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Motueka Playcentre Open Day, Friday, 9.30am - 1.30pm, 27 Talbot St

People's Climate Rally, Saturday, 1.00pm, Decks Reserve to Community Gardens

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Full draw for the Nov 29th dressage event (5/11)

Weekly updated lists of movies showing at our cinemas (26/11)

November - March timetable for Motueka Tramping Club (23/11)

Full update of details on the Whenua Iti Outdoors page (22/11)

Update on current Council work on roads & infrastructure (20/11)

Schedule updates for the 2015 Motueka A&P Show (9/11)

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Celebrations lined up for a great Motueka Christmas

(November 25): With a month until Christmas Day, a great programme of festivities and community celebrations is set to play out in Motueka. Full article »

State Cinema changes pricing structure

(November 24): The State Cinema in Motueka has been pushed into raising some of its admission prices in a deal with its major distributors. Full article »

Tarts celebrate a productive year of crafting

(November 23): The Motueka crafts group Crafty Tarts celebrated another busy and productive year with an indoor picnic (thanks to a rainy day) at Eyebright and a theme of crafty hats. Full article, photos »

Motueka faces special sea level rise challenges

(November 20): Motueka is one of nine coastal towns and cities in New Zealand which will be greatly affected by forecast sea level rises through the 21st century. Full article, map »

Second strike at pest vines in Riwaka Valley

(November 20): Project De-Vine, set up to clear pest vines out of Golden Bay and around Abel Tasman National Park, is holding its second working bee in the Riwaka Valley next Saturday. Full article, photos »

Final Second Hand Sunday for 2015

(November 18): Second Hand Sunday is returning for the final time in 2015 on December 13th, offering a chance to clear out some clutter before Christmas or grab a treasure or two. Full article »

Swimming club backs pool project with big donation

(November 18): An indoor swimming pool in Motueka means so much to young competitive swimmers and learners that their club has donated $5,000 to help start the fundraising effort. Full article, photo »

High school launches construction trades academy

(November 16): Motueka High School last week launched a trades academy to train and prepare students for a career in the construction industry. Full article »

Rec Centre's first fundraisers recall 'heady days'

(November 15): On Thursday Brent and Jodi Maru welcomed to the Motueka Recreation Centre a group of women who were influential in getting the Centre started. Full article »

Call for local leadership on environmental issues

(November 13): The Motueka Community Board should "take leadership in promoting Motueka as a town that deliberately and intelligently takes care of Nature", environmental advocates say. Full article »

Logo design competition for swimming pool

(November 12): Here's a chance for creative types to win free cinema tickets in exchange for designing a winning logo to be used in fundraising for the Motueka Community Swimming Pool. Full article »

Review of the property sales market in November

(November 12): There were a strong number of sales for the month with the average sale price 4% above the current CV, and on the back of a number of high value sales the medium price jumped up to $457,000. Full article »

Comm Board 'special project' preferences released

(November 11): The results of the online survey by the Motueka Community Board on how to spend their Special Projects fund next year have been made public.
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Motueka River mural finished

(November 9): After three months of planning followed by six months of painting, the mural on Whitwells wall depicting the Motueka River is now effectively complete. Full article, photos »

Positive behaviour scheme to be reinforced

(November 6): The Positive Behaviour for Learning scheme (PB4L) is being reintroduced in Motueka shops to encourage positive behaviour among our students. Full article »

Recycling volumes up in Tasman District

(November 5): An improved recycling service is proving successful at reducing the amount of waste going to landfill in Tasman District, with kerbside recycling volumes up 23 per cent since its introduction. Full article »

Night market to accompany Starlight Parade

(November 5): The first of what may be a regular Motueka night market will be held in Decks Reserve during and after this year's Starlight Parade. Full article »

Motueka pottery celebrated in museum exhibition

(November 3): A diverse exhibition by 11 potters at the Motueka Museum marks 40 years of clay play at the Motueka Pottery Workshop. Full article, photos »

Our Town takes steps to shore up its admin

(November 2): Our Town Motueka has contracted Jacqui Taylor, its paid coordinator up until four years ago, to look after the secretarial and accounting activities for the next three months. Full article »

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