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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
Child Poverty Action Group - Post Budget Breakfast

Come along to the Child Poverty Action Group's post budget breakfast. This is an opportunity to find out how the budget affects children and young people, especially our most vulnerable. There is a great line up of presenters including Alan Johnson, best known as the man behind the Salvation Army's State of the Nation Report. Alan is co-conveyor for Child Poverty Action Group and a social policy analyst for the Salvation Army's Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit. We also feel privileged to have two local presenters Kindra Douglas and Rosalie Grant. Kindra is the Director of Victory Community Centre and Rosalie is the Manager at Nelson Budget Services.

Seating is limited so please RSVP to cpag2016nn@gmail.com by 24th May 2017.

This event is organised by volunteers of Child Poverty Action Group Nelson Regional Network.

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Motueka Library: Opportunities Beyond School

Find out about Renting and Flatting for school leavers in this informal and interactive session with Jesse Hedges from Ray White.

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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Murder in the Library

Come and hear Auckland writer Fiona Sussman, Ruby Bay author David Briggs and Havelock-based crime writer, Alan Carter, discussing how they craft great stories and blend page-turning crime plots with fascinating characters and real-life themes.

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Folk Night

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

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Zenkuro Sake Tasting

Zenkuro Sake from Queenstown ~ New Zealand's FIRST AND ONLY Sake producer will be offering a walk-around tasting of their 5 premium sakes: Zenkuro Original, Wakatipu Sleeping Giant, White Cloud Nigori, Drip pressed Shizuki & Plum Sake.

If you've never had Premium sake, or any sake for that matter, join us for this casual, walk-around event. Dave Joll, owner & 'Sake professional' will be leading us through each sake. Small nibbles will be served.

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Access Bars - 1 day training workshop

Access Consciousness The Bars® are 32 bars of energy that run through and around your head that connect you to different aspects of your life. We call all of the points you touch when using this modality “The Bars®.”

These points contain all the electromagnetic component of thoughts, ideas, beliefs, emotions, and considerations that you have stored in any lifetime, especially the unconscious 'stuff' that create limitation, feeling stuck, stress, strain and struggle. This is an opportunity to start letting it all go!

Having your bars run is an incredibly nurturing and relaxing process, undoing limitation in your life.

Once trained, you are an Access Consciousness Bars Practitioner and can offer Bars sessions to friends, family or clients immediately and swap with fellow practitioners.

Class Cost is $320, and $160 for repeats within one year.
16-18year olds can also attend for half price and U15 years can always attend for free

To register please go to: http://www.accessconsciousness.com/en/class-catalog/core-classes/bars/Access-Bars-Class3028/
Luisa Giacon
Certified Bars Facilitator

Access website for more info on the bars - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2HWH9fG_40

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Takaka Library: The Winter Series - NZ Jade

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

Today's talk is by Golden Bay resident and jade carver Geoff Williams.

Geoff will speak about his long association with pounamu, he'll delve into the geology, the technical side of carving and the spiritual aspects of this lovely stone.

Don't miss this talk if you are interested in greenstone as Geoff's wealth of understanding on the subject will provide plenty of insights and knowledge.

Koha.

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Wave Rave Glow Party

Get your Glow on for Friday the 2nd June for our Wave Rave Glow Party!! This is one of our most popular Wave Rave theme nights of the year. We will have our Glow Store open so you can buy all your Glow Merchandise for the night.

Come along so you can join in on loads of wicked games. huge waves and prizes up for grabs!

Tickets can be purchased on the evening and are only $7 each.


Wave Rave is an event for 8-14 year olds run EVERY Friday night from 7-9pm at the Richmond Aquatic Centre. The waves are big, the music is cranking and you can challenge yourself on our awesome aqua run!

This event also includes adrenaline pumping competitions with awesome prizes up for grabs! Cafe is open every Friday night to keep you energized with heaps of Wave Rave only specials. Every month special event nights are held for even bigger Wave Raves! Entry to Wave Rave is $10 per person.

Keep up to date with all the latest Wave Rave information about theme nights, win prizes and passes by liking our Facebook Page - Wave Rave Nelson.

Under 8's are welcome but need to be accompanied by a parent ot caregiver over the age of 16 years. Please do not hesitate to contact the Richmond Aquatic Centre on (03) 543 9755 or email us at aru@clmnz.co.nz

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Young and Inspired - Living My Dream

Young and Inspired celebrates the amazing achievements of young Nelsonian's who are living their dreams out in the real world.

Delivered through live performances, visual presentations and creative story telling, Young and Inspired provides all young people with an opportunity to connect, share and learn.

The young presenters may not all currently reside in the Nelson region, however they all share a common thread of either being from or have grown up in the region. They will share insights into the circumstances and choices they have encountered as they turn their dreams into reality.

The presenters include Paul Williams, Jack Turu, Steph Scurr, Amy Harvey, Marie Palzer, Risaleaana Pouri-Lane, James Perham and Billy Dravitzki. See attached presenter bio's to find out more.

The event is strictly alcohol, drug and smoke free and suitable for 15-18 year olds. A light supper will be provided during the half time intermission.

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Fergus Aitken: Stand-up Comedy: Nelson

Fergus Aitken returns to Nelson and Takaka with an adults-only standup comedy show that will leave you in stitches.

Last year he had the crowd roaring and he is looking forward to returning for more.

Recently he has been refreshing a selection of adventures, fun facts and myths. Some of life's little mysteries will be expanded and exploded!

With a stand-up comedy style based strongly in physical theatre and storytelling, he spins a yarn – and some of it’s even true.

“Some of the funniest things I’ve ever heard are true . . . like the actor who took herbal viagra which didn’t work until the next day just as he went for his important TV audition . . . or the deer hunters whose bicycles were stolen by recently released, trained circus bears . . .”

In a varied comedy career spanning three decades and 15 countries, he has experienced many bizarre encounters with the truth… including several standing ovations at a nudist festival.

Come out from the cold and tickle your funny bone with an evening of hilarity featuring Fergus Aitken.

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Comedian Fergus Aitken

Wellington comedy favourite Fergus Aitken returns to Nelson with an adults-only standup comedy show that will leave you in stitches.

Fergus has achieved critical acclaim with his stand-up comedy shows, playing regularly at comedy clubs and events in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and beyond. Last year, he had the Nelson crowd roaring and he is looking forward to returning for more.

In a varied comedy career spanning three decades and 15 countries, he has experienced many bizarre encounters with the truth… including several standing ovations at a nudist festival.

Recently he has been refreshing a selection of adventures, fun facts and myths. Some of life's little mysteries will be expanded and exploded! With a stand-up comedy style based strongly in physical theatre and storytelling, he spins a yarn – and some of it’s even true. “I love observational comedy”, says Aitken, “Some of the funniest things I’ve ever heard are true . . ."

So come out from the cold and tickle your funny bone with an evening of hilarity featuring Fergus Aitken.

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Singer-Songwriter Nicky Chalmers with Kahurangi Wines

Evening cafe and bar available from 5pm. Complimentary wine tasting courtesy of Kahurangi Estate from 5.30-6.30pm. Live music from Singer-songwriter Nicky Chalmers, delighting us with a mix of originals and covers.

The evening is bought to you courtesy of The Boathouse Society. Entry is FREE!

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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.

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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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Library Knitters SALE - Saturday 3 June

The Library Knitters will be selling knitted blankets, baby and children’s garments and toys at the Elma Turner Library on Saturday 3 June from 10 – 1 pm to fundraise money for buying wool.
This group numbers about 30 women who meet on Thursdays at 10 am in the Elma Turner Library and Mondays at 1:30 in the Nightingale Library Memorial to knit items for keeping Nelson’s young residents warm.
The Knitters have currently knitted over 935 garments in less than a year and have distributed them to Nelson Tasman Plunket, Nelson South Kindy, Ronald Macdonald House in Wellington, Ma’s Place in Richmond and Tahunanui Community Centre.
Now it is your chance to purchase some lovely garments so that the Knitters can buy more wool to create some more warmth for Nelson’s needy.
Any donations of wool would be most welcome. For more information, please email Viv at viv.rounce@ncc.govt.nz or ring 539-5507

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Urzila Carlson

Every time you hear, “studies have shown” you know you’re about to learn something ridiculous! Studies have shown your dog is happier than your cat! Who cares! How about they give funding to scientists to come up with a way to eradicate the unibrow, or those weird thin white hairs you occasionally find attached to your face! Let’s get some research done on what happens to your blood pressure when your kid keeps getting out of bed when you’ve tucked them in 20 times already!

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The Frank Burkitt Band

The Frank Burkitt Band have become one of New Zealand’s finest string bands, and their style can best be described as ‘Acoustic Swing.' Drawing influence from American roots music and artists such as The Wood Brothers, Pokey LaFarge and Nina Simone, Burkitt’s entertaining and occasionally rambling anecdotes give audiences a chance to really relate to his songs. The originality of the songs stand out, and the arrangements will keep your ears purring!

They are:
- Frank Burkitt, vocals,guitar.
- Kara Filbey vocals, percussion.
- Cameron Dusty Burnell mandolin, tenor banjo.
- James Geluk double bass.

“Frank Burkitt with a clear load of experience and nightclub savvy in his style. With strong songs and musicianship, his easy listening camaraderie lifted the evening to foot-tapping entertainment with a wry sense of humour and professional patter.”

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Masaaki Suzuki & Juilliard415

“You could see the joy in the performers’ faces and movements as much as you could hear it in the playing.” – The New York Times

Juilliard415 represent the best-of-the-best early-music ensemble from the Julliard School, with a reputation for combining youthful energy with poise, precision, and a luminous sound. For this New Zealand tour, J415 join forces with maestro Masaaki Suzuki, hugely esteemed for his performances and recordings of Bach.

The programme concentrates on Bach and Handel, the giants of the baroque era. It will give audiences a tantalising taste of Bach’s work, and guarantees an evening of luminous, vital performances.

There will be a prelude event before the concert. Check http://www.chambermusic.co.nz for more updates.

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Fergus Aitken: Masterclass in movement & mime: Riverside

A three-hour intensive movement and mime workshop for people wishing to develop their physical skills and awareness.

Comprising illusionary mime, slow-motion, robotics, tutor Fergus Aitken has three decades experience, performing and teaching in over a dozen countries world-wide.

There are two free scholarship places available. To apply, please submit a 1 page letter on why you feel you should be offered a free place.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Spaces are limited.

Interested participants please contact

Fergus Aitken
info@fergusaitken.com
021 386 487

The workshop focuses on:
- Illusionary Mime
- Movement Analysis
- Slow Motion
- States of Tension
- Isolation and Robotics
- Character Development
- Spatial Awareness and Proprioception

The workshop will take students on a journey of play and exploration, developing techniques via games and improvisation.

Fergus Aitken is a New Zealand-based comedian and international award-winning entertainer. He has performed in theatres, comedy clubs and festivals in more than 15 countries world-wide, including in Russia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands and Australia.

http://www.fergusaitken.com/

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Pepin Island Walk Run Bike

A rare and possibly the last opportunity to explore this unique Island. Walking circuit to summit: 2.5hrs Moderate fitness, Easy grade base walk: 1.5hrs return, Mountain bike circuit to summit 2 hrs intermediate grade.
Bring a picnic to enjoy while taking in the views or enjoy the sausage sizzle from 9am.
Adults $10 (Children under 12 free but must be with an adult)
Entry from 9am until 2pm.
Tickets are purchased from the entry gate on the day, where maps of the course will also be available.
Sorry NO Dogs.
Wet weather option will be the next day : Monday 5th June. (Wet weather announcements will be via the radio).
Proceeds are going towards Equipment for the Hira Volunteer Fire Force.

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This War Is Not Inevitable

A play for two actors
Written by Michael Hedley Burton and performed by Michael Burton and Ryan Kouroukis

Rudolf Steiner’s Threefold Social Organism was an attempt to make war impossible. 100 years later, could its time be now?

In 1917 the Austrian social reformer Rudolf Steiner described his vision of the Threefold Social Organism (Threefold Social Order) in an attempt to rescue Germany from a devastating World War. By limiting the power of the state, Steiner showed how war could become impossible. Two actors, playing a dozen parts between them, show how the rulers of the time received this idea. Steiner failed then, but the question we must ask today is do we want to continue with forms of government arising out of the nineteenth century? Could the Threefold Social Organism be the blueprint for something that will work in our time?

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Lizzie Peacock as part of the Live Music series - Nelson Library

Lizzie is a professional harpist, harp teacher, piano teacher, and accompanist currently based in Nelson, New Zealand, but originally from the UK. She plays harp music for weddings, special occasions or corporate events.
She plays any kind of music from soft background, traditional classical, pop classics or show tunes.

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Queens Birthday Market

Find the corgis, put on your best English accent and dust off your crown on Monday the 5th of May at Isel Market. The market will be offering the usual outstanding selection of food and craft all wrapped up in the spectacular setting of Isel Park. Come and relax in the park on Queens Birthday Monday.

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Motueka Library: French Escape

Bonjour and bienvenue!

Discover the delights of Southern France and Provence with Debbie Bowden.

Learn about Toulouse, Avignon, Caen and Reims. Immerse yourself in the French culture, train travels, fine dining and the heritage and sights.

Bring your French travel dreams to life with Debbie!

Koha.

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Wine Appreciation class with Jane Skilton, MW

Jane began her wine career in London and passed her Master of Wine examination in 1993. She takes an active role in IMW activities and is a member of Council. She moved to New Zealand in 2000 and founded the NZ School of Wines and Spirits, teaching the Wine and Spirit Education Trust qualifications and general wine courses to trade and consumers. She is the NZ Wine Editor for Winestate Magazine and is a regular contributor to publications in New Zealand, Australia and China. She is the Wine Director for Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand.
She is an experienced judge both nationally and internationally.

This sit-down 'class' is meant to be educational, interactive and FUN. We will be tasting 6 different New Zealand wines, and Jane will answer any wine questions you may have in her witty way! Don't be shy, join us!

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Book Launch Evening

You are cordially invited to join us for wine, nibbles, and a celebration as 'A Man Makes His Own Luck' is officially launched!
It will be a fun, casual evening where Dan will be available to talk about his book, answer questions, and sign any copies purchased on the evening. The initial print run is already gone, so if you haven't had a chance to buy a copy this is your chance!
Huge thanks to Page & Blackmore for hosting the event, and if you are able to RSVP to 027.442.4696 that will help us plan for the evening :-) Hope to see you there!

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Takaka Library: The Winter Series - Abel Tasman National Park

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

Today's talk is by Geoff Rennison who will speak on Abel Tasman National Park, which celebrates its 75th birthday this year.

With 23 years experience as the Chief Ranger from 1974-1987 and Department of Conservation Centre Manager from 1987-1997, Geoff is well qualifies to speak on this subject.

This is bound to be an interesting insight into the running of the park with amusing anecdotes liberally sprinkled throughout.

Koha.

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Fergus Aitken: Stand-up Comedy: Takaka

Fergus Aitken returns to Nelson and Takaka with an adults-only standup comedy show that will leave you in stitches.

Last year he had the crowd roaring and he is looking forward to returning for more.

Recently he has been refreshing a selection of adventures, fun facts and myths. Some of life's little mysteries will be expanded and exploded!

With a stand-up comedy style based strongly in physical theatre and storytelling, he spins a yarn – and some of it’s even true.

“Some of the funniest things I’ve ever heard are true . . . like the actor who took herbal viagra which didn’t work until the next day just as he went for his important TV audition . . . or the deer hunters whose bicycles were stolen by recently released, trained circus bears . . .”

In a varied comedy career spanning three decades and 15 countries, he has experienced many bizarre encounters with the truth… including several standing ovations at a nudist festival.

Come out from the cold and tickle your funny bone with an evening of hilarity featuring Fergus Aitken.

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Forest & Bird - Paremata Flats Weeding

Weeding, new plant releasing, fence and track clearing at Paremata Flat Reserve off Maori Pa Rd, on the way to Cable Bay. From 10 am through till 2.30 pm (if raining it will be same time on the Sunday), bring gloves, secateurs, hedge clippers, spade/trowel. Contact Ian 5459018

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Rock the City

The regions finest youth musicians return to the stage for a dose of bass thumping, drum pumping live music to warm you up this winter.

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The Worlds of Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh is a New York Times bestselling author, and her two paranormal romance series, Guild Hunter and Psy/Changeling, have huge fan following. As well as the successful written worlds she has created, Nalini also interacts with her vibrant online fan base daily via Social Media. So join us in exploring her writing, her worlds, and her success.

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The Gypsy Pickers

Always a favourite at the Inn, the Gypsy Pickers bring their blend of high energy acoustic music with the power of soul.

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Forest & Bird evening talk by Annette Walker

Annette Walker will give us a “Walk through the career of a global entomologist”. Annette has spent 13 interesting years at London’s Natural History Museum, and just completed her latest book “Illustrated Maritime History of Tasman Bay”. Information and produce stalls plus a great raffle.
All welcome. 7.30pm Tahunanui School, Muritai St. Julie ph. 5450989

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Motueka Library: Bali Expedition

Catch a glimpse of Bali from a different perspective.

In July 2016 Vickie David and her daughter Jenna Herreman visited an orphanage in Kuta and a school in the mountains in the north of Bali.

They took clothing, stationary and medical equipment with them.

Hear about their adventurous travels as they show and tell us about their experience.

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Takaka Library: The Winter Series - Cycling Europe on a Budget

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

Today's talk is by Mandy Smith. Mandy will take us on a tour through Portugal, Spain, France and Germany on a bicycle.

She will tell us how anyone can afford to travel this way and have a wonderful time, seeing fascinating places and meeting interesting people.

Koha.

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The Big Sing - Nelson Marlborough Region

The Big Sing is a dynamic, national group-singing competition for secondary school students.

Festivals are held in June in eleven New Zealand regions and The Big Sing has grown into a major highlight of the secondary school music calendar. This year, more than 8000 young people are taking part in regional festivals nationwide, and the number continues to grow.

Come and hear talented young singers from schools across the region as they compete for a place in the Grand Final held later this year!

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Four Flat Whites in Italy

Venice! Rome! Tuscany!
It’s 2007 and guide book in hand, retired librarians Alison and Adrian, are excitedly embarking on their long-awaited (and carefully saved-for) Italian trip of a life-time. But when their best friends pull out at the last minute, they find themselves sharing their precious holiday with their neighbours – Harry, a wealthy plumber and his new wife Judy.

As these delightfully mismatched couples valiantly negotiate the pit-falls of a later-in-life OE it’s not just the Italians the intrepid travellers have to deal with – it’s also each other!

Adrian and Alison have a dark secret that is causing them some strife and Harry, who loves his rugby, has a dream. But there are surprises in store!

Will the trials and tribulations of their cherished Italian sojourn prove a ‘make or break’ for our Kiwi quartet? Will the holiday be heaven or hell, or both?

This season of FOUR FLAT WHITES sees some fabulous new faces in the line-up, bringing together a great cast of talented Kiwi actors.

Fresh from their sold out tour of Grease, Paul Barrett and Lyndee-Jane Rutherford will be joined by Phil Grieve and Hilary Norris and directed by unstoppable talent, Geraldine Brophy.

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Classic Hits Dance

Come join us for a fun filled night of dancing!

Spinning the best of classic rock from The Kinks to The Cars, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and much more!

Paradime will be playing live music all night so get your dancing shoes on and let’s boogie on down.

Bring a plate of finger food to share.

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Rock the South

The regions finest youth musicians return to the stage for a dose of bass thumping, drum pumping live music to warm you up this winter.

Four live shows coming to Motueka, Richmond, Pohara and Nelson City with rocking, popping, folking, funking, hip hoping good times.

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Pearl Creek Planting

We have 800 plants to put in the ground to fill in the spaces left in the Northern half of the area. As well as digging holes and planting we also need help with assembling plant protectors which can be done from the comfort of a deck chair if you prefer. Distributing and staking the plant protectors around the new plants is also required and may be a job that you would enjoy. Signs will be posted at the end of Cotterell Rd in Appleby.

Contact Jo, ph 544 9666, cell 0211169877 or email robjokay@xtra.co.nz

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Cinema Italiano Festival NZ

A formidable example of the unconventional, new Italian cinema that breaks the laws of the genre to reinvent its roots. 'Veloce come il vento / Italian Race' not only depicts the epic world of rally races in a unique way but also tells the story of a nation that fell several times but never lost its ability to rise again and fight for a better future.

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Cinema Italiano Festival NZ

Like truly great dramas, the power of this film is that it is immensely captivating, satisfying and intelligent through its emotive sensibility.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Directors' Fortnight - Opening Film, Cannes Film Festival 2016

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Cinema Italiano Festival NZ

This Award-Winning film represents a very hilarious and contemporary Italian version of wrestling with those old demons, the church and faith. The popularity of 'God Willing' Internationally and in Festivals is absolutely justified.

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Family Fun Day

This day is funded by Nelson Tasman Kindergartens and Nelson City Council to promote National Children's Day. The theme "5 Ways to Wellbeing" will provide 5 different areas each targeting one aspect of wellbeing and how you as a family can engage in that aspect of wellbeing. Active = will provide lots of physical activities suitable for all ages so be prepared to get physical with your children.
Give = will have many displays and activities from different agencies working in our community to inform families of how they can contribute to society.
Take Notice = the setting 'Founders Park' provides a beautiful environment where families can't help but get interested in the heritage of the region. There will be a trail map to support your family to familiarise your family with the historical nature of the park.
Learn = plenty of opportunities for families to learn a new skill or support their children to learn skills through activities provided.
Connect = activities and displays from different groups who will support you to connect with different groups living and working in the Nelson community.
There will be a bus service provided and food stalls available.

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Mapua School Midwinter 5K Fun Run & Walk

The course begins and ends at Mapua School and has been designed to take in the scenic beauty of the village and surrounds.

There will be a sausage sizzle and baked goods for sale after the race in the school grounds.

There are prizes for first male and female home, and best costume.

There are a set of stairs to the beach and a 1km stretch along the beach so bear this in mind if planning to take a pushchair.

Registration from 9am, briefing and warm-up at 9:45am, race begins at 10am. Prize-giving at 11:15am.

Dogs allowed (on leash).

The event will only be cancelled if the weather makes it dangerous to proceed, but otherwise will go ahead rain or shine. Please check Mapua School's Facebook page on the day if unsure.

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Baby Sleep Consultant Q & A

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

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MOVIE: "Serving Love"

Not getting the help that you need to sort out all your health issues? Fed up with constant pain & feeling 'off colour', anxiety, depression, overweight. You have so much you want to do in your mind, but your body just won't keep up ?

"Serving Love" - the film that will give you the answers you seek for fantastic health - answers that are right in front of you.

Entry: $2
Limited Seating so please book with name and no. attending, by text or phone.
INFO & BOOKINGS: Sally 0211 709 443
Includes a free tasting at the end of the movie.

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New!!! Couch Stories Story SLAM Theme: Coincidences

Couch Stories invites you to tell a true, personal 'coincidence' story.

No pictures....no notes....5 minutes or less......a few EMBELLISHMENTS are ok!!

CASH PRIZE FOR BEST STORY!

Hosts: Jo Anne Firestone and Ro Cambridge
Enter on the night. $10 door sales. Bar open from 6.30pm, show starts at 7pm.

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Couch Stories Story Slam

We've put a twist on the standard Couch Stories format with this new show by introducing competitive storytelling!

Couch Stories Story Slam invites audience members to tell a true, personal story in 5-minutes or less.

The theme is 'Coincidences'.
Have you experienced a coincidence?
Was it fortuitous or disastrous? ​
Frightening or hilarious? ​

Tell your story and be in to win a cash prize

All stories are told without props or notes.

Register to tell your story on the night.

Don't miss the premiere Couch Stories Story Slam!!

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Golden Bay Live Poets presents Ian Wedde

Golden Bay Live Poets Society presents former New Zealand Poet Laureate Ian Wedde, who received the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement (poetry) in 2014.The Live Poets evening opens and closes with an open mic session - everyone is welcome to attend or participate. Contact Rose at thewritingforest@gmail.com

Thanks to Creative Communities for their support.

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Takaka Library: The Winter Series - Local Cave Discoveries

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

Several years ago, local cavers Rob Davies and Tony Salmon discovered two cave entrances at East Takaka. At Spittal Springs, over 6km of partially flooded horizontal passages and beautifully decorated chambers have been mapped.

At nearby Ironstone Creek, a cave entrance led to one of the most spectacular vertical caves in the country.

Rob will describe the challenging exploration of these two very different caves. The talk will be illustrated with images by award-winning photographers Neil Silverwood and Martyn Farr.

Not to be missed!

Koha.

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Fundraising Casino Night at Club Italia

CASINO NIGHT at CLUB ITALIA

Roulette - Black Jack - Poker

Tickets $60 - Early bird Tickets $50 before June 10th

Includes all gaming, finger food and entertainment.

Prize for best dressed!

On Saturday 24th of June- doors open 7pm, at Club Italia - 9 Trafalgar Street

Booking essential - please phone 027 434 2234

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Rock the Bay

The regions finest youth musicians return to the stage for a dose of bass thumping, drum pumping live music to warm you up this winter.

Three live shows coming to Motueka, Pohara and Nelson City with rocking, popping, folking, funking, hip hoping good times.

***Calling all Youth Bands and Musicians***

Interested in performing at Rock the Mot and/or Rock the Bay and/or Rock the South?

Then we want to hear from you!

Opportunity open to all young people aged 15-24 years, including solo acts, duos and bands. You must have a minimum of 15 minutes of material, which can include both covers and/or originals. You do not have to be a rock band - the events are open to any genre/style of music.

Register your interest via contacting Paul McConachie (nelsontasmanevents@gmail.com) or Facebook message ‘Nelson Youth Events’.

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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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