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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
Richie and Rosie

Out of the United States, banjo player Richie Stearns (The Horse Flies, Donna the Buffalo) and fiddler Rosie Newton (The Duhks) are a really mesmerizing duo, playing mostly old-time/Appalachian styled originals with their distinct, syncopated rhythmic style.

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Richmond Library: Law for Lunch - Powers of Attorney

Come along to Richmond Library’s free Law for Lunch sessions with Julia O-Connor from Nelson Bays Community Law.

In this session, Julia will be talking Powers of Attorney, who needs them, how much it costs to set it up, and everything else you need to know.

Free. No bookings required. Bring your lunch.

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Richie and Rosie

Direct from Upstate New York, Richie & Rosie are bringing a taste of Americana to the Inn. If punk banjo and ferocious fiddle playing are your thing you need to see this genre expanding duo.

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Quiz Night

Test your knowledge in our fun filled quiz night. Teams of 4 compete to take out top prize for best brains. No worries if you don't have a team, just turn up and you're bound to find some other team mates!

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Motueka Library: Fresh Foodies - Herbal Teas

If you're interested in getting fresh ideas for cooking, finding out where to get fantastic produce and want to meet people with a similar interest then Fresh Foodies is the group for you.

Exchange ideas and recipes and check out the extensive range of cookbooks on offer at the library.

Topic for October is herbal teas. Join us for information and tea tastings.

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End Polio Now Fundraising Breakfast

For over 30 years Rotary International has been at the forefront of a global initiative to eradicate the wild polio virus. Fundraising has supported mass public health programmes to vaccinate all children against polio. Today the virus is endemic in only three countries - Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria, and new cases are down to a handful in each country. New Zealand has been polio free since the 1970s and the West Pacific since 2000. We are so close to achieving our aim to rid the world of this devastating and crippling disease but we need your help to continue the fight. The Rotary Club of Whakatu End Polio Now breakfast presents guest speakers giving a historical perspective of polio and discussing the challenges faced by New Zealand polio survivors today. There will also be an update on the current situation as we count down to full eradication. Cost: $30 (cash) for full breakfast includes an end polio now donation RSVP by 25 Oct to Peter Hillier, email: peter.hillier@vodafone.co.nz

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Plunket Cafe at Ecomoon

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.

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Murder, mayhem, love, loyalty, betrayal, honour, comradeship, justice, injustice and Nelson… this story has it all.

In 1866, the ‘Burgess-Kelly Gang’ murdered five men on the Maungatapu track, near Nelson, in New Zealand’s most infamous case of bush-ranging. The gang’s subsequent arrest, trial and hangings set the whole colony aflame with a mixture of morbid curiosity and righteous indignation.

Maungatapu delves into the relationships between gang members Burgess, Kelly, Levy and Sullivan as they plot and carry out the murders, are arrested, tried, then executed. From Burgess’ remarkable death row ‘confession’, to Sullivan’s ‘betrayal’ of the others in return for a pardon, where does the truth lie?

“For brevity, succinctness, and concentration, it [Burgess’s confession] is perhaps without its peer in the literature of murder.” MARK TWAIN

Warning: contains coarse language & violence.

Written by Justin Eade
Directed by Giles Burton
Starring Nick Kemplen, Cameron West, Daniel Allan and Pete Coates.

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The Ahern Brothers

Both highly respected solo artists and songwriters in their own right, Steve Grady and Josh Rennie-Hynes formed The Ahern Brothers after an impromptu trip to the United States in late 2016.

After spending a few days in San Francisco, they packed the car and set off. For the next three weeks they travelled throughout Northern California and Oregon taking in national parks, small towns, cities and stories along the way, documenting the experience by writing an album’s worth of songs.

“Steve and I hadn’t written anything together before, but as soon as we got to San Francisco we pulled out our guitars, and the songs just came pouring out,” Rennie- Hynes said. “We’d wake up, make a coffee and work on writing a song for that day. At the end of three weeks, we had a bunch of material that we were so proud of.”

Upon returning to Australia, they locked in studio time with renowned Melbourne engineer and producer, Roger Bergodaz, in his newly built Union St Studio. The album was tracked completely live over two days in mid- December of 2016. There was an emphasis placed on capturing the spirit and true performance of each song, with strictly no overdubs.

“Working with Roger Bergodaz was crucial in bringing this record to life. He immediately understood what we wanted to capture with the sound and feel of these songs,” Grady said.

The duo released their debut album on June 23 to an incredible response, including four stars from Rolling Stone Magazine.

- Rolling Stone

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Community Recreation Expo

Our community provides a lot of social, sports, hobbies to keep you fit and healthy along with building friendships and learning new skills. Come on down to the Centre to see what your community has on offer.

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Casino Evening Charity Fundraiser

You’re Invited to our Casino Evening Charity Fundraiser.

Come join us for an evening of socialising, gambling, music and more … be a part of this exciting event while supporting the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust.

Blackjack . Roulette . Crown & Anchor . Texas Hold 'Em Poker . Charity Auction

Includes glass of bubbles on arrival, all gaming chips, entertainment and hors d’oeuvres.

Tickets Strictly limited to 150

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Family Entertainment Show

Our MAGICIAN to WOW you, and our STORYTELLER will transport you to another dimension.

Bring a cushion to sit on, but there's lots of reasons to get up on your feet!!

There will be dancing and singing (we hope you will join in) and an interesting craft activity you to try.

A number of community entertainers have volunteered their time or charged less than their usual fee to allow us to provide low-cost family-centric entertainment.

Funds raised will be used to pay for the hire of the hall and entertainment fees.

Surplus funds will be donated to the community groups who have supported the show.

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High Low Fashion Weekend

Delivering high fashion to the globe from Nelson, New Zealand.
‘High Low’ is Nelson’s very own Fashion Weekend - the largest runway show in Nelson since 'World of Wearable Arts'.
Bringing a huge awareness of high fashion and high profile designers to the top of the south, and highlighting what New Zealand has to offer.
Our first year was a huge success and we can't wait to share 2017 with you!
This year we have an amazing selection of designers coming to showcase their collections on the runway at Nelson's Trafalgar Centre.
We will also be donating a percentage of every ticket sale to a nominated charity. This has been important to us from the very start of HLFW and it's something we always want to carry on.
Let’s make New Zealand proud.

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Medicine For Free - A Wild Weed Walk at Riverside Community

John Massey is back at Riverside with his wealth of knowledge in identifying and explaining the many benefits of common weeds.

Come to Riverside Community and enjoy a walk in the sun, learning about what nature can offer you for free.

This event is organised by the Riverside Education Programme and sponsorship is available (please contact Tanja).

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Guy Buttery

Buttery's distinctive acoustic style is influenced by traditional South African culture, music and instrumentation. In live performances, Guy also uses an EBow and a looper to create "synth-like textures".

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Halloween Special with Kramit @ The Vic

Halloween special with Kramit rocking the stage from 9pm.

Drinks specials
In-house competitions
Prizes & Giveaways
$50 bar tab for best costume

It's sure to be a spook-tasic night! Come and join in on the fun... If you dare!

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Shakti Mat Yoga & Meditation Workshop ॐ

Explore the amazing benefits of the accupressure Shakti Mat- with Nicole Du Guay(-500hr certified yoga teacher, reiki master, holistic nutrionalist and lifestyle coach).

No experience with yoga or Shakti Mats necessary. This workshop is well suited to all as there is almost no weight-bearing positions (save for standing) as everything is optional or can be modified.

It can be useful in times of:

Supporting deep, restful sleeps
Soothing tired and creaky muscles
Boosting normal recovery from headaches
Supporting recovery from muscular injury
Overall wellness for the mind and body
Relaxation whenever you want, wherever you want.

Shorts and a sports bra (or a thin-strap top) are highly recommended for the best workshop experience. Wear baggy clothing over top. ॐ

Studio Evolve now Stocks Shakti Mats!!!!

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Our Place Our Nature

Come along to our free Nelson event. There will be lots of exciting activities for all ages - including making tracking tunnels, flax weaving, nature walks, tent pitching races, scavenger hunts, giant board games and discovering what freshwater critters live in the Maitai River. We will also be launching a new Kiwi Guardians Trail which is located on the Branford Park Edible Walk. Come along, explore the trail, and earn yourself a Kiwi Guardians Medal.
There will be no food for sale onsite, so bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it. Please help us by taking your rubbish home with you.
Please note there is very limited parking on site, we suggest parking on Nile Street and either walking or cycling to Branford Park.
Brought to you by the Department of Conservation in partnership with Nelson City Council, Tasman District Council, Nelmac, Bowater Toyota, Big Picture Productions, Enviroschools and Nelson College for Girls Enviro Group.
Stall holders include: Waimaori stream care, Forest and Bird, NMIT, Natureland, Project Janszoon, Friends of Flora, Birds NZ, PF2050, Lane Hawkins.

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Nelson Fright Night

Fright Night is back to send chills down your spine.
Founders Park will be transformed into a haunted village.

Dance party will include a Mocktail Bar this year.
Food carts will include hot drinks and Halloween themed donuts!

TICKETS $10 cash, will be available next week (2nd October) from Gizmos Nelskum and YMCA Nelson on Toi Toi Street.
For 13 - 18 year olds,

Keep your eyes on our facebook page as we will be doing lots of giveaways , and ZM will be hitting the streets with free double passes!

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The Great Big Little Wedding Show

This is a great opportunity, for couples who are planning their wedding, to meet some of our region's best wedding service providers.

The first 50 attendees will receive goodie bags and everyone will have a chance to win one of the great prizes on offer.

Come along and see some great wedding outfits modeled on our catwalk and have a look at the range of services on offer locally.

To view the Facebook Event Page go to
www.facebook.com/fromthisdayforward.nz and scroll down until you find the link to the event page. Then simply click on it.

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Colour Craze

Join the Colour Craze fun day with a group, your friends, your club or community. Make your way around the course, walking or running and get showered with colour powder - dress up or not - the choice is yours.

Spot prizes, food carts, cultural group performances, music - fun for all.

This event is aimed at celebrating our ethnically diverse community - for youth, families or anyone!

Organised by Nelson Multiculutral Council,
Waimea Youth Council and Sport Tasman. Funded by Tasman District Council.

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Murder, mayhem, love, loyalty, betrayal, honour, comradeship, justice, injustice and Nelson… this story has it all.

In 1866, the ‘Burgess-Kelly Gang’ murdered five men on the Maungatapu track, near Nelson, in New Zealand’s most infamous case of bush-ranging. The gang’s subsequent arrest, trial and hangings set the whole colony aflame with a mixture of morbid curiosity and righteous indignation.

Maungatapu delves into the relationships between gang members Burgess, Kelly, Levy and Sullivan as they plot and carry out the murders, are arrested, tried, then executed. From Burgess’ remarkable death row ‘confession’, to Sullivan’s ‘betrayal’ of the others in return for a pardon, where does the truth lie?

“For brevity, succinctness, and concentration, it [Burgess’s confession] is perhaps without its peer in the literature of murder.” MARK TWAIN

Warning: contains coarse language & violence.

Written by Justin Eade
Directed by Giles Burton
Starring Nick Kemplen, Cameron West, Daniel Allan and Pete Coates.

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Isla Grant

Scotland’s legendary singer/songwriter Isla Grant returns to New Zealand with exciting new songs – plus her extensive repertoire of most loved music.

As an internationally acclaimed recording artist, Isla’s beautiful voice encompasses everything from country folk songs to easy listening – Isla’s spellbinding concert features her wonderful hit songs and takes a nostalgic look at her long and successful career.

Isla’s Concert will be a grand international concert not to be missed.

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Nathan Brown Trio

Upright bassist and rising jazz star Nathan Brown is one of the most in demand bassist in New York City. As a side man he has performed with an array of world class musicians including Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Randy Brecker, Carl Allen, John Faddis, Wycliffe Gordon, Lewis Nash, and Paquito D’Rivera. He also performs regularly with New York based Australian and New Zealand musicians such as Mark Lockett, Matt Baker, Adrian Cunningham, JC Stylles, and Graeme Norris.

"This Is The Moment" is Nathan's first attempt at crossing the bridge between side man and front man. For Nathan "This Is The Moment" to step into the spotlight and become recognized as a bandleader and composer in his own right.

Following the release of his new album,"This is the Moment" in New York on Sept. 8 Nathan Brown is coming to NZ to perform at the Queenstown Jazz Festival.
We are thrilled Nathan will then do a gig at Fairfield House before he travels north and across the ditch.
The Nathan Brown Trio will comprise Nathan on Upright Bass, joined by Brad Kang on Guitar and Mark Lockett - Drums


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"Kelly Bowater Travel Rally Against Breast Cancer"


We invite all ages and genders to join us for a fun, social session and support the Breast Cancer Foundation.
• Early Bird Tickets (until 15th Oct) $10 p/person
• General Admission $15.00 p/person
• Mother & Child combo $25.00
• Business Group of 6+ $12.00 p/person
“This is the second year we are supporting this valuable fundraiser which strives to prevent families suffering from breast cancer. Join us for a fun workout, at whatever level you wish, with our coaches at your local tennis club. NO NEED TO HAVE EVER PLAYED TENNIS BEFORE”
7 Clubs– Hope, Nelson, Tasman, Motueka, Waka, Mapua, Golden Bay Clubs

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Open Day - Give Golf a Go!

IT'S TIME FOR ALL WOMEN, OF ALL AGES, TO GIVE GOLF A GO - So we are inviting you and your partner or friends to an FREE open day at the Waahi Taakaro Golf Course on Sunday, October 29.

There will be an opportunity to use the putting and practice facilities, with club members on hand to give basic tips and information and to accompany them onto the course for a few holes. All equipment is provided and there will be a draw for a giveaway prize. There will also be a complimentary drink in the clubhouse afterwards.

For those wanting to learn more about how to play golf there will be the chance to sign up for group coaching lessons at discounted rates.

This Open Day is part of the She Loves Golf campaign being run by NZ Golf this month to boost the number of women playing the game.

The campaign is backed by NZ’s champion golfer Lydia Ko and other celebrities, including Toni Street, Laura McGoldrick, Gemma McCaw, Jamie Curry, Matilda Rice and Daisy Dagg.

It aims to make golf fun by relaxing the rules around playing and what to wear on the course. We'd love to see you there.

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Saints & Angels

Saints & Angels is back. Bring your whole family for a free event as an alternative to Halloween. Food, Rides, Activities, Face painting, Dog obedience demonstration. Please no Halloween costumes.
Tuesday 31st October 2017 5.00 - 8.00 pm
Richmond Baptist Church grounds
123 Salisbury Road

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Costume Carnival

Free Family event. Dress up and come enjoy games and prices and sausage sizzle. Organised by Hills Community Church

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Family Fun night at Nelson Cathedral

Family Fun night at Nelson Cathedral
Fun for all the family
Flossie the balloon lady, bouncie castle, magic show, sausage sizzle. Free admission.

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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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Better Breathers Class

Contact Sue at the Nelson Asthma Society 03 544 1562 or
email asthma.nelson@xtra.co.nz. Or just turn up no need to book in.
$5 per class or $2 for Nelson Asthma Society members
 BBC is a 50 minute series of guided exercises specifically designed to help those with breathing difficulties
 A trained, experienced and friendly physiotherapist or an instructor leads a series of mainly upper body exercises designed to free-up muscles and improve circulation. A focus is on ‘thoracic mobility’ which involves the muscles surrounding your lungs, abdomen, back, shoulders and neck.
 These exercises can be seated or standing using a chair for support.
 Balance exercises are included to help reduce your risk of falling.
 Diaphragmatic breathing, also called Belly Breathing is taught to help learn the art of correct breathing.
 Coughing is encouraged, so please don’t feel embarrassed.
 Reducing tension or stress can help better breathing, so the relaxation component is aimed at gradually reduce stress and anxiety in all muscles of the body.
Why should I attend?
Keeping active can be daunting and even frightening for those with breathing challenges. The BBC class helps you learn and practice beneficial exercises so you gradually become more active. You will gain confidence to practice
exercises at home, you get to talk with others with similar challenges, and you get information from trained professionals.
Comments from participants:
 “I feel looked after at the sessions and the exercises are a comfortable pace for me”
 “I feel better after doing the exercises and I’ve made new friends”
 “I feel more flexible and enjoy the stretching exercises”
 “I have learnt about getting healthy and staying as fit as I can”
 “I feel encouraged to practice regularly”
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Nelson Asthma Society and the Better Breathers Club is
supported by Nelson Bays Primary Health

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Introduction to the Primal Lifestyle

Organised by the Riverside Education Programme!

For more info, please visit our website!

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Richmond Library: Law for Lunch - Family Trusts

Come along to Richmond Library’s free Law for Lunch sessions with Julia O-Connor from Nelson Bays Community Law.

In this session, Julia will be talking about Family Trusts, what they’re for, and what you need to do to set one up.

Free. No bookings required. Bring your lunch.

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Harmonie Harp Orchestra performs

It is a very rare occasion to hear so many harps together. Come and indulge, only for a gold coin donation.
We ask that you bring a plate of food to share for supper, so you can meet the harpists.
We are an orchestra of harpists with different skills; some are beginners and some are more advanced harpers. Together we have created this orchestra and will showcase our hard work from this year.

It takes determination to learn an instrument, and it takes courage to perform. One harp sounds beautiful, and seven harps sound heavenly...

Our members from left to right;
Aster Harmonie, Ruby Harrison, Nicky Crawford, Lisa Harmonie, Annemieke Harmonie, Julie Saraswati, Jane Besley.

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Coyote Blues Band X-Pensive Blues show

The Coyote Blues Band returns to The Boathouse. Featuring some rip-roaring traditional and modern Blues, presented by some of Nelson's most dedicated Bluesmen.
Teamed up with Waimea Estate and The Boathouse Society's Wine Tasting evening, this is going to be a great night!

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Ceol River playing @ The Vic

Ceol River are a Nelson based 3 piece Acoustic Folk Rock Band playing upbeat energetic music to dance to and enjoy, appeals to all ages, venues and events

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Food Truck Fridays

Food Truck Fridays at Founders Heritage Park are back, the first Friday of the month, starting 1 September. Bring your family and enjoy an evening of tasty food, great beer and good company. Live music and an awesome playground for the kids. Food will be available between 5-8pm.

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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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RDA Family Fun Day

This is our annual open day when we invite the community it to come along and interact with our staff and volunteers in a very family oriented day,people can see the wonderful progress our sensory trail is making and children can experience a pony ride around it there are refreshments games face painting, We hope some of our visitors may want to come back and help as volunteers or may just take away new information about how riding helps so many locals ..

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Celebration Brass - 160th Birthday Concert

Nelson City Brass celebrates their 160th Birthday with a gala concert.

The band's Special Guest Artist is Jackie Clarke, entertainer, singer and comedian. Jackie was named 2016 Top Female Artist by the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand. Jackie has performed with everyone from Dave Dobbyn to the NZSO, has been a judge on TV's NZ Idol and was part of the successful group When The Cats Been Spayed.

The band will also feature champion euphonium player, Steve Miles. Regarded as one of the finest Euphonium players of his generation, Steve has held principal positions with some of the world's finest Brass Bands including the National Band of New Zealand, Brighouse & Rastrick, Black Dyke and Williams Fairey with whom he has produced many commercial recordings and toured as a featured soloist.

Come and hear NZ's Champion C Grade band and help them celebrate their birthday in style.

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Celebration Brass

Celebrate with Nelson City Brass as the oldest brass band in NZ.

Celebration Brass is a concert to celebrate the 160th Anniversary of the Nelson’s own band – Nelson City Brass. Musical Director Nigel Weeks will conduct the band playing bright entertaining brass music that all will enjoy.

This year the band’s Special Guest Artist is Jackie Clarke. Entertainer, singer and comedian, Jackie was named 2016 Top Female Artist by the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand. Jackie has performed with everyone from Dave Dobbyn to the NZSO, has been a judge on TV’s NZ Idol and was part of the successful group When The Cats Been Spayed.

The band will also feature champion euphonium player, Steve Miles. Regarded as one of the finest Euphonium players of his generation, Steve has held principal positions with some of the world’s finest Brass Bands including the National Band of New Zealand, Brighouse & Rastrick, Black Dyke and Williams Fairey with whom he has produced many commercial recordings and toured as a featured soloist.

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Acts of Oddi-tease

Roll Up , Roll Up. The carnivale's back in town!
But this is a carnivale with a rather titillating twist. A fusion of burlesque and theatrics.
Inspired by jazz age gypsies and jaded carnies the Carnivale of Delights is coming back for one night only, with 'Acts of Oddi-tease'.

Featuring such oddities as The Snake Woman, a Voodoo Priestess, The Bearded Lady and more freaks to wet your whistle.

Tickets are $15

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Cruise Control Band at The Mapua Sprig and Fern

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, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Credence Clearwater Revival and many other great artists from recent times.

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SALSA & Dance Extravaganza!

Get your glad rags on and come on down to the Mapua Hall for a super night of dancing and fun with Salsa & dance music.

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DJ Quinn playing @ The Vic

Dj Quinn on the decks from 9pm!

Playing some old school RnB and some golden oldies!

Head down if you're looking for a good night!

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Nelson Ark Village Fayre

Similar in many ways to Village Fayres (yes that is the Olde English spelling) with competitions for home baking, wines, beers, flower arrangements, races for children and families, 3 legged, wheelbarrow, egg and spoon, dogs showing off, pony rides, local musicians and dancers add to this sausage sizzle, bbq, ice cream, juice, pizza and smoothies.Take a good look at all the stalls and enter the Cuckoo in the Nest competition. and all this for just a gold coin entry plus opportunities to support the work of The Nelson Ark.
All this in the setting of an "English Pub' beside the sea.

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The Nelson Ark Village Fayre

Come and join the team from Nelson Ark in their annual fund raiser.
There will be Games & Competitions, Cuckoo in the Nest, Pony rides, Archery Demonstrations, Psychic & Tarot readings, Antiques & Collectibles Valuations.
Also 'have a go' mini workshops from
Ragged Crow Morris, Zenda Belly Dance, Sun City Cloggers, Hot Club Nelson, Waimea Ukes, & Denny.
Over 20 Craft Stalls plus delicious food & coffee

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Nelson Institute Talk: Speaker Mike Johnston. The Dun Mountain Railway

Geologist and mining historian, Mike Johnston, gives an illustrated talk about the Dun Mountain Railway, which ran from 1862 - 1901.
Dr Mike Johnston is a Nelson geologist, born and educated in the city. After graduating from Victoria University of Wellington, he was in 1967 appointed to the NZ Geological Survey and, from 1970, was District Geologist in Nelson with several major research projects including the "Nelson Mineral Belt" (or, to give it its scientific name, the Dun Mountain Ophiolite Belt),
. He has written histories of the Mineral Belt and the Dun Mountain Railway as well as a two volume history of gold mining in Marlborough.
He is currently writing a history of the goldfields from Golden Bay to the Matakitaki. Mike is a past president of the Nelson Historical Society and the Geological Society of New Zealand, as well as a life member of both organisations, and is a former chair of the Nelson Conservation Board.

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Goya Ensemble as part of the Live Music Series at Nelson Public Library

The Goya Ensemble are a vibrant new chamber music group that performs works composed for classical guitar and strings. Repertoire includes Haydn, Boccherini, Paganini, Schubert, Vivaldi and others. The group also incorporates Jazz, Latin and World music styles into their programme.
The musicians are Miles and Margarita Jackson, Fleur Jackson, Lissa Cowie and Katie Roddis

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French for Rabbits

French for Rabbits hail from Waikuku Beach, a small settlement in New Zealand’s South Island. They play music that drifts on the edge of fragility, but expands out into washing layers of ethereal, nostalgic dream-pop. Vocalist and primary songwriter, Brooke Singer, expresses intimate narratives against the cast of the damp colonial cold; her voice delicately steeled against John Fitzgerald’s winsome guitar lines, and the eerie instrumentation of their band mates. It’s a weather-beaten dreamscape, nostalgic for warmth and hopefully lilting towards sunnier climes.

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The Nelson Half

Athletics Nelson have launched a new event, titled The Nelson Half – Shoe Clinic Festival of Running, which will take place on Sunday, November 5.
The new half marathon will start at Saxton Field, with the course heading first to a Monaco loop followed by a section on the coastal cycleway west of Richmond and finishing on the track at Saxton Field. Also 10km, 5km and 2.5km options.
Schools could be the big winner in the new event. Each entrant can nominate a school, which will receive a cash boost of up to 50 per cent of entry fees. Runner and teacher Phil Costley praised the scheme: “This initiative encourages families, friends and whanau from throughout a community to come together, gain some unexpected funding and at the same time promote healthy exercise. Individually, each runner or walker will be rewarded with a commemorative medal to wear with pride as recognition of their efforts as well as improved fitness and friendships to kick start their summer.” Newcomers to this type of event won’t find it too daunting if they commit and start preparing early. Entering with a buddy to jog or walk is a good option for those not inclined to race as competitive athletes.

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Tasman United v Southern United

Come and join Tasman United for their first home game of the season against Southern United.

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A double-bill of exceptional new dance work from Footnote New Zealand Dance, CONTRAST is the combination of two distinct choreographic voices, Sarah Foster-Sproull (Auckland, New Zealand) and Emma Murray (Bern, Switzerland).

Sarah Foster-Sproull’s Super Ornate Construct invites you into a cut out world. A man stands alone with his thoughts while carefully placed scenes morph around him. With musical composition by Andrew Foster, this energetic new work vibrates with rich imagery and original sound.

Melding, merging, blurring. In Participation Murray considers how we are built up and subsequently undone by those around us. Swiss sound designer, Till Hillbrecht, provides a musical backdrop to this exploration of first encounters and layered identities.

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Richmond Library: Philip Simpson – Author Visit

Join us at Richmond Library for renowned author and ethnobotanist Philip Simpson’s talk about his new book Tōtara: A Natural and Cultural History.

Philip’s previous books Dancing Leaves (about tī kouka, the cabbage tree) and Pohutukawa and Rata (New Zealand’s iron-hearted trees) were hugely popular and his new book about the magnificent Tōtara is a wonderful addition to the literature available on New Zealand native flora.
Don’t miss this fascinating talk with one of New Zealand’s most interesting writers.

Book signings and sales will be available. Cash only - $75 a copy.

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CHINA WEEK - Tai Chi demonstration and a chance to join in!

Taoist Tai Chi Society of NZ (Nelson Branch), will be holding a Tai Chi demonstration as well as offering the public the opportunity to get involved.

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CHINA WEEK - Doing Business With China

Focused for Tourism Operators. This 3 hour session will include topics around Chinese travelers as well as acknowledging cultural differences. Helping you to clearly identify target markets, and how to adapt your offerings to suit the Chinese consumer.

For our SME business owners and operators, this 2.5 hour long session is focused around identifying cultural differences and how to best accommodate for these, as well as analysing your target markets. This workshop is aimed around adding value to these consumers, and getting natural New Zealand made products into the Chinese markets.

Both sessions presented by: Amy Adams of OCCAM. Specialist in getting European businesses ready for the Chinese market. She is a founding partner and director of OCCAM Consulting and has 15 years of experience working with Chinese principles, cultural norms and expectations.

Please RSVP by Friday 3rd November: Helen Riddle (NRDA) - helen@nrda.co.nz (03 545 6858)

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Graham Wardrop

Graham has been acclaimed as New Zealand's finest finger style guitarist. After thirty years in the professional arena, he is regularly called upon to give concert performances, to play on television and studio recording sessions, to hold workshops in advanced fingerstyle techniques for steel string guitar, along with providing atmospheric music in sophisticated dining situations.

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CHINA WEEK - Theatre and Music Night

A night of music and theatre from Minzhu Road Primary School and Guiya Road Primary School (both visiting Nelson from China for China Week) and guests.

Tickets available from the Theatre Royal -

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Quiz Night

Quiz Night - test your knowledge. Teams of 4 compete in a fun filled night. All welcome. No need to have a team!

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PRImprov present SUPER SCENE

Look, up on the stage! Is it a western? No! Is it a thriller? No! It's SUPER SCENE!
The People's Republic of Improv present an all improvised, fast-paced, rip-roaring theatrical elimination show, SUPER SCENE! Five directors enter, each with a story to tell but YOU decide which continue and which drop out. At the end of the night only the SUPER SCENE will go the distance.
Five directors, five genres, one winner, a million laughs!

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Live Music at The Boathouse

Blackboard dining, full bar and live music till late. Come and join us at Nelson's best music venue, The Boathouse.

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Jack and The Box @ The Vic

Live acoustic covers from outside the box.
Nelson based duo covering an ecclectic mix
Guitar, vocals and box percussion

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Mitre10 MEGA Helicopter House Build Open Day

Fans of the Mitre 10 MEGA Helicopter House Build are invited onsite for a sneak a peek inside the home. Come and meet the team behind the build and see how their hard work has created a beautiful home to be auctioned live onsite Saturday 18 November at 12.00pm.

Lots of family fun with giveaways, sausage sizzle and more.

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Nelson Truck Show 2017

Stoke School PTA are proud to host the Nelson Truck Show for the 5th year running.
Held at the A & P Showgrounds in Lower Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson.
We will have a huge amount of trucks to look at ranging from emergency vehicles, log trucks, b-trains, swingliftes and more.
There will be food and drinks available to purchase.
Blast Bouncy Castle will be there selling rides (mini jeeps, zorb balls and their bouncy castles).
This is for the big kids little kids, aunts, uncles, mums dads, grandparents etc.
Adults $5, Children $2, Family $10.
An affordable fun day out.
Free parking available inside the main entrance of the Showgrounds.

Postponement Date - 18th November 2017

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Mitre 10 MEGA Nelson Helicopter House Build - Public Open Day

Come along to Mitre 10 MEGA in Nelson on Saturday 11 November to take a close up look of the Helicopter House Build.
Collect your own personal four digit code and see if you can crack the safe and win the $2,0000 Mitre 10 MEGA voucher on auction day.
100s of hours and $1,000s of dollars worth of donated product and services have made this truly spectacular three bedroom 149sqm New Zealand Certified Builders Assocation home.
This is a great opportunity to see the detail and design features of the Helicopter House Build and find out more about the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Endowment Trust who are the beneficiaries of the nett proceeds from the auction which being held onsite Saturday 18 November at 12.00pm.

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CHINA WEEK - NMIT Community Day

NMIT welcomes you to the community open day in conjunction with China Week!

- Food and refreshments
- Art displays
- History display boards on Appo Hocton
- Music
- Local Artists
- Performances by visiting Chinese Schools
- Table Tennis
- Community stands: NZCA, NZ Friendship Society
- NMIT display
- Chinese consulate display
- Tai Chi demonstration
- Confucius Institute: Chinese calligraphy, Chinese knot making and Chinese lantern making
- Nelson Giants


Bring your friends and family down for a day of education and fun celebrating China week here in Nelson!

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Sydney Hotshots at The Boathouse!

Heads’ up, ladies of New Zealand – the Sydney Hotshots are on their way to add some steam to the Land of the Long White Cloud!
The Hotshots Hunks are going to turn up the heat at The Boathouse, Nelson, and with brand-new guys and an all-new show for 2017, you can bet that they’re better than ever!
These outrageously handsome guys have been storming across Australia for the past 20 years, leaving loads of happy women in their wake. And it’s no wonder, considering those washboard abs, bulging biceps, smooth moves and cheeky twinkles in the eye! And now it’s New Zealand’s turn to have some fun…
Enjoy two hours packed with exciting entertainment, including a variety of games and competitions. And, of course, some up-close-and-personal attention from the guys up on stage! Girls will giggle, women will scream and husbands will be left at home…

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The Magic Lightbox Show - Delaney Davidson

Remember the slide show of the returned traveller? Remember the projected image on a sheet in the living room? Remember the live orchestra providing music to the movie you went to?
See all three combined as Delaney uses an incredible blend of live music and film, paying homage to these lost ways of storytelling in his tent show carnival style revival.

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FEZ playing @ The Vic

With Al on acoustic guitars, lead vocals and bass drum combined with the spectacularly unique talent of Simon Williams helping to lay down smooth and cool grooves on his sax’s, EWI, clarinet, flute and shaker, they create a unique, percussive style that has come to be their signature sound.

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Delaney Davidson's Magic Light Box

DELANEY DAVIDSON Brings The Magic Light Box show to the Playhouse.
Date: Sunday Nov 11th
Where: Playhouse Theatre, Mapua
Time: 8pm start, Dinner available from 6pm.
Cost: $20
Booking at (03)5402985

Delaney Davidson, presents his all new show Magic Lightbox.

Remember the slide show of the returned traveler? Remember the projected image on a sheet in the living room? Remember the live orchestra providing music to the movie you went to?

See all three combined as Delaney uses an incredible blend of live music and film, paying homage to these lost ways of storytelling in his tent show carnival style revival.

Dusty highway tales, the old world of Europe, the new world of USA, a glimpse into a forgotten time. Relive the mystery of Switzerland, see New Zealand like you never saw it before, the deserts of California, fairground Brighton by the sea, the cold war Vienna, all roll into one in this irresistible work.

Fresh from the success of his last European jaunt, here he comes through your town, catch him before he disappears again to distant parts unknown.

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Canaan Downs Orienteering

Orienteering is a navigation sport where individuals or groups navigate their way through a set course, using a map and compass. The event caters for all abilities, from first timers to experienced. There are courses ranging from 1-10km. The event is run by the Nelson Orienteering Club. There are start times from 10:00am until 1:00pm, runners can start anytime between those times and venture around the course at their own speed. The Canaan Downs area is excellent for orienteering and a scenically incredible area - the forest is high altitude mountain beech, with highland grazing areas in between, the land is famous for the limestone formations, sink holes and caves.
There will be club members on hand to help anybody new to orienteering. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the adventure.

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Nelson Historical Society - Trooper Leonard Tarrant

Gwyn Rees discusses the discovery of the sadly neglected Motueka memorial to South African (Boer) War soldier Len Tarrant, his research into Trooper Tarrant's life and medal, and the restoration and rededication of his memorial.

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4 Part Harmony Singing Open Evening

Men in Accord are Nelsons only male 4 part harmony A capella chorus.
Our Open Evening is an opportunity for all you guys out there to come along and learn the art of 4 Part Harmony Singing in a friendly, relaxed and fun environment.
Men in Accord is an organization for men of all ages and walks of life, so if you’re looking for something that little bit different musically, great harmony and the fellowship of other like-minded men, then come along to see and hear what we’re all about.
Our musical arrangements are structured with four separate notes with the intention to make most chords “ring’.
These ringing chords are the ultimate in harmony and create a truly wonderful sound which both singers and audiences find irresistible. Few people can resist the sound once they hear it. Beware – it is addictive!

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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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Just One Drop - The Film

Just One Drop
Tells the little known story of homeopathy: the most controversial system of medicine ever invented. Homeopathy is a specific form of medicine that uses minute doses of a highly diluted substance that stimulates the body to heal itself. To many, homeopathy seems implausible. They fear it is purely a placebo effect or worse, a form of deception or quackery. Yet, homeopathy has been around for over 200 years and is used by millions worldwide. The film explores the controversy, dispels myths and misconceptions, and asks whether or not homeopathy been given a fair shake.

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An Evening with Mike King - Presented by the Nelson District Parents Centre

NDPC is proud to be able to bring Mike to Nelson to share his journey with mental illness and addiction and to provide advice for parents, whānau and others caring for children and youth in our community. We hope to raise awareness on the important topic of mental health and encourage support networks to grow in our community. The theme for the evening is “Supporting Great Parents to Grow Great Children” as we strongly believe that great parents grow great children!.

Mike King has for years been known as the iconic Kiwi entertainer but that role has changed dramatically since the conception of his hugely popular radio show 'The Nutters Club'.

The show evolved from Mike’s own experience of mental illness and addiction and has become a huge success. The aim of the show is to ‘forever change the way people feel, think, talk and behave in relation to mental health’.

These days Mike is better known for his work as a prominent mental health educator and motivational speaker with the work he does under his charity and with his conference speaking. Mike's aim is to reverse the population trends of depression and suicide by effecting a positive social change.

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Save the Children Nelson presents The Ferio Saxophone Quartet

Join us for an evening of exceptional chamber music featuring the prizewinning Ferio Saxophone Quartet. These exciting young musicians are emerging as one of the leading British saxophone quartets among the new generation and have been enthusiastically received by audiences and critics alike. Thanks to generous local sponsors and volunteers all proceeds from this concert will go to support the work of Save the Children.

Ferio Saxophone Quartet: Huw Wiggins/Soprano, Ellie McMurray/Alto, Jose Banuls/Tenor, Shevaughan Beere/Baritone

J.S. Bach - Italian Concerto BWV 971
Jean Françaix - Petit Quatuor
Gaetano Donizetti - Una Furtiva Lagrima
Hugo Reinhart - Quartet in F Minor for Saxophone Quartet
J.S Bach (arr. Ferio) - Prelude and Fugue in G Minor BWV 535
Eugène Bozza - Andante et Scherzo
Guillermo Lago - Ciudades: Montevideo, Sarajevo and Addis Ababa
Will Gregory - Hoe Down

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Open Mic Banned Poetry Night

It's Open Mic Banned Poetry Night, so bring along your banned poem to read out to the crowd. The Live Poets evening kicks off with local music before our banned poets hit the stage!

Everyone is welcome to attend or participate. To reserve a slot, email Rose at thewritingforest@gmail.com

Thanks to Creative Communities for their support.

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Motueka Library: Local Rocks and Pet Rocks Workshop

The Rock Fella, David Dunny, is going to introduce you to Motueka's local rocks.

David is very enthusiastic and well informed about rocks and will show you samples demonstrating the wide variety found in Motueka.

But that's not all! Children and adults are then invited to create "pet rock critters" to take home with them.

Fun and interesting for the whole family!

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The Fades - Vintage Soul Summer Tour

Summer's come early and The Fades brothers and sisters are kickin' it off with only the finest in Vintage Soul!

The Fades Vintage Soul Summer Tour is heading south to the sunny skies of Nelson, the party is on at The Boathouse!

Bring your booty shakin' dancing shoes and only the finest of friends for a night of Vintage Soul and toe tappin' foot stompin' party tunes.

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Catch DJ Quinn on the decks from 9pm - mixing all your favorite old school RnB and those golden oldies we love so much! Don't miss out!

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Award winning studio Empire Dance Company is excited to bring a collaboration of cutting edge choreography, technique, talent and performance to Nelson in their dance show #LETSGO.

#LETSGO will transcend the audience with dancing, singing and acting in a wide variety of dance genres. Showcasing local talent and leading performers we will bring Classical Classics to 2k17 Modern pieces.

There is something in this show for everyone, #LETSGO THE EMPIRE DANCE COMPANY SHOW

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The All Seeing Hand

The group mashes together a mind-melting combination of turntablism, drumming and throat singing to create a sonic force that is better heard than described. On top of this extraordinary approach to music-making, the three-piece group has been taking its A-game to live gigs, with all three squeezing into a giant pink latex suit called The Blob, from which they burst forth to perform.

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Bragg Brothers @ The Vic

The Bragg Brothers Band are a Nelson based 3 piece original and classic rock covers band.

They'll rock your night so don't miss out.

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Tasman United v Waitakere United

Tasman United take on Waitakere United in their second home game of the season

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Ripe! Cheese Making Workshop

Learn how to make a swiss style hard cheese that will ripen in time for Christmas!

Limited to 12 Participants!

Fee: $35 (sponsorship available for those who would like to participate but cannot afford it - please ask Tanja)

For registrations, please contact Tanja: abundantnz@yahoo.co.nz

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Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop with Markus Giess & Karin Sang

International yoga teachers Markus and Karin will take you on a journey to “the other half” of yoga based on the teachings of their mentor, yin yoga and anatomy teacher, Paul Grilley. They will discuss the unique therapeutic qualities and benefits of yin yoga and we will discover why yin yoga is considered to be a vital complementary practice for not only yoga teachers/practitioners but for everyone, especially those suffering from chronic back pain or stress related illnesses.
In the afternoon session, our focus will be on the anatomy of yoga. Following international yoga teacher (and fellow Paul Grilley student) Bernie Clark’s long awaited and hotly discussed book “Your Body, Your Yoga”, yoga students and teachers around the world are recognising the limitations (and potential harm) of the “one alignment for all” rule book.
11:00am - 2:00pm & 3:00pm - 6:00pm

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We will discuss skeletal variation, see for ourselves just how different our bone structures really are and in doing so, discover the shortfall of classic alignment rules.

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Picnic in the Park

Come and join us for a relaxing afternoon of music & food in Burrell park. Bring a picnic or choose from the selection of food carts available, bring your family, friends and neighbours. As well as great music & delicious food on offer, there will be pony rides and games for the whole family.

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History brought to Life

Discover the untold historic stories as you walk through Easby Park.

This is not your ordinary history tour, actors will entertain you as they showcase what life was like many years ago.

Great fun for the whole family so come learn about your local history.

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Free 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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