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Food forest first for an 'Incredible Edible Town'

(July 29): Ledger Goodman Park is the place of the first food forest for Motueka. Its aim is to provide a meeting point for the neighbourhood, free snacks, and education for all in regards to growing food. Full article, photos »

New principal appointed for high school

(July 29): Ex-Motueka High School student John Prestidge has been appointed the new principal of the school, beginning in term 4. Full article »

Workshop aims to improve meeting facilitation skills

(July 27): People responsible for running meetings of community groups and project teams will find ways of improving their effectiveness at a Facilitation Skills workshop to be held in two weeks. Full article »

Next phase of broadband application under way

(July 25): Work to bring ultrafast Broadband to Motueka is moving into its second phase with a small working party being established to develop a Digital Enablement Plan (DEP). Full article »

First public food forest ready to plant

(July 22): The first of "several public food forests" in the Motueka urban area will be planted out on Saturday on part of Ledger-Goodman Park, on Ledger Avenue. Full article »

Meeting to promote conservation of keas

(July 18): An opportunity to learn more about the inquisitive kea, and the role communities may have to play in its future survival, is coming to Motueka. Full article »

Tradies go online to 'keep it local'

(July 17): Tradespeople in the Motueka area are uniting as part of a new initiative to promote the wide range of professional services in the building sector. Full article »

High school student wins naming/logo competition

(July 16): The Motueka Collaboration of Agencies (CoA) has chosen the winner of the logo and re-naming competition held in April this year. Full article, photos »

Review of the property sales market in July

(July 14): The median price of property sold in Motueka moved up to $424,239 on the back of a number of higher value sales, the average sales price was 3% above the current capital value. Full article »

Submissions sought for 'special projects' funding

(July 11): The Motueka Community Board wants input from residents on how best to spend its almost $50,000 "special projects" fund on improvements in the Motueka Ward over the coming year. Full article »

Funding provided to help Waka Ama grow

(July 8): The sport of Waka Ama will become more easily available to the youth of Motueka, thanks to a new grant from the Canterbury Community Trust. Full article »

History of St Thomas Church updated

(July 8): A new book has been published that updates the history of the the Motueka Anglican Parish from 1959 to the present day. Full article »

Another productive year to clothe European orphans

(July 7): The goods made by local knitters and crafters for Operational Coverup were on colourful display at St Thomas Church auditorium on Monday, ready for sending off overseas. Full article, photos »

Pool fundraising committee ready to begin

(July 1): A core fundraising committee has been set up to begin work on creating a covered and ultimately heated swimming pool for Motueka, and they are seeking more active members. Full article »

Youth project teams take their first steps

(June 30): Three small youth-oriented projects will kick off during July as a result of the follow-up meeting last night of the Motueka Youth Summit. Full article »

Old Wharf the main concern at Historical Assoc AGM

(June 29): Getting the Old Wharf fixed was a big agenda item at the AGM of the Motueka and District Historical Association, held at Community House on 27 June at 1.30pm. Full article »

Darts players encouraged to 'try our kai'

(June 26): The business promotion group Our Town Motueka is organising an event that will run through the month of August, encouraging people to experience locally produced food. Full article »

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