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Celebrate our Past

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While we contemplate and plan for our future, we need to acknowledge and celebrate our past and the people and institutions that made the town what it is today.

Port Motueka, the Present Wharf, is 100 years old in February 2016. To mark the occasion the Motueka and District Historical Association are publishing a book about its history and we are looking for photographs and information from you.

Robbie Williams, the last harbourmaster, 1966-68, has given us a lot of history already, as his father Percy was a harbourmaster 10 years earlier.

The Motueka and District Historical Association and Vision Motueka invite everyone to come and hear Robbie speak on Saturday 24th May at 1.30pm at the Community House, Decks Reserve.

Port Motueka has touched so many families whether as a worker, fisherman, businessman, "seagull", boat owner or just a memory of a Sunday drive to the wharf with an icecream at Mr James shop on the way home. All welcome. Afternoon tea.

In 1926 trucks were starting to be used to load apples but horses were also still in use.

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