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Improvements to Memorial Hall drive set to begin

(June 21): Long overdue driveway improvements around Memorial Hall will mean restrictions on vehicle and pedestrian access for two weeks, starting next week.
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Swimming pool fundraising gains crucial backing

(June 18): The campaign to build an indoor community swimming pool has received a vital boost with an agreement by Lotteries to pay for an independent professional feasibility study. Full article »

Community board focuses on flooding problems

(June 15): The recent series of flood events in Motueka and Riwaka was the main item of business at yesterday's Community Board meeting. Full article »

Port parking area gets long awaited facelift

(June 15): The next stage of the project to develop Beach Reserve and the Motueka harbour entrance was begun this week with work on a new parking area. Full article »

Planning under way for saltwater baths upgrade

(June 13): Planning is under way to upgrade Motueka's saltwater baths to remove health and safety risks associated with its regular cleaning schedule. Full article »

Three extra classrooms for High School

(June 8): $1 million will be invested under Budget 2016 to expand capacity at Motueka High School, say Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye. Full article »

Calendar to promote Motueka's top spots

(June 8): A 2017 calendar featuring photos of Motueka's attractive parks and scenery is being developed in time for the Christmas and tourist retail season. Full article, photo »

Music party to shake off midwinter blues

(June 6): The midwinter blues will be off the playlist at the upcoming Matariki Party, a celebration of local musicians performing in aid of the Motueka Music Network. Full article »

Community survey indicates need for new library

(May 31): A wealth of feedback and ideas for improvement has come out of the Community Board's online survey about the future of Motueka's library. Full article, survey data »

Donated sewing machine to help Vanuatu village

(May 31): A sewing machine and packages of haberdashery and fabrics are on their way from Motueka to a village in Vanuatu to help the women there make and repair their clothes. Full article, photo »

Unwanted cellphones needed for women at risk

(May 30): Had a cellphone update recently and have no need of the old one? It could be a life-saver for a woman isolated by domestic violence. Full article »

Library survey building clear message

(May 20): With one week to run, the survey of opinions of Motueka people about their library and a future one is producing clear messages to those dubious of the future of libraries. Full article »

Motueka environmentalist advocates use of biochar

(May 19): A Motueka scientist is working on an initiative to introduce biochar as a way to improve soil productivity and reduce some major environmental issues. Full article »

Review of the property sales market in May

(May 19): The number of new listing matched the number of sales last month. Along with the last couple of months where sales exceeded listings, we now have a market that is very short on properties for sale. Full article »

New Facebook group to debate issues

(May 18): A local Facebook group called Motueka Uncut has been set up to allow and encourage people to air their concerns on any topics or issues that are important to them. Full article »

KMB sets project list for 2016/17

(May 17): Keep Motueka Beautiful has confirmed its budget for the 2016/17 year, with the development of Port Motueka and improvements to Sanctuary Ponds being allocated most of the funds available. Full article »

TDC brings library project timeline forward

(May 13): Tasman District Council has agreed to a compromise on starting the Motueka library project by bringing forward the feasibility study and community consultation into the 2017/18 Annual Plan. Full article »

TDC confirms 1% rates income increase for 2016

(May 12): The Tasman District Council has adopted its Annual Plan for 2016, confirming a 1% rates income increase and progress on certain projects. Full article »

Winter workshops offer wealth of learning

(May 10): With winter on its way the Motueka Arts Council is again planning to provide opportunities for locals to participate in the arts. Full article, programme »

First business sponsor for community swimming pool

(May 10): The fundraising campaign to cover the Motueka Community Swimming Pool has received its first business sponsor, with Natural House Company signing up for advertising signage. Full article, photo »

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