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Sounds of Tonga!, Saturday, 7.30pm, Memorial Hall

Rainbow Praise, Sunday, 2.00pm, Memorial Hall

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Weekly updated lists of movies showing at our cinemas (24/4)

Comment on Alastair Paulin's opinion piece (22/4)

Motueka Camera Club's Honours photos for March (17/4)

Report of police activity in our area last week (14/4)

Update on current Council work on roads & infrastructure (11/4)

Added a web page for Oasis Preschools (10/4)

Comment on article about tackling youth mental illness (9/4)

Video of travel on the Riwaka to Motueka West Bank Rd (9/4)

Comment on water quality information website (7/4)

Article by DOC on discouraging giant white butterfly (3/4)

Entry forms & schedule for the April 27th dressage event (2/4)

Competition results from the March 30th dressage event (2/4)


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WELCOME TO MOTUEKA ONLINE, the community website for all Motueka residents. Check out upcoming events, news and information, have your say on issues. UPDATED DAILY!

Motueka dodges another major storm bullet

(April 19): Our first 1-in-100 year rainstorm for 2014 has finally eased but not without some damage to some places in Motueka, particularly the Tasman Bay beachfront. Full article, photos »

Concern Port Motueka fund may be spent elsewhere

(April 18): Some of Motueka's leaders and community groups are concerned that money in what was the Port Motueka Endowment Fund is being considered for funding projects in other parts of the Tasman district. Full article »

National award for Motueka's Industry mural

(April 16): The much-admired 'History of Industry' mural in Decks Reserve took out a silver medal at the NZ Sign and Display Association's annual awards in Auckland last Saturday. Full article »

Motueka 'not getting a fair shake': Alastair Paulin

(April 15): Tasman Leader editor Alastair Paulin believes Motueka "is not getting a fair shake from the Tasman District Council" and that "having staff based in Richmond leads to a form of bias". Full article »

Review of the property sales market in April

(April 15): The median price trend for the Nelson region is now steady, although the volume trend continues to ease. The days to sell trend is now steady as well, with the overall trend for the region continuing to be steady. Full article »

Board's finances in good shape for 2013/14 year

(April 13): The Motueka Community Board's finances are in good shape, with a year-end (June 30th) balance forecast of around $18,000 despite a year of heavy spending on special projects. Full article »

Community groups urged to apply for DOC funding

(April 10): Nelson community groups are being urged to make the most of the Community Conservation Partnership Fund, which was recently launched in the region by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith. Full article »

More care needed when cyclists pass cars

(April 9): A Motueka parent/cyclist/driver is urging cyclists and drivers to take more care when drivers are getting out of their cars, after a near-serious accident on Monday. Full article »

Volunteer painters gear up for next Motueka mural

(April 9): The Vision Motueka murals team is preparing for the third in its series of nine large town murals telling the Motueka story to locals and visitors. Full article »

Teen Bingo aims to expand young reading habits

(April 8): Are you a teenager and struggling to find something to read? Tasman libraries have got the answer for you with their new Teen Bingo game. Full article »

Working bees planned for two environmental projects

(April 4): Those wanting to help make our environment more attractive get their chance to help at two Keep Motueka Beautiful working bees coming up soon. Full article »

Museum forecourt ready for major redesign

(April 3): One of Motueka's best known public spaces, the museum forecourt, is to be redesigned to make an inviting "town square" where people can meet, relax and explore. Full article, photo »

Recreational cycling group becoming very popular

(April 2): What began as the gathering of a few buddies for occasional cycle rides has grown into a sizeable group of recreational cyclists exploring the relaxed Tasman countryside. Full article, photo »

Festival of Light scrapped for 2014

(April 2): The mid-winter Festival of Light will not take place this year due to insufficient enthusiasm for the event from businesses and its organiser, Our Town Motueka. Full article »

Water website a first for New Zealand

(March 29): A new website housing water quality data from New Zealand's freshwater monitoring sites has been launched - www.lawa.org.nz. Full article »

Roadworks coming up for High Street

(March 28): The NZ Transport Agency will be resurfacing State Highway 60 (High Street) in Motueka, between Wratt Street and Whakarewa Street from the 3rd to the 9th of April. Full article »

Local rally to oppose TransPacific Partnership

(March 25): Motueka's climate action group The Renewables have organised a local version of a nationwide anti-TPP (TransPacific Partnership) rally in Nelson on 29th March. Full article »

Landmark church to be reopened this year

(March 24): After a year and a half as a no-go zone, the historic St Andrew's Uniting Church will be seismically strengthened and re-opened by the end of this year, with the help of further fundraising. Full article »

Beautification projects encouraged by TDC

(March 21): Keep Motueka Beautiful is firming up several small to medium-sized improvement projects for the remainder of this year, encouraged by TDC's Horticultural Officer Kathy Curnow. Full article »

Signage to clarify directions around estuary

(March 18): Walkers and cyclists confused by the numerous paths and cycleways around and near the inlet estuary will be helped by new information sign boards to be erected shortly in the area. Full article »

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