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Weekly updated lists of movies showing at our cinemas (1/7)

Report of police activity in our area last week (30/6)

Comment on the Manoy - Talbot Street footpath project (29/6)

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Lioness Club's request for second-hand books, DVDs, toys etc (22/6)

New feature paintings by the Motueka Art Group (19/6)

Youtube video of High School students' "Dance for Asthma" (19/6)

Comments on 2030 questionnaire and library decision (9/6)

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Pool fundraising committee ready to begin

(July 1): A core fundraising committee has been set up to begin work on creating a covered and ultimately heated swimming pool for Motueka, and they are seeking more active members. Full article »

Youth project teams take their first steps

(June 30): Three small youth-oriented projects will kick off during July as a result of the follow-up meeting last night of the Motueka Youth Summit. Full article »

Old Wharf the main concern at Historical Assoc AGM

(June 29): Getting the Old Wharf fixed was a big agenda item at the AGM of the Motueka and District Historical Association, held at Community House on 27 June at 1.30pm. Full article »

Darts players encouraged to 'try our kai'

(June 26): The business promotion group Our Town Motueka is organising an event that will run through the month of August, encouraging people to experience locally produced food. Full article »

Tasman District Council adopts its Long Term Plan

(June 25): Tasman District Council has formally adopted its Long Term Plan 2015-2025, which Mayor Richard Kempthorne says presents a clear and prudent approach to building a better district for the future. Full article »

Board to fund 'bricks and mortar' only

(June 24): The Motueka Community Board has decided to use its enlarged Special Project fund for "bricks and mortar" projects only, and to disallow formal contributions of project ideas from residents. Full article »

Manoy-Talbot walkway link to be constructed

(June 24): After years of negotiations and argument, a walkway link between Manoy Street and Talbot Street will be constructed by the end of August. Full article »

New skills learnt at Winter Workshops

(June 23): The Motueka Winter Workshop Program is under way with people challenging themselves to learn new skills. Full article, photos »

Bigger 'Motueka projects' pot subject to tighter rules

(June 22): Council has approved a request to raise the Motueka targeted rate for "special projects" and has recommended policies and rules around how it will operate from now on. Full article »

Performance talent alive and well in Motueka

(June 22): Motueka High School continues to develop skilled and confident performers, as evidenced by the impressive 2015 drama production "We'll Meet Again" which closed last Saturday night. Full article, photos »

Youth activities planned to liven up the town

(June 17): An informal group of young people and youth leaders are organising a variety of activities around Motueka aiming to inject some life and colour to the town. Full article »

A first in wedding tourism for Dream Maker

(June 17): Motueka wedding celebrant Terri Everett has become the first Celebrant and Event Manager in New Zealand to be awarded Qualmark and Enviro Bronze standards. Full article »

Atamai's trustees put their side of the story

(June 16): Jack Santa Barbara and Ben van der Wijngaart, Trustees of Atamai Land Trust, say that "Repeated reports of [Atamai's] death have been greatly exaggerated". Full article »

Review of the property sales market in June

(June 16): For the wider Motueka market new listings were on par with last month but down by 30% on May 2014. Sales were up a fraction on the previous month. Full article »

Swinging art to brighten Motueka over winter

(June 15): A creative initiative to get more interest and activity in High Street during winter was launched on Saturday, with the opening of the "Swinging Art on High" art walk. Full article, photos »

Get cosy with a winter cup of tea

(June 10): Tea anyone? What a cosy thought for winter! And now is the time for crafty people to create their entry for the Motueka Arts Council's winter Tea Cosy Competition. Full article, photos »

Keen crowd discuss faster broadband opportunities

(June 10): Ultrafast broadband will have a huge benefit for Motueka well into the future, a crowd of 50 people agreed at a public meeting last night to provide input for a Council application on UFB. Full article, photos »

Motueka Online finalist at industry awards

(June 10): We are mightily chuffed to announce that Motueka Online has been chosen as one of five finalists in the annual Australasian Internet awards in the Community Websites category. Full article »

High participation rate for Motueka 2030 programme

(June 8): Organisers are pleased with the number of people who engaged in one way or another in the Motueka 2030 programme run throughout May. Full article »

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