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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
Motueka Library: Miniature Gardens Workshop

Adults and children are invited to come along to Motueka Library and create a tiny garden. It might be a butterfly or ladybird garden.

Adults could create a table top garden or a secret Santa garden. Let your imagination and creativity go wild.

You are welcome to bring your own tiny embellishments to add to your garden.

Materials provided.

Registrations and pre-payment are essential. Once you have registered, please let us know if you are no longer able to attend so that a person on the waiting list may go in your place.

Limited to 20 participants.

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Motueka Library: Christmas Treats

Join the Fresh Foodies group to exchange ideas and recipes for Christmas treats.

Get ideas for your Christmas festivities and gifts.

Zest Homeware are providing biscuit cutters, a gingerbread house kit and Christmas tins to inspire us.

Join this fun, informative and sociable group and discover a vast variety of library cookbooks.

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Takaka Library: Robert Jenkin - Isaac Gilsemans' Art

Join Robert Jenkin as he looks at Isaac Gilsemans' art and discusses questions relating to Abel Tasman's visit to Golden Bay 375 years ago.

In mid-December 375 years ago, Abel Tasman sailed into Golden Bay. Robert looks at Isaac Gilsemans' art and wonders if he created the first known European images of Golden Bay.

How do Gilsemans' images help us to understand the unfortunate events that followed? Were Dutch ships here in 1642 on a peaceful trade mission? Was it mutual misunderstanding that led to violence?

Gilsemans' art may help us to answer these questions.

Free. All welcome.

Image: Isaac Gilseman’s drawing of the Heemskerck and the Zeehaen at anchor in Tasman Bay.

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HUMANKiNDNESS - Original Rock & Soul Music

Challenging, packed with hooklines and infectious grooves, it’s easy to enjoy yet hard to pin down.

Playing the songs of writer and singer Steve Mitchell, the music is warm and welcoming but bristling with power and adventure.

The new single Heading North is a bittersweet slice of gritty alt-country rock, driven by it’s infectious, spiralling chorus and follows on from the debut album Humankindness.

Humankindness have a fast-growing reputation as a formidable live band.

Lead guitarist Glynn Olsen’s explosive jazz & blues style is the perfect counterpoint to Mitchell’s soulful electric slide and abstract breaks. The fluid, inventive drums and bass of Bruce McGregor and Danny Sugar are the band’s powerplant beating heart. Keyboard player Paul Jeffries weaves through the sound with extra textures, melodies and vocals.

The songs set incisive lyrics to a unique and instinctive blend of rock, soul, blues, funk and singer-songwriter styles to create music that hooks you straight in.

HUMANKiNDNESS: Paul Jeffries, keyboards, vocals; Bruce McGregor, drums; Steve Mitchell, vocals, slide guitar, guitar; Glynn Olsen, lead guitar, guitar, Robert Sissons, sound; Danny Sugar, bass, graphic & web design. Special guest singers: Trudi Wilson, Hannah Gibson.

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Lemongrass playing Live @ the Vic

Darrin Andrews, guitar & vocals; Tina Mortensen, guitar & vocals; Kingsley Burgess, bass; Steve Welch/Lenny Chick, drums. Funk rock, blues, indie, reggae

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Mundi's Single Release Show

Join Mundi for an exciting one-off show in Nelson where Mundi releases their single for their upcoming album "The Pale Blue Dot".
Featuring Tamara Smith - flute, percussion, Chris Burke - sax, Tyson Smith (Hollie Smith) -guitar, Darren Mathiassen (Shapeshifter) drums and Johnny Lawrence (Electric Wire Hustle) -Bass.
Mundi’s music is like Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti meeting Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson- filled with global colours, grooves and influences. Composer and flautist for Mundi, Tamara Smith has travelled the world compiling inspiration for her compositions along the way - from performing in jazz clubs in Paris and recording an album in Sri Lanka, to learning traditional Indian flute by the Ganges and warding off Alligators in the heart of the Amazon.
Mundi’s music always explores new musical terrain- a dual of woodwind and strings, hypnotic grooves and haunting melodies, percussion and drums, dancing and merriment
http://www.nzentertainmentpodcast.com/mundi-one-band-to-keep-an-eye-out-for/

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Mundi

Join Mundi for an exciting one-off show in Nelson where Mundi releases their single "Still Song Goes On" for their upcoming album "The Pale Blue Dot".

Mundi’s music always explores new musical terrain - a dual of woodwind and strings, hypnotic grooves and haunting melodies, percussion and drums, dancing and merriment .

Featuring Tamara Smith - flute, percussion, Chris Burke - sax, Tyson Smith (Hollie Smith) - guitar, Darren Mathiassen (Shapeshifter) drums and Johnny Lawrence (Electric Wire Hustle) - bass.

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Humankindness. Original Rock & Soul Music

A unique mix of rock, funk, blues and singer-songwriter styles. A diverse, adventurous live show packed with hook-laden original songs, explosive lead guitar and soulful slide, all propelled by supple, powerplant bass and drums. Thundering bluesy dance grooves and tough acoustic ballads share a set designed to leave a lot to chance.

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The People's Republic of Improv Family Christmas Show

Join The People's Republic of Improv as they bring you a heartfelt celebration of holiday holiness and familial love … or is it?

This holiday themed improv comedy show takes you back to a wholesome time of family, song, brandy, brightly wrapped presents, Santa suits, sibling rivalry and unwanted guests. A mesh of family sitcom, variety special, Christmas stress and suburban bliss.

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V8 Escape

Join us on a mystery cruise/poker run to a picnic lunch at Quinneys Bush. Bring your own picnic lunch and refreshments.
Open to all V8's, hot rods, muscle cars and classic sports cars.
Clubs and individuals are all welcome.
Register at The Brightwater Motor Inn at 10.00 a.m.
Leaving the Brighty at 10:30 for a 145 km mystery cruise.
Returning to the Brighty at 2 p.m. for lucky prize draws and two hours of live music from the ever popular Dixie Prix.
Come dressed in your best retro gear and go into an extra prize draw.
$20 per car and driver to register in the cruise and poker run. Passengers are also welcome to enter the poker run for $5 each.
All proceeds go to our local Hospice.
Remember we drive rain or shine, be there or be square.

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Help - Character's Please! Acting Workshop by Amy Moule

It is easy to fall into the habit of playing the same or similar character over and over again. There is nothing wrong with this but it can feel old and stale after a while. Reignite your own and your scene partner's spark by delving into characters you may not usually play. We will be working on finding quick ways to step into a character and also how to support and help to build on or endow others into a character. Any acting experience level. Ages 16+. Pre-bookings - $30. On the day - $45.

Amy Moule is an actor, improviser, teacher, director and puppeteer from Melbourne. She has performed and taught worldwide. She is a member of Impro Melbourne and an actor for Trash Puppets & Camp Quality. Amy has taught/performed Improv and drama to children & adults all around Australia, in New Zealand, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Austin, Reunion Island, Germany, Paris & Barcelona. She has developed and directed numerous improvisational formats across the world. With a background in the performing Arts, Amy has performed in numerous scripted and non- scripted shows including performances in the Melbourne Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Mundi

Led by virtuosic flutist and composer Tamara Smith, Mundi features an exciting array of instruments including flute, sax, banjo, marimba, voice, bass and world percussion. This original world-jazz band is not to be missed!

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Nelson Symphony Orchestra presents 'Christmas'

The Nelson Symphony Orchestra is Celebrating Christmas with a concert of Classics.

Featuring well known Nelson soprano Allison Cormack, singing popular Christmas songs , The Little Drummer Boy, Ave Maria and others.

They are also playing orchestral classics including :

Tchaikovsky -Nutcracker Suite.

Bizet -L’Arlesienne Suite No.1
Prokofieff – Lieutenant Kije Suite
Leon Jessel – Parade of the Tin Soldiers
Leroy Anderson – Sleigh Ride

A concert with something Christmas for everybody.

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Tasman United v Eastern Suburbs

Tasman United take on Eastern Suburbs in their third home game of the season

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Motueka Christmas concert

Our end of year concert has a Xmas theme. The Nelson Male Voice Choir will sing some Xmas themed songs along with some old favourites.
Conductor Andrea Hamilton, with pianists Pauline Boyd and Susan Stokes will lead the 30+ choir .
We will also want audience participation to sing some well known Christmas songs

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The Magic Pill - Movie Fundraiser

Join us for a night at the movies and contribute to the Nelson Women's Centre.

"What if most of our modern diseases are really just symptoms of the same problem? The Magic Pill follows doctors, patients, scientists, chefs, farmers and journalists from around the globe who are combating illness through a paradigm shift in eating. And this simple change – embracing fat as our main fuel – is showing profound promise in improving the health of people, animals and the planet"

A portion of ticket sales go to the Centre which works to empower and support all women in Nelson.

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Operatunity Presents: Merry Little Christmas

11am Sold Out, 2pm still available

Music conjures up both the Magic and the Madness of the Christmas season as we end our year singing all those wonderful Christmas songs.

Tickets are $34 and include a light lunch after the concert.

Discounts available for groups.

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Operatunity presents much loved Christmas favourites, both old and new as our show is filled with the sights and sounds of Christmas. With our tradition of nostalgic old-fashioned Christmas concerts and mad pantomimes, we will combine these two shows into our own special celebration with laughter and stunning music! A concert where we will laugh and we will cry!
Our favourite artists will be on hand to present some special moments, co-owners Susan Boland and John Cameron, tenors extraordinaire Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua and Karl Perigo, fabulous Lynette Martin and Paul Carnegie-Jones on piano.

Limited tickets still available for our 11am show, 2pm show readily available.

Bookings can be made over the phone or online at https://www.operatunity.co.nz/concert/Have-Yourself-a-Merry-Little-Christmas/

Groups discounts available for 10+ and 30+.

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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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Rachel Dawick

Rachel's interest of a range of genres is reflected in this latest album moving freely from blues to country, folk to swing, cabaret to musical theatre, as each character takes on a different musical voice.

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Nelson Jazz Club Social Night

The Jazz Club Social Night is open for the public to listen and enjoy a entertaining night by local Jazz club members with new members welcome. This is also an opportunity for people to learn about the jazz club and the upcoming jazz festival. This the last social night for this year and we intend a good one. If you want to play, please contact Robin Smith 027 246 5282

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Motueka Starlight Christmas Parade

Our annual Christmas Parade. Night Market and children's entertainment will commence at 5pm. Shopping, cafes, floats, music, street entertainers and more....
Our theme this year is 'A White Christmas'

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Men in Accord Christmas Concert

Men in Accord are celebrating 15 years of Club Waimea Membership.
Please join us for our Christmas Concert on Friday 1st December
Club Waimea, Richmond, singing starts at 7pm

Come early and have a drink at the bar
or a meal at Phil’s Place Restaurant

Men in Accord will be performing a selection of well-known songs in 4 part harmony and are privileged to be joined by fellow Club Waimea members:

Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus
Singing unaccompanied 4-part harmony. Their repertoire includes well-known ballads, barbershop classics & modern songs.

Special guest artists:
The Split Apple Rockers
Stars of TVNZ’s The Naked Choir
See the guys perform their songs from the show and some newer numbers.

Also joining the line-up are:
The Uklectics
A Four piece all female band with a unique slant on covers and originals from folk to punk, country to rock.

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Men in Accord Christmas Concert

Men in Accord are celebrating 15 years of Club Waimea Membership.
Please join us for our Christmas Concert on Friday 1st December
Club Waimea, Richmond, singing starts at 7pm
Gold Coin Entry

Come early and have a drink at the bar
or a meal at Phil’s Place Restaurant

Men in Accord will be performing a selection of well-known songs and are privileged to be joined by fellow Club Waimea members:
Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus
along with special guest artists:
The Split Apple Rockers
Stars of TVNZ’s The Naked Choir

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Motueka Library: Famous Poets and Poems

Join us in celebrating famous poets and poetry.

Share your own poem or favourite famous poems.

Enjoy the company of other poets and poetry lovers amid a whirlwind of creative words.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Koha appreciated. Bookings not required.

Note: Image is of poet Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh. She was the first person of Pacific descent to graduate with a PhD in English from the University of Auckland, where she now lectures in both creative writing and Māori and Pacific literary studies.

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Free Open Air Concert

Two splendid choirs get together to celebrate the summer in this heavenly Trafalgar St location. Whether you are strolling by or meeting your friends for a summers evening, come and be serenaded by the Community Choir at the Boathouse and visiting Ashburton College Junior Choir.

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Medicine Woman Band

Turn up the Heat 'cuz Medicine Woman is celebrating everything the lovely Nelson Summer has to offer!

Great venue, music to get you movi'n and some of our local vino $10 on the door, book groups or get your tickets early by emailing medicinewomanband@gmail.com

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DJ QUINN @ THE VIC

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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Aiming to Misbehave, 1 December

Aiming to Misbehave goes where other shows don't even dare, exploring such controversial topics as the correct way to cook a cheese toastie and Saved By The Bell: The Retirement Years, but still all the while developing engaging, grounded scene work. By the end of the show you'll be simultaneously mystified yet inspired.

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Medicine Woman Band at The Boathouse

Still enjoying the vibe from our first single launch at the Nelson Arts festival, we are ready to Turn Up The Heat with our Soulful Bluesy Rock Show. Bring your dancing feet, a friend or two and we'll get summer started together at The Boathouse, Nelson!!!

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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 Christmas Dance Party

Start your Christmas festivities with a dance!
Everyone is welcome

BYO and Dress up optional

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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.

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

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

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Vintage Christmas Market

Join us for a beautiful day out at our country style market on our historical property!
It is a great day out with a fabulous Christmas atmosphere and everything you need for the festive season.

Our markets showcase the beautiful creations made around our region and is a great celebration of all things Antique, Vintage & Shabby Chic.
We have an incredible selection of local and out of town vendors including; handmade artisans, clothing boutiques, vintage furniture, home furnishings, great food and so much more!
We will have our Eftpos station available again too.

Every market has a $2 entry fee as a fundraiser. This goes to iBring Freedom, an anti-trafficking organisation who do incredible work reaching, rescuing and restoring girls from human trafficking. We have raised over $20,000 for iBringFreedom through our markets. (Thank you!)

So gather your friends and we will see you out here Saturday 2nd December, 10am-3pm!

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Author Talk in Mapua: Ray Berard

Come and hear crime writer Ray Berard reveal the stories behind his novel 'Inside the Black Horse', which won the 2016 Ngaio Marsh Debut Novel Award. It also made the finals of the 2016 Ngaio Marsh Crime Thriller of the Year and was long-listed for the 2017 Dublin Literary Award.

Ray Berard is a Canadian-born Kiwi writer based in Christchurch. Writing has always been his passion, and in recent years a full-time one.

His debut novel 'Inside the Black Horse' is based on a diary he kept during his years supervising betting outlets for the New Zealand Racing Board. 'It's about New Zealand right now, and what happens when a group of strangers get drawn into each other's lives after a young man's desperate act.'

This talk is hosted by the Top of the South branch of New Zealand Society of Authors. Ray Berard is the branch's delegate to NZ Authors' national council.

It is suggested that people who want to have lunch should do so before 1 pm, when Ray's talk begins.

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Mapua Christmas concert

Our end of year concert has a Xmas theme. The Nelson Male Voice Choir will sing Xmas themed songs along with some old favourites.
Conductor Andrea Hamilton, with pianists Pauline Boyd and Susan Stokes will lead the 30+ choir .
We will also want audience participation to sing some well known Christmas songs

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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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Cruise Control Band at Club Waimea

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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Big Bike Tune Up in Takaka

Does a flat tyre, squeaky chain or worn out brake mean your bike has taken up residence in the shed? Now is the time to get your bike out and come to one of our FREE Big Bike Tune Ups.

The Get Moving Big Bike Tune Up is a chance to get your bike back on the road in time for Get Moving Family Fun Rides happening this summer.

Mechanics at the Big Bike Tune Ups will give bikes a quick maintenance check and tune up to make sure your bike is safe, road-worthy and fits you.If your bike requires more work we will put you in touch with local bike shops.

The Takaka Big Bike Tune Up will be held at the Saturday Village Market

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Sport Tasman's Backyard Games

Come on down to Decks Reserve for some fun. Giant games, cricket, kites, tick tack toe, and lots more.

FREE fun for the whole family.

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Mapua Makers Christmas Market

This event is our huge Christmas contemporary craft fair featuring unique and affordable handcrafted items perfect for presents.

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

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Mapua School PTA Car Boot Sale

Come for a fun morning of shopping and yummy food, or book a site for $10 and clean out the garage and make some pocket money for the holidays. Great way to catch up with your neighbours

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Among the Roses

Come along to sip, snack, relax and enjoy the beautiful roses, food and music at Nelson's historic Broadgreen house and gardens.

Savour exquisite tea and cakes, sip wine and snack, while listening to music from some outstanding performers, including the world famous
Yulia.
Award-winning chef, photographer and the author of "Homegrown Kitchen" Nicola Galloway, will also be there to do a rose inspired demonstration.

Free guided tours of the house and rose garden, along with face painting, Faerie Lou, stories and activities for the kids.

More information to come.

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La Vida string quartet as part of the Live Music series - Nelson Public Library

A vibrant, stylish string quartet based in Nelson providing music of the highest calibre from our extensive repertoire, encompassing many genre and styles allowing us to create or enhance any mood.
All members of La Vida Quartet are actively involved in numerous musical activities, including chamber groups, solo performances, arts festivals, concerts, teaching and can often be found busking to large crowds in the iconic Nelson Market!

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Tasman United v Wellington Phoenix

Tasman United take on Wellington Phoenix in their fourth home game of the season

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A Day of Mindfulness

We spend a lot of time on the go totally consumed by the daily business of our lives. But how often during the day do we really spend time in the present moment? How often do we take time for ourselves and pause?

This is the perfect time of the year to gift yourself this one day off to de-stress, relax and re-focus.

This one-day workshop offers a real opportunity to pause and to bring mindful attention to your life. The workshop will teach simple practices that anyone can do – so beginners are welcome.

Through mindfulness we can learn:
• To be more in the present moment
• To slow down when we feel that our body is
rushing
• To bring attention to, and be with, a bodily
experience
• To recognize the habits of our mind and body
• To feel more balanced and calm

We will explore various kinds of mindfulness practices, including basic yoga, mindful walking, mindful sitting or lying meditation, mindful eating or just simple movements and stretches.

When we pause and allow ourselves to simply be, we can connect again with our body & mind and our true self can shine through. We can be here in our lives more fully.

Give yourself the “gift” of this one day of mindfulness!

Investment: $69 (includes delicious vegetarian lunch and workshop notes).

Please bring some paper or a journal, a pen, a blanket, a pillow and your own lunch.

For more info, or to book, contact Jamila on 027 644 6145 or Jamila@TurningPointNZ.com

Venue: Natural Living Yoga studio, Founders Heritage Park, 87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson.

(The Natural Living Yoga Studio at the Founders Heritage Park has a separate entrance to the Founders Park. You don't need to enter the Founders Park. Park at the back of the car-park and you will see a double-storey yellow building and the entrance to the studio is on the bottom right-hand side.)

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Livestock 2017

Livestock is an action packed afternoon of live original music set in the family friendly environment of the Moutere Inn. A variety of music genres will be on offer as well as the impressive range of beer and food that make the Moutere Inn such a treat to visit. Now in its 11th year, Livestock continues to punch above its weight in terms of delivering a very entertaining original afternoon full of great sounds and original musicians in this fantastic setting between Nelson and Motueka. Plus it's free for all!!!!

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Big Bike Tune Up in Motueka

Does a flat tyre, squeaky chain or worn out brake mean your bike has taken up residence in the shed? Now is the time to get your bike out and come to one of our FREE Big Bike Tune Ups.

The Get Moving Big Bike Tune Up is a chance to get your bike back on the road in time for Get Moving Family Fun Rides happening this summer.

Mechanics at the Big Bike Tune Ups will give bikes a quick maintenance check and tune up to make sure your bike is safe, road-worthy and fits you.If your bike requires more work we will put you in touch with local bike shops.

The Motueka Big Bike Tune Up will be held at the Sunday Market

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An Evening with Nathan Mikaere Wallis

Not many people can make a subject like neuroscience burst into life. Nathan Wallis does this with ease while giving 1000 useful ways to put this knowledge into practice.
“Nathan has run workshops for WIO staff and we are always impressed how we can put our knowledge to use straight away,” said WIO’s Mark Bruce-Miller. “We can’t recommend him highly enough and we wanted to share this with the rest of the community.”
Nathan will show how our day-to-day interactions play a critical role in defining later outcomes in our lives. He explains the importance of the first 1000 days of child development, dealing with teenagers, how brains change as we age making this talk relevant to everyone.
Motueka High School have kindly provided the venue and with support from both NBS and Bowater Motor Group, all profits will be donated to the WIO fund for scholarships for young people to attend our programmes.
So, if you are a parent, a parent to be, a grandparent or whanau member, a teacher or early years educator – in fact if you live or work with people and you are looking for practical and inspirational ways to improve your relationships and effectiveness, then this talk is for you.

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Jasper Hawkins Band with La Vida String Quartet

Singer-songwriter Jasper Hawkins is set to return to his home town with a five-piece band and his sister Jane on vocals.

He last played in Nelson in 2016 to a sold out audience at The Boathouse. Hawkins is beginning to gain traction in the musical world with his classic sound reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac and Simon & Garfunkel.

He is now based in Auckland and returns for the launch of his debut album recorded at Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studio. La Vida String Quartet will join him and the band, playing his original compositions and a number of covers.

In August this year Hawkins’ hauntingly beautiful song Letter to my Mother, was featured on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio NZ. He will be performing this live at his concert and copies of his new album will be for sale on the night.

Jasper encourages you to “Come along and be inspired by beautiful instrumentation and soaring harmonies”.

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Bye bye, Bullies! Learn to stand up for yourself

Would you like to go on a journey from fear to confidence???

A - Assertive
B - Bold
C - Confident

In this dynamic 2 hour workshop, you will discover
open honest communication paired with experiential learning.

Become assertive without being aggressive.

Practice how to state your needs & opinions clearly and firmly, so that people take notice.

Acquire these desirable skills for a happier and more successful life.

Investment in your personal development $45 pp

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Family Picnic Event

BizDb.co.nz would like to invite everyone to Family Picnic organised together with a local music band (Which one you might ask? It's still a secret!). We will provide a place for you to grill a steak safety and roll out your blanket. The music will be suitable for everyone, so don't be afraid to bring your children :)

Remember: there is no entry free, so ask your friends and family to join us :)

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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
www.nbph.org.nz

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Richmond Library: Christmas Craft Session

Pop in to Richmond Library’s Constance Barnicoat Room any time between 12.00pm and 4.00pm and work on your Christmas crafts and gifts in the company of other crafters, including our Good Crafternoon group of regular Wednesday crafters.

You’ll need to bring your own materials, and you’re welcome to bring your lunch too.

It’s a great opportunity to make some headway on your Christmas crafts and gifts in the company of others.

Enjoy a cup of coffee from the Library Café, get ideas from our great selection of craft books, and enjoy a pleasantly crafty afternoon.

Free. All welcome.

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Brett Hallam Holland

Brett Hallam Holland is a songwriter, guitarist, performer, and tutor.

His songs cover topics from social issues (Who Gave The Right To Frack) to natural disasters (Shaky Isles) to unnatural disasters (Flooding In Nashville) to loss and love (World Of Goodbyes). A bit of humor is also thrown in the mix.

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Motueka Library: Author Talk - Nick Horgan

Come to Motueka Library and hear author Nick Horgan talk about his latest book Antipodean Traveler.

Antipodean Traveler tells the story of a somewhat naive young Kiwi traveling throughout North America and Canada in the late 70s and early 80s. Full of high adventure, his escapades include jet boating both up and down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, somehow surviving, to then take on the Yukon River in Alaska and then back to Alberta in Canada where he wins his division of the World Jet boat Championships. And these are just a few of his adventures!

Nick grew up in Motueka and has interesting tales to share about his travelling, adventurous escapades and stories of the Christchurch earthquake.

Signed copies of Antipodean Traveler will be available for purchase.

Light refreshments will also be available.

Bookings not required.

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Sundial Sounds

Need a break from your Christmas shopping or want to simply hang out in the sun and listen to great music, then head on down to Sundial Square and listen to the George FM DJ.

The bean bags will be out, so grab some food, or bring a picnic and come relax on the grass.

This will take place on both,
Thursday 7 December 4:30 - 6:30pm
Thursday 14 December 4:30 - 6:30pm

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Broetzmann/Leigh

Altmusic and the Audio Foundaiton is proud to present a nationwide tour of reknowned saxaphone/pedal steel guitar duo, Brötzmann / Leigh.
Peter Brötzmann is a living legend of improvised music who has embodied the leading edge of the European avant-garde for over 50 years, challenging audiences and convention alike with a relentless intensity.
On pedal steel guitar, Heather Leigh is rapidly becoming a legend in her own right, both for her solo work (published by Not Not Fun Records, KSE,& Ideologic Organ among others), and especially in combination with Brötzmann. Since 2015, the two have toured extensively as a duo whose fearless, improvised collaborations have been heralded as “an intoxicatingly weird take on the blues” marked by ferocious speed-of-thought improvisation and deep lyrical soul – each a perfect foil for the other.
This tour presents local audiences with a rare opportunity to experience an exceptional level of musical improvisation which is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Both Brötzmann and Leigh have toured Aotearoa as solo artists, and loved the country so much they have returned with their mind-bending duo show.
The tour is supported Creative New Zealand.

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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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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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Boogie Train Live @ The Vic

The Boogie Train has been thundering around New Zealand for the past 10 years, and has established itself as a live favorite with blues fans up and down the country, with it's high energy approach to tunes both classic and contemporary.

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One Night Only

Talented performers from throughout the region perform Classical Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Jazz numbers.

Following a successful year with performances throughout NZ, the dancers are excited to showcase their talents and what they have achieved this year, from beginners through to senior dancers looking ahead to further their dancing overseas

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The People's Republic of Improv Family Christmas Show

Join The People's Republic of Improv as they bring you a heartfelt celebration of holiday holiness and familial love … or is it?

This holiday themed improv comedy show takes you back to a wholesome time of family, song, brandy, brightly wrapped presents, Santa suits, sibling rivalry and unwanted guests. A mesh of family sitcom, variety special, Christmas stress and suburban bliss.

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Santa Parade

See Santa in his sleigh along with the Takaka Citizens' Band, Motueka Highland Pipe Band, collectible cars, tractors, floats, fire engines and "not the lolly scramble".
Prizes for Decorated Bicycles. FREE face painting from 9.15am by Imagine and GB Glass in GB Coach-line car park.
Performances by both bands after the Parade.

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Jack and The Box

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

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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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Tawhiri Funk

Hypnotic Hip Hop Disco Soul Music

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Dream Big: How to Get There

The workshop will feature:

●Visualisation exercises regarding success
●Group discussions about hopes, dreams, fears & rejection
●Guided self reflection
●Self led action plan creation - realistic goals and steps towards making creative dreams a reality
●One on one discussion about your action plan
●Self care discussion - tools, tricks & ways of thinking for a career in the performing arts

What you’ll learn:

●How to embrace your unique curiosities and passions
●How to listen closely to your hopes and dreams
●How to create an action plan towards realising your dreams
●How to think pragmatically about a career in the performing arts
●How to define success in your own terms
●How to gain greater creative autonomy

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Carols in the Park

Community get together for Christmas Carols .Food & drinks available to purchase. Bouncy castle.Tug-of- war verse our senior rugby players ,Music,face painting,Santa & his elves ,lolly scramble and more.

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Pretty Crafty Christmas Market

A Range of Beautiful Crafts Made by Local Artists Just in time for Christmas... There is Jewellery, Clothing Candles, Toys, Hand painted Rocks, Hair Accessories, Home wares, Pottery, Pet Accessories, Paper Crafts, Christmas Decorations and the list goes on!!!

We have a cafe on site too with refreshments and food.

We will have a Gold Coin Entry which will be going to the Fifeshire Foundation supporting locals in need.

We have some giveaway's during the day as well for some lucky shoppers...

Come on down and support these amazing Artists and get those last minute Christmas presents...

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Suter Christmas concert

Our end of year concert has a Xmas theme. The Nelson Male Voice Choir will sing some Xmas themed songs along with some old favourites.
Conductor Andrea Hamilton, with pianists Pauline Boyd and Susan Stokes will lead the 30+ choir .
We will also want audience participation to sing some well known Christmas songs

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding Monaco

Explore the beauty of Monaco and catch some waves during our free paddle boarding sessions. Grab a board and give this new sport a try while experts let you know the tricks of the trade. Suitable for the whole family Paddle boarding is a great way to get a workout while having lots of fun. Please note this event is dependent on weather conditions, make sure you check out the Nelson Parks Programme Facebook Page for event information and updates.

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The War Prayer Concert

Golden Bay Live Poets presents a special Tuesday performance this week, celebrating the infamous Mussel Inn's 25th Jubilee celebrations.

Mark Raffills presents The War Prayer Concert featuring the classic poem and including songs such as Bob Dylan’s With God On Our Side, Buffy Saint Marie’s Universal Soldier, Graham Nash’s Military Madness and John Lennon’s Imagine. The songs will be performed by local artists Lisa Williams and Leigh Strange and Kapiti Coast musician Phill Simmonds who will also present original songs while Raffills will deliver a couple of his own poems.

Thanks to Creative Communities for their support.

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Mark Raffils - spoken word special

Spoken word special with Mark Raffils

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The Danberrys

Described as "a rhythmically seductive and emotionally connecting band," The Danberrys are led by Tennessee-born couple of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel - a truly unique pair of artists hailing from East Nashville, Tennessee. They’ve built a special indie-folk vibe around Dorothy’s luxuriously smoky voice and Ben’s intricate acoustic guitar flatpicking, with a sound drawing influences from Bluegrass, Country, Blues, and the Funk/Soul traditions. Performing as a trio with New Zealander Vanessa McGowan on upright bass, The Danberrys show takes the listener through the near limitless nature of the Americana genre. All three of the band's albums have been nominated for a number of Independent Music Awards, including Best EP, two nominations for Best Americana Album, and a recent 2016 win in the Best Bluegrass Song category.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmL77Myb19s

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Golden Bay Live Poets celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Mussel Inn

Golden Bay Live Poets celebrates the Mussel Inn's 25th anniversary with live music and live poetry. Mark Raffills will be MCing this special evening and James Wilkinson will be playing some tunes.

Everyone is welcome to attend or participate. Contact Rose at thewritingforest@gmail.com

Thanks to Creative Communities for their support.

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Sundial Sounds

Need a break from your Christmas shopping or want to simply hang out in the sun and listen to great music, then head on down to Sundial Square and listen to the George FM DJ.

The bean bags will be out, so grab some food, or bring a picnic and come relax on the grass.

This will take place on both,
Thursday 7 December 4:30 - 6:30pm
Thursday 14 December 4:30 - 6:30pm

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Live Poets Mussel Inn 25th Birthday Special

Golden Bay Live Poets celebrates the Mussel Inn's 25th anniversary with live music and live poetry. Mark Raffills will be MCing this special evening.

Everyone is welcome to attend or participate. Contact Rose at thewritingforest@gmail.com

Thanks to Creative Communities for their support

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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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Walk With Me

Please join Sister Shalom and the Nelson Centre of Mindful Living for a very special Nelson screening of this inspiring movie of life of the world-renowned Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the Community of Plum Village.

Sister will be attend the event and be available for questions.

Tickets from https://tickets.demand.film/event/2745

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Lantern Celebration

NOTE: Rain date, Sunday 17th December 2017

The magical Lantern Celebration once again lights up Nelson.

Theme: Trail of Dreams

The celebrations begin with a sprinkling of sleep dust as you make your way up the hill, to the Centre of Aotearoa New Zealand. Along the track you will discover ethereal installations and surreal performances. Once at the top of the hill, listen to some dreamy music, watch the sun slowly set and join in the lantern-lighting ceremony.

Then it’s time to sleepwalk back down the hill to bed. Use your lanterns to light your way, bringing to life the wonders that the night offers.

Get creating and make yourself a homemade lantern. Remember to use a battery powered light to avoid fire risk.

Bring a picnic and warm clothing.
Children under 13 must be supervised by an adult.
This is a zero rubbish event.

WORKSHOPS
Make your own lantern for this event at the workshops on the 9th & 16th of December.

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The Mussel Inn's 25th Birthday Party

Come and celebrate 25 years of The Mussel Inn with Live music from local bands The Gypsy Pickers and The Cowpokers

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Chroma Chamber Choir Christmas Concert

We will be presenting works by Vaughan Williams, Lauridsen, Kodaly, Douglas K Mews and John Rutter.

You will get a chance to join in some well known carols as well.

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Amazing Race Isel Park

Join us for an amazing race around the beautiful surrounds of Isel Park, meeting at Isel house, you will be sent off in your teams or as individuals with a list of clues, find the next location and clue to carry on your journey and complete the amazing race.

A fun event got all ages and groups, meet at Isel House at 9am.

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Motueka Library: Christmas Makerspace

It's Christmas time and if you feel as excited as we do, come and visit us at Motueka Library for a festive family Makerspace.

Join us for fun and fabulous stories, and create some awesome Christmas craft to take home.

Bookings required. Numbers are limited to the first 25 people to make a booking. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult helper.

Free.

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Treasure Hunt Centre of NZ

Discover the parks and find treasure at the same time, this fun event uses basic orienteering skills as you will explore the park for treasure.

Join with a group or head off on your own and see if you can find all the parks hidden treasures.

Meet on the grass at the entrance to the walkwayof the Centre NZ

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