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NZ Ihatove Adventure Trial

A 3-day sports tourism event -
Day 1 Coaching, Day 2-3 Adventure ride with trials sections held at Eighty Eight Valley in Wakefield

For more information see this link: http://www.nonstopadventure.co.nz/newzealandihatovetrials.php

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NZ Ihatove Adventure Trial is on these dates:

  • 12th February 2016
  • 14th February 2016
New Zealand Hang Gliding National Championships

Hang Gliding enthusiasts from around NZ will be converging to race around the skies over Tapawera, Nelson Lakes and Murchison areas to see who is the fastest Hang Glider Pilot in the land.
Last years winner, John Smith (Queenstown) will be keen to retain number one spot while the local pilots are sure to be tough competitors.

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New Zealand Hang Gliding National Championships is on these dates:

  • 13th February 2016
  • 14th February 2016
  • 15th February 2016
  • 16th February 2016
  • 17th February 2016
  • 18th February 2016
  • 19th February 2016
  • 20th February 2016
  • 21st February 2016
ART@203 - Where Trees Play by Barry Driver

Barry says, "Sometimes when I paint, trees come out. I don’t always intend painting trees, but I’ve clearly got trees inside me.

The trick, I’ve found, is in letting my guard down sufficiently to give such ‘inner wonders’ the chance to express themselves, but not so much so that they’re free to run riot.

It’s an elusive place between order and chaos: a place where trees play.

I'm not having a formal opening, but people are welcome to join me in celebrating its hanging and to catch an early viewing from 3pm to 4pm on Saturday 6th February."

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ART@203 - Where Trees Play by Barry Driver is on these dates:

  • 7th February 2016
  • 8th February 2016
  • 9th February 2016
  • 10th February 2016
  • 11th February 2016
  • 12th February 2016
  • 13th February 2016
  • 14th February 2016
  • 15th February 2016
  • 16th February 2016
  • 17th February 2016
  • 18th February 2016
  • 19th February 2016
  • 20th February 2016
  • 21st February 2016
  • 22nd February 2016
  • 23rd February 2016
  • 24th February 2016
  • 25th February 2016
  • 26th February 2016
  • 27th February 2016
Lake Rotoiti Power Boat Regatta

Lake Rotoiti Power Boat Regatta 2016
World class power boat racing at its best! See the fastest boat in the country competing at Lake Rotoiti on 27-28 Feb 2016.
250kph+!
2500hp!

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Lake Rotoiti Power Boat Regatta is on these dates:

  • 27th February 2016
  • 28th February 2016
Ruby Coast Arts Open Studios

The Ruby Coast artists are throwing open their studio doors for the weekend.

With 17 artists showcasing their art there's a fantastic variety of styles and mediums; paintings, prints, pottery, fused glass, furniture, weaving, textile and stone carving. Over the weekend take your time to explore their studios from Mahana, Mapua, Ruby Bay and Tasman.

Download the RCA trail map from this listing, or visit the website, or pick one up from participating artists. Maps can also be found at the Java Hut, Naked Bun, Mapua Library and Jellyfish Cafe in Mapua.

Or visit the Ruby Coast Arts facebook page www.facebook.com/RubyCoastArts

More Information.

Ruby Coast Arts Open Studios is on these dates:

  • 5th March 2016
  • 6th March 2016
Caravan

Nelson Repertory Theatre presents the comedy hit, Caravan by Donald McDonald

Five best friends, nudging forty and hating it, take their first holiday together in a caravan. One of them brings along his new and all-too-young girlfriend. In the caravan’s confined space, tensions rise and the laughs begin! Then it rains for six days straight and the pressure of living in a confined space of a caravan soon tells on the friendship and the results are hilarious!

Caravan is pure fun. Its purpose is to make you laugh and it does this loud and often! – Sydney Morning Herald

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Caravan is on these dates:

  • 11th March 2016
  • 12th March 2016
  • 17th March 2016
  • 18th March 2016
  • 19th March 2016
HANGI at both Nelson Markets

Kiwi Kai has traditional Hangi available at both Nelson Markets most Wednesdays & Saturdays of the year. Local produce, local meats and of course local Maori prepare the dish of four veg, stuffing and meat.

Cooked onsite Kiwi Kai offers the Hangi prepared in a drum. Maori have adapted to the style of drum hangi for convenience however Hangi made in a pit is still a favorite for many.

When you visit Nelson come and try our delicious Hangi and receive a complimentary slice of Chocolate Brownie. ORDERS WELCOME

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HANGI at both Nelson Markets is on these dates:

  • 27th May 2015
  • 30th May 2015
  • 3rd June 2015
  • 6th June 2015
  • 10th June 2015
  • 13th June 2015
  • 17th June 2015
  • 20th June 2015
  • 24th June 2015
  • 27th June 2015
  • 1st July 2015
  • 4th July 2015
  • 8th July 2015
  • 11th July 2015
  • 15th July 2015
  • 18th July 2015
  • 22nd July 2015
  • 25th July 2015
  • 29th July 2015
  • 1st August 2015
  • 5th August 2015
  • 8th August 2015
  • 12th August 2015
  • 15th August 2015
  • 19th August 2015
  • 22nd August 2015
  • 26th August 2015
  • 29th August 2015
  • 2nd September 2015
  • 5th September 2015
  • 9th September 2015
  • 12th September 2015
  • 16th September 2015
  • 19th September 2015
  • 23rd September 2015
  • 26th September 2015
  • 30th September 2015
  • 3rd October 2015
  • 7th October 2015
  • 10th October 2015
  • 14th October 2015
  • 17th October 2015
  • 21st October 2015
  • 24th October 2015
  • 28th October 2015
  • 31st October 2015
  • 4th November 2015
  • 7th November 2015
  • 11th November 2015
  • 14th November 2015
  • 18th November 2015
  • 21st November 2015
  • 25th November 2015
  • 28th November 2015
  • 2nd December 2015
  • 5th December 2015
  • 9th December 2015
  • 12th December 2015
  • 16th December 2015
  • 19th December 2015
  • 23rd December 2015
  • 26th December 2015
  • 30th December 2015
  • 2nd January 2016
  • 6th January 2016
  • 9th January 2016
  • 13th January 2016
  • 16th January 2016
  • 20th January 2016
  • 23rd January 2016
  • 27th January 2016
  • 30th January 2016
  • 3rd February 2016
  • 6th February 2016
  • 10th February 2016
  • 13th February 2016
  • 17th February 2016
  • 20th February 2016
  • 24th February 2016
  • 27th February 2016
  • 2nd March 2016
  • 5th March 2016
  • 9th March 2016
  • 12th March 2016
  • 16th March 2016
The Suter Te Aratoi O Whakatu: Kowhaiwhai

An exhibition of contemporary Māori art that explores the traditions of kōwhaiwhai; an art form that is distinctively Māori and has come to symbolise the unique identity of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Kōwhaiwhai is based on the 2015 New Zealand Post Matariki Stamp Issue produced in collaboration with Toi Māori Aotearoa and features work by Buck Nin (1942-1996), Sandy Adsett, Kura Te Waru Rewiri, Ngatai Taepa, Johnson Witehira and Kylie Tiuka. The exhibition is complemented by new work by Golden Bay artist, Robin Slow, which is based on kōwhaiwhai patterns developed in consultation with local iwi groups for inclusion in the architecture of redeveloped Suter Art Gallery building.

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The Suter Te Aratoi O Whakatu: Kowhaiwhai is on these dates:

  • 21st November 2015
  • 22nd November 2015
  • 23rd November 2015
  • 24th November 2015
  • 25th November 2015
  • 26th November 2015
  • 27th November 2015
  • 28th November 2015
  • 29th November 2015
  • 30th November 2015
  • 1st December 2015
  • 2nd December 2015
  • 3rd December 2015
  • 4th December 2015
  • 5th December 2015
  • 6th December 2015
  • 7th December 2015
  • 8th December 2015
  • 9th December 2015
  • 10th December 2015
  • 11th December 2015
  • 12th December 2015
  • 13th December 2015
  • 14th December 2015
  • 15th December 2015
  • 16th December 2015
  • 17th December 2015
  • 18th December 2015
  • 19th December 2015
  • 20th December 2015
  • 21st December 2015
  • 22nd December 2015
  • 23rd December 2015
  • 24th December 2015
  • 25th December 2015
  • 26th December 2015
  • 27th December 2015
  • 28th December 2015
  • 29th December 2015
  • 30th December 2015
  • 31st December 2015
  • 1st January 2016
  • 2nd January 2016
  • 3rd January 2016
  • 4th January 2016
  • 5th January 2016
  • 6th January 2016
  • 7th January 2016
  • 8th January 2016
  • 9th January 2016
  • 10th January 2016
  • 11th January 2016
  • 12th January 2016
  • 13th January 2016
  • 14th January 2016
  • 15th January 2016
  • 16th January 2016
  • 17th January 2016
  • 18th January 2016
  • 19th January 2016
  • 20th January 2016
  • 21st January 2016
  • 22nd January 2016
  • 23rd January 2016
  • 24th January 2016
  • 25th January 2016
  • 26th January 2016
  • 27th January 2016
  • 28th January 2016
  • 29th January 2016
  • 30th January 2016
  • 31st January 2016
  • 1st February 2016
  • 2nd February 2016
  • 3rd February 2016
  • 4th February 2016
  • 5th February 2016
  • 6th February 2016
  • 7th February 2016
  • 8th February 2016
  • 9th February 2016
  • 10th February 2016
  • 11th February 2016
  • 12th February 2016
  • 13th February 2016
  • 14th February 2016
Murchison's Country Market

Local Craft and Growers market in the Historical Stables car park.

Come to enjoy the relaxed country atmosphere in a beautiful setting where the kids can run around away from the road and you can sit down and eat your picnic or eat some delicious freshly prepared food from one of the food stalls.

Browse the stalls for some of the locally produced goodies, from plants to soap to fibre craft to handmade skin care to organic grains and seeds to honey to handmade arts and craft you will be delighted by the variety of produce Murchison's people have to offer.
Also second hand and bric-a brac stalls.

Plenty of parking and of course no entry fee.

New stallholders and buskers welcome, please contact Katharina for details.

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Murchison's Country Market is on these dates:

  • 6th December 2015
  • 20th December 2015
  • 27th December 2015
  • 3rd January 2016
  • 10th January 2016
  • 17th January 2016
  • 24th January 2016
  • 31st January 2016
  • 8th February 2016
  • 21st February 2016
  • 6th March 2016
  • 20th March 2016
  • 28th March 2016
Ron Valente's - Open Mic Thursdays

Ron Valente (of the Gypsy Pickers) hosts the Brigand Cafe Bar's popular open mic nights. Every Thursday from 9pm.
Always lots of fun, surprise musicians and dancing. No cover charge.

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Ron Valente's - Open Mic Thursdays is on these dates:

  • 10th December 2015
  • 17th December 2015
  • 7th January 2016
  • 14th January 2016
  • 21st January 2016
  • 28th January 2016
  • 4th February 2016
  • 11th February 2016
  • 18th February 2016
  • 25th February 2016
  • 3rd March 2016
  • 10th March 2016
  • 17th March 2016
  • 24th March 2016
  • 31st March 2016
Art on Morrison

A wide range of original art from this local artist Jean Jackson and the collection on view contains many new landscapes and subjects some of which are local scenes.
Some works are selected finalists from ArtExpo Nelson Paramount Art Awards October 2015, and Peoples Choice winners in Tasman Visual Arts and Art Group Nelson exhibitions.

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Art on Morrison is on these dates:

  • 5th January 2016
  • 6th January 2016
  • 7th January 2016
  • 8th January 2016
  • 9th January 2016
  • 11th January 2016
  • 12th January 2016
  • 13th January 2016
  • 14th January 2016
  • 15th January 2016
  • 16th January 2016
  • 18th January 2016
  • 19th January 2016
  • 20th January 2016
  • 21st January 2016
  • 22nd January 2016
  • 23rd January 2016
  • 25th January 2016
  • 26th January 2016
  • 27th January 2016
  • 28th January 2016
  • 29th January 2016
  • 30th January 2016
  • 1st February 2016
  • 2nd February 2016
  • 3rd February 2016
  • 4th February 2016
  • 5th February 2016
  • 6th February 2016
  • 8th February 2016
  • 9th February 2016
  • 10th February 2016
  • 11th February 2016
  • 12th February 2016
  • 13th February 2016
  • 15th February 2016
  • 16th February 2016
  • 17th February 2016
  • 18th February 2016
  • 19th February 2016
  • 20th February 2016
  • 22nd February 2016
  • 23rd February 2016
  • 24th February 2016
  • 25th February 2016
  • 26th February 2016
  • 27th February 2016
Ron Valente's - Open Mic Thursdays

Ron Valente (of the Gypsy Pickers) hosts the Brigand Cafe Bar's popular open mic nights. Every Thursday from 9pm.
Always lots of fun, surprise musicians and dancing. No cover charge.

More Information.

Ron Valente's - Open Mic Thursdays is on these dates:

  • 21st January 2016
  • 28th January 2016
  • 4th February 2016
  • 11th February 2016
  • 18th February 2016
  • 25th February 2016
  • 3rd March 2016
  • 10th March 2016
  • 17th March 2016
  • 24th March 2016
  • 31st March 2016
Terra Firma

'Terra Firma' is brought to you by contemporary ceramic artists from our region.
The preview night is on the 4th of February, 5:30pm at the Refinery ArtSpace, 3 Halifax St, Nelson.

Terra Firma is supported by South Street Gallery, Nelson Potters Ass, Potters Clay Nelson and New Zealand Society of Potters.

More Information.

Terra Firma is on these dates:

  • 5th February 2016
  • 6th February 2016
  • 7th February 2016
  • 8th February 2016
  • 9th February 2016
  • 10th February 2016
  • 11th February 2016
  • 12th February 2016
  • 13th February 2016
  • 14th February 2016
  • 15th February 2016
  • 16th February 2016
  • 17th February 2016
  • 18th February 2016
  • 19th February 2016
  • 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
Sport Tasman Give it a Go

The Give it a Go programme offers a range of fun sport and recreational activities to try. Aimed at over 40's we have a new activity every week.

10th Feb - 10am Self Defence at Saxton Stadium $6
17th Feb - 10am Table Tennis at Saxton Stadium $5
24th Feb - 10:30am Aqua Aerobics at Riverside Pool $6
2nd March - 10am Croquet at Nelson Hinemoa Croquet Club $5
9th March - 10am Fun & Frisbees at Isle Park $3
16th March - 10am Badminton at Saxton Stadium $6
23rd March - 10am Tai Chi at Saxton Stadium $5
30th March - 10am Petanque at Saxton Field $3

To register your interest contact Wendy Bettjeman, Sport Tasman 546 3309.

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Sport Tasman Give it a Go is on these dates:

  • 10th February 2016
  • 17th February 2016
  • 24th February 2016
  • 2nd March 2016
  • 9th March 2016
  • 16th March 2016
  • 23rd March 2016
  • 30th March 2016
Fitness in the Park 2016

A variety of fun and exciting fitness classes each week in a local park. FREE to the public by registering online. Registrations will open 7 days prior to each class date..

13/02/16 Pregnancy & Post Natal Exercise, 10:30am @ Saxton Field

20/02/16 Franks Brothers Cross Fit, 9:30am @ Tahunanui Sports Fields

27/03/16 Migym Box Fit, 10:00am @ Botanics Sportsground

5/3/16 Boot Camp Nelson, 8:15am @ Tahunanui Beach

12/3/16 Running Technique with Nigel Burgess, 8:15am @ Botanics Sports Field

19/3/16 Migym Body Balance, 9am @ Botanics Sportsground

2/4/16 Strongman & Women Group Training, 9am @ 5 McIndoe Place, Richmond

9/4/16 Power Yoga, 9am @ Botanics Sportsground

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Fitness in the Park 2016 is on these dates:

  • 13th February 2016
  • 20th February 2016
  • 27th February 2016
  • 5th March 2016
  • 12th March 2016
  • 19th March 2016
  • 26th March 2016
  • 2nd April 2016
  • 9th April 2016
Romantic Valentines afternoon at Pottering About

Tired of the same old boring thing for valentines day? Come along and create a piece of art
with your loved one that you will both treasure forever. We provide the romantic
atmosphere, inspiration, and a decadent chocolate fountain. All you need to do is bring along
your partner. Paint one item and get a second piece half price
Booking is a must, so give us a call and reserve your table :)

BYO is truly welcome :)
545 8041
Pottering About
Buxton Sq

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Romantic candle-lit Valentines Evening at Pottering About

Tired of the same old boring thing for valentines day? Come along and create a piece of art
with your loved one that you will both treasure forever. We provide the romantic candle-lit
atmosphere, inspiration, and a decadent chocolate fountain. All you need to do is bring along
your partner. Paint one item and get a second piece half price
Booking is a must, so give us a call and reserve your table :)

BYO is truly welcome :)
545 8041
Pottering About
Buxton Sq

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Katrina & the Swing Men - Founder's Park

Katrina & the Swing Men performs on Valentine's Day at Founder's Park from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Enjoy an afternoon of great jazz entertainment. Katrina is one of the leading vocalists and entertainers in the Nelson region. She has performed in the Nelson ARTS Festival, Nelson Jazz Festival and at major events in the region. With a full repertoire of jazz, blues and swing tunes you will enjoy Katrina's passionate style to your favorite songs. Come listen and dance to a fun filled afternoon at Founder's Park on Valentines Day with Katrina & the Swing Men.

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Love Vibration - Arts & Health Expo

Health & Food Stalls. Live music. 5D Art Work.

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Indigo Rising

INDIGO RISING is a 5 piece hip hop group, fronted by female emcees Dayelle, Nastaij and Emerald, with Kayboku on beats and Matthew Charles on trumpet.
The group met through a mutual respect for each others solo projects and joined forces for future musical adventures!
Now based in Melbourne and performing regularly, they have opened for UK artists from High Focus records, made a live appearance on RRR Melbourne Radio and are soon to embark on a tour of New Zealand playing at Resonance Karamea Festival and Waitati Festival. 2016 is going to be a huge year!

Each member has individually released music and toured internationally, sharing their passion for music in places such as New Zealand, Holland, Spain, UK, Canada and the USA. They have performed at countless festivals, clubs and venues. They all have established backgrounds in music production, vocals, live sound and event management.

Indigo Rising serves as a platform for it's members to showcase their own material while also creating together, and every show is open to guest MC’s and instrumentalists.

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Music in the village

Music in the village
Tuesday 16 February
2pm
Ernest Rutherford Village Centre

Please join us as we relive the magic of three decades of timeless tunes.
Presented by four artists who have collaborated on concerts such as Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, and Skycity Starlight Symphony, you’ll be blown away by their musical talents.
Tickets are just $15 and include afternoon tea.

Hurry – seating is limited so book your tickets by calling Debbie on 03 538 0882, by Friday 12 February.

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PRESERVING THE HARVEST with Nicola Galloway

In this workshop learn how to safely preserve a variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables.

- Demonstration and discussion on preserving fruit with little or no sugar.
- Learn different preserving techniques to suit different kitchens and needs.
- A basic chutney recipe that can be used with many combinations of fruit and vegetables.
- Discussion on traditional methods of preserving without vinegar and/or sugar.
+ Delicious food samples on the evening & recipe folder to take home!

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Troubadour String Quartet

Pop up string quartet concert in upstairs foyer.

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Cruise Control Band at The Mapua Sprig and Fern Tavern

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

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Crooked Weather

Based in Yorkshire, Crooked Weather blend indie with Traditional Folk to create earthy and unruly folk songs.

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Black Sabbath Tribute

As the thunder rolls and the rain steadily falls, a lone church bell heralds the arrival of Pigs of War's first Nelson show since 2012.

The December warm up show at The Turf was a monster, so bring your finest Sabbath heads to Club Paradox on Saturday 20th February and help Bruce celebrate his birthday in the same spectacular style, with DJ support from the smashingly official 'Banger of Tunes' Miz Blackheart!

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Santa Cruz Coppermine

The 10th anniversary of the Santa Cruz Coppermine. One of NZ's most famous, and best loved, mountain bike races. Two courses:

The Classic - one full loop of the Dun Mountain Trail
The Epic - and extended loop of the Dun Mountain Trail taking on Fringed Hill and Black Diamond Ridge

More info to come - but get it in your diary now.

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Kool Tones Performing at the Golden Bear

Kool Tones perform at the Golden Bear in Mapua with tasteful grooves for one and all. Barry Korcheski, Hammond organ, John Rowburrey, guitar and John Irvine, drums. Come and hear classic pop, motown, funk, blues, and swing grooves from such artists as James Brown, Santana and Booker T and the MG's.

Live at the Golden Bear in Mapua from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Come listen and dance to your favorite grooves.
See ya there !!!

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Matt Harris/Acoustic Blues

Matt Harris/Acoustic Blues will be playing at, The Sands Brewery Bar & Kitchen at the Sunday sessions over the next couple of months.

Matt has a tasteful, laid back style, he also cranks out some upbeat blues standards and originals.
He has a rhythmic, bass line, finger-picking guitar style, while wailing away on the harp at times, accompanied by his bluesy soulful vocal.

He's looking forward to heading to Tahunanui Beach, as this is one of his favourite places to hang out and play.

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Junior Indoor Dodgeball

Junior Indoor Dodgeball games held at Richmond Town Hall. 7 - 13 Year olds. $3 per child. Come along and be put into teams for an hour of fun.

No experience necessary. Boys and girls.

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Junior Indoor Dodgeball is on these dates:

  • 24th February 2016
  • 2nd March 2016
  • 9th March 2016
  • 16th March 2016
Pickleball

Pickleball, a strange name for a fun game! Come along and try one of the fastest growing sports in the USA. Indoors at Saxton Stadium. Using a lowered Badminton net to the ground, a wiffle ball (larger hollow ball with holes) and padder tennis bat. Great for all ages and very social.

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Pickleball is on these dates:

  • 25th February 2016
  • 3rd March 2016
  • 10th March 2016
  • 17th March 2016
Comedy Slam Nelson

COME along Saturday & have a laugh with Nelson's funniest people!

MC: Shannon Pennefather

JUDGING by the audience with $100 to the winner

ENTRY only $5

PLUS check out the very curious Windows of Paradoxical Randomness, the WOW costumes and the chill-out UV room - a veritable visual feast

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Nelson PGOpen - Round Two

There will be two rounds of the New Zealand Paragliding Open in 2016 including:

Round 1: Manilla, NSW, Australia (also known as "The Kiwi Open"). Monday 8 February to Sunday 14 February 2016. Registration and competition briefing Sunday 7 February 2016

Round 2: Nelson, New Zealand

The New Zealand Paragliding Open Round 2 for 2016 will be held in Nelson from Saturday 27 February to 5th March 2016 (registration on 26th February). This is the second of two FAI Cat2 competitions for the NZ season.

Nelson Comp Headquarters and Registration

There will be a welcoming reception at the competition headquarters, Tahunanui Camp Ground on Friday 26 February 2016 at 6pm where you will be able to complete registration, collect pilot packs, get GPS uploads and hang around trying to borrow the gear you forgot to bring with you.

The Mandatory Pilot Briefing will take place after registration at 8pm. The First formal briefing will be on Saturday 27 February at 8am at the Sprig and Fern, 13 Beach Road, Tahunanui, Nelson.

The Tasman Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club Inc. members look forward to welcoming you all to Nelson.

More Information.

Nelson PGOpen - Round Two is on these dates:

  • 27th February 2016
  • 28th February 2016
  • 29th February 2016
  • 1st March 2016
  • 2nd March 2016
  • 3rd March 2016
  • 4th March 2016
  • 5th March 2016
Ruby Coast Arts Open Studios Opening Night

The Ruby Coast artists are throwing open their studio doors for the weekend. The opening night function at the Mapua Hall is a great way to start the weekend off.

Meet the artists, guest speaker and enjoy the company of others supporting the arts on the Ruby Coast.

There will be a Silent Auction where you can bid for RCA members artworks.

Download the RCA trail map from this listing, or visit the website, or pick one up from participating artists. Maps can also be found at the Java Hut, Naked Bun, Mapua Library and Jellyfish Cafe in Mapua.

Visit the Ruby Coast Arts facebook page www.facebook.com/RubyCoastArts for further details of the evening.

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Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon - Nelson

Want to have heaps of fun with your friends and get a Champions Medal in the BIGGEST Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon series in the world?

Be part of this year's event. Sign up for the Nelson TRYathlon on 6 March 2016. Entry is open to anyone aged between 7 and 15 of all sporting abilities. Sign up as an individual or form a team with your friends.

WHAT YOU GET
Every entrant receives a Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon t-shirt, certificate, swim cap and complimentary breakfast.

Sign up NOW at www.try.weetbix.co.nz

SWIM - ocean
50m - 200m depending on your age

BIKE - on closed road
4km (7 - 10yrs), 8km (11 - 15 yrs)

RUN - on grass
1.5 km

The swim runs parallel to the beach. Tryathletes are generally able to stand up during the swim; but we encourage everyone to give swimming a go! The transition area is located up the beach, on the fields nearby, and the bike and run legs are around the field and surrounding streets which are completely closed to traffic and well marshaled by our fantastic group of volunteers.

As a series, it is the world's largest sporting event for kids and is New Zealand's premier kids sporting event. The Nelson leg of the series regularly attracts 1500+ participants.

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Soiree Musicale

For the 4th time you are invited to share music, Folk, Country, Blues, Classical, Pop, with local musicians. A long interval gives time to enjoy a tasty supper, al- fresco with this year a Barn Dance to follow at 9pm.
The evening is a fundraiser for The Nelson Ark

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Matt Harris/Acoustic Blues

Matt Harris/Acoustic Blues will be playing at, The Sands Brewery Bar & Kitchen at the Sunday sessions over the next couple of months.

Matt has a tasteful, laid back style, he also cranks out some upbeat blues standards and originals.
He has a rhythmic, bass line, finger-picking guitar style, while wailing away on the harp at times, accompanied by his bluesy soulful vocal.

He's looking forward to heading to Tahunanui Beach, as this is one of his favourite places to hang out and play.

More Information.

Changing Threads National Contemporary Fibre Arts Awards 2016

A showcase of finest contemporary NZ fibre art practitioners whose work has been selected for having embraced the spirit of the challenge to produce work that stretch the terms 'fibre' or 'textile' in their medium or construction, and those which are thought provoking, insightful, quirky, humorous or inspirational.

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Changing Threads National Contemporary Fibre Arts Awards 2016 is on these dates:

  • 11th March 2016
  • 2nd April 2016
Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon & 10km 2016

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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Autumn Craft Beer Tasting Session

Sample top craft beers from the Australia versus New Zealand Great Craft Beer Taste Off (brewers from Australia and NZ) at The Moutere Inn (New Zealand's oldest pub) from 11am to 6pm.

Entry includes the tasting of some great craft beer! After the tasting session craft beers will be available at super affordable prices. Prizes to be won on the day!

Mike's Organic Brewery will feature in the Brewer's Talk.

Accommodation is also available at the Moutere Inn please visit http://www.moutereinn.co.nz/accom.html to view and book.

For event & brewer updates including courtesy bus information please visit https://www.facebook.com/icywingz

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