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Buskers invited to Riwaka Market Day

(December 20): Musicians are invited to come and busk at the Riwaka Market Day, to be held on Friday January 2nd from 9am to 3pm in the Riwaka Domain. Full article »

Council to explore external funding options for dam

(December 12): The issue of affordability is central to the Council's decision yesterday to reject the funding models put forward in the recent consultation regarding the proposed Waimea Community Dam. Full article »

Imagine Theatre production an hilarious winner

(December 12): A packed house of 75 people laughed their way through an excellent production of the (very) adult comedy "Stiff" at Imagine Theatre last night. Full review »

Funding obtained for community consultation project

(December 11): Vision Motueka has received a $7000 grant from Canterbury Community Trust to carry on work begun at the recent Economic Summit and gather ideas on how to make Motueka a stronger community long term.
Full article »

Group to investigate restoring old wharf

(December 10): Hopes of restoring the dilapidated historic Motueka Wharf Quay have nudged forward with the proposed formation of a group of interested parties to advance the project. Full article »

Ratepayer feedback forces Waimea Dam rethink

(December 9): Contrary to the worst fears of skeptical ratepayers, TDC has heeded the feedback from consultation about the proposed Waimea Dam and will look at ways to significantly reduce costs, which they agree are unaffordable. Full article »

Cycle trail gets more government funding

(December 5): The Tasman Great Taste Trail maintains its place as one of the country's premier cycle trails in the latest round of funding from the Government. Full article »

Alternative proposed to Waimea Dam construction

(December 5): The "pipe dream" of piping water from Lake Rotoroa to feed the Waimea River, rather than building an expensive dam, is being advocated by Gary Watson, a candidate for Tasman District Mayor last year. Full article »

Free family fun at Riwaka Market Day

(December 4): It's a great way to start to the New Year. Put a note in your diary for after the New Year celebrations - the Riwaka Market Day is happening again the day after New Year's Day. Full article »

Books on Motueka's history available for sale

(December 2): For some interesting summer reading or a novel Motueka Christmas present, why not consider one of the journals of Motueka's past produced by the Historical Association? Full article »

Most Motueka people oppose dam funding model

(December 1): Motueka followed Richmond and Takaka submitters in being overwhelmingly opposed to the proposed funding models for the Waimea Community Dam. Full article »

Weather kind for 2014 Starlight Parade

(November 29): The weather stayed fine and sunny yesterday evening for the annual New World Starlight Parade down High Street, featuring the usual happy onlookers and colourful floats. Full article, many photos »

High school's trades academy programme expanding

(November 28): Motueka High School's flagship Trades Academy programme will be expanded next year to add an academy for Construction and Related Trades. Full article, photo »

Crafted poppies to commemorate Anzac Day 2015

(November 22): Preparations are under way for a community-wide commemoration of World War 1, with people being asked to craft red poppies to mark the centennial next Anzac Day. Full article »

Our Town gears up for busier times

(November 21): Downtown Motueka is getting ready for another big holiday season, kicking off on Friday night with the big annual Christmas Starlight Parade. Full article »

Tasman councillors right behind #Gigatown

(November 19): Tasman's mayor is urging residents to support Gigatown Nelson as the voting for the competition gets underway. Full article »

Review of the property sales market in Motueka

(November 17): Our local Motueka market has continued on, with an increase in listings during October matched well to the increase in sales. The median days on market has also dropped. Full article »

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