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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
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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Takaka Library: Love Your Clothes Again

Need some ideas and inspiration to re-vamp your wardrobe for minimal cost?
Join Margie Mays, our very own up-cycle queen for this sustainable living workshop.
Up-cycling, re-vamping, mending and re-loving your clothes is cheap, useful and fun.

Gather great ideas and bring along those clothes you really have out-loved for a clothing swap.

Bring 3 clean items on a hanger.
Hats, shoes, belts and other accessories all fine.

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Harp Meditation

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

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

Chakra h​ealing,
Letting go of fear,
Body glands,
Cleansing on a cellular level,
Tuning​ into our potential,
Gifts and talents,
Emergence,
Surrender,
Inner child healing.
Release of struggle,
Male and female balance,
Anchoring a new consciousness,
Duality/unity,
Deeper transformation/surrendering Judgements,
Celebration,

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Plunket Cafe

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

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Charlotte Yates and Show Pony-Words and Music

Top singer-songwriter and recording artist Charlotte Yates teams up with multi-instrumentalist Show Pony (trumpet/violin/vocals) to showcase songs hot off the press from Charlotte's upcoming album release, Then The Stars Start Singing, alongside many loved favourites from her extensive back catalogue in a sizzling two -set show. A great evening of crafty lyrics, luscious harmonies and skilled settings adding extra colour and texture to the confident unguarded emotion that is the hallmark of Yates' work.
In addition to releasing some fine solo albums and being a member of the wickedly witty When the Cat's Been Spayed, Charlotte Yates has co-ordinated all-star musical tributes to James K Baxter, Hone Tuwhare and Witi Ihimaera. Then the Stars Start Singing is Charlotte's seventh studio album and will be available for sale at the concert.

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Steve Mitchell - original songs, acoustic blues & more

Steve Mitchell is the songwriter, slide guitarist and singer with Nelson band Humankindness. Steve's solo acoustic shows combine his original songs with finger-style and bottleneck blues, Americana and lo-fi funk.

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Roller Derby Zombies vs Girl Guides

Nelson Bays own Sirens of Smash Roller Derby players - and a few ring-in visiting players - are dividing into Zombies and Girl Guides to fight the good fight on wheels.
Who will prevail?
Come along to this fab, furious intraleague event - a great demo game of hard-hitting roller derby action.

Food and drink available (no alcohol).

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Ma's Place Variety Concert

Ma's Place Variety Concert!
Featuring the Split Apple Rockers as seen on The Naked Choir
Bryce Wastney, Shane Cammell Guitarist, Mad Beat Dance, and many more
7pm on Saturday 29th July
At Hope Community Church
114 Ranzau Rd, Hope

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Love in the Spotlight

Following their highly successful season of Fiddler on the Roof, Nelson Theatrix is delighted to present Love in the Spotlight – songs of love and heartbreak from some of the world’s greatest musicals! If you loved Wicked Women of the Stage then Love in the Spotlight is the perfect ‘winter’ feel good show you can’t miss!

Join us for some love – ‘in love’ heartbroken, quirky longs songs and the most important unrequited love!

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The Greatest Magic Show in Nelson

Join the World's Greatest Magician based in Nelson called Steve for the Greatest Magic Show in Nelson.

But seriously...get ready for a hilarious night of comedy, magic and juggling at the recently refurbished Suter Theatre.

One night only and fun for all ages.

The show starts at 7 pm and will run about 90 minutes with an interval.

Buy tickets at https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/the-greatest-magic-show-in-nelson/nelson

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FEZ

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 the sax, clarinet and flute and shaker, they create a unique, percussive style that has come to be their signature sound.

Cold Pint of Mac's, Local Glass of Wine, Tasty Meal and.... this amazing live talent to follow. Saturday night sorted @ The Vic Brewbar!

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Gone But Not Forgotten

The Nelson Male Voice Choir's second concert programme for 2017, includes music from composers whose musical lives have continued long after they have departed. We celebrate music from David Bowie to Rachmaninoff, Dalvanius Prime to Leonard Cohen & Freddie Mercury to Cole Porter

Our conductor is Andrea Hamilton and she will be accompanied by Pauline Boyd and Susan Stokes on the keyboard.

Also, the Split Apple Rockers, a 5 piece acapella group who recently appeared on TVNZ1's Naked Choir show will perform a few songs during the concert,

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Jacquie Walters & James Wilkinson

James and Jacquie have shared concert bills in various band iterations over the past 25 years.

James Wilkinson (Toru, Emeralds and Greenstone, Rua, Hampster) and Jacquie Walters (Pounamu) howevert this is their first tour as a duo. Jacquie is known for her stunning vocals and moving, topical songwriting. James is one of New Zealand’s best guitarists and a mesmerising bass player and will be adding his unique playing style and vocals in support of Jacquie’s original material.

A perfect winter’s evening fireside concert full of some of New Zealand’s best acoustic music.

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Journey Within day retreat

A whole day of discovery and reconnecting with your self!
A journey of Light, remembering and insight, embracing the parts of us that need us most.
Guided by live harp music and visualizations, we journey together into our selves and bring to the light that which is waiting for us to be seen.
A wonderful, relaxing and fun way to activate and expand your intuition and inner knowing through purposefully developed meditations, exercises and games, building your confidence and vision for your life purpose, dreams and happiness.

You will gain a renewed sense of who you are, your dreams, where you are heading, and you will feel more able to distinguish between the things
you want to be expanding in your life, and the things to let go of.
There is time for reflection, writing, and a creative aspect where you make your personal wall hanging to take home.

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Motueka Library: Art Workshop - So You Think You Can't Draw

We invite you to the first of three art workshops to inspire your creative side.

Come along to Motueka Library and learn some new art skills or rejuvenate your arty side with Marian Painter.

Workshop 1 - So you think you can't draw?
Anyone can draw - you just have to be given the right tools and motivation. This will be a fun two hours to have a go and see just what skills you have.

Drawing is based on seeing. There is no magic involve. Once you learn to look at things with an artist's eye, your world will take on a whole new meaning.

Bring sketching paper (at least A5 in size), any drawing pencils and pens you may have, and an eraser.

Coffee and tea provided.

Call Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

$15.

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Richmond Library: Slide Scanning Hands On Session

Do you have slides stored away that you haven't seen for years? This could be the perfect session for you.

Drop by Richmond Library's Imaginarium for a taster session in making your 35mm slides digital.

Please bring a slide you would like to scan, and a USB stick to save your scan to.

Bookings essential. Free.

Call Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

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Employment Matters

Self-employment and setting up small businesses in NZ
Immigration issues relating to self-employment and small businesses
Tax obligations
Personal stories from migrants and newcomers

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Folk Night

A casual gathering of folk musicians. Join in or just listen.

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Kylie Price

Kylie Price set out to stay true to the intimacy and minimal feel of country music, yet she is not a purist. Her eclectic personality shines through her songs, finding an outlet in the form of influences and expressions as diverse as alt country, blues and folk.

Join us pre music for a complimentary tasting of Yealands ‘Good Company’ wines.

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Steve Mitchell - original songs, acoustic blues & more

Steve Mitchell is the songwriter, slide guitarist and singer with Nelson band Humankindness. Steve's solo acoustic shows combine his original songs with finger-style and bottleneck blues, Americana and lo-fi funk.

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Yealands Good Company Wine Sampling at The Boathouse

Wine is made all over the world, and is many things to many people. But no matter where it's from, or what it means to your, one thing always seems to remain true: a great wine is made even better when enjoyed in good company.

Raise a glass and enjoy!

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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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Gone But Not Forgotten

The Nelson Male Voice Choir's second concert programme for 2017, includes music from composers whose musical lives have continued long after they have departed. We celebrate music from David Bowie to Rachmaninoff, Dalvanius Prime to Leonard Cohen & Freddie Mercury to Cole Porter

Our conductor is Andrea Hamilton and she will be accompanied by Pauline Boyd and Susan Stokes on the keyboard.

Also, the Split Apple Rockers, a 5 piece acapella group who recently appeared on TVNZ1's Naked Choir show will perform a few songs during the concert,

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Kramit

So then, Kramit in a nutshell... Covers band and Original Music as required... "Folk to Funk and everything in between"

...well they have been playing together for the past 15 years.

Get your gears on and come and listen to some great music with a cold pint of Macs, Local Wine or what ever your tipple is... @ The Vic Brewbar!

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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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Ruby Ba Than as part of the Live Music Series- Elma Turner Library

Ruby Ba Than is a local singer, songwriter and artist. A powerful performer, she possesses the beguiling ability to speak to the soul with her bluesy expressive voice and poise. She has a quietly thrilling approach to contemporary songs, stripping them bare down to sparse guitar and vocals to reveal depth and insight into the uncertain world of love, loss and life. Recent reviews tell of her compelling vocals and passion in her lyrics. Ruby lives by the Anton Chekhov quote , "Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass'

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Motueka Library: Art Workshop - Composition and Mondrian

The second of three art workshops to inspire your creativity.

Come along to Motueka Library and learn some new art skills or rejuvenate your arty side with Marian Painter.

Workshop 2 - Composition and Mondrian

Mondrian was the father of abstract art. He was an extremely accomplished artist but was always searching for a new way to express art in its most simple form.

We will explore how his art developed and what inspired him. We will then look at the basic rules of composition and see how he applied them.

It will then be time to have a go at creating your own Mondrian masterpiece!

Bring pencil and ruler, scissors, glue stick and black marker pen.,

Coffee and tea provided.

Call Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

$15.

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Forest & Bird evening talk by Monique Dyson about Flatback Turtles

Monique Dyson will talk about saving and monitoring the Flatback Turtles of Port Hedland.

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Why Nuture Your Newborn Skin to Skin

My name is Gaylene Hansen and I work as a neonatal nurse and health coach. I am sharing my experience and the latest research on the impact of loving, skin to skin care on the lifelong development of newborn infants, to avoid potential effects of separation and enhance their ability to feel safe, secure, nurtured and loved.

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Moveable Feasts - A Taste of Asia

The Moveable Feast has almost sold out with space still available for A Taste of Asia and Feasty Favourites.

Price and bookings:
Price includes all three courses and a glass of wine, beer or soft drink on arrival at the first venue.

Find out more and book online at www.feastnelson.nz
Service fees and conditions apply

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Mike and KNiKi Beale Acoustics at The Boathouse

Based on either side of Australia this combustible, at times even competitive musical partnership creates songs and stories that reflect the nature of any relationship. Whether its music, work or a marriage, all relationships struggle to find a way to remain honest, to stay connected, to be genuine. And their music and lyrics provide a soundtrack to this struggle. At times a gentle melody at other times raucous and rambunctious.
Kniki is a commanding singer, her performance demanding attention, she delivers a lyric and message which you cannot help but listen too.Throughout the songs you can hear, even feel Mikes vocal and guitar take you on a journey of his influences from Eric Clapton to Robben Ford. At times supporting, and at other times pushing to be front and centre, barking back, competing for attention.

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Motueka Recreation Centrre 30th Birthday

Bar sales, food platters throughout the evening.
Entertainment by Madsen Promotions - Paul Jeffries Duo.

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Top of the South Classic

Come and see some of New Zealand’s top men and women compete head to head to become New Zealand’s Top of the South Champion. A wide range of classes on display.

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St Arnaud Mountain Film Festival

We bring you 6 hours of the best films from the 2017 New Zealand Mountain Film Festival that was held in Wanaka in July. Exciting outdoor films from New Zealand and around the world.

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Historical Fiction - Fact or Faction?

The Nelson Historical Society hosts a panel discussion on the merits of faction - the blending of fact with fiction - in presenting history.
Convenor, history writer Karen Stade,will chair the panel of Golden Bay writers Suzanne Clark (Keep Your Head Up My Girl, His Father's Will, Awhina's People) and Gerard Hindmarsh (Angelina), and Nelson writer Alexandra Tidswell (Lewisville). They'll discuss what happens when historical fact is blended with fiction, what the role and value of fiction in historical writing is, and what the benefits and difficulties encountered in novelising history are.

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Motueka Library: Art Workshop - Illuminated Lettering

We invite you to the third of three art workshops to inspire your creativity.

Come along to Motueka Library and learn some new art skills or rejuvenate your arty side with Marian Painter.

Workshop 2 - Illuminated Lettering
This will be a fun morning od creating your own style of lettering and illustrating a letter with any form of decoration.

For those who think they can't draw this could be in the form of a collage.

There are no limits to the possible outcomes.

Bring pencil, eraser and any colouring pencils or gel pens, including metallic colours, you may have.

Coffee and tea provided.

Call Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

$15.

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Motueka Library: Opportunities Beyond School

Find out about Taking a Gap Year for school leavers in this informal and interactive session with Diane Boyes from House of Travel.

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

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Takaka Library: Totara - A Natural and Cultural History

Come to the launch of renowned ethno-botanist Philip Simpson's long awaited book Totara - A Natural and Cultural History.

In this stunning book, Philip covers every aspect of the Totara - from its place in the natural world to the historical, social and cultural importance of this tree for both Pakeha and Maori.

Philip's early interest in plants led to botany, conservation and the writing of two earlier acclaimed publications - one on New Zealand's cabbage tree, Te Kouka, the other on Pohutukawa and Rata.

Totara adds a wealth of information and is a wonderful addition to the literature available on New Zealand native trees.

Don't miss what promises to be a fascinating talk.

Stay for a chat and a coffee after the talk,

Book signings and sales available. Cash only, $75.

Bookings not required.

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Richmond Library: Richmond Memories Get Together

Share your memories of life in Richmond during the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

Pop into Richmond Library's Constance Barnicoat Room for an informal chat with other about Richmond s you remember it in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

No bookings required. Free.

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Motueka Library: Family History Month - Introduction to Your Family

Getting started with your family history can be a bit overwhelming.

In this workshop, local genealogists give beginners pointers on where and how to get started with researching their family histories.

Learn about the various resources you can delve into to find snippets of information and treasures from the past.

Gain hints and tips from these specialists and discover your heritage.

Phone Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

Free.

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Moveable Feasts - Feasty Favourites

The Moveable Feast has almost sold out with space still available for A Taste of Asia and Feasty Favourites.

Price and bookings:
Price includes all three courses and a glass of wine, beer or soft drink on arrival at the first venue.

Find out more and book online at www.feastnelson.nz
Service fees and conditions apply

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Riptide Originals

Riptide is excited to present their original music at their first gig at the Boathouse. Riptide will be playing a night of their very original songs, all written by Craig Lee (vocals/guitar/harp) supported by Andreas Vitz on percussions and drums. CDs available on the night .

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Richmond Library: Family History Month - Caring for Your Photos

Learn how to look after your photographs, postcards and photo albums.

Darryl Gallagher, manager of the photographic collection at Nelson Provincial Museum will give a free talk with handy tips on how to care for your own photographs.

Darryl will be talking about how to look after your photographs, postcards and photo albums and the best way to store them for future generations.

You are also welcome to bring in your own photos for some personal one-on-one tips about their care.

This event is limited to 20 people and bookings are essential.

To book, contact Richmond Library 03 543 8500.

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Cruise Control at The Nelson Suburban Club

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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Boogie Train

Boogie Train bring a blues explosion to the Inn.

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Shady dealings & daylight robberies - art thefts revealed

Art Expo Nelson is proud to host international art speaker, Will Korner from Art Loss Register (ALR).

ALR holds the world’s largest private database of stolen, missing and looted art, antiques and collectibles. Since 1990, the London-based sleuth hounds have played I-spy in the search for the missing and the identification of the stolen. Their due diligence service is the first choice for museums, law enforcement and the insurance industry. Will Korner's one-off visit to New Zealand is a unique chance to glean a fascinating insight into the art world’s shading dealings and daylight robberies.

Will will also be touching on the destruction of cultural heritage (e.g Palmya bombing by Isis) and the illicit trade of antiquities.

Tickets available from The Framing Rooms, 96 Collingwood St, Nelson.
Out of town attendees, contact info@artexponelson.co.nz for ticket purchases.

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Gone But Not Forgotten

The Nelson Male Voice Choir's second concert programme for 2017, includes music from composers whose musical lives have continued long after they have departed. We celebrate music from David Bowie to Rachmaninoff, Dalvanius Prime to Leonard Cohen & Freddie Mercury to Cole Porter

Our conductor is Andrea Hamilton and she will be accompanied by Pauline Boyd and Susan Stokes on the keyboard.

Also, the Split Apple Rockers, a 5 piece acapella group who recently appeared on TVNZ1's Naked Choir show will perform a few songs during the concert,

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