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Photos of Motueka Art Group's latest innovative tutorial (15/8)

Tramping Club's walk timetable till November (9/8)

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New web-based business starting in Motueka

(August 24): A new company has been set up in Motueka offering specialised business skills and knowledge training delivered to anywhere in New Zealand using the latest webinar technology. Full article »

Tasman District CEO offered contract renewal

(August 24): The Tasman District Council has offered its Chief Executive an employment agreement for a further two years. Full article »

Coordinators appointed for big community events

(August 23): Two of Motueka's biggest community events now have contractors appointed to provide professional event planning and coordination. Full article »

Healthy result from pool fundraising festival

(August 22): Memorial Hall was picture of health yesterday with people learning about and shopping for health, fitness and beauty products and services. Full article »

Retailers challenged to step up this summer

(August 19): Motueka retailers need to look at four key areas if they are to grow their business in the modern competitive environment. Full article »

Occasional drivers wanted for mobility services

(August 19): A call is going out for drivers to offer occasional services that will at least partly compensate for the loss over the past year of a taxi service in Motueka.
Full article »

Rock Da House to play four nights

(August 18): A record number of 14 schools means that the bi-annual primary school music extravaganza Rock Da House will play an extra fourth night at Memorial Hall in two weeks. Full article »

Further developments planned by KMB committee

(August 17): Further improvements to Port Motueka and Sanctuary Garden lead the project list for Keep Motueka Beautiful for the coming year. Full article »

Review of the property sales market in August

(August 16): Another month passes where more homes have been sold than have been listed, which continues to put buyers under intense pressure to move quickly and pay more than they expected. Full article »

Wellbeing festival to raise money for pool project

(August 15): Memorial Hall will be the venue for a Festival of Health, Beauty and Fitness, a large fundraising event for the Motueka Community Swimming Pool project.
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Surprises in nominations for Comm Board and Council

(August 12): Nominations have just closed for the local body elections, throwing up some interesting scenarios in the Motueka ward. Full article »

Business get-together to scotch winter blues

(August 12): Our Town Motueka is hosting another information and social evening to help business owners network, expand their horizons and get out of the "winter blues". Full article »

Household de-clutter day returns next month

(August 12): Sunday September 11th is your next opportunity to spring clean and declutter your home and participate in Second-Hand Sunday. Full article »

Camera reveals one of the flood culprits

(August 10): One large plastic Coke bottle compounded the misery of Wilkie Street residents this year when exceptional flooding hit their neighbourhood on several occasions. Full article »

OTM coordinator to stand for Community Board

(August 9): A call for younger people and women to stand for the Motueka Community Board has been answered by the Our Town Motueka coordinator Claire Hutt.
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Food forest team celebrates first birthday

(August 7): Sixteen hardy souls braved cold but clear weather yesterday morning to celebrate the first birthday of the Motueka food forest in Ledger Goodman park.
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Colour and creativity at toy competition finale

(August 6): A vast range of creative, hand-crafted toys are on display at Memorial Hall over the weekend, the results of the Motueka Arts Council's winter "Make a Toy" competition. Full article, photos »

Motueka to stage national hot rod weekend

(August 5): The New Zealand Hot Rod Association's annual National Hot Rod Run is expected to bring 150 or more mechanical marvels to Motueka for three days in November. Full article »

Community access radio promotion for Fresh FM

(August 3): Throughout August Fresh FM is taking part in The Big Listen, a nationwide campaign to celebrate Community Access Radio services in New Zealand. Full article »

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