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Calender of Upcoming Events

True Stories Told Live

When: Friday, September 22nd, 7.30pm
Where: Chanel Arts Centre, cnr High Street & Fearon Street
Details: The theme is "Nourishment". Storytellers are Heather Lindsey, David Knowles, Duncan Henry, Stephen Bosch, Free, Merv from Marahau, The mystery guest.

Festival of Health, Beauty and Fitness

When: Sunday, September 24th, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Where: Memorial Hall
Details: A big fundsraiser for the Motueka Community Swimming Pool project. Twenty-seven stalls, and something for everyone to enjoy: A silent auction table; kids' corner with face painting and plenty of activities to keep them entertained; a $2 raffle to take a chance in; sausage sizzle outside the hall where Fred and his merry men will be playing a lively tune or two. Zumba demo at 11am and 1pm. And, of course, some wonderful exhibits and helpful advice on all things to keep you healthy, beautiful and fighting fit. $2 adults, 50c shildren.

Spring Fling

When: Sunday, September 24th, 8.00am - 1.00pm
Where: Motueka Sunday Market, Decks Reserve
Details: Garden themed market of plant stalls, outdoor furniture, garden art & garden appliances. Bookings: 027 278 8806 or

Age-Friendly Tasman: drop-in session

When: Tuesday, September 26th, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Where: Recreation Centre
Details: As part of its planning for the next 10 years, TDC is asking older residents how they can make it easier for them to get out and about, participate in social activities or employment, access housing and achieve good health. The feedback will be used to inform the drafting of Council's Long Term Plan for 2018 - 2028, and to develop an Age-Friendly Policy. Come along to the community drop-in session, or fill in an online survey, to get involved.

Motueka Community Board extraordinary meeting

When: Tuesday, September 26th, 7.00pm
Where: TDC meeting room, Hickmott Place
Details: As the standard meeting on September 19th was cancelled, an extraordinary meeting has been called for two purposes: to hold the usual public forum, and to decide on the five applications by community groups for Discretionary Grand funding, which was supposed to take place on Sept 19th. 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.

Community & Whanau meeting

When: Wednesday, October 4th, 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.

Wilma and Friends

When: Thursday, October 12th, 7.30pm
Where: Channel Arts Centre
Details: Playing: Piano, Cello, Violin and Viola. Tickets from Floral Affaire: $20 adults, $5 school students. Presented by Motueka Music Group, in association with Chamber Music NZ.

Motueka Garden Trail

When: Friday & Saturday, October 14th and 15th
Where: Various gardens
Details: Motueka's spring gardens will be on vibrant display during the annual Motueka Garden Trail. Tickets are $15 for a weekend pass. For further information, visit, or email Alternatively, contact the Toy Library on 039709600 or Claire Hutt on 0276591563.

Motueka Community Board meeting

When: Tuesday, October 17th, 4.00pm
Where: TDC meeting room, Hickmott Place
Details: Begins with the half-hour public forum where you can have your say. All welcome.

Community Recreation Expo

When: Saturday, October 28th, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Where: Recreation Centre
Details: At this annual event you can find out what community groups are active in Motueka, find out what they do and how you may get involved.

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