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Community Board settles on special project list

(July 28): The Motueka Community Board has settled on a list of local projects on which to spend its "special projects" fund from its targeted rate for the coming year. Full article »

Reverse donation a highlight of board meeting

(July 27): Yesterday's Community Board meeting had its usual assortment of complaints and criticisms. But this time a small, happy highlight was a donation back to TDC by a volunteer group. Full article »

Labour leader briefed on Motueka's social issues

(July 27): Labour leader Andrew Little met with about 15 representatives of community agencies today to hear about community social issues that are of most concern in Motueka. Full article, photos »

Council pressured to fix flooding problems earlier

(July 27): Anger about ongoing flooding events in Motueka came to a head at last night's Community Board meeting, with council engineering managers being told to get on with implementing solutions. Full article »

Remaining winter workshops still have places left

(July 26): The Motueka Arts Council's Winter Workshop series is underway, and many workshops still have a few spaces left for late enrolments. Full article, photos »

Craft group shows broader uses of libraries

(July 25): The potential for the use of libraries as community hubs was demonstrated clearly this morning when about 30 people took part in a paper flower making workshop at Motueka Library. Full article, photo »

Brent Maru to stand for Community Board

(July 22): Popular community worker and youth advocate Brent Maru has decided to stand for the Motueka Community Board at the upcoming local body elections.
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Motueka to celebrate local food production

(July 20): A team of people from a range of community organisations are planning a new annual event that will celebrate the great kai produced around Motueka.
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Review of the local property sales market in July

(July 20): The average sale price was 9% over the current capital value with the median house price at $460,000 for June. The level of inventory available for sale has risen slightly from 6 to 8 weeks. Full article »

OTM adopts sound financial strategy for 2016/17

(July 18): The business support organisation Our Town Motueka has adopted its 2016/17 budget, placing more emphasis on broad promotion of the town and a more coherent online strategy. Full article »

Another professional show for Memorial Hall

(July 17): Motueka's Memorial Hall will be the venue for another piece of professional theatre, staging the show "Wicked Women of the Stage" on Saturday, 30th July.
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New kohanga reo prepares for first occupants

(July 15): It's been 12 years in the making, but the spacious and warm new early childhood Centre, Te Kohanga Reo Te Awhina, is almost ready for its young occupants.
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Motueka litter cart operation gathers support

(July 15): The ability to maintain Motueka's litter cart operation has received a boost in recent weeks with some added sponsorship and fundraising. Full article, photo »

Lions back pool project with big donation

(July 13): The Motueka Lions have provided the biggest boost yet to the project to build a local covered swimming pool, with a donation this week of $15,000. Full article, photo »

Paul Hawkes to stand for Council

(July 11): Community Board chairman Paul Hawkes will stand for Motueka Ward Councillor at the local body elections in October. Full article »

Problematic pedestrian crossing moved

(July 9): The makeover of the pedestrian crossing at the western entrance to Wallace Street is now complete, apart from garden bed planting. Full article, photos »

New community policing model being trialled

(July 8): Community disquiet about policing levels in Motueka have helped prompt changes to prevention strategies in the region that should help Motueka people.
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The people's beach is just a click away

(July 8): Keeping an eye on the people's beach at Awaroa in the Abel Tasman National Park is now a whole lot easier with a new webcam capturing real-time images of the beautiful spot. Full article »

OTM ponders low uptake of free website ads

(July 5): What is it with Motueka businesses, that they ignore an offer for free advertising on one of the region's premier websites that reaches a global market?
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Mapua investment provides lessons for Council

(July 1): TDC will fund the extra costs associated with work at the Mapua Wharf precinct through income from its commercial activities and by bringing forward next year's budget for landscaping at the wharf. Full article »

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