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Assistance for community groups

We provide free resources for any community group wanting help with:
 • Setting up a trust
 • Registering as a charity
 • The Treasurer's work
 • Auditing/reviewing books
 • Applying for grants
 • Mentoring & legal advice

Find out more here » 


Contact community groups

Want to get in touch with a community group in Motueka? View an up-to-date list for all contacts here » 


What's been happening?

  Vision Motueka newsletter
Download our December 2017 newsletter here.

  Eighteen volunteers awarded
On October 29th our annual Motueka Volunteers Celebration event drew 80 people from 22 community groups, with 18 people receiving special awards. Read more here »

  Contact database updated
The online database of contact details for all known Motueka community groups and clubs has had its annual spring-clean and update. Read more here ».

  Survey seeks opinions on ferry
Motueka people have the opportunity to give their opinions on the proposed ferry linking Whanganui with Motueka through an online survey run by Vision Motueka. Read more ».

  Success for first Motueka Kai Fest
The first running of the Motueka Kai Fest, run under the Vision Motueka umbrella, was judged by the crowd of around 4000 to be hugely successful. Read more here »

What is Vision Motueka?

Vision Motueka Development Trust is working on ways of making Motueka more vibrant, progressive, resilient, healthier and better connected into the future, and particularly for our children.

Central to our vision is the belief that thriving, caring, engaged and resilient communities like Motueka will be the best places to live as economic and environmental problems increase globally. And we believe that the members of our community are the people best placed to decide on and provide the solutions that make this possible.

The improvements we seek cover the whole of our community, including business/economic, social/health and environmental aspects. Our vision is of a thriving, connected town built on these three pillars.

We welcome people who share our vision to take part in the progressive and creative activities we are undertaking, and to help create further community development projects as resources allow.

Current projects

Vision Motueka runs only a few active projects of our own, including the annual Volunteers Celebration, the Youth Employment and Skills Training scheme and the online Community Contacts database. Other work is done in partnership with other community groups. We support some of these cooperative projects (such as Motueka Kai Fest and the indoor swimming pool fundraising work). View details of our current projects.

Friends of Vision

We have a database of people who share our vision and are registered as members, thereby enabling them to vote at our AGMs. Being part of the list places no obligation on you, but it is good for us to know who we can call on the rare occasions where our trustees may need a helping hand.

If you want further information or to discuss ways in which you could help us or receive progress updates, please contact our chairman, David Armstrong, at 528 4046; or our secretary, Linda Glew, at 528 6289. Or email here.

The Motueka 2030 programme

Through May 2015 we engaged with around 1000 Motueka people via a range of activities to find out what they think will make Motueka a better and stronger place over the next 15 years and beyond. The kinds of thing we wanted to know were:

  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of Motueka at present?
  • What would a successful Motueka look like to you in 2030?
  • What can we do to keep our children working and living here?
  • What would make people and businesses want to move and live here?
  • Basically, what developments would you like to see happen over the next 15 years?

We did this through a month-long programme that included street surveys, an online questionnaire, one-on-one interviews with individuals, a moderated Facebook group (which is still active) discussing ideas and issues, a Youth Summit, an Economic Summit, a futures session, and a Maori Forum.

A comprehensive report of the programme was published in the community and on this website. Click here to find out more about the Motueka 2030 programme.