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DOC's annual Big Beach Clean-up, Saturday

RDA family open day, Saturday, 10am - 2pm, RDA grounds, College Street

Brooklyn School Book and Country Fair, Saturday, 10am - 2pm

Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park open day, Saturday, from 12 noon

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YouTube video of a fly-over of the Janie Seddon shipwreck (30/10)

Weekly updated lists of movies showing at our cinemas (30/10)

Schedule and entry forms for all A&P Show events (29/10)

Update on current Council work on roads & infrastructure (24/10)

Comments on the Waimea Dam controversy (24/10)

Video clip of a piano concert at Friendship Hospital (24/10)

Report of police activity in our area last week (20/10)

Comments on the library and Janie Seddon (20/10)

Competition draw for the October 26th dressage event (16/10)

New course for women affected by family violence (16/10)

Comment on costs to ratepayers of the Waimea Dam (14/10)

Comment on the '10 Good Men' anti-violence campaign (13/10)

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Waimea dam funding and governance issues debated

(October 30): About 35 local people attended the public meeting held by Council last night to hear opinions about its proposed funding and governance policies related to the highly controversial Waimea Dam. Full article »

Youth mentoring service returns to Motueka

(October 30): The world's largest children's mentoring programme, Big Brothers Big Sisters, is coming to Motueka, thanks mainly to a financial commitment made by Motueka Rotary. Full article, photo »

Temporary co-op art gallery opens in Motueka

(October 28): A new art gallery opened in Motueka last Saturday, the "Art Hub" located at 389 High Street opposite the Caltex petrol station. Full article, photos »

Moves to restore the quayside Tarrant Memorial

(October 27): When Gwyn Rees settled in Motueka in 2009 he chose to live by the Motueka Estuary. No surprise there as he is a former Royal New Zealand Navy captain. Full article, photos »

DOC offers week of activities in the great outdoors

(October 23): The Department of Conservation (DOC) is encouraging people to get out and about and enjoy the amazing world that is on their doorstep. Full article »

Motueka volunteers celebrated at entertaining event

(October 21): Ten special volunteers working in the Motueka area were recognised at the annual Volunteers Awards, held in entertaining fashion last Saturday. Full article, photos & citations »

Anti-violence campaign begins in Motueka

(October 20): Thursday last week marked the official launch of Motueka's "10 Good Men Campaign", profiling positive role models in the community who are promoting the 'families living safe' message. Full article, photo »

Time to enjoy Motuaka's Japanese garden

(October 20): Photographer Jan Baily says she was "blown away by the amazing display of bluebells under the maples in the Japanese garden" late last week. Full article, photos »

Help is at hand to resolve kea issues

(October 16): Advice and support with managing kea issues is now available locally from Andrea Goodman, the recently appointed Conflicts Resolution Community Coordinator for the Kea Conservation Trust. Full article, photo »

Dam dominates marathon Comm Board meeting

(October 16): The Waimea Community (Lee Valley) dam dominated proceedings at the Motueka Community Board's marathon meeting on Tuesday, with two presentations and lots of public interaction. Full article »

Widening option mooted for Motueka River bridge

(October 15): NZ Transport Agency is considering a new option for making the Motueka River bridge safer to use - adding about a metre to its width to serve for the next 20-30 years. Full article »

Opinions vary on the Waimea dam issue

(October 15): Construction of the Waimea Community Dam (commonly known as the Lee Valley Dam) will be Tasman District Council's most expensive infrastructure project ever, and likely its most contentious. Full article »

Nominations open for Kaiteriteri Reserve Board

(October 15): Nominations for the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve Board are now open, for a five year term commencing 25th February 2015. Full article »

Review of the property sales market in October

(October 14): The Motueka market has held up reasonable well with regard to the number of new properties coming on to the market, and while numbers are down on August they are up when compared with this time last year. Full article »

Riwaka Scouts celebrate the past, prepare for future

(October 13): Parents and youth from the Riwaka Scout Group gave their hall a tidy-up recently, in preparation for a special occasion. Although the Hall is only about 50 years old, the group itself was formed 100 years ago. Full article »

Motueka to host expert in affordable housing design

(October 10): An expert in affordable house design will speak at a public meeting next Thursday about some of the urban planning and design work he has been involved in. Full article »

Motueka's popular phone directory goes on sale

(October 10): The 2014-15 edition of the popular Motueka telephone directory is now available, sporting yet another great cover photo showing a local scene. Full article, photo »

Waimea Dam consultation process to begin next week

(October 9): A special consultative process related to the proposed Waimea Community Dam will begin next Monday, 13th October. Full article »

Paul Hawkes slams Council's library decision

(October 8): Community Board chairman Paul Hawkes has slammed the TDC over its decision to postpone the library redevelopment, saying it will exacerbate the rift between Council and the Motueka community. Full article »

Families enjoy free engine-testing cruise

(October 5): The power of social media was shown on Saturday when a message on Facebook rapidly drew a full passenger list of 125 for a sea trial of Wilsons Abel Tasman's new Vista engine. Full article »

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