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New programme for Motueka Art Group meetings (30/6)

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Notice of change to GP after-hours phone numbers (10/6)

Update on current Council work on roads & infrastructure (27/6)

Comment on overcramped Council meeting room (20/6)

Motueka Camera Club's Honours photos for June (10/6)

New programmes offered for Parenting Through Separation (10/6)

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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 »

Highly respected Motueka artist dies

(June 30): The Motueka Art Group is mourning the death of one of its founding members and a much-respected figure in the local art scene, Don Halls. Full article »

Review of the property sales market in June

(June 30): Moving into the coolest part of the winter the local property market does not appear to be easing up and it look like we will see the current hot level of activity continue into the spring. Full article »

Another good attendance at Community Board forum

(June 29): Another good crowd turned up at the Motueka Community Board open forum last night, where once again flooding issues took centre stage. Full article »

New cheerleading team aims for national level

(June 27): A high school-based team of cheerleaders is fundraising to enable them to take part in competitions in their newly emerging sport. Full article, photo »

Improvements to Memorial Hall drive set to begin

(June 21): Long overdue driveway improvements around Memorial Hall will mean restrictions on vehicle and pedestrian access for two weeks, starting next week.
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Swimming pool fundraising gains crucial backing

(June 18): The campaign to build an indoor community swimming pool has received a vital boost with an agreement by Lotteries to pay for an independent professional feasibility study. Full article »

Community board focuses on flooding problems

(June 15): The recent series of flood events in Motueka and Riwaka was the main item of business at yesterday's Community Board meeting. Full article »

Port parking area gets long awaited facelift

(June 15): The next stage of the project to develop Beach Reserve and the Motueka harbour entrance was begun this week with work on a new parking area. Full article »

Planning under way for saltwater baths upgrade

(June 13): Planning is under way to upgrade Motueka's saltwater baths to remove health and safety risks associated with its regular cleaning schedule. Full article »

Three extra classrooms for High School

(June 8): $1 million will be invested under Budget 2016 to expand capacity at Motueka High School, say Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye. Full article »

Calendar to promote Motueka's top spots

(June 8): A 2017 calendar featuring photos of Motueka's attractive parks and scenery is being developed in time for the Christmas and tourist retail season. Full article, photo »

Music party to shake off midwinter blues

(June 6): The midwinter blues will be off the playlist at the upcoming Matariki Party, a celebration of local musicians performing in aid of the Motueka Music Network. Full article »

Community survey indicates need for new library

(May 31): A wealth of feedback and ideas for improvement has come out of the Community Board's online survey about the future of Motueka's library. Full article, survey data »

Donated sewing machine to help Vanuatu village

(May 31): A sewing machine and packages of haberdashery and fabrics are on their way from Motueka to a village in Vanuatu to help the women there make and repair their clothes. Full article, photo »

Unwanted cellphones needed for women at risk

(May 30): Had a cellphone update recently and have no need of the old one? It could be a life-saver for a woman isolated by domestic violence. Full article »

Library survey building clear message

(May 20): With one week to run, the survey of opinions of Motueka people about their library and a future one is producing clear messages to those dubious of the future of libraries. Full article »

Motueka environmentalist advocates use of biochar

(May 19): A Motueka scientist is working on an initiative to introduce biochar as a way to improve soil productivity and reduce some major environmental issues. Full article »

Review of the property sales market in May

(May 19): The number of new listing matched the number of sales last month. Along with the last couple of months where sales exceeded listings, we now have a market that is very short on properties for sale. Full article »

New Facebook group to debate issues

(May 18): A local Facebook group called Motueka Uncut has been set up to allow and encourage people to air their concerns on any topics or issues that are important to them. Full article »

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