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Update on current Council work on roads & infrastructure (31/7)

Weekly updated lists of movies showing at our cinemas (30/7)

Report on the July Historical Association meeting (27/7)

Video from the high school's Cultural Centre ceremony (23/7)

New page made for Our Kai Motueka group (22/7)

Photos of watercolour workshop at Motueka Art Group (20/7)

Youtube video promotion of Motueka to French people (14/7)

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Hand-crafted quilts donated to Motueka's elderly

(August 1): Over the past month the Crafty Tarts have made 11 colourful quilts and donated them to elderly people in Motueka, to be distributed by the Salvation Army and other church agencies. Full article, photos »

Ultrafast broadband - we're only half way there

(July 31): Motueka businesses and citizens keen for better local Internet broadband coverage are being asked to "use it or lose it" with regard to our application to government. Full article »

Food forest first for an 'Incredible Edible Town'

(July 29): Ledger Goodman Park is the place of the first food forest for Motueka. Its aim is to provide a meeting point for the neighbourhood, free snacks, and education for all in regards to growing food. Full article, photos »

New principal appointed for high school

(July 29): Ex-Motueka High School student John Prestidge has been appointed the new principal of the school, beginning in term 4. Full article »

Workshop aims to improve meeting facilitation skills

(July 27): People responsible for running meetings of community groups and project teams will find ways of improving their effectiveness at a Facilitation Skills workshop to be held in two weeks. Full article »

Next phase of broadband application under way

(July 25): Work to bring ultrafast Broadband to Motueka is moving into its second phase with a small working party being established to develop a Digital Enablement Plan (DEP). Full article »

First public food forest ready to plant

(July 22): The first of "several public food forests" in the Motueka urban area will be planted out on Saturday on part of Ledger-Goodman Park, on Ledger Avenue. Full article »

Meeting to promote conservation of keas

(July 18): An opportunity to learn more about the inquisitive kea, and the role communities may have to play in its future survival, is coming to Motueka. Full article »

Tradies go online to 'keep it local'

(July 17): Tradespeople in the Motueka area are uniting as part of a new initiative to promote the wide range of professional services in the building sector. Full article »

High school student wins naming/logo competition

(July 16): The Motueka Collaboration of Agencies (CoA) has chosen the winner of the logo and re-naming competition held in April this year. Full article, photos »

Review of the property sales market in July

(July 14): The median price of property sold in Motueka moved up to $424,239 on the back of a number of higher value sales, the average sales price was 3% above the current capital value. Full article »

Submissions sought for 'special projects' funding

(July 11): The Motueka Community Board wants input from residents on how best to spend its almost $50,000 "special projects" fund on improvements in the Motueka Ward over the coming year. Full article »

Funding provided to help Waka Ama grow

(July 8): The sport of Waka Ama will become more easily available to the youth of Motueka, thanks to a new grant from the Canterbury Community Trust. Full article »

History of St Thomas Church updated

(July 8): A new book has been published that updates the history of the the Motueka Anglican Parish from 1959 to the present day. Full article »

Another productive year to clothe European orphans

(July 7): The goods made by local knitters and crafters for Operational Coverup were on colourful display at St Thomas Church auditorium on Monday, ready for sending off overseas. Full article, photos »

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 »

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