Motueka is proud of its history, judging by a good take-up of memorial plaques that will soon line a walk through Decks Reserve, recording significant events by both Maori and Pakeha.
More than 50 of the 62 marble plaques have been sold so far.
Sponsorship of the A3-sized plaques costs $200 each. Photographic images and text have been compiled by the Motueka and District Historical Society (special thanks to Eileen Stewart), with help from iwi, the Community Board and Arts Council Motueka. The sponsor’s name is engraved in the bottom right-hand corner.
A booklet on the plaques will give people more historical detail as they walk the walk.
The project has been seven years in the making, and Tasman District Council Reserves Officer Glenn Thorn says the plaques should be in the ground within a month. Unsold plaques can be engraved onsite.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Glenn Thorn or Tara Cater Ph. 03 543 8400.