MotuekaOnline logo Photos of Motueka, New Zealand

If you're looking for certain words or names
click here »

Be notified of all articles added during the past week?  Click here »

Local Entertainment
* Movies showing

Looking for local
Tourist Information
or Accommodation?

Try Motueka i-SITE »
or Our Town Motueka »

Newcomers & Migrants
Check information that will help you settle in to Motueka and Tasman.

Google map here »

Weather forecast for Motueka 4 days ahead »

For fishers, boaties and swimmers: Motueka tide table »

Do you want to help this website as a sponsor?
Details here »

Got some news, events, photos, or comments to make on this website?
Tell us here »

Coming events  

Age-Friendly Tasman: drop-in session, Tuesday, 10.30am - 12.30pm, Recreation Centre

Community & Whanau meeting, Wednesday, October 4th, 12 noon, Community House

Wilma and Friends, Thursday, October 12th, 7.30pm, Channel Arts Centre

Motueka Garden Trail, Friday & Saturday, October 14th and 15th

Further calendar details »

For on-going activities, view the Noticeboard or
the Regular Events page.

News briefs  

Charging for plastic bags?
New World supermarkets are conducting an online poll to see if customers would support paying for plastic shopping bags.

Council sticks with FPP elections
TDC has opted to retain the First Past the Post system for voting in the 2019 and 2022 local government elections.

TDC annual grants allocated
Community groups and projects will get a helping hand from TDC, with the allocation of $272,000 in Community Grants this month.

Vote for Motueka projects
TDC has set up a simple survey asking people to rank the nine proposed Community Board special projects for 2017/18.

Spring hanging baskets in place
The Spring Hanging Baskets went up yesterday, thanks to Keep Motueka Beautiful volunteers.

Recently added  

Comments on the potential closure of Motueka Online (10/9)

Motueka Golf Club: Call for new members (8/9)

Motueka Camera Club's Honours photos for August (5/9)

Comments & info on Motueka's gi-normous cat (1/9)

Feature Photo

Click to view large image
Photo by Barry Pett

View full photo gallery »

Contact community groups

Want to get in touch with a community group in Motueka? View an up-to-date list for all contacts here »

First Aid for Families

People and organisations in Motueka who may be able to help through tough times

View the details here » 

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!

Soft plastics recycling arrives in Tasman

(September 16): You can now recycle plastic shopping bags, chip packets, bread bags and other soft plastics with the arrival of the Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Programme in the Nelson/Tasman region. Full article »

Massive week for Motueka primary school cluster

(September 14): It's been a massive week for the 12 primary school in and around Motueka, presenting Motueka's special character and assets through a variety of visual and performing arts. Full article »

Heritage sign installed at port entrance

(September 12): The Port Motueka entrance at George Quay has been improved further with the installation of a heritage sign describing the 100-year history of the port. Full article, photos »

Community to be consulted on Dam proposal

(September 11): The Tasman District Council has agreed to consult the public on proposals for funding and governance of the Waimea Community Dam. Full article »

Motueka Online seeks new owner-operator

(September 5): After nearly eight years operating the Motueka Online community website, I have decided to either close it down or pass it on to someone else. Full article »

KMB sees busy project year ahead

(September 4): Buoyed by extra income from its calendar sales, Keep Motueka Beautiful is preparing for another busy year working on environmental and beautification projects. Full article »

Camera Club does well at Seddon competition

(September 3): Some members of the Motueka Camera Club travelled to Picton last weekend to take part in the Seddon Shield photographic competition. Full article, photos »

Community contact database gets its annual update

(August 30): The online database of contact details for all known Motueka community groups and clubs has had its annual spring-clean and update. Full article »

Motueka's very own ginormous cat

(August 30): Did you know that an absolutely huge cat is resident in the open spaces behind the Motueka skate park? Full article »

Motueka calendar ready for holiday season

(August 29): Last year they sold out well before Christmas, so Keep Motueka Beautiful has printed 500 extra copies of its popular Motueka calendar, which will go on sale on Friday. Full article »

Help keep National Park islands predator-free

(August 25): DOC is calling for public help to prevent rats, mice and other pests getting onto Abel Tasman National Park islands to keep the islands safe for native species living there. Full article »

Invitations open for annual volunteer celebration

(August 22): Invitations have gone out to all known Motueka community groups which rely on volunteers, to take part in the annual "Celebrate Motueka Volunteers" event in October. Full article »

Huge variety of ideas in 'hold-all' exhibition

(August 20): Despite wet conditions, a good number of people visited Memorial Hall on Friday and Saturday to view the entries in Motueka Arts Council's "make a hold-all" crafting competition. Full article, photos »

Special Motueka projects list ready for voting

(August 18): The Motueka Community Board has decided on this year's list of "special projects" to be put to residents for feedback and voting. Full article »

Motueka policing discussed at comm board meeting

(August 16): Police foot patrolling is one of the best tools for tackling local crime, say both the Motueka Community Board and the Tasman Police District commander, Mike Johnson. Full article »

Baby step taken to advance town traffic bypass

(August 16): A baby step was taken yesterday toward advancing the prospect of a heavy-vehicle bypass around Motueka, but it still may take a decade or more to implement. Full article »

Test your rugby passing skills with Makos

(August 16): Locals are invited to join a rugby passing skills test at Mitre 10 Motueka on 20th August, and compete against Tasman Makos players to win rugby-themed prizes and enjoy a fun family morning out. Full article »

Library programmes focus on local history

(July 28): Motueka Library is marking its 160th birthday with a series of workshops and programmes guiding people into looking at their own histories and the tales of the town. Full article »

MANY MORE earlier news stories HERE »


Our Sponsor and Funders

"Another day in paradise"   -   -   Building community care, pride, enterprise and action