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Motueka calendar ready for holiday season

August 29th, 2017
[by David Armstrong]

Last year they sold out well before Christmas, so Keep Motueka Beautiful has printed 500 extra copies of its popular Motueka calendar, which will go on sale on Friday.

This year 1500 copies of the 2018 calendar featuring photos of Motueka's attractions, donated by Motueka photographers, have been printed to satisfy demand.

Sales will begin at New World supermarket on Friday and Saturday, September 1st and 2nd, and then at several key outlets leading into the Christmas and tourism retail season.

KMB's calendar aims to promote the town and surrounds to a wider audience, and in particular celebrate the work done by the group, TDC and others to create and improve public parks and walkways.

Judging from feedback from last year, KMB chairman John Fisher says the product is targeted mainly for Motueka residents to send as Christmas presents to friends and relatives overseas, and for tourists wanting a pictorial souvenir of the town to take home.

The high-quality A4 calendars, priced at $10 including an envelope, will be available from next week at Motueka i-Site, Muses Cafe, TOAD Hall and Elevation Cafe. Other outlets may join in the action later in the year.

Specially featured in the calendar are 17 photos of local scenes taken and donated by a dozen photographers, many of them members of the Motueka Camera Club.

The front cover is a spectacular shot of Motueka from the perspective of a skydiving team.

The design and pre-production of the calendar was done by Riuwaka-based Melissa Gray, of Specialised Print, free of charge.

"We hope the calendar highlights Motueka's attractions for residents and visitors, and provides a souvenir for visitors and friends and relatives outside town," says John Fisher.

"We also wanted to highlight KMB's efforts, in conjunction with TDC, to make the town an attraction and a great place to live."

Funds raised will help the group to maintain the existing gardens and walkways they have created, install the spring and summer hanging baskets in High Street, and take on some new projects in the planning stage.

Calendars may also be ordered and collected by emailing

And photographers wishing to contribute to the 2019 calendar are urged to begin building a stock of shots that involve human activity in local outdoor environments over the four seasons.

John Fisher, chairman of Keep Motueka Beautiful, and Melissa Gray of Specialised Print,
view the Motueka 2018 calendar, at the location of the November photo.

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