The Bay Landscapes Nelson Fringe Festival

The Nelson Fringe Festival is a tantalisingly boutique experience. An edgy programme of 31 shows from all over New Zealand rolls out over one week, in one intimate venue. Clever improvisors create nostalgia, the Bamboo Cutter tells his tale and we journey through a live Joni Mitchell album. Comedy, theatre, puppetry, music and much, much more- all bursting to life this year at the NCMA.

One week, one venue, one sure-fire way to warm up your winter!

SPONSORS
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors: Bay Landscapes & Garden Center, the Nelson City Council, NRDA, the Rātā Foundation, Network Tasman Trust, Creative Communities Nelson & Tasman, NBS and New World.

WORKSHOPS
Interested in taking a Fringe workshop? We have a bunch for you to choose from. Turn your stories into stand-up comedy, find your inner clown, upskill as a storyteller, delve into cryptic crosswording, get physical or meld your mind with other minds as you explore the art of the chorus. Our 2020 Nelson Fringe workshop programme is a feast! Gain new skills or build on existing ones with our top-level tutors. Check out www.nelsonfringe.co.nz from the 19th of July to see the option.

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The Bay Landscapes Nelson Fringe Festival is on these dates:

  • 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
Shōdō The Way of Brush - Yuyu Calligraphy School

Grand Master Calligrapher Akiko Crowther and her students of the Yuyu Calligraphy School in an exhibition celebrating their 15th Anniversary.

You are warmly invited to an opening celebration and live demonstration by Akiko.

5.30 pm Monday 3rd August

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Shōdō The Way of Brush - Yuyu Calligraphy School is on these dates:

  • 3rd August 2020
  • 4th August 2020
  • 5th August 2020
  • 6th August 2020
  • 7th August 2020
  • 8th August 2020
  • 10th August 2020
  • 11th August 2020
  • 12th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 14th August 2020
  • 15th August 2020
  • 17th August 2020
  • 18th August 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 20th August 2020
  • 21st August 2020
  • 22nd August 2020
Elton John and Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Fleetwood Mac and Elton John Tribute
Sat August 22nd
$20 show, plus $40 3 course set menu
dinner from 6pm, show from 8pm
Call 5402985 for bookings
Join two of the south islands best entertainers, Craig Alott and Shannon Cooper- Garland for a night of amazing music from the world's best acts.
Please call us to book your tables as this will definitely sellout
Tables only for diners only...limited tables of 2, so book soon

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Elton John and Fleetwood Mac Tribute is on these dates:

  • 21st August 2020
  • 22nd August 2020
ĪSLAND LIGHTS - Sue Scobie

An exhibiton from ceramicist Sue Scobie introducing new work as a result of her residency at the Baer Art Centre in Iceland. An exploration of the impact of the midnight sun on shadows and light across the landscapes, and unique landforms.

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ĪSLAND LIGHTS - Sue Scobie is on these dates:

  • 8th August 2020
  • 10th August 2020
  • 11th August 2020
  • 12th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 14th August 2020
  • 15th August 2020
  • 17th August 2020
  • 18th August 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 20th August 2020
  • 21st August 2020
  • 22nd August 2020
Introduction to Family History

A 3 part course covering the basics of family history research, where and how to start, tools and resources available and how to use them effectively.
The tutors are both experienced family history researchers and members of the NZ Society of Genealogists.
Elma Turner Library Learning Centre. Cost $10 for 3 sessions (paid to the tutor at the first session). Bookings essentialby contacting library@ncc.govt.nz or phoning (03) 546 0414

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Introduction to Family History is on these dates:

  • 14th August 2020
  • 21st August 2020
  • 28th August 2020
The Pink Hammer

“Join Maggie Taylor as she guides you through basic carpentry skills and chisels away at the stereotype that has kept women out of the toolbox for so long.”

So reads the flyer for The Pink Hammer Workshop, but when Annabel, Helen, Louise and Siobhan turn up, looking forward to learning carpentry skills from a pioneering, female furniture maker, they soon discover their tutor has disappeared – along with their pre-paid fees. They find Maggie’s husband instead; a disgruntled out-of-work builder, who knows nothing about the course, even less about GirlPower and is not impressed to find four sheilas amongst his claw hammers.

Not the sort of women to back down from a challenge, the group convince Woody to teach them the tricks of the trade in this hilarious and heart-warming Kiwi comedy.

Five unhappy people in a shed full of tools. What could possibly go wrong?

‘A damn good play. Very funny.’ – Roger Hall

“The Pink Hammer is Kiwi comedy at its best. It’s quirky as all hell; it’s very funny; it provides phenomenally strong roles for four women – and one guy! – but more than anything else, these are recognisable New Zealanders, which is why this is an outstanding play to produce.”
– Artistic Director, Ross Gumbley, The Court Theatre.

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The Pink Hammer is on these dates:

  • 26th August 2020
  • 27th August 2020
  • 28th August 2020
  • 29th August 2020
Sarau Winter Sale

Our huge Upper Moutere Book Sale raising funds for the Sarau Community Trust is accompanied by a pre-loved clothing sale raising funds for Country Kids pre-school. .

On cosy on-site cafe offers wonderful home made fare, and gentle entertainment

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Sarau Winter Sale is on these dates:

  • 29th August 2020
  • 30th August 2020
Harakeke - NZ Flax Weaving Workshop

This workshop will include the techniques of weaving and plaiting along with being taught the cultural customs of working within the sustainable practices of tikanga and the values toi raranga (the protocols of flax cutting and handling which surrounds this time honoured craft).

Whatever your weaving experience, from beginners to those who wish to further their weaving skills. For intermediate weavers we will add to your skill base to develop your weaving to the next level.

You will leave with a completed, fully functioning shopping bag - 'kete'

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Harakeke - NZ Flax Weaving Workshop is on these dates:

  • 29th August 2020
  • 30th August 2020
Don't Just Do Something. Sit There!

Want to learn to meditate? Perhaps you have tried and need some more skills and extra encouragement?

Or possibly, you already meditate and wish to develop your practice and drop into a full weekend of meditation. If so, then this weekend retreat will support you in exploring this.

The weekend will be predominantly silent and offers you the opportunity to learn, strengthen and enliven your individual practice of breathing meditation.

Alongside this there will be opportunities for sharing and questions as well as time for individual practice; including space to enjoy just ‘being’ at the Wangapeka Centre – a very beautiful environment.

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Don't Just Do Something. Sit There! is on these dates:

  • 28th August 2020
  • 30th August 2020
Exhibition of Small Artworks

Small things can have a special charm and Art Group Nelson’s forthcoming Small Artworks Exhibition promises to have plenty.

Where?
Wall to Wall Art Gallery at 112 Bridge Street, Nelson will be hosting this Small Artworks Exhibition from 2nd to 31st August 2020. You'll find the Gallery next to the Hospice Shop. Access is from Bridge Street or Buxton Square car park.

A public opening will be held from 4.00 pm until 6.00 pm on 2nd August when you can vote in the opening night People's Choice Award.

Join us and be charmed!

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Exhibition of Small Artworks is on these dates:

  • 2nd August 2020
  • 3rd August 2020
  • 4th August 2020
  • 5th August 2020
  • 6th August 2020
  • 7th August 2020
  • 8th August 2020
  • 9th August 2020
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  • 30th August 2020
  • 31st August 2020
Nelson Scouts Gangshow

It’s more than just a show, it’s the Nelson Scouts Gangshow!

That’s right, our fun filled family variety show for young and old is back for another season in 2020.

Book your tickets now for an evening of well-known songs and sketches for the whole family.

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Nelson Scouts Gangshow is on these dates:

  • 3rd September 2020
  • 4th September 2020
  • 5th September 2020
ReSource - Tools for the Great Turning

Do you sometimes feel hopeless, overwhelmed, lacking direction, or longing for more connection?

Join ReSource!
A weekend of essential Tools for the Great Turning.
Facilitated by Inna Alex & Jaime Howell

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ReSource NELSON is a non-residential weekend event offering 4 independent sessions based around the modalities of OPEN FLOOR, WORK THAT RECONNECTS and MINDFULNESS.
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WHAT & WHEN?
* FRIDAY 7-9pm:
ReSource - MOVE, Gathering Our Community, Open Floor Dance.
* SATURDAY 10am-5/5.30pm:
ReSource - THRIVE, Essential Tools for Living the Great Turning, Empowerment Workshop with Work That Reconnects & Open Floor.
* SUNDAY 9.30am-12.30pm:
ReSource - PARENT, Raising the Next Generation,Together. Mindfulness & Work That Reconnects Workshop for parents & anyone with children in their life.
* SUNDAY 2-4pm:
ReSource - CELEBRATE, Celebrating Life, Open Floor Dance & Final Sharing.

- All sessions are experiential and guided, including group practices, personal reflection, movement, and meditation.
- No previous experience is necessary, only the love to connect, move and learn.
- Everybody is welcome.

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ReSource - Tools for the Great Turning is on these dates:

  • 4th September 2020
  • 5th September 2020
  • 6th September 2020
Weave a Flax Shopping Basket! - Golden Bay

Weave your own big & beautiful shopping basket - Creative flax weaving and dyeing workshop

No more plastic bags - create your own natural fibre shopping basket instead!

Date: Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September 2020
Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm Saturday & 2.00pm - 5.00pm Sunday
Venue: Pakawau Memorial Hall, 1299 Collingwood-Puponga Main Road, Pakawau, Golden Bay
Price: $135

This workshop is suitable for beginner, intermediate and experienced weavers. All participants will have the opportunity to prepare, dye and weave NZ flax/harakeke, and will create their own beautiful big "shopping basket" to take home with them. This basket has a rectangular shaped base, and handles for carrying.

Beads, feathers and paua shell pieces will be available at the workshop for decorating your basket. Feel free to also bring any other items you wish to use for decorating.

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Weave a Flax Shopping Basket! - Golden Bay is on these dates:

  • 5th September 2020
  • 6th September 2020
Grow Your Own Mushroom Workshop

Two workshops on both days of the weekend

Learn How to:
Grow oyster mushrooms on straw
Grow shiitake, lions mane, enoki, on logs
How to set up an outdoor wood chip mushroom garden
And lots more !

You will take home:
An oyster mushroom growkit,
A grow log with your choice of spores,
A Beginners Guide booklet to growing mushrooms

Presenter: Barton Acres from "Mycologic.nz"

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Grow Your Own Mushroom Workshop is on these dates:

  • 5th September 2020
  • 6th September 2020
Motueka Library: Take & Make Greeting Card Kit

Is someone you know having a birthday soon? Or do you feel like someone deserves a special thank you card? We can help!

Collect a free mini craft kit to take home and create your own personalised greeting card.

Choose a mini card craft kit, be inspired and have fun.

Each kit will contain a blank card and envelope, a gel pen and some craft items to decorate with.

One free kit per person while stocks last.

Free.

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Motueka Library: Take & Make Greeting Card Kit is on these dates:

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

  • 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
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
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
  • 3rd December 2020
  • 10th December 2020
  • 17th 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:

  • 7th July 2020
  • 14th July 2020
  • 21st July 2020
  • 28th July 2020
  • 4th August 2020
  • 11th August 2020
  • 18th August 2020
  • 25th August 2020
  • 1st September 2020
  • 8th September 2020
  • 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
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
Live Music Fridays

Live Music every Friday at The Boathouse Nelson.
Great sounds ending your week and kicking off your weekend at The Boathouse.

For more details check out our Facebook, Website and Instagram.

More Information.

Live Music Fridays is on these dates:

  • 20th March 2020
  • 27th March 2020
  • 3rd April 2020
  • 10th April 2020
  • 17th April 2020
  • 24th April 2020
  • 1st May 2020
  • 8th May 2020
  • 15th May 2020
  • 22nd May 2020
  • 29th May 2020
  • 5th June 2020
  • 12th June 2020
  • 19th June 2020
  • 26th June 2020
  • 3rd July 2020
  • 10th July 2020
  • 17th July 2020
  • 24th July 2020
  • 31st July 2020
  • 1st August 2020
  • 8th August 2020
  • 15th August 2020
  • 22nd August 2020
  • 29th August 2020
  • 4th September 2020
  • 11th September 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
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:

  • 12th June 2020
  • 19th June 2020
  • 26th June 2020
  • 3rd July 2020
  • 24th 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
  • 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
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
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:

  • 15th June 2020
  • 20th July 2020
  • 17th August 2020
  • 21st September 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 16th November 2020
  • 21st 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:

  • 16th June 2020
  • 21st July 2020
  • 18th August 2020
  • 15th September 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 17th November 2020
Takaka Library: Tiny Tots

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:

  • 16th June 2020
  • 23rd June 2020
  • 30th June 2020
  • 21st July 2020
  • 28th July 2020
  • 4th August 2020
  • 11th August 2020
  • 18th August 2020
  • 25th August 2020
  • 1st September 2020
  • 8th September 2020
  • 15th September 2020
  • 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

Welcome back to Tiny Tots! Under Level 1 we can hold our fun sessions again.

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:

  • 16th June 2020
  • 23rd June 2020
  • 30th June 2020
  • 28th July 2020
  • 4th August 2020
  • 11th August 2020
  • 18th August 2020
  • 25th August 2020
  • 1st September 2020
  • 8th September 2020
  • 15th September 2020
  • 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: Community Quilt Project

We are so impressed and amazed by the success of our community effort under Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown.

We want to remember this time in a meaningful and lasting way with a community quilt. Simply stitch a word or image relating to your experience of Level 4 lockdown on to a piece of A4 sized fabric, leaving a 3cm border all the way around, and drop it off at your local library. We’ll stitch all the pieces together to make an amazing community quilt which will be exhibited across the Top of The South / Te Tau Ihu.

Any kind of stitching is welcome – embroidery, applique, random wild stitching – just go for gold!

Anyone of any age and any stitching ability can take part.

For more information visit our website: http://www.tasmanlibraries.govt.nz/about-us/events/featured-events/tdl-community-quilt-project/

Keep an eye out for stitching workshops and bees in your local library.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Community Quilt Project is on these dates:

  • 17th June 2020
  • 18th June 2020
  • 19th June 2020
  • 20th June 2020
  • 21st June 2020
  • 22nd June 2020
  • 23rd June 2020
  • 24th June 2020
  • 25th June 2020
  • 26th June 2020
  • 27th June 2020
  • 28th June 2020
  • 29th June 2020
  • 30th June 2020
  • 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
Motueka Library: Community Quilt Project

We are so impressed and amazed by the success of our community effort under Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown.

We want to remember this time in a meaningful and lasting way with a community quilt. Simply stitch a word or image relating to your experience of Level 4 lockdown on to a piece of A4 sized fabric, leaving a 3cm border all the way around, and drop it off at your local library. We’ll stitch all the pieces together to make an amazing community quilt which will be exhibited across the Top of The South / Te Tau Ihu.

Any kind of stitching is welcome – embroidery, applique, random wild stitching – just go for gold!

Anyone of any age and any stitching ability can take part.

For more information visit our website: http://www.tasmanlibraries.govt.nz/about-us/events/featured-events/tdl-community-quilt-project/

Keep an eye out for stitching workshops and bees in your local library.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Community Quilt Project is on these dates:

  • 17th June 2020
  • 18th June 2020
  • 19th June 2020
  • 20th June 2020
  • 21st June 2020
  • 22nd June 2020
  • 23rd June 2020
  • 24th June 2020
  • 25th June 2020
  • 26th June 2020
  • 27th June 2020
  • 28th June 2020
  • 29th June 2020
  • 30th June 2020
  • 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
Takaka Library: Community Quilt Project

We are so impressed and amazed by the success of our community effort under Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown.

We want to remember this time in a meaningful and lasting way with a community quilt. Simply stitch a word or image relating to your experience of Level 4 lockdown on to a piece of A4 sized fabric, leaving a 3cm border all the way around, and drop it off at your local library. We’ll stitch all the pieces together to make an amazing community quilt which will be exhibited across the Top of The South / Te Tau Ihu.

Any kind of stitching is welcome – embroidery, applique, random wild stitching – just go for gold!

Anyone of any age and any stitching ability can take part.

For more information visit our website: http://www.tasmanlibraries.govt.nz/about-us/events/featured-events/tdl-community-quilt-project/

Keep an eye out for stitching workshops and bees in your local library.

More Information.

Takaka Library: Community Quilt Project is on these dates:

  • 17th June 2020
  • 18th June 2020
  • 19th June 2020
  • 20th June 2020
  • 21st June 2020
  • 22nd June 2020
  • 23rd June 2020
  • 24th June 2020
  • 25th June 2020
  • 26th June 2020
  • 27th June 2020
  • 28th June 2020
  • 29th June 2020
  • 30th June 2020
  • 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
Murchison Library: Community Quilt Project

We are so impressed and amazed by the success of our community effort under Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown.

We want to remember this time in a meaningful and lasting way with a community quilt. Simply stitch a word or image relating to your experience of Level 4 lockdown on to a piece of A4 sized fabric, leaving a 3cm border all the way around, and drop it off at your local library. We’ll stitch all the pieces together to make an amazing community quilt which will be exhibited across the Top of The South / Te Tau Ihu.

Any kind of stitching is welcome – embroidery, applique, random wild stitching – just go for gold!

Anyone of any age and any stitching ability can take part.

For more information visit our website: http://www.tasmanlibraries.govt.nz/about-us/events/featured-events/tdl-community-quilt-project/

Keep an eye out for stitching workshops and bees in your local library.

More Information.

Murchison Library: Community Quilt Project is on these dates:

  • 17th June 2020
  • 18th June 2020
  • 19th June 2020
  • 20th June 2020
  • 21st June 2020
  • 22nd June 2020
  • 23rd June 2020
  • 24th June 2020
  • 25th June 2020
  • 26th June 2020
  • 27th June 2020
  • 28th June 2020
  • 29th June 2020
  • 30th June 2020
  • 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
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:

  • 17th June 2020
  • 15th July 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 18th November 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.

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:

  • 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
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:

  • 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
Open Mic Night, Takaka

Open Mic Night hosted by Ron Valente (Gypsy Pickers) at the awesome Roots Bar, 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.

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
  • 24th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
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:

  • 20th June 2020
  • 11th July 2020
  • 15th August 2020
  • 19th September 2020
  • 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
  • 27th August 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 26th November 2020
  • 31st December 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:

  • 21st August 2020
  • 18th September 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 20th November 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:

  • 26th June 2020
  • 24th July 2020
  • 28th August 2020
  • 25th September 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 27th November 2020
  • 18th December 2020
Motueka Library: Building Bricks Club

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:

  • 29th June 2020
  • 27th July 2020
  • 31st August 2020
  • 28th September 2020
  • 2nd November 2020
  • 30th 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:

  • 30th June 2020
  • 28th July 2020
  • 25th August 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 24th November 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
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:

  • 2nd July 2020
  • 6th August 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 5th 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:

  • 6th July 2020
  • 3rd August 2020
  • 7th September 2020
  • 5th October 2020
  • 2nd 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:

  • 9th July 2020
  • 6th August 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 12th November 2020
  • 10th December 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:

  • 13th July 2020
  • 10th August 2020
  • 14th September 2020
  • 12th October 2020
  • 9th November 2020
  • 14th December 2020
Restorative Yoga & Oils | 8 week course

In this eight weeks of nourishment, we will couple doTERRA essential oils with beautifully supported restorative yoga poses. These sessions are deeply nurturing and invite your whole being to relax. Real relaxation, the kind that activates the parasympathetic nervous system, is essential for our overall health and well-being. Slow down and feel good. :)

The course is being held at Natural Living, an intimate and warm yoga studio at Founders Park (accessed by the main carpark, outside of the complex).

Places are limited, book yours by emailing Lisa Allan on wintergreencreative@gmail.com.

Lisa has been teaching yoga since 2004. She is a qualified and experienced yoga teacher and Reiki master/teacher.

More Information.

Restorative Yoga & Oils | 8 week course is on these dates:

  • 23rd July 2020
  • 30th July 2020
  • 6th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 20th August 2020
  • 27th August 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
NCMA Lunchtime Concerts - Term 3

Joining us on stage for our term 3 lunchtime concerts will be a range of local and national performers. Immerse yourself in live classical, jazz and vocal music.

23/07/20 Fleur Jackson & Mary Ayre – a programme of works by Beethoven, Dvořák & Prokofiev
30/07/20 Juliet Ayre & Zeb Wulff – Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 1
06/08/20 Phoenix Piano Trio – Original atmospheric music for piano, violin and cello
13/08/20 Raffaele Bandoli – trumpet jazz from the classic American songbook repertoire
20/08/20 Mosaic Choir – world music
27/08/20 Yid-Ee Goh and Friends – Beethoven’s String Quartet and Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E flat major
03/09/20 Erica Sim, Allison Cormack and Anne Shearer – New Zealand Art Songs
10/09/20 Richard Mapp – Haydn Variations in F Minor and Schumann Fantasie
17/09/20 Local musicians perform Schnittke’s Trio for violin, viola and cello and Schubert’s String Trio
24/09/20 Mary Ayre – Beethoven’s Pastorale Sonata and music by Schumann and Albeniz

More Information.

NCMA Lunchtime Concerts - Term 3 is on these dates:

  • 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
Speak Spanish like a native @VCC [Term 3]

I'll help you to reach that level. You will learn:
- Spanish pronunciation,
- useful vocabulary,
- about the different accents,
- history & traditions
- and fun aspects of Spanish and Latin American Culture.

// Everyone's welcome, from absolute beginner to academic level //

* 1 hr class
* 10-week term
* You only need a notebook

Fees:
$15 casual class
$90 term
*Please remember to book your spot!!

NOS VEMOS PRONTO!
Pablo (Pabs)
020 4158 3420

#spanishinnelson #latinosennelson #learnspanish

More Information.

Speak Spanish like a native @VCC [Term 3] is on these dates:

  • 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
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
  • 27th 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
  • 25th October 2020
  • 29th November 2020
  • 31st January 2021
  • 28th February 2021
  • 28th March 2021
  • 25th April 2021
  • 30th May 2021
  • 27th June 2021
Richmond Library: Richmond Robotics - Term 3

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 3 is on these dates:

  • 27th July 2020
  • 3rd August 2020
  • 10th August 2020
  • 17th August 2020
  • 24th August 2020
  • 31st August 2020
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 Thursdays 6:15-7:15am

Wednesdays 5:30-7pm

Saturdays 7-8am

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

More Information.

Yoga Flow is on these dates:

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

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics might not be taking place due to Covid-19, but that doesn’t mean we can’t travel to Japan in other ways – such as learning about the Japanese style of poem known as haiku.

“The Old Pond” by Matsuo Bashō

An old silent pond

A frog jumps into the pond—

Splash! Silence again.

Follow Matsuo Bashō’s example and write a haiku, then enter it in to our first ever Haiku Competition, and go in the draw to win a prize!

Haiku follow the structure 5/7/5: five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five again in the third, and often vividly describe an aspect of nature, or a brief moment in time.

Taking place at Motueka, Murchison, Takaka and Richmond libraries.

Terms and conditions apply. Free.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Haiku Competition is on these dates:

  • 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
Murchison Library: Haiku Competition

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics might not be taking place due to Covid-19, but that doesn’t mean we can’t travel to Japan in other ways – such as learning about the Japanese style of poem known as haiku.

“The Old Pond” by Matsuo Bashō

An old silent pond

A frog jumps into the pond—

Splash! Silence again.

Follow Matsuo Bashō’s example and write a haiku, then enter it in to our first ever Haiku Competition, and go in the draw to win a prize!

Haiku follow the structure 5/7/5: five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five again in the third, and often vividly describe an aspect of nature, or a brief moment in time.

Taking place at Motueka, Murchison, Takaka and Richmond libraries.

Terms and conditions apply. Free.

More Information.

Murchison Library: Haiku Competition is on these dates:

  • 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
Richmond Library: Haiku Competition

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics might not be taking place due to Covid-19, but that doesn’t mean we can’t travel to Japan in other ways – such as learning about the Japanese style of poem known as haiku.

“The Old Pond” by Matsuo Bashō

An old silent pond

A frog jumps into the pond—

Splash! Silence again.

Follow Matsuo Bashō’s example and write a haiku, then enter it in to our first ever Haiku Competition, and go in the draw to win a prize!

Haiku follow the structure 5/7/5: five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five again in the third, and often vividly describe an aspect of nature, or a brief moment in time.

Taking place at Motueka, Murchison, Takaka and Richmond libraries.

Terms and conditions apply. Free.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Haiku Competition is on these dates:

  • 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
Takaka Library: Haiku Competition

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics might not be taking place due to Covid-19, but that doesn’t mean we can’t travel to Japan in other ways – such as learning about the Japanese style of poem known as haiku.

“The Old Pond” by Matsuo Bashō

An old silent pond

A frog jumps into the pond—

Splash! Silence again.

Follow Matsuo Bashō’s example and write a haiku, then enter it in to our first ever Haiku Competition, and go in the draw to win a prize!

Haiku follow the structure 5/7/5: five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five again in the third, and often vividly describe an aspect of nature, or a brief moment in time.

Taking place at Motueka, Murchison, Takaka and Richmond libraries.

Terms and conditions apply. Free.

More Information.

Takaka Library: Haiku Competition is on these dates:

  • 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
Alzheimers Nelson Carer Support Groups

Alzheimers Nelson runs monthly support groups for carers of people with dementia, if you are interested in joining, please get in touch with us.

More Information.

Alzheimers Nelson Carer Support Groups is on these dates:

  • 4th August 2020
  • 5th August 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 1st September 2020
  • 2nd September 2020
  • 16th September 2020
Harmony Singing Workshop

You can sing! And you will find out and feel like you've achieved something when we learn the legendary Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5’ in 4 part a cappella harmony.

A cappella harmony training provided by experienced vocal coaches.
Beginners welcome.

Cost $50, including all music and learning resources.

More Information.

Harmony Singing Workshop is on these dates:

  • 6th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 20th August 2020
  • 27th August 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
The Art Of Letterpress

This course is designed for those who are keen to explore traditional and modern letterpress techniques while creating their own unique artworks. Experience the world of hand set type alongside modern plate technology and understand how it all fits beautifully together in the here and now. Explore paper stocks, hand-mix inks, and print your creation on our vintage presses.

Led by printmaker Renee Hadlow, you’ll learn how the cultural heritage of fine press printing is making an impact on contemporary print today. Participants learn in a small, friendly group and will take home beautifully printed original works of art on paper.

You’ll learn the fundamentals of letterpress through:

An introduction to the history of printing.

Basic typography, composition and type case layout.

Traditional pre-press techniques - lock up, make ready and press set up.

Pantone ink mixing.

Paper stock advice and selection.

Printing on a variety of vintage presses including the Chandler & Price treadle press.

Printing with polymer plates to create a deep impression.

Bring your creative energy and some short text, poetry or inspirational quotes to work from.

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The Art Of Letterpress is on these dates:

  • 6th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 20th August 2020
  • 27th August 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
  • 17th September 2020
  • 24th September 2020
Junior Golf Programme

Calling Juniors between the ages of 8-14 years old, join us at Waahi Taakaro Golf Course for our Junior Golf Programme, hosted by Nick Loach NZ PGA Professional in conjunction with Tasman Golf.

Will be held on THURSDAYS commencing 6th August through to 24th September from 3:45pm to 4:45pm. ALL GEAR PROVIDED and only $5 per child!

Limited spots available.

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Junior Golf Programme is on these dates:

  • 6th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 20th August 2020
  • 27th August 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
  • 17th September 2020
  • 24th September 2020
Richmond Library: Family History Friday

Just starting your family tree or having trouble finding your ancestors?

Get to know Ancestry.com and the other family and local history resources that we have available during a Friday morning drop-in session at Richmond Library’s Research Room.

Drop in anytime between 10.30am-12.00pm and a library staff member will help you on your family or local history journey.

Free. All welcome.

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Richmond Library: Family History Friday is on these dates:

  • 7th August 2020
  • 14th August 2020
  • 21st August 2020
  • 28th August 2020
  • 4th September 2020
  • 11th September 2020
  • 18th September 2020
  • 25th September 2020
Hubble Bubble by Lloyd Harwood

Finally kicking off our first exhibition of 2020 with Lloyd Harwood’s Hubble Bubble! Lloyd will be taking over our gallery space with a collection of paintings and sculptures created during New Zealand’s lockdown. Instantly recognisable for his mastery of intense colour and strong, simple forms and compositions, Lloyd’s paintings and sculpture playfully explore the everyday through a lens of pun and satire.

We will be celebrating with an opening on Friday 7th August at 5:30, so please join us for a glass of wine to celebrate these amazing works!

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Hubble Bubble by Lloyd Harwood is on these dates:

  • 7th August 2020
  • 8th August 2020
  • 10th August 2020
  • 11th August 2020
  • 12th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 14th August 2020
  • 15th August 2020
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  • 31st August 2020
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  • 7th September 2020
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  • 29th September 2020
Grounding Work

Mikaela Marshall's latest exhibition of contemporary drawings entitled 'Grounding Work.'

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Grounding Work is on these dates:

  • 10th August 2020
  • 11th August 2020
  • 12th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 14th August 2020
  • 17th August 2020
  • 18th August 2020
  • 19th August 2020
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  • 21st August 2020
  • 24th August 2020
  • 25th August 2020
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  • 27th August 2020
  • 28th August 2020
  • 31st August 2020
  • 1st September 2020
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  • 3rd September 2020
  • 4th September 2020
Burlesque Basics August

Are you looking for a way to bring fun, Empowerment and Confidence to your life?
Do you like to dance and have Lots of laughs?
Then Burlesque may be for you!

Enjoy learning how to move your body in new and sensual ways.
Jasmine Tease is known for her all inclusive, supportive, welcoming environment.

Whether to move on to performing, or just for having some fun and gaining confidence, there is a class for you.
The Burlesque Basics classes are to give you a foundation of Burlesque dancing.

Basics is broken up into 2 blocks:

*Boa, Bumps'n'Grinds*
You will explore how to play with a sensual boa. learning different ways to reveal and conceal.
A brief history of burlesque, with a handout to take home and research further.
And of course the historic bump n grind!

*Glove Peels and Chair Feels.*
Learn Glove Peels and feels, Posing and parading and Basic chair movement.
An intro to other props you may find in Burlesque.
Then put it all in a cheeky wee routine to Fever!

$50 for four weeks.
Email nelsonshowgirlacademy@gmail.for more info or register here
https://goo.gl/forms/OErW0YkFvHGsR9Ip2

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Burlesque Basics August is on these dates:

  • 10th August 2020
  • 17th August 2020
  • 24th August 2020
  • 31st August 2020
Richmond Library: Exhibition - Wāhine

Immerse yourself in the stories of Māori women.

Wāhine showcases the personal stories of Māori women, combining candid interviews, soundscapes and portrait photography to present a series of unique meditations on being a woman in Māori culture.

This exhibition is currently touring New Zealand, growing one woman at a time.

Loren Pasquier is a French artist currently residing in Nelson. Through her rich, nomadic experiences, the feeling of constant transit and movement became a fundamental part of her make-up as an artist. Understanding the importance of communication between communities, Loren has dedicated her work to bridging the gap between cultures, using her acute sense for framing stories to bring people together.

On Saturday 29 August, 11.00am-12.00pm, Loren will be delivering a talk at Richmond Library about Wāhine. You are very welcome to attend.

Free. All welcome.

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Richmond Library: Exhibition - Wāhine is on these dates:

  • 11th August 2020
  • 12th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 14th August 2020
  • 15th August 2020
  • 16th August 2020
  • 17th August 2020
  • 18th August 2020
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  • 5th September 2020
Italian Film Festival 2020

The Studio Italia / Italian Film Festival NZ warmly welcomes you to Italian Film screenings at The Suter Theatre in Nelson. 18 films, 4 sessions per day there is something for everyone - including the kids!

The Festival Programme can be downloaded from www.cinemaitalianonz.com or email renee@cinemaitaliano.co.nz and she will email one to you.

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Italian Film Festival 2020 is on these dates:

  • 12th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 14th August 2020
  • 15th August 2020
  • 16th August 2020
  • 17th August 2020
  • 18th August 2020
  • 19th August 2020
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  • 1st September 2020
  • 2nd September 2020
Quiz Night

Test your knowledge at our fun quiz night!

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Learn at the Library - Facebook for Family History

Discover how to connect with family members,share photos and stories, and collect your history through social media.

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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Motueka Library: Book launch - Carol Duffy and Bailey O’Malley

Join us to hear about Carol Duffy and Bailey O'Malley's children’s book Do Not Feed The Kea, a picture book about native birds of New Zealand.

The colouring competition winners will be announced at this Book Launch.
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Signed copies of Do Not Feed The Kea will be available for sale at $20.

Light refreshments will be provided at 3.30pm.

The Book Launch will take place at 4.00pm.

All welcome!

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Richmond Library: Introduction to TradeMe

Learn how to buy and sell goods using TradeMe.

This class includes:
• Creating a TradeMe account
• Browsing TradeMe to locate items of interest for sale
• Saving auctions to your watchlist
• Sending questions to sellers
• Reserve prices and auto-bidding

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).

Booking essential.

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

Free workshop.

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The Cool Mum

This show is a parody of a celebrity parenting seminar. Warning- Laughter. Do not try this at home. Jo Ghastly’s expertise comes from being a self- proclaimed “Cool Mum.”
Jo has created a life coaching/ personal development empire on every social media platform, including TikTok, and has books, a YouTube channel and merch. Her empire is much less successful than she thinks it is. Move over Nigel Latta, Jo Ghastly is bringing her world-class parenting seminar to Nelson to help you become the coolest of cool parents (seriously, she’s on TikTok so you know she’s got the credentials!).
Don’t have any kids of your own? Don’t worry, Jo will be teaching you how to unlock the
inner cool potential of your own parents (and maybe validate your choice to never have
children...). The show is recommended R13. Mild adult themes.

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Nelson Jazz - Live and Well 2!

The restrictions that were necessary because of Covid-19 included musicians and venues alike, but things are looking much better for New Zealand. Venues are open and musicians are keen to get back playing their music and bringing entertainment to the community. The Nelson Jazz Club presents two concerts as a musical celebration, ‘Nelson Jazz Live and Well’, showcasing the great variety of jazz available in Nelson. As well as giving Nelson a great reason for a night at the Boathouse, the evenings provide musicians with a welcome opportunity to perform again.

The second concert on August 14th features the fabulous Nelson Jazz Club Big Band, followed by Sun City Soul - this is a line up that is guaranteed to get you up on your feet for a dance!

Music starts 7pm, $10 on the door

The Boathouse Cafe will be open from 5 - 7:30pm for dinner, bookings essential.

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Waste Not, Want Not: Bethany's Guide to the Thrift Life

Bethany is the Queen of Resourcefulness. In her quirky (and musical!) storytelling solo show, Bethany opens up about her tips, tricks and the frightful lengths she's gone to save food, money... well anything and everything really. It’s a hot handy hack guide for all, a celebration of weird uniqueness, and a microscope into hoarding.

“More than enjoyable, and well worth a watch” - Art Murmurs
“Easily one of the best Fringe shows this year” - Audience Feedback (NZ Fringe 2019)

“Such a wholesome and infectiously good time” - Audience Feedback

“Her singing enlivens the narrative” - Theatreview

After an award-nominated debut at NZ Fringe, followed by Dunedin Fringe and Christchurch’s Little Andromeda, we are so excited to at last bring Thrift Life to Nelson, where the story all began…
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About Bethany:

Bethany is an emerging performer and theatre practitioner in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, and a zero waste enthusiast. She works as an actor/ improviser/ singer/ producer/ music director and resident thrifter in a range of projects.

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Social Distancing

Comedian Ben 'Tito' Caldwell spent five weeks of lockdown with his wife and six children and amazingly he lived to tell the tale! In fact, he became one of these annoying, positive, productive people during the enforced stay at home that people liked to bitch about on social media. But the experience wasn't without some stressful moments. Things like toilet training, puberty and death don't pause just because you're in the middle of a pandemic. But finding the funny side of things is what helped Tito make it through. It's what he has done throughout his whole life when the world around him is falling to pieces. And it's not just a COVID-19 that Aotearoa has just had to contend with over the past decade. The country has experienced more than its fair share of disasters, from the earthquakes, tornados, floods, explosions, mass murders and John Key as Prime Minister. Tito examines some of these awful experiences, the light he was able to find in them and why gallows humour can be therapeutic and necessary.

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Nelson Jazz Club 'Alive and well pt2 '

Friday 14th August
Nelson Jazz Club Big band followed by Sun City Soul!
7pm – late
Tickets- $10 on the door

The second concert as part of Nelson Jazz Club’s musical celebration ‘Nelson Jazz, alive and well’ on August 14th features the fabulous Nelson Jazz Club Big Band, followed by Sun City Soul - this is a line up that is guaranteed to get you up on your feet for a dance!
Music starts 7pm, $10 on the door
The Boathouse Cafe will be open from 5 - 7:30pm for dinner, bookings essential

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Nostalgia

Let's take a trip down memory lane. Do you remember when...? Where were you when you heard about...? In Nostalgia, clever improvisers will use your memories and suggestions to bring back moments from the past. From old advertisement jingles to moments in history or the feeling of a first kiss, Nostalgia will take us back in time with a bespoke performance never to be seen again. The word ‘nostalgia’ comes from Greek words meaning ‘homecoming’ and ‘pain’ but we intend to add a heapful of silliness and joy as well. You'll leave this show with the warm fuzzies.

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SHE + THEY

Preferring provincial life in rural Northland, transgender couple Willow (SHE) and Ren (THEY) are "small-town famous.” Already a long-term couple, their relationship takes an exciting new direction when both simultaneously begin their journeys into gender-affirming hormone therapy.

While welcoming physical changes, unexpected shifts in their internal geography have a seismic impact on the way they each relate to cis men and women, themselves, and each other.

In this talk-show meets reality television meets sketch comedy appearance, the couple interview one another LIVE, digressing into devised and improvised storytelling to answer audience questions from their unique perspectives.

With grit, honesty, and tenderness, Willow and Ren share the surprising joys and heartbreaks of re-mapping the way to love when nurture mediates nature.

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The Magic in Me Show

How do you find the magic inside of YOU? Kath Bee and Ms Fizzberry weave magic and music together in this fun-filled family show, encouraging children to take care of themselves and others. Dance, sing and do the actions to Kath Bee's new and well-loved songs. Laugh hilariously at Ms Fizzberry's magical antics as she discovers that mistakes can be magical! Sure to put a smile on your faces and leave you singing, this show is a delight for young and old. A 50 min show suitable for 3-8 year olds.

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Maladjusted

A small handful of overly confident, moderately talented comedians, make a desperate attempt to put together a real comedy show! Can they do it? Featuring the best of Nelson's comedy elite, Glenn Cousins and Erin Parry, two North Americans desperately seeking attention and external validation.

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How to Become a Comedian

Join comedian and producer Ben 'Tito' Caldwell as he teaches you the basics of how to turn your stories, rants, quips, etc. into stage-ready stand up comedy. From learning how to hold a microphone effectively, to generating material so that you have new stuff to try out. We'll cover everything that you need to know if you are keen to jump up on stage and give it a go yourself.

A part of the Nelson Fringe 2020 Workshop Series.

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Clowning, or How to Play in the Moment

Come along to find your inner clown. The clown's power comes from their ability to be in the moment and to share that moment with the audience. Come and rediscover how to play and be in the moment through improvisation and mime exercises. A good clown shares their world with their audience, they can create games in the moment with the audience. This can assist any performer, or even just people, in rediscovering the art of play in the day-to-day life.

Taught by Clown and Comedian, Michael Armstrong.

A part of the Nelson Fringe 2020 Workshop Series.

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City Life of Cats

Nelson based youth improvisers act out a story which is completely made up by kids for kids! The story begins with Alice who lives in the city with her cat, Pebbles. Each day her cat goes out wandering until tea time. Alice wonders what Pebbles actually does all day. Finally letting her curiosity get the better of her she decides to go with her and they go on an adventure around the city. Throughout the show we will ask for your ideas to help us come up with where they go and who they encounter. The choice is yours. The wonderful joy in being a part of the ideas stage and seeing it through to a creation is how the audience and performer create something quite magical that is literally never seen again!

Come with your creative ideas and your experiences of being in a city to take Alice and Pebbles somewhere they have never been before!

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Richmond Library: Cross Stitch Workshop

Kim Lawrence of Cupcake Cutie fame knows pretty much everything there is to know about stitching.

Come to Richmond Library and spend an enjoyable Saturday morning being introduced by Kim to the wonders of cross stitch. All the materials will be provided – such as an embroidery hoop, aida fabric, needle, and embroidery floss.

We have a fabulous café on site, so you’ll be able to fortify yourself with delicious coffee and delectable baked treats while you stitch.

If you like, you can take this opportunity to stitch a contribution to Tasman District Libraries’ Community Quilt. Find out more information about this project here: http://www.tasmanlibraries.govt.nz/about-us/events/featured-events/tdl-community-quilt-project/

Space is limited so bookings are essential. Book your spot on Eventbrite.

Cost: $25 including materials and stitching tuition.

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Conservation Week Library Talk

We are celebrating Conservation Week by taking a closer look at our local environment. If you love our local flora and fauna and amazing birdlife, this would be a great talk for you. Come and hear Sally Leggett talk about getting families out into nature. Going on day walks and overnight tramps in our local area.

Jacqui Irwin will discuss her experience volunteering as a camp host in Abel Tasman National Park.

Sally and Jacqui will have DOC pamphlets on local area walks to give away and will share volunteering information for keen environmentalists.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to engage with our wonderful outdoors

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Candle Jars - Upcycling Workshop

The first event in our new 'Adults & Kids' series kicks off with this fun Upcycling workshop. Adults and children (8yeras+) can enjoy a couple of hours crafting together, creating a unique candle jar out of items that are often being tossed out, never to be thought of again.

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.

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The care, preservation and recording of old photographs with Darryl Gallagher of the Nelson Provincial Museum

Bought to you by the Friends of the Library.

Learn how to look after those valuable family photographs, to make sure they survive for future generations.

Sunday16 August, 2pm.

ElmaTurner Library Activity Room. Koha

A Friends of the Library event

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Ironing Man

One man’s hopes and dreams, channeled through an iron. This comedy weaves together satire, song, and copious amounts of brightly coloured linen.

Rising star of the Christchurch theatre scene Mark Darbyshire returns to the Bay Landscapes Nelson Fringe with his first solo show, after appearing in the sold-out improvised show Strangers (Impulse Theatre) last Festival.

Blasting through the steamy void between musical theatre and stand-up comedy, Ironing Man is sidesplitting, heartwarming, and unashamedly queer.

If you've never paid to watch someone iron, now is your chance. Come prepared to laugh, cry, and share in the universal wonder of ironing.

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Diary of a Showman

Come behind the curtain in this circus theatre show which explores the performers fundamental question- who is harder to satisfy, the audience or the performer?

Join this showman on a rollercoaster ride through the decades as they perform circus acts to bangers from throughout the last century.

Dealing with the serious side of clowning around, it shows the only thing worse than a clown failing is when they fail to clown. Featuring big balloon stunts, extravagant juggling and more bad dancing than a boy band reunion concert, this show will take you on a journey into the performers internal juggle.

Michael Armstrong also known as Mr Wizowski has been performing around the world over the last decade everywhere from cruise ships to street festivals to the TEDx Wellington stage. He has recently returned to Wellington after a contract as Artistic Director at Slipstream Circus in Tasmania.

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Level Heads: A Flat Earth Podcast, Live!

The popular flat Earth podcast, Level Heads, is coming to Nelson. Join Gerald Allen Yelson-Samuels for this live recording where we'll discuss things like flat Earth, alternative medicine, ancient aliens and other hot topics the mainstream media doesn't want you to hear! Note: This is a satirical comedy show. The creators of this show do not actually think the Earth is flat. That would be absurd.

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Story Gym for Writers

Have you got an idea for a play but wondering how to turn it into a narrative? Have you got a play but aren't sure how to take its action from okay to breathtaking? Or have you ever written a play and wondered why it hasn't gone on to the success that you'd hoped for? Whether just starting out, or an experienced playwright looking to 'bulk up' on story skills, this workshop could provide the workout your script needs to really work!

Taught by Writer, Actor and Director Dan Allan.
LIMITED SPACED AVAILABLE

A part of the Nelson Fringe 2020 Workshop Series.

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Richmond Library: Introduction to Photo Books

Got photos you'd like to turn into a book for family or friends? Come along to our free Photo Books class.

You'll learn how to:
• Create a photobook using Vistaprint
• Get your photobook ready for printing

Understand how to use the Vistaprint website, learn how to upload photos from your computer, create and customise a photobook ready for printing.

Bring a USB stick with stored photos to use during this class.

Booking essential.

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

Free workshop.

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Fireflight!

In February 2019 Wakefield village was at the heart of a massive forest fire that burnt 2300ha across Pigeon Valley and the surrounding forests of Tasman District. The entire Wakefield community, 3000 people, was evacuated for several days and the village locked down by police and army - the first time in New Zealand history that a whole community has been relocated. Some families were unable to return to their homes for up to a fortnight. For the children of Wakefield School this was a massive and, for some, traumatic event; abandoning homes, belongings, animals and security.

Fireflight! retells the story of the fire and evacuation through an original theatre work written, produced and performed by students of Wakefield School under the direction of theatre professionals, Lisa and Dan Allan. Recalling the smoke-filled skies and constant noise of helicopters and fire engines, our talented young company combines their real experiences with their imaginations. As disaster strikes and it's time to abandon homes, the unseen realm of dragons, fairies and talking pets come to the fore.

Fireflight! has been enabled with funding from the MOE's Creatives in Schools programme.

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A One Man's Stand!

As a dad of two little kids I try and read to them every night. When I looked at the material I was reading to them I realized that some of it was questionable and some of it was absolute rubbish. So I decided to rewrite some of the stories and tell them the truth and how life actually is! My show, although short, tries to capture some of life's issues going on around us while adding in aspects of my personal life and how we got to this point. One man standing up for a laugh! I try and capture aspects of Maoridom, Kiwi culture, being a male as the culture changes around us, taking the piss out of everything but actually trying to highlight some of the issues going on in life and wrapping it all up in a good old fashioned story!

I'm an amateur comedian trying to show his kids that you can get up in front of people, highlight some serious issues, get a good point across but make it funny, and actually still get ahead in life.

Although this all may sound great, I take the piss out of every aspect of life that I can without trying to offend too many people. As if that is even possible!

If you can't laugh at yourself, how do you expect anyone else to, lol.

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FamilySearch

Michael Higgins (NZ and Pacific Islands manager for FamilySearch) talks about the origins of FamilySearch, how the organisation has adapted since its early beginnings in 1894 and will demonstrate tips and tricks to get the most out of the website. Nelson Public Libraries is a FamilySearch affiliate library – find out how to discover more free resources accessing this rich genealogy website via Nelson Public Libraries.

Elma Turner Library Activity Room, Tuesday 18 August. 11-12.30

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Takaka Library: Like to Write?

Have you ever wondered if you could write? Or maybe you have longed to share stories from your childhood or travels and don’t know where or how to start.

Come and enjoy a free presentation by award winning author Diane Covington-Carter who has helped scores of writers find their unique writing voice.

Please bring a journal/paper, a pen and a sense of adventure and discovery for this lively and interesting meeting.

After a short presentation, participants will have a chance to experience just how easy it is to write with a fun, easy exercise, followed by a question and answer session.

For further information about Diane Covington-Carter, visit her website:
www.dianecovingtoncarter.com

Free.

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Motueka Library: Stitch with Us! Stitching Bee

Come along and join Kim Lawrence for a “Stitching Bee” workshop.

Take part in our Community Quilt project and celebrate the incredible effort we made together under Level 4 Covid-19 Lockdown.

Come along and join Kim Lawrence for a “Stitching Bee” workshop.

Bring your quilt piece and work on it during this workshop.

Kim can help you get started or give you tips and tricks to help with your quilt piece.

Get ready to hand in your quilt piece at Motueka, Richmond, Murchison or Takaka library by Monday 14th September.

Our community quilt will be exhibited all around the Top of The South/Te Tau ihu, beginning with the Gallery Wall at Richmond Library in March 2021.

Free. All welcome.

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Peanut Butter and Jam Night

Welcome to our Peanut Butter and JAM night! Fringe artists from across the Festival converge on one show to bring you a variety night! Poetry, music, comedy, drama, improv... we have no idea! Artists can bring something they have rehearsed long and hard OR something completely brand new, never tried before. Perhaps they'll hop up onstage with someone they've never performed with before and create something magical before our eyes. Whatever happens, we're sure it'll be lots of fun and very tasty. So come out to our Bay Landscapes Nelson Fringe Jam Night! (Peanut butter optional.)

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Voice Collective: Time Warp

So there you are, sat at NCMA during the Bay Landscapes Nelson Fringe Festival when a strangely dressed person comes up to you and you are thinking “but it’s not Halloween”. Remember we are in the Southern Hemisphere and it is a time of less daylight and more darkness and now’s your chance to do the TIME WARP AGAIN with the Nelson Voice Collective.
We are a pop-up based choir. In the space of one hour you will make new wacky Fringy friends and learn three parts of the famous Rocky Horror Picture Show song. The movie helped America see those who were once considered to be on the fringe of society.
Let’s make it a celebration of fluidity in sexuality and gender. Dress up in drag, as a bride, a nerd, a space woman, in tight gold hot pants (Rocky), as a maid or find your own character and WE PROMISE YOU – you will not be judged. Manaakitanga is our Kaupapa. people are accepted as they are: fabulous, regardless of gender or sexuality or race or body type. We strive to create a safe positive space for all.
We finish with taking a video so we can smile as we watch and remember forever. The audience becomes the performer and then the video watchers become the audience.

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Elusive

Sarah finds out her father is still alive after 40 years of believing him dead. She goes to visit him to find he's in a rest home and is struggling with dementia. She is desperate to find out what happened to him, her mother, and her brother all those years ago and attempts to navigate the tangled web of his memories that may or may not lead her to the truth.

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Richmond Library: Get Started Writing Your Story

Have you been thinking about writing down your life story? It can be hard to get started so experienced life story and memoir writer Charlotte Squire is here to help.

Charlotte will teach you how to organise and prioritise your memories, write “the bones of your life story” and “just write it” rather than letting the inner critic gain the upper hand.

Everybody’s story is worth sharing. Get started writing the story of your life with Charlotte Squire.

Charlotte is a former journalist turned life story and memoir writer.

Free. Bookings not required.

Bring pen and paper.

This writing session is followed by a meeting of the Richmond Writing Group from 2.00pm-3.00pm.

Both events are free and everyone is welcome.

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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

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Hatha Yoga with Sue Ransom is on these dates:

  • 18th August 2020
  • 25th August 2020
  • 1st September 2020
  • 8th September 2020
  • 15th September 2020
  • 22nd September 2020
The Museum of This Morning

Welcome to the world's first, best, and only museum of everything that happened slightly earlier on today! We'll be working together to turn artefacts, anecdotes and memorabilia into a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition, curated by Jim Fishwick.

Jim is an award-winning theatre maker, former Australian National Improvisation Champion, and real-life museum curator. In his spare time he enjoys writing in the third person.

"Jim Fishwick brings an exciting visceral dimension to the intellectual work, with an avant-garde spirit that injects a sense of adventure and daring to the oft too polite Australian stage." - Suzy Goes See

Directed by Jason Geary.

Please note: this show contains voluntary audience participation.
Please also note: this is an in-progress showing of the work.

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A Pair of Poets and What's the Purpose of This Project?

Double Billing

A Pair of Poets
Two wonderful wordsmiths pair up for your pleasure, performing original poems. Musician and bush balladeer Roger Lusby joins poet and playwright Rebecca Myers to regale you with some rousing verse. While they can’t promise reason there’s sure to be rhyme, come along for a listen and have a good time.

What's the Purpose of This Project?
What's the Purpose of this Project? is a show about the universality of self-doubt. People from all walks of life gave their time, allowing us to interview them about various aspects of self-doubt. Using these interviews and a good dose of sonic storytelling, we hope to open up conversations about self-doubt and mental health more broadly within New Zealand.

Introspectively staged, we invite you to lie down (or sit, if you prefer), put on your headphones, and experience those anxious moments right before you drift off, though—we hope—with a bit more clarity, this time around.

Note: we ask that you bring your own smart device capable of connecting to the internet, and headphones to experience the work.

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Venetian Obscura, Attenborough's Question and St Brigid's Eve

Venetian Obscura
Venetian Obscura plays out through an array of blinds, costumes and props to create filmic clips unfolding over the course of 25 minutes. Three vignettes reveal intriguing tales of local importance. The story steps from the page through three characters who play before a special black and white 2D roomscape.

Attenborough’s Question
David Attenborough, at 90, vividly recalls a mysterious event 70 years earlier on the remote Fijian island of Koro, unaware of the young islander who has the answer Attenborugh has been longing to know.

St Brigid’s Eve (PG13)
1792. In the midst of a scarlet fever outbreak a boy wakes from a fever-dream deeply agitated by a chilling vision. Years later the nurse who attended him, alone in a remote farmhouse and tending to her desperately ill baby, tries in vain to keep the memory of his vision at bay.

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Women's New Moon Heart Sharing & Cacao Ceremony - Golden Bay

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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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

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

  • 19th August 2020
  • 26th August 2020
  • 2nd September 2020
  • 9th September 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
Richmond Library: Digital Banking

Gain the knowledge and confidence you need to move into online banking.

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 03 543 8500 to book your spot, or talk to a library staff member.

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Learn at the Library - Tablets

For all tablets users. A chance to learn a few tips, new apps & more on your own device.

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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Motueka Library: NZ Conservation Week Talk

We are celebrating NZ Conservation Week by taking a closer look at our local environment.

If you love our local fauna and flora and amazing birdlife, this would be a great talk for you.

Come and hear Sally Leggett talk about getting families out into nature, going on day walks and overnight tramps in our local area.

Jacqui Irwin will also discuss her experience volunteering as a camp host in Abel Tasman Park.

Sally and Jacqui will have Department of Conservation pamphlets on local area walks to give away and will share volunteering information for keen environmentalists.

Don't miss this great opportunity to engage with our wonderful outdoors.

Free. All welcome.

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Richmond Library: NZ Conservation Week

Celebrate NZ Conservation week by taking a closer look at our environment with Sally Leggett and Jacqui Irwin from the Department of Conservation.

If you love our local fauna and flora and amazing birdlife, this would be a great talk for you.

Sally Leggett will talk about getting families out into nature, and going on day walks and overnight tramps in our local area.

Jacqui Irwin will discuss her experience volunteering as a camp host in Abel Tasman Park.

Sally and Jacqui will have Department of Conservation pamphlets on local area walks to give away and will share volunteering information for keen environmentalists.

Don't miss this great opportunity to engage with our wonderful outdoors.

Free. All welcome.

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Sliding Doors

Have you ever thought... if only you had not missed the bus that day or taken that job offer that your life would be different depending on which path you had taken? Sliding Doors is an improv show that explores this theory. Sliding Doors is a concept developed from the 1990’s movie, Sliding Doors, where a woman's life is played out along two different pathways depending on whether she missed the train or not.

Our Sliding Doors will play out a story for a character chosen by you (the audience). The sliding doors moment is also decided by the audience and the story will continue to follow your suggestions along two different pathways played out one scene after the other for each life path. Where will we go? Nobody knows until the night as it’s completely made up! Be a part of the revelation and come along!

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The Boy with Wings

As autumn closes in, the Kuaka/Bar-tailed Godwits take flight beginning their long migration from New Zealand to Alaska, striving to live out their life cycle to its fullest.
The success of this mission relies on gritty determination and their trust in some kind of ‘inner map’ that guides them to their ‘treasure’ – the northern breeding grounds that assure them of continued life. This process is nothing short of a miracle and watching them take to the sky in awe is Jack-the-Everyman! As he sets out on a journey of his own to seek his ‘treasure’, he looks up to the sky and makes a quiet wish that he will be able to find his own wings.
Two parallel stories are told; a present-day lecture on the miracle of Godwit migration, and a fable that follows Jack’s adventure to save his ancestral orchard.

Fresh from the John Bolton theatre school, Birdlife Productions presents this ‘work in progress’ showing in its developmental stage. Experimenting with puppetry, original songs and projection, they combine traditional storytelling with contemporary theatre forms. Suitable for ages 5 to 95!

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Live Poets

Come recite and/or listen to poetry with our open mic poets night.

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a gREAT rAW

After 100 years of remembrances, it is time to look closer at the lingering connection we have to "the great war/world war one". A debate, with each side saying how 'great' the war was. On one side; a conscientious objector (Archibald Baxter), an antiwar general (General Smedley Butler) & a child of a soldier. On the other side, the royal cousins; a kaizar, a czar & a king. Telling these stories with masks and music, a gREAT rAW dances through the fabric of time to bring us a series of monologues to see how we can reconstruct our relationships with those who have gone before and awaken our perceptions of the past. How/why was the war so "great"? Whose stories do we listen to? Have you got an opinion? As the masked characters return from a century ago to come to life again, they share their memories as an encouraging prompt to you to reflect on your own histories.

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Bread Making Made Easy

Come and spend some time with Verena in the Riverside kitchen. She will show you how to make delicious and wholesome sweet and savoury bread as well as pizza base. Taste them all, and learn how to bake them at home. It's easy!

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.

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Live Poets

Open Mic poets and music

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Learn at the Library - ebooks & audiobooks

Download Libby and Borrow Box & start reading and listening to e-books and audiobooks for free with your library card.
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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BLUE Experience

What's your favourite album? You know: the one you play on repeat, know all the words to, and never get tired of? For Sophie Ricketts, that album is Joni Mitchell's 1971 masterpiece: BLUE.

BLUE burst forth in 1971 and still remains one of the most celebrated records of all time. For Sophie, first introduced to the album as a teenager, it took on new significance as she left adolescence and entered her adulthood. Eventually becoming her most favourite album, just as it first mapped out Joni's elation and heartbreak during her formative years it also felt like a blueprint of navigating adult decisions and independence for Sophie. The poetic lyrics and intricate melodies were beautiful and tragic all at once, making an impression deep and lasting. Even more than forty years after its initial release, BLUE is still hailed as one of the best albums by music critics and fans the world over. Sophie's performance of Joni's songs aims to delight old fans and introduce the album to a whole new audience, while also serving as a vocal love letter to Joni herself.

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The History Boy

All of history is just stories we tell each other to understand the world, and every story is at least in part about the person doing the telling.

THE HISTORY BOY is the first full-length solo improvised work from award-winning Wellington improvisor Matt Powell and director Jennifer O'Sullivan (Awkward Threesome, Soap Factory). Inspired by a childhood fascination with interesting facts and stories from history, THE HISTORY BOY examines historical narratives through playful storytelling, weaving together themes and ideas that span continents and millennia.

Fresh from seasons in the New Zealand Fringe Festival and the Auckland Improv Festival, Matt and Jennifer are delighted to bring THE HISTORY BOY to Nelson for one show only.

“Powell brings forth intricate details and quick-witted responses that reward an intelligent audience’s attention.” — The Plus Ones (Melbourne)

“Intoxicating stage presence… a genuine star with a quicksilver brain” — Uther Dean

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¡ESCÁNDALO!

Love. Ambition. Passion. Betrayal. Revenge. You’ve seen every single episode of global telenovela phenomenon “Preguntas del Corazón”, and tonight is your chance to meet the show’s stars, fiery temptress Carla Fuentes and tragic heartthrob Ramón de la Cruz, as they film the season finale in front of a live studio audience. Which fan theories will play out? Which long-held secrets will finally be revealed? You’ll only know if you’re there...

Wellington improvisors Tara McEntee and Matt Powell (Scared Scriptless, PlayShop, Soap Factory) return with their winning format that headlined Late Night Knife Fight in February. Whatever twists and turns the story takes, you’re in for a wild ride.

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Solving Cryptic Crosswords for Fun and Profit

Taught by crossword compiler and (semi-) professional puzzle designer Jim Fishwick, this workshop shows you how to unpick the perplexity, pinpoint the puns, and answer the anagrams. We'll solve a puzzle together as a group, and you'll come away with a new set of skills, feeling fully across the down clues, and down with the across ones.

A part of the Nelson Fringe 2020 Workshop Series.

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XR Whakatu Music Party featuring Lemongrass

Extinction Rebellion Whakatu would like to invite you all to the 2nd annual Rebel for Life climate party, on the 21st of August at the Boat House in Nelson, from 7.30pm.

Join us as we celebrate the efforts of the Nelson Tasman Climate Forum to live music by the ever-popular Lemongrass band. We welcome everyone and every part of everyone. Family friendly, koha entry. Food and drinks available at the boathouse. Let's boogie!

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Takaka Library: Armchair Adventures 2020

Experience the adventures of our three Golden Bay travellers on land and at sea.

21 Aug: Sailing round the Horn with Martin Potter
28 Aug: A Cycling Safari in Africa/ Kenya with Tish Potter
4 Sep: Cycle Touring through Western Europe with Gaylene Wilkinson
11 Sep: Sailing to the remote Islands of Fiji with Gaylene Wilkinson

Come along to one talk, or all four - it's up to you.

It's free and there is no need to book.

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Takaka Library: Armchair Adventures 2020 is on these dates:

  • 21st August 2020
  • 28th August 2020
  • 4th September 2020
  • 11th September 2020
Richmond Sprig & Fern 10k Fun Run & Walk

10km Fun run and walk around urban Richmond.
The second of four 10km from local Sprig & Fern Taverns.

Everyone and all abilities welcome.
Registration & event briefing from 1:30pm.

Walkers and slower runners (more than 70 minutes for 10k) start 2:10pm.
Main running group start 2:30pm.

$10 entry fee per event. Spot prizes.

Free for school kids & youth students.
Free for Waimea Harriers and Athletics Nelson members ...so why not join a club this winter?
More info at www.waimeaharriers.nz.

This is a smoke free event.

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Nelson Nuptials Wedding Fair 2020

You might be feeling a bit overwhelmed by all this wedding planning business. You might not know where to start. Together, the vendors at the far can help you make your dream wedding happen. Or you might be wondering if you have all of the many things covered that you need to for your wedding day. We’ve got you covered, from the big to the intimate and every style in between.

The first 200 tickets sold via Eventbrite receive a goodie bag.
Live music, selfie stations, kids area
Wedding dresses to and suits for the menfolk
The Men's Zone - no need for the guys feel left out
The all-important food and beverage carts - to fuel you on the day or to hire for your wedding!
Celebrants, invitation specialists, hair makeup experts
Hire and Styling vendors for the little details.
Photographers, videographers and photo booths

Door sales available CASH only - $20 per couple. $15 per single ticket.

A collaborative, not competitive wedding fair. There to enable you to have the smoothest wedding day possible, so no matter who you choose to be part of your crew on your big day, you'll be able to find them at the Nelson Nuptials Wedding Fair.

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Kaguya-Hyme

Kaguya-Hime is a fusion of Kiwi and traditional Japanese puppet performance with acting, live music, narration and puppetry. It showcases a different, unique and inspiring form of theatre to Nelson's families and it embraces the diversity of our region by acknowledging and including our Asian community.

This performance shows an adaption of the traditional story, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter or Kaguya-Hime. The story of Kaguya-Hime is 1000 years old dating back to the 10th century. It tells about a mysterious tiny girl called Kaguya, who is discovered inside a glowing bamboo plant and is the tragic tale of her exile from the moon. She finds loving parents on Earth and discovers the joys and sorrows of being human. However life on Earth is temporary and she has to face the reality of returning to her original home.
The Bamboo Cutter and his wife look after the bamboo forest for the Emperor. They believe that the full moon bestows magic on the water collected overnight in the bamboo and that this water brings good health and a long life. Every night they talk, sing and play music to the moon.
The Moon? "The Moon is always looking out for you."

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Hugprov

Hellos, goodbyes, joy, comfort... we all join into the human experience which is hugging on a daily basis. But what are the etiquettes? What are the faux pas? What types of hugs are there? A group of world class improvisers take the stage to present HugProv! An entirely improvised comedy show based on wrapping our arms around each other with love. Each scene starts and ends with a hug and the improvisers will seamlessly change into a multitude of characters with unique stories right before your eyes.

This show was born out of a recent time when people were told to stop hugging each other and one avid hugging enthusiast was forced to think about what hugging means. Now that we can hug again... we decided to make a comedy show all about it. Guaranteed to make you feel good. The show itself will have you leaving as if you just had a big warm hug yourself.

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The Saboteur

Six performers are all working hard to put on a good improv show. Well, almost all of them. One of them is trying to sabotage the show without getting caught. Will The Saboteur be unmasked before the evening is ruined?

Fresh from a sold-out, award-winning debut last year, join us for a high-stakes evening of subterfuge, treachery, backstabbing, and laughs!

With Laura Irish, Daniel Allan, Tara McEntee, Matt Powell, Wiremu Tuhiwai and Kirsty McGuire.

Directed by Jim Fishwick.

“Ingeniously destructive” - Theatreview
Winner: Outstanding Show, New Zealand Improv Festival 2019

Please note: this show contains low-level voluntary audience participation.

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The Body - Voice Connection

In this workshop, we'll look at voice rebuild from the ground up, to find a power, expressivity and clarity in our speaking, singing or acting voices, connected to a strong body.
Taught by Damara Sylvester.

A part of the Nelson Fringe 2020 Workshop Series.

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The Chorus: Physical Theatre Workshop

This workshop will explore and develop training for working in chorus and ensemble. The Chorus is the great linking device between audience and heroes, between gods and humans, the individual and the social, oral and literacy.

Taught by Donna Chapman

A part of the Nelson Fringe 2020 Workshop Series.

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Magnus Steele

Magnus Steele is an improvised, interactive crime–thriller created by ‘Golden Boy of Wellington Improv’, Austin Harrison. Infamous private eye Magnus Steele investigates the crime of the century through interrogations, jazz, and beat poetry, but here’s the catch: all the victims, suspects, and witnesses are played by YOU! Come prepared for hilarity, bad accents, and to be a part of the show!

Magnus Steele has been delighting audiences for the last 18 months, debuting as a 10-minute character piece at NZ Fringe 2019 and going on to win and headline the monthly improv contest Late Night Knife Fight. After a sell-out opening season at NZ Fringe 2020 (nominated- Most Promising Emerging Artist), the final, 50-minute version is coming to Nelson for a single showing you don't want to miss!

"The show is reminiscent of Brooklyn Nine Nine, if they let me join in from my sofa. In other words it’s witty, unpredictable and wonderfully endearing and the jokes are pretty cool. Cool, cool, cool."
- Sara Hirsch, Art Murmurs

"Appropriately hatted"
- Margaret Austin, Theatreview

"A Masterclass in crowd work"
- Sara Hirsch, Art Murmurs

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Down 'n' Out Speakeasy

Imagine heading down a small lane, just off the beaten track and coming across a small speakeasy cabaret...lights and music beckon you inside....

Jazz Singers, Burlesque Dancers, Magicians, Comedians, Bellydancers, Drag Performers..... just some of the talent that will be on display at the Down 'N; Out Speakeasy.
Don't the name fool you, this will be a spectacular intimate event.

Round up your dapper dans and flirty flappers for a fun nght out.
Tickets available soon - Be quick this sold out quickly last time!

Dress to impress.
R18

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Women's Heart Sharing New Moon Circle & Cacao Ceremony

'Pure Ceremonial Grade Cacao is an embodiment medicine and creates a beautiful natural elevation & expansion of heart-centered consciousness. Drinking this gentle but powerful plant medicine is a wonderful and delicious way to facilitate and support deep heart-sharing & intention setting.

Take time out of your schedule with the Women's Heart Sharing New Moon Circle & Cacao Ceremony at Riverside Community NZ, Motueka at the end of July. Tune in with yourself, connect deeply to your heart, your highest self & connect with other women, sharing your feelings & heart-felt intentions in a safe space.

Tickets for Cacao Aroha’s first Cacao Ceremony at Riverside were sold out within a week, be in quick to secure your place for the next one!'

For more info: https://www.riverside.org.nz/single-post/2020/05/28/Womens-Heart-Sharing-New-Moon-Circle-Cacao-Ceremony

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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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Daffodil Rally for Cancer

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??

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. Enter from Lansdowne Rd. Speedway gate, free parking.

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

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Riuwaka Rediscovered - Nature through new eyes

As part of Conservation Week, the Department of Conservation in conjunction with Manawhenua are giving you the opportunity to see the Te Puna o Riuwaka (Riuwaka Source) through new eyes. You will learn about some of the significant biodiversity and cultural values that this area holds. Small personal korero tours of up to 15 people will be guided through the short walk on Sunday the 23rd August 2020.
We are limited to 60 people in total. Groups of 15 will depart at 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm. If you would like to be part of this please email your names along with your top two preferred times to motueka@doc.govt.nz
Please note: Due to limited numbers your chosen time may not be available and we may have to allocate you another slot. Should the weather be inclement this event will be cancelled.
This event is part of Conservation Week 2020.

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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

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Open Floor Dance Sundays is on these dates:

  • 23rd August 2020
  • 20th September 2020
  • 25th October 2020
Richmond Library: Introduction to Photo Books

Got photos you'd like to turn into a book for family or friends? Come along to our free Photo Books class.

You'll learn how to:
• Create a photobook using Vistaprint
• Get your photobook ready for printing

Understand how to use the Vistaprint website, learn how to upload photos from your computer, create and customise a photobook ready for printing.

Bring a USB stick with stored photos to use during this class.

Booking essential.

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

Free workshop.

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The Creatives - Kathy Pantling

A large format exhibition by photographer Kathy Pantling highlighting elder creatives in their creative spaces.

'The Creatives' photographic project is centred on the wonderful creative skills of the retired community.

Later life doesn’t mean that we lose our motivation or ability to be able to revive past hobbies and learn new ones. The exhibition is a collection of images capturing some of our local creative retirees who are making the most of the time and energy, which in past life, was spent on work and families and is now enjoyed purely for their own gratification and love of their art.

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The Creatives - Kathy Pantling is on these dates:

  • 24th August 2020
  • 25th August 2020
  • 26th August 2020
  • 27th August 2020
  • 28th August 2020
  • 29th August 2020
  • 31st August 2020
  • 1st September 2020
  • 2nd September 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 4th September 2020
  • 5th September 2020
  • 7th September 2020
  • 8th September 2020
  • 9th September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
  • 11th September 2020
  • 12th September 2020
Motueka Library: Cultural Surprise Reads

Choose a Cultural Surprise Read and travel to distant corners of the world. Vibrant adventures, exotic settings and stories steeped in culture await you.

Your chosen parcels will be library books wrapped in paper and are issued on your Library card.

With the holiday mood and a sense of curiosity you might discover new authors and exciting tales. Simply return your surprise books back to the library when you have finished reading them and be tempted to try more.

Free.

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Motueka Library: Cultural Surprise Reads is on these dates:

  • 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
STOKE TENNIS CLUB AGM

Stoke Tennis Club 2020 AGM will be held at the Clubrooms located in the Greenmeadows Centre on Tuesday 25th August 2020 at 7pm. All welcome.

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Walking the Talk - Local Solutions for Carbon Reduction

This presentation will explain/explore carbon reduction solutions from the renowned book 'Drawdown,The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever proposed To Reverse Global Warming' and then showcase, through a virtual tour (slide show), exciting local properties and initiatives that illustrate some of these solutions. Facilitated by Steve Richards (Jester House) and Local Matters, Motueka Greens.
Tours to selected sites in the Motueka and Ngatimoti areas will then be offered in September with limited places available and registration required at the above event. After that registration for the tours will be available on the website: www.humanitix.com/nz - search "Walking the Talk'.

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Learn at the Library - Entertainment Apps

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.

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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Richmond Library: Introduction to Photo Books

Got photos you'd like to turn into a book for family or friends? Come along to our free Photo Books class.

You'll learn how to:
• Create a photobook using Vistaprint
• Get your photobook ready for printing

Understand how to use the Vistaprint website, learn how to upload photos from your computer, create and customise a photobook ready for printing.

Bring a USB stick with stored photos to use during this class.

Booking essential.

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

Free workshop.

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Motueka Library: How to Write Your Life Story

Local writer Charlotte Squire is facilitating a memoir writing workshop.

Charlotte will teach you how to organise and prioritise your memories, how to write “the bones of your life story” and how to “just write it” rather than let the inner critic stop the process.

Start writing your story today - as everybody has a story worth sharing.

Charlotte is a former journalist turned life story and memoir writer.

Contact Motueka Library, 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

Free.

Bring pen and paper.

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Quiz Night

Test your knowledge at our fun filled quiz night!

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Learn at the Library - Health Online

Find reliable places, tips and tricks on how you can look up common health questions .

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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Learn at the Library - Health Online is on these dates:

  • 27th August 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
Learn at the Library - Entertainment Apps

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.
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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Exhibition Opening - EMMA MARIE - Nowness

Emma Marie views her paintings as captured moments of space and time where thoughts and emotions emerge into physical form … and what Eckhart Tolle would describe as N.O.W.N.E.S.S.

Works are created from a meditative state of play, in a call and response manner, each colour and mark builds on what is there and always seeks to achieve balance and harmony. Her painting process can be likened to the designing of ones life; building up of layers, scratching back, reworking, risking, and realisation.

It is through the NOW that each painting has come into being, they embody each moment of their formation … they drip with intention to make known the unknown!

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Winter Wellness Workshop & Breakfast - Friday August 28th 7:45am

Starting at 7:45am at The Kitchen, Nelson, you’ll enjoy a 30 minute standing movement class. Then we’ll sit down to an amazing breakfast and coffee at The Kitchen and we’ll discuss common winter wellness issues including: Why neck pain is more common today & what you can do to stop it.

EVENT SUMMARY:

30-minute standing movement class (blending yoga. tai chi and Pilates)

Nutritious breakfast and coffee (of course!) at The Kitchen

Winter Wellness Seminar + Q&A

There’s never been a better time to prioritize everything from your joint health to your immunity. Enjoy learning helpful, actionable tips to help you feel and move better now.

Don’t miss out, spaces are limited. Secure your spot now!

I can’t wait to see you there.

*$5 from every ticket purchase will go to the United Nations’ World Food Programme’s urgent work, getting food to those families who need it most.

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LASASSA 4

Friday 28th August
LASASSA ‘Latino, Salsa, Samba Dance party’
8pm-late
Tickets-via https://losgalanes.co.nz/ or $25 on the door

LaSaSa4 - Latino Salsa Samba Party!
Come and dance Salsa & Samba with two of the biggest Latin music band in town! SambaXé & Los Galanes! Plus DJ Spanner!
It’s a night of Samba, Axé, Merengue, Cha-Cha, Salsa, Reggaeton, Bachata and more.
Tickets are $25, available online or at the door. Get your tickets online now!

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Dun Run

Rugged but runnable - up into the “ Backwoods of Nelson” and along the sub alpine mineral belt.

Sweeping views out to a glittering Tasman Bay await you as you descend New Zealand’s first railway line to the finish.

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Body Butter Workshop

This is the second workshop in our new Adults & Kids Workshop programme. The idea is for an adult to attend together with a child/young person (in this case 5 years plus) for some creative bonding time ;)

Daisy and Tanja will help participants to make a small jar of body butter and a solid body butter bar from scratch, using only natural and organic ingredients. You will learn about raw ingredients, their properties, and some of the awesome super powers of human skin.

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.

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Richmond Library: Artist Talk - Loren Pasquier

Loren Pasquier is a French artist currently living in Nelson. Through her rich, nomadic experiences, the feeling of constant transit and movement became a fundamental part of her make-up as an artist.

Understanding the importance of communication between communities, Loren has dedicated her work to bridging the gap between cultures, using her acute sense for framing stories to bring people together.

Loren is currently exhibiting Wāhine at Richmond Library. This project showcases the personal stories of five Māori women, combining candid interviews, soundscapes and portrait photography to present a series of unique meditations on being a woman in Māori culture.

In this event Loren will talk about the Wāhine project and you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the stories of Māori women by engaging with the project.

All welcome. Free.

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Kindred Yoga Teacher Training Level 2- 300HR

This 27-day Yoga Alliance International Certified and Accredited programme, run over seven months, with two key focuses per module along with series of workshops such as Self Esteem, Public Speaking, Anatomy and Physiology, Yoga Philosophy and History, sequencing and more.

Develope your own skills to: Bring more of who YOU are on and off the mat .

To develop your authentic self
And to live to YOUR pure potential.

This Level Two, 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is delivered in three 9 day modules in May, August & November 2020

Module 1 -YIN & PRANAYAMA 29 August - 6 September 2020

Module 2 - HATHA ASANA 7 November - 15 November 2020

Module 3 - YOGA FLOW & MEDITATION- CONCLUDING IN A RESIDENTIAL RETREAT. Early 2021- TBC

Integrated self study practices and focuses are part of the course in between each module. The three Modules are designed to be done as an integrated programme, but can also be done as individual components. For more info on module content see our website.

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Kindred Yoga Teacher Training Level 2- 300HR is on these dates:

  • 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
Tableland – the history behind Mount Arthur

Ray Salisbury will talk about his forthcoming book, drawing on his family’s long association with the area. The talk will be well illustrated – Ray is a photographer, author and keen tramper and the great-great-grandson of the first Motueka Valley pioneer, John Park Salisbury, whose brother Thomas discovered the Tableland in 1863. After the gold rush, John’s flock of sheep grazed the tussock tops of the Tableland and the river flats of the Cobb Valley from 1875 onward.
Elma Turner Library Activity Room, Sunday 30 August. 2pm

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Tasmonics choir as part of the Live Music Series at Elma Turner Library

We are a relaxed and friendly mixed a-cappella, barbershop, 4-part harmony chorus based in the Nelson / Tasman area.
Previously known as Men in Accord, we recently invited women to join us so our name has changed to TASMONICS (Tasman Harmonics).

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Motueka Library: Art workshop – What Colour is Blue?

Local artist Marian Painter invites you to explore the historical and artistic variety of colours we call “blue”.

Learn about how artists use blue to interpret their world of art. The have a go at creating your own “blue” picture.


Bring some blue acrylic or watercolour paint (not oil paint) and a brush, or blue crayons or pens, and suitable paper. These will be available for those who don't have suitable materials.

Bookings essential. Phone Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

Cost: $10

Image: Blue Nude (1902) by Pablo Picasso

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Lara Hall

Motueka Music Group is delighted to bring you an evening of Georgian music with Lara Hall (violin) and Rachael Griffiths-Hughes (harpsichord).

Two of NZ’s top baroque players, both based at Waikato University, Lara and Rachael present a programme of Georgian violin music, full of elegance, drama and the spontaneous flair that their performances are known for.

At the heart of the programme are a set of 18th-century English sonatas by Joseph Gibbs along with pieces by Playford and Handel, extending the programme to encompass a wide spectrum of English music and social strata.

7.30pm Monday 31August
Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka

Tickets – Adults $25; Students $5
Available from Floral Affaire, High St, Motueka or at the door.

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Motueka Library: Book Launch - Off The Hook by Judy Fisher

Join us to launch Judy Fisher’s new book Off The Hook: One woman’s search for happiness and adventure on land and sea.

Off The Hook is a true story written to encourage those who suddenly face life alone in middle age.

It is a compelling account alive with exciting adventures, interesting characters and fascinating twists and turns.

Off The Hook is about fear of loneliness, the search for self, the value of friendship and the discovery that serendipity happens if you embrace change with courage.

Cash book sales available for $35.

Free. All welcome.

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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).

Booking essential.

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

Free workshop.

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Voice Collective

Voice Collective - be part of the music

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Digital Marketing For Local Businesses

8 week (2hrs/week) Digital Marketing training for small to medium-sized business, including:

Week 1: Your Purpose, Marketing Message & USP
Week 2: Email Marketing & Sales Funnels
Week 3: Google Ads & Retargeting
Week 4: Local SEO & Google My Business
Week 5: Affiliate & Integration Marketing
Week 6: Content Marketing & Social Media
Week 7: Copywriting
Week 8: Tracking, Split Testing & Conversions
PLUS: Hot Seat & Review Time (every week)

"This is the best money we have ever spent on marketing. The digital-marketing course is superb. It has more gems than the crown jewels!" - Wheelie Fantastic

"I'm really enjoying Leon's flexible, no-nonsense approach to digital marketing. He has an invaluable wealth of information that he shares in a way that all can understand and benefit from, no matter what their experience." - Storage Nelson

"Leon has a very good hold on this world and is able to explain these techniques exceptionally well and arm you will the tools you need for your business to thrive in this environment." - McGlashen’s Pharmacy

For more information or to book your spot, go to https://www.ethicallymad.co.nz/digital-marketing-for-any-business/

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Digital Marketing For Local Businesses is on these dates:

  • 3rd September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
  • 17th September 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
Learn at the Library - Safety Online

Learn more about internet scams and how to stay safe online.
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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Top Dog Nelson@ The Suter Art Gallery

This cunningly canine filled program of inspiring dog films is back this year and touring New Zealand in August and September.

NZ’s Top Dog Film Festival is filled with delightfully doggy moments of joy and celebration of our beloved canine companions. The 7 short films will introduce you to a love struck street dog from Romania, a globe trotting White Swiss Shepherd, the talented dogs that work in healthcare and the mythical Poop Fairy!

New Zealand is represented on the big screen this year in the 26 min short Dr Dog, highlighting the amazing story and outstanding work of K9MD in Dunedin as told by their founder.

The program of short canine-themed films share the most entertaining stories about dogs and their human companions, from independent filmmakers from around the globe.

Get your tickets before they all sell out – you’d be barking mad to miss it.

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Ceroc's September Spring Tea Dance

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 on a winters night 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

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Gutsy Girls Film Festival World Tour

Featuring a unique selection of films of varying lengths and styles, covering topics relevant to women in the outdoors, the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour will enthral both the avid adventurer and the armchair adventurer alike.

The 2020 tour is excited to showcase the winner of the first Gutsy Girls Adventure Filmmakers grant, alongside a variety of films, including those that delve into life behind the scenes.

By celebrating the female adventurous spirit, we aim to make women in the outdoors more visible. But a Gutsy Girls screening isn’t just for women - they are for all of us to celebrate diversity and inclusion and the rad ladies of the adventure world.

TWO SESSIONS ONLY In Nelson - matinee & evening

For more details visit www.gutsygirlsadventurefilmtour.co.nz
The Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour is exempt from classification but the films are suitable for all ages and would obtain a G rating.

SORRY NO REFUNDS : SEATING IS NOT ALLOCATED come early for the best seats.
Photo from the film Deer 139 by Jayme Dittmar

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Appleby School Country Fair

The Appleby School Country Fair - always held on the first weekend of Spring.

Come and celebrate with our wonderful community. There is no shortage of entertainment lined up, with music, bouncy castles, face painting and countless other activities to participate in. Don't forget to arrive early, as our farmers market, baking and flower stalls do sell out FAST!!! And when you’re done with all the fun there will be plenty of hot food, snacks and of course amazing coffee to wash it all down with.

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Funked UP ***DJ Distortion & Serpico***

***FUNKED UP IS BACK***

The virus tried to end us but House Music will never die!
Nelsons finest DJs Distortion & Serpico are back to light up the dance floor with the best House Music on the planet.

$5 on the door. 10pm - 3am
@Nelson's Funkiest bar aka East St Cafe & Bar.
8 Church St, Nelson.
R18

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South Island Showoffs

The sport of cheerleading is growing in New Zealand and increasingly popular around the world.

It's an exciting sport which includes tumbling, stunts and dance in a 2.5 minute high energy routine.

Teams are aged between 2 - 26 and compete at varying levels. If you have ever wondered how high a person can be thrown in the air then this is the event for you. Great fun for all the family.

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Grafting Demo & Scion Wood Sale

Venue: The green house, Willow Bank Heritage Village, just south of Wakefield, during Willow Bank's Open Day (which is 10 am -- 3 pm). A demonstration of how to graft a fruit tree using 'top working'. Scion wood (grafting wood) will be for sale for 20 kinds of apples, 10 plums and 2 rare asian pears (stocks limited). This is for people who already have a tree in their garden that they want to add a variety to, or change to a new variety altogether. Note: we are not selling root-stocks or trees. Gold coin donation plus $3/piece for scion wood. This event is brought to you by the Wakefield Apple Fair.

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Motueka Library: Art workshop - Tessellations

This workshop includes a fun exploration of patterns and how to fit shapes together without gaps.

Learn about the art of Escher, and make your own fascinating designs, with local artist Marian Painter.

Bring a pencil, ruler, scissors, coloured pens or pencils if you have them (materials will be available if you don’t have your own).

Contact Motueka Library to book your spot.

Cost: $10.

Image credit: Metamorphosis by MC Escher, 1967

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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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The Beths

After selling out Auckland's Powerstation in just six days, Auckland's indie faves The Beths announce a nationwide tour in support of their new record Jump Rope Gazers, out next Friday 10 July on Carpark Records. The tour will see The Beths criss-cross New Zealand for 12 dates from 27 August, followed by a very special show on the iconic Auckland Town Hall stage on Friday 6 November.

Straight from the heart of Auckland’s music scene, The Beths have gathered an ever increasing fan base in New Zealand and around the world. Their debut album Future Me Hates Me, was nominated for the 2019 Taite Music Prize, saw the band win Best Alternative Act and Best Group at the 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards and garnered acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone and NME. With the imminent release of Jump Rope Gazers, The Beths have been connecting with their global fan base via their popular “Live from House” livestreams, but it’s the New Zealand fans that get the first chance to hear the new album live and The Beths can’t wait to get on the road to visit cities they’ve played before and some brand new towns."

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