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Comment on the Janie Seddon removal proposal (20/11)

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Tramping Club's trip list for the next 6 months (18/11)

Comments on car parking at the Recreation Reserve (16/11)

Video of jetboating down the Motueka River (16/11)

Comments on the Community Board's dam submission (16/11)

Update on current Council work on roads & infrastructure (14/11)

Comments on the Waimea Dam controversy (11/11)

Comment on moves to restore the Tarrant Memorial (6/11)

YouTube video of a fly-over of the Janie Seddon shipwreck (30/10)

Schedule and entry forms for all A&P Show events (29/10)

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Crafted poppies to commemorate Anzac Day 2015

(November 22): Preparations are under way for a community-wide commemoration of World War 1, with people being asked to craft red poppies to mark the centennial next Anzac Day. Full article »

Our Town gears up for busier times

(November 21): Downtown Motueka is getting ready for another big holiday season, kicking off on Friday night with the big annual Christmas Starlight Parade. Full article »

Tasman councillors right behind #Gigatown

(November 19): Tasman's mayor is urging residents to support Gigatown Nelson as the voting for the competition gets underway. Full article »

Record submissions received on dam proposals

(November 19): Submissions on the funding and governance options for the proposed Waimea Community Dam closed last week, drawing a record number of submitters. Full article »

Review of the property sales market in Motueka

(November 17): Our local Motueka market has continued on, with an increase in listings during October matched well to the increase in sales. The median days on market has also dropped. Full article »

Sheep and cattle return to A&P show

(November 17): The ITM Motueka A&P Show 2014 sees the return of the sheep and cattle categories to the Show, after many years. The show will be held on Sunday 14th December this year. Full article »

Fur seal relaxing by the recreation centre

(November 14): A young male New Zealand fur seal, pictured right, seen near the Motueka Recreation Centre is healthy and just relaxing in the area. Full article, photo »

Community Board makes Waimea Dam submission

(November 14): The Motueka Community Board has made a last-day submission to the Council's Waimea Dam proposal, following what chairman Paul Hawkes says was "lots of healthy debate surrounding the proposal". Full article »

Variety of topics at Board's 25th anniversary meeting

(November 12): The Community Board has agreed to ask Council to flag a plan to expand the parking space at the Recreation Centre, saying the money could better be spent on other more pressing problems. Full article »

Motueka flax weavers learn traditional skills

(November 12): Motueka Arts Council hosted Raranga harakeke flax weaving 2 day workshop last weekend for weavers with some experience in the craft. Full article, photos »

Vision readies for long-term development tasks

(November 11): Vision Motueka has re-jigged and enlarged its Board of Trustees in preparation for a multi-year project to help with future developments of the town. Full article »

Support offered for storm-affected orchardists

(November 10): The devastation wrought by hail storms last week on a number of orchards in Riwaka, Motueka and Lower Moutere has seen the industry, Central Government and the Council take an active role in supporting the families affected. Full article »

DOC completes Kahurangi aerial 1080 drop

(November 10): The Department of Conservation has completed its Battle for our Birds aerial predator control work over about 257,000 hectares of Kahurangi National Park. Full article »

#LoveMotueka campaign a roaring success already

(November 6): The no-cost social media campaign #LoveMotueka has been a roaring success, developing worldwide conversations about Motueka involving tens of thousands of people. Full article »

How would you like $30,000 spent in Motueka?

(November 3): It's time for you to tell your community board how you would like the $30,000 accumulated targeted rate to be spent on local special projects for the 2014-15 year. Full article, voting form »

Tasman Bay beaches get annual spring clean

(November 3): Tasman Bay beaches are clean and ready for summer after 3.93 tonnes of rubbish was removed on Saturday. This was up slightly on last year's 3.5 tonnes. Full article »

Waimea dam funding and governance issues debated

(October 30): About 35 local people attended the public meeting held by Council last night to hear opinions about its proposed funding and governance policies related to the highly controversial Waimea Dam. Full article »

Youth mentoring service returns to Motueka

(October 30): The world's largest children's mentoring programme, Big Brothers Big Sisters, is coming to Motueka, thanks to financial commitments made by Motueka Rotary and Lions. Full article, photo »

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