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Nelson Farmers Market

Every Wednesday Rain or Shine the Farmers Market comes to Morrison Square 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!

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Nelson Farmers Market is on these dates:

  • 13th May 2015
  • 20th May 2015
  • 27th May 2015
  • 3rd June 2015
  • 10th June 2015
  • 17th June 2015
  • 24th June 2015
  • 1st July 2015
  • 8th July 2015
  • 15th July 2015
  • 22nd July 2015
  • 29th July 2015
  • 5th August 2015
  • 12th August 2015
  • 19th August 2015
  • 26th August 2015
  • 2nd September 2015
  • 9th September 2015
  • 16th September 2015
  • 23rd September 2015
  • 30th September 2015
  • 7th October 2015
  • 14th October 2015
  • 21st October 2015
  • 28th October 2015
  • 4th November 2015
  • 11th November 2015
  • 18th November 2015
  • 25th November 2015
  • 2nd December 2015
  • 9th December 2015
  • 16th December 2015
  • 23rd December 2015
  • 30th December 2015
  • 6th January 2016
  • 13th January 2016
  • 20th January 2016
  • 27th January 2016
  • 3rd February 2016
  • 10th February 2016
  • 17th February 2016
  • 24th February 2016
  • 2nd March 2016
  • 9th March 2016
  • 16th March 2016
  • 23rd March 2016
  • 30th March 2016
  • 6th April 2016
  • 13th April 2016
  • 20th April 2016
  • 27th April 2016
  • 4th May 2016
  • 11th May 2016
  • 18th May 2016
  • 25th May 2016
  • 1st June 2016
  • 8th June 2016
  • 15th June 2016
  • 22nd June 2016
  • 29th June 2016
  • 6th July 2016
  • 13th July 2016
  • 20th July 2016
  • 27th July 2016
  • 3rd August 2016
  • 10th August 2016
  • 17th August 2016
  • 24th August 2016
  • 31st August 2016
  • 7th September 2016
  • 14th September 2016
  • 21st September 2016
  • 28th September 2016
  • 5th October 2016
  • 12th October 2016
  • 19th October 2016
  • 26th October 2016
  • 2nd November 2016
  • 9th November 2016
  • 16th November 2016
  • 23rd November 2016
  • 30th November 2016
  • 7th December 2016
  • 14th December 2016
  • 21st December 2016
  • 28th December 2016
  • 4th January 2017
  • 11th January 2017
  • 18th January 2017
  • 25th January 2017
  • 1st February 2017
  • 8th February 2017
  • 15th February 2017
  • 22nd February 2017
  • 1st March 2017
  • 8th March 2017
  • 15th March 2017
  • 22nd March 2017
  • 29th March 2017
  • 5th April 2017
  • 12th April 2017
  • 19th April 2017
  • 26th April 2017
  • 3rd May 2017
  • 10th May 2017
  • 17th May 2017
  • 24th May 2017
  • 31st May 2017
  • 7th June 2017
  • 14th June 2017
  • 21st June 2017
  • 28th June 2017
  • 5th July 2017
  • 12th July 2017
  • 19th July 2017
  • 26th July 2017
  • 2nd August 2017
  • 9th August 2017
  • 16th August 2017
  • 23rd August 2017
  • 30th August 2017
  • 6th September 2017
  • 13th September 2017
  • 20th September 2017
  • 27th September 2017
  • 4th October 2017
  • 11th October 2017
  • 18th October 2017
  • 25th October 2017
  • 1st November 2017
  • 8th November 2017
  • 15th November 2017
  • 22nd November 2017
  • 29th November 2017
  • 6th December 2017
  • 13th December 2017
  • 20th December 2017
  • 27th December 2017
  • 3rd January 2018
  • 10th January 2018
  • 17th January 2018
  • 24th January 2018
  • 31st January 2018
  • 7th February 2018
  • 14th February 2018
  • 21st February 2018
  • 28th February 2018
  • 7th March 2018
  • 14th March 2018
  • 21st March 2018
  • 28th March 2018
  • 4th April 2018
  • 11th April 2018
  • 18th April 2018
  • 25th April 2018
Takaka Library: Word Fest - Poetry Reading

Celebrate Word Fest by sharing your favourite poems at the library on National Poetry Day.

Join our host Gareth Edwards and share your favourite poems to celebrate National Poetry Day at the library. Bring one of your own, a beloved poem written by someone else or just come and listen to the words flow.

Words take centre stage this month as we celebrate Word Fest with old Golden Bay writings, talks from local authors, National Poetry Day and a feast of word games.

Free. All welcome.

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Plunket Cafe

Pop on in for a casual cuppa and chat with Mandy from Plunket.
She is here to help with any questions you may have about nutrition, teething, sleep or weight concerns and much more. Mandy will be here the last Friday of every month

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Ceol River at The Boathouse

Ceol River are a three piece band performing upbeat Acoustic and Celtic folk rock songs from a veritable goldmine of musical experience within the group.

Featuring members of local bands The Saints and Keegan, Ceol River (translation: Music River) have found their flow exciting crowds and simply having fun playing their music around the region.

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National Poetry Day with Nelson Libraries

Come to read, or just listen, to Nelson’s local poetry talent. All are welcome, please arrive on time for registration.

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Richmond Library: Family History Month - Children's Craft Session

Help us build an exciting 3D model construction of Queen Street.

Children will construct various 3D buildings that are in Queen Street and these will be placed on a large street map.

Suitable for children aged 7-11 years of age.

To book your spot phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500.

Bookings are essential.

Free.

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FEZ

With Al on acoustic guitars, lead vocals and bass drum combined with the spectacularly unique talent of Simon Williams helping to lay down smooth and cool grooves on his sax’s, EWI, clarinet, flute and shaker, they create a unique, percussive style that has come to be their signature sound.

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Cinderella Carriage

Making a Cinderella Carriage using sugar paste.
There will be 3 demonstrations.

1. Making your own flower paste.
2. Moulding with chocolate mud
3. Making sugar lace from scratch.

Lunch and all teas will be provided.

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An Deise

An Déise are three of Ireland’s top traditional musicians;
Paddy Tutty (fiddle, bodhran),
Derek Morrissey (button accordian)
Caoimhin O Fearghaíl,(guitar, vocals, flute, uilleann pipes). TG4 Ireland musician of the year in 2012

Best known for their work with Caladh Nua, the trio has performed at many of the world’s leading folk festivals including Tonder, Lorient, Mood Indigo (Mumbai) and the Winnipeg Folk Festival.

“The band’s combination packs a punch that shines in a live setting.” – The Irish Times”

An Déise are coming over from Ireland to perform at the Christchurch and Taranaki International Arts Festivals and have added a limited number of extra concerts. Fairfield is thrilled to be hosting this renowned Irish trio.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear some of the world’s best exponents of Irish music performed live.

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Parents to be/babes in arms play group at Ecomoon

Come along and meet other parents/parents to be, make friends, connect and relax.let the kids have a play in our large community room.
there is pleanty of seating and comfy couchs, bathroom and kitchen facilitys and a play corner with a great toy box for your litttle ones.
we will provide room, coffee, tea etc - Just a small donation would be appreciated :)

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Motueka Library: A Pioneering Family

Throughout August we are celebrating Family History Month.

We invite you to a lively and informative presentation by David Kemp on a pioneer family - the Roils of Stoke and the Aorere, who arrived in Nelson on The Bolton in 1842.

David will support his talk with a powerpoint display, a painting and other material.

Free. All welcome. Bookings not required.

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Richmond Library: Historic NZ Newspapers

Find out about papers Past and learn how to use it to find out information about your family. Paper Past contains digitised pages from 19th and early 20th century New Zealand newspapers including newspapers for the Nelson area up until 1922.

It is an excellent source of information for local researchers and family historians.

Learn how to:
Navigate the Papers Past website.
Search for specific people, places or events.
Learn to narrow down your search results.
Learn to use keywords and phrase searching effectively.

Basic computer skills required.

Bookings essential. Free.

Phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

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Unlock Your Power of Success Discipline - 31 August

Registrations are required ----- Book Online at www.accelerate.co.nz

Our Balance Centre programmes are designed to help you go from surviving to thriving! We love seeing people make lasting changes in their relationships, physical health, finances, emotional and mental health.

We offer seminars, workshops and weekend events that will motivate and guide you to getting the most out of life. Don't waste time doing it on your own! Come along and be inspired, connect with others on the same journey, and accelerate your growth towards an extraordinary life!

Unlock Your Power of Success Discipline - 31 August

This workshop will be presented by Jonathas Newlands.

(Due to a high number of registrations and limited seating, we have created two sessions - 6pm or 7:30pm - for you to choose from)

FAQs

>> Where is the venue located?
The Barbican Training Centre is located on 563 Main Road Stoke, next door to the Mobil Service Station.

>>What about parking?
You can use the Stoke Memorial car park across the street, or any other street parking down Main Road.

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Does Nelson Need a Community Arts Centre?

PUBLIC MEETING:
Arts Council Nelson are exploring the current need and desire to establish an accessible community arts centre in Nelson and wish to hear views, suggestions and comments from the wider community. The organisation is consulting with community groups and existing arts providers to gauge how a centre could meet their particular needs, though acknowledge that there is a far wider sector, both individuals and groups, that could potentially help shape and consequently benefit from such a facility.
Arts Council Nelson warmly invite people to come and share their thoughts. The meeting is using the Monthly Creative Arts Network forum regularly presented by Arts Council Nelson in partnership with Creative Journeys.

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Harp Meditation

Annemieke Harmonie, master harpist and harp teacher, speaks the words to guide the meditation, and plays her harp to increase the energy and depth of everyone's experience.
Meditation becomes easy this way, and people are drawn deeply into the present moment.

Held every last Thursday of the month.
No bookings necessary, just turn up on the night.
Candle light, warm fire, bring a mat/ blanket if you want to lie down.
Different themes every month.For example;

Chakra h​ealing,
Letting go of fear,
Body glands,
Cleansing on a cellular level,
Tuning​ into our potential,
Gifts and talents,
Emergence,
Surrender,
Inner child healing.
Release of struggle,
Male and female balance,
Anchoring a new consciousness,
Duality/unity,
Deeper transformation/surrendering Judgements,
Celebration,

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Wave Rave Beach Party

Beach Party Time!!! Surf the Waves, Get you Hula on and Limbo the night away at our Beach party Wave Rave on Friday the 1st September from 7-9pm. We have loads of prizes to giveaway!!

Thanks to our awesome buddies at Street's Ice-Cream every one at Wave Rave will receive a FREE Street's Ice Cream on arrival!

Entry is $7 per person and includes entry to the Wave Rave and a free ice-cream.

Don't forget to bring extra change along for all the yummy treats in the Cafe.

Wave Rave is an event for 8-14 year olds run EVERY Friday night from 7-9pm at the Richmond Aquatic Centre. The waves are big, the music is cranking and you can challenge yourself on our awesome aqua run!

This event also includes adrenaline pumping competitions with awesome prizes up for grabs!

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The Hard Core Troubadours @ Le Cafe, Picton

NZ legend Wayne Mason, Hobnail front man Rob Joass and Rob’s long time collaborator and partner in crime Hamish Graham will be playing songs old, new, borrowed and blue.

Wayne and Rob are prolific writers with a lifetime of material behind them.
Wayne Mason is a long time traveller in the NZ music scene, known and loved from his time with Rocking Horse, the Fourmyula, the Warratahs to name but a few. Honoured for having written the song of the millennium ‘Nature’, he is a prolific writer with 16 albums to his name.

Rob Joass is well known to many music fans throughout New Zealand through his work with Hobnail, The Shot Band, The Hard Core Troubadours and Too Many Chiefs. His songs have been covered by artists both in NZ and abroad, and he is a 3 time finalist at the NZ Music Awards.

Hamish Graham is multi-instrumentalist, with a BMus from Victoria University. Hamish's musical path has flirted with a number of genres. He can play anything and everything, and brings an inimitable style to everything he does.

Here’s Rob and Hamish with their band Hobnail playing one of Rob’s new songs, Every Single Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XAdoV-xJ2Y

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Aiming to Misbehave

Aiming to Misbehave goes where other shows don't even dare, exploring such controversial topics as the correct way to cook a cheese toastie and Saved By The Bell: The Retirement Years, but still all the while developing engaging, grounded scene work. By the end of the show you'll be simultaneously mystified yet inspired.

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Flora Knight & Sean Donald Album Release

The Boathouse, Nelson will host acclaimed duo Flora Knight & Sean Donald (CAN/NZ), to celebrate the release of their self titled debut album with a nationwide NZ release tour this September.

Bandcamp : https://floraknightseandonald.bandcamp.com/releases

Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1e4RW-Ib7k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EJQ_ruSG7k

Contact : floraandsean@gmail.com

Winners of the 2017 Gold Guitars ‘Overall Runner Up Award’, ‘Traditional Country’ section and The ‘Freeze Ya Bits off Busking Competition’ Flora Knight and Sean Donald are a duo who despite their disparate upbringings, coalesce to produce harmonious electricity. As the electrons collide, one can discern soft yet exciting songs and tunes, anything from the sad to the humorous.

Fiddle player and singer Flora Knight (The Eastern, The Lonesome Pine Specials) was raised in New Zealand, where singer and guitar picker Sean Donald (The All Day Breakfast Stringband, Pigeon hawk SB) was raised in Canada, and now just a stone’s throw away from Knight, resides in Dunedin NZ. The pair met in Toronto right as Knight was heading down to West Virginia to embark on an old time fiddle pilgrimage of sorts, and Donald had just finished up a number of years of working on various farms in rural Ontario.

The music that Sean and Flora play is reminiscent of a bygone era that resist the wear of time. Whether it's a rip roaring ragtime fiddle tune, a mournful country classic, or a sweet and silly waltz they will have you on the edge of your seat. Their two voices blend beautifully to capture the tight country duet harmonies of the great turn of the century brother duets such as the Louvin Brothers or The Delmore Brothers. The fiddle tunes you will hear are largely steeped in the traditions of American folk music, and the silvery melodies will have you wish for reincarnation as Flora's fiddle itself.

“A superb set from Sean Donald and Flora Knight. Fiddle and guitar, both singing. Close your eyes and it’s music from a crackling old American country and western radio show. “Does anyone here know Lefty Frizzell?” asks Knight. Frizzell would be three-and-a half-times Knight’s age if he were still alive.” - Roi Colbert, North & South Magazine

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Ceroc 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.

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For those wanting information on our lessons, please see our website http://www.freewebs.com/cerocnelson/

Lessons are held at the St Joseph School Hall on a Thursday from 7pm

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JOHNNY CASH Tribute night

Sat 2nd September: Johnny Cash Tribute Night Presented by Stevie K
After a sell out show in July we have the return of Johnny Cash. Don’t miss Stevie K present an amazing show based around the life and songs of the man in black.
$20, plus meal option
Dinner from 6pm, Show starts at 8pm.

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Quiz Night UMS Sept 2

An event to raise funds for the Upper Moutere School Year 7 & 8 trip to Wellington.
Starting 7pm Saturday September 2 at the Moutere Hills Community Centre.
The bar will be open and nibbles and supper will be provided.
Amazing prizes! Silent auction, raffle, heads & tails, coin roll and more.
Free childcare available for school age children. Teams 4-8 people.
Tickets & raffle from The Old Post Office or UMS office.

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Spring Fashion Fling

Come and join us for a fantastic night of fun and entertainment.

We have an exciting night planned for you - the latest fashion clothing and shoes from 13 local shops, plus delicious platter catering to all
tables, lots of wonderful prizes to win,
and a few other entertainment surprises.

This year we showcase day and evening wear from: Amazon, Cheryl Mackie, Frock & Soul, beetees, Andrea Biani, taylors we love shoes, stacey, dotti, KILT, Lucy Georgina, Nelson Tailors' Menswear and Kimberleys.

Book a table or 8 or 10, or buy individual tickets.

Primary sponsors: The Breeze and Wendy Pearson, Tall Poppy Real Estate.

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Naked Harmony Workshop

The NAKED HARMONY workshop offers an opportunity for women singers of Nelson to learn from and sing with one of New Zealand’s top a cappella groups, ZEAL.

Nelson Bays Harmony are bringing ZEAL to Nelson for this one-off workshop after a successful road show last year. In 2016 ZEAL were NZ's top under 25 women’s barbershop quartet and they placed 3rd in the Sweet Adeline's International Rising Star contest.

This workshop will include a vocal skills session; singing pure a-cappella 4-part harmony in barbershop style; and you will learn a 4-part arrangement of the Exponents’ “Why Does Love Do This to Me?"

To experience the buzz of small group harmony singing you will have the opportunity to sing with members of Zeal, either as part of an octet or quartet!

This is a great chance to find like-minded women to sing with, in a small group (quartet, sextet, octet) or potentially as part of Nelson Bays Harmony. Or get a group together and participate in this learning and performance opportunity together!

At the end of the workshop, you can choose to participate in an “open mic” session with spot prizes awarded.

Register at www.nelsonharmony.org.nz Tickets $40, students $20.

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Cruise Control Band at Club Waimea

Be entertained and dance the night away to the beat and groove of Cruise Control, a 3-piece boogie and soft rock band. Hear the songs of Van Morrison, James Taylor, Neil Young, Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, America, Neil Diamond, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Credence Clearwater Revival and many other great artists from recent times.

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The Hard-Core Troubadours

The Hard Core Troubadours play country/rock and folk with a healthy dose of blues thrown into the mix.
NZ legend Wayne Mason, Hobnail front man Rob Joass and Rob’s long time collaborator and partner in crime Hamish Graham will be playing songs old, new, borrowed and blue.
Wayne and Rob are prolific writers with a lifetime of material behind them, and they take turns swapping songs and stories from across their careers.
Wayne Mason, known and loved from his time with Rocking Horse, the Fourmyula, the Warratahs to name but a few. Honoured for having written the song of the millennium ‘Nature’, he is a prolific writer with 16 albums to his name. years. Wayne’s tunes embody the landscape of NZ and are rich with images from his life and journeys on road.
Rob Joass,well known to many NZ music fans for his work with Hobnail, The Shot Band, The Hard Core Troubadours and Too Many Chiefs. He writes compulsively, tours incessantly, teaches guitar, produces albums. Rob is a 3 time finalist at the NZ Music Awards.
Hamish Graham is multi-instrumentalist, with a BMus from Victoria University. Hamish's musical path flirts with a number of genres bringing an inimitable style to everything he does.

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The Hard Core Troubadours @ Fairfield House, Nelson

NZ legend Wayne Mason, Hobnail front man Rob Joass and Rob’s long time collaborator and partner in crime Hamish Graham will be playing songs old, new, borrowed and blue.

Wayne and Rob are prolific writers with a lifetime of material behind them.
Wayne Mason is a long time traveller in the NZ music scene, known and loved from his time with Rocking Horse, the Fourmyula, the Warratahs to name but a few. Honoured for having written the song of the millennium ‘Nature’, he is a prolific writer with 16 albums to his name.

Rob Joass is well known to many music fans throughout New Zealand through his work with Hobnail, The Shot Band, The Hard Core Troubadours and Too Many Chiefs. His songs have been covered by artists both in NZ and abroad, and he is a 3 time finalist at the NZ Music Awards.

Hamish Graham is multi-instrumentalist, with a BMus from Victoria University. Hamish's musical path has flirted with a number of genres. He can play anything and everything, and brings an inimitable style to everything he does.

Here’s Rob and Hamish with their band Hobnail playing one of Rob’s new songs, Every Single Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XAdoV-xJ2Y

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Boogie Train Live @ The Vic

The Boogie Train has been thundering around New Zealand for the past 10 years, and has established itself as a live favourite with blues fans up and down the country, with it's high energy approach to tunes both classic and contemporary.

If you love the blues and beyond.. join the train.

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Body Language Basics

Take this opportunity to learn about this fascinating science in a fun, easy to master way with life changing results.

“If you’ve always had a sneaky feeling that you are missing something when you are engaging with someone, that’s because you’re right. Talking makes up only 7% of all communication. The other 93% is non-verbal!”

Body language is my first language, and my life’s passion, because I know for sure what a game changer it can be in life.

Let me show you how. The basics session will give you a good understanding of body language that you can use to decode and direct body language every day

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Body Language Advanced

Know a bit about body language already?

Want to build your skills?

Intrigued at what a body language expert sees in human interactions?

Then this is for you!

Learn about micro-expressions, gestures such as manipulators, emblems and speech illustrators, deception detection……and much more.

If you book for the earlier basics body language class too, I'll give you a free copy of my body language book at the event. (valued at $20)

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Nelson Institute Talk: Speaker Andy Frost on Karearea: a 'cool' spearhead species for NZ Conservation

Andy Frost, chair of Marlborough Falcon Conservation Trust on rehabilitation and breeding of NZ falcon, karearea, and their advocacy place in conservation.
Having a karearea present when delivering a conservation message adds significant impact to the message. Karearea are regarded as 'cool'!
Members of the Trust visit schools and other organisations and promote the need to protect NZ's native falcons, a message that also applies to the wider conservation sphere.

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Mapua Makers Market

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

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

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Mosaic World Choir as part of the Live Music series - Nelson Library

Mosaic World Music Choir is Nelson’s oldest world music choir. Mosaic has been bringing a cappella pleasure to audiences for 20 years with their high energy and vibrancy. This 50-strong choir is directed by Shannel Courtney and has been described as one of Nelson hidden treasures. Their repertoire covers most the continents of the world, including songs from the Pacific, with a special focus on African music with its uplifting harmonies and rhythms. The inspiration that drives Mosaic is the sense of community that singing fosters and the privilege of experiencing the diversity of musical cultures through song.

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Nelson's Inaugural Sausage Fest

In search of Nelson's favourite sausage flavour, we have put it out to Nelsonians. The top five sausage flavours will be available as tasting plates at the festival, with the winner taking home a kilo of their own sausages.

CBD will be doing a beer pairing with the flavours, so spoil your Dad this Fathers day!

Bring the whole family, there will be something for everyone with a bouncy castle set up for the kids and food for all!

Check out the following link for more information. https://www.facebook.com/events/1385498098170375/?ti=icl&__mref=mb

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Compassionate Assertiveness for Women

Steph Holloway is a pioneer and torch bearer for Compassionate Assertiveness.

Her latest book on the subject uncovers why this communication and behavioural style works so well as an antidote to modern day life as a woman.

Straight assertiveness doesn’t work – for many reasons - it can alienate, get you a label you don’t (or do) deserve, and still at the end of all that may not get you what you want……or it does, and it’s often at the expense of someone else’s feelings!

This workshop, exclusively for women - sees straight through outdated stereotypes, and gives you simple to manage communication tools that once mastered alter every aspect of your life.

She asks the big question. What’s your biggest fear as a woman? Being labelled bossy? Being labelled weak if you act like a woman?

You will learn her blueprint for putting compassionate assertiveness into action:
Looking for the win-win, not the winner
Seeking first to understand, then be understood
Learn to “see it, say it”©
Use “low and slow”© to aid conflict resolution
Clear, concise, concrete communication - with
no surprises
Body confidence – body language for success

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Bicycle Maintenance with Sport Tasman

Bring your own bicycle and learn the basics of repair and maintenance in this interactive demonstration.

Bookings Essential.
To register, please phone 03 5460414, email library@ncc.govt.nz, or come and visit any of our branches.

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Writing Workshop with Belinda Mellor

A creative writing workshop with local author Belinda Mellor, author of the Silvana series.

Bookings Essential.
To register, please phone 03 5460414, email library@ncc.govt.nz, or come and visit any of our branches.

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Raw Chef Demo

Ageing Backward - Foods to include in your diet to smooth your wrinkles & make you feel and look young again !

What if you could throw away all your ideas about aging and illness to turn back the clock?
Do you long for more energy and to feel like the person you were 20,30 years ago?
Do you wonder why your body is holding you back from doing more ?
If you’re ready for more joy and happiness in your life you need to be at this demo.

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Mahjong demonstration with the Nelson Mahjong Club

See the ancient Chinese game of skill and strategy in action.

Bookings Essential.
To register, please phone 03 5460414, email library@ncc.govt.nz, or come and visit any of our branches.

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Powers of Attorney and Wills with Nelson Bays Community Law

A seminar with Nelson Bays Community Law on the basics of making a will and assigning power of attorney.

Bookings Essential.
To register, please phone 03 5460414, email library@ncc.govt.nz, or come and visit any of our branches.

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Michael Houstoun and Bella Hristova

Beethoven’s ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano form a transcendent, transformative monument of the duo sonata repertoire: they present a formidable, unique challenge to violinists and pianists.

Bella Hristova is known for the power and lyrical beauty of her sound, a violinist perfectly suited to the huge technical and emotional demands of Beethoven’s Sonatas. Michael Houstoun’s recent performances of Beethoven’s complete Piano Sonatas met with huge acclaim for fluency and appreciation of Beethoven’s wit, as well as the moments of profound desolation.

Hristova and Houstoun’s collaboration in our Beethoven Mini-Festivals will be a landmark musical event of 2017.

Programme:
Sonata No. 3 in E-flat Major, op 12, no. 3
Sonata No. 8 in G Major, op 30, no. 3
Sonata No. 2 in A Major, op. 12, no. 2
Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, op 30, no. 2

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Takaka Library: Linda Ross - Nutritionist/Mind Body Health Practitioner

When it comes to health and wellness, there's a wealth of knowledge in Golden Bay. Come and be inspired by a range of local practitioners and businesses as they share their secrets and success stories during our In Good Health series.

In the first In Good Health event, Linda Ross shares the journey she took to becoming a holistic nutrition therapist, nourishment coach and wholefood chef. Linda will also discuss the philosophies, practices and recipes that underpin her work.

Free. Bookings not required.

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Richmond Library: Nelson’s Suffragists – Women Who Wanted the Vote

Nelson Provincial Museum’s Jessie Bray-Sharpin is back at Richmond Library with a fascinating talk about Nelson’s suffragists – the women who wanted the vote.

With next year being the 125th anniversary of New Zealand women getting the vote, Jessie has been researching the Nelson women who signed the suffrage petition.

Find out about these visionary women and the lives they led. Jessie will also introduce other local women with links to women’s suffrage, such as Mary Ann Muller and Kate Edger.

Free. Bookings are not necessary, but attendance is limited to the first 50 people to arrive.

Photo credit is: Polling Booth at Provincial Buildings. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: 315403.

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Free Online Learning with Nelson Public Libraries

Learn about the options available to learn for free through online sources, such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

Bookings Essential.
To register, please phone 03 5460414, email library@ncc.govt.nz, or come and visit any of our branches.

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Knitting Demonstration with the Nelson Knitters

See the famous Nelson Knitters in action, and learn a few tips and tricks, and maybe join in with the group.

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To register, please phone 03 5460414, email library@ncc.govt.nz, or come and visit any of our branches.

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Slow Yoga with Vikki Wilkinson

Experience the combination of ancient yogic knowledge and modern neuroscience, creating a unique practice for your whole being.

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To register, please phone 03 5460414, email library@ncc.govt.nz, or come and visit any of our branches.

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Book Binding with Rosie-Anne Pinney

Learn the basics of book mending and binding, and bring along a special book that might need a little care, and learn what can be done for it.

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To register, please phone 03 5460414, email library@ncc.govt.nz, or come and visit any of our branches.

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Folk Night

A fun and casual evening of folk music. Join in or just listen.

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70s vs 80s Dance Party FREE ENTRY

Fri 8th September: 70’s vs 80’s DANCE PARTY
Which do you prefer? Itch your 70’s itch and cure your 80’s bug at the best dance party in town! Heaps of fun, feel free to dress up and enjoy a night of two amazing eras! Spinning all vinyl all night, get ready to get down!!!
FREE ENTRY, Light music from 6pm, Dancing from 730 till late.

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Celebration Event and Prize Giving with special guests.

Celebrate Adult Learners
Week with all of the participants and tutors,
including the presentation of the awards and
prizes for our lucky participants.

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To register, please phone 03 5460414, email library@ncc.govt.nz, or come and visit any of our branches.

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Ukulele Orchestra with Nelson Public Libraries

Have a ukulele lying around and looking for something to do with it, or interested in learning this easy and fun instrument? Limited number of instruments provided

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To register, please phone 03 5460414, email library@ncc.govt.nz, or come and visit any of our branches.

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Made in Bahia at The Boathouse

Boogie time!

Let's Party in our Private Brazilian Carnival!
It's the first Axé Party in Nelson, don't miss out !!!!

Bring your dancing shoes and your hips and party with Brazilian band Made in Bahia .

Brazilian Axé music, a high energy infuson of Afro-Caribbean genres, such as marcha, reggae, and calypso.

The Cafe & Bar will be open from 5pm, come and get to know Made in Bahia Band members.

Tickets Will be available at Beggs Music Shop Nelson, talk to (Karl) &
Rock Shop, Nelson.

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Forest & Bird Planting at Ronga Scenic Reserve, Rai Valley

Planting in a small landlocked DOC reserve in Rai Valley filled with remarkable giant totara, matai and kahikatea. It has the "best by far" collection of lowland ribbonwood. Excitingly this site has also become one of the most recent known roost areas of long-tailed bats - with bats recorded over the clear
spring-fed pools and along the Opouri and Ronga Rivers that wrap around the reserve on 3 sides.
In conjunction with Marlborough Branch, Forest & Bird have embarked on a planting project to help restore the forest around these giant trees. Each year we plant 1000 trees and, with the help of Pacific Discoveries, Outward Bound and DOC, maintain weed control. Join Forest & Bird team, and enjoy a morning or day planting. Bring lunch & drink, a spade, gardening gloves and warm clothing - BBQ provided for lunch. Meet outside the Brick Oven in Rai Valley by 9.45am or on site at 10am. Contact Julie 5450989 nikau48@gmail.com if wishing to share transport.

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Slow Yoga with Vikki Wilkinson

Experience the combination of ancient yogic knowledge and modern neuroscience, creating a unique practice for your whole being.

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Understanding Dementia with Heather Lackner

Knowledge is key to understanding the many changes and challenges for a person living with dementia, and those who support them. Learn about ways to make our
community a dynamic and friendly place for all those affected by dementia.

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To register, please phone 03 5460414, email library@ncc.govt.nz, or come and visit any of our branches.

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Cruise Control Band at The Mapua Sprig and Fern

Be entertained and dance the night away to the beat and groove of Cruise Control, a 3-piece boogie and soft rock band. Hear the songs of Van Morrison, James Taylor, Neil Young, Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, America, Neil Diamond, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Credence Clearwater Revival and many other great artists from recent times.

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Titans of Tunes

The Playhouse Cafe and Theatre is holding the first regional all-ages original music competition. Come and enjoy a fine evening in a great venue, show your support to a specific act or to original music in general and listen to a great variety of songs, from acoustic folk, to rock, from reggae to blues. Vote with your phone in liking your favourite act, dance and sing along with musicians from 16 to 66 years old and benefit from the bus shuttle (bookings required) if you don't want to worry about driving too long!

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Author Talk – Kate De Goldi

Close the week with award winning NZ author Kate De Goldi giving a talk titled: The bulbs run riot: the undercover agency of literature and reading.

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To register, please phone 03 5460414, email library@ncc.govt.nz, or come and visit any of our branches.

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Motueka Rudolf Steiner Spring Fair

Join our school community for this magical day of Spring celebration. . A fun time for everyone with great live entertainment, fresh home made food stalls and relaxing cafe, fairyland magic,story telling tipi, pre loved goods stall, silent auction, gardening stall, organic produce, guinea pig world, crafts, medieval games and much more. A day not to be missed.

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Journey Within Day Retreat

A whole day of discovery and reconnecting with your self!
A journey of Light, remembering and insight, embracing the parts of us that need us most.
Guided by live harp music and visualizations, we journey together into our selves and bring to the light that which is waiting for us to be seen.
A wonderful, relaxing and fun way to activate and expand your intuition and inner knowing through purposefully developed meditations, exercises and games, building your confidence and vision for your life purpose, dreams and happiness.

You will gain a renewed sense of who you are, your dreams, where you are heading, and you will feel more able to distinguish between the things
you want to be expanding in your life, and the things to let go of.
There is time for reflection, writing, and a creative aspect where you make your personal wall hanging to take home.

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Forest & Bird evening talk by Tony Aldridge about Beaks and Spirals

Nowadays practically everyone has access to digital photographs. What seems unappreciated is the power of the humble camera to accurately measure nature. I'll explain how to do this with some Coprosma leaves, then some beaks from birds (finches, and a kaka), a few giant squid, and then brachiopods (lamp shells).
Spirals can be a surprisingly close match to beak shapes. However, it's what is NOT a spiral that allows me to extract periodicities or rhythms. Now the hard part – linking these rhythms to animal growth and climate. I'll show what we currently know (and don't know) about the life history of giant squid and brachiopods plus possible links with climate.

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Takaka Library: Healthpost and Tui Balms

When it comes to health and wellness, there's a wealth of knowledge in Golden Bay. Come and be inspired by a range of local practitioners and businesses as they share their secrets and success stories during our In Good Health series.

In the second In Good Health event, find out how two local health-related businesses got off the ground and grew to become major enterprises.

Come and hear about Health Post's journey, its Golden Bay operations and the move to its own brand BioBalance.

Learn about Tui's growth from a community kitchen in 1984 to a cooperative business model and charitable trust with a full line of skin and body care products.

Free. Bookings not required.

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BOOGIE TRAIN! Spring Fling

Fri 15th September: BOOGIE TRAIN! Spring Fling
The best blues band in the country return to the playhouse stage with their brand of high energy blues music. Do not miss this!
$20, plus meal option
Dinner from 6pm, Show starts at 8pm.

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Dangerous Liaisons

Join the New Zealand String Quartet on their 30th anniversary tour for a concert filled with passion, yearning, joy and heartache. Their Dangerous Liaisons programme explores themes of love and desire and will take you on an emotional journey through some of the great works of the repertoire.

Mendelsohn’s first love and Janacek’s obsession with a woman half his age were both doomed to failure yet inspired some of their most beautiful works. Jack Body’s Saetas takes its inspiration from the fire and passion of flamenco songs and reveals Rolf Gjelsten’s secret talent as an accomplished accordionist.

Music and art harmonise in this concert at the Suter Gallery. A word of warning: it’ll be an intimate affair and the music may steal your heart!

Programme
Janacek: String Quartet no 2, Intimate Letters
Jack Body: Saetas
Mendelssohn: String Quartet no 2 in A minor, op 13

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Bhakti Gathering

Come enjoy the uplifting atmosphere at the Bhakti Gathering. Experience live mantra music, dance, kirtan (yoga music), wholesome food and chai tea!

3pm Welcome with chai tea by Mister Chai
3:30-5:30 Kirtan music by local groups
6:00-7:00 Vegetarian feast by Soul Food
7:00-8:00 Mantra music performance by Tanya Nock

Bring along your own cushion and a koha/donation towards the awesome venue and the feast.

Please register for the event on facebook

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Motueka Library: Book Launch - Shorebirds of the Motueka Sandspit and Estuaries

The Godwits and shorebirds are an iconic feature of Motueka.

Join Dana Wensley and the Friends of Motueka Estuaries as they launch the new book Shorebirds of the Motueka Sandspit and Estuaries by Pauline Samways.

Other contributors to the book include the Department of Conservation, David Melville and David Samways. The book also features 20 original photos by award winning photographer Rebecca Bowater.

This is an inspirational book which is bound to capture much attention.

Join us at the launch and find out more!

Photo of godwits by Rebecca Bowater.

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The Modern Maori Quartet and Annie Crummer

Wednesday 20th September: The Modern Maori Quartet and Annie Crummer
Take 4 good looking, hip swaying, suave Maori guys crooning a mix of modern day & classic songs in Te Reo and English and you get: The Modern Maori Quartet (MMQ).
Tickets on sale Monday 7th August. Go to MMQ.NZ for tickets.

Seats only, no tables that night first in first served.

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Golden Bay Live Poets presents Iain Sharp

The Live Poets evening kicks off with local music and an open mic session follows. Nationally renowned poet Iain Sharp takes the stage around 8:30 pm. After a break, the second open mic session will roll from 9.15 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend or participate. Contact Rose at thewritingforest@gmail.com

Thanks to Creative Communities for their support.

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Motueka Library: Peter Wakeman - Garage to Glory

Nelson artist Peter Wakeman talks about his inspiration and creative processes in creating wearable art winners for WOW.

From humble beginnings in his single garage workshop, Peter has achieved international recognition for his World of Wearable Art designs. He won the Creative Excellence Award in Architecture category and the Supreme Award at WOW 2015 with Diva Dreamscape.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear him speak.

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