Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Another workmanship exhibition opened in Motueka

Another workmanship exhibition opened in Motueka last Saturday, the "Craftsmanship Hub" found at 389 High Street inverse the Caltex petrol station. 

Eight nearby specialists are showing their artworks, pastel and pencil drawings, ceramics, flax weaving, fiber model, and so forth. 

The craftsmen included in the agreeable wander are Yvonne Hammond, Helena Morris, Vicki Cowling, Pam Wood, Rowena Lukomska, Barbara Mcintosh, Joyce Griffin and Cushla Moorhead. Some financing for the activity was gotten from the Tasman Creative Communities store. 

"We are a little gathering of submitted specialists who meet routinely to impart motivation," Yvonne told The Guardian daily paper. "Our vision is an agreeable craftsmanship exhibition in Motueka." 

The exhibition is open seven days from 10.00am to 5.00pm, manned by one or a greater amount of the helping specialists. 

At first they tried to utilize incidentally void shopfronts within the focal shopping strip, however found that building holders and their operators were for the most part unwilling to oblige them on any transient premise. 

At that point building holder Brett Stevens secured for them the present building for a restricted period. 

"We mean to help approaching craftsmen into a group exhibition space through tutoring with displaying specialists," said Yvonne. 

"This procedure of offering data and instruction will incorporate craftsmanship and presentation practices, picture encircling, presentation, business arranging and developing the matter of workmanship, an online vicinity.

Friday, 17 January 2014


The first known European visitor to the coast near Motueka in 1827 was French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville, of the French corvette Astrolabe. He discovered and explained much of the Tasman Bay shore line. Three ships bringing the New Zealand Company's Nelson expedition, led by Captain Arthur Wakefield, fastened at Astrolabe Roads, north of Kaiteriteri Beach (about 16 km due north of Motueka) in October 1841. 

Kaiteriteri was chosen as a site for the first settlement but was afterward deserted in favour of Nelson Haven. The outstanding fertility of the soil and the aptness of the surrounding land for small farm agreement were the main concerns for the founding of the second town of the Nelson settlement at Motueka in 1842. Motueka was formed as a borough in 1900.