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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
Creeks & Crags- a community story-sharing event

Hot drinks, a roaring fire and YOUR sacred stories about mountains & water!

As part of the 'generating material' phase of creating a new theatre show, Lisa Allan is collecting stories from the community. You are invited to come along and tell a special story or two that pertain to mountains or water, something that you have collected on your life-journey. Lisa is interested in what mountains and water mean to us and she hopes to understand this better through the stories that we hold dear.

The stories that are shared will provide inspiration for the creation of the new piece of theatre, The Girl who Climbed a Mountain and Saved the World.


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Riwaka School Mid Winter Swim & Duck Race

Join us at the Kaiteriteri Reserve for a fun filled morning. Kicking off at 11am there will be lots of activities for all the family. This year we have included a sand building competition and an obstacle course for all age groups and a play area for the under 5s.
Come on down and join in the fun.

Start: 11am

Duck Race: 12pm

Mid Winter Swim: 1pm

Prize Giving: From 2pm

There will be plenty to eat and drink so why not make a morning of it. Don’t’ forget the colouring in competition (entry forms will be available from Riwaka School + Local Businesses) and the best dressed entry for the mid-winter swim.

See you there.

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Off the Cuff present 'Money! - The

Off the Cuff present 'Money! - The (almost) End of Financial Year Show'
Sunday 25 June, 5pm at The Playhouse, Mapua.
$15 at the door, $12 kids
Have more dollars AND sense! - book online before June 25 and get the 2-for-1 tix deal (2 tickets for $15+GST) http://tinyurl.com/yaqjxwv9
Bookings for dinner, call the Playhouse on 03 540 2985. The food is great!

Money is a necessary evil, or so it seems. We can feel like slaves to it. Everybody needs it and most people want more of it. It makes the world go round although gravity, the magnetic poles and angular momentum also help.

Come and join Off the Cuff at the Playhouse, Mapua, as they shake their money maker and show you that money is the root of all hilarity! We might even give some $$$ away! *
Off the Cuff, Nelson’s own Improv ensemble, make your ideas mature into stories and scenes of theatrical comedy. Off the Cuff, rough on the funny bone, gentle on the wallet.

*and by "might" we mean "won’t!". Sorry.

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Home of mural called Home

As part of World Refugee month, the Sukita Project would like to invite our friends and families in the Nelson community to the launch of the mural ‘Home’ on Sunday 25 June 2017 (2-4 pm) in the Elma Turner Library.
The mural was painted by 9 young people from refugee and Kiwi backgrounds. Together they have worked to create unity and understanding through the painting.
You will be able to meet the young artists as well as Art Teacher and facilitator Leila Goddard. She can share her knowledge about art techniques and how art is important for young people especially those from less privileged backgrounds.

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Black Grace - As Night Falls

Dance by Neil Ieremia Featuring the Music of Antonio Vivaldi

A poetic ode to our troubled world, As Night Falls is Artistic Director Neil Ieremia’s latest evening length work, beautifully set to the timeless and passionate sound of Antonio Vivaldi.

“Neil Ieremia creates a new masterpiece. As Night Falls is full of inventive choreography and thoughtful concepts.” – National Business Review, 2016

Following a sold-out Auckland season in 2016, and a 10-centre tour of the United States, Black Grace and Tour Makers are proud to tour this exceptional work to 8 venues throughout Aotearoa.

“As Night Falls is bold and bright like the colourful muumuu dresses worn by my mother without shame or ceremony.I had initially wanted this work to be the expression of my concerns and fears of the darkness that seems to be eroding the value of equality and human life. Instead, I feel compelled to respond with a contrasting beauty and physical vitality, musicality and hope. It is my offer of beauty for ashes.” – Neil Ieremia

“Dancers impeccably present Ieremia’s choreography, leaving the audience in awe of their strength, stamina and accomplishment.” – New Zealand Herald, 2016

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Motueka Library: 160th Anniversary Celebrations

Come and join us at Motueka Library to celebrate our 160th anniversary of service to the Motueka community.

Our celebrations include speakers, live music, photos from the past and refreshments.

Save the date and join us in celebrating this special anniversary.

See you there!


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Motueka Library: Flossie the Balloon Lady

Come celebrate Motueka Library's 160th birthday party with Flossie the Balloon Lady.

Everyone knows that you can't have a party without balloons and Flossie's balloon creations are the very best!

Enjoy birthday stories, colouring-in and light snacks.

Free. All welcome.

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Parents to be/babes in arms play group at Ecomoon

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

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Nelson Co-housing organizational meeting

Come to explore the high social value lifestyle of owning your home in a Cohousing community. Our presentation will acquaint you with an inclusive community that is looking for families and seniors that want to own a home within a sharing community.
This is a non-profit group and there are no paid staff of any sort. We are a community of people building a community of people. There is no requirement for gender, race, sexual preference, age and we want young families. The costs are affordable and the spirit is friendly. There will be a powerpoint presentation of the Community ideas.

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Matariki Talk with Cindy Batt

Learn more about the origins of Matariki , the different star names, legends and what it means to Māori. This is a presentation based on combined knowledge of Māori astronomers.

Part of Nelson Public Libraries Matariki programme

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Harp Meditation

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

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

Chakra h​ealing,
Letting go of fear,
Body glands,
Cleansing on a cellular level,
Tuning​ into our potential,
Gifts and talents,
Inner child healing.
Release of struggle,
Male and female balance,
Anchoring a new consciousness,
Deeper transformation/surrendering Judgements,
DNA upgrade from carbon to crystalline,
Love as our first response.
Resolving the illusion of time
Lose everything you need to lose, to find everything you need to find
Alignment with the new reality and rebirth of this planet
Finding inner stability and upliftment
Simplifying, and aligning with our higher wisdom

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Plunket Cafe

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

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Motueka Library: Opportunities Beyond School

This informal and interactive session is on Looking at Cooking with Life Coach Sandra Quiggan.

This session is presented by Motueka Library and Motueka High School who have collaborated to provide a series of talks for students and parents in preparation for leaving school and home.

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Takaka Library: The Winter Series - Around the World in 80 Bookmarks

Come in from the cold and banish those winter blues. Escape to fascinating places, learn new things and leave inspired.

Lynn Rain is an old hand at the Winter Series and has taken us on many a literary journey. Realising how much she liked a bookmark bought at an exhibition at the Bristol Art Gallery, Lynn thought a literary ramble spurred by bookmarks, libraries and bookshops would be an intriguing subject this year.

If you have a favourite bookmark bring it along and tell its story. You could also bring along a bookmark to swap!

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Motueka Library: Celebrate Matariki

Join us for a fun hour of fabulous Matariki stories and create some awesome art to take home.

Free family fun.

Suitable for 4-12 year olds.

Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult.

Places are limited. Please book at Motueka Library, or phone 03 528 1047,

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BOOGIE TRAIN!! Big Winter Blow Out!!

Fri 30th June: Boogie Train Blues Band
$20, Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm.
The countries best blues band reunites at The Playhouse after a short hiatus. Don't miss out on this amazing group of musicians.

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Motueka Library: Matariki Celebrations - Harakeke Weaving

Join us for a fun hour of fabulous Matariki stories and learn some harakeke weaving.

Harakeke (flax) weaver AtawhaiTeaukura will come and share her knowledge of Maori flax weaving and participants will be able to make something to take home.

Free family fun suitable for children 7-13 years old. Parents are encouraged to stay and help.

Places are limited. Please book at Motueka Library or phone 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

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The Miltones Album Release Tour

West Auckland’s favourite Americana rockers, The Miltones, will be touring the country in June and July in support of their debut self-titled album (released 16th June).

Starting out as a teenage duo, front woman Milly Tabak and lead guitarist Liam Pratt toured the country as The Miltones, gaining friends in far away places and sharing their earlier material such as the memorable Gypsy Queen and the more recent single Black Dahlia, which served as the duo’s debut single in 2014.

In the band’s true down to earth spirit, Milly has hosted Miltones gigs in a paddock at The Tabak family farm, which draws over 200 paying guests to the rural outskirts of Auckland, where the band performs inside a purpose built venue. The band has also shared the stage with supported singer-songwriter, Jamie Lawson, and toured with The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band on their last visit to New Zealand, as well as shared stages with local musician friends, The Beths, Sal and the Babyshakes, The Leers and Miloux.

Milly reflected on the long road to get to this point, “Imagination has always walked my mind to endless possibilities. One of these was recording an album, touring the country, meeting new people and sharing a love of music. I am incredibly excited, nervous and ecstatic to share what has been something I have kept close to my soul and soared in my mind’s eye , since I was 14. ”.

Now they’re hitting the road around New Zealand in support of their debut album. Some shows will be with the full band including the amazing talents of Guy Harrison on keys (Hollie Smith), Chris Marshall on bass (Miss June) and Tom Broome on drums (Esther Stephen & The Means, Hollie Smith) and the trio shows will be Milly, Liam and Guy.

In whatever formation they appear, they create an infectious fiery energy on stage in a knee slappin’, foot stompin’, booty shakin’
kinda way.

Tickets available from Under the Radar

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Ceroc Tea Dance

Ceroc Nelson's tea dance party at St Joseph's Hall, Manuka St.

Ceroc modern jive is a funky partner dance danced to most types of music.

Ceroc incorporates elements of other dance styles including Salsa, Swing, Rock'n'Roll, Jazz/Funk and more. As a result, it can easily be danced to a very wide range of music. Go to almost any party and you can certainly dance Ceroc there.

Having a tea dance early in the evening warms you up on a winters night before heading out to other events.

Come have a cup of tea/coffee and BYO plate of goodness.


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

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

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Paul Madsen presents Paul's Favorites

Paul Madsen presents Pauls Favorites
Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm.
$25 for show, +$35 for 2 course buffet

World class entertainer Paul Madsen pulls some favourites out of his massive bags of tricks.

Paul goes to Las Vegas every year with his BeeGees show (official endorsed). Expect The Eagles, Neil Diamond, The BeeGees, Queen, and so many more!

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8 Choirs by Candlelight

A thrilling invitation to come to the Cathedral and be serenaded in full surround-sound by over 200 singers from across the Top of the South… in the fabulous acoustic of Nelson Cathedral…. uplifting… atmospheric…and sparkling with candlelight!

Both concerts feature 8 A cappella choirs from Blenheim, Golden Bay, Motueka and Nelson. Performing individually and together as one unique Mass Choir, their combined repertoires offer a rich feast of song, harmony and rhythm from around the World.

Each community choir has its own special flavour and feel for the music - giving audiences a taste of the amazing variety on offer in our region – together with a great sense of fun and occasion as they join forces!

This bi-annual concert is not to be missed – at the last concert in 2015 the Cathedral was completely full!

Choirs include: Sunday Gospel - Motueka; Communtiy Choir at The Boathouse - Nelson; Tiaze - Nelson; Mosaic - Nelson; Zing - Golden Bay; Thursday Zingers! - Blenheim; Te Manawa -
Nelson; Inakord - Motueka; together with singers from Waiata Koha - Greymouth.

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AL, originally from the UK, moved to NZ in 2001 with a career on drums, guitars and vocals spanning from the late 80's to today. Since moving to New Zealand Al took to the front of the stage on guitars and vocals with the band FEZ which has morphed from an acoustic duo up to a five piece band and then back to a 'grass roots' acoustic duo.

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Broadway Unplugged - Duets

This round of Broadway Unplugged features local singers - Pip Collins, Saul Gibney, Sarah O'Connell, Mackenzie Gardner, Yitzin Lopez, Mike O'Malley, Amanda Crehan, Michaela Sheehan and more

Come along and see these talented local performers sing their favourite duets from shows including;

Chicago, Chess, Miss Saigon and the multi award winning production - Dear Evan Hansen

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Fullpower Motueka

Practise setting clear and caring boundaries with your loved ones.

Gain effective skills and the confidence to take charge and get help when in trouble, threatened, harassed, bullied or assaulted.

Using examples relevant to adults of all ages, we’ll practice skills to:

- Set and protect personal boundaries

- Deal with sexual harassment / unwanted attention

- Project an attitude of awareness and confidence

- Use voice as a safety tool

- Take charge of emotional triggers

- Deal confidently and effectively with verbal aggression

- Stop aggressive confrontations before they start with a few simple habits

- Use powerful physical self-defense skills that need little strength and no ongoing practice. This workshop includes full force practice with a padded instructor.

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Kidpower Workshop - MOTUEKA

Building confidence and personal safety skills through hands-on practice with highly qualified instructors.

Using examples and activities we’ll practice skills to:

- Show awareness and confidence
- Move away from possible problems
- Use voice as a safety tool
- Deal with bullying
- Take the power out of mean words
- Get help from busy adults – and persist!

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Cartoonists take on climate change

The Sunday afternoon series of talks at Elma Turner Library continues with a Nelson Institute talk on Sunday 2nd July 2017 at 2pm.
Dr Gerrit van der Lingen presents a light-hearted look at climate change and the Paris Climate Accord: “Cartoonists' take on climate change”
Activity Room, Elma Turner Library. $2pp. All welcome.
Contact the Nelson Institute for more information - 5487889

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Avid Opera as part of the Live Music series - Nelson Library

Avid Opera will present 3 singers with accompaniment to charm us with favourite opera arias and more.

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Fullpower Nelson - for Women and Teenage Girls

Practise setting clear and caring boundaries with your loved ones.

Gain effective skills and the confidence to take charge and get help when in trouble, threatened, harassed, bullied or assaulted.

Using examples relevant to adults of all ages, we’ll practice skills to:

- Set and protect personal boundaries

- Deal with sexual harassment / unwanted attention

- Project an attitude of awareness and confidence

- Use voice as a safety tool

- Take charge of emotional triggers

- Deal confidently and effectively with verbal aggression

- Stop aggressive confrontations before they start with a few simple habits

- Use powerful physical self-defense skills that need little strength and no ongoing practice. This workshop includes full force practice with a padded instructor.

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Motueka Library: Style Coaching Workshop

Learn how to dress to flatter and enhance your body shape with Lynn Crossland.

Lynn will explain how colour, pattern and style can create different optical illusions.

Lynn will share tips on how to appear taller, shorter or slimmer so that you feel confident and fabulous.

This fun, interactive workshop is very relaxed and highlights the latest collections from a shop in Nelson.

20 places available. Book at Motueka Library or call 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

A free raffle will be available where beauty treatments can be won.

Light refreshments will be available.


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Motueka Library: Galapagos Islands Adventure

Discover the wonders of the Galapagos Islands with Susan Edwards.

A diverse and unique wildlife destination. the Galapagos Islands are a pristine environment and home to some amazing creatures.

Susan's intrepid trip will amaze and inspire you.

Join us for this spectacular sojourn.

Koha. All welcome.

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JOHNNY CASH Tribute night

Fri 7th July: Johnny Cash Tribute Night
$20, Dinner from 6pm, Show starts at 8pm
Steve K brings you songs and stories of man in black.

Expect a night of stories, songs and laughs from the man in black Johnny Cash!

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Mimosa Duo

Mimosa Duo performs in Nelson for the first time in world history!

A swinging Australian guitar and violin duo, Mimosa have been performing together for 8 years. Being trained classical musicians hailing from the Sydney Conservatorium they naturally began crafting their repertoire from the realms of classical music BUT after a fateful night watching a romantic movie together they stumbled into the world of Gypsy Jazz and haven't looked back! Since then they have lived in France for 6 months soaking up the style and have performed for Australias one and only Gypsy Jazz Festival OzManouche. They currently perform as guest entertainers on cruise ships and regularly perform in concert, for festivals and functions. Their show is a mixed bag, from classical music to gypsy jazz with a few spin balls in between.

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Cars 3 - Movie Fundraiser

Come along and see the new Disney-Pixar movie Cars 3 and at the same time support Healthkids preschool to purchase some more outdoor equipment. Food and drink will be available to purchase with all proceeds going to healthkids.

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Ceol River

Ceol River are a new 3 piece band performing upbeat Acoustic and Celtic folk rock songs from a veritable goldmine of musical experience within the group. Featuring members of local bands The Saints and Keegan, Ceol River (translation: Music River) have found their flow exciting crowds and simply having fun playing their music around the region.

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Bob Corker - Eco-Village Design

Bob will share his experience, issues, and illustrate with examples, including:

The urgency of creating self-reliance in the context of the impending economic ‘corrections’ coming.
Community Land Trusts (housing associations, eco-villages and larger developments)
Bio-regionalism (trading co-operatives and development associations)
Crafting legal entities to create opportunities and avoid restrictions

Bob Corker is a co-founder of the Koanga Institute, and has experience in a wide range of fields including:

Organic sheep farming
Landscape contracting (specialising in large scale constructed wetlands)
Development of eco-village subdivisions (2)

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Kay Baxter - Growing Nutrient Dense Food

You will learn how our food communicates with our bodies, and how the strength and clarity of that communication largely determines our health today and for our children and grandchildren tomorrow.

Also included is an introduction to :

a definition of ‘nutrient dense food’ and the effects on our health
understanding mineral deficiencies and ways of rectifying them
the difference between ordinary and high quality compost
learning how to use a refractometer to measure nutrient density and guide management practices
the use and benefits of biochar
self-sufficiency in nutrient maintenance

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Mapua Makers Market

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

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

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Kay Baxter - Garden Planning with the Koanga Garden Planner

Most of us know how to get the garden in, in Spring, but do we get the change over from Summer to Winter right enough that we have no break in the vege, and do we get our rotations right or even working at all, and critically, are we building soil, and is the food nutrient dense, and do you manage to optimize seed saving from this garden..

This special workshop is designed to teach you how to use the Garden Planner, a comprehensive planning system for making the best use of space and time in your garden, complements the bio-intensive garden system.

About Kay Baxter Kay has been an organic gardener for fifty years and is a co-founder of the Koanga Institute in New Zealand. Kay has a vast knowledge of home gardening, nutrient dense food production and the links between regenerative food growing and human health.

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Bob Corker - Design for Small Holdings

Bob will help you gain an understanding of analysing the resources available and limitations with regard to:

Slope and aspect

Then use this understanding to better design the vision you have of using your small holding. Will include discussions and support for individual properties.

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Kay Baxter - Introduction to Biointensive Gardening

Topics covered will include:

Deep soil aeration
Composting, nutrient maintenance, growing carbon
Seeds and seedlings
Calorie efficient crops
Planning and rotations
A whole systems approach

About Kay Baxter Kay has been an organic gardener for fifty years and is a co-founder of the Koanga Institute in New Zealand. Kay has a vast knowledge of home gardening, nutrient dense food production and the links between regenerative food growing and human health.

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Motueka Library: Jerri Pirc - Kate and Caboodle

Join guest author and reading gran Jerri Pirc for delightful stories and an activity.

Kate and Caboodle in a Splendidly Blended Tale is the sequel to Jerri's first book Kate and Caboodle.

The reader follows Kate and her critters as they load up the old red truck once again and head out. Where are they going? Follow the clues and find out!

Free family fun for 3-7 year olds.

Booking is essential. Phone 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

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Takaka Library: Maori Legends and Hei Tiki Making

Jaye Cavaye-Astle, Collingwood's lovely and exuberant te reo Maori and Maori performing arts teacher, will entertain us with two not so well known Maori legends.

After the stories, everyone is invited to make their own hei tiki using polymer clay.

Suitable for ages 4 years and older.

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This is a beginner class for any kids interested in easy hip-hop / danceHall / street dance moves. No previous dance experience required, just a keen attitude to focus and learn.

This is a no-parent-stays workshop, so make the most of lovely Mapua and grab a coffee/lunch with a friend while your child is busting some ace moves.

All participants MUST register through the website before attending the workshop.

FAQs - On website.

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Richmond Library: Murray's Mitre 10 Makerspace

Build something from scratch with Murray Leaning.

Murray will be here to teach a group of 10 children aged 6-12 years how to build something wonderful from wood.

All materials supplied.

Parents are encouraged to stay to lend a hand.

Maximum 10 children in each session.

Session 1: 1.00pm-2.00pm
Session 2: 2:00pm-3.00pm

Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.


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Richmond Library: Wally-fy Your Beanie

Take a style tip from Wally and add a pom-pom to your beanie!

The very talented Richmond Creative Fibres group will be here to teach us how to make a pom-pom.

Suitable for children aged 5-8 years.

Limited to the first 20 people.

Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

$4. BYO hat.

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Richmond Library: Teddybear Storytime Sleepover

Come to the library in your pyjamas for a special storytime and leave teddy with us for a fun sleepover.

We'll have the usual lovely stories, songs and crafts, but this time teddy (or another special toy) can sleepover in the library!

Pick up your toy from the library the next morning at 11am and find out what surprising overnight adventures teddy got up to!

Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

Suitable for children aged 4-9 years. Maximum of 20 children.


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Golden Bay Live Poets Open Mic

The Live Poets evening kicks off with some songs from Sacha and then it's open mic. Poetry, songs -
everyone is welcome to attend or participate!

Contact Rose at thewritingforest@gmail.com to reserve a spot, or just turn up.

Thanks to Creative Communities for their support.

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Richmond Library: Police Dog Handler Visit

Come along and meet one of our local police dog handlers. Hear about his job and then spend some time meeting his dog.
Suitable for 5-12 year olds.
Limited to 30 children.
Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your place.

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Mid-Winter 'Festival of Lights'

Friday 14th July
Festive lights will be turned on by Hon Damien O'Connor at 6pm, outside the Museum.
Lights will be in the shops and businesses along High Street. We also have walk-about Star Wars characters, plus buskers, to get the street pumping. Locals and visitors can see the lights, do some late night shopping, and enjoy our local Restaurants and Takeaways.
Lets get the town humming! and brighten up the winter.
Opening Night is 14th July, but lights will be on for 2 weeks, ending 28th July.

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Microsoft Office Seminar

• Office 365 – What is Office 365 and why do you need to know about it?
• Outlook/Mail Programmes – Tools and Tips
• Indents and Tabs – Are you using indents and tabs to their potential?
• Multi-level Lists in Word – Can you use multi-level lists effectively?

Seminar will include:
o 3 hours of hands-on computer learning
o Morning tea
o Certificate of Attendance
o Networking opportunities with other professionals

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Chris Lake

Chris Lake writes songs full of hook laden melodies, he is an explosive performer who delivers captivating live shows to his audiences! Not to be missed!

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YULIA, Album Release, Matinee Show

Multi-platinum best-selling artist Yulia invites you to join her for the release of her long-awaited new album ‘Encore’, at the Playhouse Cafe and Theatre, Nelson.

She will perform a repertoire of songs from her new CD and also, some of her personal favourites of all times.

Yulia’s number one studio albums ‘Into the West’ and ‘Montage’ achieved multi-platinum status. She was hand-picked by the renowned music producer Craig Leon for a Live American TV concert filmed at the Chambord Castle, France. Yulia won The European Song contest, representing NZ. Her new collection of works is available for purchase through Shop and at live events.

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Richmond Library: Storytime

Travel around the world with stories and craft.

Come along and enjoy some stories, songs and crafts!

Suitable for 4-9 year olds.

Limited to 50 children.


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Takaka Library: Meccano Workshop

Nine lucky 8-12 year old kids can join this exciting Meccano workshop with Meccano enthusiast Murray MacKay.

Each participant will assemble his/her very own model using vintage Meccano. From windmills to racing cars, trucks and jiggers, the budding engineers will work from a plan and Murray will assist when needed.

"Meccano is a passion of mine," says Murray, "And I would like to share it with the kids of this community."

Free, but bookings essential.

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Forest & Bird evening talk by Glenn Edney about Healthy Oceans

NOTE 3rd Wednesday instead of our usual 2nd Wednesday.
Glenn Edney is an Ocean ecologist, underwater naturalist, professional diver, sailor, teacher and author. He has been exploring the Ocean and interacting with Ocean life for more than 30 years.
A professional diver Glenn has spent more than a year in total dive-time underwater. His professional diving career started in 1986 when he worked as an aquarium assistant and shark diver at Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World. He dived at the remarkable Poor Knights Islands with underwater naturalists, Wade and Jan Doak, on a daily basis. He was part of the dedicated team of diving enthusiasts and conservationists who finally achieved a marine reserve fully closed to
fishing in 1998. He has run his own live-aboard dive business at the Poor Knights and still regularly skippers dive excursions to the islands.
Glenn has an MSc in Holistic Science from Schumacher College and Plymouth University in the UK. He is a regular teacher on the MSc programme and a Masters dissertation supervisor and tutor on the Schumacher Certificate Programme in Colombia.

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Richmond Library: Where's Woolly?

Take a style tip from Wally and learn to knit a scarf!

The very talented Richmond Creative Fibres group will be here to teach us how to make a scarf.

Suitable for children aged 9-12 years.

Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

20 places available.


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Motueka Library: Dame Fiona Kidman - Author Talk

Celebrate Motueka Library's 160th anniversary with an author talk by Dame Fiona Kidman.

All Day At The Movies is the latest book to be published by Dame Fiona Kidman. Set in Motueka's tobacco fields in 1952 we meet some very interesting characters.

We are also treated to some political observations and attitudes tracking in New Zealand through the decades.

Join us for a Q&A session with our special guest.

Books will be available for sale and can be autographed.

All welcome. Koha.

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Family Performances

Two stories from Merry England

• The Three Little Pigs
• Jack and the Bean Stalk

THURSDAY 20 JULY - 10.30AM & 1.00PM

A family show for all ages with puppetry and live music.

Performances are 50 minutes, followed by
a 30 minute art activity.


Healthy snacks available from 10.30AM to 1.30pm. Cash Only

Pick up tickets at the Victory Community Centre, Totara Street OPEN: Monday to Friday 8.30AM to 4.30pm

Proudly supported by Nelson Creative Communities Fund

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Park After Dark

Bring your torch and explore Founders Heritage Park at night with fun activities for children. Hunt for treasure through the old buildings, enjoy a cool science activity with Mr Science, listen to the story teller and ride the train. Park After Dark activities cost $5 per child. Sessions start at 6.30 and 7.15pm. Spaces are limited so booking recommended.

Founders Café & Brewery open for drinks & snacks.
Ruck n Co open for soup & cookies.

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Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side

The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational live show Answers from the Other Side.

Sue’s abilities have been seen on TVNZ’s ‘Sensing Murder’, the ‘Good Morning’ show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to create a communication link between those who have passed over to the spirit world and the living. Through this interaction, she is able to deliver messages to loved ones and help them reach a sense of peace.

Prepare to be amazed and enlightened as Sue connects with both spirit and the audience in her uniquely compassionate and uplifting style.

Restricted age group R13 to R18 accompanied by an adult.

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DJ Quinn

DJ Quinn bringing you a night on the decks mixing the golden oldies with some old school RnB. Grab a beer and get on the dance floor to some sweet tunes! Don't be afraid to request some of your all-time favorites too!

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