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Calender of Upcoming Events

Visit by Te Ururoa Flavell

When: Monday, April 24th, 12 noon - 1.15pm
Where: Community House
Details: The Honourable Te Ururoa Flavell, Maori Party Co-Leader, Minister of Maori Development and Whanau Ora will visit to talk about his government's policies and hear from local people working in the health sector. All welcome.

Anzac services

When: Tuesday, April 25th
Where: Community House
Details: Motueka: Parade 6.15 am - from the Motueka Bowling Club Carpark, Pah Street; service – 6.30 am at the Cenotaph. Ngatimoti: Laying of Wreath and Service – 10.30 am at the Ngatimoti Memorial. Riwaka: Laying of Wreath – 9.00 am at the Riwaka Memorial.

Fabulous Fun with Kath Bee

When: Wednesday, April 26th, 11.00am - 11.45am
Where: Motueka Library
Details: Join award winning children's singer/songwriter Kath Bee and enjoy a toe tapping time with Kath's catchy tunes and fun lyrics. Kath's performances are always interactive, fun and engaging. She delights children with songs and actions which capture both children's and caregiver's imaginations. Suits toddlers to 10 year olds. Bookings essential.

Ensemble Paladino

When: Wednesday, April 26th, 7.30pm
Where: Chanel Arts Centre
Details: Eric Lamb (flute), Simone Roggen (cello, violin), Martin Rummel (cello, violin) and James Tibbles (harpsichord, fortepiano) playing Mozart, Vanhal, Pleyel, Leonie Holmes. Tickets from Floral Affaire: $20 adults, $5 high school students. Presented by Motueka Music Group in association with Chamber Music NZ.

Working bee at George Quay

When: Saturday, April 29th, starting at 9.00am
Where: George Quay, at the entrance of Port Motueka
Details: Keep Motueka Beautiful aims to fill in gaps in last year's plantings at the George Quay viewpoint and under the trees at Beach Reserve just to the north, and to put in a belt of shrubs between the viewpoint and the fishing company premises just to the west. Meet at the harbour entrance viewpoint. Everyone is welcome. Tools and morning tea will be provided, but BYO spade if you prefer.

Community & Whanau meeting

When: Wednesday, May 3rd, 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.

Author talk - Emma Stevens

When: Thursday, May 4th, 7.00pm
Where: Motueka Library
Details: Celebrating Motueka Library's 160th Anniversary. Emma Stevens talks about her recently published book 'Dancing On The Tundra', which follows on from 'Walking on Ice' and 'Nesting on the Nushagak'. Now is your chance to hear directly from Emma about her adventures and ask her any burning questions about her romance, life in Alaska, and returning home. Koha, light refreshments, signed books for sale.

Author talk - Sandra Quiggin

When: Friday, May 5th, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Where: Motueka Library
Details: Celebrating Motueka Library's 160th Anniversary. Author and motivational speaker Sandra Quiggin will share self-help tips and techniques using colour for various aspects of your life. Learn how to focus on your goals and achieve these with an emphasis on colour. Sandra's book 'Colour Your Life With the Colour Code Method' will also be on sale. Light refreshments, koha.

THE JAC - Contemporary Jazz Octet

When: Wednesday, May 10th, 7.30pm
Where: Chanel Arts Centre
Details: Lex French (trumpet), Jake Baxendale (alto saxophone), Chris Buckland (tenor saxophone), Mathew Allison (trombone), Daniel Milward (piano), Callum Allardice (guitar), Nick Tipping (bass) & Shaun Anderson (drums) - playing a programme of originals, ranging from intimate jazz trios to big band sounds. Tickets from Floral Affaire: $20 adults, $5 high school students. Presented by Motueka Music Group, in association with Chamber Music NZ.

Autumn Poetry Evening

When: Monday, May 8th, 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Where: Motueka Library
Details: Join us in celebrating poetry with poet Maggie Brown. Share your own poem or a favourite poem containing an Autumn theme. Enjoy this opportunity to be touched by the magic of poetry, to get involved in the poetry community and discover new poets. Share your own poem or a favourite poem or just listen and enjoy. Light refreshments will be provided. All welcome. No bookings necessary. Koha.

NZ Music Month

When: Friday, May 12th, 1.30pm - 2.00pm
Where: Motueka Library
Details: Celebrating Motueka Library's 160th Anniversary. May is New Zealand Music Month - a time to celebrate our music, our musicians, our heritage and our creative spirit. Motueka Library is hosting three musical events featuring students from Motueka High School. Come and listen to these young local performers and enjoy our homegrown talent. Friday 12th, Friday 19th and Friday 26th May. Free. All welcome. Bookings not required. Family-friendly.

Motueka Community Board meeting

When: Tuesday, May 16th, 4.00pm
Where: TDC meeting room, Hickmott Place
Details: Begins with the half-hour public forum where you can have your say. All welcome.

Motueka Annual Quilt Show

When: Friday May 19th until Sunday May 21st, 10.00am - 4.00pm daily
Where: Motueka Recreation Centre, Old Wharf Road
Details: Members' new quilts will be on display. To mark Motueka Quilting Connection's 20th anniversary, this year's members' challenge will be "Celebration" and there will be a special display of quilts to represent the 20 years. Also at the show will be a visiting exhibition of the Hoffman Challenge quilts, a merchants' mall and a raffle. Admission is $5 and includes complimentary refreshments.

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