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Motueka Wharf centenary, Sunday, 2.00pm, Port Motueka marina

Dovedale Country Affair Festival, Sunday, 11.00am - 4.00pm, Dovedale Domain

Movie premiere fundraiser, Thursday, February 18th, 7.30pm, State Cinema

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Competition results from the February 7th dressage event (9/2)

Update on current Council work on roads & infrastructure (29/1)

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Changes to rural subdivision and land use rules

(February 5): TDC is planning to change some of the rules that apply to rural land to better protect the District's best productive land, while also offering greater flexibility for landowners. Full article »

New blood to help Vision Motueka tackle challenges

(February 4): Two new trustees were elected at the Vision Motueka AGM last night as the community development group looks to new challenges in project work and community engagement. Full article »

Book launch the highlight of wharf centenary

(February 3): Celebration of the centenary of the present Motueka Wharf will be marked by the launch of a 176-page book detailing the facility's 100 year history. Full article, photos »

Local music festival a huge success

(February 1): A huge gamble by music enthusiast Stephen Evans paid off, at least in spirit, when a great crowd enjoyed day-long entertainment by local musicians at Riverside on Saturday. Full article, photos »

ATET offers free hospitality and life skills course

(January 28): Abel Tasman Educational Trust is offering a fees-free Hospitality and Life Skills course aimed at building foundation skills to enable easier movement for 16-19 year olds into further training or employment. Full article »

Marae plans to be explained at Vision Motueka AGM

(January 27): Plans for the development of Te Awhina Marae in Motueka will be the subject of the guest speaker, Ann Martin, at the annual general meeting of Vision Motueka next Wednesday. Full article »

Toy making contest planned for autumn

(January 27): The creative folk at the Motueka Arts Council will this year hold a "Make a Child's Toy" competition to keep inventive people busy over autumn. Full article »

Big crowd entertained at teddy bears picnic

(January 25): "This is how this part of Thorps Bush should be used," was the comment made by one parent as the annual Teddy Bears Picnic happily frollicked along in the picnic area yesterday. Full article, photos »

Hub for RSE workers taking shape

(January 23): A place to give Motueka's RSE orchard workers a home away from home is taking shape and fulfilling the dream of its dedicated founder Renee Docherty. Full article, photos »

Givealittle page begun for swimming pool donations

(January 22): The Motueka Swimming Pool committee have made it easier for people local and distant to make a donation to the pool development project by starting a Givealittle Internet page. Full article »

Review of the property sales market in January

(January 22): The number of sales were down but not substantially when compared with the average December. Days on market stretched out to 62 while the median price remained steady around $420,000. Full article »

Art, crafts add to Motueka summer holiday treats

(January 19): Summer holidaying in Motueka doesn't just mean beaches, sun, boutique shops and great eateries - there's also fantastic arts and crafts on display. Full article, photos »

'Love Motueka' promotion draws huge audience

(January 18): The high-quality video promoting Motueka to the world has proved a huge success, with an audience of nearly 20,000 views recorded in the first 24 hours. Full article »

We're celebrating our sixth birthday!

(January 15): Motueka Online has marked its sixth birthday by launching a Facebook page that will allow followers to see and read items of local news directly after they are published online. Full article »

Young artist wins pool logo competition

(January 13): The cheerful drawing by 11-year-old Georgia Abrey was chosen as the winning entry to design a logo to be used for the fundraising campaign for the Motueka Community Swimming Pool. Full article, photo »

New OTM website to better promote local business

(January 13): Use it, it's free, and it will help your business. That was the message given to Motueka business owners at the launch last night of Our Town Motueka's new website. Full article, photo »

Equestrian offers free coaching, event management

(January 9): A Motueka coach and event organiser is offering free "taster training sessions" as part of her dream of helping equestrians of all disciplines achieve their dreams. Full article, photo »

Search for 'accessibility' advocate for Motueka

(January 8): Motueka's sole representative on the combined councils' Accessibility for All (A4A) forum is stepping down and wants to find a replacement.
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Busy walkway to be resurfaced

(January 7): Improvements will be made this month to the increasingly popular cycle and walkway linking Thorps Bush with the Recreation Centre. Full article »

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