can expect a lower than forecast rate increase and lower than forecast Council debt levels next year. Full article »

New community board gets down to business

(December 15): The Motueka Community Board ended 2016 in businesslike fashion with members eager to tackle several long-standing issues as soon as the holiday season is past. Full article »

Review of the Motueka area property sales market

(December 15): Properties are still selling fast with the median days on market for November down to just 36. The average sales price remained around 20% above the current capital value. Full article »

Comm board broadens criteria for special projects

(December 14): The Motueka Community Board is sticking to its guns and asking TDC to allow it to fund small projects that are not strictly 'Bricks and Mortar'. Full article »

Guthrie Bowron pledges paint for new swimming pool

(December 14): Guthrie Bowron Motueka has made the second 'in-kind' donation pledge of materials for the construction of the indoor Motueka Community Swimming Pool. Full article »

Kai Fest team planning 'edge events'

(December 12): The Motueka Kai Fest, to be held for the first time next April, will include workshops, talks and demonstrations related to food production and use. Full article »

Tasman District gets credit rating upgrade

(December 7): Independent credit rating agency Standard and Poor's has upgraded the Tasman District Council's outlook from stable to positive. Full article »

Time to register for Big Beach Clean

(December 6): Organisations and individuals are invited to register for the Nelson Tasman Big Beach Clean, which has been scheduled for Saturday 4 March 2017, to coincide with Seaweek. Full article »

Another big crowd for Motueka's season opener

(December 3): The summer season opened last night with another successful running of the Starlight Christmas Parade, followed by the Night Market. Full article, parade photos »

Exhibition to highlight Motueka's first settlers

(December 1): The fascinating stories of Ngati Rarua and Te Atiawa and their relationship with Motueka will feature in a new exhibition opening at the Motueka District Museum on Sunday. Full article »

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