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Turangawaewae Festival, Friday, 4.00 - 8.00pm, Parklands School

World Day of Prayer, Friday, 7.00pm, Alive Church of Christ

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Weekly updated lists of movies showing at our cinemas (5/3)

Update on current Council work on roads & infrastructure (1/3)

Videos of local hangliding and canyoning activities (28/2)

Discussion forum piece on TDC's Rural Land Use Draft Plan (27/2)

Report of police activity in our area last week (24/2)

Programme details for Tools for Parents & Incredible Years (20/2)

Competition results for the February 15th dressage event (19/2)

Minutes of Community & Whanau February 4 meeting (19/2)

Brief account of being born in the Riwaka Valley (19/2)

Comment on the Community Board special rate increase (19/2)

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National Park memories archive growing quickly

(March 6): The Facebook page set up to build an archive of photos and memories of holidays spent in the Abel Tasman National Park has grown in leaps and bounds. Full article, photo »

Funds grow for cultural education centre

(March 5): Motueka High School has now raised $468,000 toward building a new cultural education centre that will be the heart of the school's efforts to raise Maori student achievement. Full article »

Co-ordinator begins work on Motueka 2030 project

(March 2): Vision Motueka has begun its promised community-wide consultation and information gathering project, "Motueka 2030: A Stronger Future Together" with its paid co-ordinator on board. Full article, photo »

Celebration of bumper whio breeding season

(February 26): The Department of Conservation is celebrating this year's bumper whio/blue duck breeding season in eastern parts of Kahurangi National Park with a public whio day event. Full article »

Crafted poppies will 'paint the town red'

(February 26): The response to the Anzac crafted poppies project has been so great that the organisers are confident the town will be "painted red" by Anzac Day. Full article, photos »

New film captures Kahurangi conservation work

(February 24): Local conservation group Friends of Flora have produced a 13-minute video that tells the story of their work in partnership with the Department of Conservation. Full article »

Family support service listings updated

(February 24): An updated listing of the main support services for those needing help in Motueka, titled "First Aid For Families", has been published. Full article »

Info wanted for Port Motueka centenary

(February 20): In 1916 the third and present Motueka wharf was opened for warehousing and shipping. To commemorate its centenary the Historical Association will publish a book on the wharf, its operation and its people. Full article, photos »

Submissions open for sewage plant upgrade

(February 20): The Tasman District Council has received applications for resource consent to upgrade the Motueka Wastewater Treatment Plant. Full article »

Review of the property sales market in February

(February 19): Our market remained steady for January with a healthy number of new properties coming on to the market. Sales also remained strong with similar numbers sold compared to last January. Full article »

Community Board special rate may be raised

(February 11): Most members of the Motueka Community Board are keen to see the ward targeted rate increased from five dollars to $10 per year, as long as it is spent well. Full meeting report »

'Special projects' chosen for targeted rate

(February 11): Projects that will account for around $18,000 of the "special projects" targeted rate were confirmed at last night's Motueka Community Board meeting, with more possibly to come. Full article »

Wallace Street pedestrian crossing to be shifted

(February 11): The problematic pedestrian crossing at the entrance to Wallace Street is to be moved eastward about five metres, enough for a car to wait safely as a pedestrian crosses. Full article, photo »

River-themed mural ready to begin

(February 11): Work has begun on the next Motueka mural, themed "Our River (Te Awa)", on the Whitwells Menswear wall. Full article, photos »

Church tries cloud-funding to help building restoration

(January 29): The Motueka Uniting Church congregation is asking for donations to pay the final one-quarter of the costs required to strengthen the Heritage NZ-listed building against earthquake risk. Full article »

Motueka 2030 project announced at Vision AGM

(January 29): What would a stronger, successful Motueka look like to you in 2030? How would you like to see Motueka develop? Soon you will have your chance to have your views heard and recorded. Full article »

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