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Nelson Farmers Market

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

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Nelson Farmers Market is on these dates:

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

Nelson Host Lions Club invites you to enjoy a presentation by Barry Maister ONZM.

Barry is a personable and passionate speaker, and enjoys involvement in many community organizations. He is a current member of the International Olympic Committee, and was deeply involved in the Rio Olympics. From 2001-2011 he held the position of Secretary General for the New Zealand Olympic Committee. Barry’s involvement with the Olympic Games goes back the days when he was a member the gold winning New Zealand hockey team at the Montreal Olympics.

All proceeds of the fundraiser will be donated to the Special Olympics (Nelson)

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Richmond Library: Free Hearing Service

Missing things in conversations? Do you feel like people are always mumbling? Are you often asking people to repeat what they’ve said?

Come and see a qualified hearing therapist from Life Unlimited at Richmond Library to discuss a free hearing assessment and advice on how to live well with hearing loss.

You can receive help with effective hearing solutions, including communication strategies, assistive technology and information on hearing aid funding.

Free. No bookings required.

For more information visit:
www.lifeunlimited.net.nz

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Shrove Tuesday

Do you have a connection with the Nelson Cathedral? Ever visited and been impressed by the scale and history of the building. What would inspire someone to build such a place.
The cathedral is an integral part of our community of Nelson and if you have had a connection to it in someway then you are cordially and warmly welcomed to come along for a pancake and pizza evening on Tuesday the 28th of February at the Deanery (across the road on the corner from the entrance to the Cathedral) as we celebrate one of the festival feasts mentioned in the old testament. Shrove Wednesday is a feast where we remember Israel being told that they were to get ready to be set free from Slavery in Egypt.
Pizza and pancakes on us so see you there on Tuesday 28th of February at 5.30
Phone the office for further details 548 1008

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Mundy and ALDOC

Irish Folk

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Richmond Library: Sustainability Workshop – Making Household Cleaners

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

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

Come along to this free sustainability workshop at Richmond Library featuring an introduction to sustainability, ideas for the best use of resources, and a practical workshop on the making and using of household cleaners.

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

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

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

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Jake Bailey Fundraising Event

Jake shares his experience, his courage and things he has learnt. It is heart warming, uplifting and will leave a lasting impression.

Tickets can be purchased from the Cancer Society, 102 Hardy St. or Nelson Boys College Office, 67 Waimea Road

For enquiries Ph 539 1137 or email info@cancernelson.org.nz

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Chamber Luncheon with Reserve Bank of New Zealand Assistant Governor Dr John McDermott

How is our economy tracking?
Come along to hear NZ Reserve Bank Assistant Governor and Head of Economics, Dr John McDermott, provide a national and regional economic update. A question and answer session will take place at the end of his talk.
This is also a great chance to network with other business professionals over lunch.

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Jon Sanders & Guests

A man of landscape and soundscape, Jon Sanders has developed a unique world music sound and style that evokes diverse cultures in a "quantum leaping" way, so says the Irish Times.

Playing the 8 stringed, guitar-bodied bouzouki - known as the guizouki- and adding a 2nd pickup to add bass lines creates a depth and colour to his compositions , drawing on Celtic, Arabic, African and contemporary styles. Add a percussive stomp and emotive vocals and the sounds soar into a new dimension!
In contrast, he finger-picks upside-down, variously-tuned uke, giving Mali-inspired rhythms and melodies alongside bluegrass stomp and Celtic/Mexican hybrids. Called the ngoni-uke, the wee instrument sounds harp-like, funky as and a wee bit cheeky. That's why the Irish Times arts section, The Ticket, called his latest album- Zoukelele - " a deeply meditative, impishly playful, jazz tinged collection".
Jon is joined by accomplished violinist Krissy Jackson from New Plymouth. Krissy plays an eclectic range of styles and is currently a member of several leading NZ bands including the Frank Burkett Band & WaiTai. Also Nelson's own Nathan Torvik & Siobhan Sweeney will open the nights entertainment with their fine music.

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Kniki And Mike Beale

Their stage presence has an instantly identifiable and energetic delivery.
Renowned Australia wide for not just the stellar musical performances
and their captivating stage presence, but also for their ability to deliver a
genuinely good time.

Mike’s vocals and guitar playing take you on a journey of his influences
from Led Zeppelin to Robben Ford and Eric Clapton managing to wring
out more emotion and range than you may have ever thought possible
on an acoustic guitar....and when he picks up the electric guitar hold
onto your glasses as he will shake them clear loose off the table.

KNiKi delivers powerhouse vocals, ranging from soft sweets colours to
tearing the house down. Her major influences range from the quiet
beauty of Norah Jones to the raucous delivery of Janis Joplin and Etta
James. She is different, mesmerising, captivating and entertaining.

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KNiKi + Mike Beale Project

Their stage presence has an instantly identifiable and energetic delivery.
Renowned Australia wide for not just the stellar musical performances
and their captivating stage presence, but also for their ability to deliver a
genuinely good time.

Mike’s vocals and guitar playing take you on a journey of his influences
from Led Zeppelin to Robben Ford and Eric Clapton managing to wring
out more emotion and range than you may have ever thought possible
on an acoustic guitar....and when he picks up the electric guitar hold
onto your glasses as he will shake them clear loose off the table.

KNiKi delivers powerhouse vocals, ranging from soft sweets colours to
tearing the house down. Her major influences range from the quiet
beauty of Norah Jones to the raucous delivery of Janis Joplin and Etta
James. She is different, mesmerising, captivating and entertaining.

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Roller Disco

Get your glitter on, grab your skates and come and disco! Help the Sirens of Smash fundraise for this years travel season.
RAD games, Banging music, and Cool as Refreshments

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Tea By The Sea

A ZERO WASTE EVENT
Please bring your own plate, cutlery & cup (no glass)
If driving, please consider our neighbours when parking

This event is a fundraiser for Clifton Terrace School run by the Home & School Committee and a team of volunteers, including parents and teachers.

DELICIOUS FOOD & DRINKS

GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS

MUSIC

AUCTIONS
OBSTACLE COURSE
BOUNCY CASTLE
GIANT WATER SLIDE
FACE PAINTING
TATTOOS
& MORE

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Mahana School Twilight Food & Music Fiesta

A wonderful way to spend a late summer afternoon is to come and visit beautiful sunny Mahana, in the Moutere Hills. Sit back and relax on the hay bales and enjoy fresh and tasty home made fare with a drink, while you listen to live music in an idyllic country setting. Gold coin entry.

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Big Beach Clean Nelson Tasman

Get a group together and join in the Big Beach Clean.

This is a community clean-up of Tasman Bay beaches and other coastal areas between Tonga Island and Cable Bay (approximately 50 beaches) during Seaweek 2017.

It will be held on Saturday 4 March 2017, with a wet weather back-up of the following day, Sunday 5 March.

You can start as early as you like but note that rubbish collection points are only open between 9:00 am and 1.30 pm.

You're invited to join as an individual, or encourage your business, sports or community group to get involved. It's the biggest community conservation project in the region.

It will be run by DOC, in partnership with Nelson City Council, Tasman District Council and Nelmac.

Registration for groups open 7 December to 21 December 2016.
Register now at: www.doc.govt.nz/big-beach/

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Rai Valley A & P Show

The 83rd Rai Valley A & P Show will take place on Saturday, March 4 th 2017, at the Carluke Domain in Rai Valley.

Livestock classes begin at 8:00am with the Equestrian events, cattle and sheep sections to follow. The Dog Section judging begins at 1pm, while our Bush Craft event, Wood Chopping commences at 12noon.

Gates open at 6:30am for a great family day out!

For schedules/ trade forms and more information www.raivalleyshow.co.nz.

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Forest & Bird - Big Beach Cleanup at Best Island

Take part in the Big Beach Cleanup day at Best Island

As part of Seaweek Big Beach Clean up, Forest and Bird will be clearing rubbish off the beach at Best Island.

Meet at 9 am at the end of causeway by entrance to island, near golf club entrance.

Please contact Gillian Pollock if you wish to attend and for further information.

Email: g.pollock@scorch.co.nz or phone 021380310

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Rai Valley A & P Show

There is always a good mix of animals, amusements, exhibits, vintage, food and craft stalls.
The Rai Challenge for the children, carry a possum or small pig thru a challenging course! Entries to the Show Office on the day.
Livestock classes begin at 8:00am with the Equestrian events, cattle and sheep sections to follow. The Dog Section judging begins at 1pm, while our Bush Craft event, Wood Chopping commences at 12noon.

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Jeremy Scott - author talk

Nelson Public Libraries bring you author Jeremy Scott.

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

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

Come to Elma Turner Library to hear about his adventures first hand. Bookings advised - library@ncc.govt.nz

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

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Niko Ne Zna

New Zealand's Balkan Brass Extravaganza!!

For more details please see website.

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Swamp Thing

Longtime John Butler Trio drummer (2003-2009) Michael Barker in 2010 formed two man Blues/Roots juggernaut Swamp Thing, recording two albums ‘ Balladeer ‘ and ‘ Primordium ‘ (with their third for release in 2017) with fellow Kiwi Grant Haua.

Swamp Thing’s energetic live performances are re-known for inspiring concert goers to dance and have fun while showcasing a wealth of musical experience and engaging their audience at all times.

Swamp Thing play every show like it is their last, making a sound that reaches far back into the musical DNA of roots music.

The ability of these two men to entertain and captivate an audience is testament to the dedication and passion Barker and Haua have for their music.

Haua's unique vocal sound is deep and gravelly in timbre and has earned high praise from his contemporaries, his guitar style on both electric and acoustic exudes passion for the blues.

Barker's multi tasking instrumental skills lay a solid foundation and full sound that drives Swamp Thing through soundscapes from brooding tension to high energy dance inspiring grooves. Augmenting standard band gear with a Manza (balafon) hand drums, timpani, vibraphone and KeeBass.

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Laugh Nelson

Nelson’s favourite funny man Guy Williams returns home to his roots for an evening of homegrown local comedy.

Comedian and television personality Guy Williams headlines ‘Laugh Nelson - Youth Comedy Show’, from 5 - 7.30pm on Saturday 4 March, in the Johnny Cash Room, G Block, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT).

In support, the next wave in up and coming comedians with Nelson Boys College, Garin College, Waimea College and Motueka High School Theatre Sports students showing their stage talent with quirky improv comedy sketches.

Laugh Nelson is made possible thanks to support from Nelson City Council and NMIT.

The event is strictly alcohol and other drug free, and suitable for 15-18 year olds. Security and Health and Safety Event Workers will be on hand to ensure a happy and healthy event for all.

Tickets are just $10 + booking fee and are available from Ticket Direct online, or at the Theatre Royal Box Office.

Door sales may be available on the night, but with a lineup this epic, highly unlikely, so get in early to avoid the disappointment of missing out.

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Choice Children's Day

Richmond Aquatics Centre is hosting an afternoon of interactive games and activities as part of national Children’s Day.

Enjoy the fun filled pools for a gold coin or participate in the outdoor activities the whole family can take part in, including tours on the double decker bus, bouncy castles, balloon twisting, live music with Kath Bee, hip hop class, obstacle courses and more.

Bring your bike so you can test your bike riding skills by taking part in the biking challenges.

Bring a picnic and enjoy some quality time with your children, showing them they are special, and making new memories with them

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Duo Jackson as part of the Live Music series - Nelson Public Library

Duo Jackson perform a diverse range of styles from flamenco, jazz, Latin, World and more performing on guitar and violin

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Park Fun Day

Games, challenges, more games and don’t forget the bouncy castles! Fun for the entire family! Join us in the ultimate family day in the beautiful Victory Square. Everyone is welcome!

Meet by the playground in Victory Square

Event cancellations will be listed on https://www.facebook.com/NelsonParksProgramme

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The Wagga City Rugby Male Choir

The Wagga City Rugby Male Choir are on tour of New Zealand & holding a concert in Nelson with the Nelson Male Voice Choir as hosts.
The Wagga City Rugby Male Choir was initially formed in 2000.
Apart from local performances others of note include the choir’s involvement in the Maestro and the Men Concert conducted by Alwyn Humphreys and held in the Llewellyn Hall, Canberra in 2008, being part of a three hundred voice choir at the Sydney Town Hall and the choir’s tour of Germany, England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland in 2010. On that tour, the WCRMC was privileged to sing in Nordlingen, Germany and then in Britain with the Budleigh Salterton MVC, Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir, Aber Valley MVC, Linlithgow RFCMVC and Barrow MVC.
Other highlights include performances with Eric Bogle and the Spooky Men’s Chorale.
In 2013, the WCRMC toured Tonga and New Zealand where they sang with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra and in 2014, took part in the fourth MCAA concert held once again in Canberra.
The concert programme today will include many favourite male voice choir songs such as Gwahoddiad, Tell my father and a few Australian favourites I'm an Australian and Shelter

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Victorian Cafe at Willow Bank

Willow Bank Heritage Village in Wakefield is part of Destination Wakefield. Every first Sunday in the month (September - May) is the day to visit Wakefield. There are 11 different destinations to visit. The Steam Museum will be on Steam. It is a day to bring your family to Wakefield.
The Victorian Cafe is a fundraiser for the Willow Bank Heritage Village project. We are serving food from Victorian and Edwardian times and we are dressing up accordingly. We encourage people to come dressed-up and have fun.

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Children's Festival

Enjoy a fun day full of activities for the whole family. Games, bouncy castles, horse'n'cart rides, food, music by Levity Beet and Stella Molloy, clowns, face painting, jugglers and more.
Levity Beet appears on stage at 11.30am..
A gold coin entry and all activities are either free or REALLY, REALLY cheap. An affordable family outing.

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International Women's Day Dinner

8th March is International Women's Day and once again the Mapua & Districts Business Association (MDBA) will host a dinner on this date to celebrate Women in the Changing World of Work - this year's international theme.
Guest speakers are Artist Anne Rush and Tasman Bay Food Group CEO, Marina Hirst Tristam. Past MDBA Chair and business women Paula Short will be the MC for the evening. We are very grateful to once again have NBS on board as sponsors along with new sponsor Forsyth Barr. The Nelson Angel Women’s Loan Fund Trust will be the featured charity for the evening and will give a short presentation on their valuable work in our region.
This is a great chance to network, hear guest speakers and be inspired while enjoying a fantastic meal and night out to celebrate.
This event is for the men as well!

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Forest & Bird evening talk by Kevin Hague on Conservation and Politics

Kevin Hague, the Chief Executive of F&B will talk about conservation and politics.

New Zealanders love nature, and want to see it protected. So how come political parties mostly ignore conservation when it comes to General Elections?

In this talk Kevin will dispel some myths, lay out Forest & Bird’s election year priorities and ask the public to help make conservation something politicians can no longer afford to ignore.

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Check Out the Fence

Are you interested in helping with the Brook Sanctuary behind the scenes?

“Check out the Fence!” Walk and Volunteer with us…

Nelson Locals are invited to come and see the Brook Sanctuary from a different angle. This will be a fantastic way to see bits of the Brook Sanctuary, which are off limits to the public, and get involved! You will get to meet staff and volunteers and learn how the fence works and experience the amazing terrain and bush.

After a guided walk along a section of our brand-new pest proof fence we will gather for a cup of tea in the bush and learn about the vital work our volunteers carry out to maintain and check our fence.

You will need to have a good level of fitness and be up for a gentle walk on some of our tricky terrain. Wear sturdy boots or shoes and bring some water and a rain coat (just in case).

Our volunteer fence checkers normally walk on a Tuesday and over the weekend, with flexible times and start points.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, or even if you just want to see what is going on up at the Brook, Come Along!

To join the event or for more information; contact Kat kat@brooksanctuary.org or call 035462422

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Richmond Library: Sustainability Workshop – Loving Food

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

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

Come along to this free sustainability workshop at Richmond Library featuring ideas for effective shopping, storing and preserving foods, and making the most of wild foods.

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

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

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

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Richmond Library: Women of Early Nelson – Part 2

Join us at Richmond Library for a fascinating talk about Nelson’s early women with Nelson Provincial Museum’s Jessie Bray Sharpin.

Jessie is a compelling speaker who will guide you through the stories of some of Nelson’s most extraordinary pioneering women.

Women of Early Nelson: Part Two is a follow up to a previous talk by Jessue, featuring another range of inspiring women from Nelson Tasman’s early history.

Some of the women who will be discussed in the talk include Mary Ann Muller, New Zealand’s Pioneer suffragist; Anna Heine, part of the German settler community; and Mary Ann Wallis, who set up an orphanage with her second husband after becoming a wife, mother and widow in the space of a year.

The talk is free, bookings are not required, and it is not necessary to have attended the first talk in the series in order to appreciate the second.

Seating is limited to 50 people, so ensure you arrive on time in order to ensure a seat.

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The Big Band at The Boathouse

Doors open from 5pm with live music from 8pm. Door sales $10. Be prepared to dance!

Joined by vocalist Dan Moon, The Big Band at The Boathouse is a night of entertainment not to be missed!

The Nelson Jazz Club Big Band – styled after the great bands of the Forties and Fifties – is a traditional stage band that plays syncopated written arrangements with improvised interludes. Most people will be familiar with Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Duke Ellington, but Big Bands have been popular since the dawn of jazz and show no sign of losing their appeal, with new arrangements of contemporary music appearing all the time.

The Nelson Jazz Club Big Band has been in existence for more than twenty years, and has played at every Nelson Jazz Festival since its inception as well as playing regular gigs in the region.

The band’s Musical Director is Simon Williams and includes some of the best Jazz players and vocalists currently in Nelson. The combination of talent with many years of musical experience creates a great sound that brings the dance floor alive.

http://www.nelsonjazzclub.co.nz/nelson-jazz-club-big-band/

Cover image kindly provided by Ishna Jacobs
http://www.ishnajacobs.com/

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The Nukes

The Nukes from West Auckland are far more than a ukulele band.

Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash, this talented trio deliver an engaging mix of humour and originality that audiences of all ages will love.

The innocent little uke is the instrument of choice and folk will be staggered by what they are able achieve with it. Great song writing, musicianship and 3-part harmony combine to create a truly memorable entertaining experience.

Artistic Director WOMAD / Taranaki Arts Festival

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Crafters Destash Market - Top of the South

Calling all Crafters/hobbiests – Paper crafters, Quilters, Knitters, weavers, artists, potters, jewellery makers, scrapbookers, cardmakers etc
Come along and find items for your crafting supplies…fabrics, ribbons, beads, scrapbooking papers, stamps, wool, quilting, knitting, ceramics, pottery, other crafting supplies at great bargains or find items no longer for sale in the shops.
or if you would like a stall it is $10

Location: Stoke Scout Hall, Songer Street.
Date: Saturday 11th March 9am-12noon
Contact: Marloes Aynsley 0278224941 or aynsleyfamily@clear.net.nz
www.facebook.com/papercraftswithmarloes

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Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon & 10km 2017

Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon: Starting on the renowned Kaiteriteri beachfront follow the undulating and picturesque coastline before climbing the Sandy Bay Hill. Following the steady descent to Sandy Bay there's more undulating coastline as you make your way back to finish on the golden sands of Kaiteriteri.

You will follow Kaiteriteri Rd through to Riwaka turnoff. Continue straight (towards Takaka) and turn right onto Sandy Bay/Marahau Rd (the start of the infamous hill!) and then a 'dogleg' towards Marahau after which it's a left turn toward Kaiteriteri, around the bays to finish at the beach.

Kaiteriteri Gold 10km: The 10km is an out and back course from Kaiteriteri Beach towards Marahau and return.

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Second-Hand Sunday

Second-Hand Sunday is a way to re-home household goods - anything from chairs, books, clothing or left over-bits and pieces from building projects. Please don't put out food, dangerous goods like faulty electrical equipment, or chemicals.

To offer items, simply complete an on-line registration form. Just before the day, the addresses are made available online for treasure hunters.

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The Nukes - Arts on Tour NZ

New Zealand ukulele trio

For more details please see website.

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Motueka Library: Workshop - Making Green Smoothies

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

Enjoy a smoothie demonstration and receive a recipe from Shirl of Green World Health and Lifestyle Motueka.

Discover the benefits of digestion detox and how to nourish your body.

Learn about energising green smoothies, the ingredients and how to make a great one for your health.

Explore the Motueka Library's collection of books and magazines on health and wellbeing while you're there.

Free. No bookings required.

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Baby Sleep Consultant Q & A

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

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Iron Mammoth

Manic rock n roll tunes

For more details please see website.

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Sturrock & Ward Trio

STURROCK and WARD are a dynamic award winning music trio with 3 lifetimes of experience honing their skills in popular and eclectic music for delivery to a wide audience.

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Richmond Library: Sustainability Workshop – Growing Food

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

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

Come along to this free sustainability workshop at Richmond Library featuring information about growing food, choosing what and when to plant, composting, worms and long-term garden maintenance.

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

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

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

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Golden Bay Live Poets Society

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

Thanks to Creative Communities for their support.

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Golden Bay Live Poets Society is on these dates:

  • 16th March 2017
  • 23rd March 2017
THE MANAGERS with support from Big Tobacco

New Zealands best Ska group skips the ditch to rock Nelson at The Playhouse

Heaps of fun and dancing for all...

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NCG Twilight in the Trees Gala

Come and enjoy the last of the fabulous summer evenings before daylight saving ends. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy our students showcasing music and entertainment, food and other stalls, silent auctions, raffles and chocolate wheel.

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Surfski Open Day

Surfski is an ocean paddling sport where the paddler sits on top of the craft. They surfskis are designed to go anywhere between short and long distance on the ocean. They are similar to kayaks but have added safety features for on the ocean, are generally faster and they are more designed to handle ocean conditions. Nelson and Tasman Bay is an exceptional location to paddle Surfskis with a very active club with about 100-members.
If you have seen people out paddling surfskis and have always thought it something you'd like to try, here is your chance.
It's an easy to learn ocean sport, it does not take long and you'll be touring the waters and riding waves!
Everyone is welcome to come and try Surfskis and see the new Epic range.

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Bryce Wastney - Album launch gig

“True North” is the 3rd studio album release from NZ singer/songwriter Bryce Wastney.

Featuring 10 of his freshly written songs, packed with catchy, heartwarming, lyrical & guitar driven melodies. This record is the result of over 2 years of work and showcases Bryce’s exceptional talent in songwriting that can be described as world class.

Bryce will celebrate the release of this album with a special gig at the Playhouse Café in Mapua. Performing the songs as they are on the album as a 3 pc band with Ryan Beehre (beats, guitar) & Nelson’s finest keyboard player Paul Jefferies (keys, backing vocals)

Tickets re $40 and everyone gets the very first copies of the signed Cd.

Book now via Eventfinda call the venue 03 540 2985

Website: www.brycewastney.com (listen to the new songs, ticket links)

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Easy Tiger

A 5-piece from the Moutere Hills, Easy Tiger play a mix of indie and classics. Pixies, PJ Harvey, Costello. Good pub rock.

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Tasman United v Southern United

Tasman United will take on the Southern United team in the second round of the Stirling Sports Premiership. This is the last home match of the season so be sure to come and support our senior National League Football team's continuing efforts in their first season in the National League.
Tasman United - making history.

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Richmond RDA Summer Fair

Family friendly entertainment, pony rides, sausage sizzle, garage sale, stalls, Coffee Cart.
Arena Demonstration, Children's games and lolly scramble to finish. Fun for all the Family

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Tahunanui School Gala

A great and affordable fun day out! Food and drinks, games and prizes. There will be loads of activities and rides that is sure to entertain the whole family.

Activities include the massive 30m downhill water slide, Jump Bounce and More's climbing wall, laser tag and bouncy castles, plus plate smashing, face painting, horizontal bungee jump, coconut shy, hoopla, tombola, the lucky wheel, oculus rift 3D ride and whatever else we can fit on site!

As well as live entertainment you will see the usual stalls; silent auction, raffles, toys, clothing, books, white elephant, cakes and sweets, plants and produce.

Don't miss this fantastic and fun day. And don't forget to bring your togs or a change of clothes for the water slide!

This is the school's major fundraiser, and we would love your support! We run rain or shine so forget the weather forecast and just come on down.

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Race Unity Day

It is a day when people get together to share music, dance, performances, crafts, food and other expressions of the different cultures present within the region.
The event, celebrated locally for more than one decade, follows the global and local touchstone for positive race relations and human rights event Race Relations Day.
It is an opportunity for the people of Nelson and Tasman to get together in a day of celebrations of our diversity.
We invite you to see RUD promo, following the link below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um-TfpHSDlw

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Bridge Valley's Annual Fundraiser

Want to have a fun day out?
Then this is perfect for you! Come along to Bridge Valley's Family Fun Festival to help raise funds for a new climbing tower and luge track!
We will have many free activities available & fun for all ages!
With live music, a mini carnival & family fun activities, it is a day not to be missed!
Paid entry activities and a range of different foods are also available for purchase!
Including a coffee cart, sausage sizzle, donuts, popcorn, high ropes, archery and more!

(See attached photos for price list)

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Te Manawa Choir

World Music Choir!

For more details please see website.

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Team triathlon

The Format
Each competitor will complete a 250m swim, 6km bike and 2km run or walk before tagging the next team member.

Categories
In 2017 there will be five categories:
1. Mixed
2. All male
3. All female
4. Junior (compulsory mixed teams - combined age 45 or less)
5. Senior (compulsory mixed teams - combined age 170 or more)
Mixed male/female teams are encouraged

The course
The 250m swim will be parallel to the beach in shoulder-deep water.
The 6km bike ride will be two laps of a course on roads on or close to the beach reserve. Road bikes or mountainbikes will be suitable.
The 2km run will be on the path parallel to the beach.
On completion of the run, each competitor will tag his or her team mate, who will run into the sea to begin their swim section.

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Motueka Library: Workshop - Reflexology for Home Use

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

Learn about hand and foot reflexology for home use and enjoy a beginner's hands-on session with Mike Fitzgerald from Green World Health and Lifestyle Motueka.

Discover the benefits and healing that can occur through the application of reflexology with this fun interactive session.

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

Bookings not required. Free.

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Explore the beauty of Monaco and catch some waves during our free paddle boarding sessions. Grab a board and give this new sport a try while experts let you know the tricks of the trade.
Suitable for the whole family Paddle boarding is a great way to get a workout while having lots of fun. We will have paddle boards available or you can bring your own.
Meet at the wharf at Monaco
Event cancellations will be listed on https://www.facebook.com/NelsonParksProgramme

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Richmond Library: Sustainability Workshop – Water Conservation

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

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

Come along to this free sustainability workshop at Richmond Library featuring ways to conserve water use, how to change a washer and information about harvesting rain.

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

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

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

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Motueka Library: Workshop - Natural First Aid Remedies

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

Learn about therapeutic and natural first aid remedies with Robyn Fisher from Health 2000 Motueka.

Robyn will share her knowledge of soothing and calming botanical ingredients used for a variety of ailments.

Discover the benefit of natural first aid remedies for home use, easy to use and available for those on the go.

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

Bookings not required. Free.

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Operatunity Presents: That's Amore

11am Sold Out, 2pm still available

Following sold out national tours, the well- known ensemble: Three Tenors and Soprano reunite for That's Amore. We are transported to Italy through famous songs and ballads as the ensemble encapsulate the essence and excitement of this intrinsically musically rich country.
The three tenors are comprised of Bonaventure Allan- Moetaua and Derek Hill, both tenors with New Zealand Opera and exciting young talent Kalauni Pouvalu.
Italy has been responsible for many of the most thrilling songs ever written. That's Amore will feature many of these fabulous songs including Nessun Dorma, O sole mio, Come back to Sorrento, Santa Lucia, Time to say goodbye and Mambo Italiano.

This concert presents the opportunity to enjoy all the colour and excitement of Italy without leaving home!

Tickets are $34 and include a light lunch after the concert.

Discounts available for groups.

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40 Below Blues

Wellington’s harmonica virtuoso, Neil Billington, teams up with Tauranga bluesman Mike Garner for shows in Wellington and Nelson/Marlborough in March 2017.

Billington and Garner present a show of old-time and Chicago blues, featuring the phenomenal harmonica playing of Billington with Garner’s acoustic and slide guitars. They toured Japan with this show in 2014, 2015 and 2016, including the prestigious “Live Magic” Festival in Tokyo, 2016.

Neil Billington, from Wellington, is NZ's finest exponent of the blues harmonica, able to cover the blues greats, on acoustic or amplified harmonica, as well as the more demanding chromatic harp. He is equally at home whether playing in the ‘Chicago-style’ of Little Walter or the more sophisticated jazz sensibilities of the Belgian jazz great, Jean ‘Toots’ Thielemans.

Mike Garner is a well-known blues singer and songwriter with nearly 40 years experience. He has performed extensively in festivals in both Australia and here in New Zealand as well as touring the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, Nepal and the Pacific. Mike plays acoustic, electric and resonator guitars, harmonica and occasionally mandolin and other stringed instruments too!

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Harvest Festival

Celebrate the annual harvest of yummy organic food, along with music and other local performances, and children activities and support the Community Gardens.

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Mike Garner Duo

Legendary Blues!

For more details please see website.

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Neighbours Day Community Brunch

Join us for a fun-filled brunch to meet your neighbours, games next door in Burrell Park if it's fine, but event will go ahead in the community centre hall, rain or shine. Accessible toilets available. Free community event.

Following from the very successful Neighbours Day 2016 event, we're going to be based in the community centre hall this year, with plenty of space to meet your neighbours, enjoy a delicious BBQ brunch, and perhaps try a few traditional games. Or grab a cup of coffee and have a chat.

If you haven't yet seen around your 'new' expanded community centre, this is a great chance to admire Tahunanui's newest shared facility. You can also pick up information about all the activities and events that are now based here - from yoga to youth activities, cards & games to art group.

We look forward to meeting more of our Tahunanui neighbours. See you there!

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