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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
An Evening with Sir John Kirwan

Sir John Kirwan (JK) played for the All Blacks for a decade from 1984 and holds the New Zealand record for most first class rugby tries totalling 199.

But JK’s story is about so much more than rugby and life as a professional sportsperson. He has opened up to New Zealand and shared his personal story of depression, resilience and hope after struggling with mental illness as a player.

His journey has led him to an active involvement with mental health awareness campaigns in New Zealand.

He also has an keen interest in Nepal. JK's association with Nepal goes back to his great great uncle who was one of the foremost climbers in Nepal in the 1920s.

The devastating earthquakes nearly 2 years ago caused massive damage to homes, infrastructure and to people's lives and in 2016 John travelled to Nepal to see the impact of the earthquakes first hand.

He is coming to Nelson and giving his time to help us raise funds to build permanent homes for Nepalese Sherpa families in the village of Bridim, following the devastating earthquake of 2015.

Come and hear John talk about his life, rugby, mental wellness and Nepal.

Tickets ($20 each) available from Nelson Intermediate School - 8:00AM - 3.30PM daily.
Or contact Hugh Gully 027 392 2669, or Phillip Gully 027 283 3375


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Nelson Farmers Market Chili Eating Competition

Come and join us for the inagural Nelson Farmers Market Chilli Eating Competition. You will be required to eat a bowl of hot chill grown by Heatherdale Orchard and a stick of spicy billtong made by Nyama.

There are fantastic prizes. 1st place receives a meal voucher to Deville, 2nd and 3rd place receive Nelson Farmers Market vouchers.

To enter contact Miriam on 0220102776, manager@nelsonfarmersmarket.org.nz or message me on Facebook.

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The Life of a Tibetan Monk in a Monastery: Public Talk in Nelson!

Geshe Tharchin will share his personal experience living and studying in a Monastic University. Listening this inspiring story we will be able to discover a living view on the life of a Tibetan Monk in a Tibetan Monastery, their way of practice, study and train in order to become a Geshe (the highest learned degree in a Tibetan monastery university).

$10 Waged/ $5 Unwaged donation at the door.

Geshela has studied Buddhist philosophy for more than 20 years completing his monastic studies to the highest level and has extensive meditation experience. He has a profound knowledge of both meditation and study and coupled with his very warm and engaging teaching style makes him a very popular and enjoyable teacher.

Questions? Email meditate@chandrakirti.co.nz or use the “Contact Us” form via our website: www.chandrakirti.co.nz
Phone: +64 3 5432021

Chandrakirti Meditation Centre is a Tibetan Buddhist Centre in Upper Moutere. Our goal is to promote the wisdom, compassion and loving kindness that is the very heart of Tibetan Buddhism.

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The Sydney Male Choir

Join Australia's Great Male Choir for One Concert Only at Old St John's Church on March 29th.

The Sydney Male Choir is a not for profit organization. “Bringing joy through song” is our major objective: joy to our audiences as well as joy to ourselves as singers. The choir started as the “Petersham Glee Club” in the Sydney suburb of Petersham in 1913 and has continued without a break to the present day. In that time we have sung all types of music from the classics and opera to Welsh hymns, from the musicals and pop to modern Australian compositions. It may well be this variety that appeals so much to audiences and choristers alike.

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Richmond Library: Sustainability Workshop – Energy Efficiency

There are lots of ways you can trim household expenses and make the best use of resources.

This workshop is the fifth of six weekly workshops about sustainable living at home taking place at Richmond Library.

Come along to this free sustainability workshop at Richmond Library featuring ways to make power savings, keep the home warm or cool and energy efficient transport options.

The workshop will include a presentation from an experienced speaker, followed by small-group practical experiences and activities to try at home.

To book your spot on this free workshop, enquire at Richmond Library or phone: 03 543 8500.

For further information visit: www.sustainableliving.org.nz, or enquire at Richmond Library.

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Motueka Library: Workshop - Spotlight on Joints and Inflammation

It's healthy lifestyles and wellness month at Motueka Library.

Learn how to improve your mobility, maintain healthy joints and reduce inflammation during a free workshop with Robyn Fisher from Health 2000 Motueka.

Robyn will share her wealth of experience and describe how essential ingredients can support joint health and well being.

While you're in the library, explore our fantastic collection of books and magazines on health and well being.

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'Internet Safety and Your Child' Workshop with John Parsons

Do you know how your child uses “everyday” technology?
How secure is your child when using the internet?
Do you know how to talk to your child about cyber safety?
This workshop will provide an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of some of the questions faced by today’s parents and whanau and how you can better educate yourselves and your loved ones.
Cost $10. Tickets available from the St Joseph's School office, 1/18 Manuka St, ph 5484050 or email office@stjosephsnelson.school.nz. Door sales also available.

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Positive Ageing Expo

The Positive Ageing Expo promises to have something for everyone again in 2017!

Along with 70+ stallholders there will be seminars, demonstrations and a chance to have a go at a range of activities, games as well as getting quick health checks.

This is the ninth year with a excess of 2000 people attending last year’s event it is proving to be a popular opportunity to get information to ensure we all make the most of our senior years.

The Positive Ageing Expo is a collaboration with Tasman District Council, Nelson City Council, Positive Aging Forum, Age Concern and Ministry of Social Development.

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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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PechaKucha Night Mapua

PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps -- just about anything, really -- in the PechaKucha 20x20 format.
PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.
We will have around 12 presenters on the night all with fantastically interesting topics to speak about.
Enjoy a beautiful curry and a drink beforehand from 6pm.

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No Lights No Lycra Motueka

There is no light, no teacher, no steps to learn, no technique, just free movement. NLNL is a space where you can completely let go. Enjoy moving your own way to a mix of old & new music.

Wear whatever, bring water- it gets hot!

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The Warratahs are back at The Boathouse

Top of The South Tour 2017. 30th Year Anniversary Celebration.
Winners of Best Country Music Album for 2016, The Warratahs are coming to town.
The band will be playing the songs that founding members Barry Saunders and Nik Brown have toured with from the top of the North to the Bluff and all points in-between.
Here’s a chance to catch a band in its prime and to hear not only the Barry Saunders’ hits that many of us have grown up with but his new tunes, fresh off the band’s award-winning album, ‘Runaway Days’.

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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.


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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Paul Ubana Jones

Paul Ubana Jones has been the shining light in the New Zealand Blues scene for many a year now. He has criss-crossed the country many times and will be gracing the Playhouse stage on 1st April for what sure to be a sell out.
Book early not to miss out.

Born in London to a Yorkshire mother and a Nigerian father, Paul Ubana Jones was playing guitar by the age of 11, beginning a three decade career that would see him crossing continents and recording seven albums of mostly original songs.

After graduating from a London music college, where he studied guitar and cello, Paul began to forge the solo acoustic style that he has stuck to and developed over the years. In the late seventies, Paul based himself in Provence, Southern France, and toured all over Europe and North Africa, as well as venturing extensively into Canada and the US.

In the late eighties Paul and his family moved to New Zealand, which is still their permanent home. He has continued to perform internationally, to growing acclaim. Concert performances include opening for the likes of Bob Dylan, Patti Smith and touring with: Taj Mahal, Keb Mo’, Tuck and Patti, Crowded House and Norah Jones.

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Nelson Women's Centre 20th Birthday Party and Auction

We are celebrating with a birthday party featuring wonderful New Zealand wahine: author Elizabeth Knox, Member of Parliament Marama Davidson and singer Debbie Harwood.

A silent auction on the night invites you to bid on high-quality items kindly donated by local businesses, including jewellery, beauty treatments, vouchers, homeware, books and much much more.

Delicious nibbles and a selection of drinks will be served.

All proceeds from the evening will help the Women's Centre to continue to deliver vital services to women in our region.

Thank you to all our generous sponsors who are helping to make this celebration a night to remember.

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Mozzarella Making for Youth

This fun and hands-on workshop is for the younger generation (12 – 18 years old). Using local milk, you will learn how to turn the fresh milk into a piece of delicious, stretchy mozzarella. Take your own piece of mozzarella home and have it on pizza for dinner!

Your speaker:
Irma Jager lives with her family on a self-sufficiency farm in the Motueka Valley. She has a passion for growing, preparing, preserving and eating (!) her home-grown foods. She is New Zealand’s only certified Primal Health Coach and has a wealth of practical knowledge abouteating a healthy, whole-food diet.

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From Caveman to Junk Food - Solutions for our Diminishing Nutrition

Rob and Barbara will take you on the journey from what our ancestors were possibly eating for 3 million years, what happened 10,000 years ago, and where we are now: obesity, heart disease, diabetes. Let’s have a look at demystifying the current food trends, from LCHF, Paleo,and Ketogenic, that have risen up to challenge the food pyramid in the last few years,
and coming up with strategies and diets that are practical for today.
Your speakers: Rob and Barbara Knowles have been local organic farmers for 30 years, always interested in nutrition and healthy (tasty) eating. Their attention was focused on using food as a preventative medicine when their children were faced with challenging health problems. Lucy is now studying nutrition at Otago and David is developing a Ketogenic website in Australia.
For the last few years the Knowles’s have been operating a stall at Motueka Sunday Market,
“Food Nut”, transforming their organic produce into tasty, healthy and nutritional goodies.

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Biochar is produced by heating wood and other carbon products to high temperatures in the absence of oxygen, and then adding the resulting charcoal to soil. It has many uses in agriculture and horticulture, including soil water retention, effluent control, increased fertility, and carbon sequestration. This workshop will go into some of the details of how biochar can be made and used on a domestic or large commercial scale for these benefits.

Your speaker: New Zealand Biochar solutions is a local group established in 2016 to promote the use of biochar for reducing waste, enhancing long-term soil fertility, and sequestering carbon in the Earth where it belongs, rather than in the air where it contributes
to climate change. Don Graves is a soil biologist who has studied biochar extensively.

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Naram and SK Simeon Outta Road Tour

Australasia's hottest reggae dance hall act, Naram and SK Simeon stop at DeVille on their Outta Road Tour of NZ.

NARAM - Performing live in dib! Critically acclaimed producer originally from New Zealand and now residing in Melbourne has been corking dances in the U.S, Europe, Asia and the Pacific with a handful of releases on various labels and more scheduled to come, his live show features a catalog of musical artillery, from original riddims and vocals to deadly dubplates, this is not a sound to be ramped with.

SK SIMEON - "The original raggamuffin MC". From Kampala, the capital of Uganda comes a most exciting reggae performer with a unique sweet come ruff singjay style voice and an "absolutely electrifying" on stage presence. A youthful, conscious and humorous lyricist he has been tearing up dancehalls and festival floors since his 2011 debut and now sits upon a healthy slab of music pending release.

Show will include local support.

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Event Management Training for Young People

Got a great idea and want to organize an event? Not quite sure where to start or what to do?

Then this workshop is for you.

Gain the skills, know how and confidence to run your own event, with free training and support from event and youth worker professionals. Workshops are suitable for young people aged 15-24 years.

What will you learn about?

A lot of useful and practical information that will help you run safe and successful events. Training will cover the following topics:

>I’ve Got A Great Idea! Creating - The Concept
>Show Me The Money - Budgeting, Sponsorship & Funding
> I’m Going To Make It Happen - The Steps
> Safer Partying - Risk Management
>Getting The Peeps - Marketing and Promoting Events
> Delivering the Event

***Lunch Provided***

How do you register?

Spaces are strictly limited. To register your interest, email nelsontasmanevents@gmail.com or message 'Nelson Youth Events' on Facebook.

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Bob Bickerton as part of the Live Music series - Nelson Public Library

Bob Bickerton is a multi-instrumentalist who specialises in both traditional and contemporary Celtic music and has performed widely around New Zealand in concert and at Festivals

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Motueka Rudolf Steiner School Autumn Fair

Join us to celebrate harvest and the bounty of nature. The annual Motueka Rudolf Steiner School Autumn Fair is a child friendly family day. New this year the event will be held on the school farm in Lower Moutere. The much loved games, entertainment and food stalls will be there as usual.

Autumn is the season of abundance, a time of joy and celebration. It is also the time to reflect on the coming winter and prepare our hearts and minds for colder and darker days.

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Designing Site-Appropriate Foodscapes

Smart design lies at the heart of creating sustainability and productivity of our immediate
surroundings. We will explore what factors to observe, what means we may have available to establish and then maintain our productive environments while minimising subsidies. A wellestablished approach is to employ Permaculture inspired approaches. Naturally we will look at what we may want or need and then develop ways to embed our intentions into the man-made and natural environment. The plan is to make this workshop very interactive. The Tasman Bay bioregion will be
our focus.

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Dehydrate to Preserve your Precious Harvest

Dehydrated foods are lightweight and portable, they can be stored at room temperature and the naturally present nutrition remains in the food.
Irma Jager will share her experience with dehydrating a whole range of foods including fruit & fruit leather, vegetables, herbs, activated nuts and even complete meals (like rice/curry).
Go home with the knowledge to preserve foods that are in season.
Your speaker: Irma Jager lives with her family on a self-sufficiency farm in the Motueka Valley. She has a passion for growing, preparing, preserving and eating (!) her home-grown foods. She is New Zealand’s only certified Primal Health Coach and has a wealth of practical knowledge about eating a healthy, whole-food diet.

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Lacto-Fermentation ~ make your own jar of Sauerkraut

Local fermentation freaks Lynda Hannah and Irma Jager will share their knowledge and
experience about this ancient art of preserving that was practiced before the days of vinegar... During the course you will make your own jar of sauerkraut and also take home recipes for several other lacto-fermented vegetables and fruits. Lots of time for questions and answers.
Each participant will need to bring the following:
- one 1 ltr Agee preserving jar (like the one in the picture, for sale at op-shops or else new at
the supermarket)
- wooden pounder / clean meat hammer
- sharp knife & cutting board

Your speakers:
Lynda Hannah is a herbalist, naturopath, writer, and natural funeral facilitator who grows organic medicinal and culinary herbs on her small farm on the outskirts of Motueka.

Irma Jager lives with her family on a self-sufficiency farm in the Motueka Valley. She has a passion for growing, preparing, preserving and eating (!) her home-grown foods. She is New Zealand’s only certified Primal Health Coach and has a wealth of practical knowledge about eating a healthy, whole-food diet.

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A Nelson Institute talk : Porcelain and China

Rose Kerr, retired Keeper of the Far Eastern Depatment, and specialist in Chinese ceramics, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
An illustrated talk about her connection with China, and with the beautiful porcelain made there. She studied in Beijing for a year during the last year of the Cultural Revolution and later worked for 25 years at the Victoria and Albert Museum as Keeper of the Far Eastern Department. The V&A has more than 25,000 pieces of Chinese ceramics and Rose made these her special study. She still works as a consultant in Asian art for museums, universities and individuals all over the world, and visits China regularly. In 2015 she was made an Honorary Citizen of the porcelain city, Jingdezhen.

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McFadden McMeeken Phillips Lawyers Nelson Women’s Triathlon 2017

Women's Only Triathlon.

Run 5km, or Walk 3km
Cycle 13km
Swim 133yds (4 lengths of Riverside Pool)

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Motueka Library: Kai Fest - Cupcake Decorating

Motueka Library is partnering with Kai Fest to celebrate the local kai of Motueka.

We are taking a creative spin and bringing you a cupcake decorating workshop with Wendy King.

Discover your hidden talents and create small fondant flowers and butterflies for your cupcakes in this fun and interactive kai workshop.

Bring along some cupcakes to decorate.

While you're in the library, explore our great collection of books and magazines on local food and cake decorating.

Bookings essential.

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Nuts About Nuts!

Join Irma for a 2 hour presentation on how to harvest, store and use a variety of local nuts: walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, macadamias. Learn about the importance of soaking your nuts and thus making them 'activated'. The soaking increases the nutritional value of the nuts and it breaks down problematic compounds. Demonstration of making your own nut milk (almondor hazelnut) and how to use nut flours for baking.

Your speaker:
Irma Jager lives with her family on a self-sufficiency farm in the Motueka Valley. She has a passion for growing, preparing, preserving and eating (!) her home-grown foods. She is New Zealand’s only certified Primal Health Coach and has a wealth of practical knowledge about eating a healthy, whole-food diet.

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Site Visit to Tasman Bay Herbs, Deep Roots Organic Market Garden and Motueka Community Garden

Tasman Bay Herbs
Tasman Bay Herbs is celebrating its 21st birthday having started on the 6th March 1996 when Don Grant and the late Yoka De Houwer bought a 2-hectare kiwifruit block in Dehra Doon Road, Riwaka. They had a dream of supplying the best fresh cut herbs and salads to restaurants and retailers and today supply 60 discerning supermarkets from Warkworth to Queenstown with a range of 35 different varieties.The operation is mainly hydroponic and no harmful sprays are used.

Deep Roots Organic Market Garden

Description: Deep Roots is an organic market garden in Riwaka which has been in production for over 25 years, growing fruit and vegetables on just over an acre.The soil is tended with organic and biodynamic principles and Deep Roots is one of 3 small businesses growing produce on the site. We have examples of most organic growing methods such as composting, worm farming and using green manure crops.
Danielle has been a gardener for 17 years and has worked in all sort of roles from maintaining the grounds of Government House to working on a box scheme that had 800 customers.

Motueka Community Garden
Set up by a group of keen gardeners to enable locals to grow and learn.

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EM Technology, Bokashi and probiotic gardening

We will explore the work of Doctor Higa who (re)discovered EM Efficient Micro-organisms and
the multiple applications of this technology. This technology is applied in - probiotic gardening (natural farming) the aim is to create a healthy environment for the plant and creating a barrier for pathogens. " If the goodies are there the baddies can't come in."
- Use in water and purification and soil remediation,
- Organic waste management convert in highly effective organic fertilizer (bokashi)
- probiotic feed for animals suppressing the need for antibiotic.
- building and health etc,

Your speaker:
Since his training in Thailand in 2004 Michel D’Hondt has been producing EM technology products; Bokashi, EMA, EM5, FPE and Biogenic Manna as well as a probiotic and mineral supplement line in his D'Hondt and Sons Bio-fermented Super Food family business

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#18 Science of Ice-cream

At 23 litres per person, per year, New Zealanders are amongst the biggest eaters of ice cream in the world, and most recent figures put us at the very top. Come along to this workshop and discover how to make ice-cream using rock salt, an ice cream maker and dry ice. We will also look how we can put ice cream in the oven with an amazing Baked Alaska.

Depending on where you live it will be difficult to get ice-cream home. This workshop is about the ‘Science of Ice-cream’ and not making food to take home.

About your Tutor:

Jo Calt is a Food Technology teacher with over 20 years experience working with kids in the kitchen. She is currently Associate Principal at Parklands School, responsible for the Motueka Technology Education Centre (MoTEC). Jo is passionate about encouraging people of all ages to learn to cook for health and well-being – as well as for fun of course!

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Richmond Library: Sustainability Workshop – Loving Your Wardrobe

There are lots of ways you can trim household expenses and make the best use of resources.

This workshop is the final workshop of six weekly workshops about sustainable living at home taking place at Richmond Library.

Come along to this free sustainability workshop at Richmond Library about making the most of your wardrobe by holding clothes swaps, mending and other creative options.

Bring along any clothes that you would like to swap with others during the workshop.

The workshop will include a presentation from an experienced speaker, followed by small-group practical experiences and activities to try at home.

To book your spot on this free workshop, enquire at Richmond Library or phone: 03 543 8500.

For further information visit: www.sustainableliving.org.nz, or enquire at Richmond Library.

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Motueka Library: Author Talk - Jeremy Scott

Motueka Library brings you author Jeremy Scott.

Jeremy Scott is a highly entertaining, inspirational speaker who will share his incredible experiences on a global cycling adventure that raised $35 000 for charity.

In 2011 Jeremy Scott began his epic solo bicycle journey around the world. His 52 000km journey through 29 countries took him two years, seven months and twenty days to complete. In the process, he raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Australian, British and New Zealand Heart Foundations.

Come to Motueka Library to hear about his adventures first hand.

While you're in the library, explore our books, DVDs and magazines on travel, biking, trekking, tramping and other outdoor pursuits.

For more information about Jeremy visit: http://www.jeremyscott.com.au/

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#20 Farm to Table for Children & Community Garden Tour

The tour starts at the Motueka Community Garden. Shared activities include planting, propagating, making compost, weeding, watering etc. Volunteers in the garden are gifted with fresh organic produce for their work.

2nd stop at 6pm:
The Motueka Rudolf Steiner School has started a Farm to Table programme to educate children about nutritious food, how to grow it, harvest it, prepare it and share it.

Encouraging children to connect with nature and learn from nature is a key aim of the Motueka Rudolf Steiner School. The school plans to become a farm-based school where nature and outdoor activities are integrated into full curriculum. The Farm to Table programme is a key component. Lindsey Ellison will talk about the programme and show how the school farm will be developed to support this learning.

Your speaker
Lindsey Ellison is passionate about helping kiwis reconnect food with health, and encouraging healthy eating patterns from an early age. She is currently studying toward a Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice. Lindsey’s project is to bring food education to Motueka schools.

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Herbs - growing, drying, teas

Herbs have been used for thousands of years by humans, and other animals, to keep themselves safe, flavour food, extend life, alleviate pain, and many other purposes. Until the last two centuries they were the main source of medicine, and still are in many parts of the world. This workshop is about how you can grow, store, and use some favourite herbs in your own garden and kitchen, and touches on some of the medicinal as well as culinary benefits.

Your speaker: Lynda Hannah is a herbalist, naturopath, writer, and natural funeral facilitator who grows organic medicinal and culinary herbs on her small farm on the outskirts of Motueka.

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What to do with a lifestyle block? Take The Nutty Option!

You finally have your dream piece of land and a husband telling you you need to remain employed as the farm will never support you. Do you:
- Admit defeat and agree with him
- Or be determined to prove him wrong
Me being me, I chose the 2nd option. And went about researching and developing a business. OK it hasn’t YET proven financially viable. But here is some of the do’s and don’ts to try and make the farm produce an income and I chose Nuts and Alpacas – but the alpaca one is for another story. I will share with you about growing and selling Almonds, Hazelnuts, Macadamias, Pine nuts and walnuts.

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In this workshop we talk about all things hunting, from stalking, clubs to join, to shooting regulations and what to do with your kill to get it home edible. Neil will answer any other questions you may have.

I have been a hunter for over 40 years both here in New Zealand and in the UK. I have hunted several species of deer from the small Roe deer to Red Stags, shoot and worked on big pheasant/duck shoots in the UK along with my wife, who by the way does a superb job of cooking whatever I bring home. Safety is always paramount hence the reason I became a firearms safety officer. Love the outdoors particularly if it involves taking something home to eat.

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No Lights No Lycra Nelson

There is no light, no teacher, no steps to learn, no technique, just free movement. NLNL is a space where you can completely let go. Enjoy a mix of old and new music to move to.

Wear whatever, bring water- it gets hot!

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Rutherford Street Kindy GALA / Bazaar

Rutherford Street Kindergarten is organising a Gala to celebrate its longevity and place in the community, while raising funds and garnering support for the development of the new Centre.

– Kids Activities
– Food stalls
– White Elephant
– Silent auction

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Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Ciarán Ó Maonaigh and Cathal Ó Curráin

The Suter Theatre is proud to present three of Ireland’s best traditional musicians – Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, and Cathal Ó Curráin, making their first tour of New Zealand.

Settle in for an evening showcasing some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians. Caitlín Nic Gabhann is a three times All Ireland concertina champion, and an accomplished step-dancer who has toured the world many times over with Riverdance. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh hails from Donegal, Ireland, a region famous for its fiddle players. He’s best known for his work with the band Fidil, through which he released three highly praised albums. Cathal Ó Curráin is a multi-instrumentalist and singer of exceptional talent. He has won prestigious awards for his Sean-nós (old style) singing, and in 2015 he won the International Pan Celtic Fiddle Competition. Cathal also plays banjo, mandolin and bouzouki.

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Beekeeping for beginners

Description: There's a resurgence in interest in beekeeping as a productive hobby, and this workshop will address some of the questions that beginners have before they get started.
Weather permitting we will look into some hives and explore the life of the honeybee, Apis mellifera. We'll also talk about essential gear. If you have access to a bee suit or bee veil please bring it. There will be some available to use.

Your speaker: Lynda Hannah is a herbalist, naturopath, writer, and natural funeral facilitator
who has been keeping bees for about 7 years, for pollination, honey, and other hive products such as beeswax and propolis that she uses in herbal preparations.

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Seed Propagation

In this workshop, Dr Robin Atherton will discuss both the theory and practice of successful harvesting, cleaning, sowing and care of vegetable and native plant seeds and seedlings. The workshop will involve a practical demonstration and opportunity for participants to have a go at processing dry and fleshy fruits to save seed.

Participants are welcome to bring unprocessed dried seed pods or capsules or fresh fruit and vegetables to extract the seed. There will also be an opportunity to sow seed to take home for your winter garden, followed by a short Q&A.

Ko Twrch te māunga
Ko Vyrnwy te moana
Ko Afon Banwy te awa
Ko Sir Richard Arkwright tōku tīpuna
Ko Arkwright raua ko Blagbrough ōku hapū

I came to New Zealand in 2008 to undertake a PhD on the genetic history of the karaka tree in New Zealand. Before coming to New Zealand I tutored in horticulture and I was a propagator for Bermuda Botanic Garden and several commercial nurseries in the UK and The Netherlands. I recently moved to Motueka from Tauranga, where I spent three years teaching horticulture at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

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#19 Big Chef, Little Chef Day

Kids grab an adult to bring to this family fun workshop. Together you will cook up a storm to take home and share with your whanau.
Menu: Tomato, coconut and coriander soup; Spianata (delicious rolled pizza) and a Raspberry and Lemon Sponge Pudding. Delicious!

Please remember to bring containers to take the soup and spianata home in. An ovenproof dish would be best to cook the pudding in.

This workshop is recommended for anyone aged 8-88.

About your Tutor:

Jo Calt is a Food Technology teacher with over 20 years experience working with kids in the kitchen. She is currently Associate Principal at Parklands School, responsible for the Motueka Technology Education Centre (MoTEC). Jo is passionate about encouraging people of all ages to learn to cook for health and well-being – as well as for fun of course!

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Beacon Hill Shabby Chic Market

A beautiful Shabby Chic market day filled with fabulous products from a variety of local and travelling vendors. Products range from furniture, homeware, giftware, haberdashery, health foods, coffee and much more!

About Beauty are running a gorgeous Day Spa and the team from The Kitchen are keeping us all fuelled with their delicious whole food cafe and coffee.

We have a $2 Entry Fee to raise support for iBring Freedom who do amazing work in East Asia, reaching, rescuing and restoring those trapped in human trafficking.

We look forward to seeing you out here!

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Save The Children Fair

Annual fundraising event. Held in Stoke Hall.

Great variety of quality items for sale at good prices.

Household items, linen, books, toys, games, sporting equipment, clothing, jewellery, collectables, white elephant .
Home-made baking and jams, fresh fruit and vegetables, variety of plants.
Sausage sizzle throughout the morning.
Something for everyone.

Funds raised will be used for an Emergency Appeal to continue with programmes in East Africa providing water and sanitation, addressing food shortages amongst the most vulnerable children.

To donate items for sale ring Isabelle 03 547 325

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What is the REAL cost of REAL food?

If you have ever wondered why organic food is more expensive than conventionally grown food then this is the talk for you!
Join Lucy Maxwell who works with local, organic growers & producers to learn more about how paying the REAL cost of REAL food has many more benefits than just putting kai on your plate.
Lucy Maxwell runs Fresh2U Organic Food Delivery which operates a home delivery service bringing the Farmers Market to customers from Picton to Hokitika. Fresh2U has been running for 12 years delivering the best of our districts produce and Lucy has built strong relationships with organic farmers whom she has been talking with & learning from to bring this presentation to you.

Lucy lives locally & has 2 young children. When she isn’t working or parenting, Lucy loves tramping, camping & boating in the Abel Tasman, cooking & creating in the kitchen & being an advocate for our community & environment.

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Latin Carnival Fiesta

Latin Carnival Fiesta
Dance Party
at Nelson's Boathouse
Saturday 8th April from 8pm
our annual Latin Dance Party Carnival,
with amazing Brazilian decorations,
with live band & many shows/performances & DJ Uli
door sales only $15

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Chroma Chamber Choir - Music for Lent and Passiontide

Chroma extends a warm welcome to our next concert - music for Lent and Passiontide featuring contemplative a capella music by Allegri, Tallis, Byrd, Lotti, Poulenc and Howells.

The choir will be conducted by James Thomas who has inspired the choir with his musicianship and the momentum and focus of our regular rehearsals. James has recently been appointed as Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral Nelson, having moved to Nelson from Hong Kong where he was the musical director of Harrow International School.

This concert presents some of the favourite early contemplative choral repertoire as well as introducing some (possibly) less well know music of Poulenc and Howells.

We hope you can join us on Apr 8th at Nelson's Christ Church Cathedral (Saturday 8th April at 7.30pm).

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The Andy Sugg Group

Andy Sugg is a leading Australian tenor and soprano saxophonist and band leader, he performs in a range of styles derived from jazz and other contemporary music. His music explores contemporary post-Trane improvisation in original compositions written for a small group setting.

While firmly grounded in its stylistic time and place,The Andy Sugg Group plays music that has left home.

It’s music in the moment, played by highly articulate musicians with something to say both as soloists and as members of a collective. The Group’s music embraces an eclectic range of compositional influences, which include contemporary jazz, funk, R&B and avantpop.

It’s Andy’s “blowing band”; a vehicle for extended improvisation in the best traditions of contemporary jazz. The Group’s current album, "Wednesdays at M’s", was recorded in New York City in 2016 with a stellar cast of expat and home-grown New York musicians, including Sean Wayland (piano), Nate Wood (drums) and Matt Clohesy (bass).

Musicans for Andy's New Zealand Tour and CD launch are;
Andy Sugg sax
Brad Kang guitar
Bradley Grainger bass
Mark Lockett drums

Come listen in the intimacy of the Fairfield Ballroom

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Alpine Lodge Loop the Lake 2017

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

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Event Management Training for Young People

Got a great idea and want to organize an event? Not quite sure where to start or what to do?

Then this workshop is for you.

Gain the skills, know how and confidence to run your own event, with free training and support from event and youth worker professionals. Workshops are suitable for young people aged 15-24 years.

What will you learn about?

A lot of useful and practical information that will help you run safe and successful events. Training will cover the following topics:

>I’ve Got A Great Idea! Creating - The Concept
>Show Me The Money - Budgeting, Sponsorship & Funding
> I’m Going To Make It Happen - The Steps
> Safer Partying - Risk Management
>Getting The Peeps - Marketing and Promoting Events
> Delivering the Event

***Lunch Provided***

How do you register?

Spaces are strictly limited. To register your interest, email nelsontasmanevents@gmail.com or message 'Nelson Youth Events' on Facebook.

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Motueka Kai Fest

Motueka Kai Fest.
Let’s celebrate!
Motueka grows great food, thanks to outstanding water, soil, climate and people. Through this festival we aim to bring together our community of many cultures to learn more about and honour one thing which we all have in common – Kai.
The Motueka area is one of the most important and productive food baskets regions in New Zealand, as we as a community can be proud to celebrate this.
The event organisers – a group of people from across the Motueka community – aim to renew awareness around harvest time each year of this special part of Motueka life and celebrate it through community gathering, fun, pageantry, sharing of cultures, sampling and learning.
Motueka Kai Fest will involve the participation of people from across the whole community as participants, entertainers, artists, food processors, teachers, demonstrators and onlookers. The involvement of schools, community groups and food businesses and producers will be central to this celebration.
We want you to make this a fantastic event for Motueka!
For more information about this event, please contact event coordinator Terri Everett at motueka.kai.fest@gmail.com

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John Wright and the Sou'Westers

Renowned Kiwi sportsman John Wright shows us another side as he launches his album Red Skies right here in Motueka.

On the road as an international cricket coach you clock up hotel hours! John preferred to pick up his guitar and write songs rather than do crosswords. Finally those songs and stories have made their way onto an album recorded over two years with Sou’Westers Liam Ryan and Dean Hetherington.

John will perform with The Sou’Westers including third member Aly Cook who is enjoying a solo career with three Number 1 Country Radio hits in Australia in the last year.

Hear songs from Red Skies performed live for the first time in concert and see the premiere of John’s music video Drivin’ Into Mot featuring wonderful shots of Motueka Valley and township.

The pre-concert function will be at the Senior Citizens Hall from 6:30pm on. This includes Meet & Greet and album signing with John, refreshments and finger food, followed by the concert in Motueka Hall.

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An Evening with John Wright & The Souwesters

New Zealand international Cricketing legend John Wright is coming to Motueka and hosting an evening of stories and songs with The Sou'westers.
8.00pm to 9.30pm on Sunday 9th of April at Motueka Memorial Hall (after the Motueka Kai fest)

John is releasing an album and single about Motueka, 'Drivin into Mot' this has sparked Media interest and Nationwide TV cameras will be in attendance filming at the event as we celebrate the release of beautifully filmed music video featuring Motueka.

John is wonderful story teller with many stories to tell of his travels around the world with his extensive cricketing career both spoken and in song

Mixed in with some great music in one evening with The Sou'Westers and full band

Book now (Meet and Greet Pre-function tickets available.)

All proceed go to Vision Motueka Trust for Motueka Kai Fest Fund.

Supported by Our Town Motueka and Love Motueka

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Music Day

Music Day! Sunday April 9th 10 - 6pm
A fantastic day out for all the family. Live music all day
Delicious Cafe Lunches, Icecream, Coffee & Cake
All Day Children’s Entertainment
Guided Tours of The Centre
New Healing Area
289 Sunrise Valley Road, Upper Moutere

Chandrakirti Meditation Centre
Adult $15 Under 15 Free
• Special Guest Tenzin Choegyal
• with Sika
• and Caitlin
• Lemongrass
• Konkoba Drummers
• Singing bowls
• Dancers
And Lots More!

Tenzin Choegyal – plays the Tibetan lute and bamboo flute, his most outstanding instrument is his voice. His traditional Tibetan music is beautifully evocative, healing, and transcendent.

For Children:
Bouncy Castle – Bubbles – Icecreams – a big garden to play in.
Healing Area Upstairs in the community building, Traditional Maori healing, Massage, crystals, nutritional and herbal remedies.

A Fantastic Fun Day
Enjoy a Delicious Café lunch, cakes, coffee, teas, ice-cream all day.
Take a tour around the center - dance – sing – relax
Live music all day - Bring the whole family.

Chandrakirti Meditation Centre is a registered charitable trust this is an annual
fundraising event. Thank you for supporting your community meditation centre.

289 Sunrise Valley RD, Upper Moutere www.chandrakirti.co.nz
Adults $15. Children under 15 free. Bring the whole family.

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Motueka Library: Workshops - Essential Oils to Make and Take

Join Motueka Library in celebrating their 160th anniversary with Inspire Me workshops.

Discover the therapeutic, healing properties of doTERRA essential oils with Rose Scott in a fun, sociable and interactive workshop.

Then explore Motueka Library's collection of books and magazines on essential oils and similar topics.

Bookings essential.

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Motueka Library: Cath Welsh - Horse Whisperer

Join us in celebrating Motueka Library's 160th anniversary with a visit from horse whisperer Cath Welsh.

Gold Bay writer Cath Welsh writes children's books for horse lovers. Her books entertain and create an awareness for children about wild ponies around the world.

When Cath visits Motueka Library she will read from her books, give advice to young writers on writing and illustrating, and answer questions on horse taming and training using "whispering" techniques.

For horse lovers aged 9-12 years.

Cath will have her books available for purchase. Cash sales only.

For more information, visit Cath's website: www.hillpony.co.nz.


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Motueka Library: Workshop - Natural Hand Creams

Join Motueka Library in celebrating their 160th anniversary with Inspire Me workshops.

In this fun, sociable and interactive workshop hear how Deborah Pearson creates her natural hand creams and learn how to enhance hand creams with fragrances.

Also, find out how to use edible weeds in salads.

Then explore Motueka Library's great collection of books and magazines on natural cosmetics and edible greens.

Bookings essential. $7.

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Helens Story

Helen and Quentin married in the gardens of Te Omanga Hospice.

A year later they had a baby son - and Helen had Cancer.

This powerful documentary takes us on an an inspiring journey as Helen finds out many things. She finds the medical profession do their best - but they can't perform miracles.

She finds a hospice is not just a place to die.

She finds a father, brother, and sister she never knew.

She finds that love, family and whanau can get you through anything.

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Forest & Bird evening talk by Graham Ussher on Lizard Conservation

Development that destroys wildlife and native plant communities is sometimes an inevitability, despite our desires for it not to happen.

Salvage and relocation of wildlife is becoming more common when developments cause such impacts, particularly for native lizards, some birds and rare plants.

When salvage and relocation are successful, it can help minimise impacts at a site. However there is often little guidance for industry or monitoring to ensure that best efforts are made and successes guaranteed as far as possible. There are even fewer case examples for how this can be done well.

One example that has worked well is the translocation of rare Auckland green geckos from a quarry in south Auckland to a DOC and community-run pest-free Open Sanctuary, Tiritiri Matangi Island.

This presentation by Graham Ussher will trace the background to this project, the involvement of five very different stakeholders in making it happen and the steps that have led to the first round of reintroductions to Tiritiri in early 2017.

Dr Graham Ussher is an ecologist specialising in restoration and mitigation ecology and in herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians).

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My Name Is Moana with Moana Maniapoto and Paddy Free

Celebrated singer songwriter Moana Maniapoto is joined by her sister Trina, Pitch Black’s Paddy Free and Karlos Tunks Saunders in a heartfelt tribute to ‘moana’- the ocean - in ‘My Name is Moana’.

An Arts Laureate, Moana competed with 11,000 others to win the Grand Jury Prize of the International Songwriting Contest and has performed on stages all over the world including the Sydney Opera House – twice! Last year she was inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.

Where once upon a time her main inspiration came from fusing Pakeha western music with traditional Maori music, she now finds synergies between music from a range of cultures. Over the decades, ‘Moana and Tribe’ have performed and learned from First Nation people in the Arctic circle (Sami) and the Borneo rainforest, as well as performing in Taiwan, Korea, Russia, Hungary and the US. In this AOTNZ tour, her activism, which she refers to as ‘artivism’, focuses on the fundamental relationship that we have with ‘moana’ - the ocean.

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Easter Friday 10 & 5km Fun Run & Walk

Run & walk open to everyone. Starting next to Railway Station Trafalgar Street end of the Atawhai Walkway off Sovereign Street.

$5 entry fee with all proceeds going to Nelson junior athletes travel fund to the nationals. All times recorded. Great spot prizes. Please turn up early to register.

All welcome.

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Heritage Heroes Awards

To recognise Heritage Heroes who are working to restore the heritage fabric of our city, join us for morning tea and a public award ceremony on World Heritage Day. Over a piece of Heritage cake, you can find out how you too can become a heritage hero, and be inspired by stories of passion and perserverance.

The free entry Awards are preceded by workshops on "The history of your home." and followed by " Heritage Week Field trips" to visit some properties that have been restored or being repaired. The workshops and field trips require bookings and have a small cost.

Part of Nelson Heritage Week 2017

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Baby Sleep Consultant Q & A

Pop in to chat with Amy, a qualified baby sleep consultant about any baby/toddler sleep questions you have.

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The History of your home

This Heritage Week 2017 workshop, led by Heritage New Zealand, will help you to discover the history of your home. Find out what architectural features reveal, and what can you discover from your certificate of title. Learn how experts at the Ancestors Attic and Nelson libraries can help you with their resources and knowledge of genealogical searching.
The workshop is completed in time for you to take a break and attend a free morning tea and awards to Heritage Heroes of our city who are preserving buildings that make our city special.
In the afternoon three private heritage properties will be visited. Small groups will be transported by chartered Executive Limousines for guided tours of each property which has been restored or being repaired.

Cost of $10 covers workshop and tour.Bookings required

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Weta come home

Why are weta so special? Come to historic Fairfield House and find out!

Rick Field from the Brook Sanctuary will convince you of the need to save these remarkable creatures with spectacular leaping power.
Kit set homes created by Mens Shed Waimea, Carter Holt Harvey and Plasticraft are waiting for family groups to construct them during this fun morning session. Bring a homeless weta if you have one!

Another Heritage week 2017 Welcome Home project

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Feathers, Folds and Flounces

"Feathers, Folds and Flounces "
Family fun with Di Scott. Come along to Broadgreen Historic House to design a piece of clothing or an accessory inspired by clothes of the past. For children 6 – 12 years (each group of children to be accompanied by an adult).
Part of Nelson Heritage Week 2017.

Numbers limited. Bookings required
Email: mahina.marshall@ncc.govt.nz

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Pocket people

During Heritage Week have fun creating pocket sized friends and finger puppets from felt. Suitable for children 9years or older
Materials supplied. Bookings are essential. Email library@ncc.govt.nz or ask at the Elma Turner Library information desk.

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Caring for your heritage textiles

Floortalk and Questions with experienced textiles expert, Karen Richards
Learn how to preserve your family textile treasures for future generations to enjoy. Includes watching a demonstration; going over the correct materials to use, packaging and storage techniques. There will be time for questions and answers so please feel free to bring along a treasure which you would like to have some guidance on.

Part of Nelson Heritage Week 2017.
Numbers limited. Bookings required
Email mahina.marshall@ncc.govt.nz

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Golden Bay Live Poets Society

The Live Poets evening kicks off with local music and an open mic session follows. Our guest poet (TBA) 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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Orienteering at Isel Park

How good are you at following a map and finding your way home? Test yourself on an orienteering course around Isel Park in Heritage Week 2017.

Fun for family groups. Session led by Lindsay Smith, teacher and coach, Nelson Orienteering club.

Free and bookings required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register by 5pm Wednesday 19 April by emailing debbie.daniell-smith@ncc.govt.nz

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Too Many Cooks

Come to Isel House for an entertaining short play entitled "Too many Cooks "

Talented group Histrionics present a lively scenario, set in 1920s revealing comings and goings below stairs in the Marsden Household.

Numbers limited. Play repeated 12.30 midday and 1.30pm
Free entry but bookings recommended
Email mahina.marshall@ncc.govt.nz

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Tom Ryder - UK Singer/Songwriter

After seeing Tom Ryder perform, Sir Rod Stewart said to him: “Well done tonight. If you want it, and you love it, stick at it.” Tom has done just that; his debut EP Strings Attached received acclaim across the BBC Introducing network and opened up a fan base as far-flung as Wroclaw in Poland, Grenada in the Caribbean and New Zealand’s South Island. Influenced by Tracy Chapman and Damien Rice, he has been described as "full of passion, promise and pedigree" (BuzzJack) and a writer of “stunning songs infused with meaning and heart” (Indie Music Mag). On the back of a successful tour of England last October, the soulful singer/songwriter has released his new single Here We Go Again to critical acclaim in March 2017.

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Armchair walk: The Legacy Trail in Stoke

During Heritage Week try out an armchair walk. Sit back and enjoy watching a walking tour of Stoke heritage sites with guide Debbie Daniell-Smith.
Enjoy stories of days gone by, followed by a light afternoon tea. Entry free and all welcome. Bookings required.

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Motueka Library: Roald Dahl Story Session

Join us in celebrating Motueka Library's 160th anniversary with a performance of Roald Dahl's deliciously dark humour.

Teller of Tales Nick Duval-Smith will recite poems from Roald Dahl's Dirty Beasts, and read sections of The Giraffe, Pelly and Me and The Witches.

Suitable for ages 6 years and older.

Bookings essential. Free.

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Richmond Library: Workshop – Cupcake Decorating

Make your scrumptious cupcakes look amazing!

Thanks to Nelson Cake Decorators and Sugar Artists, you can learn some icing and decorating techniques to create your own gorgeously decorated cupcakes.

Suitable for 8-12 year olds.

Limited to the first 20 to register.

$4 per person.

Registrations and pre-payment essential.

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Takaka Library: Waffles and Books for Teens

Yum! Waffles!

Enjoy scrumptious waffles and books. Bring a friend and enjoy life's simple pleasures!

If you have a favourite topping, bring it along.

We are also going to share and chat about your favourite books, music, apps, websites and more.

So, if you're keen, book it in! Phone: 03 525 0059.

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The Domestics Dilemma

The "Domestics Dilemma" is a short play set at Broadgreen Historic house c1860 for Heritage Week 2017.
Actors Linda Calgaro and Judene Edgar will delight you as they grapple with how to fit the multiple daily tasks into a 24 hour day.

Numbers limited. Bookings required Email mahina.marshall@ncc.govt.nz

First performance at 1.30 pm, repeated 2.30pm

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Blas Rivera Performs Jazz Sax and Piano

Blas Rivera from Argentina is back for a second time in New Zealand performing two very unique performances in Nelson. The first, Sax, Piano and stories at the Playhouse followed by Milonga. Blas is a composer, incredible improviser, musician, teacher and performer - he regales us with stories and enthrals us with music. Musicians from all over the world take classes with Blas, he has the ability to appeal to all ages and levels of musical understanding.
Come along and enjoy a wine, a platter or dinner at The Playhouse while passing the evening with Blas.

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Rapanui- the song of stone

This show comes from stone. Stone has a tale to tell, a tale that reaches to the stars and has a place on Earth.

Discover a cosmic story carved out through myth, imaginings, song and physicality. Rapanui, the great sternpost, is guiding us home.

'Rapanui- the song of stone' is a one-person show. It has been created on Rapa Nui (Easter Island, Chile) with a dawn visit to Rapanui (Shag Rock, Christchurch) by intrepid creator, Lisa Allan. These two sites not only bear the same name but both have connections to the Waitaha people of New Zealand. This story brings to light a piece of New Zealand history that is not commonly known and connects us to our star ancestors.

TICKETS from the Village Theatre, Takaka.

Thank you to Tasman Creative Communities for making this show possible!

Image credit: Jose G. Cano

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Seymour Avenue History Panel

Seymour Avenue Heritage Precinct has a special charm being an area where the architecture in the street clearly defines style changes from villa to bungalow. A subdivision of land in the early 1900s resulted in the creation of this pleasant tree lined street. A new panel telling stories of its creation will be unveiled.

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Open Day: Computer Help for over 50s

Find out how to get some fun out of your computer, smartphone, iPad or other Digital Device.

We can help you with your Tablet, Apple Mac or Windows computer as well as phones. We're good with Camera help, and a few other things too....

The beauty of learning with us is that almost all our Tutors are over 50 - so we don't rush you. Everything is step by step - easy learning at your own pace in a small class. The membership subscription is only $25 p.a.

We also offer Members access to special discounts and deals from our many Sponsors. You could save the cost of your subscription in a single purchase.

Come along and meet some of the team, find out about Courses that may interest you and have a cup of tea.

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In love with Antiques

Peter Wedde reminisces about his 40 year career as an Antique dealer, and the strong emotional attachment people develop to special belongings from the past. Afterwards Peter will be available to appraise items bought in by the audience.

Free event. Bookings required for talk and any appraisals. Email your name and contact email, numbers attending, and short description of item to be appraised to Debbie.daniell-smith@ncc.govt.nz with "HW2017 in love with antiques" in subject line.

Part of Nelson Heritage Week 2017

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Flightless Birds come home

For Heritage Week we welcome talented singers "The Flightless Birds" to the Elma Turner Library.

They will make you feel at home with a collection of songs from 1940's and 1950's.

Part of Nelson Heritage Week 2017

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The Pink Floyd Experience 2017 New Zealand Tour

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Pink Floyd’s Animals album the Pink Floyd Experience return to New Zealand & Australia with something very special for fans in 2017.

A Trilogy of Pink Floyd albums, played in their entirety by world class musicians, augmented by a stellar crew of the best sound and lighting teams with state of the art sound and lighting equipment.

Featuring Pink Floyd’s three most iconic albums, Animals, Dark Side of the Moon & Wish You Were Here. This is a Pink Floyd fans dream concert. These three albums would be regarded by many as Pink Floyd’s finest works, each album a masterpiece. Three complete Pink Floyd albums performed just as they were meant to be listened to, in their entirety from start to finish.

Add to this all the other elements of a Pink Floyd concert, stunning sound, lighting & visuals and an 11 piece band with an impeccable attention to detail and you’ve got one hell of a show!
Once you have seen these guys perform live it will be obvious the deep passion they have for all things Floyd. Skilfully delivered with the utmost respect you will hear some of Pink Floyd’s biggest hits with songs like 'Money', 'Time', 'Wish you were here', 'Shine on you crazy Diamond', 'Dogs', 'Sheep', 'Great gig in the sky' and 'Brain Damage', all performed exactly as they are on the record.
Every detail, every nuance, every note captured perfectly, from Rick Wright’s delicate piano work to David Gilmour’s soaring guitar solos. With vocals that sound uncannily like both Waters and Gilmour, drenched in beautiful backing vocals & harmonies that will make the hairs on your neck stand up.

2017 also marks the 20th Anniversary of the Pink Floyd Experience. What started off as a one off show eventually turned into an international touring monster thanks to the loyal support of so many amazing people.

‘We invite you to come celebrate this milestone with us and these three amazing albums’.

Don’t miss this show!

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Founders Anzac Fair

Round up the troops for a day full of family
entertainment at Founders ANZAC Fair during Heritage Week.
Travel down memory Lane as the story of Nelson
Great Fire is brought to life by drama group
Explore the War Zone to see vintage vehicles, military equipment and army
re-enactments as we remember ANZAC Day.
View the cardboard village created as part of
the Heritage Week activities.
Enjoy all the fun of the fair in the vintage Carnival Zone complete with side shows, magician, acrobats
and old fashioned games.
Relax in the café, listening to music as you sip a free cup of tea or coffee.
There’s something for everyone at this year’s Founders ANZAC Fair.
Adults $5, Children $2, Families (2 Adults & 3 Children) $10.

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Wakefield Apple Fair

Our free community event is a celebration of the local apple harvest and is held at Willow Bank Heritage Village near Wakefield. The Apple Fair is a fun day out for the whole family, with live entertainment, children's games, food and drink stalls. Get involved in pressing your own apples using vintage equipment or watch the team crush and press apples and you take home the juice.

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Blas Rivera accompanies Silent Movies

Blas Rivera from Argentina, musician, composer, extraordinary improviser, teacher, story teller takes us on a cinematic adventure through music. He will improvise to three snippets of silent movies with piano and sax and between each short movie will talk about the improvisation process – the inverse process of creation: “I always tell my stories in order to “understand” my music, to capture a hidden film lying within them, an extra dimension that helps to feel certain sounds in my songs.
In this performance, first we have the real film and then the sound to complement, increase, and change the characters personalities.”
Blas is world renowned for his musical appeal. He plays, he chats - he knows how to hold an audience. Please come and share this exceptional evening with Blas.
Please pay $20 on the door. After the performance there will be a Tango social dance where all members of the public are welcome to stay, watch the dancing and listen to the beautiful tango music of Argentina.
Enquiries to annemaree@tangolibre.com

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9.00am – Civic Service at the Memorial Park, preceded by a Street March departing BP garage at 8.50am. Schools, Service and Community groups are invited to march and place wreaths.

6.15am – Dawn Service at the Cenotaph, preceded by a short Street March
11.30am – Civic Service at the Memorial Hall

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