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Reserves plan review extended
The date for submissions to the Motueka Reserves Management Plan review has been extended to April 28th.

Litter Cart funding okayed
The Community Board has decided to directly support the ongoing operation of the litter cart.

Community Board again monthly
The Motueka Community Board last night decided to return to meeting monthly rather than every six weeks.

Barry Dowler wins by-election
Barry Dowler appears to have defeated Matt Galvin in a fairly close by-election race for the vacant Motueka Community Board seat.


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Motueka Art Group's meeting programme for 2017 (6/2)

Photos from Art Group's summer art exhibition (28/1)


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Cricket legend to launch album at Motueka Kai Fest

(February 28): Kiwi cricketing legend John Wright will launch his new music video and album "Red Skies" at a special concert in Memorial Hall to wrap up the Motueka Kai Fest event on April 9th. Full article »

More picnic tables for Decks Reserve playground

(February 27): The Decks Reserve playground will be made more family friendly with the addition of four more picnic tables and eventually a shade sail for shelter. Full article »

Big submission by KMB on Motueka reserves

(February 26): Keep Motueka Beautiful has grabbed with both hands the opportunity to influence the future development of Motueka's reserves, with a 37-page submission to TDC's Reserves Management Plan Review for the ward. Full article »

Boomerang bags coming to Motueka shops

(February 20): It's time to start cutting back on the use of plastic bags for taking home shopping. Boomerang bags are set to arrive in Motueka. Full article »

Community Board to revisit freedom camping issues

(February 20): The Community Board is to have another crack at a solution for Motueka's freedom camping problems, while also encouraging self-contained campers to the town. Full article »

Quality quilt to be raffled for swimming pool

(February 20): A top-quality bed quilt made by the local crafting group Crafty Tarts will be raffled over the next two weeks to raise money for the Motueka Community Swimming Pool project. Full article, photos »

Review of the property sales market in Motueka

(February 20): The number of property sales for January were about half what they were in January 2016, with the median price up from $390,000 to $535,000 for the same period. Full article »

'Special projects' funding ready to be spent

(February 16): The allocation of funds to Motueka Community Board's "special projects" will near completion next week with the board to decide on a recommended list that was based on community input. Full article »

New sewer pipe to meet growing Kaiteriteri demands

(February 13): The Riuwaka to Kaiteriteri road will undergo further disruptions this year as the main sewer pipe from Kaiteriteri and Tapu Bay is replaced. Full article »

Twilight market to add buzz to Motueka Fridays

(February 9): Summer Friday evenings in Motueka will have a greater buzz with the opening of a Summer Twilight Market beside Decks Reserve tomorrow. Full article, photo »

Big prizes on offer in annual fishing contest

(February 9): Motueka RSA are organising the annual fishing contest for the first time this year - three days for fishing and a grand weigh-in in the RSA car park. Full article »

Community Board by-election voting closes soon

(February 8): There's little more than a week now for voting for the vacant fourth seat on the Motueka Community Board. Full article »

Marae packed for 'open day' Waitangi celebration

(February 7): The wharenui at Te Awhina Marae was packed with more than 150 people yesterday for a low-key but highly meaningful local Waitangi Day celebration. Full article, photo »

Riuwaka to miss out on UFB upgrade

(February 31): It looks like Riuwaka residents and businesses will have most to complain about in the Tasman area with maps showing where ultrafast broadband (UFB) will be available over the next few years. Full article »

Celebrate Valentines Day with poetry

(January 31): Love is in the air! And you can celebrate Valentines Day this year with the Romantic Poetry competition at Motueka Library. Full article »

Vision Motueka mulls possible winding down

(January 27): A shortfall in nominations for the required number of trustee positions has prompted Vision Motueka to consider closing down or spinning off its projects and assets. Full article »

Ultrafast broadband plan for rural towns re-emerges

(January 26): Government has announced the roll-out of fibre ultrafast broadband to 151 towns, including Motueka, Kaiteriteri, Mapua and Takaka over the period 2018 to 2024. Full article »

People power to clean up the beaches

(January 23): Duane Major and Adam Gard'ner, the team behind the Givealittle campaign to buy the Awaroa beach, are encouraging people to sign up and take part in the Nelson Tasman Big Beach Clean. Full article »

Kai Fest team gears up for action

(January 20): The signs are positive for the inaugural Motueka Kai Fest on April 9th to be a huge success, with the planners signing up an experienced team of people to manage all key activities. Full article »

Review of the Motueka property sales market

(January 19): Sales numbers remained at a similar level to the same period last year, the medium house sale price was $477,000, and the median days on market were down from 62 to 42. Full article »

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