Street Singing – Fridays in October

Street Singing is coming to Nelson! Discover the artist within yourself with the support of the Voice Collective.

The Voice Collective branches out at Cultural Connections for an hour of music with an Eastern twist. We invite you to join the band with your voice, or play percussion. Join us in song at the end of the working week—expect an uplifting and slightly random experience!

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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Street Singing – Fridays in October is on these dates:

  • 9th October 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
Hopetoun Brown Double header

Hopetoun Brown Double header
presented by Arts on Tour
23rd and 24th Oct Labour Weekend
Show from 8pm, Dinner from 6pm
$25 entry
Ex Super Groove members bring musical magic to the Playhouse stage. Expect super groovy horns, epic beats and lots of fun!
Horn-heavy duo and 2017 Taite Prize finalists Hopetoun Brown are joined on stage by arguably the country’s finest trumpet player, Finn Scholes.
Throughout two energetic sets they’ll swap trumpets, saxophones, bass clarinets, tubas, trombones and an assortment of strange keyboard instruments in a programme that moves through blues, soul, funk, jazz, Americana, and stomp.

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Hopetoun Brown Double header is on these dates:

  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
Wild Basket Making Workshop

This Wild Basket Making two day workshop is tutored by Anita Peters commencing with the fundamentals of basic basket construction before exploring the exciting challenges of incorporating ‘found and foraged' materials gathered from the local environment to create sculpted baskets of every shape and form. Cane and willow are available to make a traditional basket if preferred.

This workshop is held at the glorious location of the Historic Fairholme Gallery and homestead in East Takaka, Golden Bay. Options of onsite accommodation.

The Option of attending just Day Two is available for those with prior basket making experience, email for further information.

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Wild Basket Making Workshop is on these dates:

  • 24th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
The Human Voice

An unflinching examination of the human condition in 45 minutes you cannot look away from.

Written in the middle of the last century by two enfants terribles of the French art scene, Poulenc and Cocteau, The Human Voice is an uncompromising performance that challenges the audience to play detective in unravelling lies both spoken and unspoken.
This site-specific production will take place inside a hotel room, bringing audiences within inches both physically and emotionally to the performer. A woman waits for the phone to ring. To talk to her ex-lover one more time. This is a tale of love stripped back, the lies we tell to others and ourselves, an unflinching examination of the human condition in 45 minutes of drama you cannot look away from.

The opera will be performed by two of Australasia’s finest sopranos, Amanda Atlas and Fiona McAndrew.

Composed by Francis Poulenc
Libretto by Jean Cocteau
Directed by Thomas de Mallet Burgess
Performed by Amanda Atlas / Fiona McAndrew (alternating)
Piano/Music Director David Kelly

Contains adult themes pertaining to mental health.

For more information on this production, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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The Human Voice is on these dates:

  • 24th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
Permaculture Design Certificate Course & Yoga Retreat

‘Permaculture’ is an integrated land use design methodology based on ecological principles, with practical application from sustainable household to eco-nation to global restoration. We combine this amazing course with an intimate introduction to a yogic lifestyle.

The Permaculture design concept is an abundant, integrated and practical method of developing the external ecosystem. Yoga is the inner ecology of living consciously, spiritually, and harmoniously in the world. Both concepts complement each other and blend together to develop a sustainable lifestyle within one’s inner self and the outer environment.

This 15 day course is held at Anahata Yoga Retreat located near the Abel Tasman National Park in Golden Bay. It is the standard residential International Permaculture Design Certificate curriculum, taught in an integrated hands-on way, culminating in a comprehensive land-use design project. Yoga, deep relaxation and meditation sessions will be woven into the daily schedule bringing you a unique course combining inner ecology (yoga) with the outer ecology (Permaculture).

For more info: https://www.anahata-retreat.org.nz/event/permaculture-october2020

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Permaculture Design Certificate Course & Yoga Retreat is on these dates:

  • 10th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
  • 12th October 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 17th October 2020
  • 18th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
Founders Annual Book Fair

The annual Founders Book Fair, which was postponed from Queens Birthday weekend, will now start on Saturday 17 October 2020 and finish on Labour Day, Monday 26 October

A huge variety of second-hand books, DVDs, vinyl records, puzzles and games will be for sale at bargain prices.

Purchase a $5 ten-day pass or pay a daily entry fee of just $2. The Book Fair will be open from 10am-4.30pm every day.

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Founders Annual Book Fair is on these dates:

  • 17th October 2020
  • 18th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 26th October 2020
Bay Art and Young@Art 2020

The 33rd annual Bay Art competition and exhibition returns!

Bay Art is long standing tradition in Golden Bay, it's a celebration of creativity and community, an opportunity for creativity and ingenuity to thrive. We encourage everyone to stretch their skills and imagination, to have a go.

Some 10 years ago or so, Young@art was started by locals who felt our younger artists also needed a platform to exhibit their work. Now, Bay Art and Young@art have come together. We love it that way, and Golden Bay has resoundingly agreed!

Bay Art is in 7 categories, including Fibre art, 3D, 3D miniature, photography, digital art, and 2D, entrants can choose whether to enter the competition or just to exhibit. Everyone entered can sell their pieces, including the Young artists.

Entry is by donation, all welcome. Everyone attending can vote for their favourite piece to win the 'people's choice award', given at the closing of the exhibition.

Keep an eye on our facebook event for updates.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2366936603411408/

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Bay Art and Young@Art 2020 is on these dates:

  • 18th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 26th October 2020
Golden Bay Patchwork & Quilters Annual Exhibition

Golden Bay Quilters will be presenting a wonderful selection of their members' quilts made during the year. There will also be a competition for the public. This year the competition subject will be birds. Merchants will be selling their products in the hall and there will also be a Sales Table for items made by the Quilting Group.

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Golden Bay Patchwork & Quilters Annual Exhibition is on these dates:

  • 24th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 26th October 2020
Blackenbrook Tasting Days

The stellar 2020 vintage is ready for release and attracting top marks from wine judges already!

We can't wait to present our new award-winners to you and will open the Winery for tasting throughout Labour Weekend.

Free Tasting at Blackenbrook Winery
51 Baldwin Rd, Tasman
24 - 26 October 2020, 1 - 5pm

Hope you can make it!
Daniel & Ursula Schwarzenbach
Blackenbrook Vineyard

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Blackenbrook Tasting Days is on these dates:

  • 24th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 26th October 2020
Active Hope - Deep Ecology & Yoga Retreat, Golden Bay

A 4-day immersion into the Work That Reconnects supported by yogic practice and a stunning natural environment of Anahata Yoga Retreat Centre.

Facilitated by Inna Alex and Swami Karma Karuna.

Why ACTIVE HOPE?
We are alive at an extraordinary moment in time. It is a time of growing uncertainty, yet also time of great possibility when creativity, courage and collective action can help cultivate change. This is a time when many of us are seeking ways to reconnect to one another and to the living Earth.

This retreat combines the transformational journeys of Deep Ecology and Yoga under the guidance of experienced facilitators in a nurturing and safe environment.
We intend that a combination of the two will empower you to act on behalf of Earth with clarity, love and direction.

No previous experience in either Yoga or Deep Ecology necessary.

"The sorrow, grief, and rage you feel is a measure of your humanity and your evolutionary maturity. As your heart breaks open there will be room for the world to heal" ~ Joanna Macy

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Active Hope - Deep Ecology & Yoga Retreat, Golden Bay is on these dates:

  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 26th October 2020
Smugglers Spring 5km Run & walk

5km race for runners and walkers held during October.
Meet at Smugglers Muritai Street Tahuna for registration.
As series is run in the evening bright clothing to be worn.
All times recorded with a different 5km course each night.
$5 entry fee enter on the night with heaps of spot prizes to be won.
Everyone is welcome and a great way to get out and compete with fellow runners and walkers.
Great training for The Nelson Half

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Smugglers Spring 5km Run & walk is on these dates:

  • 7th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
Takaka Library: What’s the Story Competition

Take part in the Wordfest 2020 Short Story and Poetry Competition.

Simply drop in to Golden Bay Museum to see the What's The Story display, write your own story about these fascinating objects from our history, then deliver your entry to the museum or library.

There is a 1000 word limit on entries to this competition.

Have fun!

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Takaka Library: What’s the Story Competition is on these dates:

  • 1st October 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
  • 4th October 2020
  • 5th October 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
  • 10th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
  • 12th October 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 17th October 2020
  • 18th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 26th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 31st October 2020
Wordfest 2020 Golden Bay

Wordfest is an annual celebration of literature, of playful and powerful, weird and wonderful ways with words, happening all throughout October. Some things you can take part it, learn about or just be entertained by...

Events include:

Entertainment: music, live poets night, open mic night
storytelling, the booksellers documentary, and more

Writing: book launch, story writing competitions

Street art and more!

See the programme here:

https://mailchi.mp/c67eea57fe72/wordfest-october-2020

Wordfest is part of our Spring Arts Festival in Golden Bay...see the programme here:

https://mailchi.mp/7eb661d50849/golden-bay-spring-arts-festival

Stay connected - like and follow our facebook page for event updates and community arts news

https://www.facebook.com/gbcacnz/

Many events are free, some have entry fees. Please see the programme for venue details and contact them directly for tickets if needed.

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Wordfest 2020 Golden Bay is on these dates:

  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
  • 4th October 2020
  • 5th October 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
  • 10th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
  • 12th October 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 17th October 2020
  • 18th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 26th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 31st October 2020
Max Gimblett Installation

A collection of available Max Gimblett works will be exhibited in the gallery alongside limited edition Max Gimblett merchandise available for purchase. This has been made possible with the generosity of Christchurch Art Gallery.

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Max Gimblett Installation is on these dates:

  • 1st October 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
  • 5th October 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
  • 10th October 2020
  • 12th October 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 17th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 26th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 31st October 2020
Golden Bay Spring Arts Festival

Golden Bay Spring Arts Festival - a plethora of artistic offerings happening all throughout October 2020:

The 33rd annual Bay Art and Young@art competition and exhibition,
Artist collective exhibitions in Collingwood, at MONZA, the Quilters exhibition and more...
Entertainment - music, theatre, short films,
Workshops for adults and youth

Wordfest: street art, live poets night, story telling and story writing competitions, The Booksellers documentary and more...

Check out these links for more information:

https://mailchi.mp/7eb661d50849/golden-bay-spring-arts-festival

https://mailchi.mp/c67eea57fe72/wordfest-october-2020

Like and follow us on facebook for event updates

https://www.facebook.com/gbcacnz/

Many events are free to attend, but please see the event pages for links to the theatre venues for tickets to shows.

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Golden Bay Spring Arts Festival is on these dates:

  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
  • 4th October 2020
  • 5th October 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
  • 10th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
  • 12th October 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 17th October 2020
  • 18th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 26th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 31st October 2020
FEED - Matthew Walters

This exhibition investigates old ideas in the context of the stressors of the Anthropocene (the irreversible effect of human kind on the planet). What it is to be, who we are, how we think, what we know is true. These works exist to investigate the associations between the real world and a world preoccupied with information and knowledge. They continue in the same vein as previous works but introduce a new aesthetic. They mark an increased visual inquiry into the concepts I am concerned with. Measuring what you know is often a humbling experience. This experience is compounded by the fact that our access to limitless information often gives little to our understanding of what it is to be you.

Opening Preview: Thursday 1 October 5:30pm
Exhibition dates: Friday 2 October – Saturday 31 October
Floortalk: Thursday 22 October 12:15pm

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FEED - Matthew Walters is on these dates:

  • 9th October 2020
  • 10th October 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 17th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 31st October 2020
Silent Disco

The crew from Silent Discotek (Asia’s leading Silent Disco Brand) is teaming up with local provider Kiwi Silent Disco to launch their new Silent Disco Club Series at the planets friendliest bar, Liquid NZ. If you have not yet experienced a silent disco, then now is your chance! With two audio channels on your headphones, we give you the control of what music gels with your groove. Our channel one DJ will be spinning a mix of R&B, HipHop & Reggaeton, while our channel two DJ will be banging out the Drum&Base, House & Techno. Don't miss out on this super surreal experience!

For priority guest list send full names to silentdiscotek@gmail.com

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Silent Disco is on these dates:

  • 6th November 2020
  • 7th November 2020
Hooked on Pastels Weekend Workshop

In November 2020 join internationally recognised landscape artist Marion Towns for two days of pastel heaven! Marion’s high level of technical skill and her striking choice of colours epitomises the New Zealand summer perfectly!

Enjoy plein air landscape sketching (weather permitting) – you’ll learn how to develop versatile methods for creating ‘field sketches’. Marion will then guide you in translating your field sketches into a finished artwork. On Sunday, learn how to fine tune your soft pastel techniques. Participants will gain confidence using soft pastels, and leave with one or two completed pastel paintings and a piece of our lovely Collingwood Art Haven!

NZ $375pp

INCLUDES: Tuition, 2 morning and 2 afternoon teas, 2 lunches and 1 dinner with selected drinks. All basic art equipment. Access to a library of art books. Movie night. Workshop notes.

NOT INCLUDED: Transport to and from ART HAVEN, Accommodation, Art materials and travel insurance.

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Hooked on Pastels Weekend Workshop is on these dates:

  • 7th November 2020
  • 8th November 2020
Acrylic Painting - Intermediate/Advanced

Extend you existing acrylic painting practice with experienced and knowledgable painter Lisa Chandler.

This workshop is aimed at intermediate to advanced painters. Everyone will work on their own individual paintings with Lisa providing plenty of individual guidance, advice and ideas to push your practice forward. Over the 2 days there will be opportunities for the group to critique each others work in a supportive environment. (Advice on critiquing work will be provided beforehand)

Please bring along 2/3 paintings if possible (or photographs), an unfinished piece/s to work on, and ideally a painting you are struggling with.

MATERIALS LIST
For this workshop please bring all your own paintings, paints, brushes and tools.

WORKSHOP FEE INCLUDES:

Minimum of 10 hours of professional tuition

Healthy regional foods – 2 morning and 2 afternoon teas, 2 lunches and 1 dinner with selected drinks

All art equipment ie: table/easel/chair/water containers/scrap paper/rags etc

Access to a library of books on contemporary painters

Optional movie night – art related of course!

Comprehensive workshop notes to take home

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Acrylic Painting - Intermediate/Advanced is on these dates:

  • 14th November 2020
  • 15th November 2020
Kiwifruits

We were ready to perform in late March 2020 and now WE ARE BACK better than before and ready to entertain!
A fabulous way to gather your workmates or friends together for an End of Year Night of laughter and entertainment.
Wakefield Country Players, who brought you Nell Gwynn now have 'KIWIFRUITS" to titilate your senses.
The synopsis is - Fay Gay tells a very enthusiastic younger drag performer, Tatiania, the story of how The Castle Road Tavern was turned from a working man's pub into a venue for spectacular Drag shows. A mad, free-wheeling Kiwi version of the Cinderella story.
Come along for your picnic dinner and a night full of good kiwi humour and colour.

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Kiwifruits is on these dates:

  • 13th November 2020
  • 14th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 20th November 2020
  • 21st November 2020
Elemental Beauty - Inspirational Photography

Based on local land, sea and skyscapes, this inaugural exhibition reflects my love of elemental colour. My intention is to provide a sense of immersion in the wider, natural world – new windows for perceiving what’s around and within us – things we can appreciate in greater depth.

For me, art's purpose is to engage our sense of feeling: to provide in-sight and to uplift and inspire us. Whether it’s painting, sculpture, or a photograph, you intuitively know if it resonates. You'll feel it.

Come and experience beautiful images, archetypal forms, and harmonious space - all engendering a natural connection and personal meaning.

Duration: Tues 10 to Sun 29 November
Nelson Suter Art Society's McKee Gallery.
208 Bridge St, Nelson.

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Elemental Beauty - Inspirational Photography is on these dates:

  • 10th November 2020
  • 11th November 2020
  • 12th November 2020
  • 13th November 2020
  • 14th November 2020
  • 15th November 2020
  • 16th November 2020
  • 17th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 19th November 2020
  • 20th November 2020
  • 21st November 2020
  • 22nd November 2020
  • 23rd November 2020
  • 24th November 2020
  • 25th November 2020
  • 26th November 2020
  • 27th November 2020
  • 28th November 2020
  • 29th November 2020
Monty's Sunday Market

Monty's Sunday Market is a mecca for treasure hunters of pre-loved clothes, recycled tools, books, CDs etc, antiques, collectables, homewares, produce, toys, retro, new and imported goods. There are also fresh produce stalls, food carts and coffee.

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Monty's Sunday Market is on these dates:

  • 23rd June 2019
  • 30th June 2019
  • 7th July 2019
  • 14th July 2019
  • 21st July 2019
  • 28th July 2019
  • 4th August 2019
  • 11th August 2019
  • 18th August 2019
  • 25th August 2019
  • 1st September 2019
  • 8th September 2019
  • 15th September 2019
  • 22nd September 2019
  • 29th September 2019
  • 6th October 2019
  • 13th October 2019
  • 20th October 2019
  • 27th October 2019
  • 3rd November 2019
  • 10th November 2019
  • 17th November 2019
  • 24th November 2019
  • 1st December 2019
  • 8th December 2019
  • 15th December 2019
  • 22nd December 2019
  • 29th December 2019
  • 5th January 2020
  • 12th January 2020
  • 19th January 2020
  • 26th January 2020
  • 2nd February 2020
  • 9th February 2020
  • 16th February 2020
  • 23rd February 2020
  • 1st March 2020
  • 8th March 2020
  • 15th March 2020
  • 22nd March 2020
  • 29th March 2020
  • 5th April 2020
  • 12th April 2020
  • 19th April 2020
  • 26th April 2020
  • 3rd May 2020
  • 10th May 2020
  • 17th May 2020
  • 24th May 2020
  • 31st May 2020
  • 7th June 2020
  • 14th June 2020
  • 21st June 2020
  • 28th June 2020
  • 5th July 2020
  • 12th July 2020
  • 19th July 2020
  • 26th July 2020
  • 2nd August 2020
  • 9th August 2020
  • 16th August 2020
  • 23rd August 2020
  • 30th August 2020
  • 6th September 2020
  • 13th September 2020
  • 20th September 2020
  • 27th September 2020
  • 4th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
  • 18th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 1st November 2020
  • 8th November 2020
  • 15th November 2020
  • 22nd November 2020
  • 29th November 2020
  • 6th December 2020
  • 13th December 2020
  • 20th December 2020
  • 27th December 2020
  • 3rd January 2021
  • 10th January 2021
  • 17th January 2021
  • 24th January 2021
  • 31st January 2021
  • 7th February 2021
  • 14th February 2021
  • 21st February 2021
  • 28th February 2021
  • 7th March 2021
  • 14th March 2021
  • 21st March 2021
  • 28th March 2021
  • 4th April 2021
  • 11th April 2021
  • 18th April 2021
  • 25th April 2021
  • 2nd May 2021
  • 9th May 2021
  • 16th May 2021
  • 23rd May 2021
  • 30th May 2021
  • 6th June 2021
  • 13th June 2021
  • 20th June 2021
Motueka Library: 1000 Books Before School

Reading aloud and talking to your kids are two of the best things you can do.

1000 Books Before School encourages families to spend quality time together, promotes pre-literacy and learning by having listened to 1000 or more books before the child starts school. Any child aged from birth to starting school can participate in this self-paced programme.

1000 Books Before School is a programme designed to encourage and support families to read aloud to their children from birth with the knowledge that reading aloud to children is a vital ingredient in building a child's foundation for successful learning.

1000 Books Before School is a collaboration between Tasman District Libraries and the Motueka Family Service Centre and is supported by the Motueka community.

Join today at Motueka Library!

Free.

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Motueka Library: 1000 Books Before School is on these dates:

  • 17th September 2019
  • 18th September 2019
  • 19th September 2019
  • 20th September 2019
  • 21st September 2019
  • 22nd September 2019
  • 23rd September 2019
  • 24th September 2019
  • 25th September 2019
  • 26th September 2019
  • 27th September 2019
  • 28th September 2019
  • 29th September 2019
  • 30th September 2019
  • 1st October 2019
  • 2nd October 2019
  • 3rd October 2019
  • 4th October 2019
  • 5th October 2019
  • 6th October 2019
  • 7th October 2019
  • 8th October 2019
  • 9th October 2019
  • 10th October 2019
  • 11th October 2019
  • 12th October 2019
  • 13th October 2019
  • 14th October 2019
  • 15th October 2019
  • 16th October 2019
  • 17th October 2019
  • 18th October 2019
  • 19th October 2019
  • 20th October 2019
  • 21st October 2019
  • 22nd October 2019
  • 23rd October 2019
  • 24th October 2019
  • 25th October 2019
  • 26th October 2019
  • 27th October 2019
  • 28th October 2019
  • 29th October 2019
  • 30th October 2019
  • 31st October 2019
  • 1st November 2019
  • 2nd November 2019
  • 3rd November 2019
  • 4th November 2019
  • 5th November 2019
  • 6th November 2019
  • 7th November 2019
  • 8th November 2019
  • 9th November 2019
  • 10th November 2019
  • 11th November 2019
  • 12th November 2019
  • 13th November 2019
  • 14th November 2019
  • 15th November 2019
  • 16th November 2019
  • 17th November 2019
  • 18th November 2019
  • 19th November 2019
  • 20th November 2019
  • 21st November 2019
  • 22nd November 2019
  • 23rd November 2019
  • 24th November 2019
  • 25th November 2019
  • 26th November 2019
  • 27th November 2019
  • 28th November 2019
  • 29th November 2019
  • 30th November 2019
  • 1st December 2019
  • 2nd December 2019
  • 3rd December 2019
  • 4th December 2019
  • 5th December 2019
  • 6th December 2019
  • 7th December 2019
  • 8th December 2019
  • 9th December 2019
  • 10th December 2019
  • 11th December 2019
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  • 13th December 2019
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  • 15th December 2019
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  • 25th December 2019
  • 26th December 2019
  • 27th December 2019
  • 28th December 2019
  • 29th December 2019
  • 30th December 2019
  • 31st December 2019
  • 1st January 2020
  • 2nd January 2020
  • 3rd January 2020
  • 4th January 2020
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Richmond Library: Tasman Talks Titles Book Group

Tasman Talks Titles is a great opportunity for you to talk about what you have been reading and to hear about what other people have been reading too.

It's a relaxed, social, book-focused time with like-minded people.

You'll also get to see a selection of new titles which the library has purchased.

Tasman Talks Titles meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 3.00pm.

All welcome. Free!

More Information.

Richmond Library: Tasman Talks Titles Book Group is on these dates:

  • 16th October 2019
  • 20th November 2019
  • 15th January 2020
  • 19th February 2020
  • 18th March 2020
  • 15th April 2020
  • 20th May 2020
  • 17th June 2020
  • 15th July 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 18th November 2020
Motueka District Museum Trust

Motueka and District Museum specialises in local history with emphasis on productivity over the years of Tobacco, Horticulture, Forestry and more. The Museum also has sales of local history books and cards etc. The Motueka District Museum was included in the 18th edition of Lonely Planet New Zealand guidebook.
The Motueka Historical Society also has local archives and a research room at the Museum.
Entry is by donation. Opening hours in summer are Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm.
There is a major exhibition on the Fishing industry and running from November 2019 to June 2020. Fishing in the district covering ancient and modern techniques.

More Information.

Motueka District Museum Trust is on these dates:

  • 1st November 2019
  • 3rd November 2019
  • 5th November 2019
  • 6th November 2019
  • 7th November 2019
  • 8th November 2019
  • 10th November 2019
  • 12th November 2019
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  • 15th December 2019
  • 17th December 2019
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  • 22nd December 2019
  • 24th December 2019
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  • 26th December 2019
  • 27th December 2019
  • 29th December 2019
  • 31st December 2019
  • 1st January 2020
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  • 7th January 2020
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Richmond Library: Mystery Ink

Mystery Ink is Richmond Library’s group for teens.

Catch up in Richmond Library's Constance Barnicoat room to talk books and movies and get the first pick of the newest titles. Snack and fun diversions included.

All welcome, ages 12-18.

It's a great opportunity to meet new people and have a bit of fun.

Free!

More Information.

Richmond Library: Mystery Ink is on these dates:

  • 7th November 2019
  • 5th December 2019
  • 13th February 2020
  • 12th March 2020
  • 16th April 2020
  • 14th May 2020
  • 11th June 2020
  • 9th July 2020
  • 6th August 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 12th November 2020
  • 10th December 2020
POSTPONED Richmond Library: Richmond Writing Group

>>> THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS <<<

The Richmond Writing Group is for adults with an interest in writing – whether you’re just thinking about starting to write something, or you’re a published author, or somewhere in between.

The Richmond Writing Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at Richmond Library. It’s a great opportunity to meet other people with a shared interest in writing, and to put pen to paper!

Each month we have a guest speaker who will illuminate an area of the writing process. There is also always time for discussion and writing.

Bring writing materials.

Free. All welcome.

More Information.

POSTPONED Richmond Library: Richmond Writing Group is on these dates:

  • 19th November 2019
  • 21st January 2020
  • 18th February 2020
  • 17th March 2020
  • 21st April 2020
  • 19th May 2020
  • 16th June 2020
  • 21st July 2020
  • 18th August 2020
  • 15th September 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 17th November 2020
POSTPONED Motueka Library: Scrabble Time!

>>> THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS <<<

Do you enjoy a good game of Scrabble?

Scrabble will be available for a friendly game with an old or new friend every Wednesday (excluding public holidays). Suitable for word lovers of all ages.

Our scrabble books will assist you in finding those really tricky words which use all your letters!

Bring a friend or meet new people and exercise your brain in a relaxed atmosphere.

Free. All welcome.

More Information.

POSTPONED Motueka Library: Scrabble Time! is on these dates:

  • 27th November 2019
  • 4th December 2019
  • 11th December 2019
  • 18th December 2019
  • 25th December 2019
  • 1st January 2020
  • 8th January 2020
  • 15th January 2020
  • 22nd January 2020
  • 29th January 2020
  • 5th February 2020
  • 12th February 2020
  • 19th February 2020
  • 26th February 2020
  • 4th March 2020
  • 11th March 2020
  • 18th March 2020
  • 25th March 2020
  • 1st April 2020
  • 8th April 2020
  • 15th April 2020
  • 22nd April 2020
  • 29th April 2020
  • 6th May 2020
  • 13th May 2020
  • 20th May 2020
  • 27th May 2020
  • 3rd June 2020
  • 10th June 2020
  • 17th June 2020
  • 24th June 2020
  • 1st July 2020
  • 8th July 2020
  • 15th July 2020
  • 22nd July 2020
  • 29th July 2020
  • 5th August 2020
  • 12th August 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 26th August 2020
  • 2nd September 2020
  • 9th September 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 11th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 25th November 2020
  • 2nd December 2020
  • 9th December 2020
  • 16th December 2020
  • 23rd December 2020
POSTPONED Motueka Library: Book Cafe

>>> THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS <<<

Come along to Motueka Library's conversational group.

Discuss and debate thought-provoking topics and enjoy a fine selection of books.

There will be themes, interesting snippets and laughs along the way.

Refreshments provided.

Koha appreciated.

More Information.

POSTPONED Motueka Library: Book Cafe is on these dates:

  • 16th December 2019
  • 20th January 2020
  • 17th February 2020
  • 16th March 2020
  • 20th April 2020
  • 18th May 2020
  • 15th June 2020
  • 20th July 2020
  • 17th August 2020
  • 21st September 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 16th November 2020
  • 21st December 2020
Nightingale Knitters

Come along for a cup of tea or coffee and some good company.

The Nightingale Knitters meet at 1.30 pm every Monday to create garments for charity organisations across the community.

Experience at knitting not needed, just a willingness to give it a go.

Wool and needles available to use, all you need to bring is yourself.

More Information.

Nightingale Knitters is on these dates:

  • 13th January 2020
  • 20th January 2020
  • 27th January 2020
  • 3rd February 2020
  • 10th February 2020
  • 17th February 2020
  • 24th February 2020
  • 2nd March 2020
  • 9th March 2020
  • 16th March 2020
  • 23rd March 2020
  • 30th March 2020
  • 6th April 2020
  • 13th April 2020
  • 20th April 2020
  • 27th April 2020
  • 4th May 2020
  • 11th May 2020
  • 18th May 2020
  • 25th May 2020
  • 1st June 2020
  • 8th June 2020
  • 15th June 2020
  • 22nd June 2020
  • 29th June 2020
  • 6th July 2020
  • 13th July 2020
  • 20th July 2020
  • 27th July 2020
  • 3rd August 2020
  • 10th August 2020
  • 17th August 2020
  • 24th August 2020
  • 31st August 2020
  • 7th September 2020
  • 14th September 2020
  • 21st September 2020
  • 28th September 2020
  • 5th October 2020
  • 12th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 26th October 2020
  • 2nd November 2020
  • 9th November 2020
  • 16th November 2020
  • 23rd November 2020
  • 30th November 2020
  • 7th December 2020
  • 14th December 2020
STEMWriters at Nelson Libraries 2020

We are a group with widely varying interests in writing, from short fiction to social commentary, social history to poetry.

More Information.

STEMWriters at Nelson Libraries 2020 is on these dates:

  • 14th January 2020
  • 28th January 2020
  • 11th February 2020
  • 25th February 2020
  • 10th March 2020
  • 24th March 2020
  • 14th April 2020
  • 28th April 2020
  • 12th May 2020
  • 26th May 2020
  • 9th June 2020
  • 23rd June 2020
  • 14th July 2020
  • 28th July 2020
  • 11th August 2020
  • 25th August 2020
  • 8th September 2020
  • 22nd September 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 10th November 2020
  • 24th November 2020
  • 8th December 2020
Nelson Libraries BookChat at Elma Turner Library 2020

Bookchat is a place where we get together to talk about books we have recently read.

Come along and tell us about what you have been reading, or just come to hear what titles other people have enjoyed.

Just roll up!

More Information.

Nelson Libraries BookChat at Elma Turner Library 2020 is on these dates:

  • 14th January 2020
  • 11th February 2020
  • 10th March 2020
  • 14th April 2020
  • 12th May 2020
  • 9th June 2020
  • 14th July 2020
  • 11th August 2020
  • 8th September 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 10th November 2020
  • 8th December 2020
Nelson Libraries BookChat at Stoke 2020

Bookchat is a place where we get together to talk about books we have recently read.

Come along and tell us about what you have been reading, or just come to hear what titles other people have enjoyed.

Just roll up!

More Information.

Nelson Libraries BookChat at Stoke 2020 is on these dates:

  • 15th January 2020
  • 19th February 2020
  • 18th March 2020
  • 15th April 2020
  • 20th May 2020
  • 17th June 2020
  • 15th July 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 16th December 2020
Ceroc Dance Nelson

Ceroc® Dance modern jive is a social partner dance generally done to chart toppers and old favourites. It is a partner dance that you can dance at parties, pubs, nightclubs, weddings; just about anywhere!

Ceroc Dance is likened to a fusion of Salsa and Jive but also draws on Latin, Ballroom, Swing and West Coast influences, and does not have complicated footwork.

Start any time, no bookings, experience or partner required. Each class a standalone lesson, so you can come and go as suits you, and not have to worry about catching up on missed classes.

We teach 3-4 moves each night and we link each move and put all the moves together so you can dance the moves over and over again.

Doors open at 7pm to register, and our Beginner Class starts at 7.15. The class will go for an hour, and then it is followed by 20min of music to practice your moves, after which is the Intermediate Class.

More Information.

Ceroc Dance Nelson is on these dates:

  • 16th January 2020
  • 23rd January 2020
  • 30th January 2020
  • 6th February 2020
  • 13th February 2020
  • 20th February 2020
  • 27th February 2020
  • 5th March 2020
  • 12th March 2020
  • 11th June 2020
  • 18th June 2020
  • 25th June 2020
  • 2nd July 2020
  • 9th July 2020
  • 16th July 2020
  • 23rd July 2020
  • 30th July 2020
  • 6th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 20th August 2020
  • 27th August 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
  • 17th September 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 5th November 2020
  • 12th November 2020
  • 19th November 2020
  • 26th November 2020
Library Knitters

Come along for a cup of tea or coffee and some good company. The Library Knitters meet at 10 am every Thursday to create garments for charity organisations across the community.

Experience at knitting not needed, just a willingness to give it a go.

We have wool and needles available to use, or else feel free to bring your own.

Donations of wool are gratefully received - we do not need needles.

We also have a group at Nightingale Memorial Library on Monday afternoons between 1.30 and 3.30 pm.

More Information.

Library Knitters is on these dates:

  • 16th January 2020
  • 23rd January 2020
  • 30th January 2020
  • 6th February 2020
  • 13th February 2020
  • 20th February 2020
  • 27th February 2020
  • 5th March 2020
  • 12th March 2020
  • 19th March 2020
  • 26th March 2020
  • 2nd April 2020
  • 9th April 2020
  • 16th April 2020
  • 23rd April 2020
  • 30th April 2020
  • 7th May 2020
  • 14th May 2020
  • 21st May 2020
  • 28th May 2020
  • 4th June 2020
  • 11th June 2020
  • 18th June 2020
  • 25th June 2020
  • 2nd July 2020
  • 9th July 2020
  • 16th July 2020
  • 23rd July 2020
  • 30th July 2020
  • 6th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 20th August 2020
  • 27th August 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
  • 17th September 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 5th November 2020
  • 12th November 2020
  • 19th November 2020
  • 26th November 2020
  • 3rd December 2020
  • 10th December 2020
  • 17th December 2020
Young Adult Reading Club

A fun way to connect with other young adults who love reading and talking about books.

The group meets once a month at the Stoke and Elma Turner Libraries where they check out all the newest books before they hit our shelves.

Every third Tuesday at the Stoke Library from 3:45pm

Every third Wednesday at the Elma Turner Library from 3:45pm

For ages 13+

More Information.

Young Adult Reading Club is on these dates:

  • 18th February 2020
  • 19th February 2020
  • 17th March 2020
  • 18th March 2020
  • 15th April 2020
  • 21st April 2020
  • 19th May 2020
  • 20th May 2020
  • 16th June 2020
  • 17th June 2020
  • 15th July 2020
  • 21st July 2020
  • 18th August 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 15th September 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 17th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 15th December 2020
  • 16th December 2020
Nelson Farmers Market

Every Wednesday Rain or Shine the Farmers Market comes to Kirby Lane bringing you local fresh produce and products from all over the top of the south region. Come down have lunch and sample some incredible deals and taste sensations from the people that grew and made the products themselves!

More Information.

Nelson Farmers Market is on these dates:

  • 3rd June 2020
  • 10th June 2020
  • 17th June 2020
  • 24th June 2020
  • 1st July 2020
  • 8th July 2020
  • 15th July 2020
  • 22nd July 2020
  • 29th July 2020
  • 5th August 2020
  • 12th August 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 26th August 2020
  • 2nd September 2020
  • 9th September 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 11th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 25th November 2020
  • 2nd December 2020
  • 9th December 2020
  • 16th December 2020
  • 23rd December 2020
  • 30th December 2020
  • 6th January 2021
  • 13th January 2021
  • 20th January 2021
  • 27th January 2021
  • 3rd February 2021
  • 10th February 2021
  • 17th February 2021
  • 24th February 2021
  • 3rd March 2021
  • 10th March 2021
  • 17th March 2021
  • 24th March 2021
  • 31st March 2021
  • 7th April 2021
  • 14th April 2021
  • 21st April 2021
  • 28th April 2021
  • 5th May 2021
  • 12th May 2021
  • 19th May 2021
  • 26th May 2021
  • 2nd June 2021
The Nelson Market

The Nelson Market is famous for the fantastic array of local produce, food and crafts on offer and is considered to be the best market in NZ.
Every Saturday the bustling Nelson Market transforms Montgomery Square into a vibrant showcase of regional arts, crafts, fashion, jewellery, fresh local and organic produce. Catch up with friends and family over coffee, brunch or lunch and savour the rich diversity of Nelson goods on offer.
Every Saturday the bustling Nelson Market transforms Montgomery Square into a vibrant showcase of regional arts, crafts, fashion, jewellery, fresh local and organic produce. Catch up with friends and family over coffee, brunch or lunch and savour the rich diversity of handcrafted Nelson goods available in one place.
It is a great opportunity to meet with the producers and craftspeople for which Nelson is so famous and explore the up to 200 stalls.
Whatever else you do in Nelson if you are a visitor from away, make sure you don't miss this very special experience.

More Information.

The Nelson Market is on these dates:

  • 13th June 2020
  • 20th June 2020
  • 27th June 2020
  • 4th July 2020
  • 11th July 2020
  • 18th July 2020
  • 25th July 2020
  • 31st July 2020
  • 7th August 2020
  • 14th August 2020
  • 21st August 2020
  • 28th August 2020
  • 4th September 2020
  • 11th September 2020
  • 18th September 2020
  • 25th September 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 6th November 2020
  • 13th November 2020
  • 20th November 2020
  • 27th November 2020
  • 4th December 2020
  • 11th December 2020
  • 18th December 2020
  • 25th December 2020
  • 1st January 2021
  • 8th January 2021
  • 15th January 2021
  • 22nd January 2021
  • 29th January 2021
  • 5th February 2021
  • 12th February 2021
  • 19th February 2021
  • 26th February 2021
  • 5th March 2021
  • 12th March 2021
  • 19th March 2021
  • 26th March 2021
  • 2nd April 2021
  • 9th April 2021
  • 16th April 2021
  • 23rd April 2021
  • 30th April 2021
  • 7th May 2021
  • 14th May 2021
  • 21st May 2021
  • 28th May 2021
  • 4th June 2021
  • 11th June 2021
  • 18th June 2021
  • 25th June 2021
  • 2nd July 2021
  • 9th July 2021
  • 16th July 2021
  • 23rd July 2021
  • 30th July 2021
  • 6th August 2021
  • 13th August 2021
  • 20th August 2021
  • 27th August 2021
  • 3rd September 2021
  • 10th September 2021
  • 17th September 2021
  • 24th September 2021
  • 1st October 2021
  • 8th October 2021
  • 15th October 2021
  • 22nd October 2021
  • 29th October 2021
  • 5th November 2021
  • 12th November 2021
  • 19th November 2021
  • 26th November 2021
  • 3rd December 2021
  • 10th December 2021
  • 17th December 2021
  • 24th December 2021
  • 31st December 2021
Meditation on Peace

Please join us as we continue to explore the breadth and depth of the Peace Meditation. All are welcome!
As we enter the second year of this exploration, we will deepen our engagement with this transformative practice and move gently into how we can focus this peaceful, serene quality to support and heal our world.

For enquires please contact Jane Hobday:
dharmasphere108@gmail.com All classes by dana/koha

Second Sunday of each Month 10am - 12pm

More Information.

Meditation on Peace is on these dates:

  • 14th June 2020
  • 12th July 2020
  • 9th August 2020
  • 13th September 2020
  • 11th October 2020
  • 8th November 2020
Monty's Sunday Market

Monty's Sunday Market is a mecca for treasure hunters of pre-loved clothes, recycled tools, books, CDs etc, antiques, collectables, homewares, produce, toys, retro, new and imported goods. There are also fresh produce stalls, food carts and coffee.

More Information.

Monty's Sunday Market is on these dates:

  • 14th June 2020
  • 21st June 2020
  • 28th June 2020
  • 5th July 2020
  • 12th July 2020
  • 19th July 2020
  • 26th July 2020
  • 2nd August 2020
  • 9th August 2020
  • 16th August 2020
  • 23rd August 2020
  • 30th August 2020
  • 6th September 2020
  • 13th September 2020
  • 20th September 2020
  • 27th September 2020
  • 4th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
  • 18th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 1st November 2020
  • 8th November 2020
  • 15th November 2020
  • 22nd November 2020
  • 29th November 2020
  • 6th December 2020
  • 13th December 2020
  • 20th December 2020
  • 27th December 2020
  • 3rd January 2021
  • 10th January 2021
  • 17th January 2021
  • 24th January 2021
  • 31st January 2021
  • 7th February 2021
  • 14th February 2021
  • 21st February 2021
  • 28th February 2021
  • 7th March 2021
  • 14th March 2021
  • 21st March 2021
  • 28th March 2021
  • 4th April 2021
  • 11th April 2021
  • 18th April 2021
  • 25th April 2021
  • 2nd May 2021
  • 9th May 2021
  • 16th May 2021
  • 23rd May 2021
  • 30th May 2021
  • 6th June 2021
  • 13th June 2021
  • 20th June 2021
Open Mic Night, Takaka

Open Mic Night hosted by Ron Valente (Gypsy Pickers) at the Brigand Cafe, Takaka. Every Thursday. This is a popular night for locals and travellers. Bring your instruments, songs and dancing shoes for a fun and entertaining evening. Everyone welcome. No cover charge.

For more info, music and videos, visit Ron Valante's solo and duo website - https://gypsypickers.com/

and Ron on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RonValenteMusic

and the Brigand Cafe - https://www.facebook.com/thebrigandrestaurantandbar

If there are current covid restrictions, contact the Brigand Cafe for info.

More Information.

Open Mic Night, Takaka is on these dates:

  • 18th June 2020
  • 25th June 2020
  • 2nd July 2020
  • 9th July 2020
  • 16th July 2020
  • 23rd July 2020
  • 30th July 2020
  • 6th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 20th August 2020
  • 27th August 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
  • 17th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 5th November 2020
  • 12th November 2020
  • 19th November 2020
  • 26th November 2020
  • 3rd December 2020
  • 10th December 2020
  • 17th December 2020
  • 24th December 2020
  • 31st December 2020
  • 7th January 2021
  • 14th January 2021
  • 21st January 2021
  • 28th January 2021
  • 4th February 2021
  • 11th February 2021
  • 18th February 2021
  • 25th February 2021
  • 4th March 2021
  • 11th March 2021
  • 18th March 2021
  • 25th March 2021
  • 1st April 2021
  • 8th April 2021
  • 15th April 2021
  • 22nd April 2021
  • 29th April 2021
  • 6th May 2021
  • 13th May 2021
  • 20th May 2021
  • 27th May 2021
  • 3rd June 2021
  • 10th June 2021
Inspire Modern Jive - Saturday Night Dance Party

Dance the night away with a wide range of fun, easy to dance to music.

Start time: 7.30pm until 11pm

Cost: $10 for the whole night of entertainment

What to Bring:

A plate to share

A fun ready to dance attitude

A drink bottle to stay hydrated

Correct change ($10)

Modern Jive is a popular, easy to learn partner dance style.

Due to the smooth and simple footwork, it can be danced to a diverse range of music from old classics to today hits.

Modern Jive takes influence from many dance styles including: Jive, Salsa, Tango, Ballroom and Rock & Roll.

We also host dance classes on a Tuesday evening, for more information please visit our website.

More Information.

Inspire Modern Jive - Saturday Night Dance Party is on these dates:

  • 17th October 2020
  • 21st November 2020
LEGO Drop-in

Description:Let your imagination run wild with our LEGO drop-in afternoons.

Children of all ages are invited to create and play with LEGO.
Thanks to a kind donation from the Top of the Brick South Show, we will have LEGO available on the last Thursday of every month.

This will be in the Elma Turner Library Activity Room. No charge

More Information.

LEGO Drop-in is on these dates:

  • 25th June 2020
  • 30th July 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 26th November 2020
  • 31st December 2020
A Passage to Nelson - Exhibition at Broadgreen House

A passage to Nelson - Unpacking the past.

Charting the Buxton family's 19th century journey to Nelson and what early immigrants brought with them. Showcasing fashion and costume from the mid 19th century.

At Broadgreen Historic House
Open daily 11am until 3pm.

Broadgreen House is Nelson’s iconic cob cottage and historic home, outfitted with beautiful period furnishings, art and costume. When you step inside it’s like going back in time 150 years!
Set amidst the beautiful Samuels Rose Gardens.

$5 for visitors and free for locals.

More Information.

A Passage to Nelson - Exhibition at Broadgreen House is on these dates:

  • 1st July 2020
  • 2nd July 2020
  • 3rd July 2020
  • 4th July 2020
  • 5th July 2020
  • 6th July 2020
  • 7th July 2020
  • 8th July 2020
  • 9th July 2020
  • 10th July 2020
  • 11th July 2020
  • 12th July 2020
  • 13th July 2020
  • 14th July 2020
  • 15th July 2020
  • 16th July 2020
  • 17th July 2020
  • 18th July 2020
  • 19th July 2020
  • 20th July 2020
  • 21st July 2020
  • 22nd July 2020
  • 23rd July 2020
  • 24th July 2020
  • 25th July 2020
  • 26th July 2020
  • 27th July 2020
  • 28th July 2020
  • 29th July 2020
  • 30th July 2020
  • 31st July 2020
  • 1st August 2020
  • 2nd August 2020
  • 3rd August 2020
  • 4th August 2020
  • 5th August 2020
  • 6th August 2020
  • 7th August 2020
  • 8th August 2020
  • 9th August 2020
  • 10th August 2020
  • 11th August 2020
  • 12th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 14th August 2020
  • 15th August 2020
  • 16th August 2020
  • 17th August 2020
  • 18th August 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 20th August 2020
  • 21st August 2020
  • 22nd August 2020
  • 23rd August 2020
  • 24th August 2020
  • 25th August 2020
  • 26th August 2020
  • 27th August 2020
  • 28th August 2020
  • 29th August 2020
  • 30th August 2020
  • 31st August 2020
  • 1st September 2020
  • 2nd September 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 4th September 2020
  • 5th September 2020
  • 6th September 2020
  • 7th September 2020
  • 8th September 2020
  • 9th September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
  • 11th September 2020
  • 12th September 2020
  • 13th September 2020
  • 14th September 2020
  • 15th September 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 17th September 2020
  • 18th September 2020
  • 19th September 2020
  • 20th September 2020
  • 21st September 2020
  • 22nd September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 25th September 2020
  • 26th September 2020
  • 27th September 2020
  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
  • 4th October 2020
  • 5th October 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
  • 10th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
  • 12th October 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 17th October 2020
  • 18th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 26th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 31st October 2020
Local Food Resilience

'In this experiential workshop, Robina unpacks her innovative toolbox of comprehensive strategies which collectively enable community-scale food sovereignty. Drawing on local issues and contexts, we will learn effective facilitation skills to build confidence in motivating and engaging our wider communities in generating local food prosperity.

Excellent for people who are part of an organisation committed to local level sustainability in any form, as well as households wanting to reduce their dependence on the globalised food system.'

With Robina McCurdy & Guests
Financial Contribution for Workshop Series: $50 & Koha per workshop attendance.

Register by 5th July: earthcarecommunity@gmail.com

More Information.

Local Food Resilience is on these dates:

  • 25th July 2020
  • 23rd August 2020
  • 26th September 2020
  • 24th October 2020
ANNA'S GROUP SINGING SESSIONS

The Wakatu is proud to support Anna's Sunday Singing Sessions. These are held on the last Sunday of each month. Gather with freedom and with like minds and vocal chords. Enjoy all the heart-warming benefits of group singing without stress. No judgement, just friends you haven't met yet.

The Wakatu Hotel have a wide range of drinks available from the bar and our tea & coffee menus. No booking necessary - come and join in with us.

Entry is one drink of your choice.

Held in the Function Bar or Back bar of the Hotel.

We also have the restaurant open now, or you can order from our bar menu.

More Information.

ANNA'S GROUP SINGING SESSIONS is on these dates:

  • 26th July 2020
  • 30th August 2020
  • 27th September 2020
  • 1st November 2020
  • 29th November 2020
  • 31st January 2021
  • 28th February 2021
  • 28th March 2021
  • 25th April 2021
  • 30th May 2021
  • 27th June 2021
Yoga for Kids

Yoga & Mindfulness – Any Age

These classes will run for 4 weeks and are a fun way for kids to practice compassion, mindfulness, generosity, and flexibility. All mats and props are provided.
Mondays at 3.30 in the Elma Turner Library, starting July 27.

More Information.

Yoga for Kids is on these dates:

  • 27th July 2020
  • 18th December 2020
Yoga Flow

An invigorating practice that strengthens the body and mind, improves flexibility and leaves you feeling re-energized.

A hatha yoga style this uses poses which improve mobility, strength, flexibility and posture. Suitable for all levels, these are the perfect way to take care of your body and recharge the mind.
All props and mats provided. suitable for all levels.

Tuesdays and Fridays 6:15-7:15am

Wednesdays 5:30-7pm

Saturdays 7:30-8:30am

For full timetable and prices see our website - https://www.balancebjjyoga.com/

More Information.

Yoga Flow is on these dates:

  • 8th August 2020
  • 21st August 2020
  • 22nd August 2020
  • 28th August 2020
  • 29th August 2020
  • 1st September 2020
  • 2nd September 2020
  • 4th September 2020
  • 5th September 2020
  • 8th September 2020
  • 9th September 2020
  • 11th September 2020
  • 12th September 2020
  • 15th September 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 18th September 2020
  • 19th September 2020
  • 22nd September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
  • 25th September 2020
  • 26th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
  • 10th October 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 17th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 31st October 2020
  • 3rd November 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 6th November 2020
  • 7th November 2020
  • 10th November 2020
  • 11th November 2020
  • 13th November 2020
  • 14th November 2020
  • 17th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 20th November 2020
  • 21st November 2020
  • 24th November 2020
  • 25th November 2020
  • 27th November 2020
  • 28th November 2020
  • 1st December 2020
  • 2nd December 2020
  • 4th December 2020
  • 5th December 2020
  • 8th December 2020
  • 9th December 2020
  • 11th December 2020
  • 12th December 2020
  • 15th December 2020
  • 16th December 2020
Gardening Club

Gardening Club – Ages 7+

Gardening Club will learn everything from worms and soils to vegetables and flowers with gardening activities each week.
Fridays at 3.30 in Elma Turner Library, starting July 31

More Information.

Gardening Club is on these dates:

  • 7th August 2020
  • 18th December 2020
Open Floor Dance Sundays

'A guided movement inquiry. Join this growing community of movers. We are not learning to dance, we are dancing to learn. Awareness, connection, joy, learning to include all of life. Open to beginners and experienced dancers. No experience necessary only the love to move.'

For more info: https://www.riverside.org.nz/single-post/2020/06/29/Open-Floor-Dance--Sundays

More Information.

Open Floor Dance Sundays is on these dates:

  • 23rd August 2020
  • 20th September 2020
  • 25th October 2020
Richmond Library: Good Crafternoon!

Join us at Richmond Library for an hour and a half of crafting. It’s a great opportunity to finish a project, or start a new one, and spend some enjoyable time with other crafters.

Bring along your craft project – knitting, hand sewing, mending, crochet, drawing, scrap-booking, or whatever half-finished, almost-started project you like – and work on it with other crafters at the library.

Level 2 gathering rules apply:

•A maximum of 15 people can be in the room at one time.
•At least 1m physical distancing needs to be observed.
•Attendees should apply hand sanitiser as they enter the library.
•You may choose to wear a face mask.
•There will be a group-specific contact tracing register – please fill this in as you enter the room.

Free, but you need to bring all your own materials and craft supplies.

Every Wednesday afternoon.

Bring your lunch, or grab something from the Library Café.

All welcome. Bookings not required.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Good Crafternoon! is on these dates:

  • 9th September 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 11th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 25th November 2020
  • 2nd December 2020
  • 9th December 2020
  • 16th December 2020
Richmond Library: Richmond Writing Group

The Richmond Writing Group is for adults with an interest in writing – whether you’re just thinking about starting to write something, or you’re a published author, or somewhere in between.

The Richmond Writing Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at Richmond Library. It’s a great opportunity to meet other people with a shared interest in writing, and to put pen to paper!

Each month we have a guest speaker who will illuminate an area of the writing process. There is also always time for discussion and writing.

Bring writing materials.

Free. All welcome.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Richmond Writing Group is on these dates:

  • 15th September 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 17th November 2020
Takaka Library: Flying Squids Book Club

If you're into books and reading, living in Takaka and you're aged 9-12, this book club is for you.

Flying Squids is Takaka Library's book club for 9-12 year olds. The club meets on the third Friday of the month during term time.

Check in and hear what others have been reading and get a look at some of the latest new books.

It's fun and it's free!

More Information.

Takaka Library: Flying Squids Book Club is on these dates:

  • 18th September 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 20th November 2020
Motueka Library: Book Cafe

Come along to Motueka Library's conversational group.

Discuss and debate thought-provoking topics and enjoy a fine selection of books.

There will be themes, interesting snippets and laughs along the way.

Refreshments provided.

Koha appreciated.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Book Cafe is on these dates:

  • 21st September 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 16th November 2020
  • 21st December 2020
Takaka Library: Tiny Tots

>>> THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL WE ARE BACK AT LEVEL 1 <<<

Tiny Tots is a fun, free event for babies, toddlers and children two years and younger, and their whanau.

Learn and grow together through music, movement and stories.

Stay for a chat and play afterwards.

Tiny Tots takes place every Tuesday during term time.

Free.

More Information.

Takaka Library: Tiny Tots is on these dates:

  • 22nd September 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 3rd November 2020
  • 10th November 2020
  • 17th November 2020
  • 24th November 2020
  • 1st December 2020
  • 8th December 2020
  • 15th December 2020
Richmond Library: Tiny Tots

>>> THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL WE ARE BACK AT LEVEL 1 <<<

A hands on session using songs, stories, rhymes and movement for children aged two years and younger with their caregivers.

An opportunity to have fun in the library, interact with your tot using rhymes, songs and movement and introduce them to the wonderful world of books.

Every Tuesday during school term time.

Free.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Tiny Tots is on these dates:

  • 22nd September 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 3rd November 2020
  • 10th November 2020
  • 17th November 2020
  • 24th November 2020
  • 1st December 2020
  • 8th December 2020
  • 15th December 2020
Inspire Modern Jive - weekly dance classes

Everyone is welcome, no partner required, start at anytime.

Modern Jive is a popular, easy to learn partner dance style.

Due to the smooth and simple footwork, it can be danced to a diverse range of music from old classics to today hits. Modern Jive takes influence from many dance styles including: Jive, Salsa, Tango, Ballroom and Rock & Roll.

Try our Welcome Pass For First Time Beginners

*$10 for your first two consecutive classes

*Bring a dance partner with you and their first two consecutive classes are free

*Your dance partner must be opposite follow or lead to you to help keep our classes balanced

*Our Welcome Pass is for first time beginners to Inspire Modern Jive - one pass per person

Beginners class starts at 7.45pm
Social dancing 8.35pm onwards

Please arrive at least 5 minutes before class to enable you to check in.

Casual and monthly pricing available.

Beginner plus & Intermediate classes run earlier in the evening, Please visit our website for more information - www.inspiredance.co.nz

More Information.

Inspire Modern Jive - weekly dance classes is on these dates:

  • 22nd September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 3rd November 2020
  • 10th November 2020
  • 17th November 2020
  • 24th November 2020
  • 1st December 2020
  • 8th December 2020
  • 15th December 2020
Motueka Library: Scrabble Time!

Do you enjoy a good game of Scrabble?

Scrabble will be available for a friendly game with an old or new friend every Wednesday (excluding public holidays). Suitable for word lovers of all ages.

Our scrabble books will assist you in finding those really tricky words which use all your letters!

Bring a friend or meet new people and exercise your brain in a relaxed atmosphere.

Free. All welcome.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Scrabble Time! is on these dates:

  • 23rd September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 11th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 25th November 2020
  • 2nd December 2020
  • 9th December 2020
  • 16th December 2020
  • 23rd December 2020
Motueka Library: Lifestyle Group

Come along and discuss different Lifestyle topics.

We'll exchange ideas with a different topic each month and meet new people.

Topics will include home and garden, health, fitness, fashion, beauty, retirement, recreation, craft, interior design, travel, hobbies, outdoor living etc.

Enjoy a cup of tea and discover great new library books and magazines. Occasional speakers will entertain us.

Free. All welcome.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Lifestyle Group is on these dates:

  • 25th September 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 27th November 2020
  • 18th December 2020
Motueka Library: Building Bricks Club

///THIS EVENT WILL RECOMMENCE AT LEVEL 1 ///

Join the Motueka Library Building Bricks Club.

Make amazing building bricks creations at the library with local experts and discover cool building bricks books and magazines as well.

Adrian Barbour will share models and any brick news.

The monthly Building Brick Club might have a theme or could be free building.

Suitable for children age 7+.

The building bricks are kindly supplied by the Christchurch User Group.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Building Bricks Club is on these dates:

  • 28th September 2020
  • 2nd November 2020
  • 30th November 2020
Hatha Yoga with Sue Ransom

Join me for this weekly evening yoga practice and experience the beautiful benefits of yoga for yourself as you enjoy:

* Being warmly welcomed whether you're new to yoga or have been practicing for a while

* Small and friendly classes

* A beautiful, peaceful practice studio

* Moving through a series of asanas (postures) to stretch and strengthen your body

* Working with your breath

* Relaxing...so important for your overall wellbeing

These sessions are a lovely way to take regular care of yourself, nurturing your body and mind.

Sue Ransom
Dip Yoga Teacher (IYTA)
Svastha Yoga of Krishnamacharya: Therapy Program - Yoga Psychology for Wellbeing, Stress, Anxiety Certified
Facebook: Sue Ransom Yoga

More Information.

Hatha Yoga with Sue Ransom is on these dates:

  • 29th September 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 3rd November 2020
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.

Free.

More Information.

Takaka Library: Silverfish Book Group is on these dates:

  • 29th September 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 24th November 2020
Hatha/Restorative Yoga with Sue Ransom

In this delicious mid-week rejuvenator, you'll move through postures co-ordinating your breath with mindful awareness. Then there'll be time for you to invite a deep sense of relaxation into your body and mind in comfortably supported postures using bolsters, blocks and blankets (provided), allowing your body and mind to restore and replenish.

Enjoy:

* Being warmly welcomed whether you're new to yoga or have been practicing for a while

* Small and friendly classes

* A restful, warm practice space

These sessions are a lovely way to self-nurture, and are also ideal for stress management.

Sue Ransom
Dip Yoga Teacher (IYTA)
Svastha Yoga of Krishnamacharya: Therapy Program - Yoga Psychology for Wellbeing, Stress, Anxiety Certified
Facebook: Sue Ransom Yoga

More Information.

Hatha/Restorative Yoga with Sue Ransom is on these dates:

  • 30th September 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 4th November 2020
Motueka Library: Babbling Books Book Group

Babbling Books is a chance to enjoy an informal discussion about what you are reading.

Find out what has others enthused and share your favourite titles.

You are welcome to bring your lunch.

Free. All welcome!

More Information.

Motueka Library: Babbling Books Book Group is on these dates:

  • 1st October 2020
  • 5th November 2020
Chakradance Awakening

My invitation is for you to find what thousands of others have found, the unravelling of blocked energy, a deepened connection to your true, authentic self, and the feeling of coming home.

Come and Join me for a powerful 9 week awakening journey with each 90 minute class focusing on a different chakra, includes an introductory and integration class.

Come and explore. Have fun. Find meaning. Let go. Look deeper into each chakra, each part of you.

Chakradance is a beautiful dance allowing you to blend free-flowing movements with chakra resonate music, guided imagery and mandala art.

Chakradance a healing dance/movement practice that will free the energy in your body and open you to a deeper experience of life.

Bookings essential, places are limited, email Sharon
sharonthomashealing@gmail.com

For more info: www.sharonthomas.co.nz

Course cost: $135 (Introductory special)

Venue: Natural Living studio, Founders park, Nelson

If you haven’t had a chance to attend one of my introductory classes please email me at sharonthomashealing@gmail.com to receive your FREE copy of a 15 minute guided Chakradance taster session and I’ll also send you a FREE Chakra health check survey.

More Information.

Chakradance Awakening is on these dates:

  • 4th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
  • 18th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 1st November 2020
  • 8th November 2020
  • 15th November 2020
  • 22nd November 2020
  • 29th November 2020
Motueka Library: Speed Dating with a Book

Speed Dating with a book celebrates books and reading.

Choose books from the selection displayed, familiarise yourself and then ‘sell’ the book to the group or in pairs.

Introduce books you have enjoyed in 3 minutes to the group.

Fun, and free!

More Information.

Motueka Library: Speed Dating with a Book is on these dates:

  • 5th October 2020
  • 2nd November 2020
Spring Exhibition Emergence

The Nelson Suter Art Society is holding their Spring Exhibition, titled Emergence. Come and view this curated exhibition of members work.

More Information.

Spring Exhibition Emergence is on these dates:

  • 7th October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
  • 10th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
  • 12th October 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 17th October 2020
  • 18th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 26th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 31st October 2020
  • 1st November 2020
  • 2nd November 2020
  • 3rd November 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 5th November 2020
  • 6th November 2020
  • 7th November 2020
  • 8th November 2020
Motueka Library: Garden Gurus

The Garden Gurus is a green thumbed group of gardening enthusiasts who meet at Motueka Library.

Gatherings are on the second Monday of the month and include socialising, browsing library books on garden topics, speakers and various activities, workshops and tours of gardens.

If you are interested in seed and plant swaps, planting herbs, investigating garden questions and generally learning about all sorts of garden topics, then this may be the group for you.

Get together with other green thumbed people.

Free.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Garden Gurus is on these dates:

  • 12th October 2020
  • 9th November 2020
  • 14th December 2020
Story Time at the Library

Story Time sessions are designed for 3 and 4 year olds and combines songs, rhymes, stories and a craft session into a free, fun 30 minute programme.
This is a great opportunity for preschoolers to develop pre-literacy skills and socialising skills and for parents to meet with other parents. See you there!

Elma Turner Library
Tuesday 10:30am

Stoke Library
Wednesday 10:30am

Nightingale Library Memorial
Thursday 10:30am

More Information.

Story Time at the Library is on these dates:

  • 13th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 3rd November 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 5th November 2020
  • 10th November 2020
  • 11th November 2020
  • 12th November 2020
  • 17th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 19th November 2020
  • 24th November 2020
  • 25th November 2020
  • 26th November 2020
  • 1st December 2020
  • 2nd December 2020
  • 3rd December 2020
  • 8th December 2020
  • 9th December 2020
  • 10th December 2020
  • 15th December 2020
  • 16th December 2020
Small Time at the Library

Small Time sessions are designed for under 2 year olds and combines songs, rhymes and stories into a free, fun 20 minute programme. This is a great opportunity for toddlers to develop pre-literacy skills and for parents to meet with other parents. See you there!

Elma Turner Library
Monday 10:30am
Wednesday 10:30am

Stoke Library Tuesday 10:30am

More Information.

Small Time at the Library is on these dates:

  • 12th October 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 2nd November 2020
  • 3rd November 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 9th November 2020
  • 10th November 2020
  • 11th November 2020
  • 16th November 2020
  • 17th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 23rd November 2020
  • 24th November 2020
  • 25th November 2020
  • 30th November 2020
  • 1st December 2020
  • 2nd December 2020
  • 7th December 2020
  • 8th December 2020
  • 9th December 2020
  • 14th December 2020
  • 15th December 2020
  • 16th December 2020
WMC: Unrefined

In Collaboration with the Refinery ArtSpace
Curated by Philip Kelly and Chris McBride

Selected retrospective exhibition examining the politics of style implicit in the Wellington Media Collective’s substantial body of work. Political activism woven with cultural history and art.

Over two decades (1978-1998), the work of the Wellington Media Collective (WMC) addressed a broad range of social issues across Aotearoa/New Zealand. Under the banner “We Will Work With You, Not For You”, the cooperative of graphic designers, printers, photographers and friends shared their skills in graphic design and communication with trade unions, political and community groups, artists and individuals across a spectrum of cultural issues and campaigns for social justice. WMC was involved in all the major social, political and cultural movements of the era, including the fight for a nuclear free New Zealand, tino rangatiratanga, women’s rights, employment issues and an end to apartheid.

See also:
A conversation about art, activism and WMC
Refinery Artspace, Tuesday 13 October, 5.30pm, FREE

For more information and posters credits, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

More Information.

WMC: Unrefined is on these dates:

  • 13th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 17th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 31st October 2020
  • 2nd November 2020
  • 3rd November 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 5th November 2020
  • 6th November 2020
  • 7th November 2020
Spring Detox Yoga Course

Over five weeks, you will learn a gentle 50 minute yoga sequence that is designed to lovingly twist and squeeze and stretch your beautiful body so that it releases toxins and you feel great. We will begin each class with centering and end with relaxing. Your body will be so happy to be nurtured and you'll have a sequence you can continue to practice at home, after the course is done. :)

Your tutor is Lisa Allan. Lisa has been teaching yoga for 17 years and draws on many beautiful styles and traditions to bring you this special sequence.

For more information check out www.wintergreencreative.co.nz or get in touch with Lisa directly on wintergreencreative@gmail.com.

'Look after the root of the tree, and the fragrant flower and luscious fruits will grow by themselves. Look after the health of the body, and the fragrance of the mind and richness of the spirit will follow.' - BKS Iyengar

More Information.

Spring Detox Yoga Course (FULL) is on these dates:

  • 15th October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 5th November 2020
  • 12th November 2020
Richmond Library: Mystery Ink

Mystery Ink is Richmond Library’s group for teens.

Catch up in Richmond Library's Constance Barnicoat room to talk books and movies and get the first pick of the newest titles. Snack and fun diversions included.

All welcome, ages 12-18.

It's a great opportunity to meet new people and have a bit of fun.

Free!

More Information.

Richmond Library: Mystery Ink is on these dates:

  • 15th October 2020
  • 12th November 2020
  • 10th December 2020
Isel Twilight Market

Isel Twilight Market is restarting on the 15th of October at Isel park, Stoke, Nelson.

Bring the whole family along and relax in the beautiful surroundings of Isel park. Indulge in the delicious cuisine from the street food carts. Find some treasures from the craft stalls and listen to the always fabulous live music.

The market is dog friendly but they must be kept on a leash at all times.

Round up the troops and come and see us at the Isel Twilight market this summer.

More Information.

Isel Twilight Market is on these dates:

  • 15th October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 5th November 2020
  • 12th November 2020
  • 19th November 2020
  • 26th November 2020
  • 3rd December 2020
  • 10th December 2020
  • 17th December 2020
  • 24th December 2020
  • 31st December 2020
  • 7th January 2021
  • 14th January 2021
  • 21st January 2021
  • 28th January 2021
  • 4th February 2021
  • 11th February 2021
  • 18th February 2021
  • 25th February 2021
  • 4th March 2021
  • 11th March 2021
  • 18th March 2021
  • 25th March 2021
  • 1st April 2021
EDGELAND—James Robinson

An installation of works created by visual artist James Robinson in response to the work of New Zealand poet laureate David Eggleton.

“EDGELAND is the name of David Eggleton’s last poetry volume, so I use this word as a beginning. The resonance in the ‘Edge’ and ‘Land’ are vast symbolically. Literally in the material of the craft I’ve languaged the edges, either spliced cut joined de-constructed and heated.”

James Robinson was born in Christchurch in 1972 and currently lives in Dunedin. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Otago School of Fine Arts in 2000. In 2019 he won People’s Choice award at the Parkin Award exhibition in Wellington with In and Out, a large work from his Pyramid series. Robinson is known for creating deeply personal work that can shock, disarm and move us.

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

More Information.

EDGELAND—James Robinson is on these dates:

  • 16th October 2020
  • 17th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 26th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 31st October 2020
  • 2nd November 2020
  • 3rd November 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 5th November 2020
  • 6th November 2020
  • 7th November 2020
  • 9th November 2020
  • 10th November 2020
  • 11th November 2020
  • 12th November 2020
  • 13th November 2020
  • 14th November 2020
Motueka Library: Tiny Tots

Tiny Tots is a fun, social and interactive programme introducing literacy and a love of language to babies, as well as helping to develop the bond between parent and child.

Tiny Tots is held at Motueka Library on Friday mornings during term time. It is a 30 minute programme of action rhymes, music and books suitable for children two years old and younger.

We do not limit session numbers but will try to accommodate as best we can.

We hope to see you there!

Free

More Information.

Motueka Library: Tiny Tots is on these dates:

  • 16th October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 6th November 2020
  • 13th November 2020
  • 20th November 2020
  • 27th November 2020
  • 4th December 2020
  • 11th December 2020
  • 18th December 2020
Masks Behind Glass: City-wide mask exhibition

A collaboration between Nelson Arts Festival and Arts Council Nelson

Local artist Fiona Sutherland has been working with teachers to create masks that will be exhibited in visible street frontages around the city – look out for masks of everything and anything imaginable in galleries, shop fronts and other unexpected places!

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

More Information.

Masks Behind Glass: City-wide mask exhibition is on these dates:

  • 18th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 26th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 31st October 2020
Richmond Library: Richmond Robotics - Term 4

Richmond Robotics is an after-school club for kids aged 8 - 13 who are keen on technology.

Run by technology educator Nathalie Lacaze Campbell and Children and Youth Library Assistant Amy Groome, the club will meet regularly every Monday after school, with 6 sessions per term.

These sessions are project-based and will help younger people develop an understanding of robotics and computational thinking skills.

After learning about robotics and coding fundamentals, club members will take on projects to utilise their knowledge.

We encourage a trial and error approach to learning, which helps young people to reflect and to analyse as they find solutions to challenges.

Cost: $30. Bookings essential.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Richmond Robotics - Term 4 is on these dates:

  • 19th October 2020
  • 2nd November 2020
  • 9th November 2020
  • 16th November 2020
  • 23rd November 2020
  • 30th November 2020
Richmond Library: Book Group

Richmond Library's Book Group for adults is a great opportunity for you to talk about what you have been reading and to hear about what other people have been reading too.

It's a relaxed, social, book-focused time with like-minded people.

You'll also get to see a selection of new titles which the library has purchased.

Richmond Library's Book Group for adults meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 3.00pm.

All welcome. Free!

More Information.

Richmond Library: Book Group is on these dates:

  • 21st October 2020
  • 18th November 2020
Nelson Tasman Music Therapy Collective – NelSONG Neurological Choir

A choir with a difference run by trained, NZ registered music therapists. We use planned musical techniques to assist and increase the wellness of people who have experienced stroke, Parkinson’s, brain trauma, early Dementia, stress and anxiety, etc.

Come and have a sing and feel the difference it brings.

The choir will include:

Gentle, fun vocal and body warmups.
Singing songs that encourage wellness, some you will know and some may be new.
We’ll build the repertoire together with you. What songs would you like to sing? Suggestions are encouraged.
Some sharing, fun and the building of community.
Contact us: ntmtcollective@gmail.com

More Information.

Nelson Tasman Music Therapy Collective – NelSONG Neurological Choir is on these dates:

  • 21st October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 11th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 25th November 2020
  • 2nd December 2020
  • 9th December 2020
  • 16th December 2020
A Compass For Awakening. The Practice of Doing No Harm.

The practice of 'doing no harm' is both a wonderful support to mindful, wholesome living, and an essential foundation for developing meditative ease and wisdom on the path of Dharma.
The traditional framework for the practice is known as the 'Five Training Precepts'. These ethical principles serve like a compass for aligning to inner-truth. When we come from this place of clear intention, our actions have the best chance of supporting the well being of both self and others.
In this 6 week course we will embark on a guided exploration of these principles, through meditation, contemplation, and community sharing.

More Information.

A Compass For Awakening. The Practice of Doing No Harm. is on these dates:

  • 22nd October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 5th November 2020
  • 12th November 2020
  • 19th November 2020
  • 26th November 2020
Raising Teenage Girls

Are you concerned about raising your daughter in today’s world? Worried about the changes in store for you and her, the mood swings, the pressures and dangers they face, and confused with all the conflicting advice on how to get through the teen years?

Would you like to hear from someone who’s been there, done that, and has survived with their marriage, sense of humor and sanity (mostly) intact?

Shelley will share practical advice, tips, strategies and experiences of what worked (and what didn’t!) after raising three daughters in these challenging times, all presented in a down to earth manner with a good dose of humor.

Brought to you in association with the Tahunanui Community Centre.

ALL PROFITS TO BE DONATED TO YOUTHLINE

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Pukapuka Talks: Fleeing to Freedom

Behrouz Boochani’s and Golriz Ghahraman’s refugee stories shine a devastating light on the fates of so many people, as borders close around the world. They appear together to discuss their books – No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison and Know Your Place.

We encourage you to pay what what you can; our suggestion is that those who are unwaged pay $8, those who earn minimum wage pay $12 and those who receive an above average salary pay $16.

Presented in association with the NZSA/PEN and Multicultural Nelson Tasman.

For more information on Behrouz Boochani’s and Golriz Ghahraman’s stories, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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Latin Salsa Dance Party

best Latin Salsa Dance Music Party with Latin DJ Uli all night @ Nelson's Shed Bar from 9pm - Free Entry

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Open Day at the Sanctuary

Meet New Zealand's own Bug Man, Rudd Kleinpaste, explore the bush tracks, take a guided tour, bring a picnic, storytelling, native plant sale, treasure hunts, and delicious food and drink for sale.

The Brook Waimārama Sanctuary is the largest fenced haven for endangered plants and creatures in the South Island.

Close to Nelson city but hidden away up the Brook Valley, this is a great opportunity to visit us and find out about a major community conservation project going on in your own neighbourhood.

By Car or Bike: we are just 5km from city centre, through the Brook Valley Holiday
Park.
By Bus - Route 4 from Nelson Terminus
Saturday - Departs hourly 9am – 2pm

This is a zero waste event. Please take home what you bring with you.

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Book Launch

Join us in celebrating the book launch of HEARTSBLOOD,
thrilling final instalment in the acclaimed
CHILDREN OF THE FURNACE trilogy.

Praise for Children Of The Furnace:
"There is a stunning musicality in the language of this dark, compelling YA novel set post-climate change catastrophe
–NZ Book Awards, First Novel category

A complex, sustained narrative voice and a rhythm of language that offers magic and poetry."
– NZ Book Awards, Best YA Category

In the Suter foyer straight after the pukapuka talk.

Wine, signings and creative fun. Come along and and be inspired! See you there.

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Takaka Library: Improvisation Word Games With Teentheatre

Teentheatre, in conjunction with Wordfest 2020, present a fun-filled session of quick and witty improvisation!

Teentheatre were the winners of the 2019 Nelson-Marlborough Theatresports competition, and went on to place 2nd at the National event that year.

Don't miss this fabulous opportunity to see Teentheatre using their incredible improvisational skills to weave witty wordy witticisms before your very eyes!

Free. All welcome.

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The Brook Waimārama Sanctuary Open Day

The Brook Waimārama Sanctuary Open Day - Sponsored by Pics Peanut Butter

FEATURING:
- Ruud Kleinpaste (also known as THE BUG MAN!)
- BirdLife Productions Storytelling
- Guided tours
- Treasure Hunts
- Face Painting
- Delicious food and coffee

ACTIVITIES:

Enjoy a guided tour around some of the Sanctuary's most beautiful loops and tracks, inspiring and informative talks and activities in the outdoor classroom and more!

Kids will be able to take part in a nature treasure hunt and face painting with more activities to be confirmed.

ENTRY AND COST:
This event is free and open to everyone and anyone who is interested in learning more about the Brook Sanctuary!
Food trucks will be available on the day and food and drink can be purchased

This is a family friendly and alcohol free event.

Come along for a fun day of adventure, exploring and learning all about the incredible work that the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary is doing in Nelson.

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Pukapuka Talks: Not Just for Laughs

Guided by local writer Ro Cambridge, Eamonn Marra and Lil O’Brien will explore the relationship between tragedy and comedy, and how it is possible to engage readers in important stories by using humour. 

Eamonn Marra’s debut novel 2000ft Above Worry Level begins on the sad part of the internet and ends at the top of a cliff face. This episodic novel is piloted by a young, anhedonic, gentle, slightly disassociated man. He has no money. He has a supportive but disintegrating family. He is trying hard to be better. He is painting a never-ending fence.

Lil O’Brien’s memoir, Not That I’d Kiss A Girl, is a heartbreaking and hilarious true story of coming out as gay in New Zealand. Lil accidentally outed herself to her parents at the age of 19. Half an hour later she found herself on the side of the road, with instructions to come back and pick up her suitcase the next day. What follows is a heartbreaking yet hugely funny story of a young Kiwi girl coming to grips with her sexuality.

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

Photo credits: Ebony Lamb (left) and Troy Godall (right)

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Pukapuka Talks: Our People, Our Cultures, Our Languages

Panel discussion about our multicultural whenua.

Join Resika Sapkota (a Nelson-based Bhutanese/Nepali refugee), Behrouz Boochani (Kurdish refugee and author of No Friend But the Mountains), Chinese NZ writer Rose Lu (author of All Who Live on Islands) and a yet-to-be announced Māori speaker, in conversation with Dana Wensley (NZSA PEN representative).

Panel members will explore what ethnic diversity looks like in Aotearoa, how we can find common ground, how social policy can support race unity and counter racism, how we can unpack the legacy of colonisation, what we can learn from tangata whenua—and what this all means for us on a personal, practical level.  

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

Photo credit: Angus McDonald (Behrouz Boochani), Ebony Lamb (Rose Lu)

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Pukapuka Talks: Writing Young Adult Fiction

Multi-award winning author of fiction for young adults Mandy Hager in conversation with local YA writers Rachael Craw, Brin Murray and Robyn Prokop.

While young adult (YA) fiction is written for readers between the ages of 12 to 18, it reaches a much broader audience; approximately half of readers are adults. These four writers not only help their readers escape into imagined worlds, they also traverse the big issues that young people face today: mental health, suicide and self-harm, date rape, abuse of power, terrorism, political corruption, the treatment of perceived ‘others’ and environmental degradation—but with a big dose of love, compassion, humour and generosity. As well as learning how they entertain and captivate their readers, come along to this session to find out how all four writers inspire their readers to use their own voices.

For more information on the authors, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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Sea Mouse

Sea Mouse here to daze, confuse, and summon your inner animal. Sea Mouse is waiting for you.

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Food, Flowers and Fun

When was the last time you took a friend for a drive in the beautiful New Zealand country side, discovered a beautiful quiet valley and found somewhere to have a decadent lunch complemented with beautiful Neudorf wine? Then had a fun afternoon playing in the garden, picking fresh spring blooms and creating beautiful floral arrangements as a memento of your adventures? If the answer is never, but this sounds like something you would love to do, please join us.

Our Fine Food, Flowers and Fun event is designed to both nourish your body and your inner child. Firstly, to nourish your body, our head chef, Ryan, who we think is one of New Zealand’s best, will prepare a beautiful lunch using the freshest New Zealand ingredients, some from our produce garden and pare it with beautiful Neudorf wine.

Kylie, our resident farmer florist will then take you to her beautiful cutting garden, overlooking the Owen River and Kahurangi National Park where she will support you to pick and arrange a beautiful garden inspired arrangement, play on the floral swing, take some photos and just have fun - because flowers always make people feel better!

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The Big Bike Film Night

We're back on track, and continuing our mission - sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you.

Showcasing our 2020 collection that has everything a cycle-centric audience could want - action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is unashamedly and utterly designed and devised for the two wheel devotee!

This year’s treasure chest of films includes a story that reminds you of the importance of finding your ‘why’, and that with a bike you can find a worthy adventure in your own backyard; a movie that shows inspiration can come in all shapes and sizes – sometimes that shape and size is a seven-year-old girl who likes to ride BMX; an audacious mountain climbing challenge; a tale of trees, traps and trails, a beautiful story about the power of two wheels and a community built through bicycling; and a part documentary/ part fantasy with mountain bike illustrations that will have you looking for your rig and heading down the trail in search of the same kind of magic; ALL in the mix!!

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Ngatimoti Have Your Say: Environment Plan

Tasman District Council staff and councillors will be in Ngatimoti to hear your views about our environmental and development issues and opportunities, and what you think makes our district special. Drop-in anytime between 10am and 4pm to have your say.

At the event you can:

- Give feedback on important topics
- Take part in fun activities
- Meet other locals
- Get info on local opportunities and challenges
- Sign up to take part in future policy development

All ages are welcome to be part of the conversation about how we should protect and restore our environment, build community resilience, and provide for appropriate development of Tasman’s towns, local centres, rural areas, and coastal places.

What we learn from our communities will make a difference to the new Aorere ki uta, Aorere ki tai - Tasman Environment Plan. This will be an important document that will eventually replace current council resource management plans. This event is your opportunity to get involved and shape the future of Tasman as the blueprint for how we grow as a district and use our air, land, and water.

If you’re not able to make it along, visit us online from the 5th of October at www.environmentplan.tasman.govt.nz.

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Poetry in the Modern Day

What is the point of poetry these days?
Author David Karena-Holmes will talk about the role poetry has in the modern day world. 

Elma Turner Library
Sunday 25 October, 2:30pm
No charge, everyone welcome.

Part of our Welcome Back week of events. You can find the full programme over on our website http://www.nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz/news/library-news/welcome-back/

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Ngatimoti Festival

Come and relax for a day in Ngatimoti. Huge range of food and drink, including our famous Cafe with delicious home baking at reasonable prices, spit roasts and curries. Options for vegans and vegetarians too.
Plant stalls with veges, ornamentals and flowers, and the fun CowPat bingo.
Activities for the young and young at heart, such as the animal petting zoo, bouncy castles, rides, games and circus skills to watch or even give-it-a-go!
Rural demonstrations such as wood chopping, sheep shearing, spinning and weaving, as well as the popular fire service demonstrations on during the day.
A Silent Auction will again offer excellent items to bid for, and the Treasure Trove has many bargains to discover.
Live music will be happening during the day, and there are heaps of great craft stalls. Do some Christmas shopping to support the local economy!

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Community Fair

Plants for sale, vegs and flowers, 'Justbe' Food Caravan with coffee and delicious food, BBQ and fun for the kids. There will be several demonstrations throughout the day, eg worm farms, compost making, sauerkraut and kombucha making and seed sowing for the kids

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Trio Jackson as part of the Live Music Series at Elma Turner Library

Trio Jackson are a family group who have been playing together for over twenty years.
This has created a magical musical synthesis born of their intuitive, creative and empathetic ensemble expression.
The essence of great music is often found in the traditional Folk melodies and musical forms from around the World. Trio Jacksons' awareness of this along with their eclectic tastes and craftsmanship allow them to offer their listeners a wonderfully diverse palette of musical colours and emotions, expressed with virtuosity, passion and beauty.

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Pukapuka Talks: Historical Fiction

Christine Leunens and Alexandra Tidswell reveal how they weave together research with imagination to create intriguing and authentic characters from the past.

You will also get a glimpse into their current works in progress: Christine is currently finalising an upcoming historical novel and film script for the same story, set at the time of the Rainbow Warrior bombing, and Alexandra is writing a novel about a highwayman in Wellington in 1859.

This session will be chaired by Kerry Sunderland.

For more information on the authors, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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Pukapuka Talks: Miriam Lancewood - Wild At Heart

Miriam Lancewood talks with Kerry Sunderland about her gripping sequel to the international bestseller, Woman in the Wilderness.

Miriam Lancewood’s first book Woman in the Wilderness told how she and her husband, Peter, lived for six years in the wilderness of New Zealand, hunting and gathering, and roaming the mountains like nomads.

A year later they left New Zealand to explore other wild places. They walked 2000 km through the forests of Europe and along the coast of Turkey, mostly camping under trees and cooking by fire. They lived on the edge, embracing insecurity, and found the unexpected. Sometimes it was pure bliss, sometimes it was terrifying. But when Miriam and Peter moved on to the Australian desert, they met with disaster.

Wild at Heart tells that story. It’s about life and death, courage and the power of love.

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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NZSA Writing Workshop with Mandy Hager

Two-hour workshop with award-winning author Mandy Hager.

Mandy Hager is a multi-award winning writer of fiction for young adults. In 2019 she was awarded the Margaret Mahy Medal for life-time achievement and a distinguished contribution to New Zealand’s literature for young people.

In this workshop, you will get the chance to learn more about and experiment with character, voice and story structure: Learn how to find your character’s unique voice, and how character, voice and theme are intrinsically intertwined.

The workshop will include a mix of instruction and writing exercises.

This is a unique opportunity to learn from one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed YA writers. Mandy is a trained teacher, with an Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts (Whitireia) and an MA in Creative Writing from Victoria University of Wellington. She also writes adult fiction, short stories, non-fiction, educational resources, blogs and articles, and currently tutors the Novel Course for Whitireia’s Creative Writing Programme.

For more information on the author, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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Pukapuka Talks: Our Grandfathers

Ian Trafford and William Moloney have both written fascinating novels based on their grandfathers’ WWI diaries.

During his childhood on a farm near Te Karaka, west of Gisborne, Ian Trafford’s father came home one day with his grandfather Alick’s secret First World War diaries. Ian soon knew that some day the real, raw story of our Kiwi boys in this un-great war, and afterwards, needed to be told. In August, that story made its way into the world as the novel, Into the Unknown. Readers will see the war unfold through Alick’s eyes and learn about his and his companions’ attitudes to the army, to female company, to the enemy soldiers, to the hospitality provided by people under pressure, to the war itself. And after the drama and tragedy of war, comes the return home and the efforts required to make a living while remaining steadfastly silent about the traumas of those terrible years – an unseen fight that continued and affected generations to come.

Ian will be joined on stage by fellow Nelson-based author, William Molloney, whose 2015 novel, The Battle of Messines Road, was also based on his grandfather’s WWI diary.

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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Gypsy Pickers at Kotare Sands, Pohara

Live music with the popular Gypsy Pickers at the Kotare Sands Cafe - on their big lawn, at beautiful Pohara Beach. (or indoors if wet)

Great food available and a good selection of beer, wine, coffee, tea and snacks.

GYPSY PICKERS
"Hot rhythms and feel-good music with the power of soul!"

The GYPSY PICKERS are a multi-instrument duo known for their engaging live performances that have kept them busy on the NZ and international touring scene.

These two lively entertainers have a captivating show and an extensive repertoire to suit any event, and their original music has featured regularly on TV, film and radio. The Gypsy Pickers make music to move you and make you move - with rock, popular, reggae, bluegrass, world, latin, jazz, blues, roots, hits and originals - to suit the occasion. For a night of floor-shaking dance music or a quality concert experience, the Gypsy Pickers are known for consistently pleasing crowds of all ages.

Punchy on rhythm and lead guitars, bass grooves, banjo, mandolin, melodica, rich vocals and percussion.

Visit the Gypsy Pickers website for music, videos and info - https://gypsypickers.com/

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Hopetoun Brown

"It's their pervading sense of fun together with a respect for antique jazz, blues, plantation work songs, doo wop and funk that gives Hopetoun Brown their edge" - Metro Magazine
Hopetoun Brown and the genius of Finn Scholes return to the streets, their antique wind instruments shrieking wildly. Welded to their horns at birth Tim, Nick and Finn were born to march about the nation bringing blues, stomp and soul to every corner of our shaky isles. Playing songs from their three highly regarded studio albums the boys are also releasing their first ever concert recording to coincide with a 22 date national tour: Hopetoun Brown Live at WOMAD. Thanks to the kind folks at Arts on Tour NZ you can see and hear the wonders of this show in a town near you. Expect stratospheric high notes exploding from the trumpet bell of Finn Scholes, marvel at the sweat pouring off bass clarinet player Nick Atkinson as he underpins the lyrics produced by the golden tonsils of lead singer Tim Stewart. The trio bring trombones, saxophones, tubas, tambourines, a Rhodes electric piano and a full-size concert vibraphone to the stage, which will be constantly pulsing with Stewart's legendary stomp.

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Pukapuka Talks: Annabel Langbein

Annabel Langbein, New Zealand’s most popular cookbook author, writes for the first time about her remarkable life and how food has shaped it, highlighting some of the recipes that have resonated most strongly with her over the years.

From her childhood fascination with cooking to a teenage flirtation as a Maoist hippie, to possum trapping and living off the land as a hunter and forager, to travelling and starting her own croissant business in Brazil, Annabel’s life has always been centred on food and nature. Out of this came an obsession with creating cookbooks, introducing a generation of cooks to her simple recipes for delicious, stylish meals.

Annabel has lived a huge and varied life, and she writes vividly about her many adventures. From throughout this rich life in food she has chosen 60 key recipes, created with her signature style and flair that make cooking easy for everyone, sharing them in this beautifully photographed book.

Arrive at 5pm for a welcome drink and nibbles. Session starts at 5.30pm.

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

Photo credit: Aliscia Young

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Nayland College Gala Concert

Nayland College proudly presents a showcase of performing arts featuring the very best of Music, Dance and Drama. We welcome you to sit back and enjoy our 2020 students performing as spotlight soloists and as part of our talented ensembles.

The evening will celebrate a broad spectrum of performances from Concert Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Broadgreen Intermediate Concert Band, our three choirs, Vast Dance, and the Drama Company.

The programme will appeal to a variety of artistic tastes with our all-encompassing talented students.

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Pukapuka Talks: Escaping the Poem

Escaping the Poem brings together poets John Newton and Cliff Fell in a reading and performance of new works, each exploring the poem’s ability to escape the lyric tradition. Newton’s verse novel Escape Path Lighting (VUP 2020) is a hilarious and sometimes savage satire on the creative writing life, as seen through the lens of fictional poet Arthur Bardruin, resident of an island not dissimilar to Waiheke – from where poets who breach the writing school’s creative mores are at risk of incarceration in the notorious ‘Isle of Drunks’. Fell’s epic poem ‘101 Bows to Lawrence Ferlinghetti’, published earlier this year on Newsroom’s readingroom, is a celebration of the Beat poet’s life and renaissance of poem as musical performance, restoring verse to its troubadour roots. Fell and Newton are both musicians and used to perform together, so this is a literary panel event that will morph into a music show – bring your dancing shoes as the muse loves to dance.

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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Motueka Library: Building Bricks Contest

Children are invited to take part in our Halloween and Christmas themed Building Bricks contest!

Children can build their creation with their own Lego bricks at home or at the Motueka Library Building Bricks Club on Monday 2nd November, 3.30pm-5.00pm.

Entries will be accepted up until Friday 27th November at 6.00pm. The winners will be announced at our final 2020 Motueka Library Building Bricks Club session on Monday 30th November at 3.30pm.

Home submissions are to be made by emailing up to three photographs of a creation to either adbarbour@gmail.com (Adrian Barbour) or janine.gillions@tasman.govt.nz (Janine)

We will take photographs of creations built in the library.

Adrian Barbour, our Building Bricks Club facilitator will be the judge of your wonderful entries.

There will be prizes to be won! These are Lego sets worth up to $40 for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, with mini-figure prizes for runners-up.

We can't wait to see what you create.

Free.

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Motueka Library: Building Bricks Contest is on these dates:

  • 27th October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 31st October 2020
  • 1st November 2020
  • 2nd November 2020
  • 3rd November 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 5th November 2020
  • 6th November 2020
  • 7th November 2020
  • 8th November 2020
  • 9th November 2020
  • 10th November 2020
  • 11th November 2020
  • 12th November 2020
  • 13th November 2020
  • 14th November 2020
  • 15th November 2020
  • 16th November 2020
  • 17th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 19th November 2020
  • 20th November 2020
  • 21st November 2020
  • 22nd November 2020
  • 23rd November 2020
  • 24th November 2020
  • 25th November 2020
  • 26th November 2020
  • 27th November 2020
Rotoiti Have Your Say: Environment Plan

Tasman District Council staff and councillors will be in Rotoiti to hear your views about our environmental and development issues and opportunities, and what you think makes our district special. Drop-in anytime between 4pm and 7pm to have your say.

At the event you can:

- Give feedback on important topics
- Take part in fun activities
- Meet other locals
- Get info on local opportunities and challenges
- Sign up to take part in future policy development

All ages are welcome to be part of the conversation about how we should protect and restore our environment, build community resilience, and provide for appropriate development of Tasman’s towns, local centres, rural areas, and coastal places.

What we learn from our communities will make a difference to the new Aorere ki uta, Aorere ki tai - Tasman Environment Plan. This will be an important document that will eventually replace current council resource management plans. This event is your opportunity to get involved and shape the future of Tasman as the blueprint for how we grow as a district and use our air, land, and water.

If you’re not able to make it along, visit us online from the 5th of October at www.environmentplan.tasman.govt.nz..

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Beginners Te Reo Māori

For anyone new to the language or wanting to brush up on a few things. This is a fun way of learning pronunciation, greetings and place names.  Bookings required by contacting library@ncc.govt.nz or phoning (03) 546 8100

Wednesday 28 October, 12-12:45pm

Part of our Welcome Back week of events. You can find the full programme over on our website http://www.nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz/news/library-news/welcome-back/

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Make and Mend

Join us for a relaxed crafting session. Supported by the Brain Injury Association, this session is for those who are affected by neurological conditions such as brain injury and for those suffering from fatigue. 
Materials supplied or BYO project.       

Wednesday 28 October, 12-1pm

Part of our Welcome Back week of events. You can find the full programme over on our website http://www.nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz/news/library-news/welcome-back/

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Motueka Library: Haiku Poetry Reading Evening

Join us for a special evening of haiku poetry reading.

Bring along a haiku that you have written, or a favourite by someone else, and share it with other poetry lovers.

Alternatively, just come along and listen to a wide range of haiku, both original and classic.

Children, adults, friends and families all welcome to participate.

Free.

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Richmond Library: Haiku Poetry Reading Evening

Join us for a special evening of haiku poetry reading.

Bring along a haiku that you have written, or a favourite by someone else, and share it with other poetry lovers.

Alternatively, just come along and listen to a wide range of haiku, both original and classic.

Children, adults, friends and families all welcome to participate.

Free.

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Takaka Library: Haiku Poetry Reading Evening

Join us for a special evening of haiku poetry reading.

Bring along a haiku that you have written, or a favourite by someone else, and share it with other poetry lovers.

Alternatively, just come along and listen to a wide range of haiku, both original and classic.

Children, adults, friends and families all welcome to participate.

Free.

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Pukapuka Talks: Kiss me or Kismet?

Join with us to celebrate the launch of the fourth issue of NMIT’s arts and literary journal, kiss me hardy.

kiss me hardy is a Nelson focused literary and arts journal that was initially developed to showcase the work of writers and artists studying at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and expanded in 2018 to include submissions from other writing schools and tertiary institutions around Aotearoa New Zealand. At this event, we will be celebrating the launch of issue four, which for the first time focuses on a theme: ‘Home’. A selection of short stories, poems, essays and art will explore the meaning of home—is it a place, a person, a time, memories, emotions, a state of mind, a spiritual place, turangawaewae or a connection to tangata whenua?

Arrive at 5.30pm for a welcome drink and nibbles. Performances start at 6pm.

After the readings, please join us at Kismet Cocktail & Whisky Bar, 151 Hardy Street, Nelson for our celebratory after-party.

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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Family Fun Day

The annual Nurture@Home Family Fun Day for families and preschool children held in conjunction with Natureland Wildlife Trust is ON.

We are excited to have a range of our local boutique businesses joining us. Unique, hand-made local items and an array of children and baby items will be on offer to purchase. Quality, local food and coffee from well-known food carts will also be available to purchase.

We are also super lucky to have the modelers trains operating from 11am-1pm.

This event focuses on the value of our local Community, which in these unprecedented times has become even more important to us.

Fun, creative activities and entertainment will be provided throughout the day, including a visit from Kori the Penguin, Flossie, Bouncy Castle, Kath Bee and Fairy Lou. Not to mention, spot prizes from Pics Peanut Butter, Home-Lee Boutique Clothing and many more!

• Please bring cash on the day
• Our Family Fun Day is dependent on Covid-19
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Acid on The Microphone

Open mic poetry and music

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Richmond Library: Introduction to Facebook

Learn how to create and use a Facebook account at Richmond Library.

Learn about:
· Creating a Facebook account
· Posting to your wall
· Accepting and sending friend requests
· Sending private messages
· Privacy

To complete this class you must have a current email account – don’t forget to bring your email address, email password and cellphone (to access your email account).

Bookings are essential.

Free.

To book your spot and to find out more contact Richmond Library 03 543 8500.

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Learn at the Library - Social Meda

Nelson Public Libraries hold a variety of free computer classes each school term, for beginners and more experienced users who may want to venture further into the digital world, extend their research skills or learn about the digital services the Library offers.

Find out more about Facebook, Instagram and others – Q & A session.

Classes must be booked by phoning 03 546 0414, emailing library@ncc.govt.nz or visiting any of the Libraries.

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Tasman Have Your Say: Environment Plan

Tasman District Council staff and councillors will be in Tasman to hear your views about our environmental and development issues and opportunities, and what you think makes our district special. Drop-in anytime between 4pm and 7:30pm to have your say.

At the event you can:

- Give feedback on important topics
- Take part in fun activities
- Meet other locals
- Get info on local opportunities and challenges
- Sign up to take part in future policy development

All ages are welcome to be part of the conversation about how we should protect and restore our environment, build community resilience, and provide for appropriate development of Tasman’s towns, local centres, rural areas, and coastal places.

What we learn from our communities will make a difference to the new Aorere ki uta, Aorere ki tai - Tasman Environment Plan. This will be an important document that will eventually replace current council resource management plans. This event is your opportunity to get involved and shape the future of Tasman as the blueprint for how we grow as a district and use our air, land, and water.

If you’re not able to make it along, visit us online from the 5th of October at www.environmentplan.tasman.govt.nz.

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Takaka Library: Cryptic Crosswords With Humfrey Newton

Come and learn tips and tricks to cracking the cryptic crossword code with local guru Humfrey Newton.

Bring along paper and pen and prepare to be enlightened and entertained!

It's free and everyone is welcome.

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Have a go at Tai Chi

Be taken through a series of moves and provide a great introduction to Tai Chi. 

Thursday 29 October, 12:30-1:15pm

Part of our Welcome Back week of events. You can find the full programme over on our website http://www.nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz/news/library-news/welcome-back/

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Soap Making Made Easy

Home made soap is becoming a much sought after staple in many a household. Wouldn't you like to be able to impress friends and family with fragrant, non-toxic soap made by - you?!

Registrations essential: education@riverside.org.nz.

This workshop is proudly sponsored by the Riverside Community Trust. Please contact Tanja (education@riverside.org.nz) to discuss sponsorship options if you are struggling to meet the workshop fee.

For more info: https://www.riverside.org.nz/single-post/soap-making-made-easy

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Hip Hop & Jazz Dance on the Street

Short, sharp, and energetic dance performances by The Tribe Hip Hop and FA Dance Centre. 

Get down to Richmond’s Sundial Square on Thursday 29 October at 5pm and check out short, sharp, and energetic dance performances by The Tribe Hip Hop and FA Dance Centre. Fun, vibrant, and family-friendly!

In case of bad weather check the Nelson Arts Festival website or Facebook page for updates.

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

Photo credit: AT Photo

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Lunchtime Concert: Phoenix Piano Trio

The Phoenix Piano Trio offer a unique opportunity for the audience to hear some original music all composed in Nelson. Musicians Craig Duffy (piano) Sally Wastney (cello) and Tamsin Leenhouwers (violin) join together to play sets of original, atmospheric music composed by Craig Duffy and Tamsin Leenhouwers.

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Shamanic Vision Quest with Dr John Broomfield

This is a rare opportunity for shamanic practice with a senior teacher. Exploration of shamanic cultures from around the world will lay the groundwork for our own practice of advanced techniques.

The course is suitable for all levels of experience, including complete beginners.

The wilderness locale of the beautiful Wangapeka Retreat Centre in the foothills of NZ’s Southern Alps, enhances the power of the practice and provides the perfect setting for the two-day solo fasting vision quest which is at the heart of the workshop.

For more info on the venue: https://wangapeka.org

'When shamans ‘journey,’ they are being transported not outwardly around the face of the earth, but inwardly by the pulse of rhythmic sound. Instead of moving their bodies by ordinary physical means, they move into an altered state of consciousness in which they experience realities outside our normal perception'. (Sandra Ingerman)

Cost: $760 (includes single accomodation, all meals and teaching)

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Shamanic Vision Quest with Dr John Broomfield is on these dates:

  • 29th October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 31st October 2020
  • 1st November 2020
  • 2nd November 2020
Richmond Library: Introduction to Photobooks

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? How about making someone special a photobook?

In this free workshop you will understand how to use the Vistaprint website, learn how to upload photos from your computer, create and customise a photobook ready for printing.

Learn how to:
· Create a photobook using Vistaprint
· Get your photobook ready for printing

You will need to bring a USB stick with stored photos to use during this class. Booking is essential.

To book your spot and find out more about the class contact Richmond Library 03 543 8500.

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Labretta Suede and The Motel 6

Hey Boils & Ghouls,

You are in for the treat as these weirdo's have chosen to spend their spiritual holiday of HALLOWEEN with you!

You lucky folk get a special treat as they will be bringing their World Travelled 'Bomp Stompin' Boogie' DJ set to you all before you get spun into a frenzy with
Labretta Suede & The Motel 6!

Doors 8pm -
8pm - Bomp Stompin' Boogie DJ Set
9pm - Priscilla & The Presley's
10pm - Labretta Suede & The Motel 6

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Hunter Gilles Band

We will be taking the audience on a journey through the origins and classics of Blues and joining it up to modern day music and all the living influences. Touching on the cousins and sisters of Blues music, playing some soul infused R&B with a sidestep of Jazz to spice it up.

Stephan Gilberg
Lead guitarist, playing acoustic, slide and electric (stage name Steve Giles) has had the pleasure to perform in two previous Arts Festivals on the Mainstage events, this was with Big Daddy Wilson in 2017 and with Greg Copeland in 2019.

Cher Hunter
Lead vocals, has performed in three Arts Festivals in her past band 'Medicine Woman' at the Pic's Granary Gigs. Cher was also a guest back up vocalist at the 2019 Arts Festival show with Greg Copeland on the Festival main stage.

Darryn Hunter
Bass Player was part of the Medicine Woman band. Both Cher and Daz have played in Sydney, California, Wanaka and Christchurch. They are multi-talented duo that happen to be husband & wife.

Harry Binskin
On drums Harry has recently (before the lockdown) returned from a four year stint in the UK. He toured there nationwide which culminated for him performing in a support band at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Gary Sansome - Bald Man Sings Rihanna

Ever heard a bald man sing Rihanna? The Bald Scotsman is bringing his sell out Edinburgh and NZ Fringe to Nelson for the 1st time.

As seen at the biggest comedy clubs in the world including Caroline's on Broadway in NYC and Yuk Yuk's in Toronto -- 'exceptionally funny' (Mark Dolan of Balls of Steel) Scottish baldy Gary Sansome takes an irreverent look at music and popular culture in this hilarious, fun-packed show.

"Escapism of the highest order... superb crowd-work, improvisation and the largest amount of energy I have ever seen used on stage. An hour of pure entertainment and hilarity" "5-Stars" Bunbury Magazine.

Locals, Kimba McG and Richard Townsend will provide the opening laughs with Dave Vandy as MC.

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Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill

Two acclaimed Celtic musicians combined with subtle grace and sharp wit – Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill are a touch of magic and a musical force to be reckoned with!

Featuring heart-wrenching slow airs, riveting arrangements of songs and toe-tapping dance tunes, both take what you know about traditional Scottish music and bring it to another level altogether. Having rediscovered a musical connection forged on the road fifteen years ago, they have finally decided to do something about it with the release of their album, Race for the Sun, late last year.

www.gillianboucher.bobmcneill.net

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Textile Collage 1 day Workshop

Art Haven is excited to have talented multimedia artist Sally Reynolds from Mahana leading a one-day workshop designed to explore your creativity and thriftiness. Sally will teach the concept of slow or mindful stitching techniques along with the principles of collage. The workshop is suitable for everyone from experienced textile artists to beginners. As long as you’re happy wielding needle and thread you’ll be ready to collage.

Sally’s practice is based on reusing, recycling and reviving textiles, so you’ll get to dive into her suitcase of scraps! Participants are welcome to bring sentimental pieces of textiles, linen, heirlooms to incorporate into their own piece.

NZ $150pp
Minimum 4 – Maximum 8 people
Includes some materials, morning and afternoon tea and a delicious home cooked lunch

Supplied:
• calico or wool blanket pieces
• embroidery threads/floss
• large suitcase full of fabric scraps

To bring:
• embroidery needle, needs to be sharp and have a large enough eye for embroidery threads
• pins and safety pins
• embroidery threads if you have them
• scissors
• embroidery hoop if you like to use one
• fabric scraps, old linen etc
• embellishments such as buttons, beads

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Ghosts and Goblins Trick or Treat

Come on down to Sundial Square in Richmond to collect your map & bag, and trick or treat your way around participating Richmond stores.

Spooktacular Ghost Hunt : Find Richmond's Friendly Ghost and be in to WIN

Dress up in your SPOOKIEST halloween costume, and be up for AWESOME prizes by taking part in the Fancy Dress Parades, one at 11am and one at 12pm.

Free Facepainting

Sundial Square will be decorated with awesome decorations by Waimea College Students

This is a great opportunity to have a safe place where children can get involved in the fun of 'trick or treating' and feel welcome, without caregivers being concerned.

A huge thank you goes to the Tasman District Council for their support of this event through their Community Grants Scheme!

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Natural Artistry presented by Janthia Holt

Award winning floral designer Janitha Holt presents “Natural Artistry” an afternoon of entertaining floral theatre.

Koha entry.

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Introduction to Growing

Do you want to start sowing seeds for the coming growing season? Do you want to learn how to save your own seeds? Do you want to meet other gardeners beginners and experienced?

The Nelson Seed Library will be sharing information and answering your questions at this free presentation. They will cover:

- From seed to seed - Plant life cycle
- What to grow? What we like to eat -what grows in this climate
- How to borrow & return seeds from the Library
- Record keeping
- Growing structures & protection
- Cross pollination prevention & hybrids
- Question time

Saturday 31 October, 11am-12pm in the Elma Turner Library.

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Seedling and Planting Fundraiser Stall

Donations of well labelled seedlings and plants are welcome for us to sell as a fundraiser for the Nelson Seed Library.
Please drop off any plants at 10am on Saturday 31st October to the Nelson Seed Library volunteers. Funds will go towards the running of the seed library.

Saturday 31 October, 10:30am in the Elma Turner Library.

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Seed Guardian Workshop

The chance for seeds saver beginners and those with experience to gather, share and learn through the active process of saving seeds of food crops.
We are continuing with last season concept of forming growing groups around high value food crops; pumpkin, beans, corn, leafy greens and tomatoes.

Nelson Seed Library depends on dedicated seed savers to be able to replenish the seed stocks for others to share and grow. Gather, share and learn how to support the Nelson Seed Library.

Saturday 31 October, 1-2pm
Elma Turner Library

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Pink Ribbon Yoga Fundraiser with Sue Ransom

All welcome at this gentle, nurturing yoga session, supporting the good work of Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand. We'll move, breathe and relax...

All koha to Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand. Thanks to the church for the generous use of the hall.

Please bring a yoga mat and blanket. This is a drop in session, however if you intend to come along it would be helpful if you'd please let me know :)

Donations welcome on the day or at
https://takeaction.org.nz/page/sueransom

Sue Ransom
Dip Yoga Teacher (IYTA)

Facebook: Sue Ransom Yoga

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Make Your Own Picture Frame

Get creative with woodworking! Make a present for someone, or bring a favourite picture to frame for yourself.

Registrations essential: education@riverside.org.nz.

This workshop is proudly sponsored by the Riverside Community Trust. Please contact Tanja (education@riverside.org.nz) to discuss sponsorship options if you are struggling to meet the workshop fee.

For more info: https://www.riverside.org.nz/single-post/make-your-own-picture-frame-7years

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Grandiose Cabaret :Halloween

You loved it last year and it is returning again with a whole new cast!

A cast of Variety and Cabaret performers from around NZ will descend on The Playhouse on October 31st in a halloween haunt fest!

Expect to see a sumptuous spectacular of sequins and feathers, risque raunchy characters .
"What an incredible show!!! So professional and entertaining"

All performers to be announced.

Tickets will be $25 plus booking fee.
Doorsales $35
This show filled up fast last year, so don't delay, secure your tickets now.
Dinner bookings available by calling the venue.

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Avantdale Bowling Club

In a debut performance for the region, Tom Scott brings his hip-hop/jazz project, Avantdale Bowling Club, to the Theatre Royal, having won the Taite Music Prize, the Album of the Year and Hip-hop Artist at the 2019 Music Awards, a No. 1 album and a Silver Scroll song-writing nomination.

In Tom’s typically irreverent own words, the Spotify profile for the project says “Irrelevant jazz from an island nation off the coast of Antarctica.” The concert features an enviable cast of musicians – Tonga Vaea (vocals/keys/trumpet), Guy Harrison (keys/trumpet), JY Lee (saxophone), Ben Turua (upright bass/bass guitar) and Julien Dyne (drums).

“The album’s about home and its inhabitants, with all their inadequacies and complexities. It’s about finding peace in the little piece of land you stand on” Tom says.

Scott first emerged in 2007 with Home Brew, a band that still performs live. His other projects – Average Rap Band, @Peace, a new Average Man collaboration and his new label ‘Years Gone By’ – ensure that he continues to influence a generation of young rappers and push boundaries across genres.

For more information and a sneak preview, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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Gillian Boucher and Bob Mcneill

Gillian, an exceptional fiddler from Canada’s Scottish-infused Cape Breton Island, and Bob, an acclaimed songwriter and guitarist originally from Scotland

$15 on door

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Full Moon Dance Meditation & Cacao Ceremony

Combining the magic of Pure Grade Ceremonial Cacao, Sacred Intention & Dance as tools to go within, to release & transform the culmination of this cycle at the time of Full Moon.

Renowned for taking her dance floor on a magical & mystical journey and consciously created with the intention of supporting a healing journey. Surya Masala whisks you away on her magic carpet to many lands for a whole body, mind & spiritual experience crossing the boundaries on the dance floor with her unique fusion of styles. An authentic moving meditation balancing the masculine & feminine energies, the inner & outer worlds, the yin & the yang, together with the Ceremonial Cacao getting you out of your mind and dropping into your heart. This is an invitation to go within on the dance floor, to dance through emotions, ways of being & old patterns and release.

Cacao creates a gentle but powerful & beautiful natural elevation & expansion of heart-centred consciousness. A cacao ceremony is a wonderful opportunity to connect within, open your heart and get clarity and guidance on answers you may be ...For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/343129563548977/

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Textile Collage 1 day Workshop

Art Haven is excited to have talented multimedia artist Sally Reynolds from Mahana leading a one-day workshop designed to explore your creativity and thriftiness. Sally will teach the concept of slow or mindful stitching techniques along with the principles of collage. The workshop is suitable for everyone from experienced textile artists to beginners. As long as you’re happy wielding needle and thread you’ll be ready to collage.

Sally’s practice is based on reusing, recycling and reviving textiles, so you’ll get to dive into her suitcase of scraps! Participants are welcome to bring sentimental pieces of textiles, linen, heirlooms to incorporate into their own piece.

NZ $150pp
Minimum 4 – Maximum 8 people
Includes some materials, morning and afternoon tea and a delicious home cooked lunch

Supplied:
• calico or wool blanket pieces
• embroidery threads/floss
• large suitcase full of fabric scraps

To bring:
• embroidery needle, needs to be sharp and have a large enough eye for embroidery threads
• pins and safety pins
• embroidery threads if you have them
• scissors
• embroidery hoop if you like to use one
• fabric scraps, old linen etc
• embellishments such as buttons, beads

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A Floral Theatre - 'Natural Artistry'

This presentation is for a Floral Art Society of New Zealand test of my demonstration skills. I need an audience of 100 to validate the test. Please come and enjoy the sights and sounds of a floral theatre production. Eight large designs will be created on stage, while you relax and enjoy the flowers.

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Nelson Fright Night 2020

It's back....
We will let you in but can you find the way out?
Nelson Fright Night is an annual haunt fest held at Founders Park.
A youth event for 13- 17 year olds.
This year the Scare Zone is bigger than ever.
Buy a ticket with your friends to the session you wish to go to.
This year there is no chill zone, just one huge Scare Zone.
Once you leave the windmill you will briefed and sent on your way.
Saturday October 31st at Founders Park
7.45pm - 10pm
$10 per person Tickets released soon.

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Contemporary Felt Making Workshop

This two day Contemporary Felt Making Workshop is an opportunity to extend your individual creativity by applying design principals to your work.
Colleen will guide you on how to enhance your ideas by applying colour and using the techniques of resists, inlays or embellishments to create texture into the structure of the felt. You will be able to choose your colours from a selection of hand dyed merino wool and luxury silk fabrics and fibres.

The focus will be to create a wall piece of your own composition that is meaningful to you. There may also be an opportunity to trial other ideas including three dimensional felt making.

If you are ready to be challenged and inspired then this workshop with give you an insight into what makes your work unique.

At the end of this small group workshop you will have a finished piece for your interior along with many ideas for future projects.

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Contemporary Felt Making Workshop is on these dates:

  • 31st October 2020
  • 1st November 2020
The Nelson Half

Half marathon, 10km, 5km & 2.5km fun run & walk.

Run on a scenic, flat course around the walkways of Stoke & Richmond Taste Trail, open to all runners and walkers, ideal for all abilities from beginners and recreational athletes to serious competitors.

Start and finish at Suburbs Football Club Rooms, Saxton Fields.

Everyone gets a finishers medal. Heaps of major and spot prizes to be won.

Don't delay enter online today.

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Kids Fishing Competition

Great opportunity for Mum's, Dad's, Grandparents, family and friends to come along and introduce your children to fishing off the Mapua Wharf. Spot prizes and fun times to be had. Sausage sizzle.

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Higgins Heritage Park Open Day

"Steam-up" with our Traction Engine & trailer rides Member Sheds Open Day and enjoy a picnic on the "Village Green". Bush rail jigger rides operating

Family Friendly Day Out - A great place to go and spend the day.
Higgins Heritage Park is a family of working museums of heritage / museum and living history activities of our forefathers including:
-Bush railway jigger rides around the park perimeter
-Vintage small engines, machinery & tractors
-The Rural Life Museum
-Historic Transport Museum with vintage trucks & associated vehicles
-Pigeon Valley Steam Machinery Museum of steam engines & steam machinery
-Rover Car Club with its headquarters in an old garage with vintage petrol pumps.
-Army Group Centre who provide living history displays & equipment
-The Ray Win Collection of Jowett vehicles & speedway bikes
-The Harry Holmwood Memorial Museum
-A Working sawmill, Vintage Chainsaw & early logging collection & the Golden Downs Forestry Hut
- 2 Model railways

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Motueka Have Your Say: Environment Plan

Tasman District Council staff and councillors will be in Motueka to hear your views about our environmental and development issues and opportunities, and what you think makes our district special. Drop-in anytime between 8am and 1pm to have your say.

At the event you can:

- Give feedback on important topics
- Take part in fun activities
- Meet other locals
- Get info on local opportunities and challenges
- Sign up to take part in future policy development

All ages are welcome to be part of the conversation about how we should protect and restore our environment, build community resilience, and provide for appropriate development of Tasman’s towns, local centres, rural areas, and coastal places.

What we learn from our communities will make a difference to the new Aorere ki uta, Aorere ki tai - Tasman Environment Plan. This will be an important document that will eventually replace current council resource management plans. This event is your opportunity to get involved and shape the future of Tasman as the blueprint for how we grow as a district and use our air, land, and water.

If you’re not able to make it along, visit us online from the 5th of October at www.environmentplan.tasman.govt.nz.

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Cooking for a Budget

Would you like to learn how to make tastier, more nutritious food and save the planet’s resources and your money while doing it. The planetary health diet, which is based on health considerations for people and the planet, is set to achieve this. But how do you translate the scientific recommendations into a tasty local diet in New Zealand.

Let Gileen, from Food Sense, show you how to create a weekly meal plan, which is tasty, economical and satisfying. She will cook some tasty plant-based foods and suggest ingredient swap outs so you can use what is in your pantry. She also has tips for using local seasonal food and reducing food waste.

Gileen has studied human nutrition and has co-ordinated a food rescue project in Nelson. She is an enthusiastic cook and is serious about eating healthier, reducing food waste and saving the planet’s resources for future generations.

Sunday 1 November, 2-3:30pm
Elma Turner Library

Bookings required by contacting library@ncc.govt.nz or phoning (03) 546 810

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Motueka Rudolf Steiner School Spring Fair 2020

You will be mesmerised as you journey through fairyland, conquer the medieval challenge, watch a puppet show in the teepee. Please support our school by taking home beautiful handicraft and felt toys, winning amazing silent-auction items, and savouring delicious international foods, freshly made pizzas, hot hand-cut chips, tantalising home-made baking, and extra tasty ice creams.

You will want to stock up at the market stalls, including second-hand clothes, white-elephant household goods, fresh produce, and more. Little ones will enjoy playing old-fashioned games, making gorgeous crafts to take home, dipping candles, holding guinea pigs, riding ponies, having their faces painted, listening to stories, visiting the Fairy Queen, hunting for treasures, winning prizes, and so much more. Join us for a day of non-stop magic and fun!

Parking is free. Entry is by gold-coin koha to support running Motueka Steiner School. We appreciate your help in striving for a low-waste event, so let’s all do our part!

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Foraging - Plant Identification & Uses

Come learn about wild edible plants/herbs, nutrition, connecting and grounding.
• how to identify the plants around you
• explore the nutritional properties and healing qualities of some of the local flora
• connect with plants in a honoring way
• experience the abundance of free food

Registrations essential: education@riverside.org.nz.

This workshop is proudly sponsored by the Riverside Community Trust.

Please contact Tanja: education@riverside.org.nz to discuss sponsorship options if you are struggling to meet the workshop fee.

For more info: https://www.riverside.org.nz/single-post/foraging-plant-identification-uses

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TINA Simply The Best

Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s.

Featuring the powerful, raspy vocals and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, complete with band, brass section, backing vocalists and dancers to make this the definitive tribute, and a fabulous fun night out!

Hear all the energetic Rock and soulful RnB hits that made Tina one of the 20th century’s biggest names in music – Simply the Best, What’s Love Got to Do With It, River Deep Mountain High, Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits, We Don’t Need Another Hero, What You Get is What You See, Private Dancer and many more.

Please note: 7pm show is now SOLD OUT

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La Toussaint – A concert for All Saints Day: Chroma Chamber Choir

Chroma Chamber Choir and conductor Costa Simpson present a programme of choral music inspired by plainchant, featuring the sumptuous Requiem of Maurice Duruflé. The choir welcomes musicians Michael Stoddart (organ), Kate Sherwood (cello), Sam Downes (baritone), and Erica Sim (mezzo-soprano) to collaborate with this concert.

The programme presents both medieval plainsong and the works of composers who were inspired by its rich legacy. The a cappella Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens of Maurice Duruflé are augmented with settings of the same texts by contemporary Norwegian-American composer Ola Gjeilo and the nineteenth-century Belgian-French composer César Franck.

Generously sponsored by the Alliance Française de Nelson.
Tickets – adults $25, students $15, free for children under 5.
Cash door sales at the Cathedral only.

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La Touissant - Chroma Chamber Choir

La Touissant - a concert for All Saints' Day. A choral celebration of plainsong from the past and present, featuring the sumptuous Requiem of Maurice Duruflé.

Conductor - Costa Simpson
Organ - Michael Stoddart
Baritone - Sam Downes
Mezzo Soprano - Erica Sim
Cello - Kate Sherwood

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Brightwater Have Your Say: Environment Plan

Tasman District Council staff and councillors will be in Brightwater to hear your views about our environmental and development issues and opportunities, and what you think makes our district special. Drop-in anytime between 3:30pm and 7pm to have your say.

At the event you can:

- Give feedback on important topics
- Take part in fun activities
- Meet other locals
- Get info on local opportunities and challenges
- Sign up to take part in future policy development

All ages are welcome to be part of the conversation about how we should protect and restore our environment, build community resilience, and provide for appropriate development of Tasman’s towns, local centres, rural areas, and coastal places.

What we learn from our communities will make a difference to the new Aorere ki uta, Aorere ki tai - Tasman Environment Plan. This will be an important document that will eventually replace current council resource management plans. This event is your opportunity to get involved and shape the future of Tasman as the blueprint for how we grow as a district and use our air, land, and water.

If you’re not able to make it along, visit us online from the 5th of October at www.environmentplan.tasman.govt.nz.

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Motueka Library: Art workshop - Tessellations

Join us for a fun exploration of patterns and how to fit shapes together without gaps.

Local artist, Marian Painter will teach you about the art of Escher and show you how to make your own fascinating designs.

Please bring a pencil, ruler, scissors and coloured pens or pencils if you have any. Materials will be available if you don’t have your own.

Phone 528 1047 to book your spot. Cost: $10.

Image credit: Metamorphosis by MC Escher

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Richmond Library: Digital Banking

Gain knowledge and confidence moving into online banking with this accessible workshop.

This class includes:
· Getting to know banking online
· How to recognise the signs of an online scam and what to do
· How to protect yourself online
· Starting to navigate through an online banking platform
· Registering for online banking with your bank

No personal financial information is required to participate.

Free.

Phone 543 8500 or talk to a library staff member to book your spot.

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Te Moana Glow Show

Illuminate kids’ hearts and minds with this magical giant-scale glow-in-the-dark puppet show! Go under the sea with a courageous Kina on her journey of discovery across the Pacific Ocean to Aotearoa. It’s a delightful story of our kai moana and the whakatauki ‘He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.’

This innovative, cutting edge concept features 40+ glow-in-the-dark puppets under UV lights in a black box theatre environment. 15,000+ children saw the extraordinary Matariki Glow Show in 2017/18 and 25,000+ children saw it in 2019. The ALL NEW Te Moana Glow Show is a must-see for 2020!

The production was created by puppet designer/creator Sarah Burren who collaborated with composer/musical director Midge Perez. They have an impressive history, having worked together on 20 children’s shows. Sarah has been involved in the concept/design/production of over 100 stage shows and live events both in NZ and internationally. They sought the guidance and approval of kaumātua Dr Haare Williams (amorangi in arts, culture and education) to create a story that ignites the spirit and pride of our tamariki.

Recommended for ages 2 – 10. This production is suitable for special needs children.

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Craig Potton Gallery Summer Exhibition

We are excited to bring to you our Summer Exhibition installation which includes works from renowned New Zealand artists, Max Gimblett, Tony Lane and Denys Watkins, Bronwynne Cornish, Michael Dell, Dick Frizzell, Michael Hight and Craig Potton - each fantastic New Zealand artists in their own right. Each artwork that we have available make for perfect investment pieces that you cannot go wrong with.

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Craig Potton Gallery Summer Exhibition is on these dates:

  • 3rd November 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 5th November 2020
  • 6th November 2020
  • 7th November 2020
  • 9th November 2020
  • 10th November 2020
  • 11th November 2020
  • 12th November 2020
  • 13th November 2020
  • 14th November 2020
  • 16th November 2020
  • 17th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 19th November 2020
  • 20th November 2020
  • 21st November 2020
  • 23rd November 2020
  • 24th November 2020
  • 25th November 2020
  • 26th November 2020
  • 27th November 2020
  • 28th November 2020
  • 30th November 2020
  • 1st December 2020
  • 2nd December 2020
  • 3rd December 2020
  • 4th December 2020
  • 5th December 2020
  • 7th December 2020
  • 8th December 2020
  • 9th December 2020
  • 10th December 2020
  • 11th December 2020
  • 12th December 2020
  • 14th December 2020
  • 15th December 2020
  • 16th December 2020
  • 17th December 2020
  • 18th December 2020
  • 19th December 2020
  • 21st December 2020
  • 22nd December 2020
  • 23rd December 2020
  • 24th December 2020
  • 25th December 2020
  • 26th December 2020
  • 28th December 2020
  • 29th December 2020
  • 30th December 2020
  • 31st December 2020
  • 1st January 2021
  • 2nd January 2021
  • 4th January 2021
  • 5th January 2021
  • 6th January 2021
  • 7th January 2021
  • 8th January 2021
  • 9th January 2021
  • 11th January 2021
  • 12th January 2021
  • 13th January 2021
  • 14th January 2021
  • 15th January 2021
  • 16th January 2021
  • 18th January 2021
  • 19th January 2021
  • 20th January 2021
  • 21st January 2021
  • 22nd January 2021
  • 23rd January 2021
  • 25th January 2021
  • 26th January 2021
  • 27th January 2021
  • 28th January 2021
  • 29th January 2021
  • 30th January 2021
  • 1st February 2021
  • 2nd February 2021
  • 3rd February 2021
  • 4th February 2021
  • 5th February 2021
  • 6th February 2021
  • 8th February 2021
  • 9th February 2021
  • 10th February 2021
  • 11th February 2021
  • 12th February 2021
  • 13th February 2021
  • 15th February 2021
  • 16th February 2021
  • 17th February 2021
  • 18th February 2021
  • 19th February 2021
  • 20th February 2021
  • 22nd February 2021
  • 23rd February 2021
  • 24th February 2021
  • 25th February 2021
  • 26th February 2021
  • 27th February 2021
  • 1st March 2021
  • 2nd March 2021
  • 3rd March 2021
  • 4th March 2021
  • 5th March 2021
  • 6th March 2021
  • 8th March 2021
  • 9th March 2021
  • 10th March 2021
  • 11th March 2021
  • 12th March 2021
  • 13th March 2021
  • 15th March 2021
  • 16th March 2021
  • 17th March 2021
  • 18th March 2021
  • 19th March 2021
  • 20th March 2021
  • 22nd March 2021
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  • 27th March 2021
  • 29th March 2021
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  • 31st March 2021
Eddyline 5k Series

Based at Eddyline Brewery & Pizzeria in Richmond.

A series of 5k events for runners and walkers.
Wednesday evenings, starts 4th Nov thru 23rd Dec, then restarts 10th Feb thru 31st March.

Event registration from 5:30pm and safety briefing 6:20pm next to the big tree and picnic table on the reserve outside Eddyline carpark, north end of Champion Rd, on the way into the swimming pool.

Walkers will go at 6:30pm and all Runners 6:40pm.
A different course each week, on footpaths and trails, with some road crossings.

$3 entry (free for school kids and youth students)

Spot prizes every week & 2 series major prizes.

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Motueka Library: Journey to Joy and a Peaceful Mind

Join us for a discussion with Shamaré Guardian about his book “Spirituality 101 to 601 and beyond”.

Shamare’s book focuses on healing the mind and, Shamare says, "leads each person on a set of simple mind lessons to allow changing viewpoints to happen. This is an individual journey leading to joy and a peaceful mind."

Free. All welcome.

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Parihaka and the Whakatū Connection

Parihaka – the story of peaceful resistance and the heritage of our time and place.

As part of the Nelson Heritage Festival, Te Oro Haa presents the Parihaka story by weaving waiata, kapa haka, te reo Māori and ancient Māori sounds. Remembering the invasion of 1881, the Government reconciliation in 2017 and the Parihaka legacy into the future, this performance celebrates the uniqueness of our people, land and spirit.

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Quiz Night

Test your knowledge at our fun quiz night

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Richmond Library: Google and the Internet

Learn how to use Google to find information on the internet in this relaxed and accessible workshop.

This class includes:
· The different components of the World Wide Web
· Using the Google search engine
· Understanding links
· Using Google images, maps and directions

Basic computer skills are essential.

Book your spot by calling 543 8500, or talk to a library staff member.

Free.

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Parihaka Day Dawn Peace Blessing

An invitation to all to share and participate in a Dawn Peace Blessing over the City lead by Archdeacon Emeritus Harvey Ruru QSM.
Karanga, karakia, mihi, whakatauki, te mea, poi waiata.
On 5th November 1881, the peaceful settlement of Parihaka was invaded by Government troops. They peacefully resisted and although their leaders Tohu Kakahi and Te Whiti-o-Rongomai were arrested, no lives were lost. The Parihaka people continue to uphold the values of peace, non violence, autonomy, sanctuary, respect and equality, innovation and hard work, self sufficiency, resilience, unity and commitment to the future.
We carry this legacy of peace, gifted from the leaders and people of Parihaka, forward in our time, to bring peace into our lives, families, community and nation.
This is an opportunity to honour the leaders and people of Parihaka, give thanks for their vision and legacy of peace, and offer our own prayers and commitment to a peaceful future.

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Kill Your Mortgage & Sort Your Retirement with Hannah McQueen

Have you ever wondered what your life could be like if you didn't have a mortgage?

Forget lotto - hit the jackpot by letting financial strategist and enable.me founder Hannah McQueen show you how to make it possible within the next 10 years - or less!

Come along to her FREE seminar - live in Nelson for the first time - to learn how to take charge of your financial future, get mortgage-free in 10 years (or less!) instead of 30, plan for the retirement you want, grow wealth and get ambitious with your goals.

Hannah will be presenting her seminar in Nelson on Thursday the 5th of November at 5.30pm at the Trafalgar Pavilion.

Following the presentation, you're invited to stay for drinks and nibbles to celebrate enable.me - financial strategy & coaching opening its doors in Nelson!

If you’re ready for better, NOW is the time to make progress - we look forward to seeing you there.

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Lunchtime Concert: Violin and Piano Music by Women Composers

The 19th Century was ambivalent towards female violinists. On the one hand they were tolerated as soloists, on the other they were denied participation in professional orchestras and violin playing was considered improper and too masculine for women. In spite of this women continued to compose and perform in private circles.

Programme:

Lili Boulanger (1893 – 1918)
Barbara Heller (1936 – )
Emilie Mayer (1812 – 1883)
Grażyna Bacewicz (1909 – 1969)
Margarita Jackson (1949 – )
Luise Adolpha Le Beau (1850 – 1927)

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Collingwood Have Your Say: Environment Plan

Tasman District Council staff and councillors will be in Collingwood to hear your views about our environmental and development issues and opportunities, and what you think makes our district special. Drop-in anytime between 3:30pm and 6pm to have your say.

At the event you can:

- Give feedback on important topics
- Take part in fun activities
- Meet other locals
- Get info on local opportunities and challenges
- Sign up to take part in future policy development

All ages are welcome to be part of the conversation about how we should protect and restore our environment, build community resilience, and provide for appropriate development of Tasman’s towns, local centres, rural areas, and coastal places.

What we learn from our communities will make a difference to the new Aorere ki uta, Aorere ki tai - Tasman Environment Plan. This will be an important document that will eventually replace current council resource management plans. This event is your opportunity to get involved and shape the future of Tasman as the blueprint for how we grow as a district and use our air, land, and water.

If you’re not able to make it along, visit us online from the 5th of October at www.environmentplan.tasman.govt.nz.

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Mountain Film Festival

The Mountain Film Festival showcases the best locally made adventure-films across New Zealand. Starting in Wanaka, the successful New Zealand Tour is making its way to Nelson with the proceeds being donated directly to the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter. Join us at the Suter Theatre to celebrate the short-films created by talented Kiwi's.
Come and see short films such as 'Building a $12MD Bike Trail | The Pike 29 Track' a short film direct by Tom Woodward, NZ

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Motueka Library: Miniature Garden Workshop

Come along and create a miniature garden.

Let your imagination and creativity go wild!

We will provide natural materials for your garden but you are invited to bring along your own embellishments.

Discover books on botany, gardens and climate change while you're in the library.

For Adults and children - all ages welcome.

Book your spot by calling 543 8500, or talk to a library staff member.

Image credit: https://www.pinterest.nz/pin/377739487490915040/?nic_v2=1a7J5JMNu

Free.

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Fireworks Extravaganza and Night Market

A fantastic community event, come up, have dinner, investigate the night market, be entertained, then watch the fabulous fireworks display at 9:30pm.

There will be plenty of entertainment and a fantastic fireworks display to end the night.
Looking forward to seeing you there

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O & The Mo

Tasman based indie-folk duo O & The Mo are excited to bring their intimate stripped back show to Fairfield House this November ahead of their debut album release. Expect smooth vocals, quirky lyrics, romantic guitar melodies and a sprinkle of groove as the pair treat you to a special and intimate evening filled with songs yet to be released. Having recently recorded their album in the stunning Delaware Bay, this is an event not to be missed for those interested in checking out Nelson’s newest original act.

Tickets $15

www.facebook.com/oandthemo/

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Backroom Comedy November 2020

Catch Backroom Comedy this Guy Fawkes weekend - we have laughs that are more explosive than any 17th Century religious dissident!

Renwick's favourite son, Chris Lippiatt will be MCing a powder keg of local funnies including: Erin Parry, Steve Wilbury, Max George, Maurice Davies, Kimba McG and in his first outing: Chambo!

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REAL

Chai finds himself immersed in an impossible, sometimes comical, wrestle with his mind as he attempts to create his aptly named play, REAL.

Murmon, one of Chai’s three inner characters, adds much colour to this ‘one man’ show as he tries every tactic to derail the ‘stupendous idea’ of being on stage. What evolves is a twisting adventure, doused with tough lessons, humour and zeal. Chai’s skilful embodiment of the various characters will leave audiences with holograms of a bigger cast.

Based on a real story within Chai’s head, everybody will relate to the themes of self worth, trust, fear, purpose and healing as Chai reflects on just how it is to be human!

R13 recommended

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Julia Deans

Friday, 6 November
Julie Deans
From 8PM- LATE
Tickets: $ 40 PLUS BF
www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/72414/Julia-Deans-Mini-Mini-Solo-Sojourn.utr

Julia Deans is heading to Wellington & Nelson this October for a couple of intimate shows to make up for songs unsung and gatherings ungathered.
One of many artists whose plans were cancelled due to Covid-19, she's excited to be heading out to road-test new material for an upcoming album, alongside favourites from her critically acclaimed solo catalogue. As it's the 20th anniversary of Fur Patrols platinum-selling debut album Pet looming (yes it has been that long!), she will also be diving into the Fur Patrol archives to play songs of youthful exuberance alongside her more grown-up recent work

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Seals to Eels

Starting in Mapua, we will be riding our 50cc Motor Scooters an estimated distance of 225 Kilometres all the way over to Lake Rotoiti and back as a fundraiser for the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.

We will be begin the ride to Saint Arnaud via Ngatimoti, Motueka valley and Korere-tophouse rd for roughly 120km returning via Kerr’s hill, 88 valley, Waimea west and Moutere highway to the Mapua Wharf.

Ending in Mapua, entrants are strongly encouraged to bring their families along and meet at the Golden Bear for the "aftermath". It is assumed you will be sick of riding the scooter by then and will need a trailer home anyway!!

For more information, head to our website: https://sealstoeels.nz

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Ceroc's November Tea Dance - Level 1 only

Ceroc Nelson's tea dance party at St Joseph's Hall, Manuka St.

Ceroc modern jive is a funky partner dance danced to most types of music.

Ceroc incorporates elements of other dance styles including Salsa, Swing, Rock'n'Roll, Jazz/Funk and more. As a result, it can easily be danced to a very wide range of music. Go to almost any party and you can certainly dance Ceroc there.

Having a tea dance early in the evening warms you up before heading out to other events.

Come have a cup of tea/coffee and BYO plate of goodness.

COVID 19 - We ask that everyone register upon arrival, as per COVID requirements. Thank you

Please note: Will only occur in Level 1

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Takaka Have Your Say: Environment Plan

Tasman District Council staff and councillors will be in Takaka to hear your views about our environmental and development issues and opportunities, and what you think makes our district special. Drop-in anytime between 10am and 2pm to have your say.

At the event you can:

- Give feedback on important topics
- Take part in fun activities
- Meet other locals
- Get info on local opportunities and challenges
- Sign up to take part in future policy development

All ages are welcome to be part of the conversation about how we should protect and restore our environment, build community resilience, and provide for appropriate development of Tasman’s towns, local centres, rural areas, and coastal places.

What we learn from our communities will make a difference to the new Aorere ki uta, Aorere ki tai - Tasman Environment Plan. This will be an important document that will eventually replace current council resource management plans. This event is your opportunity to get involved and shape the future of Tasman as the blueprint for how we grow as a district and use our air, land, and water.

If you’re not able to make it along, visit us online from the 5th of October at www.environmentplan.tasman.govt.nz.

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Cake Decorators all day of demonstrations

There will be four demonstrators. There will be demonstrations using flower paste creating a daffodil and a clematis flower. There will be a demonstration on how to make ornamental grass. You will be shown how to do coco butter painting and how to use rice paper to make awesome items. This is an all day of demonstrations. You will receive a booklet covering everything that has been demonstrated. Lunch and morning tea is provided. The cost is $60.

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Pony Party

Family friendly entertainment including pony rides, hobby horse races, sausage sizzle, raffles, face painting, archery and more.

Gold coin entry

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NZSO Baroque Series present Bach Extended

Vesa-Matti Leppänen Director/Violin
Diedre Irons Fortepiano
Andrew Joyce Cello

WF Bach Duet for Two Flutes
CPE Bach Concerto No. 4 in C Minor, Wq 43/4
JS Bach The Art of Fugue, Contrapunctus XIV, Unfinished
JS Bach Selection from Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major
JS Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3
JS Bach Chorale Vor deinen Thron

While Johann Sebastian Bach is the undisputed master of baroque music, talent also ran in his family. Bach Extended presents four of JS Bach’s most beloved works alongside two exceptional pieces by his sons Wilhelm and Carl. Both were heavily influenced by their father, but also pushed the boundaries of what baroque music could achieve.

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Spring Music Festival

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with our talented young solo singers and bands.
Everyone welcome.

If you would like to perform at the concert please contact Yulia.

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Undercurrent

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, renowned national dance company Footnote New Zealand Dance, presents Undercurrent: two absorbing new dance works that are rich in detail and grand in scale. Dive in and be swept into these worlds, created by Japanese artist Kota Yamazaki and New Zealand choreographer Rose Philpott.

Kota Yamazaki shares a reflective mosaic of visual delight in his work Fog, Nerves, Future, Ocean, Hello (echoes). Mysterious, surprising and beautiful, this work is the result of working across continents in a changed world. Inspired by the landscape of Wellington and the unpredictability of human behaviour, this work is buoyed by hypnotic sound design by Jesse Austin-Stewart and intricate, sculptural set design by his Tokyo-based collaborators.

Dry Spell, choreographed by Rose Philpott, is a telling of one night. A whirlpool of frenzied hedonism set to an original composition by prolific sound designer Eden Mulholland. Saturated in colour and energy, Dry Spell sinks to intriguing depths in a strange collection of equally murky and razor-sharp encounters.

Anchored by the intensity and skill of the Footnote New Zealand Dance company members, Undercurrent will flood theatres across the country with crisp and captivating dance.

Running time: 80min (including 15min interval)

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REAL

Chai finds himself immersed in an impossible, sometimes comical, wrestle with his mind as he attempts to create his aptly named play, REAL. 

Murmon, one of Chai’s three inner characters, adds much colour to this ‘one man’ show as he tries every tactic to derail the ‘stupendous idea’ of being on stage. What evolves is a twisting adventure, doused with tough lessons, humour and zeal. Chai’s skilful embodiment of the various characters will leave audiences with holograms of a bigger cast. 

Based on a real story within Chai’s head, everybody will relate to the themes of self worth, trust, fear, purpose and healing as Chai reflects on just how it is to be human!

R13 recommended

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Journey to Self: A Movement & Sound Practice

Journey to Self: A Movement & Sound
Practice (aka YIN YOGA & Live Music) with
Christiane Te Wairemana.
Come and join Christiane on the “Journey to Self” and (re)connect to your innate body wisdom, your
internal Navigation System that knows Wellbeing and intuitively moves towards the feeling of flow and
ease.
Rest, feel, express, heal.
Especially during the uncertain, unpredictable and unprecedented
“happenings” of these current times, where the outer world seems to be in such chaos, the invitation
has become much clearer:
TO GO WITHIN.
Movement and Sound explorations became Christiane’s personal “go-to” experimental practice when
faced with challenging life situations and in recovering from burn-out & PTSD, back to a balance of
Health and Wellbeing on all levels of “Te whare tapa whā”.
During this 90-min session of YIN YOGA & LIVE MUSIC, we will explore together various pathways to
help facilitate the dive inwards, through practices of
 Grounding Meditation
 Flow Movement,
 Asana
 Breathwork
 Sound, Mantra, Healing Waiata and Silence
 Relaxation

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The NZ Cider Festival 2020

The New Zealand Cider Festival will be back for its fifth year on Saturday 7th November 2020! A Festival to celebrate all things Cider in the scenic and central location of the Nelson region. Described by National Geographic as "heaven for Cider seekers", Nelson produces 60% of the country's Cider due to its high concentration of Cideries and along with the scenic landscape makes for the optimum place for a Cider Festival!

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Yoga On The Beach 8am Saturday and Sunday

Yoga on the Beach is a great way to start your day, this is a gentle practice, bringing movement to the 13 joints, followed by standing, balancing, stretching and finishing it with mindfulness, as your integrate your morning practice.

Bring a Towl or Yoga mat, $5 a class.

Please note 8am Saturday and Sunday.

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Yoga On The Beach 8am Saturday and Sunday is on these dates:

  • 7th November 2020
  • 8th November 2020
  • 14th November 2020
  • 15th November 2020
  • 21st November 2020
  • 22nd November 2020
  • 28th November 2020
  • 29th November 2020
  • 5th December 2020
  • 6th December 2020
  • 12th December 2020
  • 13th December 2020
  • 19th December 2020
  • 20th December 2020
  • 26th December 2020
  • 27th December 2020
  • 2nd January 2021
  • 3rd January 2021
  • 9th January 2021
  • 10th January 2021
  • 16th January 2021
  • 17th January 2021
  • 23rd January 2021
  • 24th January 2021
  • 30th January 2021
  • 31st January 2021
  • 6th February 2021
  • 7th February 2021
  • 13th February 2021
  • 14th February 2021
  • 20th February 2021
  • 21st February 2021
  • 27th February 2021
  • 28th February 2021
  • 6th March 2021
  • 7th March 2021
  • 13th March 2021
  • 14th March 2021
  • 20th March 2021
  • 21st March 2021
  • 27th March 2021
  • 28th March 2021
Remembrance Sunday Service

Guest Speakers Fron the Nelson Secondary Schools
Hon Dr Nick Smith, MP for Nelson
Nelson City Brass for music
Seating will be available
Approx duration 1 hour

Wet Weather alternative will be to attend the 10am service at Nelson Cathedral.

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NEW SHOW DATE: Michael Houstoun and Rodger Fox in Concert

A chance meeting in Christchurch in 2014 ultimately led to the unlikely, but superb, combination of two of New Zealand’s pre-eminent musicians – outstanding classical pianist, Michael Houstoun, and foremost jazz trombonist, big band leader, jazz educator, arranger and producer, Rodger Fox.

Fast forward to 2020, Michael and Rodger will bring their acclaimed concert series to NCMA in November.

Along with the Rodger Fox Big Band and special guest vocalist Erna Ferry, Michael and Rodger will delight the Nelson audience.

Their programme will include:

Two new arrangements from internationally acclaimed composer – arranger Bill Cunliffe
Piano and jazz big band material written by one of Michael Houstoun’s favourite artists the great Gino Vannelli. “Brother to Brother” and “Storm at Sunup”.
Mountain Dance, written for piano and big band by Grammy award winning composer and arranger David Grusin

The Big Band will also present material from its forthcoming recording of New Zealand original compositions by composers A.Schwabe (winner of the APRA 2018 Jazz composition of the year), D.Hayles, L.Ellis, B.Hunt, C.Selley, B.Van Vliet, B.Smith and R.Fox.

A concert not to be missed.

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Murchison Have Your Say: Environment Plan

Tasman District Council staff and councillors will be in Murchison to hear your views about our environmental and development issues and opportunities, and what you think makes our district special. Drop-in anytime between 3:30pm and 7pm to have your say.

At the event you can:

- Give feedback on important topics
- Take part in fun activities
- Meet other locals
- Get info on local opportunities and challenges
- Sign up to take part in future policy development

All ages are welcome to be part of the conversation about how we should protect and restore our environment, build community resilience, and provide for appropriate development of Tasman’s towns, local centres, rural areas, and coastal places.

What we learn from our communities will make a difference to the new Aorere ki uta, Aorere ki tai - Tasman Environment Plan. This will be an important document that will eventually replace current council resource management plans. This event is your opportunity to get involved and shape the future of Tasman as the blueprint for how we grow as a district and use our air, land, and water.

If you’re not able to make it along, visit us online from the 5th of October at www.environmentplan.tasman.govt.nz.

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Nelson Historical Society James Jenkins Biennial Lecture

Women, declared the Nelson Evening Mail in 1936, were the best hop pickers, ‘on account of their nimbleness in handling the hops’. Most of the 3000 workers carrying out this seasonal work were women who were paid 3d per bushel. If they were good enough, they might average about a third of the average wage weekly.

Money, apparently, has no sex, yet historically it has been allocated by gender, as activist Sonja Davies highlighted in her campaign to get a wage for women at home caring for children. This lecture by Dr Barbara Brookes, MNZM, Professor Emerita, History, of the University of Otago, will examine some of the gendered assumptions about money over the twentieth century and their implications for women’s lives.

Barbara is a historian whose research, writing and teaching have contributed significantly to new perspectives on women’s history. She has explored a range of topics to do with women, work, health and caring in imaginative ways. Consistently, however, she has placed women at the centre of her research.

Her 2016 A History of New Zealand Women, won the Ockham Award for best illustrated non-fiction book.

This is a public lecture. All welcome.

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Motueka Library: Art Workshop – Perspective Made Simple

Local artist Marian Painter is l facilitating this fun and exciting drawing workshop.

Marian will outline the rules of perspective, and teach you quick tips to improve your drawings of buildings, still life and landscapes.

Forget all the fancy lines and rules, look and draw what you see!

Bring a pencil, eraser and drawing paper (don't worry - materials will be available if you don’t have your own).

Cost: $10.

Phone 528 1047 to book your spot.

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Motueka Library: Christmas Felt Banner Workshop

Craft queen Kim Lawrence will show you a great way to make a special handmade Christmas gift or decoration.

In this crafty workshop you will make a felt banner featuring a festive word that has meaning for you - such as joy, aroha, kirihimete, peace, love, Christmas etc.

Kim Lawrence will demonstrate how to create this lovely seasonal decor for your home or to give away as a gift.

Free.

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Remembrance Day commemoration

Remembrance Day commemoration service at the Takaka & District Memorial Park in Commercial St. Commences 11am. All welcome

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Eddyline 5k Series

Based at Eddyline Brewery & Pizzeria in Richmond.

A series of 5k events for runners and walkers.
Wednesday evenings, starts 4th Nov thru 23rd Dec, then restarts 10th Feb thru 31st March.

Event registration from 5:30pm and safety briefing 6:20pm next to the big tree and picnic table on the reserve outside Eddyline carpark, north end of Champion Rd, on the way into the swimming pool.

Walkers will go at 6:30pm and all Runners 6:40pm.
A different course each week, on footpaths and trails, with some road crossings.

$3 entry (free for school kids and youth students)

Spot prizes every week & 2 series major prizes.

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Learn at the Library - Research Tools

Search for information from many sources in the ‘deep web’ not accessed by Google. The Libraries’ Research databases are explored.

Nelson Public Libraries hold a variety of free computer classes each school term, for beginners and more experienced users who may want to venture further into the digital world, extend their research skills or learn about the digital services the Library offers.

Classes must be booked by phoning 03 546 0414, emailing library@ncc.govt.nz or visiting any of the Libraries.

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Riwaka Have Your Say: Environment Plan

Tasman District Council staff and councillors will be in Riwaka to hear your views about our environmental and development issues and opportunities, and what you think makes our district special. Drop-in anytime between 3pm and 6pm to have your say.

At the event you can:

- Give feedback on important topics
- Take part in fun activities
- Meet other locals
- Get info on local opportunities and challenges
- Sign up to take part in future policy development

All ages are welcome to be part of the conversation about how we should protect and restore our environment, build community resilience, and provide for appropriate development of Tasman’s towns, local centres, rural areas, and coastal places.

What we learn from our communities will make a difference to the new Aorere ki uta, Aorere ki tai - Tasman Environment Plan. This will be an important document that will eventually replace current council resource management plans. This event is your opportunity to get involved and shape the future of Tasman as the blueprint for how we grow as a district and use our air, land, and water.

If you’re not able to make it along, visit us online from the 5th of October at www.environmentplan.tasman.govt.nz.

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Lunchtime Concert: Grampians Trio with Rachmaninov & Dvorak

Piano Trios are one of the most common forms of chamber music. The standard trio includes violin and cello. The piano trios of the classical era are dominated by the piano with the string doubling the piano parts. This was usually to give pianos more resonance as at that time pianos were quite weak in tone. But by the 19thcentury all three instruments hold their own. The piano has both solo and accompanying roles which free up the strings to play in a more soloistic fashion.

Over the centuries the piano trio has gained a repertoire of exceptional size and richness. Many composers were also pianists and reserved their most expressive and intimate compositions for this ensemble.

The Grampians Trio will perform Trio no 1 in G minor ‘Elegiac’ by Rachmaninov and Trio op 90 ‘Dumky’ by Dvořák.

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Jack Page and Emily C Browning

Thursday, 12 November
Jack Page and Emily C Browning
8PM-LATE
Tickets: $30 plus BF
www.undertheradar.co.nz/tour/12920/Jack-Page-And-Emily-C-Browning.utr

After far too many quiet nights at home, Ōtautahi songwriters Jack Page & Emily C. Browning are due to gallivant round this fine nation, playing a string of shows this November.
Emily C. Browning, raised on small town humour and big town music, has tapped into a vocal-heavy sound that's inherently irregular and satisfying. With her successes solo, in her duo Why The Face and in female supergroup Her Songs, Emily has gained millions of streams across multiple singles and EPs.
Jack too has garnered a humble collection of attention since his debut release ‘The Days, Pt. 1 (EP).’ In an over-saturated music industry inundated with trite lyrics and tired metaphors, he decided to take a new approach to songwriting and write about more original topics like love and heartbreak.
Playing a mixture of intimate shows and bigger venues backed with a band, this is not a night to miss

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4X4: Four Artists, Four Years

We are celebrating four years at Parker Gallery with an exhibition that showcases the talents of four local artists. This exhibition has been over a year in the making, and features brand new works by Caroline Bellamy, Jason Hale Tillman, Janet Perrior & Sue Scobie.

The show includes landscape paintings by Caroline Bellamy, characterised by her energetic, thick, bold brush marks. With his signature style and attention to detail, Jason Hale Tillman has continued to examine metal materials and contrasting finishes in his latest series of wall mounted sculptures. Mixed media artist, Janet Perrior, repurposes humble paper materials into intricate works of fine art, while ceramicist, Sue Scobie explores a monochromatic palette in her latest hand built ceramics.

Opening Preview: Thursday 12th November, 5.30-7.30pm. We would like to thank Giesen Wines and Nelson band, O & The Mo for their generous support of this event.

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4X4: Four Artists, Four Years is on these dates:

  • 12th November 2020
  • 13th November 2020
  • 14th November 2020
  • 16th November 2020
  • 17th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 19th November 2020
  • 20th November 2020
  • 21st November 2020
  • 23rd November 2020
  • 24th November 2020
  • 25th November 2020
  • 26th November 2020
  • 27th November 2020
  • 28th November 2020
  • 30th November 2020
  • 1st December 2020
  • 2nd December 2020
  • 3rd December 2020
  • 4th December 2020
  • 5th December 2020
  • 7th December 2020
  • 8th December 2020
  • 9th December 2020
  • 10th December 2020
  • 11th December 2020
  • 12th December 2020
Te Huinga Whetū Regional Kapa Haka Competitions

Te Huinga Whetū is our regions premier kapa haka festival for primary school aged tamariki.

Our day kicks off with our non-competitive festival for kura who want to showcase their kapa haka to the community.

After the lunch break we have a great line up of kapa haka taking the stage including our top three kapa haka from 2018 - Tamariki Toa o Te Pouahi, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia te Matangi, and Te Pītau Whakarei. They will battle it out with the other competitive kapa haka to gain a spot at next years Te Mana Kuratahi.

We are also excited to announce that this years event will include a regional secondary schools competition, with kura from Nelson and Marlborough competing for top honours this year.

Get your tickets today, early bird tickets are on sale until 8:59am on October 13th.

Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more updates!

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Te Huinga Whetu Regional Kapa Haka competition

Te Tauihu o te Waka Culture Council presents Te Huinga Whetū - Regional Kapa Haka Competitions

Haere mai e ngā iwi ki runga Whakatū whenua, Whakatū tangata!

Te Huinga Whetū - Regional Kapa Haka Competitions come to Trafalgar Centre .
Tickets go on sale 01/08/2020

The top primary school kapa haka from throughout the Top of the South will battle it out to see who qualifies for the national kapa haka championships in 2021. This year we also showcase the best of our secondary schools kapa haka talents in a brand new competition format!

This is an event you won't want to miss out on!

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The Music of Leonard Cohen: A Journey 1967 to 2016

Imperfect Offering presents the music of the great singer-songwriter-poet Leonard Cohen. This acclaimed nine-piece band have sold-out concerts and created a huge audience following all over the North Island: “Utterly blown away, wow, just wow”… “Sometimes better than the originals”… This is their first visit to the South Island, catch them for ONE NIGHT ONLY.

Imperfect Offering have been performing around NZ for five years with the full range of Cohen’s best-loved songs including Hallelujah, Bird on a Wire, So Long Marianne as well as songs from Cohen’s intensely touching last albums with a full band line-up including five vocalists and acclaimed violinist Nick Jones.

The focus will be on Cohen’s life journey through his music on his first album Songs of Leonard Cohen in 1967 to his last album You Want it Darker released just weeks before his death in 2016. With a story that spans from a Jewish upbringing in Montreal, through Greek Island life with his muse Marianne to New York’s artist hang-out Chelsea Hotel to a Zen Buddhist sanctuary on Mount Baldy, Imperfect Offering will present the best songs from this journey.

“Cohen’s music was captured perfectly with the incredible talent of the whole band “ Radio13 2019

“Truly a special concert performed for the memory of a very special man.” Radio13 2018

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Oh What a Beautiful Concert

Come and hear the great sound of the Nelson Male Voice Choir under the baton of Nigel Weeks QSM.
The choir will be accompanied by Louis Lucas-Perry on the keyboard.
We will be singing songs from some well-known shows and a few well-loved male voice choir arrangements plus a few Christmas numbers.

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Boys and Girls Agricultural Show

Boys and Girls Agricultural Show
Come and see the arts, crafts, animals big and small.
Bouncy castles, horse vaulting display, Golden Bay Talent show, food and drink stalls
A great day out with lots of fun and laughter

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Grandiose Cabaret: Royal Deluxe

Join us for a Royal Deluxe edition held at the gorgeous historic Theatre Royal Nelson.

Your funny bone will be tickled at this risque R18 cabaret featuring an all local cast. Prepare to be dazzled and spellbound by award winning Burlesque Performers, Cabaret Singers, Magicians and more!

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Loop the Lake

Nelson Events began looping the lake back in 1996. Now it’s your turn to discover (or rediscover) one of our jewels as you run around New Zealand’s best alpine lakeland circuit.

The course is an anticlockwise circuit of Lake Rotoiti commencing from the Lake Rotoiti waterfront. Approximately 25km.

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Daffodil Rally for Cancer "IT'S ON AGAIN"

The Nelson Vintage Car Club is again organising a Car Rally to raise funds for the local Cancer Society. We had over 300 entries last year can we get to 400 this year?

Originally was August but Covid got in the way.
IT'S NOW 15th NOVEMBER

All Vehicles and Everyone welcome; assemble at the Vintage Car Club (Speedway Assn. grounds) from 11:00am for a 1:00pm Rally start; Enter from; Lansdowne Rd. Speedway gate.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A CAR CLUB MEMBER – ROLL-UP and HAVE A GO AT A CAR RALLY.
ENTRY 10.00 per VEHICLE. All proceeds to the Local Cancer Society

Written route instructions for the Rally will be provided. It won’t be complicated, the aim is for a fun afternoon that all can enjoy. The run will end back at the Vintage Car Club with a “PARK-UP”. Coffee and Food Carts will be on site before and after the Rally Run. Rally Spot prize awards and a Raffle Draw will be held after 3:30pm. You must be on site to win the Spot prizes but not for the Raffle.

PUBLIC INSPECTION from 11:30am and 2:30pm when cars return; adult entry by Donation, children under 12years Free.

ALL PROCEEDS TO NELSON CANCER SOCIETY
Contact for more information; Ph. 03 544 9998
Email; jimnkyra@xtra.co.nz

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The Pretty Crafty Market

This will be our second market at our new location, Richmond Town Hall. (previously held at the Stoke Memorial Hall).
Come along and check us out and support our wonderful talented local stall holders and buy local this Christmas.
All items made locally with Love!
Gifts for everyone including, Jewelry, artwork, natural skincare, pet products, up-cycled crafts and lots more!

Gold coin entry to a local cause tbc.

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The Awakening

The Awakening is coming to nelson.
Hunter Wilson aka King Cass his one man presentation
Hosted at The Nelson Golf Club in Tahuna come witness the man as he shares his lived experiences from saving his mothers life at the young age of 10 years old as well as battling with his ADHD his mental heath and later on his methamphetamine addition psychosis and recovery.
Hear how he has over come and now spreads love and light through his words and music.

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Women's New Moon Heart Sharing & Cacao Ceremony - Lower Moutere

Come fill your cup with love & the magic of pure ceremonial grade cacao.

During times of great change & uncertainty, we have always sought community and ceremony to instill a sense of peace, connection & healing within us. When we gather in sacred circle, especially together as women at the potent times of the New Moon it is extremely powerful.

Cacao is a plant medicine that creates a gentle but powerful natural elevation & expansion of heart-centred consciousness. Also known as Food of the Gods assisting in a deep yet gentle opening of the heart & mind to transform the physical, mental, emotional and energetic path of our individual spiritual journey. Often used for emotional purging, cacao lovingly supports the release of any fears & inhibitions so we may connect deeper with life and follow our true heart's calling.

A cacao ceremony gives a unique opportunity to connect within, open your heart and get clarity & guidance on answers you may be seeking. Bringing all these elements together allows us to feel safe, heard, witnessed & supported as we connect deeply to our hearts & our highest self so we can unleash our inner power, truth & divine magic.

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Quiz Night Fundraiser

Calling all Quiz teams!

This is a Quiz Night Fundraiser for Diabetes NZ Nelson Youth Branch.

Awesome raffles and prizes up for grabs!

This is our big fundraiser for Family Camp 2021. This annual camp supports and connects families with children and teens with type 1 diabetes in the Nelson, Tasman and the Marlborough region.

Get a team together of friends, family or even a work team for a great night out!

The quiz starts kicks off 6:30pm sharp, so get there early for $15 pizza of the day with any drink purchased.

Contact dnznelsonyouth@gmail.com for tickets. $5 per person. Bookings are essential.

November is Diabetes Action Month. For more information go to www.diabetes.org.nz

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Motueka Library: Art Workshop – Perspective Made Simple

Local artist Marian Painter is l facilitating this fun and exciting drawing workshop.

Marian will outline the rules of perspective, and teach you quick tips to improve your drawings of buildings, still life and landscapes.

Forget all the fancy lines and rules, look and draw what you see!

Bring a pencil, eraser and drawing paper (don't worry - materials will be available if you don’t have your own).

Cost: $10.

Phone 528 1047 to book your spot.

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Tapawera Have Your Say: Environment Plan

Tasman District Council staff and councillors will be in Tapawera to hear your views about our environmental and development issues and opportunities, and what you think makes our district special. Drop-in anytime between 4pm and 7pm to have your say.

At the event you can:

- Give feedback on important topics
- Take part in fun activities
- Meet other locals
- Get info on local opportunities and challenges
- Sign up to take part in future policy development

All ages are welcome to be part of the conversation about how we should protect and restore our environment, build community resilience, and provide for appropriate development of Tasman’s towns, local centres, rural areas, and coastal places.

What we learn from our communities will make a difference to the new Aorere ki uta, Aorere ki tai - Tasman Environment Plan. This will be an important document that will eventually replace current council resource management plans. This event is your opportunity to get involved and shape the future of Tasman as the blueprint for how we grow as a district and use our air, land, and water.

If you’re not able to make it along, visit us online from the 5th of October at www.environmentplan.tasman.govt.nz.

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Nelson Live Poets

Rosie is a talented and humorous poet who has been invited to share her poetry throughout the South Island. In real life she is a mother of a twenty year old son, a wife, a gardener, a singer and a doctor in Christchurch.

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Motueka Have Your Say: Environment Plan

Tasman District Council staff and councillors will be in Motueka to hear your views about our environmental and development issues and opportunities, and what you think makes our district special. Drop-in anytime between 3pm and 7pm to have your say.

At the event you can:

- Give feedback on important topics
- Take part in fun activities
- Meet other locals
- Get info on local opportunities and challenges
- Sign up to take part in future policy development

All ages are welcome to be part of the conversation about how we should protect and restore our environment, build community resilience, and provide for appropriate development of Tasman’s towns, local centres, rural areas, and coastal places.

What we learn from our communities will make a difference to the new Aorere ki uta, Aorere ki tai - Tasman Environment Plan. This will be an important document that will eventually replace current council resource management plans. This event is your opportunity to get involved and shape the future of Tasman as the blueprint for how we grow as a district and use our air, land, and water.

If you’re not able to make it along, visit us online from the 5th of October at www.environmentplan.tasman.govt.nz.

More Information.

Motueka Live Poets

Rosie Laing is a talented and humorous poet who has been invited to share her poetry throughout the South Island. In real life she is a mother of a twenty year old son, a wife, a gardener, a singer and a doctor in Christchurch.

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Eddyline 5k Series

Based at Eddyline Brewery & Pizzeria in Richmond.

A series of 5k events for runners and walkers.
Wednesday evenings, starts 4th Nov thru 23rd Dec, then restarts 10th Feb thru 31st March.

Event registration from 5:30pm and safety briefing 6:20pm next to the big tree and picnic table on the reserve outside Eddyline carpark, north end of Champion Rd, on the way into the swimming pool.

Walkers will go at 6:30pm and all Runners 6:40pm.
A different course each week, on footpaths and trails, with some road crossings.

$3 entry (free for school kids and youth students)

Spot prizes every week & 2 series major prizes.

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Richmond Library: Introduction to Photobooks

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? How about making someone special a photobook?

In this free workshop you will understand how to use the Vistaprint website, learn how to upload photos from your computer, create and customise a photobook ready for printing.

Learn how to:
· Create a photobook using Vistaprint
· Get your photobook ready for printing

You will need to bring a USB stick with stored photos to use during this class. Booking is essential.

To book your spot and find out more about the class contact Richmond Library 03 543 8500.

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Learn at the Library - Entertainment Apps

Nelson Public Libraries hold a variety of free computer classes each school term, for beginners and more experienced users who may want to venture further into the digital world, extend their research skills or learn about the digital services the Library offers.

Do you use Netflix, TV on Demand, Lightbox, Kanopy, Neon and other movie or music apps? Find out what you can use to watch TV/movies.

Classes must be booked by phoning 03 546 0414, emailing library@ncc.govt.nz or visiting any of the Libraries.

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Lunchtime Concert: Mary Ayre & Fleur Jackson

Fleur and Mary both received their initial musical education through the Nelson School of Music. They performed together for the first time last year in the Brahms Piano Quintet.

Their violin and piano recital of music from three countries leads us into widely different musical worlds: that of the Beethoven Sonata (profound and universal), that of Dvořák Sonatina (earth, fire and temperament: and in “Cinq Melodies” the surreal exotic realm of Prokofiev.

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