Nelson Tasman is surprisingly diverse and nowhere is that more evident than in the range of events our region hosts every year.

Check out some of the exciting events that are coming up below.

Nelson Yacht Club Public Open Day

Come down and try a watersport! Choose from Dinghy Sailing, Windsurfing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding, or just enjoy the Nelson sunshine!

Where: Nelson Yacht Club, 322 Wakefield Quay
Date & Time: Saturday 17th November, 1pm – 5ish

Club racing will start at 1.30pm if you fancy watching the start. Book in for a quick taster with an experienced sailor from 2pm.

Bring a coin for a sausage sizzle and some sweet treats. We’ll be raising money to help towards repairing the facilities after Ex-Tropical Cyclone Fehi in Feburary

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Forest & Bird Pearl Creek working bee

Pearl Creek working bee. 9am start for weeding in the new planted area plus a sweep for blackberry. Meet at the end of Cotterell Rd. Bring gardening gloves, planting spade, weeding tools, water and sunblock. Wear sturdy shoes - gumboots recommended. Morning tea provided. Contact Jo Kay at
0211169877 or 035449666

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Mike Garner and Neil Billington

Acoustic blues with a feeling
Mike Garner and Neil Billington began working together in 2013, as a full electric blues show, with Neil's amplified harmonica fronting the Mike Garner band. The show has made very successful appearances at the Rotorua Blues Festival and the National Jazz Festival in Tauranga.

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Mot Jive Saturday Night Dance Party - November 17th

Mot Jive is hosting it's monthly Saturday Night Dance Party !!!

Come along and dance the night away, with a wide range of fun, easy to dance to music selected by Stefan.

Everybody is welcome.

Date: November 17th

Doors open: 7.20pm
Dance party runs: 7.30pm - 10.30pm

$10 for the whole night of entertainment

What to Bring:

A plate to share (optional)
A fun ready to dance attitude (not optional :P)
A drink bottle to stay hydrated
Correct change ($10)

Location: Imagine Theatre - 1 Woodland Avenue, Motueka (beside New World - uses same carpark)

What is Modern Jive:

Modern Jive is a popular, easy to learn partner dance style, danced to a diverse range of music, from old classics to today's hits.

The Footwork is simple; if you can walk you can dance.
Modern Jive is a blend of many styles: Jive, Salsa, Tango, Ballroom and Rock & Roll.
Singles, couples and groups are all welcome.

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Kefir & Kombucha Workshop

Learn how to make several fizzy fermented beverages from a 'Scoby' (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast), containing pro-biotics and improving gut health. You will go home with scobies, recipes and beverages.

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Flax Weaving For Kids

Come and make some gifts and decorations from flax appropriate for the upcoming summer festive season!

All ages welcome and no prior weaving experience required - however: children under 10 must bring an adult to help.

Registrations are essential! Please book your space with Tanja:

This workshop is proudly sponsored by Riverside Community Trust.

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Among the Roses 2018

Get set for an afternoon of fine wine and glorious roses, food, heritage, veteran cars, music and entertainment.

Celebrating 50 years since the first Rose Day!

The Nelson Horticultural Society and Nelson Rose Society are combining on the day to bring us a bigger and better Spring Rose and Flower Show.

National Veteran Rally of The Vintage Car Club of NZ will have over forty cars in attendance, cars which are more than 100 years old!

Wine and food from Brightwater wines, Melrose Café and more.

Entertainment by Nelson Youth Jazz collective and the Nelson Pipe Band..

Among the Roses 2018, will be held at Broadgreen Historic House on Sunday 18th November from 1pm to 5pm,

Programme to come.

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Pretty Crafty Christmas Market

Looking for Christmas Presents? or a Birthday Gift? then this is the place to come... We have a range of different Products Handmade by Local Crafters - From Jewellery, Skincare, Candles, Clothing, Homewares, Christmas Decorations, Cards and even Pressies for your dog!!!
There is also a small cafe running on site to keep you feed and hydrated while you shop.
Come along and support these Talented People and get started with your Christmas Shopping...

We will have a Door donation on the day going to a Local Charity ( To be confirmed).

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Whimsical Christmas Artists Market

A beautiful boutique shopping experience with many local hand crafted goods and art. Live music and a happy relaxed atmosphere. Cafe is open all day serving delicious food and coffee as well as food stalls. Get that extra special Christmas gift or just relax in the shade with a cold beer. Only 7mins drive from Motueka. Plenty of off street parking available on opposite side of cafe.

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Bach Magnificat - Chroma Chamber Choir

Bach Magnificat: a programme of Renaissance and Baroque choral music
Chroma Chamber Choir with chamber orchestra and soloists
Conducted by Pete Rainey

Chroma Chamber Choir, well-known for their precision, clarity and beautiful sound, present a programme of music celebrating the lead-in to Advent.

The featured work is the magnificent twelve movement Magnificat, one of J S Bach’s best-loved choral works. The Magnificat is conceived on a grand scale, requiring five soloists, a five-part choir and, for its time, an unusually large orchestra consisting of three trumpets, two flutes, two oboes, strings and continuo.

Opening the concert is the Spanish composer Victoria's beautiful a capella O Magnum Mysterium, the only truly Renaissance piece of the programme. It unfolds serenely until the final Alleluia dances in triple time and, with a welter of running notes, comes grandly to a close.

This is followed by the sparkling and joyous antiphonal work Hodie Christus natus est by the Dutch composer Sweelinck whose work straddled the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

This is a rare opportunity to hear Bach sung by a local choir and promises to be a real treat for lovers of Baroque music.

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Tasman United vs Wellington Phoenix

Come down and watch the Tasman United National League Football team battle it out against the Wellington Phoenix as they look to kick-start their season!

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Richmond Library: Author Talk – Cliff Fell

Cliff Fell is one of our celebrated local poets and authors.

Cliff is an award-winning poet and author of three books of poems, The Adulterer’s Bible (2003), Beauty of the Badlands (2008) and The Good Husbandwoman’s Alphabet (2014).

Cliff’s poems have appeared in the annual online anthology Best New Zealand Poems and various New Zealand and overseas publications, in the USA, Great Britain and Australia.

Not only that, but between 2009 and 2016 he was the poetry correspondent on the RNZ National Radio Nights programme.

Cliff is not only a talented writer, but a fun and entertaining speaker. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear him talk about his books and writing process.

Cliff is a guest of the Richmond Writing Group which meets on the third Tuesday of the month between 1.00pm and 3.00pm in the Constance Barnicoat room at Richmond Library. The Richmond Writing Group is free and open to all-comers.

Free. All welcome. Bookings are not required.

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Debbie Mayo-Smith Nelson Visit

How To Get More Done In Less Time
A huge pain point at work is having too much to do in too little time. This can be compounded with increased workloads from downsizing, mergers, cost reductions. Even worse, the software you use (email, MS Office programs, Google, Smartphones, the Internet) is constantly changing! Yet training hasn’t kept pace. Debbie is going to help you free up heaps of time by showing an assortment of diamond tips that will make you say ‘wow’ and significantly enhance your productivity and enjoyment of the business tools you work with.

Cost $15 AAPNZ Members - $20 Non-Members
RSVP by 15 November to Kathy Webb :
Payment by 20 November to ASB 12-3193-0013054-000 thank you.

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Photography For Kids

This hands-on photography course with professional photographer Oliver Weber will take children on location where they can take photographs in a natural setting.

This workshop is proudly sponsored by Riverside Community Trust.

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Quiz Night

Test your knowledge at our fun quiz night!

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Our Water - What Will It Take To Restore Our Local Rivers To Health?

A public meeting with Trevor James, Tasman District Council’s Senior Research Scientist, about the health of our local rivers and streams. Trevor will present updated information about the Tasman area waterways and share a short movie “Our Waters in Common” that has received wide acclaim. As there are now more opportunities than ever to access funding for improving the state of our waterways this is a good chance to hear what is already happening locally and discuss the potential for further projects. Trevor’s talks are always fascinating and he is a passionate advocate for environmental change.
Hosted by Local Matters, Motueka Greens
Door sales only.

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Murder Mystery: One Wedding and a Funeral

Murder Mystery: One Wedding and a Funeral
Friday 23rd November and
Friday 7th December and Saturday 8th December
(8th Sold out)
$15pp, Dinner from 6pm, Show starts at 8pm,
Massive $40 2 course gourmet buffet.
You are invited to the wedding of year! An exclusive affair reserved for the rich and famous. But this wedding day will go anything but smoothly as you watch the murder mystery unfold around you. Who is the murderer? Who is the next victim? Who is innocent? You be the judge.
Dress up in the theme of Celebrity Wedding if you want. Dancing afterwards with DJ Murderer.

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Motueka Library: Food on the Home Front

Commemorate Armistice Day at Motueka Library and find out about the foods eaten on the Home Front during World War I.

Join us for conversation, trivia and tastings - and yes, there will be ANZAC biscuits.

It is free to attend and everyone is welcome.

Discover our incredible range of cookbooks while you're in the library.


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Hampden Street Twilight Gala

Brig the whole family for a fun filled evening that marks the start of the Christmas /Summer season.

The Haunted House, Plate Smash, Sponge Throw, bouncy castles galore and plenty more. Come along with your family for entertainment, food, drinks and treats for all.

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Naram and SK Simeon

Naram is a reggae fanatic with a penchant for vintage synthesisers, cheesy 80s horror films, Test Match Cricket and dal makanis.

SK Simeon has been performing in Melbourne’s Reggae and Dancehall scene since early 2011. He takes on Singjay Style, which involves singing and toasting in Luganda and English, the former being his native language from hometown of Kampala, Uganda.

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Medicine Women

Medicine Woman Band take to the awesome The Boathouse, Nelson stage with select guest appearances. Enjoy a night of seductive tunes and grooves to suit all. With special guests KayleeB Music, Russ Mattsen, Stephan Gilberg and More!

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NSO Romance Mystery

The Nelson Symphony Orchestra's final concert for 2018 Romance Mystery will take place at the Auditorium, Nelson Centre of Musical Arts on Saturday 24 November at 7.30pm.

The highlight of the programme will be the return of young Nelson pianist Louis Lucas-Perry performing Rachmaninoff's dazzling concerto Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini on the Steinway Grand.

Louis has recently graduated Bachelor of Music in Classical Performance from the Victoria University of Wellington.

Popular classical music works in the programme include Schubert's best loved symphony The Unfinished, Tschaikovsky's March Slav and Tales from Vienna Woods by Johann Strauss.

Romance Mystery will be conducted by the NSO's Director of Music, Nigel Weeks.

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Colour Craze FUN RUN

Walk or Run your way around the 1, 3 or 5 km course at the Tahunanui Sports Ground and become your own unique colour creation. This fun event is brought to you by Girl Guiding NZ, Multicultutal Nelson Tasman, the Colombian Refugee Society, Sport Tasman and Volunteer Nelson.

Wear a white or black t-shirt to get the full effect! The course is family-friendly and great for kids.

Registration at 1pm with a warmup and our fire truck will spray a light mist on you to help the coloured paint powder stick. Work your way around the track at your own pace and be prepared to be showered with non-toxic paint powder along the way.

Afterwards the fun doesn't stop. There will be Latino music, dancing, food, and spot prizes.

Tickets are $6 per person plus booking fee, with an option to purchase an event badge.

As part of the ticket fee we will be making a donation to Emma's Army ( Emma is an amazing Nelson Guide who has a brain tumour and needs our support.

Register today as there is a cap on entries and you don't want to miss out on the fun through Eventbrite.

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Christmas Crafternoon

Have a craft project you haven't finished? Or is there something on your Pinterest board that you've been meaning to tackle?

Grab your materials, round up your friends and head down to the library for an afternoon of Christmas crafting.
Snacks and good company provided. There will be a few crafts on hand for anyone who doesn't have a project or gets craft-rage with the one they bring along.

November 25th from 2-3:30pm
Elma Turner Library.
No charge.

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Nayland College students entertain

Senior Nayland College students entertain us with a selection of music

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Alpaca Social Club

The Alpaca Social Club is the bringing together of 2 kindred musical souls. Jon Sanders and Craig Denham are musical adventurers and travelers.

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NCMA Student Concert

Join us for the final NCMA student concert of the year where students showcase the progress they’ve made over the year.

This is a wonderful opportunity for NCMA students to perform and demonstrate their talents in a relaxed, family orientated environment.

Everyone is welcome and audiences members are invited to “pay what you feel”.

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Takaka Library: Silverfish Book Group

Do you enjoy reading and talking about books?

Our book group Silverfish could be for you.

Silverfish is a chance to talk about what you have enjoyed reading and hear about what other people have been reading.

It is a group for all people and all tastes.

We pick a theme, genre or author for the month or just swap favourite books. The possibilities are endless.

You don’t have to come regularly, but it's held on the last Tuesday of the month throughout the year.

You’re welcome to just come along to listen and enjoy a cup of coffee.


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Richmond Library: Author Talk – Amy Hindley

Amy Hindley, author of Not a Leg To Stand On, has an extraordinary story to tell.

Born with spina bifida, Amy voluntarily had her legs amputated in her late teens.

Not a Leg To Stand On, published in 2008, is written with incredible humour and joie de vivre, despite its often dark subject matter.

Join us in the Constance Barnicoat room at Richmond Library to hear Amy’s extraordinary story.

It’s free, everyone is welcome to attend, and bookings are not required.

Amy Hindley’s talk is part of our range of talks and events supporting NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – throughout November.

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Investment Property Seminar

Join us for this seminar if you're looking to venture into property investment. We are bringing you great experts from mentoring, accounting, legal and property management so you can have the opportunity to hear their tips and have all your questions answered.

This will involve a panel discussion, where each speaker will have 10 minutes to give an overview, then followed by a Q & A session.
We will look at things like:
- How to plan your portfolio
- How to use other peoples money
- Legal tips for investors
- Why use a property manager
- How to get the best tax advantages
- Do I buy a new house or older style.

Our speakers are:
- Wayne Densem - Seasoned property investor and Property Mentor
- Zoe Bond - Lawyer Fletcher Vautier Moore
- Mark Langdon Mortgage Broker
- David Turnhout - Rented Property Management
- John Baker Accountant I Figure Accounting Specialists

5.00pm Registration

5.30pm Seminar starts

6.30pm Panel discussion with questions from the audience

7.15pm Finish

Limited to 30 attendees.

Having a smaller number of attendees allows time and makes it more comfortable to ask questions.

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Seven Deadly Stunts

Seven Deadly Stunts
Wednesday 28th November
$20pp, Dinner from 6pm, Show starts at 8pm,
Massive $40 2 course gourmet buffet.
Step right up as Rollicking Entertainment celebrates seven of the most notorious stunts in carnie history. A nail-biting experience inspired by the life and times of Harry Houdini. Escapology, chainsaw juggling, walking on broken glass and other famous feats are performed along with the stories of how… and why they exist. Exciting, terrifying and genuinely funny, roll up and join the dastardly duo of Lizzie Tollemache and David Ladderman. Come laugh, gasp and cheer- the carnival is in town!
R16 unless accompanied by a parent. Dancing afterwards with DJ Murderer.

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Growing Great Volunteers

Volunteer Nelson have organised for not for profit provider, Kerri Tilby-Price of Exult to do a half day training session on "Growing Great Volunteer Teams". The event is open to all people across the Top of the South with an interest in creating, managing or leading volunteer teams.
The training component will be followed by a tasty lunch and a chance to network and chat. To register and find out more go to or phone Holly or Jane at the Volunteer Nelson Office on 03 546 7681

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Motueka Library: Author Talk - Ali Beasley

Ali Beasley will talk about her book Emilia's Colours and her experiences parenting her daughter Emilia, who lives with Autism.

This beautiful book illustrates how people with Autism have a untique way of looking at the world.

Ali Beasley wrote Emilia's Colours to raise more awareness and understanding around Autism and hopes her book can offer support to families, parents and others involved in working with people with Autism.

Cash sales of Emilia's Colours are available for $24.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

All welcome.

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Seven Deadly Stunts

Step right up as Rollicking Entertainment celebrates seven of the most notorious stunts in carnie history. A nail-biting experience inspired by the life and times of Harry Houdini. Escapology, chainsaw juggling, walking on broken glass and other famous feats are performed along with the stories of how… and why they exist.

This show is literally seven stunts- each an exercise in danger, trust and skill. But it’s also seven stories- of the sideshow, the freak show, the music hall, vaudeville and big top. It’s one real married couple. It’s a celebration of what is possible. And it’s for you- if you ever fell in love with the world of Houdini, of Carnivale, or The Night Circus.

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Stop Smoking Service

Wanting to give the gift of being smokefree this Christmas or planning to begin your smokefree journey for the New Year? Come and meet with health promoter Gayle Hay to learn more about the free Nelson Marlborough Stop Smoking Service that is available to you. This free service offers face-to-face support with a ‘quit coach’, free nicotine replacement therapy products and information about other quit smoking products and services.

Gayle will be at the Elma Turner Library on 29 November in the community corner from 11 am – 1 pm to answer questions and provide information on the Stop Smoking Service. You can additionally find out more and how you can begin your smokefree journey by calling the Stop Smoking Service on 0800 667 665 or by emailing

The community corner is a drop-in space - no appointments required.

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Gary McCormick and Tim Shadbot Christmas Party

Gary McCormick and Tim Shadbolt
Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December
$25pp, Dinner from 6pm, Show starts at 8pm,
Massive $40 2 course gourmet buffet.
The dynamic duo rides again! Join us for a great night of laughs and giggles. Tim Shadbolt is New Zealand's longest serving politician and is still mayor of Invercargill.
Gary McCormick is a surfer, poet and funny man and current host of the New Zealand wide More FM Breakfast show. The funnest yarns you have heard in ages for your Christmas Party! Dancing afterwards with DJ Murderer.

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Richmond Library: Heather Thomas – Telling Tales on My Family

Heather Thomas is not an author. But she does write. At present Heather is writing stories about her family because she wants to make sure those precious family tales are never lost or forgotten.

Find out the methods Heather uses to remember and record her treasured family stories and memories.

Heather is a warm and entertaining speaker who will share some great tips and tricks for getting your family tales down on paper so that they don’t disappear.

It is free to attend, everyone is welcome, and there is no need to book.

This talk is part of our range of events taking place throughout November as part of our NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – celebrations.

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NCMA Orchestral Pathways Concert

Kick start your weekend with our affordable, family-friendly concert with a festive flavour. Featuring a smorgasbord of five NCMA orchestras – the talented Schola Musica string ensemble, the exuberant Junior Orchestra, the Beginner Adult Orchestra, the Senior Youth Orchestra and the well-established Greenhill Community Orchestra. Accessible orchestral music with, of course, the signature Orchestral Pathway finale showcasing all five orchestras on stage together, an item that is as much fun for the performers as it is for the audience.

Entry by donation (paper koha please), payable at the door. First in, first served.

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Country Christmas Market

Bring the Family and join us at the Moutere Hills Community Centre for a day of fun with our Local Artisans, Crafts People and Service Providers. You will be spoilt for choice with the range of unique Christmas Gifts available!
While the kids join in the backyard games, treat yourself to something from our Café or sit back and relax with a Refreshing Beverage from our Bar.

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Gary McCormick and Tim Shadbot Christmas Party

Gary McCormick and Tim Shadbolt
Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December
$25pp, Dinner from 6pm, Show starts at 8pm,
Massive $40 2 course gourmet buffet.
The dynamic duo rides again! Join us for a great night of laughs and giggles. Tim Shadbolt is New Zealand's longest serving politician and is still mayor of Invercargill.
Gary McCormick is a surfer, poet and funny man and current host of the New Zealand wide More FM Breakfast show. The funnest yarns you have heard in ages for your Christmas Party! Dancing afterwards with DJ Murderer.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

A book lovers dream!

Select from a range of fiction and non-fiction titles at the monthly Friend's of the Library Book Sale.

All unsold books will be left on the sale trolley for the rest of the weekend. Money raised in these book sales is used to support the library in various ways included the Sunday Live Music Series, speakers and toys for the children's library.

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Mark and Brenda

Songwriters, with their own styles, so they’ve become each others’ backing band. Mark has a penchant for acoustic rock, blues & reggae, whereas Brenda’s songs lean more towards new folk & alt. country. So what you get is an eclectic mix of material, that can be ‘pin drop’ delicate, or sound like a 4-piece band! They often also pepper their shows with short bursts of poetry as well, just to keep things interesting.

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DJ Trump

"captivating showmanship" - Theatreview
"It’s dumbfounding how hilarious he is" - Regional News
"It really doesn’t get better than this" - Art Murmurs

Winner, Best Solo Show: 2017 Wellington Comedy Awards
Winner, Outstanding Achievement: 2017 Wellington Comedy Awards
From the Southern Hemisphere's #1 Trump impersonator

Donald Trump has had a hard life: he's never fitted in, his dad hates him, and he's in a minority group (the top 1%). After taking control of America, he digs deep and realises it's time to take control of his own life. In his 72nd year, he will finally ignore his parent's expectations and pursue his childhood dream of becoming a hip-hop recording artist. Set half at a rally, half at a therapy session, this shows the private Trump to the world.

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Becoming Trump

"impressive energy, humour, invention . . . an astounding feat of memory" - Theatreview

As seen in The Wall Street Journal (US).
As seen on ONE News, TVNZ's Breakfast, TV3's The Project, TV3's Story, and PRIME TV's Back Benches.

One man, two acts, 40 characters.

Alexander Sparrow started playing the US President before Trump won the election – and hasn’t stopped since. Trump is battling against the world, his staff, and his wife. When the stress kills him, Trump’s soul decides he has some unfinished business to attend to. And who better to possess than the Southern Hemisphere’s #1 Trump impersonator? This comedy-horror is Alexander's most ambitious Trump show yet, featuring appearances from Putin, Dr Phil, Oprah, and many, many more.

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Mark Laurent & Brenda Liddiard in Concert

“This fantastic Auckland duo never ceases to amaze me with the diversity of their songs, musicianship and poetry … sublime guitar and mandolin textures and soulful harmonies.” Mike Moroney, Dunedin Folk Club

Mark Laurent & Brenda Liddiard are performing at the iconic Mussel Inn at Onekaka during their upcoming South Island tour, sharing their unique blend of styles, which include blues, country, alt folk, with a touch of reggae and rock thrown in. Sometimes you'll even catch a hint of Mark's insightful poetry.

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Trewavas Street Art Walk

Paintings, ceramics, photography, wood work, jewellry and much more! Work on display and for sale. A great opportunity for seeking out that special Xmas present or just interested in looking...
See you there, rain or shine. Follow the yellow balloons.
Please come and join us for a fantastic day out.

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Sport Tasman's Backyard Games

Free Summer event put on by the team at Sport Tasman -Motueka and in partnership with the Tasman District Council

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Mapua Makers Market

This event is a contemporary craft fair featuring unique and affordable handcrafted items.

We have a wide variety of stalls featuring local craftspeople, many of whom did not sell elsewhere. There is something for everyone at this unique market. Come along and check out the amazing products. As well as the usual variety of crafted items we there will be a smattering of Epicurean stalls featuring locally made gourmet food items. There will truly be something for everyone! Spend the day in Mapua and grab a coffee from Java Hut to enjoy while you are browsing the market and then go for lunch at the Sprig & Fern or Village Bakery.

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NCMA Chamber Orchestra with Donald Armstrong

This will be a rounded programme of works from the Baroque, Romantic periods through to present day. The concert will delight the senses, as will the superb quality and ensemble of the NCMA Chamber Orchestra.

Featuring not one but two double violin concertos, we are particularly excited to welcome violinist Donald Armstrong (Assistant Concertmaster of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra) to join us, alongside Nelson's own Fleur Jackson.

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The 12th annual original music festival show-casing Nelson/Tasman's original music scene. From bands to solo artists, this is the day that The Moutere Inn lets it's hair down...6 hours of (pretty much) non-stop music! Free entry and a wicked selection of beer, wine, food etc. A day not to be missed for lovers of music and cruisey Sunday afternoons in a family friendly setting...see you there!!

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Quiz Night

Test your knowledge at our fun quiz night

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Carols in the Park

Carols in the Park
Centennial Park Brightwater
Friday 7th December 5 – 8pm 2018

Music by Kelvin
Pinegrove Kindergarten
SchoolChoir Sing a-long
Food & Drinks
Try our BLTs,
Hot Dogs
Fruit Ice Cream
Pavlova & Berries
Bouncy Castle, Face painting,games for the Kids,
Tug a war with Celebrity personality
Christmas Raffles
Santa’s Lolly Scramble
Come along & join the fun

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Backroom Comedy December

Backroom Comedy brings a sleighful of mirth and high spirits this December! Sarah O'Connell will be there alongside last month's People's Choice, Dan Merry. Mike O'Malley and Steve Wilbury make their triumphant returns. Dave Vandy, Glenn Cousins, and Erin Parry will be there too. All kept in order by the big man in red: Jared Bosecke! Top it off with fine drinks from the good people at Liquid NZ Bar and free nibbles. It's going to be better than your work do!

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Nelson Community Toy LIbrary Fun Day

Come and celebrate another wonderful year of play at Nelson Community Toy Library's Fun Day.

Free Bouncy Castle! Plus Flossie the Balloon Lady, tea and coffee, cake stall, sausage sizzle, Christmas crafts. Register your child for a free space in the kid's market where they can sell their own stuff!

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Nelson MVC Summer Concert

The Nelson Male Voice Choir’s end of year concert has a definite Christmas theme. The choir will sing some Christmas songs along with some old favourites.

The choir’s conductor is Andrea Hamilton, with pianists Pauline Boyd and Susan Stokes who lead the 30+ choir.

Special guests to be advised!

Children under 5 go free

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Upmarket Vintage Fair

Come join us at the Upmarket Vintage Fair
Everything from pre-loved to upcycled
Something for everyone

Gold Coin Entry (Proceeds to charity)

Stall enquiries to Lyn Ph 5440696 or Email ""

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Lizzie Cook

Known for exotic accordion melodies evoking smoky French jazz cafés, Latin American revels, Celtic tales and the folk music of Eastern Europe, Lizzie released her 3rd album Shimmer in December 2010.

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7 Days Live

"What if you could have all the fun of New Zealand's most popular ever TV comedy show, but instead of them being on a tiny screen, they were right in front of you, in real life?? And what if there were no cameras or censors or advertisements, just full-on comedy with Dai, Paul and Jeremy, right there in 14 towns around the country?? And what if you could watch it with your mates, and with a drink of something??"

It's this sort of blue-sky brilliance that sparked the idea of the 7 Days Live tour seven years ago, a tour that has grown and grown each year. See Dai Henwood, Jeremy Corbett, Paul Ego, Justine Smith, Ben Hurley, Josh Thomson and Jeremy Elwood as they smash out a quick-fire burst of stand-up comedy brilliance before unleashing a 7 Days show that you will never forget.

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Paul Mitchell & Flavio Villani: Piano & Cello Recital

Paul Mitchell (cello) and Flavio Villani (piano) will perform a rich and varied programme of music for cello and piano in the Nelson School of Music Auditorium in this special afternoon concert.


Vivaldi: Sonata 6, in B flat major RV46
Beethoven: 7 Variations on a Theme from Mozart’s “Magic Flute”
Alex Taylor: Four Little Pieces for cello and piano (2018)
Bloch: From Jewish Life
Kodaly: Romance Lyrique


Prokofiev: Sonata in C major Op119
Martinu: Variations on a Slovakian Theme

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Tea & Talk Golden Bay

This is a monthly get together in Golden Bay for people aged over 65. it runs every second Wednesday in the month.
Tea & Talk is a great chance to enjoy morning tea and a chat.It is a great way to get out and about and enjoy good company and wonderful baking. Cost is just $3.
Tea & Talk is organised by Age Concern Nelson Tasman as part of our AgeConnect initiative.

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Golden Bay Live Poets Live Mic

Golden Bay Live Poets presents Live Mic poetry at the Mussel Inn with music from Ross Orenstein.

Everyone is welcome to attend or participate. Bring a poem to share or just enjoy the show. Singer songwriters are also welcome. Contact Rose at

Thanks to Creative Communities for their support.

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Summer Movies Al Fresco - Courage of Lassie

(G,1946) With Subtitles
Kathie (Elizabeth Taylor) nurses a dog she names Bill (played by Lassie) back to health after he is injured and they become close friends. They become separated and he is sent to be trained as an army dog, proving himself in battle but becoming shell-shocked. Will he find his way back home?

Movies will not screen if it is raining. If the weather is marginal on the night, please text 'Is it on?' to 021776623 after 7.30pm.

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Makete Po

E nga whānau whānui - Mākete Pō o Whakatū Nelson Night Market is an opportunity to support small Maori businesses.

Set at Kirby Lane in Bridge Street, this is a great night that celebrates Te Ao Māori, offering a range of Māori Arts and Crafts, food and other products. We will be lining up talented local Maori entertainers for free, live entertainment.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to celebrate whānau hapu iwi enterprises. Experience the friendly whānau atmosphere, eat some kai, enjoy the entertainment, and explore everything on offer at Mākete Pō.

This event is held under the korowai of the "Economic Pou" with sponsorship by Ngati Kuia and collective support from other iwi and organisations.

Being the first night market we are keen for our community to get behind this event so if you would like a site for your business please get in touch with our stall management contact: TeRa Morris email or cell 021943983

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Wynasty Christmas Special

Lift your spirits with the star-studded finale of the Wynasty saga. Who is on the naughty list this year? Will all be merry and bright in the Neudorf Estate or will it all go sideways? One thing is certain, holiday hijinks are about to ensue.

About Wynasty: It's 1981 in the back blocks of Nelson and a family feud is fermenting. Before the region was known for its sharp sauvignons and poignant pinots, it was the site of a dramatic war over the future of a burgeoning industry. There was intrigue, romance, betrayal and booze. It was "Wynasty" (not to be confused with the hit show "Dynasty" which is obviously entirely and completely different).Featuring a star-studded cast of characters, all bent on each others' downfall, Wynasty depicts the fortunes and calamities of the mysterious Neudorf family. Each one of them has only one thing on their mind - power ... and wine ... and seduction.

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