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Seminar for Superannuitants, Wednesday, 12.15pm, St Thomas' Church

'Motueka Moments', Wednesday, 1.40pm, Fresh FM, 104.8

The Donizetti Trio concert, Friday, 7.30pm, Chanel Arts Centre

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Report of police activity in our area last week (20/10)

Comments on the library and Janie Seddon (20/10)

Comments on the Waimea Dam controversy (20/10)

Update on current Council work on roads & infrastructure (19/10)

Competition draw for the October 26th dressage event (16/10)

New course for women affected by family violence (16/10)

Weekly updated lists of movies showing at our cinemas (16/10)

Comment on costs to ratepayers of the Waimea Dam (14/10)

Comment on the '10 Good Men' anti-violence campaign (13/10)

Video clip of Vanuatu workers singing at the Sunday Market (10/10)

Comments on the Tourism & Events Assoc NZ launch (30/9)

Historical Assoc's report on the Salvation Army's history (29/9)

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WELCOME TO MOTUEKA ONLINE, the community website for all Motueka residents. Check out upcoming events, news and information, have your say on issues. UPDATED DAILY!

Motueka volunteers celebrated at entertaining event

(October 21): Ten special volunteers working in the Motueka area were recognised at the annual Volunteers Awards, held in entertaining fashion last Saturday. Full article, photos & citations »

Anti-violence campaign begins in Motueka

(October 20): Thursday last week marked the official launch of Motueka's "10 Good Men Campaign", profiling positive role models in the community who are promoting the 'families living safe' message. Full article, photo »

Time to enjoy Motuaka's Japanese garden

(October 20): Photographer Jan Baily says she was "blown away by the amazing display of bluebells under the maples in the Japanese garden" late last week. Full article, photos »

Help is at hand to resolve kea issues

(October 16): Advice and support with managing kea issues is now available locally from Andrea Goodman, the recently appointed Conflicts Resolution Community Coordinator for the Kea Conservation Trust. Full article, photo »

Dam dominates marathon Comm Board meeting

(October 16): The Waimea Community (Lee Valley) dam dominated proceedings at the Motueka Community Board's marathon meeting on Tuesday, with two presentations and lots of public interaction. Full article »

Widening option mooted for Motueka River bridge

(October 15): NZ Transport Agency is considering a new option for making the Motueka River bridge safer to use - adding about a metre to its width to serve for the next 20-30 years. Full article »

Opinions vary on the Waimea dam issue

(October 15): Construction of the Waimea Community Dam (commonly known as the Lee Valley Dam) will be Tasman District Council's most expensive infrastructure project ever, and likely its most contentious. Full article »

Nominations open for Kaiteriteri Reserve Board

(October 15): Nominations for the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve Board are now open, for a five year term commencing 25th February 2015. Full article »

Review of the property sales market in October

(October 14): The Motueka market has held up reasonable well with regard to the number of new properties coming on to the market, and while numbers are down on August they are up when compared with this time last year. Full article »

Riwaka Scouts celebrate the past, prepare for future

(October 13): Parents and youth from the Riwaka Scout Group gave their hall a tidy-up recently, in preparation for a special occasion. Although the Hall is only about 50 years old, the group itself was formed 100 years ago. Full article »

Motueka to host expert in affordable housing design

(October 10): An expert in affordable house design will speak at a public meeting next Thursday about some of the urban planning and design work he has been involved in. Full article »

Motueka's popular phone directory goes on sale

(October 10): The 2014-15 edition of the popular Motueka telephone directory is now available, sporting yet another great cover photo showing a local scene. Full article, photo »

Waimea Dam consultation process to begin next week

(October 9): A special consultative process related to the proposed Waimea Community Dam will begin next Monday, 13th October. Full article »

Paul Hawkes slams Council's library decision

(October 8): Community Board chairman Paul Hawkes has slammed the TDC over its decision to postpone the library redevelopment, saying it will exacerbate the rift between Council and the Motueka community. Full article »

Anti-violence campaign to launch in Motueka next week

(October 7): The Motueka Collaboration of Agencies (CoA) is preparing to launch the 10 Good Men campaign, in which a collection of local leaders say publicly that family violence Is Not OK. Full article »

Families enjoy free engine-testing cruise

(October 5): The power of social media was shown on Saturday when a message on Facebook rapidly drew a full passenger list of 125 for a sea trial of Wilsons Abel Tasman's new Vista engine. Full article »

TDC relaxes building consent rules

(October 3): A new policy was adopted at TDC's Environment and Planning Committee meeting yesterday allowing some buildings to be exempt from the need for a building consent. Full article »

Improved recycling services to start next July

(October 3): The Tasman District Council has accepted a proposal from their waste management contractor, Smart Environmental, which will divert more waste from landfill over the next eight years. Full article »

High-tech flight simulator no longer a Motueka secret

(October 3): A world-leading flight simulator has been developed in Motueka, offering exciting experiences for ordinary people as well as great export potential for our local budding high-tech industry. Full article, photos »

Motueka's war the subject of museum exhibition

(September 30): The Motueka Museum has opened its doors to its latest exhibition - Motueka's War, and WWI 100-year (WW100) commemorations. Full article, photos »

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