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Te Awhina Marae AGM, Sunday, 10.00am, Te Awhina Marae

Community & Whanau meeting, Wednesday, June 7th, 12 noon, Community House

Kai Fest thank-you gathering, Friday, June 9th, 7.00pm, Community House

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Book raises funds for pool
Grace Turner is donating all proceeds from the sale of her fifth book of short stories to the Motueka Swimming Pool.

Minor projects for Motueka
TDC has allocated two engineering projects totalling around $1 million for Motueka in the 2017-18 Annual Plan.

New park for motor caravans?
The New Zealand Motor Caravan Association has applied for a resource consent for a park accommodating up to 70 vehicles at 33 Old Wharf Road

Swimming Pool Raffle draw #5
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2nd Prize $200 - 1083
3rd Prize $200 - 1241
4th Prize $100 - 1365.

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Programme available for getting ready for the job hunt (25/5)

Comments added on proposal for Motueka-Whanganui ferry (17/5)

Motueka Art Group: a workshop with Quilliam Collister (8/5)

2 professional videos of the inaugural Motueka Kai Fest (4/5)

Motueka Camera Club's Honours photos for May (2/5)

April newsletter on work of Keep Motueka Beautiful (20/4)

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Library feasibility study brought forward

(May 26): Persistence and strong advocacy by Motueka Councillors and the community has led to TDC advancing a feasibility study for a new library into the 2017/18 Annual Plan. Full article »

Motueka JPs open for service at Elevation

(May 25): Need a JP to sign an important document? Then the Motueka Service Desk, manned by local Justices of the Peace at Elevation Cafe every 1st and 3rd Saturday, may be your answer. Full article »

Great programme lineup for Winter Workshops

(May 23): The Motueka Arts Council has finalised the programme for its highly popular Winter Workshop program, truly offering something for everyone. Full article, download programme »

Motuekans like ferry idea, but have concerns

(May 22): Motueka people are strongly in favour of the proposed ferry service with Whanganui, but are also concerned about the potential impacts on the port environment and local roading infrastructure. Full article, survey results »

Kai Fest team prepares for repeat performance

(May 19): Work has begun on planning next year's Motueka Kai Fest, starting with a new trust being officially formed to carry on and expand the project. Full article »

Slow progress toward youth reps on community board

(May 18): The Motueka Community Board is planning a selection process for non-voting youth representation at board meetings, while bureaucracy hampers efforts to change standing orders needed to formalise the arrangement. Full article »

Review of the property sales market for April

(May 17): The number of new listings for April were on par with this time last year. The number of sales fell below this time last year and the previous month. Full article »

Passionate plea made for work on stormwater

(May 17): Councillor David Ogilvie may have "lost the battle" over Motueka's stormwater problems with Council, but he thinks he may have finally "won the war" to capture TDC's attention. Full article »

Young local musicians to tour the Tasman region

(May 17): Nelson Tasman's finest up and coming youth musicians will take centre stage at a series of live concerts touring across the region this winter. Full article »

Motueka's first 'hot desk' space set to open

(May 16): Motueka's first ever co-working space is opening this Friday, May 19th, offering offering temporary and permanent rentable office work facilities and meeting spaces for businesses. Full article »

Ferry proposal put to Tasman District Council

(May 12): Port Motueka could undergo a massive transformation if a proposed $100 million Whanganui-Motueka ferry service gets the go-ahead, according to an article on the Stuff website. Full article »

Our Town Motueka to resume Festival of Lights

(May 11): Our Town Motueka are reprising the Festival of Lights event as a way of brightening up winter and helping retailers and food outlets to attract visitors and locals to support their businesses. Full article »

Classy Kai Fest video a starter for next year

(May 5): Planning is under way for a repeat performance of the Motueka Kai Fest in 2018, beginning with the publication of a YouTube video showing the highlights of the 2017 event. Full article »

Council's community grants open for applications

(May 4): Applications are now open for Tasman District Council Community Grants funding, with $219,000 available this year to help pay for community projects. Full article »

Info sessions on life skills for school leavers

(May 3): The Motueka High School Library is joining forces with the Motueka Public Library to run a series of information sessions aimed at providing year 13 students with some basic living skills. Full article »

Call for photos for KMB's Motueka 2018 calendar

(May 2): The success of the Motueka 2017 calendar means a repeat for 2018, and Keep Motueka Beautiful is calling for contributed photos to be used in the sequel. Full article »

Crafty knitwear to keep Congolese babies warm

(May 1): Scores more Congolese babies will arrive into the world warm and dry, thanks to work done over the past year by Motueka's Crafty Tarts and their friends. Full article, photo »

Johny O'Donnell resigns from Our Town Motueka

(April 28): Chronic health problems and time pressure from his own growing business have forced Johny O'Donnell to resign as chairman of Our Town Motueka. Full article »

First Boomerang Bags in Motueka shops

(April 27): The first Motueka Boomerang Bags are making their way into local outlets, as efforts are underway already to replenish stocks. Full article, photos »

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