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Library 160th Anniversary celebrations

When: Tuesday, June 27th, 10.30am
Where: Motueka Library
Details: Join us at Motueka Library to celebrate our 160th anniversary of service to the Motueka community. Our celebrations include speakers, live music, photos from the past and refreshments, Flossie the Balloon Lady. Free.

Meet NZTA on High Street traffic issues

When: Thursday, June 29th, 3.00pm - 7.00pm
Where: TDC meeting room, Hickmott Place
Details: A Q&A session where anyone can talk with NZ Transport Authority representatives about issues with traffic flows and safety on the CBD stretch of High Street (State Highway 60). More information.

Opportunities Beyond School

When: Friday, June 30th, 6.00pm
Where: Motueka Library
Details: This informal and interactive session is on Looking at Cooking with Life Coach Sandra Quiggan. This session is presented by Motueka Library and Motueka High School who have collaborated to provide a series of talks for students and parents in preparation for leaving school and home.

Community & Whanau meeting

When: Wednesday, July 5th, 12 noon
Where: Community House, Decks Reserve
Details: A monthly gathering of people who work in the social development area of Motueka and anyone who is interested in knowing and sharing information about community development through networking.

Permaculture talks and workshops

When: Thursday - Sunday, July 6th - 9th
Where: Two locations
Details: Kay Baxter and Bob Corker from the Koanga Institute are pioneers in the field of Permaculture in New Zealand and widely known for their work in saving heritage food plants. Thursday 6th July, 7pm at Motueka Rudolf Steiner School - Free talk by Kay Baxter on the work of the Koanga Institute. Friday 7th July, 7pm - True Stories Told Live, where Kay Baxter will also speak. Saturday and Sunday - two days of workshops by Kay Baxter and Bob Corker held at Riverside Community Centre: How to Grow Nutrient Dense Food, Eco Village Design, Design for Small Holdings (small Farm design), Garden planning with the Koanga Garden planner, and Biointensive Gardening. Visit the webpage for more information and to register. A share of the proceeds will go to the Motueka Rudolf Steiner School.

Tarrant Memorial re-dedication

When: Saturday, July 8th, 2.30pm
Where: Motueka Quay, beside the Janie Seddon
Details: Re-dedication of the refurbished Trooper Leonard Tarrant Memorial (Boer War). The Memorial will be re-dedicated in the presence of descendants of the Tarrant, Moffat and Wratt families. Major General Peter Kelly, Chief of Army will be guest speaker. Other attendees will include Mr BJ Clark, National President of the RNZRSA, children from Lower Moutere School (Lens school) and Motueka interest groups. More information.

Garden Gurus group

When: Monday, July 10th, 11.00am - 12.30pm
Where: Motueka Library
Details: Celebrating Motueka Library's 160th Anniversary. The monthly gatherings will include informal discussion, browsing the Library books on garden topics, speakers, workshops and tours of gardens. If you are interested in seed & plant swaps, planting herbs, investigating garden questions and generally learning about all sorts of garden topics, then this may be the group for you. Every 2nd Monday of the month after the first meeting. Light refreshments, koha.

Motueka Festival of Lights

When: Friday, July 14th, 5.00pm
Where: High Street
Details: Lights will be in shop windows and turned on by Damien O'Connor MP outside the museum. They will remain on for the following two weeks. The evening starts with glow in the dark entertainment for children. There will be Star Wars characters walking about, buskers, the brass band and live music in the Museum area until 9.30pm. Late night shopping until 7.30pm plus restaurants, cafes and takeaways open.

Motueka Community Board meeting

When: Tuesday, July 18th, 4.00pm
Where: TDC meeting room, Hickmott Place
Details: Begins with the half-hour public forum where you can have your say. All welcome.

Tapawera Area School 75th Reunion

When: Friday & Saturday, September 29th and 30th
Where: Tapawera Area School
Details: Calling all ex-Tapawera Consolidated School/Tapawera District High School/Tapawera Area School students/staff come back and catch up at the 75th Reunion. Friday: Current School welcomes ex-students/staff, wander through classrooms, view old photos, memorabilia and catch up with old friends at the evening event. Saturday: Welcome, age group photos, BBQ, 3 early Schools Bus trips with speakers, ex-TAS student teams for Netball/Touch sports Tournie, Speakers on BGAC, Forestry and Wadsworth's. Meal & Dance. Early registrations closes 30th June. Late fee till registration closes on 30th July. Facebook. Post to: TAS 75th, RD2 Wakefield 7096. Ph 03 5224337.

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