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Results from Art Group's pastel & watercolour workshops (26/9)

Historical Assoc report on Dehra Doon's John Drummond (26/9)

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Update on current Council work on roads & infrastructure (22/9)

Minutes of the Our Town Motueka AGM and meeting (15/9)

Comments on 'Meet the Council Candidates' article (8/9)

Historical Assoc report on the Motueka Borough Council (7/9)

Motueka Camera Club's Honours photos for August (6/9)

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Whanganui - Motueka freight ferry service proposed

(September 27): A bold plan to start up a ferry service between Whanganui and Motueka could make make major savings in both time and money for those needing an inter-island link. Full article »

Motueka gets better deal in TDC project timings

(September 25): Motueka is receiving a better slice of the TDC cake over the coming nine months, following Council decisions to approve or bring forward some infrastructure projects. Full article »

Sunday Market offers Kai Fest full support

(September 24): The new harvest celebration event, Motueka Kai Fest, will be even bigger thanks to the Sunday Market operators offering their full support. Full article »

Perfect weather for jumping out of a plane

(September 23): Could the organisers of the Good Vibes skydiving event have ordered better weather conditions than what they've dished up for the town and its adventurous visitors these past few days? Full article »

Motueka calendar ready for holiday season

(September 23): A 2017 calendar featuring photos of Motueka's attractions has been printed and is ready for sales leading into the Christmas and tourism retail season.
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Council ends term in strong financial position

(September 23): Tasman's annual wrap-up of its finances confirms the Council's strong financial performance continues, with net debt reduced from $141 million in 2015 to $129 million at the end of June 2016. Full article »

Fitness classes aim to 'get Motueka moving'

(September 22): A new physical activity initiative aiming to "get Motueka moving" will start next week at Decks Reserve. Full article »

Community Board meeting frequency questioned

(September 21): The frequency and timing of meetings will be one of the earliest decisions the incoming Motueka Community Board is likely to make following the upcoming local body elections. Full article »

Review of the property sales market in September

(September 20): The warmer weather delivered a surge in new listings with number up 100% on the previous month and 30% on this time last year. Full article »

Documentary highlights quality of Tasman water

(September 17): A high-quality documentary about the health of Tasman District rivers and the people caring for them is available for viewing on TDC's website and YouTube. Full article »

Golden Bay favourite stands for District Health Board

(September 16): Only one Tasman rural candidate, the popular Golden Bay retiring councillor Martine Bouillir, is standing for the election of board members for the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board. Full article »

New OTM leader aims for a thriving Motueka

(September 15): The man who created the "Love Motueka" success story wants Motueka businesses to "work together for the greater good, so we can all enjoy the benefits". Full article, photos »

Joint regional landfill a step closer

(September 15): The Tasman District Council has agreed to amend its Long Term Plan, paving the way for a regional landfill to be established. Full article »

Our Town looks to optimistic business future

(September 12): Our Town Motueka has stabilised its financial position and elected a new leadership team, aiming to take a more strategic approach to building the Motueka business community. Full article »

Help make a difference in Conservation Week

(September 9): New Zealanders can help improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing by getting out and helping to look after our natural spaces, says the Department of Conservation. Full article »

Community Board agrees on special project options

(September 9): The Community Board used the final meeting of its three-year term to agree on the list of special local projects which will be put out to the community for consultation. Full article »

Flooring Xtra donates materials, labour for pool

(September 7): Motueka's Flooring Xtra has made the first 'in-kind' donation of materials and labour for the construction of the indoor Motueka Community Swimming Pool. Full article, photo »

More unity than dissent at candidates meeting

(September 7): The three councillors who will be elected to represent the Motueka Ward have promised to work together to further promote and advocate for Motueka. Full article, photo »

Dawn blessing planned for arrival of godwits

(September 6): A dawn blessing is being organised by the Friends of the Motueka Estuaries group this year to mark the arrival of Motueka's iconic godwit (kuaka) birds. Full article »

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