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Nelson Theatresports

TheatresportsTM is a form of improvisational theatre, which uses the format of a competition for dramatic effect. Teams perform scenes based on audience suggestions and receive a score from the judges.

The Nelson/Tasman TheatresportsTM Competition brings together teams of talented young improvisors from local high schools. The participants are tutored throughout the year by members of the Down with Monday Theatre Company and their school coordinator.

No one knows what will come to life on the stage. It is on-the-spot creativity and the stakes are high… the winning teams are sent off to the big smoke- Christchurch! They get to perform in the new Court Theatre and compete for a place in the South Island Theatresports Competition.

Whatever the outcome, this competition promises a great night of entertainment and a wonderful group of young people who are bravely stepping into the unknown together- get your tickets today!

More Information.

Nelson Theatresports is on these dates:

  • 29th August 2016
  • 30th August 2016
Takaka Library: Makerspace

Try something different, fun and creative after school.

Take a break from gadgets and sport, settle in with a good story and then get creative. Maybe it's weaving, nature craft, fabric art or even rock painting.

Finish up with some help choosing your next great read.

For 6-10 year olds.

Afternoon tea provided.

Enrol at the library. Limited space available.

More Information.

Takaka Library: Makerspace is on these dates:

  • 10th August 2016
  • 17th August 2016
  • 24th August 2016
  • 31st August 2016
Family History Month

August is Family History Month, and this year it’s all about telling your story. Come to the library for entertainment, learning and inspiration. Whether you are a beginner or an old hand, the library programme has something for you. We want to motivate you to write your family story, show you where and how to look for information and inspire you to re-craft your family treasures. We offer entertaining and informative lunchtime talks, alongside genealogy classes and displays by local artist/craftspeople. Collect ideas on what to do with grandma’s stuff at a memorabilia workshop. Hear some anecdotes on Tahuna camping families. Enjoy a tour of prominent Nelsonians buried at Wakapuaka Cemetery. At Stoke two speakers share their research discoveries on local families. Limited space for some classes, so book early to reserve your place.

More Information.

Family History Month is on these dates:

  • 1st August 2016
  • 2nd August 2016
  • 3rd August 2016
  • 4th August 2016
  • 5th August 2016
  • 6th August 2016
  • 7th August 2016
  • 8th August 2016
  • 9th August 2016
  • 10th August 2016
  • 11th August 2016
  • 12th August 2016
  • 13th August 2016
  • 14th August 2016
  • 15th August 2016
  • 16th August 2016
  • 17th August 2016
  • 18th August 2016
  • 19th August 2016
  • 20th August 2016
  • 21st August 2016
  • 22nd August 2016
  • 23rd August 2016
  • 24th August 2016
  • 25th August 2016
  • 26th August 2016
  • 27th August 2016
  • 28th August 2016
  • 29th August 2016
  • 30th August 2016
  • 31st August 2016
Choosing Freedom

“According to the historical Buddha, absolute freedom is our birthright, our natural state. But in this world where stress, conflict, uncertainty and confusion are commonplace, a personal sense of freedom can be elusive and fleeting. If we want to change this, we must first choose to make freedom our priority. Then through patience, perseverance and practice, learn to see how each choice we make shapes our reality. As wisdom develops, the choice becomes easier till ultimately, freedom chooses itself!”

In this retreat, we will explore the nature of choice and freedom in the context of modern life - through reflection, contemplation and practices including meditation, mindfulness and gentle yoga.  Suitable for all.

More Information.

Choosing Freedom is on these dates:

  • 26th August 2016
  • 27th August 2016
  • 28th August 2016
  • 29th August 2016
  • 30th August 2016
  • 31st August 2016
NZ International Mountain Film Festival

Each year the NZ Mountain Film Festival is held in Wanaka. The tour stops off at various towns and cities. This is your chance to catch up with all of the award winning films from this years event.

More Information.

NZ International Mountain Film Festival is on these dates:

  • 2nd September 2016
  • 3rd September 2016
It's a Wonderful Digital World - Adult Learners Week, 5-10 September

All sessions are at Elma Turner Library, unless indicated. For more details, see the listing for each event.

Monday 5
11-2: Find the Library at the national launch of Adult Learners Week. Nelson Provincial Museum
4-5: Digital toys and more. Launch of the Library’s week.
Tuesday 6
10-12: Introduction to Python Coding for Adults.
3-4: Explore Pinterest.
Wednesday 7
10-11.30: Discover Health online.
12-1: Demystifying mobile plans
2-3: Windows 10 for beginners.
Thursday 8
8.15-9.15: Introduction to Microsoft Word (Stoke).
10-11.30: Discover social media.
12.30-2: Creating presentations with Garage band and movie maker.
Friday 9
10-11: Discover Booklink -. A session run by the Blind Foundation.
12-2: Discover the power of Instagram, with Ali Kimber of Hothouse.
Saturday 10
10-12: Know Your Camera for beginners. $10 charge
2-3: Cybersafety for Adults – seniors, parents and anyone using the Internet. With John Parsons

All Week
-Recycle your mobile, camera or computer mouse for free – courtesy Nelson Environment Centre
-Digital displays, games and toys and information about digital learning at the Red Wall
-Engage with us on social media and be in to win a prize
-And our regular Device Advice sessions.

More Information.

It's a Wonderful Digital World - Adult Learners Week, 5-10 September is on these dates:

  • 5th September 2016
  • 6th September 2016
  • 7th September 2016
  • 8th September 2016
  • 9th September 2016
  • 10th September 2016
Dance is contagious

Dance is joyous and contagious! It can happen anywhere, at anytime, with anyone and everyone and at Wakatu Dance Theatre dance joins us and pushes us to go further! “There is always an energetic, fun and friendly atmosphere on stage, while maintaining the highest levels of professionalism” Director Peta Spooner

We love to dance and it’s contagious!

More Information.

Dance is contagious is on these dates:

  • 8th September 2016
  • 9th September 2016
  • 10th September 2016
Peter Pan!

Country Players presents the much loved musical show 'Peter Pan'. Bring the family along for a magical experience with the 'boy who never grew up'.

There are six shows scheduled with the weekends (9/10 and 16/17 September) being a bring-your-own picnic where the audience provide their own food, drink, cutlery and crockery and Country players provide tea and coffee. There are two ‘show only’ performances with a Matinee on Sunday 11 September and evening performance on Wednesday 14 September where tea, coffee and cake are provided. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children (aged 18 and under).
Bookings are essential for BYO Picnic Theatre and recommended for Show Only Performances. Bookings are available from 541 9663 or email enquiries@countryplayers.org.nz

More Information.

Peter Pan! is on these dates:

  • 9th September 2016
  • 10th September 2016
  • 11th September 2016
  • 14th September 2016
  • 16th September 2016
  • 17th September 2016
UNLOCHED - Myth or Legend

'Scotland’s landscape is rich with old stories of strange creatures that lurk within it’s hidden glens and deep lochs. Some are merely shy, perhaps willing to offer gifts for acts of kindness. Other are much more dangerous, by either posing a threat or foreshadowing doom.
Take a tour of Scotland’s countryside and meet some of its most famous and most elusive inhabitants.'
Celtic Pipe Band bring to the stage the myths and legends of Scotland their fourth annual stage show. Celtic’s shows are known for their blend of traditional and modern music, instruments and dance. The Celtic Pipe Band being the prime entertainment. The NZ Grade 2 Band is joined by its Development band for – with almost 50 musicians on stage ranging from 8 years old to ancient this is powerful music. Helen’s Highland Dancers perform traditional dances with a modern flair. With fabulous lighting, projected images, this show is a delight for all the family and anyone with an interest in Scotland, Scottish music and dance.

More Information.

UNLOCHED - Myth or Legend is on these dates:

  • 17th September 2016
  • 18th September 2016
Unloched – Myths and Legends

Myth or Legend

‘Scotland’s landscape is rich with old stories of strange creatures that lurk within its hidden glens and deep lochs. Some are merely shy, perhaps willing to offer gifts for acts of kindness. Other are much more dangerous, by either posing a threat or foreshadowing doom.
Take a tour of Scotland’s countryside and meet some of its most famous and most elusive inhabitants.’

Celtic Pipe Band bring to the stage the myths and legends of Scotland in their fourth annual stage show. Celtic’s shows are known for their blend of traditional and modern music, instruments and dance. The Celtic Pipe Band being the prime entertainment. The NZ Grade 2 Band is joined by its Development band, with almost 50 musicians on stage ranging from 8 years old to 80, for this is powerful music. Helen’s Highland Dancers perform traditional dances with a modern flair. With fabulous lighting, projected images, this show is a delight for all the family and anyone with an interest in Scotland, Scottish music and dance.

More Information.

Unloched – Myths and Legends is on these dates:

  • 17th September 2016
  • 18th September 2016
Explore Your 'Self' - Yogic Lifestyle Retreats

This is an opportunity for self-discovery and development in a supportive environment surrounded by some of the most stunning nature NZ has to offer. No previous yoga experience necessary - everybody is welcome!

The programme includes:

• Hatha yoga classes
• Small group discussions
• Guided meditation
• Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
• Karma yoga (action with meditative awareness)
• Daily chanting
• Kirtan (singing mantras to music)
• Havan (ancient Vedic fire ceremony)

Anahata Trained teachers invite you to join us for this week long retreat.

Start Time: 3.00pm Monday - arrival/registration
Finish Time: 11am Sunday
Complimentary pick up: Monday 8th February 2pm Takaka I-site
Complimentary drop off: Sunday 14th February 11am back to Takaka I-site

Payment is for 6 nights*
Early Bird - NZ$550 (payment due by 12th August 2016)
Standard - NZ$595
Camping - NZ$525

*Prices include shared accommodation, all meals and the full retreat programme. A discounted rate of $50 per night applies if staying the night immediately before or after the retreat. Limited private room options are available, to find out more, please email us directly.

More Information.

Explore Your 'Self' - Yogic Lifestyle Retreats is on these dates:

  • 12th September 2016
  • 13th September 2016
  • 14th September 2016
  • 15th September 2016
  • 16th September 2016
  • 17th September 2016
  • 18th September 2016
Wellbeing for Parents - Introductory Workshop

Well-being for Parents – Introductory Workshop

Feeling like you are reacting to your child’s behaviour more than you would like to?

Do you find yourself parenting like your parents, when you said you wouldn’t?

Feel like all you want is some peace and quiet?

Do you find yourself wishing for your partner/spouse to walk through the door so they can help with the kids?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you are not alone.

Wellbeing for Parents workshop is a self-awareness journey to assist you in getting to know yourself a bit better through meditation, visualisation and journaling.

You will also gain tools to help:
• Get out of autopilot
• Cut the stress
• Take notice of your body cues
• Release excess energy (relax)
• Experience everyday tasks with new eyes

Share experiences with other parents

Workshop runs over two Thursday (15th & 22nd September) evenings – 6.30-8.30pm (Richmond venue)

Investment $45

Call Crysal 027 257 6096 or Email: info@mindovermatter.co.nz for further information or to book (places are limited and bookings are essential)

More Information.

Wellbeing for Parents - Introductory Workshop is on these dates:

  • 15th September 2016
  • 22nd September 2016
Good Vibes 2016

Good Vibes (GV) is New Zealand’s largest skydiving event, which is hosted annually at Skydive Abel
Tasman, Motueka. It was first launched in 2002 as a two day event to bring NZ’s skydiving
community together. Since then it has grown and we anticipate that we will have around 70
participants over 4 days this year. This will be the 14th year! Come jump and play in the skies with us or just have fun watching!

More Information.

Good Vibes 2016 is on these dates:

  • 22nd September 2016
  • 23rd September 2016
  • 24th September 2016
  • 25th September 2016
Restoring Calm Mindfulness Retreat with Tash Rix

The busy-ness of our daily lives can leave us feeling overwhelmed and burnt-out. Nourish joy and allow time to slow down and rebalance your life with this relaxed and restorative week of mindfulness and mediation. Daily mindfulness and meditation practices improve wellbeing by increasing self-awareness and emotional resilience, calming the body and mind, and increasing focus and attention.

Join a community of individuals for five days that will help you connect with an experience of calm that is solid and unshakably present.

About Tash:

Tash Rix is an inspiring teacher with over 17 years of intensive meditation practice and experience. Tash is the director of Mindful Living in Mount Maunganui, teaching mindfulness in a pragmatic way – with humour, wisdom and compassion whilst encouraging enquiry and personal growth. She helps people from all backgrounds learn mindfulness to be more present, experience greater joy and overcome stress, anxiety and depression.

More Information.

Restoring Calm Mindfulness Retreat with Tash Rix is on these dates:

  • 25th September 2016
  • 26th September 2016
  • 27th September 2016
  • 28th September 2016
  • 29th September 2016
  • 30th September 2016
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!

More Information.

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
Richmond Library: Tasman Talks Titles Book Group

Tasman Talks Titles is a chance for you to talk about what you have enjoyed reading and to hear about what other people have been reading.

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

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

More Information.

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

  • 16th December 2015
  • 17th February 2016
  • 16th March 2016
  • 20th April 2016
  • 18th May 2016
  • 15th June 2016
  • 20th July 2016
  • 17th August 2016
  • 21st September 2016
  • 19th October 2016
  • 16th November 2016
  • 21st December 2016
Story Time at the Children's Library

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and craft for the over twos and a time to socialize with other children and parents.
Held in the Children's Library at the Elma Turner Library in Halifax Street on Thursdays at 2 pm during school term times only.
This is free.

More Information.

Story Time at the Children's Library is on these dates:

  • 14th January 2016
  • 18th February 2016
  • 25th February 2016
  • 3rd March 2016
  • 10th March 2016
  • 17th March 2016
  • 24th March 2016
  • 31st March 2016
  • 7th April 2016
  • 14th April 2016
  • 5th May 2016
  • 12th May 2016
  • 19th May 2016
  • 26th May 2016
  • 2nd June 2016
  • 9th June 2016
  • 16th June 2016
  • 23rd June 2016
  • 30th June 2016
  • 7th July 2016
  • 28th July 2016
  • 4th August 2016
  • 11th August 2016
  • 18th August 2016
  • 25th August 2016
  • 1st September 2016
  • 8th September 2016
  • 15th September 2016
  • 22nd September 2016
  • 13th October 2016
  • 20th October 2016
  • 27th October 2016
  • 3rd November 2016
  • 10th November 2016
  • 17th November 2016
  • 24th November 2016
  • 1st December 2016
  • 8th December 2016
  • 15th December 2016
Motueka Library: Babbling Books

Join Babbling Books book group at Motueka Library to talk about a book you have recently enjoyed and to hear some great recommendations.

Babbling Books meets on the first Thursday of every month at 1pm.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Babbling Books is on these dates:

  • 4th February 2016
  • 3rd March 2016
  • 7th April 2016
  • 5th May 2016
  • 2nd June 2016
  • 7th July 2016
  • 4th August 2016
  • 1st September 2016
  • 6th October 2016
  • 3rd November 2016
Motueka Library: Babytime

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

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

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

We hope to see you there!

More Information.

Motueka Library: Babytime is on these dates:

  • 5th February 2016
  • 12th February 2016
  • 19th February 2016
  • 26th February 2016
  • 4th March 2016
  • 11th March 2016
  • 18th March 2016
  • 25th March 2016
  • 1st April 2016
  • 8th April 2016
  • 15th April 2016
  • 6th May 2016
  • 13th May 2016
  • 20th May 2016
  • 27th May 2016
  • 3rd June 2016
  • 10th June 2016
  • 17th June 2016
  • 24th June 2016
  • 1st July 2016
  • 8th July 2016
  • 29th July 2016
  • 5th August 2016
  • 12th August 2016
  • 19th August 2016
  • 26th August 2016
  • 9th September 2016
  • 16th September 2016
  • 23rd September 2016
  • 14th October 2016
  • 21st October 2016
  • 28th October 2016
  • 4th November 2016
  • 11th November 2016
  • 18th November 2016
  • 25th November 2016
  • 2nd December 2016
  • 9th December 2016
  • 16th December 2016
Richmond Library: Tiny Tots

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

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

Every Tuesday during school term time.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Tiny Tots is on these dates:

  • 9th February 2016
  • 16th February 2016
  • 23rd February 2016
  • 1st March 2016
  • 8th March 2016
  • 15th March 2016
  • 22nd March 2016
  • 29th March 2016
  • 5th April 2016
  • 12th April 2016
  • 3rd May 2016
  • 10th May 2016
  • 17th May 2016
  • 24th May 2016
  • 31st May 2016
  • 7th June 2016
  • 14th June 2016
  • 21st June 2016
  • 28th June 2016
  • 5th July 2016
  • 26th July 2016
  • 2nd August 2016
  • 9th August 2016
  • 16th August 2016
  • 23rd August 2016
  • 30th August 2016
  • 6th September 2016
  • 13th September 2016
  • 20th September 2016
  • 11th October 2016
  • 18th October 2016
  • 25th October 2016
  • 1st November 2016
  • 8th November 2016
  • 15th November 2016
  • 22nd November 2016
  • 29th November 2016
  • 6th December 2016
  • 13th December 2016
Takaka Library: Tiny Tots

A fun hands-on session for the under-twos.

Songs, movement, rhymes and stories for early learning.

Every Tuesday during term time.

More Information.

Takaka Library: Tiny Tots is on these dates:

  • 9th February 2016
  • 16th February 2016
  • 23rd February 2016
  • 1st March 2016
  • 8th March 2016
  • 15th March 2016
  • 22nd March 2016
  • 29th March 2016
  • 5th April 2016
  • 12th April 2016
  • 3rd May 2016
  • 10th May 2016
  • 17th May 2016
  • 24th May 2016
  • 31st May 2016
  • 7th June 2016
  • 14th June 2016
  • 21st June 2016
  • 28th June 2016
  • 5th July 2016
  • 26th July 2016
  • 2nd August 2016
  • 9th August 2016
  • 16th August 2016
  • 23rd August 2016
  • 30th August 2016
  • 6th September 2016
  • 13th September 2016
  • 20th September 2016
  • 11th October 2016
  • 18th October 2016
  • 25th October 2016
  • 1st November 2016
  • 8th November 2016
  • 15th November 2016
  • 22nd November 2016
  • 29th November 2016
  • 6th December 2016
  • 13th December 2016
  • 20th December 2016
Small Time at Stoke Library

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for the under twos and a time to socialize with other children and parents.
Held in Stoke Library on Tuesdays at 10:30, during school term times only.
This is free.

More Information.

Small Time at Stoke Library is on these dates:

  • 16th February 2016
  • 23rd February 2016
  • 1st March 2016
  • 8th March 2016
  • 15th March 2016
  • 22nd March 2016
  • 29th March 2016
  • 5th April 2016
  • 12th April 2016
  • 3rd May 2016
  • 10th May 2016
  • 17th May 2016
  • 24th May 2016
  • 31st May 2016
  • 7th June 2016
  • 14th June 2016
  • 21st June 2016
  • 28th June 2016
  • 5th July 2016
  • 26th July 2016
  • 2nd August 2016
  • 9th August 2016
  • 16th August 2016
  • 23rd August 2016
  • 30th August 2016
  • 6th September 2016
  • 13th September 2016
  • 20th September 2016
  • 11th October 2016
  • 18th October 2016
  • 25th October 2016
  • 1st November 2016
  • 8th November 2016
  • 15th November 2016
  • 22nd November 2016
  • 29th November 2016
  • 6th December 2016
  • 13th December 2016
Small Time at the Children's Library

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for the under twos and a time to socialize with other children and parents.
Held in the Children's Library at the Elma Turner Library in Halifax Street on Wednesdays at 10:30, during school term times only.
This is free.

More Information.

Small Time at the Children's Library is on these dates:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Story Time at Stoke Library

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for the over twos and a time to socialize with other children and parents.
Held in the Stoke Library on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 during school term times only.
This is free.

More Information.

Story Time at Stoke Library is on these dates:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Richmond Library: Mystery Ink

Mystery Ink is Richmond Library’s group for teens.

Catch up to talk books and movies and get the first pick of the newest titles. Snack and fun diversions included.

All welcome, ages 12-18.

Venue: Constance Barnicoat room, Richmond Library

A great opportunity to meet new people and have a bit of fun.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Mystery Ink is on these dates:

  • 18th February 2016
  • 31st March 2016
  • 12th May 2016
  • 23rd June 2016
  • 4th August 2016
  • 15th September 2016
  • 27th October 2016
  • 8th December 2016
Vital Statistics

Measuring up with Vital Statistics

Take a hands-on journey to find out how and why things need to measure up! Vital Statistics explores the quest for accurate measurement in trade and technology, and the resulting global standardisations of things such as weights and distances.

How were things measured in the past?
How did people come up with different units of measurement?
What prompted the move to the metric system?
How was the problem of finding longitude solved?
How has technology changed the ways in which we weigh and measure?
What are scale models and drawings? How are they created and used?

Vital Statistics answers these and many more questions in a fun and interactive way. Do you know your vital statistics?!

More Information.

Vital Statistics is on these dates:

  • 20th February 2016
  • 21st February 2016
  • 22nd February 2016
  • 23rd February 2016
  • 24th February 2016
  • 25th February 2016
  • 26th February 2016
  • 27th February 2016
  • 28th February 2016
  • 29th February 2016
  • 1st March 2016
  • 2nd March 2016
  • 3rd March 2016
  • 4th March 2016
  • 5th March 2016
  • 6th March 2016
  • 7th March 2016
  • 8th March 2016
  • 9th March 2016
  • 10th March 2016
  • 11th March 2016
  • 12th March 2016
  • 13th March 2016
  • 14th March 2016
  • 15th March 2016
  • 16th March 2016
  • 17th March 2016
  • 18th March 2016
  • 19th March 2016
  • 20th March 2016
  • 21st March 2016
  • 22nd March 2016
  • 23rd March 2016
  • 24th March 2016
  • 25th March 2016
  • 26th March 2016
  • 27th March 2016
  • 28th March 2016
  • 29th March 2016
  • 30th March 2016
  • 31st March 2016
  • 1st April 2016
  • 2nd April 2016
  • 3rd April 2016
  • 4th April 2016
  • 5th April 2016
  • 6th April 2016
  • 7th April 2016
  • 8th April 2016
  • 9th April 2016
  • 10th April 2016
  • 11th April 2016
  • 12th April 2016
  • 13th April 2016
  • 14th April 2016
  • 15th April 2016
  • 16th April 2016
  • 17th April 2016
  • 18th April 2016
  • 19th April 2016
  • 20th April 2016
  • 21st April 2016
  • 22nd April 2016
  • 23rd April 2016
  • 24th April 2016
  • 25th April 2016
  • 26th April 2016
  • 27th April 2016
  • 28th April 2016
  • 29th April 2016
  • 30th April 2016
  • 1st May 2016
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  • 6th May 2016
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  • 8th May 2016
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  • 10th May 2016
  • 11th May 2016
  • 12th May 2016
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  • 14th May 2016
  • 15th May 2016
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  • 31st May 2016
  • 1st June 2016
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  • 12th June 2016
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  • 30th June 2016
  • 1st July 2016
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  • 8th July 2016
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  • 10th July 2016
  • 11th July 2016
  • 12th July 2016
  • 13th July 2016
  • 14th July 2016
  • 15th July 2016
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  • 30th July 2016
  • 31st July 2016
  • 1st August 2016
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  • 12th August 2016
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  • 14th August 2016
  • 15th August 2016
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  • 30th August 2016
  • 31st August 2016
Takaka Library: Silverfish Book Group

Do you enjoy reading and talking about books?

Our book group Silverfish could be for you.

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

It is a group for all people and all tastes.

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

You don’t have to come regularly.

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

More Information.

Takaka Library: Silverfish Book Group is on these dates:

  • 23rd February 2016
  • 29th March 2016
  • 26th April 2016
  • 31st May 2016
  • 28th June 2016
  • 26th July 2016
  • 30th August 2016
  • 27th September 2016
  • 25th October 2016
  • 29th November 2016
  • 27th December 2016
Richmond Library: Alzheimers and Dementia Information Sessions

Do you have questions about Alzheimers and dementia? Not sure where to go to get answers?

Alzheimers Nelson staff will be in the library on the fourth Wednesday of the month to help you find the information you need.

These are informal drop-in sessions. No booking required.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Alzheimers and Dementia Information Sessions is on these dates:

  • 24th February 2016
  • 23rd March 2016
  • 27th April 2016
  • 25th May 2016
  • 22nd June 2016
  • 27th July 2016
  • 24th August 2016
  • 28th September 2016
  • 26th October 2016
  • 23rd November 2016
  • 28th December 2016
Takaka Library: German Language Nest

If you’re wanting to keep German alive in your family, cosy up with your kids at Takaka Library’s new German Language Nest.

Sessions are facilitated by our German-speaking Children’s Librarian, Doris Symmons. The Nest aims to foster the spoken German language for children, by sharing stories, songs, rhymes, craft and everyday speech.

Meeting on the last Monday of every month (except during school holidays), sessions will alternate between the library and an outside venue elsewhere in the community.

Phone Doris, 03 525 0059 for more details on date and venue.

More Information.

Takaka Library: German Language Nest is on these dates:

  • 29th February 2016
  • 28th March 2016
  • 30th May 2016
  • 27th June 2016
  • 25th July 2016
  • 29th August 2016
  • 31st October 2016
  • 28th November 2016
Motueka Library: Teen Book Group

Motueka Teen Book group is for High School students in the Motueka area.

Our group meets twice a term to chat about books, what’s new and favourite reads.

Enjoy the first pick of new books, listen to guest speakers, and participate in fun activities.

Bring along a friend.

Snacks provided.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Teen Book Group is on these dates:

  • 2nd March 2016
  • 13th April 2016
  • 25th May 2016
  • 6th July 2016
  • 17th August 2016
  • 21st September 2016
Nelson Libraries BookChat at Elma Turner Library

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

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

Just roll up!

More Information.

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

  • 8th March 2016
  • 12th April 2016
  • 10th May 2016
  • 14th June 2016
  • 12th July 2016
  • 9th August 2016
  • 13th September 2016
  • 11th October 2016
  • 8th November 2016
  • 13th December 2016
STEMWriters at Nelson Libraries

We are a small group with widely varying interests in writing, from short fiction to social commentary, social history, poetry – we even have a specialist in writing aphorisms!

More Information.

STEMWriters at Nelson Libraries is on these dates:

  • 8th March 2016
  • 12th April 2016
  • 10th May 2016
  • 14th June 2016
  • 12th July 2016
  • 9th August 2016
  • 13th September 2016
  • 11th October 2016
  • 8th November 2016
  • 13th December 2016
Takaka Library: Cryptic Turkeys Book Club

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

Cryptic Turkeys Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at Takaka Library.
Except for the first meeting of the year which is on 11 March.

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

More Information.

Takaka Library: Cryptic Turkeys Book Club is on these dates:

  • 11th March 2016
  • 15th April 2016
  • 20th May 2016
  • 17th June 2016
  • 19th August 2016
  • 16th September 2016
  • 21st October 2016
  • 18th November 2016
  • 16th December 2016
Nelson Libraries BookChat at Stoke

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

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

Just roll up!

More Information.

Nelson Libraries BookChat at Stoke is on these dates:

  • 16th March 2016
  • 20th April 2016
  • 18th May 2016
  • 15th June 2016
  • 20th July 2016
  • 17th August 2016
  • 21st September 2016
  • 19th October 2016
  • 16th November 2016
  • 21st December 2016
Richmond Library: Job Finders Club

Are you between jobs? Would coaching, computer skills or interview tips help? Drop-in between 11am-12pm to find out how we might help you.

The first two - three of months of Job Finders Club, our drop-in sessions will focus on finding out what our job seekers need and how we can help.

We’ll use this information to develop an ongoing programme of training and support. Individual coaching and advice will also be available at the weekly sessions.

Come along to Richmond Library to find out how we can help you find the job you're looking for!

Free.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Job Finders Club is on these dates:

  • 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
The Nelson Market

Every Saturday the bustling Nelson Market transforms Montgomery Square into a vibrant showcase of regional arts, crafts, fashion, jewellery, fresh local and organic produce. Catch up with friends and family over coffee, brunch or lunch and savour the rich diversity of handcrafted Nelson goods available in one place.

It is a great opportunity to meet with the producers and craftspeople for which Nelson is so famous and explore the up to 200 stalls.

Whatever else you do in Nelson if you are a visitor from away, make sure you don't miss this very special experience.

More Information.

The Nelson Market is on these dates:

  • 30th April 2016
  • 7th May 2016
  • 14th May 2016
  • 21st May 2016
  • 28th May 2016
  • 4th June 2016
  • 11th June 2016
  • 18th June 2016
  • 25th June 2016
  • 2nd July 2016
  • 9th July 2016
  • 16th July 2016
  • 23rd July 2016
  • 30th July 2016
  • 6th August 2016
  • 13th August 2016
  • 20th August 2016
  • 27th August 2016
  • 3rd September 2016
  • 10th September 2016
  • 17th September 2016
  • 24th September 2016
  • 1st October 2016
  • 8th October 2016
  • 15th October 2016
  • 22nd October 2016
  • 29th October 2016
  • 5th November 2016
  • 12th November 2016
  • 19th November 2016
  • 26th November 2016
  • 3rd December 2016
  • 10th December 2016
  • 17th December 2016
  • 24th December 2016
  • 31st December 2016
  • 7th January 2017
  • 14th January 2017
  • 21st January 2017
  • 28th January 2017
  • 4th February 2017
  • 11th February 2017
  • 18th February 2017
  • 25th February 2017
  • 4th March 2017
  • 11th March 2017
  • 18th March 2017
  • 25th March 2017
  • 1st April 2017
  • 8th April 2017
  • 15th April 2017
  • 22nd April 2017
  • 29th April 2017
Comedy Grind Cabaret

Comedy Grind is back as Comedy Grind Cabaret!

Hosted by seasoned performers Mike O'Malley and Steve Wilson (both alumni of The Deep End improv group), Comedy Grind Cabaret is a showcase for live comedy and music performance in Nelson. Mike and Steve are joined by a group of regulars, performing stand-up, sketch and improv in a yurt, much as they do in Mongolia. Musicians are welcome to mix things up.

Every week there's something exciting and new, so come join us for a beer and some laughs. Audience participation is encouraged, but not mandatory.

One of the main goals of Comedy Grind Cabaret is to provide aspiring comedians and musicians with the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience. We strive to create a supportive environment for performers to hone their skills and not be afraid to fail. If you'd like to perform some material, tell a story or a joke or sing a song, just show up and let us know. That's less work for us!

And remember, if you don't like it, it was free so stop complaining!

More Information.

Comedy Grind Cabaret is on these dates:

  • 23rd June 2016
  • 7th July 2016
  • 14th July 2016
  • 21st July 2016
  • 4th August 2016
  • 11th August 2016
  • 18th August 2016
  • 1st September 2016
  • 8th September 2016
  • 15th September 2016
  • 22nd September 2016
  • 6th October 2016
  • 13th October 2016
  • 20th October 2016
Murder at Mangautapu

The sensational 1866 murders on the Maungatapu track, south-east of Nelson, gripped the nation. On 12 and 13 June, five men were held up and brutally killed.

Part One: The Slayings, opening 24 June, tells the story of the murders and profiles the four wretched men who carried out the crimes. The ‘Burgess Gang’, as the band of career criminals were called, eyed the rich pickings in the South Island goldfields – and became ruthless in their robberies.

More Information.

Murder at Mangautapu is on these dates:

  • 24th June 2016
  • 25th June 2016
  • 26th June 2016
  • 27th June 2016
  • 28th June 2016
  • 29th June 2016
  • 30th June 2016
  • 1st July 2016
  • 2nd July 2016
  • 3rd July 2016
  • 4th July 2016
  • 5th July 2016
  • 6th July 2016
  • 7th July 2016
  • 8th July 2016
  • 9th July 2016
  • 10th July 2016
  • 11th July 2016
  • 12th July 2016
  • 13th July 2016
  • 14th July 2016
  • 15th July 2016
  • 16th July 2016
  • 17th July 2016
  • 18th July 2016
  • 19th July 2016
  • 20th July 2016
  • 21st July 2016
  • 22nd July 2016
  • 23rd July 2016
  • 24th July 2016
  • 25th July 2016
  • 26th July 2016
  • 27th July 2016
  • 28th July 2016
  • 29th July 2016
  • 30th July 2016
  • 31st July 2016
  • 1st August 2016
  • 2nd August 2016
  • 3rd August 2016
  • 4th August 2016
  • 5th August 2016
  • 6th August 2016
  • 7th August 2016
  • 8th August 2016
  • 9th August 2016
  • 10th August 2016
  • 11th August 2016
  • 12th August 2016
  • 13th August 2016
  • 14th August 2016
  • 15th August 2016
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  • 30th August 2016
  • 31st August 2016
  • 1st September 2016
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  • 4th September 2016
  • 5th September 2016
  • 6th September 2016
  • 7th September 2016
  • 8th September 2016
  • 9th September 2016
  • 10th September 2016
  • 11th September 2016
  • 12th September 2016
  • 13th September 2016
  • 14th September 2016
  • 15th September 2016
  • 16th September 2016
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  • 18th September 2016
  • 19th September 2016
  • 20th September 2016
  • 21st September 2016
  • 22nd September 2016
  • 23rd September 2016
  • 24th September 2016
  • 25th September 2016
  • 26th September 2016
  • 27th September 2016
  • 28th September 2016
  • 29th September 2016
  • 30th September 2016
  • 1st October 2016
  • 2nd October 2016
  • 3rd October 2016
  • 4th October 2016
  • 5th October 2016
  • 6th October 2016
  • 7th October 2016
  • 8th October 2016
  • 9th October 2016
  • 10th October 2016
  • 11th October 2016
  • 12th October 2016
  • 13th October 2016
  • 14th October 2016
  • 15th October 2016
  • 16th October 2016
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  • 18th October 2016
  • 19th October 2016
  • 20th October 2016
  • 21st October 2016
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!

More Information.

Nelson Farmers Market is on these dates:

  • 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
Memorial to Misadventure

Opening 7 July, the Memorial to Misadventure is an emotionally charged installation by Sue Heydon that looks at the fateful trip taken by the wives and children of early Nelson settlers on the Lloyds sailing ship.

Sue has used Grampians clay, the hair of survivors descendants and a multimedia display to weave together this immersive experience which both mourns the loss of so many young lives lost at sea and celebrates the resilience and survival of our immigrant families.

More Information.

Memorial to Misadventure is on these dates:

  • 7th July 2016
  • 8th July 2016
  • 9th July 2016
  • 10th July 2016
  • 11th July 2016
  • 12th July 2016
  • 13th July 2016
  • 14th July 2016
  • 15th July 2016
  • 16th July 2016
  • 17th July 2016
  • 18th July 2016
  • 19th July 2016
  • 20th July 2016
  • 21st July 2016
  • 22nd July 2016
  • 23rd July 2016
  • 24th July 2016
  • 25th July 2016
  • 26th July 2016
  • 27th July 2016
  • 28th July 2016
  • 29th July 2016
  • 30th July 2016
  • 31st July 2016
  • 1st August 2016
  • 2nd August 2016
  • 3rd August 2016
  • 4th August 2016
  • 5th August 2016
  • 6th August 2016
  • 7th August 2016
  • 8th August 2016
  • 9th August 2016
  • 10th August 2016
  • 11th August 2016
  • 12th August 2016
  • 13th August 2016
  • 14th August 2016
  • 15th August 2016
  • 16th August 2016
  • 17th August 2016
  • 18th August 2016
  • 19th August 2016
  • 20th August 2016
  • 21st August 2016
  • 22nd August 2016
  • 23rd August 2016
  • 24th August 2016
  • 25th August 2016
  • 26th August 2016
  • 27th August 2016
  • 28th August 2016
  • 29th August 2016
  • 30th August 2016
  • 31st August 2016
  • 1st September 2016
  • 2nd September 2016
  • 3rd September 2016
  • 4th September 2016
Collective Holiday Memories

New Zealanders have been making holiday memories at Tahuna Beach since 1926 so from now until summer 2016-17, Tahuna Beach Holiday Park is celebrating!

A key focus of the celebrations is a national photo and short story competition called ‘Collective Holiday Memories’ – giving holidaymakers the chance to win one of four great prize packages (valued around $8000).

Everybody is invited to share their memories of staying at the holiday park over the past nine decades by submitting photographs and short stories.

To enter, go to www.collectiveholidaymemories.nz and click on ‘Enter now’.

The best photographs and stories, along with the official archival material, will be featured on the Collective Holiday Memories website. The public will be invited to vote. Four prize packages are on offer:
• Best Story
• Best Photo
• People’s Choice Story
• People’s Choice Photo

Entries open on 18 July and close on 31 October 2016. The selection period for finalists, including public voting, takes place from 1 November to 23 December 2016. Winners will be announced at a special event at Tahuna Beach Holiday Park on 6 January 2017.

More Information.

Collective Holiday Memories is on these dates:

  • 18th July 2016
  • 19th July 2016
  • 20th July 2016
  • 21st July 2016
  • 22nd July 2016
  • 23rd July 2016
  • 24th July 2016
  • 25th July 2016
  • 26th July 2016
  • 27th July 2016
  • 28th July 2016
  • 29th July 2016
  • 30th July 2016
  • 31st July 2016
  • 1st August 2016
  • 2nd August 2016
  • 3rd August 2016
  • 4th August 2016
  • 5th August 2016
  • 6th August 2016
  • 7th August 2016
  • 8th August 2016
  • 9th August 2016
  • 10th August 2016
  • 11th August 2016
  • 12th August 2016
  • 13th August 2016
  • 14th August 2016
  • 15th August 2016
  • 16th August 2016
  • 17th August 2016
  • 18th August 2016
  • 19th August 2016
  • 20th August 2016
  • 21st August 2016
  • 22nd August 2016
  • 23rd August 2016
  • 24th August 2016
  • 25th August 2016
  • 26th August 2016
  • 27th August 2016
  • 28th August 2016
  • 29th August 2016
  • 30th August 2016
  • 31st August 2016
  • 1st September 2016
  • 2nd September 2016
  • 3rd September 2016
  • 4th September 2016
  • 5th September 2016
  • 6th September 2016
  • 7th September 2016
  • 8th September 2016
  • 9th September 2016
  • 10th September 2016
  • 11th September 2016
  • 12th September 2016
  • 13th September 2016
  • 14th September 2016
  • 15th September 2016
  • 16th September 2016
  • 17th September 2016
  • 18th September 2016
  • 19th September 2016
  • 20th September 2016
  • 21st September 2016
  • 22nd September 2016
  • 23rd September 2016
  • 24th September 2016
  • 25th September 2016
  • 26th September 2016
  • 27th September 2016
  • 28th September 2016
  • 29th September 2016
  • 30th September 2016
  • 1st October 2016
  • 2nd October 2016
  • 3rd October 2016
  • 4th October 2016
  • 5th October 2016
  • 6th October 2016
  • 7th October 2016
  • 8th October 2016
  • 9th October 2016
  • 10th October 2016
  • 11th October 2016
  • 12th October 2016
  • 13th October 2016
  • 14th October 2016
  • 15th October 2016
  • 16th October 2016
  • 17th October 2016
  • 18th October 2016
  • 19th October 2016
  • 20th October 2016
  • 21st October 2016
  • 22nd October 2016
  • 23rd October 2016
  • 24th October 2016
  • 25th October 2016
  • 26th October 2016
  • 27th October 2016
  • 28th October 2016
  • 29th October 2016
  • 30th October 2016
  • 31st October 2016
Richmond Library: Good Crafternoon!

How long has it been since you worked on that knitting project? And what about that embroidery you’ve been meaning to finish?

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

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

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

Every Wednesday afternoon until October.

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

All welcome. Bookings not required.

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Richmond Library: Good Crafternoon! is on these dates:

  • 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
Alzeimers Nelson

Alzheimers Nelson are offering free drop in sessions at Nelson Public Libraries, where you can get information about Alzheimers and dementia.

Elma Turner Library, Nelson – monthly, fourth Weds, 10-11.30am. Starting 27 July

Stoke Library – monthly, fourth Thurs, 9.30-11am. Starting 28 July

Nellie Nightingale Memorial, Tahunanui, monthly fourth Thurs, 11.30-1pm. Starting 28 July

All welcome and no bookings required

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Alzeimers Nelson is on these dates:

  • 27th July 2016
  • 28th July 2016
  • 24th August 2016
  • 25th August 2016
  • 22nd September 2016
  • 28th September 2016
  • 26th October 2016
  • 27th October 2016
  • 23rd November 2016
  • 24th November 2016
  • 22nd December 2016
Lindy Valente - Fridays at Mapua

Lindy Valente, singer-guitarist (of the Gypsy Pickers) entertains for happy hours overlooking the sea at the picturesque Boat Shed Cafe - Mapua inlet. Performing popular, jazz, blues, world, rock and originals. If you're hungry there's excellent food as well!

The Boatshed Cafe Bar is accessed by driving (or walking) through the Leisure Park, Mapua. Turn off Aranui Road onto Toru Street, keep going across the causeway and right through the Leisure Park (slowly please!). Plenty of parking close to the cafe.
Phone - (03) 540 2656

http://www.boatshedcafe.co.nz/mapua.htm

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Lindy Valente - Fridays at Mapua is on these dates:

  • 29th July 2016
  • 5th August 2016
  • 12th August 2016
  • 19th August 2016
  • 26th August 2016
  • 2nd September 2016
  • 9th September 2016
Richmond Library: Janet Marshall Exhibition

Visit Richmond Library today to view these beautiful paintings by local artist Janet Marshall.

Janet captures the exquisite nature of New Zealand native birds, and the transition of childhood to young womanhood, in her carefully rendered paintings.

Now showing at Richmond Library until early September.

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Richmond Library: Janet Marshall Exhibition is on these dates:

  • 2nd August 2016
  • 3rd August 2016
  • 4th August 2016
  • 5th August 2016
  • 6th August 2016
  • 7th August 2016
  • 8th August 2016
  • 9th August 2016
  • 10th August 2016
  • 11th August 2016
  • 12th August 2016
  • 13th August 2016
  • 14th August 2016
  • 15th August 2016
  • 16th August 2016
  • 17th August 2016
  • 18th August 2016
  • 19th August 2016
  • 20th August 2016
  • 21st August 2016
  • 22nd August 2016
  • 23rd August 2016
  • 24th August 2016
  • 25th August 2016
  • 26th August 2016
  • 27th August 2016
  • 28th August 2016
  • 29th August 2016
  • 30th August 2016
  • 31st August 2016
  • 1st September 2016
  • 2nd September 2016
  • 3rd September 2016
  • 4th September 2016
  • 5th September 2016
  • 6th September 2016
Motueka Library: Free Computer Classes

Trying to get connected and unravel those mysteries on the computer?

Now is the perfect time to build up your confidence.

Learn how to send an email, connect on Facebook or sell items on TradeMe. Obtain help finding jobs online and writing a CV.

Master transferring digital photos from your camera to a computer and find out what social media actually is!

Be in quick to register for a computer course at Motueka Library.

Find the full programme on the library website: http://www.tasmanlibraries.govt.nz/about-us/events/featured-events/stepping-up/

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Motueka Library: Free Computer Classes is on these dates:

  • 2nd August 2016
  • 9th August 2016
  • 16th August 2016
  • 23rd August 2016
  • 30th August 2016
  • 6th September 2016
  • 13th September 2016
Richmond Library: Nelson Provincial Museum - The Playful Past

Come down to Richmond Library and have fun viewing the latest display in our glass cabinets.

This month we have a selection of toys and playful memorabilia from Nelson Provincial Museum.

From tiny animals, to children's wooden alphabet blocks, and photos of children from many years ago, the display is a wonderful collection of fascinatingly playful objects.

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Richmond Library: Nelson Provincial Museum - The Playful Past is on these dates:

  • 3rd August 2016
  • 4th August 2016
  • 5th August 2016
  • 6th August 2016
  • 7th August 2016
  • 8th August 2016
  • 9th August 2016
  • 10th August 2016
  • 11th August 2016
  • 12th August 2016
  • 13th August 2016
  • 14th August 2016
  • 15th August 2016
  • 16th August 2016
  • 17th August 2016
  • 18th August 2016
  • 19th August 2016
  • 20th August 2016
  • 21st August 2016
  • 22nd August 2016
  • 23rd August 2016
  • 24th August 2016
  • 25th August 2016
  • 26th August 2016
  • 27th August 2016
  • 28th August 2016
  • 29th August 2016
  • 30th August 2016
  • 31st August 2016
  • 1st September 2016
  • 2nd September 2016
  • 3rd September 2016
  • 4th September 2016
  • 5th September 2016
  • 6th September 2016
Open Free for all Wednesday & Thursday Jam Session

Come on in and join in the free for all open jam session – or be entertained

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Open Free for all Wednesday & Thursday Jam Session is on these dates:

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

The Nelson Public Libraries has launched a new programme called Library Knitters.
This group meets every Thursday at 10 am to knit or crochet for charities.
Our first charity is Nelson Plunket and we will be creating peggy square blankets and other garments.
Come along for a cup of tea or coffee and some good company and help create some warmth in Nelson by making blankets for babies and toddlers in need.
Experience at knitting not needed, just a willingness to give it a go.
There will be some wool and needles available to use, or else feel free to bring your own.
We ask that 100% wool be used for the blankets.
Any donations of wool would be fantastic!

More Information.

Library knitters is on these dates:

  • 11th August 2016
  • 18th August 2016
  • 25th August 2016
  • 1st September 2016
  • 8th September 2016
  • 15th September 2016
  • 22nd September 2016
  • 29th September 2016
  • 6th October 2016
  • 13th October 2016
  • 20th October 2016
  • 27th October 2016
  • 3rd November 2016
  • 10th November 2016
  • 17th November 2016
  • 24th November 2016
  • 1st December 2016
  • 8th December 2016
  • 15th December 2016
  • 22nd December 2016
  • 29th December 2016
  • 5th January 2017
  • 12th January 2017
  • 19th January 2017
  • 26th January 2017
  • 2nd February 2017
  • 9th February 2017
  • 16th February 2017
  • 23rd February 2017
  • 2nd March 2017
  • 9th March 2017
  • 16th March 2017
  • 23rd March 2017
  • 30th March 2017
  • 6th April 2017
  • 13th April 2017
  • 20th April 2017
  • 27th April 2017
  • 4th May 2017
  • 11th May 2017
  • 18th May 2017
  • 25th May 2017
  • 1st June 2017
  • 8th June 2017
  • 15th June 2017
  • 22nd June 2017
  • 29th June 2017
  • 6th July 2017
  • 13th July 2017
  • 20th July 2017
  • 27th July 2017
  • 3rd August 2017
  • 10th August 2017
ART@203 - Works on Paper by Nelson Central School

Opening from 5:30 - 7:00pm on Tuesday 16th August, all welcome.

This exhibition of works on paper is a fund-raiser for Nelson Central School, so please come along and support it if you can.

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ART@203 - Works on Paper by Nelson Central School is on these dates:

  • 15th August 2016
  • 16th August 2016
  • 17th August 2016
  • 18th August 2016
  • 19th August 2016
  • 20th August 2016
  • 21st August 2016
  • 22nd August 2016
  • 23rd August 2016
  • 24th August 2016
  • 25th August 2016
  • 26th August 2016
  • 27th August 2016
  • 28th August 2016
  • 29th August 2016
  • 30th August 2016
  • 31st August 2016
  • 1st September 2016
  • 2nd September 2016
  • 3rd September 2016
Richmond Library: Get Published in Toitoi Magazine

Are you aged 5-13 years old? Would you like your work published in a New Zealand magazine?

Transform yourself from a reader to a published author, poet, comic strip artist or illustrator with Toitoi magazine.

Create an original art work, story or poem and drop your work into your local library by Tuesday 20 September, or scan and email to editor@toitoi.nz by Friday 23 September.

Check out Toitoi at your local library and then create!

Visit Toitoi's website www.toitoi.co.nz for full details of what's required to submit your original artowork.

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Richmond Library: Get Published in Toitoi Magazine is on these dates:

  • 25th August 2016
  • 26th August 2016
  • 27th August 2016
  • 28th August 2016
  • 29th August 2016
  • 30th August 2016
  • 31st August 2016
  • 1st September 2016
  • 2nd September 2016
  • 3rd September 2016
  • 4th September 2016
  • 5th September 2016
  • 6th September 2016
  • 7th September 2016
  • 8th September 2016
  • 9th September 2016
  • 10th September 2016
  • 11th September 2016
  • 12th September 2016
  • 13th September 2016
  • 14th September 2016
  • 15th September 2016
  • 16th September 2016
  • 17th September 2016
  • 18th September 2016
  • 19th September 2016
Motueka Library: Get Published in Toitoi Magazine

Are you aged 5-13 years old? Would you like your work published in a New Zealand magazine?

Transform yourself from a reader to a published author, poet, comic strip artist or illustrator with Toitoi magazine.

Create an original art work, story or poem and drop your work into your local library by Tuesday 20 September, or scan and email to editor@toitoi.nz by Friday 23 September.

Check out Toitoi at your local library and then create!

Visit Toitoi's website www.toitoi.co.nz for full details of what's required to submit your original artowork.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Get Published in Toitoi Magazine is on these dates:

  • 25th August 2016
  • 26th August 2016
  • 27th August 2016
  • 28th August 2016
  • 29th August 2016
  • 30th August 2016
  • 31st August 2016
  • 1st September 2016
  • 2nd September 2016
  • 3rd September 2016
  • 4th September 2016
  • 5th September 2016
  • 6th September 2016
  • 7th September 2016
  • 8th September 2016
  • 9th September 2016
  • 10th September 2016
  • 11th September 2016
  • 12th September 2016
  • 13th September 2016
  • 14th September 2016
  • 15th September 2016
  • 16th September 2016
  • 17th September 2016
  • 18th September 2016
  • 19th September 2016
Takaka Library: Get Published in Toitoi Magazine

Are you aged 5-13 years old? Would you like your work published in a New Zealand magazine?

Transform yourself from a reader to a published author, poet, comic strip artist or illustrator with Toitoi magazine.

Create an original art work, story or poem and drop your work into your local library by Tuesday 20 September, or scan and email to editor@toitoi.nz by Friday 23 September.

Check out Toitoi at your local library and then create!

Visit Toitoi's website www.toitoi.co.nz for full details of what's required to submit your original artowork.

More Information.

Takaka Library: Get Published in Toitoi Magazine is on these dates:

  • 25th August 2016
  • 26th August 2016
  • 27th August 2016
  • 28th August 2016
  • 29th August 2016
  • 30th August 2016
  • 31st August 2016
  • 1st September 2016
  • 2nd September 2016
  • 3rd September 2016
  • 4th September 2016
  • 5th September 2016
  • 6th September 2016
  • 7th September 2016
  • 8th September 2016
  • 9th September 2016
  • 10th September 2016
  • 11th September 2016
  • 12th September 2016
  • 13th September 2016
  • 14th September 2016
  • 15th September 2016
  • 16th September 2016
  • 17th September 2016
  • 18th September 2016
  • 19th September 2016
THE SUTER ART GALLERY TE ARATOI O WHAKATŪ: Cell Culture

For one week only, The Suter is excited to host Cell Culture, an exhibition of work by Billy Apple made in collaboration with artist/scientist Dr Craig Hilton. The exhibition coincides with the 2016 Queenstown Research Week Conference which will be taking place in Nelson during that week. Presenting on their collaboration that saw the sequencing of Billy Apple’s genome, Apple and Hilton will be in Nelson for the conference and the exhibition.

Find out more about Billy here:
http://www.starkwhite.co.nz/billy-apple-bio/

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THE SUTER ART GALLERY TE ARATOI O WHAKATŪ: Cell Culture is on these dates:

  • 27th August 2016
  • 28th August 2016
  • 29th August 2016
  • 30th August 2016
  • 31st August 2016
  • 1st September 2016
  • 2nd September 2016
  • 3rd September 2016
  • 4th September 2016
Vast Dance Festival

Vast Dance Festival celebrates the combined talents of high school students in the “Top of the South” region.

The annual performance showcases students from Waimea College, Nayland College, Garin College, Motueka High School, Marlborough College for Girls, Marlborough College for Boys, Nelson College and Nelson College for Girls.

The objectives of Vast Dance Festival are to:
– Provide opportunities for high school students to perform in a professional environment
– Celebrate the wide range of styles taught in our region
– Provide a platform for student choreographers to share their work
– Give students practical experience with lighting, front of house, design and stage management responsibilities

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Mask Making Workshop

Free Mask Making Workshop!

Want to take part in the Masked Parade but stuck for mask making ideas? After some mask making inspiration? Come along for some help preparing for the Masked Parade.

The team at Community Art Works is offering this free Mask Making Workshop to Community Groups and Individuals.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for parade participants to get together and talk about the parade and ideas for making it even more colourful and exciting. This could include new ideas on mask-making, performance and resource sharing.

If you haven’t enrolled for the Masked Parade yet, you can still attend the workshop by emailing Paul McConachie (nelsontasmanevents@gmail.com) to reserve your place.

Masked Parade date: Friday 21 October
Theme this year: FLIGHTS OF FANCY!
Enrolments open via: www.nelsonartsfestival.co.nz

From dreams and dragons, birds and planes, from Jean Batten to Salvador Dali, let your imagination soar!

Part of the Nelson Arts Festival.

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Public Talk in Nelson! Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

Be introduced to the ideas of Buddhist philosophy and practice a short meditation to quieten the mind. Take time out from your week to bring your attention and thoughts from your head down into your heart.

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
$10 donation at the door

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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Richmond Library: Law For Lunch - Family Dispute Resolution

Find out how to sort arrangements for the care of children after a separation.

Julia O'Connor from Nelson Bays Community Law will cover the basics of family dispute resolution in this free Law for Lunch session.

Bring your lunch or grab a bite to eat from the Library Café.

Numbers are limited to 50.

No bookings required.

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Richmond Library: Book Launch - Armless Not Brainless

Richmond Library is delighted to be hosting the launch of Rod Haines’ book Armless Not Brainless.

Rod Haines was born in Nelson in 1942, at a time when doctors freely gave advice on options of what to do with this armless baby, whom they thought would also have limited brain function.

The story touches on aspects of Rod’s life growing up without arms, how he has adapted to fit in and how he helps others adapt to him.

His passion for justice and equal treatment for all has guided his career path and his community work.

Find out more about this quirky character who has a different take on life at his book launch.

Free. All welcome.

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Folk Night

A fun and friendly gathering of folk musicians. Join in or just listen.

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Medicine Woman @ The Boathouse

Fresh off their recent performance at the successful International Blues Day Festival, Medicine Woman return to The Boathouse for a night of music and mischief to say “adios Winter” and “bring on Spring” under the light of a full moon. Singer Cher Hunter says "you can expect the Medicine Men in the band to lay down some fantastic Bluesy Rock Beats that are sure to get your feet stomping”. Having been working over winter on some new material, it’s time to get out of our onsies, let our hair down and dance the winter blues away at the boathouse Friday September 2nd from 8pm. Tickets are available at the door or by contacting the band through messenger on facebook/1medicine woman.

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Monster Trash n Treasure Fundraiser

IT's ON AGAIN... Soroptimist International of Nelson are hosting their annual Monster Trash n Treasure fundraiser for Community Groups at the Stoke Memorial Hall

There will be all the usual favourites; pre-loved books, clothes, toys & white elephant as well as plants, baking, preserves and fruit & vegetables

You won't want to miss out............... There's something for everyone !

Entry: $2 (children under 10 free)

If you are a Community Group and are interested in having a stall please contact Maree on Ph 5473690 or Email: "admin@v-p.co.nz"

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Forest & Bird Planting at Ronga Scenic Reserve, Rai Valley

Ronga Scenic Reserve is 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.

This year's 1000 trees are a generous donation from Ginny Wood's 3000kms for 3000 trees - where Ginny cycled from Cape Reinga to Bluff in some sweltering conditions! Join Forest & Bird, Ginny & 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 .

Postponement dates- 4th and 10th.

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Central Garden Group Spring Flower Show

This brand new Spring Flower Show is on Saturday, September 3rd at the Stoke Methodist Church Hall, 94 Neale Avenue, Stoke, from 9am - 4pm
Display tables of cut flowers, potted plants, fruit & vegetables, succulents, garden art, floral art along with a display from the Nelson Orchid Society.
Trade Stalls from as far afield as Canterbury selling rare and unusual plants that are difficult to source elsewhere
Devonshire teas will be available in the church lounge at $4.00 per person

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Sing It To My Face - Introductory Workshop

SING IT TO MY FACE is looking for singers of all ages, from all corners of the Nelson Region. Confident singers and first-timers welcome.

Come along to meet the team, learn more about the project and have a sing.

If you are interested in performing, this is your chance to find out what the show is all about and how you can be involved.

If you are unable to attend the workshop but want to be in the show, then please get in touch to register your interest and find out more information about participating.

Created by Wellington based theatre company Barbarian Productions, SING IT TO MY FACE is an inter-generational confrontation on stage, laying bare how we really feel about each other in our modern world. Led by Jo Randerson (Barbarian Productions) and Julian Raphael (Community Music Junction) SING IT TO MY FACE draws out the murmured sentiments that different age brackets hold towards each other but do not say out loud, weaving them into a dynamic choral performance.

“I realised that even the older generation is wonderful and whacky and full of life, so I will fit right in when I get there!” TRACY HERBERT, SINGER, WAIRARAPA 2015

Part of the 2016 Nelson Arts Festival.

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Destination Wakefield!

The Rover Car Club's Classic & Collectible Car day is all polished up at Higgins Heritage Park at Wakefield. Pigeon Valley Steam Museum will be on Steam with all museums open and traction engine and jigger rides. The historic Wakefield Bistro is open for brunch or more in its friendly family bar and restaurant while Carol's Emporium is chock full of a big range of secondhand goods. Willowbank Heritage Village has numerous wee buildings each displaying collections from our past and Villa Grove Estate has olive oil for sale - both are just 1.5km south. Armageddon Paintball is open for business - have some fun - and Wakefield Bike Hire can see you transported! Sample the finest baked goods from Bakery at Wakefield and enjoy a coffee too - make a day of it!

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Payne's Ford Planting Day - Conservation Week

DOC Takaka are holding a planting day at Payne's Ford for Conservation Week 2016.

The trees we planted last spring have been doing pretty well though there have been a few deaths.

We have about 500 trees this spring to fill the gaps.

So, if you are about in the Bay on the 4th September we will be very happy to see you out planting at Paynes.

We will start at 10am at the Paynes Ford car park (SH 60). Please bring your own spade if you have one, if not we will have a few spare. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Nelson Institute talk: Mat Tait presents 'The Heading Dog Who Split in Half'.

Mat Tait is a South Island based comics artist and writer. He gained a BFA in painting from Ilam School of Arts and then lived in America and Britain before returning to New Zealand and settling in Motueka, where he does freelance illustration and works on his art. His work has been published widely both locally and internationally, including in the comics anthologies Kramer’s Ergot (Avodah Books) and Comix2000 (L’Association). His first solo comic Love Stories won the 2010 New Zealand Comics Eric Award for Best Comic, while in 2013 the Goethe Institut published his adaptation of Richard Wagner’s opera 'The Flying Dutchman'. His work displays a longstanding interest in mythology and local history, and this book, which adapts New Zealand folklore into comic format, is a very natural progression of that interest.

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Motueka Library: Hell Reading Challenge 2016

Read, report and reward yourself with a free pizza!

Collect a pizza wheel from Richmond or Motueka Library, read 7 Tasman District Library books, report in 3 times to tell us about them and win yourself a free 333 kids Hell pizza.

Once you have received 7 clicks and our stamp you can visit Hell pizza and enjoy!

Limit of one check-in per day. For children years 1-8 (age 5-12). Conditions apply.

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Motueka Library: Hell Reading Challenge 2016 is on these dates:

  • 5th September 2016
  • 6th September 2016
  • 7th September 2016
  • 8th September 2016
  • 9th September 2016
  • 10th September 2016
  • 11th September 2016
  • 12th September 2016
  • 13th September 2016
  • 14th September 2016
  • 15th September 2016
  • 16th September 2016
  • 17th September 2016
  • 18th September 2016
  • 19th September 2016
  • 20th September 2016
  • 21st September 2016
  • 22nd September 2016
  • 23rd September 2016
  • 24th September 2016
  • 25th September 2016
  • 26th September 2016
  • 27th September 2016
  • 28th September 2016
  • 29th September 2016
  • 30th September 2016
  • 1st October 2016
  • 2nd October 2016
  • 3rd October 2016
  • 4th October 2016
  • 5th October 2016
  • 6th October 2016
  • 7th October 2016
  • 8th October 2016
  • 9th October 2016
  • 10th October 2016
  • 11th October 2016
  • 12th October 2016
  • 13th October 2016
  • 14th October 2016
Richmond Library: Hell Reading Challenge 2016

Read, report and reward yourself with a free pizza!

Collect a pizza wheel from Richmond or Motueka Library, read 7 Tasman District Library books, report in 3 times to tell us about them and win yourself a free 333 kids Hell pizza.

Once you have received 7 clicks and our stamp you can visit Hell pizza and enjoy!

Limit of one check-in per day. For children years 1-8 (age 5-12). Conditions apply.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Hell Reading Challenge 2016 is on these dates:

  • 5th September 2016
  • 6th September 2016
  • 7th September 2016
  • 8th September 2016
  • 9th September 2016
  • 10th September 2016
  • 11th September 2016
  • 12th September 2016
  • 13th September 2016
  • 14th September 2016
  • 15th September 2016
  • 16th September 2016
  • 17th September 2016
  • 18th September 2016
  • 19th September 2016
  • 20th September 2016
  • 21st September 2016
  • 22nd September 2016
  • 23rd September 2016
  • 24th September 2016
  • 25th September 2016
  • 26th September 2016
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Introduction to Python Coding for Adults - Adult Learners Week, 5-10 September

It's a Wonderful Digital World!

Nelson Public Libraries' Adult Learners Week provides an opportunity for you to explore the digital world and learn new skills, with a week of activities.

Introduction to Python coding introduces the basics of coding and requires no previous experience.
Coding isn't just for geeks! It is fun and rewarding for anyone living in a digital world.

Bookings essential at the Library, or email library@ncc.govt.nz or phone 035468100

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All Week at the Library:
• Recycle your mobile, camera or computer mouse for free – courtesy Nelson Environment Centre
• Digital displays, games and toys and information about digital learning at the Red Wall
• Engage with us on social media and be in to win a prize
• And our regular Device Advice sessions.

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Explore Pinterest - Adult Learners Week 2016

It's a Wonderful Digital World!

Nelson Public Libraries' Adult Learners Week provides an opportunity for you to explore the digital world and learn new skills, with a week of activities.

Explore Pinterest. Learn how to use this virtual inspiration board to create your own collection. A great tool for discovering images and craft ideas and storing them for future use - poster design, crafting objects and more.

Bookings essential at the Library, or email library@ncc.govt.nz or phone 035468100

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All Week at the Library:
• Recycle your mobile, camera or computer mouse for free – courtesy Nelson Environment Centre
• Digital displays, games and toys and information about digital learning at the Red Wall
• Engage with us on social media and be in to win a prize
• And our regular Device Advice sessions.

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Meet the Candidates

Meet the Nelson and Tasman Candidates

Nelson Branch of the National Council of Women invites you to meet the women standing for Nelson City and Tasman District Councils.

Wednesday 7 September
7 to 9pm
Constance Barnicoat Meeting Room, Richmond Library
Queen Street, Richmond

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Discover Health Online - Adult Learners Week 2016

It's a Wonderful Digital World!

Nelson Public Libraries' Adult Learners Week provides an opportunity for you to explore the digital world and learn new skills, with a week of activities.

Discover health resources online. There is a wealth of information about health and wellness on the web, but what can you trust? This session will show you how to \ find quality websites and authoritative information you can trust. Information about conditions, medicine and more - so that you can ask your health practitioner the right questions.

Bookings essential at the Library, or email library@ncc.govt.nz or phone 035468100

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All Week at the Library:
• Recycle your mobile, camera or computer mouse for free – courtesy Nelson Environment Centre
• Digital displays, games and toys and information about digital learning at the Red Wall
• Engage with us on social media and be in to win a prize
• And our regular Device Advice sessions.

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Discover Health Online - Adult Learners Week 2016 is on these dates:

  • 6th September 2016
  • 7th September 2016
Demystifying mobile plans - Adult Learners Week 2016

It's a Wonderful Digital World!

Nelson Public Libraries' Adult Learners Week provides an opportunity for you to explore the digital world and learn new skills, with a week of activities.

Are you confused by all the different options for paying for mobile phone use - plans, pay as you go, packages and bundles of text, voice and data use? Come to this session and learn how to unravel what is being offered and how to assess the best deal for you.

All welcome. No charge.

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All Week at the Library:
• Recycle your mobile, camera or computer mouse for free – courtesy Nelson Environment Centre
• Digital displays, games and toys and information about digital learning at the Red Wall
• Engage with us on social media and be in to win a prize
• And our regular Device Advice sessions.

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Windows 10 for beginners - Adult Learners Week 2016

It's a Wonderful Digital World!

Nelson Public Libraries' Adult Learners Week provides an opportunity for you to explore the digital world and learn new skills, with a week of activities.

New to Windows 10? Learn the basics of how to navigate this Microsoft operating system. The session is designed for beginners using a laptop or desktop - but tablet users are welcome.

No charge, but bookings required.

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All Week at the Library:
• Recycle your mobile, camera or computer mouse for free – courtesy Nelson Environment Centre
• Digital displays, games and toys and information about digital learning at the Red Wall
• Engage with us on social media and be in to win a prize
• And our regular Device Advice sessions.

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Richmond Library: Law For Lunch - Buying Online

What are your rights when you buy stuff online?

How do you go about dealing with damaged or faulty goods?

Find out about Consumer Law and buying goods online in this free session with Julia O'Connor from Nelson Bays Community Law.

Bring your lunch or grab a bite to eat from the Library Café.

Numbers are limited to 50.

No bookings required.

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Create presentations with Garage band and movie maker - Adult Learners Week 2016

It's a Wonderful Digital World!

Nelson Public Libraries' Adult Learners Week provides an opportunity for you to explore the digital world and learn new skills, with a week of activities.

Learn how to create presentations for your own special event, with photos, messages, video clips and music. We can show you how to download and use the software you need.

No charge, but bookings required.

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All Week at the Library:
• Recycle your mobile, camera or computer mouse for free – courtesy Nelson Environment Centre
• Digital displays, games and toys and information about digital learning at the Red Wall
• Engage with us on social media and be in to win a prize
• And our regular Device Advice sessions.

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Discover Book Link - Adult Learners Week 2016

It's a Wonderful Digital World!

Nelson Public Libraries' Adult Learners Week provides an opportunity for you to explore the digital world and learn new skills, with a week of activities.

Are you, or do you know someone, or has a visual impairment? We invite you to discover BookLink and thousands of e-audio books, magazines and newspapers. BookLink is a secure lending library app which is available to anyone who is blind, has low vision or who has a print disability.
The session will show you how to register with the Blind Foundation to access the app, and how to download and use it. It will also cover using voiceover tools on your device.
A session presented by the New Zealand Blind Foundation.

All welcome, no charge

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All Week at the Library:
• Recycle your mobile, camera or computer mouse for free – courtesy Nelson Environment Centre
• Digital displays, games and toys and information about digital learning at the Red Wall
• Engage with us on social media and be in to win a prize
• And our regular Device Advice sessions.

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Discover the power of Instagram - Adult Learners Week 2016

It's a Wonderful Digital World!

Nelson Public Libraries' Adult Learners Week provides an opportunity for you to explore the digital world and learn new skills, with a week of activities.

A beginners' introduction to why you should use Instagram, for business or pleasure.
Instagram is a hugely popular online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service that enables you to take pictures and videos, and share them. This session will get you started or sharpen the skills of existing users.

Presented by Ali Kimber of Hothouse.

All welcome, bookings required

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All Week at the Library:
• Recycle your mobile, camera or computer mouse for free – courtesy Nelson Environment Centre
• Digital displays, games and toys and information about digital learning at the Red Wall
• Engage with us on social media and be in to win a prize
• And our regular Device Advice sessions.

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Healthkids Preschool Spring Gala

Come on down and enjoy our annual gala. Lots of kids activities including Bouncy Castle and Make a pet rock.

Faerie Lou will be here 11am til 12.30pm

Plenty for adults too like our famous Coffee and cake stand or have a browse through the clothing and Trash n Treasure areas.

Something for everyone. On Rain or Shine

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Richmond Library: Have a Go at Cake Decorating

Learn how to decorate cakes with the Nelson Cake Decorators and Sugar Artists.

Find out all the tips and tricks for making your cakes look amazing.

Free. All welcome.

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The ARK mARKet

The ARK Youth Action Group is raising funds for an outdoor dog training shelter. Have a clean out and donate used clothing to a worthy cause. You can text the ARK on 021 084 5499 for pick up.

The ARK clothing sale will be held at the Richmond Town Hall. 10am - 3pm on Sat 10 September.

The ARK is a charity which works with troubled young people and previously unwanted/rescued dogs over the eight week course. Dog training teaches the value of patience, discipline and hard work. It also offers young people the opportunity to learn cooperative and considerate ways of dealing with problems which may arise during the training, which in turn provides alternative coping strategies in their own lives.

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Know your Camera - Adult Learners Week 2016

It's a Wonderful Digital World!

Nelson Public Libraries' Adult Learners Week provides an opportunity for you to explore the digital world and learn new skills, with a week of activities.

To take good photos with your digital camera, you need to know how to go beyond auto mode! This session will show you how to get out of automode and use other exposure settings. Bring your camera.

Presented by Ryu Takahashi of Dragon Phart Studio: http://dragon-phart.ryu.nz/

Bookings required. $10 charge.

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All Week at the Library:
• Recycle your mobile, camera or computer mouse for free – courtesy Nelson Environment Centre
• Digital displays, games and toys and information about digital learning at the Red Wall
• Engage with us on social media and be in to win a prize
• And our regular Device Advice sessions.

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Cyber Safety for adults - Adult Learners Week 2016

It's a Wonderful Digital World!

Nelson Public Libraries' Adult Learners Week provides an opportunity for you to explore the digital world and learn new skills, with a week of activities.

If you are using the internet, you need to know how to keep yourself safe. This session will cover:
• How to protect online identity
• Email scams and Cold calling
• Real-World Theft
• Social networks: how to communicate safely
• Online dating sites/Companion websites, how to protect yourself
• Risks that grandchildren/family face, and how to help them.

And more!

Presented by John Parsons, Internet Safety and Risk Assessment Consultant.

All welcome. No charge

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All Week at the Library:
• Recycle your mobile, camera or computer mouse for free – courtesy Nelson Environment Centre
• Digital displays, games and toys and information about digital learning at the Red Wall
• Engage with us on social media and be in to win a prize
• And our regular Device Advice sessions.

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Kizomba Dance Immersion Workshop

Salsa Buena is happy to announce that Wimmy and Bari from Danca – Kizomba Wellington will visit Nelson in September to teach a 3 hour foundation workshop. The focus will be on the fundamentals of Kizomba like leading and following, the art of connection and being one with your dance partner. You are able to learn in just one day what usually is taught in a whole term.

WHAT WILL I LEARN IN THIS WORKSHOP?
• Kizomba posture and frame
• Leading for men, following for ladies
• The art of connection
• The five basic steps of Kizomba
• Playing with your basics with music

WHO CAN ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP?
This intensive workshop is open for everyone, from beginners to dancers with some experience.

WHAT IS KIZOMBA?
Kizomba is a dance and music genre originally from Angola. The term "Kizomba" comes from the linguistic expression Kimbundo, which means "party". Kizomba as a dance was born on the 80's in Luanda (Angola), after major musical influences from Zouk (Antilles) and has its origin on Semba, a popular angolan music style.
Much of the beauty of Kizomba lies in the blissful connection experienced between two dancers – oftentimes referred to as an 'African Tango'

Salsa Buena party follows at 8pm that night !

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The Dun Run

25km Trailrun . . . rugged but runnable.

From the Maitai Dam, the route ascends towards the Dun Mountain Saddle (875m) following the south branch of the Maitai River. Taking the Coppermine Saddle track and down-hill along New Zealand’s first railway line, finishing Brook St, Nelson.

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Forest & Bird celebrating Conservation Week and the Great Kereru Count - Planting at Pearl Creek

To celebrate Conservation Week 10 -18 September and also to take part in the Great Kereru Count 16 - 25 September we shall be planting kowhai and other food trees to attract Kereru at Pearl Creek.

Wear good footwear and bring your favourite spade if you have one, though spades are provided.

Pearl Creek is at the end of Cotterell Rd, off Appleby Highway

Contact Jo 544 9666, 0211169877, robjokay@xtra.co.nz for further info

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Motueka Rudolf Steiner School Spring Fair

Wander through Fairy Land and conquer the Medieval Challenge. Enjoy live performances, savour delicious foods and create beautiful handcrafts. Win fantastic local goods at the Silent Auction. Shop for books, clothing, plants, homemade produce, unique hand-crafted dolls and toys.

A wonderful day out to be enjoyed and remembered by the whole family.

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Second Hand Sunday

Second Hand Sunday is for householders with items that are no longer being used and could happily be given away.

People taking part in Second Hand Sunday simply leave unwanted items on their driveway for others to take away for free. Just no food, faulty electrical goods, chemicals or firearms.

Register online at nelson.govt.nz or tasman.govt.nz using search phrase: second hand sunday before 9am Thursday 8 September. You will be able to download and print a letterbox poster from the website or pick up a poster from Council Customer Service Centres to put on your letterbox so everyone knows you are taking part in Second Hand Sunday.

The list of households taking part will be available on the Council websites from midday Friday 9th for those who wish to take away items.
Second Hand Sunday will take place come rain or shine!
For more detailed information, visit nelson.govt.nz or tasman.govt.nz

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Meet the Council Candidates, Tahunanui

Organised by the Tahunanui Community Centre with the Tahunanui Business Association, the 2016 Meet the Candidates public meeting is to get to know more about those standing for the Nelson City Council.
Find out more about their knowledge of Tahunanui, and how they plan to support this area to thrive.
The candidates will address the meeting, followed by questions and answers.

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Hinepau - Capital E National Theatre for Children

Hinepau is different from other members of the hapū. She looks different, weaves back to front and inside out, and just doesn’t seem to fit in. Hinepau’s attempts to hide her uniqueness fail and, through fear and prejudice, she is cast out.
As time moves on, the influence of the tētē ara (upcoming chief) grows, along with his arrogance. His actions lead to a violent volcanic eruption, destroying the village. With their land desolate, there is little chance of survival. Hinepau respects the mauri; life force. The power of her respect offers the opportunity to save the village, but only through an ultimate gift of aroha can she save the very people who rejected her.
Based on the book of the same name by Gavin Bishop, published by Scholastic New Zealand
Directed by Jamie McCaskill
Devised by Rachel House, Jamie McCaskill, Erina Daniels, Stephen Tamarapa and Maria Walker
Show time 11am. (Followed by 30min post-show engagement activity with the cast). Total duration 1hr 30mins.
For school bookings or public enquires contact margaret.cranney@wmt.org.nz or phone 04 913 3742.
Cost – $9 per person. One adult free with every 10 children paying.

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Forest & Bird evening talk: Marine Protected Areas

Peter Lawless will give a talk about the marine protected area situation in Australia, Canada and the USA and compare that with NZ and where we are going with the MPA law reform.

Peter is a Nelsonian who was awarded, in 2015, a Winston Churchill fellowship to study coastal management.

He is the independent facilitator for the ongoing processes of the Nelson Biodiversity Strategy, the Kaikoura Coastal Guardians, and the Marlborough Marine Futures. He also led the Pest Management National Plan of Action, and formation of the Deed for Government Industry Agreements for Biosecurity Readiness and Response for the Ministry for Primary Industries

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Remember

REMEMBER-the people, the place, the time. September 1916 saw huge loss of life when New Zealand entered the Battle of the Somme at Longueval, during World War 1.

Join us at this free event at Founders Heritage Park. See the Wall of Honour that lists those from the Nelson Province who were prepared to sacrifice their lives for their country if need be. Some returned, some did not.

Hear stories of those who served and the dilemmas that faced those at home with the introduction of conscription. Share a cuppa and remember how this war changed the lives of New Zealanders for ever.

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Richmond Library: Law For Lunch - Setting up Family Trusts

How do you go about setting up a family trust?

What legal requirements must you meet?

Peter Riley from Nelson Bays Community Law will cover some of the basics of setting up family trusts in this free Law for Lunch session.

Bring your lunch or grab a bite to eat from the Library Café.

Numbers are limited to 50.

No bookings required.

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Nelson Historical Society James Jenkins Lecture

Dilys Johns, a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Auckland, delivers the Nelson Historical Society’s James Jenkins Lecture in association with Nelson Provincial Museum.

She directs a nationally unique, conservation laboratory, together with six satellite facilities, specialising in the conservation of wetland archaeological sites and wet organic archaeological materials.

Dilys will discuss the recovery and ongoing conservation of two 14th c.-15th c. waterlogged canoes in estuarine environments, one in Northwest Nelson, the other near Dunedin.

The two discoveries have provided a unique opportunity to study previously unknown early Maori canoe manufacture techniques in use towards the beginning of New Zealand’s human occupation.

Dilys will briefly describe the canoes, discuss construction materials, radiocarbon dates, future dating options and where the canoes may fit into Aotearoa’s past. She will then focus on the importance of iwi involvement, treatment options and challenges encountered during large wet organic conservation projects operating on small budgets in remote New Zealand localities.

Light refreshments will be provided following the lecture.

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Nayland College Jubilee Gala Concert

The very best of Nayland College Performing Arts will be on stage at the Theatre Royal in celebration of the school’s 50th Jubilee year. The evening will feature performances from Dance Company, Concert Band, Girls Choir – Sotto Voce. Boys Choir – AugMENted, Songs from the 2016 School Production ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ and Jazz Band.

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Diana Whittaker Clairvoyant Evening

Diana is an exceptionally gifted and talented clairvoyant medium. With over 25 years experience, her ability to connect with spirit is astounding. Her natural ability can heal, console, comfort and offer closure to those who’s loved ones have passed over. Come along and join us for an incredible evening with Diana and help raise funds for Life Education Trust and Harold at the same time.

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Kim Bonnington & The Hardcore Troubadours

Kim Bonnington and
The Hardcore Troubadours.

Kim has been on the stage since she was four years old. Her father remains her strongest influence, introducing her to the music that would ultimately be the benchmark for the music she now creates. Raised on a solid diet of Merle Haggard, Marty Robbins, Emmylou Harris and Ricky Skaggs, Kim made a name for herself in New Zealand country music circles as a solo artist, performing as a duo with father, Peter. Kim has spent the last couple of years performing as one half of the popular Americana duo, Kim and Dusty. Touring from Whangarei to Bluff she has developed a reputation for harmonies that can silence a room. The duo performed at the Frank Burkitt concert at Fairfield last December to an enthusiastic foot stomping reception

After also spending a year as part of Rob Joass' Last Waltz project, "The Hardcore Troubadours", Kim is now embarking on a solo project and has recorded her first solo EP at the end of April. Featuring a mix of originals and songs written by the troubadours' own Joass and Wayne Mason, she is making the transition back to the bigger, country rock sound that her voice was born for.

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Dorothys Distorted Dream

A show unlike anything you have seen in Nelson.
Follow the yellow brick road to the array of glittering performers from all over Nz as they contort, pole, hip hop, shimmy, shake, twirl, hula, sing, story tell, and scare you to give you something atmospherically Spectaculaire!

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Youth Gridiron Try-Outs

The try-outs are being held for boys & girls who are not already in a sport or giving sport a miss in term 4.

WHY: Try-out for one of the youth gridiron teams for the Oct-Dec tournament
WHO: All boys & girls 12-17 yts, not already in a sport term 4
WHEN: Friday, 16 September 4pm
WHERE: At Saxton Fields, across from Hockey gates

The youth gridiron allows boys & girls to play the game just like the Pros, using helmet and pads. However, by also using rippa flags to mark a player down, it is one of the safest forms of gridiron in the world.

Nelson City Council will provide an officially marked gridiron field for the tournament. Positions are limited so it is best to be at the try-outs early. Bring sports clothes, drink bottle.

** RAIN DATE IS FRIDAY 23 SEPT 4pm at Saxton Fields

For more details refer to:
www.nzgridiron.org

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Wellington Youth Choir on Tour

The Wellington Youth Choir is touring to Nelson! Under the direction of Nelson-born Hazel Fenemor they present an eclectic programme of contemporary, classical, folk and popular repertoire on their tour. From jazz to waiata and Mendelssohn to Manhattan Transfer, there is something for everyone in this performance! Come along and enjoy an evening of youthful energy and high-quality singing.

Tickets available at the door (cash only) or from http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/wellington-youth-choir-on-tour/nelson

The choir is also offering a workshop for any interested local singers, at 10am on Saturday 17th September, at Nelson Baptist Church Hall, Bridge St. Come along to sing with us, learn more about the voice, and learn a song together.

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The Immigrants

Country rock from local band The Immigrants. Nuggets of golden sound to get you on the dance floor.

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HopeWalk Nelson

HOPEWALK is a walk of unity to raise awareness around suicide and to bring people together who have been affected by suicide. As people walk together they realise the person beside, behind and in front of them is just like them, and that’s where the ‘wonder’ begins. People speak openly with others as they walk and realise that they are not alone, even those who have struggled realise that it is okay to talk about suicide and mental illness because there is no silence, no shame, no stigma.
Our hope is to remind those who feel like they are by themselves – you are never alone. Together we are stronger!

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Tinline Trail - Conservation Week

Take the family on a walk of discovery along the Abel Tasman Coast Track from Marahau to Tinline campsite, and take part in interesting activities along the way.

Unpack your picnic at Tinline campsite where the kids can enjoy fun activities. Learn about nature, and find out where you can take the family for easy adventures.

An adult would walk the distance in 30 minutes, but with young children it would take more like 45-50 minutes. The track is suitable for buggies, but bikes are not permitted.

Children aged 6-10 years can earn a Toyota Kiwi Guardians Medal by taking part in the activities.

Postponement date: Sunday 25 September 2016

A Conservation Week event bought to you by DOC, Project Janszoon and Abel Tasman Bird Song Trust.

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Chamber Music New Zealand presents QUINTESSENCE

The Mozart and Brahms Quintet Experience with Grammy-nominated American violist James Dunham on a special tour highlighting masterpieces from Brahms and Mozart.

When Mozart wrote his first double-viola quintet, he created a new sound world that he continued to explore for the rest of his life. His later quintets are at the pinnacle of the chamber music repertoire. A century later, Brahms was inspired to write two of his most eloquent chamber works for the same combination. And this year, young NZ composer Salina Fisher has been commissioned to write a work to accompany these works by Mozart and Brahms.

Programme:
Mozart: String Quintet No. 5 in D K593
Salina Fisher: New work (CMNZ commission)
Brahms: String Quintet No. 1 in F ‘Spring’ Op. 88

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Cherry Blossom Festival 2016

Come and enjoy a programme of music, food & entertainment under the cherry blossom trees celebrating the Japanese culture and the 40-year anniversary of the Sister City connection between Nelson & Miyazu.

The event programme will be confirmed here in due course & include: taiko drumming, Japanese puppeteer Akiko Miyamoto, calligraphy by a Grand Master & traditional martial arts

This community event is supported by Nelson City Council & Nelmac

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Wine Nelson New Release Tasting 2016

A fantastic two hours, tasting some of the finest wine produced in one of New Zealand's most brilliant wine regions, our own.

Make the most of this opportunity to meet our local, award-winning winemakers and taste the excellent wines from across the Nelson region.

Tuesday 20 September, 5pm - 7pm at The Boathouse, 326 Wakefield Quay. Tickets $40.

All wine tastings, canapes and entertainment is included in the ticket price. Be quick to make sure you don't miss out on this annual event.

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Matt Harris/Acoustic Blues

Matt Harris/Acoustic Blues playing at the New Release Wine Tasting 2016 at The Boathouse.

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Apirana Taylor - Live Poets Society

The Live Poets evening kicks off with local musician Patrick Riddett and an open mic session follows. Our guest poet Apirana Taylor takes the stage around 8 pm. After a break, the second open mic session will roll from 9 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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Book Launch

BMS Books Ltd of Rotorua warmly invites you to the launch and book signing of the new novel, The Direction of Our Fear, by Ruby Bay author David Briggs.

Set on the Kapiti Coast, the story follows the fortunes of three people who unknowingly live in the shadow of an impending catastrophe, as they travel together on the morning commuter train to Wellington. Sally is a 17-year-old schoolgirl, stepping tentatively into womanhood. Brendan is middle-aged, Irish, a widower, trying to move on from the death of his wife some years before. Tamás is a Hungarian immigrant, struggling to lay the foundations of a new life in New Zealand for his wife and son.

Meanwhile in Dunedin, Farida, a young Muslim woman working as a translator the the security forces, catches ambiguous glimpses of the terrorist plot that threatens to engulf them all.

Come along and meet the author and publisher, hear readings from the book, and have a chance to buy a personally signed copy.

Refreshments are provided and all are welcome.

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Family Fireworks

Fantastic firewroks set to heart-pounding music. Not to be missed.

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Spring Explorer

Explore Nelson & Tasman's walkway's and reserves for FREE! Family friendly, find clues & win prizes 23rd September - 30th November.

Get active this Spring with the Sport Tasman Spring Explorer. Explore Nelson & Tasman's walkway's and reserves for FREE! Family friendly, find clues and win prizes. 23rd September- 30th November 2016. Register online to receive all information and quiz sheet's. Contact Wendy at Sport Tasman 03 546 3309 or admin@sporttasman.org.nz.

Thank you to our sponsors:
ASB, O2BHealthy, Lone Star, State Cinemas, Raeward Fresh, Sport Tasman & Richmond Aquatic Centre.

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Spring Explorer is on these dates:

  • 23rd September 2016
  • 24th September 2016
  • 25th September 2016
  • 26th September 2016
  • 27th September 2016
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  • 30th September 2016
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Ceroc Sping Fling 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.

Celebrate the start of Spring with a tea dance - join us for a Spring Fling.

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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Community Recreation Expo

Displays, stalls and promotional tables throughout the day.

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Richmond Library: Gory SFX

Learn how to model and make your own gory scars and facial special effects with a teen special effects artist.

Totally gory and strictly R13!

Register and pay early to avoid disappointment as there are limited spaces.

For ages 13+.

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Smashing Roller Derby

This will be a hard-hitting game between Nelson Tasman's Sirens of Smash and the Hawke's Bay team, the Bay City Rollers.
Come along for a fun game to watch, with food and R18 bar.
Tickets at the door.

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Spring Fest

Tahunanui Community Centre, Burrell Park Community Gardens, Neighbourhood Support and Neighbours Day Aotearoa are getting together to celebrate Nelson as City of the Year. We had the most attendees per capita for Neighbours Day Aotearoa March 2016. Join us for a delicious free lunch, seed planting, garden crafts, mini workshops, quiz and prizes. Check out the Tahunanui Community Centre Facebook page for more event details.

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Mapua Makers Market

The Mapua Makers Market 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. At this September market we will have an amazing variety of craft stalls as well as an Epicurean Artisan Corner featuring handmade food products. There really is something for everyone at this unique market.

Come along and check out the amazing products. There will be tables outside so bring a picnic or buy some delicious coffee and slice at The Java Hut and relax after a great shopping experience.

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