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Update on current Council work on roads & infrastructure (21/3)

DoC article: Youth paddle plastic bottle kayaks in Abel Tasman (19/3)

Update notice from the Thursday Cycling Mob (17/3)

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March-June timetable for the Motueka Tramping Club (9/3)

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Saltmarsh restoration project making great advances

(March 27): Visitor interest is growing in the combined walkway and cycle trail around the Motueka Inlet reserve. The area has become a popular walking and biking area. Full article, photo »

Residents urged to be heard on Council's TLP

(March 26): Motueka residents need to make submissions to TDC's draft Long Term Plan (LTP) if the town is to see progress, and especially a new library, says Community Board chairman Paul Hawkes. Full article »

High Street art to swing high through winter

(March 26): An initiative by the Motueka Arts Council aims to use the summer hanging baskets hooks to hang community works of art and sculpture along High Street through winter. Full article »

Anzac poppies start to sprout in High Street

(March 25): The month leading up to Anzac Day, in the WW1 centenial year, has begun with several shops today installing displays based around red poppies and remembrance. Full article, photos »

Low turnout for long term plan information session

(March 25): The small number of people who attended last night's public information presentation by Tasman District Council at Memorial Hall suggests that most residents are happy with TDC's strategic direction. Full article »

Review of the property sales market in March

(March 17): The Motueka market saw an increase in properties listed over both last month and February 2014. Sales were also firm with numbers at last month's level and up slightly on February 2014. Full article »

Local wins national tourism photo prize

(March 16): A photo competition run by the New Zealand Tourism Industry Association to showcase Kiwi holiday attractions has been won by local woman Sophie Holt. Full article, photo »

Goodman Park to get floodlights for soccer

(March 12): The desperate need to upgrade drainage at Memorial Park to make it fit for winter football has led to a recommendation that $65,000 be spent on installing floodlights at Goodman Park. Full article »

Long Term Plan document open for submission

(March 11): Tasman District Council's consultation document for its Long Term Plan for the 2015 - 2025 period is now available for scrutiny and submissions. Full article »

Motueka economic summit sequel coming up

(March 11): 'Business as usual' will be off the agenda at the Motueka Economic Summit being planned for May, a follow up to the hugely successful local business event held in August 2014. Full article, registration »

Rat and mice found on Adele Island sanctuary

(March 9): DOC is reminding visitors to Abel Tasman National Park's predator-free islands to make sure no rodents are on board their boats after a rat and 13 mice were caught on Adele Island/Motuarero-nui. Full article »

Weekend rain means water restrictions lifted

(March 9): All water restrictions in Tasman District for both water permit holders and urban consumers have been lifted with immediate effect. Full article »

Council and KMB co-operate on reserves projects

(March 7): Agreement has been reached between Tasman District Council's Reserves staff and Keep Motueka Beautiful on how to develop, maintain and improve Motueka's parks and reserves co-operatively. Full article »

National Park memories archive growing quickly

(March 6): The Facebook page set up to build an archive of photos and memories of holidays spent in the Abel Tasman National Park has grown in leaps and bounds. Full article, photo »

Funds grow for cultural education centre

(March 5): Motueka High School has now raised $468,000 toward building a new cultural education centre that will be the heart of the school's efforts to raise Maori student achievement. Full article »

Co-ordinator begins work on Motueka 2030 project

(March 2): Vision Motueka has begun its promised community-wide consultation and information gathering project, "Motueka 2030: A Stronger Future Together" with its paid co-ordinator on board. Full article, photo »

Celebration of bumper whio breeding season

(February 26): The Department of Conservation is celebrating this year's bumper whio/blue duck breeding season in eastern parts of Kahurangi National Park with a public whio day event. Full article »

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