Ashton Family Circus

The Ashton Family Circus brings grassroots entertainment for everyone to enjoy, free, at The Extravaganza Fair.

Comprised of a wannabe strong man, a pole-dancer extraordinaire, a princess aerialists and 5 year old twin tigers.

This show is something you can't miss!!! The family travel with The Extravaganza Fair performing their unique show every weekend.

Miss Dylan Daisy's Magic Show:
A gorgeous combination of illusion, dance and humour with an unexpected twist. Miss Dylan Daisy's Magic Show is sure to delight!!! Performing every weekend at The Extravaganza Fair.

Performances throughout the day these family shows will charm and delight the young and old. From acrobats, dancing, performing 'tigers' and magic!

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Ashton Family Circus is on these dates:

  • 26th September 2020
  • 27th September 2020
Wild Basket Making Workshop

This Wild Basket Making two day workshop is tutored by Anita Peters commencing with the fundamentals of basic basket construction before exploring the exciting challenges of incorporating ‘found and foraged' materials gathered from the local environment to create sculpted baskets of every shape and form. Cane and willow are available to make a traditional basket if preferred.

This workshop is held at the glorious location of the Historic Fairholme Gallery and homestead in East Takaka, Golden Bay. Options of onsite accommodation.

The Option of attending just Day Two is available for those with prior basket making experience, email for further information.

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Wild Basket Making Workshop is on these dates:

  • 26th September 2020
  • 27th September 2020
Funked UP ***DJ Distortion & Serpico***

***FUNKED UP IS BACK***

The virus tried to end us but House Music will never die!
Nelsons finest DJs Distortion & Serpico are back to light up the dance floor with the best House Music on the planet.
BIG sound, flashing lights, good times!

$5 on the door. 10pm - 3am
@Nelson's Funkiest bar aka East St Cafe & Bar.
8 Church St, Nelson.
R18

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Funked UP ***DJ Distortion & Serpico*** is on these dates:

  • 26th September 2020
  • 27th September 2020
Celebrating 150 years of rugby and fellowship

150th Celebrations - 25-27 September 2020

This year the Nelson Rugby Football Club was founded in 1868 and is the oldest rugby club in New Zealand.

We are proud of our history and heritage - as New Zealand's oldest rugby club and our participation in the first game of rugby played in New Zealand - and are planning to celebrate the occasion in style.

Programme
Friday 25th September, 6pm: Registration & muster at the Clubrooms
Saturday 26th September, Midday: Clubrooms, light lunch
Saturday 26th September, 2:05pm: Mako game (optional, clubrooms will be open for those that choose not to go to the game)
Saturday 26th September, 6pm: Trailways Hotel, gala dinner with guest speaker Sir Graham Henry
Sunday 27th September, Midday: Club photo at the Trafalgar Park grandstand

Guest Speaker
We are delighted to announce that the guest speakers at our 150th dinner is celebrated coach and New Zealander Sir Graham Henry.

More information: http://www.nelsonrugbyfootballclub.co.nz/

Registration: https://www.trybooking.com/nz/book/event?eid=2539&

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Celebrating 150 years of rugby and fellowship is on these dates:

  • 25th September 2020
  • 27th September 2020
Motueka Library: Take & Make Greeting Card Kit

Is someone you know having a birthday soon? Or do you feel like someone deserves a special thank you card? We can help!

Collect a free mini craft kit to take home and create your own personalised greeting card.

Choose a mini card craft kit, be inspired and have fun.

Each kit will contain a blank card and envelope, a gel pen and some craft items to decorate with.

One free kit per person while stocks last.

Free.

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Motueka Library: Take & Make Greeting Card Kit is on these dates:

  • 1st September 2020
  • 2nd September 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 4th September 2020
  • 5th September 2020
  • 6th September 2020
  • 7th September 2020
  • 8th September 2020
  • 9th September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
  • 11th September 2020
  • 12th September 2020
  • 13th September 2020
  • 14th September 2020
  • 15th September 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 17th September 2020
  • 18th September 2020
  • 19th September 2020
  • 20th September 2020
  • 21st September 2020
  • 22nd September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 25th September 2020
  • 26th September 2020
  • 27th September 2020
  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
All Shook Up

It’s 1955, and into a square little American town rides a guitar-playin’ motorcycle ridin’ roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swivelling, lip-curling musical comedy.

Featuring the music of Elvis Presley and a script that’s packed to the seams with comic one liners, Nelson Youth Theatre Company will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Teddy Bear”, “Hound Dog”, “It’s Now or Never”, “Devil in Disguise”, “One Night With You”, “Don’t Be Cruel” and of course the title song “All Shook Up”.

Saddle up the family and come along for a trip back in time to the very beginnings of classic Rock ‘n’ Roll and celebrate the magic of the music of “The King”.

Note: Limited season, 6 performances at 7pm only.

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All Shook Up is on these dates:

  • 25th September 2020
  • 26th September 2020
  • 27th September 2020
  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
2020 Pic's Peanut Butter Starling National Championship Regatta

Nelson Yacht Club is proud to be hosting the 2020 Pic's Peanut Butter Starling National Championship over the 26th-30th September.

The Starling class is an iconic New Zealand dinghy class, with some famous names on the national trophy including the likes of Sir Russell Coutts and Peter Burling. The nationals are held in the South Island every 4 years and were last held in Nelson in 2007. Nelson sailor Matt Vincent won the following year in 2008.

Open fleet racing will most likely be held out in Tasman Bay (to get away from the strong tides in the harbour), but boats will be coming and going from the Nelson Yacht Club ramp on Wakefield Quay. There will also be development fleet racing closer to shore.

The club is expecting ~40 boats, and with sailors generally between 14-19yrs there will be lots of families in tow, and making the most of their school holidays in Nelson!

The 26th is for registration & measuring, with the welcome and briefing at 09:30 on the 27th

The on-water action (subject to wind conditions) will be 27th - 30th, with 2 races scheduled per day. Keep an eye on the Nelson Yacht Club Instagram & Facebook pages for updates throughout the regatta.

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2020 Pic's Peanut Butter Starling National Championship Regatta is on these dates:

  • 26th September 2020
  • 27th September 2020
  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
Lockdown Laundry

Lockdown was a time where we couldn’t easily share our lives with others.

So how did you go?

How did you feel, and how did you spend your days?

Lockdown Laundry welcomes everyone to emerge from their bubbles and share their ups and downs with others – we want to hear it warts and all.

Come and have a chat and talk about your experiences with our lovely typist. She will capture your lockdown memories using her trusty typewriter, and you can then hang them out to air on our washing line, alongside other people’s Lockdown Laundry notes.

Everyone’s invited.

So – roll up, roll up! – and share your thoughts or have a read about how other people in our community have experienced Lockdown.

In case of bad weather check the Nelson Arts Festival website or Facebook page for updates.

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

Photo credit: Adibah Saad

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Lockdown Laundry is on these dates:

  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
Annie JR

Nelson Youth Theatre Company presents the irrepressible comic strip heroine in one of the world’s best-loved, award-winning musicals.

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Annie JR. features everyone’s favourite little redhead in her very first adventure.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930’s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s plans for her, and finds a new home and family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

At only an hour long, Annie JR is the perfect show to introduce young children to the world of theatre!

Note – Very limited season, 6 performances over 3 days only.

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Annie JR is on these dates:

  • 1st October 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
A Traveller's Guide to Turkish Dogs

Set on the salty and smoky coast of Turkey, against the backdrop of one of humanityʼs oldest and richest oral storytelling traditions, Barnaby is on his big OE, and he is coming home with a Turkish tale of his own. A Travellerʼs Guide to Turkish Dogs is a journey across continents—the true story of a mad historian, immortal fishermen, and the Mother of Wolves; border crossings, buried treasure, and the value of companionship.

"Marvellous set pieces, affecting triumphs of hairpin turns from outrageous humour to gentle pathos."

— Simon Sweetman, Off the Tracks

"Continues to surprise and delight throughout."

— Austin Harrison, Art Murmurs

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

Photo credit: Becki Moss

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A Traveller's Guide to Turkish Dogs is on these dates:

  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
Tapestry Weaving Workshop tutored by Marilyn Rea-Menzies

Tapestry Weaving ... a joy forever!

Suitable for participants who have had some previous experience of tapestry.

Take your artistic abilities to the next level by gaining a deeper understanding of the possibilities of Tapestry Weaving. Under the of guidance of master weaver Marilyn Rea-Menzies.

This two-day workshop commences with warping on the supplied tapestry frame loom, through to completing the piece inspired by your design which will be a small leaf form tapestry. This completed work will be presented as a small mounted artwork which can also be worn as a brooch.

The considerations of optical blending of yarns to gain effects that are unique to Tapestry Weaving will be discussed and applied alongside learning how to form the leaf shape as you develop the weaving on your frame loom.

All materials including small canvas’s to mount your tapestry brooch, will be supplied though you are welcome to supplement with your favourite personal fine yarns. $10 small materials fee.

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Tapestry Weaving Workshop tutored by Marilyn Rea-Menzies is on these dates:

  • 3rd October 2020
  • 4th October 2020
Motueka Library: Meet a Local Hero Storytime

Come and join us for some inspiring hero stories and meet a local hero!

Then get creative and make something exciting to take home.

Storytime is suitable for 4-9year olds.

Pre-schoolers please bring an adult.

Attendance will be limited if we are at Level 2. Please contact Motueka Library, 03 548 1047 to book your spot.

Free.

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Motueka Library: Meet a Local Hero Storytime is on these dates:

  • 1st October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
Adventurous Journey - Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Open to all 14-18 yr olds who are enrolled, or intend to enrol for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Venture into one of our stunning local national parks or surrounds, such as the Kahurangi, Nelson Lakes or Abel Tasman on a journey that you help to plan!

This journey will enable you to complete a Gold Practice or Qualifier, a Silver Practice or Qualifier, or for those enrolled in the Bronze Award, you will be able to complete both your Practice AND your Qualifier. This is true for the Kākāriki Journey as well.

The cost includes all transport (within programme), food, equipment, tuition, adventures, DOE Award admin and fun!
For students outside of the Nelson region, airport transfers are available.
An additional transport cost of $50 per person applies.

More Information.

Adventurous Journey - Duke of Edinburgh's Award is on these dates:

  • 5th October 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
Film Camp 2020

Action! Film Camp is back at The Playhouse Theatre. Action Adventure, Zombie Rom Com or Murder Mystery, it's the school holiday camp where the kids create write, star and direct their very own movie.
The camp is limited to 15 students aged between 9 and 15 and runs daily from 9 till 4pm at the Playhouse.
Participants will script, produce, film, edit and screen their film over week, with help of Nic Roland as their main tutor. Nic has a degree in Film and Media from Otago University is an ex TVNZ News Editor and director, with extensive experience as a Television and short film producer.
All aspects of making a movie are addressed during the week including costume design, makeup, acting method, lighting, film history and distribution. Kids will have a chance to film and edit their film over the week with a grand screening of their work on the Friday Night to parents friends and family.

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Film Camp 2020 is on these dates:

  • 5th October 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
Special Forces Camp for ages 11-13

Bridge Valley Camps are a great place for children and youth to experience new things in a safe environment.
This camp is 'Army' themed, so along with a wide range of activities, wide games, night games, good food, and fun leaders, we also are giving every camper at this camp a free round of laser tag!
Register soon to secure a spot or contact us if you have any questions.

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Special Forces Camp for ages 11-13 is on these dates:

  • 5th October 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
Show Me Shorts

Good things come in small packages!  Show Me Shorts is New Zealand’s leading international short film festival and a popular addition to the Nelson arts calendar.

The 2020 programme includes some of the best new short films from New Zealand and around the world, in a diverse collection of cultures and voices. Audiences will embark on a thrilling, hilarious, moving and cathartic ride through their emotions. Learn Something. Feel something. Be inspired!

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

Photo credit: Show Me Shorts 2019

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Show Me Shorts is on these dates:

  • 10th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
Funked UP ***DJ Distortion & Serpico***

***FUNKED UP IS BACK***

The virus tried to end us but House Music will never die!
Nelsons finest DJs Distortion & Serpico are back to light up the dance floor with the best House Music on the planet.
BIG sound, flashing lights, good times!

$5 on the door. 10pm - 3am
@Nelson's Funkiest bar aka East St Cafe & Bar.
8 Church St, Nelson.
R18

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Funked UP ***DJ Distortion & Serpico*** is on these dates:

  • 10th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
Femme Natale

Hilariously truthful, Femme Natale is an unapologetically comic peek into the world of parenting, what comes before, during and after in this rambunctious mix of original songs and sketches. Created in New Zealand for parents from all over!

We need a laugh, and Femme Natale is back by popular demand in Nelson to celebrate!

“So funny, my face hurt from laughing. A must-see” - Emily Writes.
“Hilarious, human, viscerally resonant” - Adam Dodd at Globe Theatre
“Absolutely a must - so funny, even my husband who is a non-show person couldn't stop laughing.” Bernadette Searle.
"I was fortunate enough to attend the Nelson performance, held on 28 February. It was one of the most entertaining and imaginative shows I've seen in a very long time!" Hugh Neill - Nelson Theatre.

From Director Fingal Pollock, Femme Natale reminds us that there is something wholly selfless about becoming a parent – even if it's just a brief out-of-character episode. Sketches are created and performed by working parents in this actors ensemble, to bring the laughs to men and women (parents or not).

Featuring April Phillips, Jeremy Nelson, Tracey Savage, Fingal Pollock and local Nelson actor Tami Mansfield.

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Femme Natale is on these dates:

  • 16th October 2020
  • 17th October 2020
Cycle-in Flix - Thursdays in October

A variation on drive-in movies – bike in, enjoy live Latino performances and learn about Hispanic & Latino culture on the big screen.

Venture out on your bike and catch a short documentary or two on Kirby Lane between 8.00 and 9.00pm. There will also be live performances from 7.30pm, guaranteed to bring Latino-style ambience into central Nelson.

Cycle-in Flix brings Latino culture/flavour to Nelson in a new and exciting way in place of LASFF (Latin America and Spain Film Fest), which could not be held this year.

Films are in Spanish and/or Portuguese, and all have English subtitles.

A collaboration between Nelson Arts Festival, Multicultural Nelson Tasman and NelsonSon Afro & Latin Dance.

To view performance line-up, or check if the event is going ahead in case of bad weather, visit the Nelson Arts Festival website or Facebook page.

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Cycle-in Flix - Thursdays in October is on these dates:

  • 1st October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
Street Karaoke – Fridays in October

Live karaoke is coming to Nelson! Discover the artist within yourself with the support of the Voice Collective.

The Voice Collective branches out at Kirby Lane for an hour of music with an Eastern twist. We invite you to join the band with your voice, or play percussion. Join us in song at the end of the working week—expect an uplifting and slightly random experience!

In case of bad weather check the Nelson Arts Festival website or Facebook page for updates.

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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Street Karaoke – Fridays in October is on these dates:

  • 9th October 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
Permaculture Design Certificate Course & Yoga Retreat

‘Permaculture’ is an integrated land use design methodology based on ecological principles, with practical application from sustainable household to eco-nation to global restoration. We combine this amazing course with an intimate introduction to a yogic lifestyle.

The Permaculture design concept is an abundant, integrated and practical method of developing the external ecosystem. Yoga is the inner ecology of living consciously, spiritually, and harmoniously in the world. Both concepts complement each other and blend together to develop a sustainable lifestyle within one’s inner self and the outer environment.

This 15 day course is held at Anahata Yoga Retreat located near the Abel Tasman National Park in Golden Bay. It is the standard residential International Permaculture Design Certificate curriculum, taught in an integrated hands-on way, culminating in a comprehensive land-use design project. Yoga, deep relaxation and meditation sessions will be woven into the daily schedule bringing you a unique course combining inner ecology (yoga) with the outer ecology (Permaculture).

For more info: https://www.anahata-retreat.org.nz/event/permaculture-october2020

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Permaculture Design Certificate Course & Yoga Retreat is on these dates:

  • 10th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
  • 12th October 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 17th October 2020
  • 18th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
Founders Annual Book Fair

The annual Founders Book Fair, which was postponed from Queens Birthday weekend, will now start on Saturday 17 October 2020 and finish on Labour Day, Monday 26 October

A huge variety of second-hand books, DVDs, vinyl records, puzzles and games will be for sale at bargain prices.

Purchase a $5 ten-day pass or pay a daily entry fee of just $2. The Book Fair will be open from 10am-4.30pm every day.

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Founders Annual Book Fair is on these dates:

  • 17th October 2020
  • 18th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 26th October 2020
Smugglers Spring 5km Run & walk

5km race for runners and walkers held during October.
Meet at Smugglers Muritai Street Tahuna for registration.
As series is run in the evening bright clothing to be worn.
All times recorded with a different 5km course each night.
$5 entry fee enter on the night with heaps of spot prizes to be won.
Everyone is welcome and a great way to get out and compete with fellow runners and walkers.
Great training for The Nelson Half

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Smugglers Spring 5km Run & walk is on these dates:

  • 7th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
Monty's Sunday Market

Monty's Sunday Market is a mecca for treasure hunters of pre-loved clothes, recycled tools, books, CDs etc, antiques, collectables, homewares, produce, toys, retro, new and imported goods. There are also fresh produce stalls, food carts and coffee.

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Monty's Sunday Market is on these dates:

  • 23rd June 2019
  • 30th June 2019
  • 7th July 2019
  • 14th July 2019
  • 21st July 2019
  • 28th July 2019
  • 4th August 2019
  • 11th August 2019
  • 18th August 2019
  • 25th August 2019
  • 1st September 2019
  • 8th September 2019
  • 15th September 2019
  • 22nd September 2019
  • 29th September 2019
  • 6th October 2019
  • 13th October 2019
  • 20th October 2019
  • 27th October 2019
  • 3rd November 2019
  • 10th November 2019
  • 17th November 2019
  • 24th November 2019
  • 1st December 2019
  • 8th December 2019
  • 15th December 2019
  • 22nd December 2019
  • 29th December 2019
  • 5th January 2020
  • 12th January 2020
  • 19th January 2020
  • 26th January 2020
  • 2nd February 2020
  • 9th February 2020
  • 16th February 2020
  • 23rd February 2020
  • 1st March 2020
  • 8th March 2020
  • 15th March 2020
  • 22nd March 2020
  • 29th March 2020
  • 5th April 2020
  • 12th April 2020
  • 19th April 2020
  • 26th April 2020
  • 3rd May 2020
  • 10th May 2020
  • 17th May 2020
  • 24th May 2020
  • 31st May 2020
  • 7th June 2020
  • 14th June 2020
  • 21st June 2020
  • 28th June 2020
  • 5th July 2020
  • 12th July 2020
  • 19th July 2020
  • 26th July 2020
  • 2nd August 2020
  • 9th August 2020
  • 16th August 2020
  • 23rd August 2020
  • 30th August 2020
  • 6th September 2020
  • 13th September 2020
  • 20th September 2020
  • 27th September 2020
  • 4th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
  • 18th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 1st November 2020
  • 8th November 2020
  • 15th November 2020
  • 22nd November 2020
  • 29th November 2020
  • 6th December 2020
  • 13th December 2020
  • 20th December 2020
  • 27th December 2020
  • 3rd January 2021
  • 10th January 2021
  • 17th January 2021
  • 24th January 2021
  • 31st January 2021
  • 7th February 2021
  • 14th February 2021
  • 21st February 2021
  • 28th February 2021
  • 7th March 2021
  • 14th March 2021
  • 21st March 2021
  • 28th March 2021
  • 4th April 2021
  • 11th April 2021
  • 18th April 2021
  • 25th April 2021
  • 2nd May 2021
  • 9th May 2021
  • 16th May 2021
  • 23rd May 2021
  • 30th May 2021
  • 6th June 2021
  • 13th June 2021
  • 20th June 2021
Motueka Library: 1000 Books Before School

Reading aloud and talking to your kids are two of the best things you can do.

1000 Books Before School encourages families to spend quality time together, promotes pre-literacy and learning by having listened to 1000 or more books before the child starts school. Any child aged from birth to starting school can participate in this self-paced programme.

1000 Books Before School is a programme designed to encourage and support families to read aloud to their children from birth with the knowledge that reading aloud to children is a vital ingredient in building a child's foundation for successful learning.

1000 Books Before School is a collaboration between Tasman District Libraries and the Motueka Family Service Centre and is supported by the Motueka community.

Join today at Motueka Library!

Free.

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Motueka Library: 1000 Books Before School is on these dates:

  • 17th September 2019
  • 18th September 2019
  • 19th September 2019
  • 20th September 2019
  • 21st September 2019
  • 22nd September 2019
  • 23rd September 2019
  • 24th September 2019
  • 25th September 2019
  • 26th September 2019
  • 27th September 2019
  • 28th September 2019
  • 29th September 2019
  • 30th September 2019
  • 1st October 2019
  • 2nd October 2019
  • 3rd October 2019
  • 4th October 2019
  • 5th October 2019
  • 6th October 2019
  • 7th October 2019
  • 8th October 2019
  • 9th October 2019
  • 10th October 2019
  • 11th October 2019
  • 12th October 2019
  • 13th October 2019
  • 14th October 2019
  • 15th October 2019
  • 16th October 2019
  • 17th October 2019
  • 18th October 2019
  • 19th October 2019
  • 20th October 2019
  • 21st October 2019
  • 22nd October 2019
  • 23rd October 2019
  • 24th October 2019
  • 25th October 2019
  • 26th October 2019
  • 27th October 2019
  • 28th October 2019
  • 29th October 2019
  • 30th October 2019
  • 31st October 2019
  • 1st November 2019
  • 2nd November 2019
  • 3rd November 2019
  • 4th November 2019
  • 5th November 2019
  • 6th November 2019
  • 7th November 2019
  • 8th November 2019
  • 9th November 2019
  • 10th November 2019
  • 11th November 2019
  • 12th November 2019
  • 13th November 2019
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  • 15th November 2019
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  • 26th November 2019
  • 27th November 2019
  • 28th November 2019
  • 29th November 2019
  • 30th November 2019
  • 1st December 2019
  • 2nd December 2019
  • 3rd December 2019
  • 4th December 2019
  • 5th December 2019
  • 6th December 2019
  • 7th December 2019
  • 8th December 2019
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  • 11th December 2019
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  • 31st December 2019
  • 1st January 2020
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Richmond Library: Tasman Talks Titles Book Group

Tasman Talks Titles is a great opportunity for you to talk about what you have been reading and to hear about what other people have been reading too.

It's a relaxed, social, book-focused time with like-minded people.

You'll also get to see a selection of new titles which the library has purchased.

Tasman Talks Titles meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 3.00pm.

All welcome. Free!

More Information.

Richmond Library: Tasman Talks Titles Book Group is on these dates:

  • 16th October 2019
  • 20th November 2019
  • 15th January 2020
  • 19th February 2020
  • 18th March 2020
  • 15th April 2020
  • 20th May 2020
  • 17th June 2020
  • 15th July 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 18th November 2020
Motueka District Museum Trust

Motueka and District Museum specialises in local history with emphasis on productivity over the years of Tobacco, Horticulture, Forestry and more. The Museum also has sales of local history books and cards etc. The Motueka District Museum was included in the 18th edition of Lonely Planet New Zealand guidebook.
The Motueka Historical Society also has local archives and a research room at the Museum.
Entry is by donation. Opening hours in summer are Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm.
There is a major exhibition on the Fishing industry and running from November 2019 to June 2020. Fishing in the district covering ancient and modern techniques.

More Information.

Motueka District Museum Trust is on these dates:

  • 1st November 2019
  • 3rd November 2019
  • 5th November 2019
  • 6th November 2019
  • 7th November 2019
  • 8th November 2019
  • 10th November 2019
  • 12th November 2019
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  • 14th November 2019
  • 15th November 2019
  • 17th November 2019
  • 19th November 2019
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  • 24th November 2019
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  • 8th December 2019
  • 10th December 2019
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  • 13th December 2019
  • 15th December 2019
  • 17th December 2019
  • 18th December 2019
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  • 22nd December 2019
  • 24th December 2019
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  • 26th December 2019
  • 27th December 2019
  • 29th December 2019
  • 31st December 2019
  • 1st January 2020
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  • 5th January 2020
  • 7th January 2020
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Richmond Library: Mystery Ink

Mystery Ink is Richmond Library’s group for teens.

Catch up in Richmond Library's Constance Barnicoat room to talk books and movies and get the first pick of the newest titles. Snack and fun diversions included.

All welcome, ages 12-18.

It's a great opportunity to meet new people and have a bit of fun.

Free!

More Information.

Richmond Library: Mystery Ink is on these dates:

  • 7th November 2019
  • 5th December 2019
  • 13th February 2020
  • 12th March 2020
  • 16th April 2020
  • 14th May 2020
  • 11th June 2020
  • 9th July 2020
  • 6th August 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 12th November 2020
  • 10th December 2020
POSTPONED Richmond Library: Richmond Writing Group

>>> THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS <<<

The Richmond Writing Group is for adults with an interest in writing – whether you’re just thinking about starting to write something, or you’re a published author, or somewhere in between.

The Richmond Writing Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at Richmond Library. It’s a great opportunity to meet other people with a shared interest in writing, and to put pen to paper!

Each month we have a guest speaker who will illuminate an area of the writing process. There is also always time for discussion and writing.

Bring writing materials.

Free. All welcome.

More Information.

POSTPONED Richmond Library: Richmond Writing Group is on these dates:

  • 19th November 2019
  • 21st January 2020
  • 18th February 2020
  • 17th March 2020
  • 21st April 2020
  • 19th May 2020
  • 16th June 2020
  • 21st July 2020
  • 18th August 2020
  • 15th September 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 17th November 2020
POSTPONED Motueka Library: Scrabble Time!

>>> THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS <<<

Do you enjoy a good game of Scrabble?

Scrabble will be available for a friendly game with an old or new friend every Wednesday (excluding public holidays). Suitable for word lovers of all ages.

Our scrabble books will assist you in finding those really tricky words which use all your letters!

Bring a friend or meet new people and exercise your brain in a relaxed atmosphere.

Free. All welcome.

More Information.

POSTPONED Motueka Library: Scrabble Time! is on these dates:

  • 27th November 2019
  • 4th December 2019
  • 11th December 2019
  • 18th December 2019
  • 25th December 2019
  • 1st January 2020
  • 8th January 2020
  • 15th January 2020
  • 22nd January 2020
  • 29th January 2020
  • 5th February 2020
  • 12th February 2020
  • 19th February 2020
  • 26th February 2020
  • 4th March 2020
  • 11th March 2020
  • 18th March 2020
  • 25th March 2020
  • 1st April 2020
  • 8th April 2020
  • 15th April 2020
  • 22nd April 2020
  • 29th April 2020
  • 6th May 2020
  • 13th May 2020
  • 20th May 2020
  • 27th May 2020
  • 3rd June 2020
  • 10th June 2020
  • 17th June 2020
  • 24th June 2020
  • 1st July 2020
  • 8th July 2020
  • 15th July 2020
  • 22nd July 2020
  • 29th July 2020
  • 5th August 2020
  • 12th August 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 26th August 2020
  • 2nd September 2020
  • 9th September 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 11th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 25th November 2020
  • 2nd December 2020
  • 9th December 2020
  • 16th December 2020
  • 23rd December 2020
POSTPONED Motueka Library: Book Cafe

>>> THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS <<<

Come along to Motueka Library's conversational group.

Discuss and debate thought-provoking topics and enjoy a fine selection of books.

There will be themes, interesting snippets and laughs along the way.

Refreshments provided.

Koha appreciated.

More Information.

POSTPONED Motueka Library: Book Cafe is on these dates:

  • 16th December 2019
  • 20th January 2020
  • 17th February 2020
  • 16th March 2020
  • 20th April 2020
  • 18th May 2020
  • 15th June 2020
  • 20th July 2020
  • 17th August 2020
  • 21st September 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 16th November 2020
  • 21st December 2020
Nightingale Knitters

Come along for a cup of tea or coffee and some good company.

The Nightingale Knitters meet at 1.30 pm every Monday to create garments for charity organisations across the community.

Experience at knitting not needed, just a willingness to give it a go.

Wool and needles available to use, all you need to bring is yourself.

More Information.

Nightingale Knitters is on these dates:

  • 13th January 2020
  • 20th January 2020
  • 27th January 2020
  • 3rd February 2020
  • 10th February 2020
  • 17th February 2020
  • 24th February 2020
  • 2nd March 2020
  • 9th March 2020
  • 16th March 2020
  • 23rd March 2020
  • 30th March 2020
  • 6th April 2020
  • 13th April 2020
  • 20th April 2020
  • 27th April 2020
  • 4th May 2020
  • 11th May 2020
  • 18th May 2020
  • 25th May 2020
  • 1st June 2020
  • 8th June 2020
  • 15th June 2020
  • 22nd June 2020
  • 29th June 2020
  • 6th July 2020
  • 13th July 2020
  • 20th July 2020
  • 27th July 2020
  • 3rd August 2020
  • 10th August 2020
  • 17th August 2020
  • 24th August 2020
  • 31st August 2020
  • 7th September 2020
  • 14th September 2020
  • 21st September 2020
  • 28th September 2020
  • 5th October 2020
  • 12th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 26th October 2020
  • 2nd November 2020
  • 9th November 2020
  • 16th November 2020
  • 23rd November 2020
  • 30th November 2020
  • 7th December 2020
  • 14th December 2020
STEMWriters at Nelson Libraries 2020

We are a group with widely varying interests in writing, from short fiction to social commentary, social history to poetry.

More Information.

STEMWriters at Nelson Libraries 2020 is on these dates:

  • 14th January 2020
  • 28th January 2020
  • 11th February 2020
  • 25th February 2020
  • 10th March 2020
  • 24th March 2020
  • 14th April 2020
  • 28th April 2020
  • 12th May 2020
  • 26th May 2020
  • 9th June 2020
  • 23rd June 2020
  • 14th July 2020
  • 28th July 2020
  • 11th August 2020
  • 25th August 2020
  • 8th September 2020
  • 22nd September 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 10th November 2020
  • 24th November 2020
  • 8th December 2020
Nelson Libraries BookChat at Elma Turner Library 2020

Bookchat is a place where we get together to talk about books we have recently read.

Come along and tell us about what you have been reading, or just come to hear what titles other people have enjoyed.

Just roll up!

More Information.

Nelson Libraries BookChat at Elma Turner Library 2020 is on these dates:

  • 14th January 2020
  • 11th February 2020
  • 10th March 2020
  • 14th April 2020
  • 12th May 2020
  • 9th June 2020
  • 14th July 2020
  • 11th August 2020
  • 8th September 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 10th November 2020
  • 8th December 2020
Nelson Libraries BookChat at Stoke 2020

Bookchat is a place where we get together to talk about books we have recently read.

Come along and tell us about what you have been reading, or just come to hear what titles other people have enjoyed.

Just roll up!

More Information.

Nelson Libraries BookChat at Stoke 2020 is on these dates:

  • 15th January 2020
  • 19th February 2020
  • 18th March 2020
  • 15th April 2020
  • 20th May 2020
  • 17th June 2020
  • 15th July 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 16th December 2020
Ceroc Dance Nelson

Ceroc® Dance modern jive is a social partner dance generally done to chart toppers and old favourites. It is a partner dance that you can dance at parties, pubs, nightclubs, weddings; just about anywhere!

Ceroc Dance is likened to a fusion of Salsa and Jive but also draws on Latin, Ballroom, Swing and West Coast influences, and does not have complicated footwork.

Start any time, no bookings, experience or partner required. Each class a standalone lesson, so you can come and go as suits you, and not have to worry about catching up on missed classes.

We teach 3-4 moves each night and we link each move and put all the moves together so you can dance the moves over and over again.

Doors open at 7pm to register, and our Beginner Class starts at 7.15. The class will go for an hour, and then it is followed by 20min of music to practice your moves, after which is the Intermediate Class.

More Information.

Ceroc Dance Nelson (Suspended during Level 2 up) is on these dates:

  • 16th January 2020
  • 23rd January 2020
  • 30th January 2020
  • 6th February 2020
  • 13th February 2020
  • 20th February 2020
  • 27th February 2020
  • 5th March 2020
  • 12th March 2020
  • 11th June 2020
  • 18th June 2020
  • 25th June 2020
  • 2nd July 2020
  • 9th July 2020
  • 16th July 2020
  • 23rd July 2020
  • 30th July 2020
  • 6th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 20th August 2020
  • 27th August 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
  • 17th September 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 5th November 2020
  • 12th November 2020
  • 19th November 2020
  • 26th November 2020
  • 3rd December 2020
  • 10th December 2020
  • 17th December 2020
Library Knitters

Come along for a cup of tea or coffee and some good company. The Library Knitters meet at 10 am every Thursday to create garments for charity organisations across the community.

Experience at knitting not needed, just a willingness to give it a go.

We have wool and needles available to use, or else feel free to bring your own.

Donations of wool are gratefully received - we do not need needles.

We also have a group at Nightingale Memorial Library on Monday afternoons between 1.30 and 3.30 pm.

More Information.

Library Knitters is on these dates:

  • 16th January 2020
  • 23rd January 2020
  • 30th January 2020
  • 6th February 2020
  • 13th February 2020
  • 20th February 2020
  • 27th February 2020
  • 5th March 2020
  • 12th March 2020
  • 19th March 2020
  • 26th March 2020
  • 2nd April 2020
  • 9th April 2020
  • 16th April 2020
  • 23rd April 2020
  • 30th April 2020
  • 7th May 2020
  • 14th May 2020
  • 21st May 2020
  • 28th May 2020
  • 4th June 2020
  • 11th June 2020
  • 18th June 2020
  • 25th June 2020
  • 2nd July 2020
  • 9th July 2020
  • 16th July 2020
  • 23rd July 2020
  • 30th July 2020
  • 6th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 20th August 2020
  • 27th August 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
  • 17th September 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 5th November 2020
  • 12th November 2020
  • 19th November 2020
  • 26th November 2020
  • 3rd December 2020
  • 10th December 2020
  • 17th December 2020
Young Adult Reading Club

A fun way to connect with other young adults who love reading and talking about books.

The group meets once a month at the Stoke and Elma Turner Libraries where they check out all the newest books before they hit our shelves.

Every third Tuesday at the Stoke Library from 3:45pm

Every third Wednesday at the Elma Turner Library from 3:45pm

For ages 13+

More Information.

Young Adult Reading Club is on these dates:

  • 18th February 2020
  • 19th February 2020
  • 17th March 2020
  • 18th March 2020
  • 15th April 2020
  • 21st April 2020
  • 19th May 2020
  • 20th May 2020
  • 16th June 2020
  • 17th June 2020
  • 15th July 2020
  • 21st July 2020
  • 18th August 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 15th September 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 17th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 15th December 2020
  • 16th December 2020
Nelson Farmers Market

Every Wednesday Rain or Shine the Farmers Market comes to Kirby Lane 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!

More Information.

Nelson Farmers Market is on these dates:

  • 3rd June 2020
  • 10th June 2020
  • 17th June 2020
  • 24th June 2020
  • 1st July 2020
  • 8th July 2020
  • 15th July 2020
  • 22nd July 2020
  • 29th July 2020
  • 5th August 2020
  • 12th August 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 26th August 2020
  • 2nd September 2020
  • 9th September 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 11th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 25th November 2020
  • 2nd December 2020
  • 9th December 2020
  • 16th December 2020
  • 23rd December 2020
  • 30th December 2020
  • 6th January 2021
  • 13th January 2021
  • 20th January 2021
  • 27th January 2021
  • 3rd February 2021
  • 10th February 2021
  • 17th February 2021
  • 24th February 2021
  • 3rd March 2021
  • 10th March 2021
  • 17th March 2021
  • 24th March 2021
  • 31st March 2021
  • 7th April 2021
  • 14th April 2021
  • 21st April 2021
  • 28th April 2021
  • 5th May 2021
  • 12th May 2021
  • 19th May 2021
  • 26th May 2021
  • 2nd June 2021
The Nelson Market

The Nelson Market is famous for the fantastic array of local produce, food and crafts on offer and is considered to be the best market in NZ.
Every Saturday the bustling Nelson Market transforms Montgomery Square into a vibrant showcase of regional arts, crafts, fashion, jewellery, fresh local and organic produce. Catch up with friends and family over coffee, brunch or lunch and savour the rich diversity of Nelson goods on offer.
Every Saturday the bustling Nelson Market transforms Montgomery Square into a vibrant showcase of regional arts, crafts, fashion, jewellery, fresh local and organic produce. Catch up with friends and family over coffee, brunch or lunch and savour the rich diversity of handcrafted Nelson goods available in one place.
It is a great opportunity to meet with the producers and craftspeople for which Nelson is so famous and explore the up to 200 stalls.
Whatever else you do in Nelson if you are a visitor from away, make sure you don't miss this very special experience.

More Information.

The Nelson Market is on these dates:

  • 13th June 2020
  • 20th June 2020
  • 27th June 2020
  • 4th July 2020
  • 11th July 2020
  • 18th July 2020
  • 25th July 2020
  • 31st July 2020
  • 7th August 2020
  • 14th August 2020
  • 21st August 2020
  • 28th August 2020
  • 4th September 2020
  • 11th September 2020
  • 18th September 2020
  • 25th September 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 6th November 2020
  • 13th November 2020
  • 20th November 2020
  • 27th November 2020
  • 4th December 2020
  • 11th December 2020
  • 18th December 2020
  • 25th December 2020
  • 1st January 2021
  • 8th January 2021
  • 15th January 2021
  • 22nd January 2021
  • 29th January 2021
  • 5th February 2021
  • 12th February 2021
  • 19th February 2021
  • 26th February 2021
  • 5th March 2021
  • 12th March 2021
  • 19th March 2021
  • 26th March 2021
  • 2nd April 2021
  • 9th April 2021
  • 16th April 2021
  • 23rd April 2021
  • 30th April 2021
  • 7th May 2021
  • 14th May 2021
  • 21st May 2021
  • 28th May 2021
  • 4th June 2021
  • 11th June 2021
  • 18th June 2021
  • 25th June 2021
  • 2nd July 2021
  • 9th July 2021
  • 16th July 2021
  • 23rd July 2021
  • 30th July 2021
  • 6th August 2021
  • 13th August 2021
  • 20th August 2021
  • 27th August 2021
  • 3rd September 2021
  • 10th September 2021
  • 17th September 2021
  • 24th September 2021
  • 1st October 2021
  • 8th October 2021
  • 15th October 2021
  • 22nd October 2021
  • 29th October 2021
  • 5th November 2021
  • 12th November 2021
  • 19th November 2021
  • 26th November 2021
  • 3rd December 2021
  • 10th December 2021
  • 17th December 2021
  • 24th December 2021
  • 31st December 2021
Meditation on Peace

Please join us as we continue to explore the breadth and depth of the Peace Meditation. All are welcome!
As we enter the second year of this exploration, we will deepen our engagement with this transformative practice and move gently into how we can focus this peaceful, serene quality to support and heal our world.

For enquires please contact Jane Hobday:
dharmasphere108@gmail.com All classes by dana/koha

Second Sunday of each Month 10am - 12pm

More Information.

Meditation on Peace is on these dates:

  • 14th June 2020
  • 12th July 2020
  • 9th August 2020
  • 13th September 2020
  • 11th October 2020
  • 8th November 2020
Monty's Sunday Market

Monty's Sunday Market is a mecca for treasure hunters of pre-loved clothes, recycled tools, books, CDs etc, antiques, collectables, homewares, produce, toys, retro, new and imported goods. There are also fresh produce stalls, food carts and coffee.

More Information.

Monty's Sunday Market is on these dates:

  • 14th June 2020
  • 21st June 2020
  • 28th June 2020
  • 5th July 2020
  • 12th July 2020
  • 19th July 2020
  • 26th July 2020
  • 2nd August 2020
  • 9th August 2020
  • 16th August 2020
  • 23rd August 2020
  • 30th August 2020
  • 6th September 2020
  • 13th September 2020
  • 20th September 2020
  • 27th September 2020
  • 4th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
  • 18th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 1st November 2020
  • 8th November 2020
  • 15th November 2020
  • 22nd November 2020
  • 29th November 2020
  • 6th December 2020
  • 13th December 2020
  • 20th December 2020
  • 27th December 2020
  • 3rd January 2021
  • 10th January 2021
  • 17th January 2021
  • 24th January 2021
  • 31st January 2021
  • 7th February 2021
  • 14th February 2021
  • 21st February 2021
  • 28th February 2021
  • 7th March 2021
  • 14th March 2021
  • 21st March 2021
  • 28th March 2021
  • 4th April 2021
  • 11th April 2021
  • 18th April 2021
  • 25th April 2021
  • 2nd May 2021
  • 9th May 2021
  • 16th May 2021
  • 23rd May 2021
  • 30th May 2021
  • 6th June 2021
  • 13th June 2021
  • 20th June 2021
Open Mic Night, Takaka

Open Mic Night hosted by Ron Valente (Gypsy Pickers) at the Brigand Cafe, Takaka. Every Thursday. This is a popular night for locals and travellers. Bring your instruments, songs and dancing shoes for a fun and entertaining evening. Everyone welcome. No cover charge.

For more info, music and videos, visit Ron Valante's solo and duo website - https://gypsypickers.com/

and Ron on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RonValenteMusic

and the Brigand Cafe - https://www.facebook.com/thebrigandrestaurantandbar

If there are current covid restrictions, contact the Brigand Cafe for info.

More Information.

Open Mic Night, Takaka is on these dates:

  • 18th June 2020
  • 25th June 2020
  • 2nd July 2020
  • 9th July 2020
  • 16th July 2020
  • 23rd July 2020
  • 30th July 2020
  • 6th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 20th August 2020
  • 27th August 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
  • 17th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 5th November 2020
  • 12th November 2020
  • 19th November 2020
  • 26th November 2020
  • 3rd December 2020
  • 10th December 2020
  • 17th December 2020
  • 24th December 2020
  • 31st December 2020
  • 7th January 2021
  • 14th January 2021
  • 21st January 2021
  • 28th January 2021
  • 4th February 2021
  • 11th February 2021
  • 18th February 2021
  • 25th February 2021
  • 4th March 2021
  • 11th March 2021
  • 18th March 2021
  • 25th March 2021
  • 1st April 2021
  • 8th April 2021
  • 15th April 2021
  • 22nd April 2021
  • 29th April 2021
  • 6th May 2021
  • 13th May 2021
  • 20th May 2021
  • 27th May 2021
  • 3rd June 2021
  • 10th June 2021
Inspire Modern Jive - Saturday Night Dance Party

Dance the night away with a wide range of fun, easy to dance to music.

Start time: 7.30pm until 11pm

Cost: $10 for the whole night of entertainment

What to Bring:

A plate to share

A fun ready to dance attitude

A drink bottle to stay hydrated

Correct change ($10)

Modern Jive is a popular, easy to learn partner dance style.

Due to the smooth and simple footwork, it can be danced to a diverse range of music from old classics to today hits.

Modern Jive takes influence from many dance styles including: Jive, Salsa, Tango, Ballroom and Rock & Roll.

We also host dance classes on a Tuesday evening, for more information please visit our website.

More Information.

Inspire Modern Jive - Saturday Night Dance Party is on these dates:

  • 17th October 2020
  • 21st November 2020
LEGO Drop-in

Description:Let your imagination run wild with our LEGO drop-in afternoons.

Children of all ages are invited to create and play with LEGO.
Thanks to a kind donation from the Top of the Brick South Show, we will have LEGO available on the last Thursday of every month.

This will be in the Elma Turner Library Activity Room. No charge

More Information.

LEGO Drop-in is on these dates:

  • 25th June 2020
  • 30th July 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 26th November 2020
  • 31st December 2020
A Passage to Nelson - Exhibition at Broadgreen House

A passage to Nelson - Unpacking the past.

Charting the Buxton family's 19th century journey to Nelson and what early immigrants brought with them. Showcasing fashion and costume from the mid 19th century.

At Broadgreen Historic House
Open daily 11am until 3pm.

Broadgreen House is Nelson’s iconic cob cottage and historic home, outfitted with beautiful period furnishings, art and costume. When you step inside it’s like going back in time 150 years!
Set amidst the beautiful Samuels Rose Gardens.

$5 for visitors and free for locals.

More Information.

A Passage to Nelson - Exhibition at Broadgreen House is on these dates:

  • 1st July 2020
  • 2nd July 2020
  • 3rd July 2020
  • 4th July 2020
  • 5th July 2020
  • 6th July 2020
  • 7th July 2020
  • 8th July 2020
  • 9th July 2020
  • 10th July 2020
  • 11th July 2020
  • 12th July 2020
  • 13th July 2020
  • 14th July 2020
  • 15th July 2020
  • 16th July 2020
  • 17th July 2020
  • 18th July 2020
  • 19th July 2020
  • 20th July 2020
  • 21st July 2020
  • 22nd July 2020
  • 23rd July 2020
  • 24th July 2020
  • 25th July 2020
  • 26th July 2020
  • 27th July 2020
  • 28th July 2020
  • 29th July 2020
  • 30th July 2020
  • 31st July 2020
  • 1st August 2020
  • 2nd August 2020
  • 3rd August 2020
  • 4th August 2020
  • 5th August 2020
  • 6th August 2020
  • 7th August 2020
  • 8th August 2020
  • 9th August 2020
  • 10th August 2020
  • 11th August 2020
  • 12th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 14th August 2020
  • 15th August 2020
  • 16th August 2020
  • 17th August 2020
  • 18th August 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 20th August 2020
  • 21st August 2020
  • 22nd August 2020
  • 23rd August 2020
  • 24th August 2020
  • 25th August 2020
  • 26th August 2020
  • 27th August 2020
  • 28th August 2020
  • 29th August 2020
  • 30th August 2020
  • 31st August 2020
  • 1st September 2020
  • 2nd September 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 4th September 2020
  • 5th September 2020
  • 6th September 2020
  • 7th September 2020
  • 8th September 2020
  • 9th September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
  • 11th September 2020
  • 12th September 2020
  • 13th September 2020
  • 14th September 2020
  • 15th September 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 17th September 2020
  • 18th September 2020
  • 19th September 2020
  • 20th September 2020
  • 21st September 2020
  • 22nd September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 25th September 2020
  • 26th September 2020
  • 27th September 2020
  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
  • 4th October 2020
  • 5th October 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
  • 10th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
  • 12th October 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 17th October 2020
  • 18th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 26th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 31st October 2020
Local Food Resilience

'In this experiential workshop, Robina unpacks her innovative toolbox of comprehensive strategies which collectively enable community-scale food sovereignty. Drawing on local issues and contexts, we will learn effective facilitation skills to build confidence in motivating and engaging our wider communities in generating local food prosperity.

Excellent for people who are part of an organisation committed to local level sustainability in any form, as well as households wanting to reduce their dependence on the globalised food system.'

With Robina McCurdy & Guests
Financial Contribution for Workshop Series: $50 & Koha per workshop attendance.

Register by 5th July: earthcarecommunity@gmail.com

More Information.

Local Food Resilience is on these dates:

  • 25th July 2020
  • 23rd August 2020
  • 26th September 2020
  • 24th October 2020
ANNA'S GROUP SINGING SESSIONS

The Wakatu is proud to support Anna's Sunday Singing Sessions. These are held on the last Sunday of each month. Gather with freedom and with like minds and vocal chords. Enjoy all the heart-warming benefits of group singing without stress. No judgement, just friends you haven't met yet.

The Wakatu Hotel have a wide range of drinks available from the bar and our tea & coffee menus. No booking necessary - come and join in with us.

Entry is one drink of your choice.

Held in the Function Bar or Back bar of the Hotel.

We also have the restaurant open now, or you can order from our bar menu.

More Information.

ANNA'S GROUP SINGING SESSIONS is on these dates:

  • 26th July 2020
  • 30th August 2020
  • 27th September 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 29th November 2020
  • 31st January 2021
  • 28th February 2021
  • 28th March 2021
  • 25th April 2021
  • 30th May 2021
  • 27th June 2021
Yoga for Kids

Yoga & Mindfulness – Any Age

These classes will run for 4 weeks and are a fun way for kids to practice compassion, mindfulness, generosity, and flexibility. All mats and props are provided.
Mondays at 3.30 in the Elma Turner Library, starting July 27.

More Information.

Yoga for Kids is on these dates:

  • 27th July 2020
  • 18th December 2020
Yoga Flow

An invigorating practice that strengthens the body and mind, improves flexibility and leaves you feeling re-energized.

A hatha yoga style this uses poses which improve mobility, strength, flexibility and posture. Suitable for all levels, these are the perfect way to take care of your body and recharge the mind.
All props and mats provided. suitable for all levels.

Tuesdays and Fridays 6:15-7:15am

Wednesdays 5:30-7pm

Saturdays 7:30-8:30am

For full timetable and prices see our website - https://www.balancebjjyoga.com/

More Information.

Yoga Flow is on these dates:

  • 8th August 2020
  • 21st August 2020
  • 22nd August 2020
  • 28th August 2020
  • 29th August 2020
  • 1st September 2020
  • 2nd September 2020
  • 4th September 2020
  • 5th September 2020
  • 8th September 2020
  • 9th September 2020
  • 11th September 2020
  • 12th September 2020
  • 15th September 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 18th September 2020
  • 19th September 2020
  • 22nd September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
  • 25th September 2020
  • 26th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
  • 10th October 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 17th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 31st October 2020
  • 3rd November 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 6th November 2020
  • 7th November 2020
  • 10th November 2020
  • 11th November 2020
  • 13th November 2020
  • 14th November 2020
  • 17th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 20th November 2020
  • 21st November 2020
  • 24th November 2020
  • 25th November 2020
  • 27th November 2020
  • 28th November 2020
  • 1st December 2020
  • 2nd December 2020
  • 4th December 2020
  • 5th December 2020
  • 8th December 2020
  • 9th December 2020
  • 11th December 2020
  • 12th December 2020
  • 15th December 2020
  • 16th December 2020
Gardening Club

Gardening Club – Ages 7+

Gardening Club will learn everything from worms and soils to vegetables and flowers with gardening activities each week.
Fridays at 3.30 in Elma Turner Library, starting July 31

More Information.

Gardening Club is on these dates:

  • 7th August 2020
  • 18th December 2020
Murchison Library: Haiku Competition

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics might not be taking place due to Covid-19, but that doesn’t mean we can’t travel to Japan in other ways – such as learning about the Japanese style of poem known as haiku.

“The Old Pond” by Matsuo Bashō

An old silent pond

A frog jumps into the pond—

Splash! Silence again.

Follow Matsuo Bashō’s example and write a haiku, then enter it in to our first ever Haiku Competition, and go in the draw to win a prize!

Haiku follow the structure 5/7/5: five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five again in the third, and often vividly describe an aspect of nature, or a brief moment in time.

Taking place at Motueka, Murchison, Takaka and Richmond libraries.

Terms and conditions apply. Free.

More Information.

Murchison Library: Haiku Competition is on these dates:

  • 3rd August 2020
  • 4th August 2020
  • 5th August 2020
  • 6th August 2020
  • 7th August 2020
  • 8th August 2020
  • 9th August 2020
  • 10th August 2020
  • 11th August 2020
  • 12th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 14th August 2020
  • 15th August 2020
  • 16th August 2020
  • 17th August 2020
  • 18th August 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 20th August 2020
  • 21st August 2020
  • 22nd August 2020
  • 23rd August 2020
  • 24th August 2020
  • 25th August 2020
  • 26th August 2020
  • 27th August 2020
  • 28th August 2020
  • 29th August 2020
  • 30th August 2020
  • 31st August 2020
  • 1st September 2020
  • 2nd September 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 4th September 2020
  • 5th September 2020
  • 6th September 2020
  • 7th September 2020
  • 8th September 2020
  • 9th September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
  • 11th September 2020
  • 12th September 2020
  • 13th September 2020
  • 14th September 2020
  • 15th September 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 17th September 2020
  • 18th September 2020
  • 19th September 2020
  • 20th September 2020
  • 21st September 2020
  • 22nd September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 25th September 2020
  • 26th September 2020
  • 27th September 2020
  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
Richmond Library: Haiku Competition

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics might not be taking place due to Covid-19, but that doesn’t mean we can’t travel to Japan in other ways – such as learning about the Japanese style of poem known as haiku.

“The Old Pond” by Matsuo Bashō

An old silent pond

A frog jumps into the pond—

Splash! Silence again.

Follow Matsuo Bashō’s example and write a haiku, then enter it in to our first ever Haiku Competition, and go in the draw to win a prize!

Haiku follow the structure 5/7/5: five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five again in the third, and often vividly describe an aspect of nature, or a brief moment in time.

Taking place at Motueka, Murchison, Takaka and Richmond libraries.

Terms and conditions apply. Free.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Haiku Competition is on these dates:

  • 3rd August 2020
  • 4th August 2020
  • 5th August 2020
  • 6th August 2020
  • 7th August 2020
  • 8th August 2020
  • 9th August 2020
  • 10th August 2020
  • 11th August 2020
  • 12th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 14th August 2020
  • 15th August 2020
  • 16th August 2020
  • 17th August 2020
  • 18th August 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 20th August 2020
  • 21st August 2020
  • 22nd August 2020
  • 23rd August 2020
  • 24th August 2020
  • 25th August 2020
  • 26th August 2020
  • 27th August 2020
  • 28th August 2020
  • 29th August 2020
  • 30th August 2020
  • 31st August 2020
  • 1st September 2020
  • 2nd September 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 4th September 2020
  • 5th September 2020
  • 6th September 2020
  • 7th September 2020
  • 8th September 2020
  • 9th September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
  • 11th September 2020
  • 12th September 2020
  • 13th September 2020
  • 14th September 2020
  • 15th September 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 17th September 2020
  • 18th September 2020
  • 19th September 2020
  • 20th September 2020
  • 21st September 2020
  • 22nd September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 25th September 2020
  • 26th September 2020
  • 27th September 2020
  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
Takaka Library: Haiku Competition

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics might not be taking place due to Covid-19, but that doesn’t mean we can’t travel to Japan in other ways – such as learning about the Japanese style of poem known as haiku.

“The Old Pond” by Matsuo Bashō

An old silent pond

A frog jumps into the pond—

Splash! Silence again.

Follow Matsuo Bashō’s example and write a haiku, then enter it in to our first ever Haiku Competition, and go in the draw to win a prize!

Haiku follow the structure 5/7/5: five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five again in the third, and often vividly describe an aspect of nature, or a brief moment in time.

Taking place at Motueka, Murchison, Takaka and Richmond libraries.

Terms and conditions apply. Free.

More Information.

Takaka Library: Haiku Competition is on these dates:

  • 3rd August 2020
  • 4th August 2020
  • 5th August 2020
  • 6th August 2020
  • 7th August 2020
  • 8th August 2020
  • 9th August 2020
  • 10th August 2020
  • 11th August 2020
  • 12th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 14th August 2020
  • 15th August 2020
  • 16th August 2020
  • 17th August 2020
  • 18th August 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 20th August 2020
  • 21st August 2020
  • 22nd August 2020
  • 23rd August 2020
  • 24th August 2020
  • 25th August 2020
  • 26th August 2020
  • 27th August 2020
  • 28th August 2020
  • 29th August 2020
  • 30th August 2020
  • 31st August 2020
  • 1st September 2020
  • 2nd September 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 4th September 2020
  • 5th September 2020
  • 6th September 2020
  • 7th September 2020
  • 8th September 2020
  • 9th September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
  • 11th September 2020
  • 12th September 2020
  • 13th September 2020
  • 14th September 2020
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  • 30th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
Motueka Library: Haiku Competition

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics might not be taking place due to Covid-19, but that doesn’t mean we can’t travel to Japan in other ways – such as learning about the Japanese style of poem known as haiku.

“The Old Pond” by Matsuo Bashō

An old silent pond

A frog jumps into the pond—

Splash! Silence again.

Follow Matsuo Bashō’s example and write a haiku, then enter it in to our first ever Haiku Competition, and go in the draw to win a prize!

Haiku follow the structure 5/7/5: five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five again in the third, and often vividly describe an aspect of nature, or a brief moment in time.

Taking place at Motueka, Murchison, Takaka and Richmond libraries.

Terms and conditions apply. Free.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Haiku Competition is on these dates:

  • 3rd August 2020
  • 4th August 2020
  • 5th August 2020
  • 6th August 2020
  • 7th August 2020
  • 8th August 2020
  • 9th August 2020
  • 10th August 2020
  • 11th August 2020
  • 12th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 14th August 2020
  • 15th August 2020
  • 16th August 2020
  • 17th August 2020
  • 18th August 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 20th August 2020
  • 21st August 2020
  • 22nd August 2020
  • 23rd August 2020
  • 24th August 2020
  • 25th August 2020
  • 26th August 2020
  • 27th August 2020
  • 28th August 2020
  • 29th August 2020
  • 30th August 2020
  • 31st August 2020
  • 1st September 2020
  • 2nd September 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 4th September 2020
  • 5th September 2020
  • 6th September 2020
  • 7th September 2020
  • 8th September 2020
  • 9th September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
  • 11th September 2020
  • 12th September 2020
  • 13th September 2020
  • 14th September 2020
  • 15th September 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 17th September 2020
  • 18th September 2020
  • 19th September 2020
  • 20th September 2020
  • 21st September 2020
  • 22nd September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 25th September 2020
  • 26th September 2020
  • 27th September 2020
  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
Richmond Library: Family History Friday

///ALL EVENTS ARE CANCELLED DURING LEVEL 2. EVENTS WILL RECOMMENCE AT LEVEL 1. KIA KAHA EVERYONE!///

Just starting your family tree or having trouble finding your ancestors?

Get to know Ancestry.com and the other family and local history resources that we have available during a Friday morning drop-in session at Richmond Library’s Research Room.

Drop in anytime between 10.30am-12.00pm and a library staff member will help you on your family or local history journey.

Free. All welcome.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Family History Friday is on these dates:

  • 7th August 2020
  • 14th August 2020
  • 21st August 2020
  • 28th August 2020
  • 4th September 2020
  • 11th September 2020
  • 18th September 2020
  • 25th September 2020
Hubble Bubble by Lloyd Harwood

Finally kicking off our first exhibition of 2020 with Lloyd Harwood’s Hubble Bubble! Lloyd will be taking over our gallery space with a collection of paintings and sculptures created during New Zealand’s lockdown. Instantly recognisable for his mastery of intense colour and strong, simple forms and compositions, Lloyd’s paintings and sculpture playfully explore the everyday through a lens of pun and satire.

We will be celebrating with an opening on Friday 7th August at 5:30, so please join us for a glass of wine to celebrate these amazing works!

More Information.

Hubble Bubble by Lloyd Harwood is on these dates:

  • 7th August 2020
  • 8th August 2020
  • 10th August 2020
  • 11th August 2020
  • 12th August 2020
  • 13th August 2020
  • 14th August 2020
  • 15th August 2020
  • 17th August 2020
  • 18th August 2020
  • 19th August 2020
  • 20th August 2020
  • 21st August 2020
  • 22nd August 2020
  • 24th August 2020
  • 25th August 2020
  • 26th August 2020
  • 27th August 2020
  • 28th August 2020
  • 29th August 2020
  • 31st August 2020
  • 1st September 2020
  • 2nd September 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 4th September 2020
  • 5th September 2020
  • 7th September 2020
  • 8th September 2020
  • 9th September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
  • 11th September 2020
  • 12th September 2020
  • 14th September 2020
  • 15th September 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 17th September 2020
  • 18th September 2020
  • 19th September 2020
  • 21st September 2020
  • 22nd September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 25th September 2020
  • 26th September 2020
  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
Open Floor Dance Sundays

'A guided movement inquiry. Join this growing community of movers. We are not learning to dance, we are dancing to learn. Awareness, connection, joy, learning to include all of life. Open to beginners and experienced dancers. No experience necessary only the love to move.'

For more info: https://www.riverside.org.nz/single-post/2020/06/29/Open-Floor-Dance--Sundays

More Information.

Open Floor Dance Sundays is on these dates:

  • 23rd August 2020
  • 20th September 2020
  • 25th October 2020
Digital Marketing For Local Businesses

8 week (2hrs/week) Digital Marketing training for small to medium-sized business, including:

Week 1: Your Purpose, Marketing Message & USP
Week 2: Email Marketing & Sales Funnels
Week 3: Google Ads & Retargeting
Week 4: Local SEO & Google My Business
Week 5: Affiliate & Integration Marketing
Week 6: Content Marketing & Social Media
Week 7: Copywriting
Week 8: Tracking, Split Testing & Conversions
PLUS: Hot Seat & Review Time (every week)

"This is the best money we have ever spent on marketing. The digital-marketing course is superb. It has more gems than the crown jewels!" - Wheelie Fantastic

"I'm really enjoying Leon's flexible, no-nonsense approach to digital marketing. He has an invaluable wealth of information that he shares in a way that all can understand and benefit from, no matter what their experience." - Storage Nelson

"Leon has a very good hold on this world and is able to explain these techniques exceptionally well and arm you will the tools you need for your business to thrive in this environment." - McGlashen’s Pharmacy

For more information or to book your spot, go to https://www.ethicallymad.co.nz/digital-marketing-for-any-business/

More Information.

Digital Marketing For Local Businesses is on these dates:

  • 3rd September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
  • 17th September 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
'Unreal!'

When Claire Hughes suggested to Ewan McDougall that they collaborate on a Virtual Reality Exhibition he leapt at the chance. McDougall is known for his expressive paintings of people and animals. They make perfect material for a multi-media artist like Hughes.

Hughes describes her work with McDougall as “more than a 3-D reproduction of an artwork, it will use McDougall’s characters to create a new interactive experience.” Viewers will see the paintings and don a VR Headset and become immersed in the vibrant world of the figures as they cavort in virtual space.

The Virtual Reality element of the exhibition will be available to experience when NZ is on Alert Level 1.

More Information.

'Unreal!' is on these dates:

  • 4th September 2020
  • 5th September 2020
  • 7th September 2020
  • 8th September 2020
  • 9th September 2020
  • 10th September 2020
  • 11th September 2020
  • 12th September 2020
  • 14th September 2020
  • 15th September 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 17th September 2020
  • 18th September 2020
  • 19th September 2020
  • 21st September 2020
  • 22nd September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 25th September 2020
  • 26th September 2020
  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
Richmond Library: Good Crafternoon!

Join us at Richmond Library for an hour and a half of crafting. It’s a great opportunity to finish a project, or start a new one, and spend some enjoyable time with other crafters.

Bring along your craft project – knitting, hand sewing, mending, crochet, drawing, scrap-booking, or whatever half-finished, almost-started project you like – and work on it with other crafters at the library.

Level 2 gathering rules apply:

•A maximum of 15 people can be in the room at one time.
•At least 1m physical distancing needs to be observed.
•Attendees should apply hand sanitiser as they enter the library.
•You may choose to wear a face mask.
•There will be a group-specific contact tracing register – please fill this in as you enter the room.

Free, but you need to bring all your own materials and craft supplies.

Every Wednesday afternoon.

Bring your lunch, or grab something from the Library Café.

All welcome. Bookings not required.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Good Crafternoon! is on these dates:

  • 9th September 2020
  • 16th September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 11th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 25th November 2020
  • 2nd December 2020
  • 9th December 2020
  • 16th December 2020
Richmond Library: Richmond Writing Group

The Richmond Writing Group is for adults with an interest in writing – whether you’re just thinking about starting to write something, or you’re a published author, or somewhere in between.

The Richmond Writing Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at Richmond Library. It’s a great opportunity to meet other people with a shared interest in writing, and to put pen to paper!

Each month we have a guest speaker who will illuminate an area of the writing process. There is also always time for discussion and writing.

Bring writing materials.

Free. All welcome.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Richmond Writing Group is on these dates:

  • 15th September 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 17th November 2020
Rugby: 150 Years On

Presented in association with Nelson College Old Boys’ Association, Nelson College and Nelson Rugby Football Club

A lot has changed over the past 150 years since Nelson Rugby Football Club took the field against Nelson College on 14 May 1870.

Rugby 150 Years On – an exhibition originally launched online as a result of New Zealand’s nationwide lockdown, but now also on display at the Nelson Provincial Museum - celebrates 150 years since New Zealand’s first rugby game was played in Nelson on 14 May 1870.

The presentation discusses how the game’s rules have changed; how it is played now and how the game embraces inclusiveness and different formats for players with different needs.

More Information.

Rugby: 150 Years On is on these dates:

  • 17th September 2020
  • 18th September 2020
  • 19th September 2020
  • 20th September 2020
  • 21st September 2020
  • 22nd September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 25th September 2020
  • 26th September 2020
  • 27th September 2020
  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
  • 4th October 2020
Through The Lens

Through The Lens presents the work of a trio of highly-acclaimed local photographers, known as the ‘Toru Collective’, each with a unique view of the Nelson Tasman region.

Stuff Visual Journalist Braden Fastier is a winner of multiple Voyager Media Awards (including jointly winning Photographer of the Year), Nelson Provincial Museum photographer Tatsiana Chypsanava is a New Zealand Geographic Award-winner, and entrepreneur Andy MacDonald is a highly commended New Zealand Geographic Finalist. Their series of striking images capture the region’s distinctive landscapes and topical events, along with the flavour of everyday life.

More Information.

Through The Lens is on these dates:

  • 17th September 2020
  • 18th September 2020
  • 19th September 2020
  • 20th September 2020
  • 21st September 2020
  • 22nd September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 25th September 2020
  • 26th September 2020
  • 27th September 2020
  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
  • 4th October 2020
Enigma

This art installation presents a puzzling new angle on what many regard as one of the most damaging decisions ever made for New Zealand’s native flora and fauna.

Enigma, created by local artist Sue Heydon, features giant ‘seed forms’ which she has intricately hand-woven from the vine of old man’s beard (Clematis vitalba). The artwork presents the plant not only as an invasive species, but also as a useful fibre, and begs the question “Can it be both?”.

More Information.

Enigma is on these dates:

  • 17th September 2020
  • 18th September 2020
  • 19th September 2020
  • 20th September 2020
  • 21st September 2020
  • 22nd September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 25th September 2020
  • 26th September 2020
  • 27th September 2020
  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
  • 4th October 2020
Takaka Library: Flying Squids Book Club

If you're into books and reading, living in Takaka and you're aged 9-12, this book club is for you.

Flying Squids is Takaka Library's book club for 9-12 year olds. The club meets on the third Friday of the month during term time.

Check in and hear what others have been reading and get a look at some of the latest new books.

It's fun and it's free!

More Information.

Takaka Library: Flying Squids Book Club is on these dates:

  • 18th September 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 20th November 2020
Toi Ako - Connect the Dots

This exhibition by Connect the Dots displays new works by fourteen emerging older artists, developed over the past eight months during a mentoring project, TOI AKO, between practising artists and older people living in care. The exhibition brings together a diverse group of older people from the Auckland region, who have been engaging in art making as part of Connect the Dots gallery-based art programme, Make Moments.

With a keen and developing interest in art, these older adults have enjoyed the opportunity to work more closely with practising artists as part of Connect the Dots pilot mentoring project. Make Moments will also be facilitating talks and workshops during their stay with us.

You are warmly invited to an opening celebration 5.30 pm Monday 21st September

More Information.

Toi Ako - Connect the Dots is on these dates:

  • 21st September 2020
  • 22nd September 2020
  • 23rd September 2020
  • 24th September 2020
  • 25th September 2020
  • 26th September 2020
  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
  • 5th October 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
Motueka Library: Book Cafe

Come along to Motueka Library's conversational group.

Discuss and debate thought-provoking topics and enjoy a fine selection of books.

There will be themes, interesting snippets and laughs along the way.

Refreshments provided.

Koha appreciated.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Book Cafe is on these dates:

  • 21st September 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 16th November 2020
  • 21st December 2020
Takaka Library: Tiny Tots

>>> THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL WE ARE BACK AT LEVEL 1 <<<

Tiny Tots is a fun, free event for babies, toddlers and children two years and younger, and their whanau.

Learn and grow together through music, movement and stories.

Stay for a chat and play afterwards.

Tiny Tots takes place every Tuesday during term time.

Free.

More Information.

Takaka Library: Tiny Tots is on these dates:

  • 22nd September 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 3rd November 2020
  • 10th November 2020
  • 17th November 2020
  • 24th November 2020
  • 1st December 2020
  • 8th December 2020
  • 15th December 2020
Richmond Library: Tiny Tots

>>> THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL WE ARE BACK AT LEVEL 1 <<<

A hands on session using songs, stories, rhymes and movement for children aged two years and younger with their caregivers.

An opportunity to have fun in the library, interact with your tot using rhymes, songs and movement and introduce them to the wonderful world of books.

Every Tuesday during school term time.

Free.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Tiny Tots is on these dates:

  • 22nd September 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 3rd November 2020
  • 10th November 2020
  • 17th November 2020
  • 24th November 2020
  • 1st December 2020
  • 8th December 2020
  • 15th December 2020
Inspire Modern Jive - weekly dance classes

Everyone is welcome, no partner required, start at anytime.

Modern Jive is a popular, easy to learn partner dance style.

Due to the smooth and simple footwork, it can be danced to a diverse range of music from old classics to today hits. Modern Jive takes influence from many dance styles including: Jive, Salsa, Tango, Ballroom and Rock & Roll.

Try our Welcome Pass For First Time Beginners

*$10 for your first two consecutive classes

*Bring a dance partner with you and their first two consecutive classes are free

*Your dance partner must be opposite follow or lead to you to help keep our classes balanced

*Our Welcome Pass is for first time beginners to Inspire Modern Jive - one pass per person

Beginners class starts at 7.45pm
Social dancing 8.35pm onwards

Please arrive at least 5 minutes before class to enable you to check in.

Casual and monthly pricing available.

Beginner plus & Intermediate classes run earlier in the evening, Please visit our website for more information - www.inspiredance.co.nz

More Information.

Inspire Modern Jive - weekly dance classes is on these dates:

  • 22nd September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 3rd November 2020
  • 10th November 2020
  • 17th November 2020
  • 24th November 2020
  • 1st December 2020
  • 8th December 2020
  • 15th December 2020
Motueka Library: Scrabble Time!

Do you enjoy a good game of Scrabble?

Scrabble will be available for a friendly game with an old or new friend every Wednesday (excluding public holidays). Suitable for word lovers of all ages.

Our scrabble books will assist you in finding those really tricky words which use all your letters!

Bring a friend or meet new people and exercise your brain in a relaxed atmosphere.

Free. All welcome.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Scrabble Time! is on these dates:

  • 23rd September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 11th November 2020
  • 18th November 2020
  • 25th November 2020
  • 2nd December 2020
  • 9th December 2020
  • 16th December 2020
  • 23rd December 2020
Aladdin

Get your Magic carpets ready for a beautiful journey to Agrabah.
Join us for a free community movie night and family activities before the film.

6 PM – family activities
7 PM – movie starts

Food trucks

This event will go ahead only if we are on Level 1. Please follow Tasman District Council's Facebook page for updates.

More Information.

Mandarin Storytime

Celebrate Chinese Language Week with a musical performance
Join us to read stories using Mandarin.

At the Elma Turner Library, for ages 0-6.

Friday 25 September at 10.30am, no charge.

More Information.

Samba 10th Birthday Party

Let’s party and celebrate 10 years since a samba band was formed in Nelson!
DJ DAD, DJ GOYO will keep your dancing feet moving with a mix of Latin and Disco music!
2 Brazilian live Bands: SambaXe and Nelson Sambassadors.
We also will have the fabulous Los Galanes Latin band playing their Cuban rhythms.
$10 fundraiser event.
Arrive early to get your spot on the dance floor.
Dress code: Colourful!
A piece of Birthday Cake included!

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Yoga Teacher Training 200Hr

This amazing course is for those looking to start out on your journey to becoming a teacher or simply wishing to deepen your personal practice, this 200-hour teacher training program will provide you with the tools to enrich your practice and teach authentically.

The well thought out curriculum will provide you with the skills to practice and teach in consciously and insightfully from your own embodied knowledge. The course has a strong focus on growing your Self Esteem enabling you to live & teach with new found confidence & courage.
 
The course will cover…
- Fundamental Yoga Asanas (postures)
- Sequencing a great class
- What gets in the way of Self Esteem
- Meditation & Pranayama
- Anatomy for Yoga
- Adjustments
- Yoga History & Philosophy
- Voice projection
- Course Costs

Payment options available on request.

More Information.

Yoga Teacher Training 200Hr is on these dates:

  • 25th September 2020
  • 26th September 2020
  • 27th September 2020
  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
  • 4th October 2020
  • 5th October 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
  • 10th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
Motueka Library: Lifestyle Group

Come along and discuss different Lifestyle topics.

We'll exchange ideas with a different topic each month and meet new people.

Topics will include home and garden, health, fitness, fashion, beauty, retirement, recreation, craft, interior design, travel, hobbies, outdoor living etc.

Enjoy a cup of tea and discover great new library books and magazines. Occasional speakers will entertain us.

Free. All welcome.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Lifestyle Group is on these dates:

  • 25th September 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 27th November 2020
  • 18th December 2020
Daylight Savings Ride 2020

Top of the South Motorcycle Club are holding their annual Daylight Savings Ride on Saturday 26 September.

$20 per person | All bikes welcome
Assemble at the Filco Farm and Sport.

Lucky number prizes
Some venues operate a no patch policy.

More Information.

Live Music for Children - Taonga pūoro

Celebrate the start of the school holidays with a wonderful live music performance.

Bob Bickerton will present an introduction to the magical world of taonga puoro, the traditional instruments of Māori.

Hear their sounds and learn stories about their origins. Having spent many years touring Aotearoa presenting music programmes to primary schools, more recently Bob has become involved in supporting this unique and wonderful music tradition.

Saturday 26th September, 11am
Children's area of the Elma Turner Library

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Pop Up Rummage Sale

Love bargain hunting? We have a huge array of treasure to be found!
CLOTHING (mostly womens various sizes} SHOES, COSTUMES, HOMEWARES, VINTAGE GOODIES, BOOKS.
Pop on over after visiting the Saturday Market.
Cash Only.
10 - 1pm Saturday 26th September 2020
Find us at 1 Rutherford Mews. Which is the little lane next to Golden Bell thai on Hardy Street. Follow the signs

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Sweet Sculptures

Marzipan is a traditional European confection - made from almonds, rose water and honey, similar in texture to fondant - but much superior in taste. It is fun and easy to make and lends itself to hours of textile fun; kneading, shaping and decorating.

Registrations essential: education@riverside.org.nz

This workshop is proudly sponsored by the Riverside Community Trust. Please contact Tanja (education@riverside.org.nz) to discuss sponsorship options if you are struggling to meet the workshop fee.

For more info: https://www.riverside.org.nz/single-post/2020/07/29/Sweet-Sculptures-7-years

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Enigma Floor Talk

Sue Heydon’s latest art installation ‘Enigma’ – currently on display in the Museum’s Upper Gallery – poses a new question about what many regard as one of the most damaging decisions ever made for New Zealand’s native flora and fauna: the introduction of old man’s beard (Clematis vitalba).

In this floor talk Sue discusses the motivation behind this introduction and the conflicting perspectives on the plant as both a noxious weed and a useful fibre. She will also touch on her methods of weaving to form the giant ‘seed forms’ which dominate the exhibition space, making this an event well suited for local history enthusiasts, naturists and makers alike.

- Free event
- Ten spaces available only - bookings essential

More Information.

TASMAN NATIONAL ART AWARDS & EXHIBITION

Mapua welcomes artists from up and down New Zealand for an exhibition of creative and technical excellence. View and buy art from some of New Zealand's best painters in this eclectic show of 2D works.
The show is judged and prizes are awarded to a Premier Winner, plus four Merit Awards, a special Portrait Art Award plus an award for the best water colour in show. There will be a chance to vote for your own favourite work for the People's Choice Award. We look forward to welcoming you all to Mapua Community Hall and hope you enjoy a day out in Mapua.
Exhibition opens Saturday 26th September at 7 p.m. when the award winners will be announced.

More Information.

TASMAN NATIONAL ART AWARDS & EXHIBITION is on these dates:

  • 27th September 2020
  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
  • 4th October 2020
  • 5th October 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
  • 10th October 2020
Kiwi Journeys Cancer Society Nelson/Tasman Fundraiser

Come and join this fun family day. Half price bike hire from Kiwi Journeys Mapua, and support this great fundraiser by riding the Mapua Ferry which is FREE but donations to Cancer Society Nelson/Tasman greatly appreciated.
There will be spot prizes on the ferry, face painting and sausage sizzle on Rabbit Island with all donations going to the Nelson Cancer Society.

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Kodály Duo as part of the Live Music Series at Elma Turner Library

DUO FOR VIOLIN AND CELLO, OPUS 7
I. Allegro serioso, non troppo
II. Adagio
III. Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento; presto

Zoltan Kodály studied composition and pedagogy at the Academy of Music at Budapest University and also earned advanced degrees in modern languages and a PhD in philosophy and linguistics . In his 20s and studying for his doctorate, Kodaly toured the Hungarian countryside with Bartok collecting folk music from Hungary and Bohemia and cataloguing these. After being awarded a travel grant he made a trip to Paris where he was influenced by Debussy's compositions. Later he took up teaching at the Academy. His now distinctive Hungarian music was being played in Paris and Zürich.
The Duo was composed shortly after one of his trips with Bartok into the Hungarian countryside . It springs from Kodály's conviction that “The works of art that exert the most powerful influence... are those that express most fully the national characteristics of the artist.” The work uses rich folk-based ideas within the formal structures of classical western music.

Juliet Ayre, violin
James Donaldson, cello

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Move And Flow - Yoga Dance Fusion

'Join Debbie Sumner for a Creative fusion of Yoga and Dance. There will be elements of Middle Eastern, African and Bollywood Dance as well as soulful flowing movements and Yoga Asana. This class will be uplifting and Fun. No dance experience required and is suitable for all levels.

Bring a yoga mat,a blanket and a bottle of water. (There are spare yoga mats if needed).'

A full refund will be delivered if the workshop is unable to go ahead because of Covid-19.

For more info: https://www.riverside.org.nz/single-post/2020/09/08/Move-And-Flow---Yoga-Dance-Fusion

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Traditional Timber Frame Joinery Course - Build a Tiny Home

Timber frame construction is one of the oldest forms of building that remains in use today. The art of timber framing dates back to some of man’s first primitive structures; using large greenwood timbers slotted together to form stunning, natural structures without the need for nails. This course gives you a hands on approach to learning this craft.

Over a week's tuition you will gain a broad understanding of calculating, crafting and building a timber frame structure. You will practice woodworking techniques with hand tools and power tools and, as part of a close-knit team, you will produce a beautiful 10m² traditional timber frame.

Through understanding the process and gaining the practical skills to construct a range of different joints, you'll be prepared to design and build your own structures, limited only by your imagination! Timber framing is a skill that you can continue to grow in your own time, it's is a real investment in your personal and professional development.

Check out our website for more details: https://www.tinylifestyle.co.nz/collections/courses/products/timber-frame-tiny-house-course-mar-april-2020

More Information.

Traditional Timber Frame Joinery Course - Build a Tiny Home is on these dates:

  • 27th September 2020
  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
Singing and Dancing with Nelson's Chinese Community

Celebrate Chinese Language Week with a musical performance

At the Elma Turner Library.

Monday 28 September, 11am, no charge.

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Textile Kids: Make a Juggling Chook

Come join our popular children’s textile workshops teaching traditional crafts and sewing to children.
Have a go on a sewing machine, and make your own little animal!

Ages 5 to 12. Bookings are required.
Please call 03 547 0403 or email Broadgreen@NCC.govt.nz

10.30am - 12pm
Monday 28th September, 2020
Broadgreen Historic House

Free children's holiday activity. With a parent or caregiver.

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Rock Camp 2020

Hey there Rock campers,
Thanks for showing interest in the Rockcamp being held from Monday September 28th Friday October 2nd, 9am till 4pm daily.
Concert night October 2nd with music starting at 630pm, Dinner available from 530pm.
(due to the uncertainty what the covid levels will be in the July Holidays we have decided to go ahead with Camp in October)
This is the 11th Rockcamp we have hosted at The Playhouse and we have had glowing feed back from parents and children alike. Here is some general information about the camp.
The Playhouse is a fantastic venue for the camp with a full professional stage, lighting and PA gear for the campers to play on, plus a large backstage and outdoor area to run around on during down time. The Camp is fully catered by the Playhouse chef, with a focus on healthy food options and children's dietary requirements..no deep fry at this camp!
To reiterate, the camp is all about people making and creating music with each other...in other words how to play in a band. Group and band dynamics, song writing and arranging as well as stage presences are all aspects we focus on.

More Information.

Rock Camp 2020 is on these dates:

  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
Army Camp for ages 8-11

Bridge Valley Camps are a great place for children and youth to experience new things in a safe environment.
This camp is 'Army' themed, so along with a wide range of activities, wide games, night games, good food, and fun leaders, we also are giving every camper at this camp a free round of laser tag!
Register soon to secure a spot or contact us if you have any questions.

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Army Camp for ages 8-11 is on these dates:

  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
Richmond Library: Heroes and Heroines Scavenger Hunt

Hunt around the library for some amazing New Zealand heroes and heroines.

Find 10 heroes and heroines hiding in the library, answer the questions and enter the draw for a small prize.

This event will only take place if we are at Alert Level 1. If we are not at Alert Level 1, this event will be cancelled. We will use our Facebook page and library website to share great resources and stories instead.

Free. All welcome to take part.

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Richmond Library: Heroes and Heroines Scavenger Hunt is on these dates:

  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
  • 4th October 2020
  • 5th October 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
  • 10th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
Motueka Library: Heroes and Heroines Scavenger Hunt

Hunt around the library for some amazing New Zealand heroes and heroines.

Find 10 heroes and heroines hiding in the library, answer the questions and enter the draw for a small prize.

This event will only take place if we are at Alert Level 1. If we are not at Alert Level 1, this event will be cancelled. We will use our Facebook page and library website to share great resources and stories instead.

Free. All welcome to take part.

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Motueka Library: Heroes and Heroines Scavenger Hunt is on these dates:

  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
  • 4th October 2020
  • 5th October 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
  • 10th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
Murchison Library: Heroes and Heroines Scavenger Hunt

Hunt around the library for some amazing New Zealand heroes and heroines.

Find 10 heroes and heroines hiding in the library, answer the questions and enter the draw for a small prize.

This event will only take place if we are at Alert Level 1. If we are not at Alert Level 1, this event will be cancelled. We will use our Facebook page and library website to share great resources and stories instead.

Free. All welcome to take part.

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Murchison Library: Heroes and Heroines Scavenger Hunt is on these dates:

  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
  • 4th October 2020
  • 5th October 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
  • 10th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
Takaka Library: Heroes and Heroines Scavenger Hunt

Hunt around the library for some amazing New Zealand heroes and heroines.

Find 10 heroes and heroines hiding in the library, answer the questions and enter the draw for a small prize.

This event will only take place if we are at Alert Level 1. If we are not at Alert Level 1, this event will be cancelled. We will use our Facebook page and library website to share great resources and stories instead.

Free. All welcome to take part.

More Information.

Takaka Library: Heroes and Heroines Scavenger Hunt is on these dates:

  • 28th September 2020
  • 29th September 2020
  • 30th September 2020
  • 1st October 2020
  • 2nd October 2020
  • 3rd October 2020
  • 4th October 2020
  • 5th October 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
  • 10th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
Motueka Library: Building Bricks Club

///THIS EVENT WILL RECOMMENCE AT LEVEL 1 ///

Join the Motueka Library Building Bricks Club.

Make amazing building bricks creations at the library with local experts and discover cool building bricks books and magazines as well.

Adrian Barbour will share models and any brick news.

The monthly Building Brick Club might have a theme or could be free building.

Suitable for children age 7+.

The building bricks are kindly supplied by the Christchurch User Group.

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Motueka Library: Building Bricks Club is on these dates:

  • 28th September 2020
  • 2nd November 2020
  • 30th November 2020
Richmond Library: Build a Birdhouse with Mitre 10

Come and build a birdhouse with Murray from Mitre 10.

There are only 10 spaces per session so make sure you get in touch with us to book your spot.

This workshop is best suited to children aged 7-12.

This event will only take place if we are at Alert Level 1. If we are not at Alert Level 1, this event will be cancelled. We will use our Facebook page and library website to share great resources instead.

Free.

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Takaka Library: Storytime – Heroes and Heroines

Come and join us for brave stories and interesting facts about heroes and heroines.

Then be creative and make something special to take home.

Suitable for 4 -9 years. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult.

This event will only take place if we are at Level 1, and will be postponed if we are at Level 2, 3 or 4.

Free. Bookings not required.

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Motueka Library: Techy Time

Young tech-lovers are invited to drop in to Techy Time to learn through play with our Bots, 3Doodler pens, LEGO and more.

This session is designed for young people who enjoy getting hands-on with technology and construction. We have Ozobots, Bluebots, 3Doodler pens, LEGO and Makedo available. We can make forts, design Bot-maps, make sunglasses from scratch and learn about basic coding.

Children aged 7+ will get the most from these resources but parents/whānau are welcome to join in the fun!

This event will only take place if we are at Alert Level 1. If we are not at Alert Level 1, this event will be cancelled. We will use our Facebook page and library website to share fun resources instead.

Free.

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Broadgreen Historic House Spring Open Day

Open Day at Broadgreen House.

Come along and have a some old fashioned fun at Broadgreen House Open Day, with games and activities, hands on!
Dress up in old fashioned clothes, play the Big Dice game, make a cob clay brick, do the washing Victorian style, and much more. Mr Buxton is in Residence.

Tuesday 29th September 12.30 – 3pm, at Broadgreen Historic House, 276 Nayland Road, Stoke.
No bookings required. Free children's holiday activity – bring a parent or caregiver.

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Hatha Yoga with Sue Ransom

Join me for this weekly evening yoga practice and experience the beautiful benefits of yoga for yourself as you enjoy:

* Being warmly welcomed whether you're new to yoga or have been practicing for a while

* Small and friendly classes

* A beautiful, peaceful practice studio

* Moving through a series of asanas (postures) to stretch and strengthen your body

* Working with your breath

* Relaxing...so important for your overall wellbeing

These sessions are a lovely way to take regular care of yourself, nurturing your body and mind.

Sue Ransom
Dip Yoga Teacher (IYTA)
Svastha Yoga of Krishnamacharya: Therapy Program - Yoga Psychology for Wellbeing, Stress, Anxiety Certified
Facebook: Sue Ransom Yoga

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Hatha Yoga with Sue Ransom is on these dates:

  • 29th September 2020
  • 6th October 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 3rd November 2020
Takaka Library: Silverfish Book Group

Do you enjoy reading and talking about books?

Our book group Silverfish could be for you.

Silverfish is a chance to talk about what you have enjoyed reading and hear about what other people have been reading.

It is a group for all people and all tastes.

We pick a theme, genre or author for the month or just swap favourite books. The possibilities are endless.

You don’t have to come regularly, but it's held on the last Tuesday of the month throughout the year.

You’re welcome to just come along to listen and enjoy a cup of coffee.

Free.

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Takaka Library: Silverfish Book Group is on these dates:

  • 29th September 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 24th November 2020
Motueka Library: Motueka Camera Club

Have you ever wanted to take photos but don’t know where to start? Come along and listen to the Motueka Camera Club’s talk to stimulate your interest in art and photography.

The Motueka Camera Club will show you how to capture and prepare images for the ultimate photograph.

Attendance will be limited if we are at Level 2. Phone 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

Free.

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Richmond Library: Drop-in Techy Time

Join us for an all-ages drop in session for young people who like to learn about technology.

You will learn through play with our technology resources. We have Ozobots that read colour code, Bluebots that are great for basic manual programming and Little Bits for the budding engineer! There will also be 3Doodler pens for young artists to try, as well as good old LEGO for everyone to have a go with.

Parents, grandparents an other caregivers are welcome to join in the fun. All ages are welcome, though children aged 7 and over will get the most from this session.

This event will only take place if we are at Alert Level 1. If we are not at Alert Level 1, this event will be cancelled. We will use our Facebook page and library website to share fun resources instead.

Free. Bookings not required.

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Motueka Library: Alzheimers & Dementia - Myths and Facts

We are acknowledging Alzheimer's Awareness Week with a special session devoted to Alzheimers and Dementia.

Find out some facts and myths about Alzheimers and learn ways to reduce the risk of developing Dementia by making a few simple lifestyle changes.

We will also provide information on how to support someone with Dementia.

For further information visit https://www.alzheimers.org.nz

Free. All welcome.

Attendance is limited at Level 2. Contact Motueka Library 03 548 1047 to book your spot.

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We Make Events Red Alert

On 30 September a Day of Action will highlight that the live entertainment events sector is struggling to survive the COVID-19 crisis as well as acting as a champion for all the people in the events industry.

If you are in town on 30 September, keep an eye out from sundown till late to see various venues and events sites illuminated in red to highlight the #RedAlert status of the live events industry.

Behind every concert, show, festival and event is a vast supply chain, encompassing manufacturing and distribution, production and design, stage crew and venue staff. This hidden industry brings live events to life, from grassroots gigs all the way up to the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup.

This industry creates millions of memories with millions of stories, stories that are told and retold to friends and families around the world.
#WeMakeEventsNZ is committed to helping ensure this continues.

The Nelson events will be added to the world map of Global Day of Action activities as we Stand As One and raise awareness.

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Kidpower - People Safety Workshop

A fun way to learn people safety skills, build self-esteem and self-confidence through practice.

Skills include:
Awareness – Boundary setting – Creating safety plans

Kidpower uses success based learning tools and focuses on what kids can do in situations they find tricky.

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Kidpower - People Safety Workshop

A fun way to learn people safety skills, build self-esteem and self-confidence through practice.

Skills include:
Awareness – Boundary setting – Creating safety plans

Kidpower uses success based learning tools and focuses on what kids can do in situations they find tricky.

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Hatha/Restorative Yoga with Sue Ransom

In this delicious mid-week rejuvenator, you'll move through postures co-ordinating your breath with mindful awareness. Then there'll be time for you to invite a deep sense of relaxation into your body and mind in comfortably supported postures using bolsters, blocks and blankets (provided), allowing your body and mind to restore and replenish.

Enjoy:

* Being warmly welcomed whether you're new to yoga or have been practicing for a while

* Small and friendly classes

* A restful, warm practice space

These sessions are a lovely way to self-nurture, and are also ideal for stress management.

Sue Ransom
Dip Yoga Teacher (IYTA)
Svastha Yoga of Krishnamacharya: Therapy Program - Yoga Psychology for Wellbeing, Stress, Anxiety Certified
Facebook: Sue Ransom Yoga

More Information.

Hatha/Restorative Yoga with Sue Ransom is on these dates:

  • 30th September 2020
  • 7th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 4th November 2020
Takaka Library: Make a Hanging Pot Plant

Learn how to make a simple hanging pot plant and create a pop-up card to go with it in this fun hands-on workshop.

All materials are provided though if you have a baby plant to propagate, please bring it along.

Booking is essential as space is limited.

Fun for all ages.

Cost: $4

This event will take place in-person in the library if we are at Level 1. If we are in Level 2 and the weather is fine, we can run the event outside. If wet and at Level 2, it will be cancelled. Please check for updates on Facebook and our website.

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Richmond Library: Teen Takeover - Escape Room

Ever wanted to have a go at an escape room? Teens aged 12+ will enjoy these code-breaking, puzzle-solving challenges.

If you’re a teen aged 12+ and you enjoy a challenge, this Teen Takeover session is for you. You’ll work in a small group to solve puzzles and crack codes so that you can complete the Rebel Revolt mission.

Escape rooms are a great way to encourage critical thinking, teamwork and problem-solving - and they're fun!

This session is strictly for teens aged 12 and over. There will be opportunity for a maximum of 15 teens to experience this escape room between 1.00pm and 3.00pm.

This event will only take place if we are at Alert Level 1. If we are not at Alert Level 1, this event will be cancelled. We will use our Facebook page and library website to share fun teen resources instead.

Free. Bookings not required.

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Hot Stuff: Damper

This is an opportunity for a child and an adult to have a special outdoor experience together. Carving sticks, making a fire, making damper (stickbread) dough, cooking bread over the fire and filling it with chocolate and other delicious fillings. Weather dependent.

Registrations essential: education@riverside.org.nz

This workshop is proudly sponsored by the Riverside Community Trust. Please contact Tanja (education@riverside.org.nz) to discuss sponsorship options if you are struggling to meet the workshop fee.

For more info: https://www.riverside.org.nz/single-post/2020/08/26/Hot-Stuff-Damper

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Night Vision

A one-night extravaganza that encourages art lovers and newbies to engage in arts and experience their city with a different lens.

Nelson CBD will come alive after hours as galleries open late and artists take over the city! A diverse range of art, music, and theatrical events will unfold on and off the streets, in places and spaces you may not even know existed.

Night Vision is a free whānau-friendly event that is new to Nelson Arts Festival in 2020. It is inspired by the international phenomenon White Night (Nuit Blanc), where the city comes to life with art exhibitions, performances, interactive events, installations, and artists-in-residence, all happening in one energetic and transformative night! Look out for the Night Vision logo in the windows of participating venues and chalked on to the sidewalks, grab a map, and explore!

In case of bad weather check the Nelson Arts Festival website or Facebook page for updates.

For more information on participating galleries and street performances, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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Lunchtime Concert: Mary Ayre with Beethoven, Schumann & Albeniz

Mary has performed frequently in Nelson as a chamber musician and has been a founding member of several ensembles.

The music performed in this concert is predominantly buoyant and untroubled.

Contrast comes from the different styles of the composers. The Beethoven “Pastorale” Sonata has long, serenely-balanced phrases, while Schumann’s “Fantasiestücke” is expressionist music, communicating his responses to the states suggested by their titles.

In the “Suite Espagnole” by Albeniz, the names of the dances refer to different towns and regions and each is coloured by the heartbeat of the folk music of Spain.

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Art Workshop & Tour

The Toi Ako project and exhibition comes to Nelson's Refinery Artspace this October.

Join Connect the Dots for a relaxed conversation drawing connections between the ideas and themes in artworks on display at the Refinery ArtSpace before taking part in an experimental art workshop. This event is part of the Toi Ako project, which connected artists mentors and kaumātua, who worked together to produce work for exhibition.

This event has been developed specifically for older people, people living with dementia, and their carers. It's a great opportunity to try something new and connect through creativity!

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Art Workshop & Tour

The Toi Ako project and exhibition comes to Nelson's Refinery Artspace this October.

Join Connect the Dots for a relaxed conversation drawing connections between the ideas and themes in artworks on display at the Refinery ArtSpace before taking part in an experimental art workshop. This event is part of the Toi Ako project, which connected artists mentors and kaumātua, who worked together to produce work for exhibition.

This event has been developed specifically for older people, people living with dementia, and their carers. It's a great opportunity to try something new and connect through creativity!

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Motueka Library: Babbling Books Book Group

Babbling Books is a chance to enjoy an informal discussion about what you are reading.

Find out what has others enthused and share your favourite titles.

You are welcome to bring your lunch.

Free. All welcome!

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Motueka Library: Babbling Books Book Group is on these dates:

  • 1st October 2020
  • 5th November 2020
Takaka Library: Teen Takeover - Style Me Sustainably 

This one is for the eco-conscious, fashion-savvy teen! Clothes, chats, challenges, op-shopping and tips from our teen specialist Amy Groome.

Come and join us for a fun filled afternoon of eco fashion challenges! Go on an op shop scavenger hunt, and learn savvy tips and tricks on how to reuse old clothing and refresh your wardrobe.

Refusing to buy new outfits all the time ultimately makes a huge difference in excess clothing waste going to landfill!

Spot prizes up for grabs plus refreshments and a $10 op shop allowance per person will be provided.

For ages 12+. Bookings essential as only eight are places available.

Book your teen’s spot at Takaka Library.

This event will only take place if we are at Level 1, and will be postponed if we are at Level 2, 3 or 4.

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Backroom Comedy October 2020

This October come down to Liquid NZ Bar for freshly caught local laughs!

MC Richard Townsend will guide a shoal of shenanigans with Simon Brealey, Glenn Cousins, Lady Di, Chris Lippiatt, Rex Jacobus, and newcomer Scotty!

More fish puns to follow!

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Ceroc's October Tea Dance - Level 1 only

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 before heading out to other events.

Come have a cup of tea/coffee and BYO plate of goodness.

COVID 19 - We ask that everyone register upon arrival, as per COVID requirements. Thank you

Please note: Will only occur in Level 1

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Drag Bingo

Come to Rec Park for a fantastic evening of fun, laughter and bingo.
The evening is hosted by the fabulous Felicity Frocckacino. 5 games of bingo, a light supper, performances by Felicity and lots of laughter. Plus some great prizes to be won.

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Studio One Fundraiser

Studio One is a cozy wee studio nestled just off Hardy Street. It is run by a collective of local artists.
We strive to provide a central space for artists from all communities to come together.

We have had many amazing people be part of our collective but due to Covid -19 we have a sudden decline of collective members, this has put our wee studio into financial stress.

Whilst we have plans to build back up again, we need some much needed funds for operating costs. So we thought we would do one the best things we know how...a fundraiser showcase.

We have generously fundraised for others in the past and now its our turn to ask for help. On October 3rd we will have a showcase of current teachers, students and local performers.
Keep your eyes on the event page to see all the wonderful performers who will be donating performances for your viewing pleasure!!!

Performances will include Pole, Burlesque, Bellydance and Flow arts. Help us keep our doors open!

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Lemongrass with Teatree

Teatree will bring their indie-folk music mix to the Mussel Inn to support local band progressive rock band Lemongrass. With new reels and jigs, and also gypsy flavoured quirky songs, Teatree will have you on the dance floor. Then Lemongrass will rock your socks off for the rest of the night.

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Willow Bank Heritage Village Wakefield Open Day

Come and visit our Edwardian Style Heritage Village and living museum. There are 20+ Shops to explore. Food and Eftpos available.

Keep up to date on our facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/willowbankheritagevillage

We have amongst these shops a Dress shop ( you can dress up and wear the clothes around the village)

A Circulating Library - a selection of vintage books and reading nooks

A Photography Studio - Check out our handpainted backdrop - a copy from a vintage original. Plus an amazing collection of photos.

A Doll museum. A stunning collection of antique dolls.

Electrical Shop, Dentist, Doctors, School house, Laundry, Bakery, Barber all filled with interesting things from the past.

We have food available. The Victorian Cafe - vintage style treats, all served on beautiful china.

1950s Burger Bar, where we have delicious vegetarian and gluten free options.

Our 1970's Milk Bar. Here you will find some good old kiwi classics such as a Spider, icecreams and Milkshakes.

There is so much to see, explore and learn. Willow Bank is truly a place where history comes alive.

Group bookings also available. https://www.facebook.com/throughtheMagicGates/

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The Boy with Wings

Presented by Birdlife Productions

Comedy with family theatre that combines puppetry, projection, storytelling and live music.

This show was born and brewed in lockdown by local theatre company Birdlife Productions, and has been lovingly nurtured to the point that it sold out as a work-in-development at the Bay Landscapes Nelson Fringe Festival 2020!

This is a school-holiday delight with intergenerational appeal. It focuses on the incredible story of the Kuaka (Bar-tailed Godwits), the little sacred birds that leave the shores of New Zealand every year and make a round-the-world trip that is nothing short of miraculous, even in the eyes of expert ornithologists and scientists!

Suitable for ages 5 and over.

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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Chakradance Awakening

My invitation is for you to find what thousands of others have found, the unravelling of blocked energy, a deepened connection to your true, authentic self, and the feeling of coming home.

Come and Join me for a powerful 9 week awakening journey with each 90 minute class focusing on a different chakra, includes an introductory and integration class.

Come and explore. Have fun. Find meaning. Let go. Look deeper into each chakra, each part of you.

Chakradance is a beautiful dance allowing you to blend free-flowing movements with chakra resonate music, guided imagery and mandala art.

Chakradance a healing dance/movement practice that will free the energy in your body and open you to a deeper experience of life.

Bookings essential, places are limited, email Sharon
sharonthomashealing@gmail.com

For more info: www.sharonthomas.co.nz

Course cost: $135 (Introductory special)

Venue: Natural Living studio, Founders park, Nelson

If you haven’t had a chance to attend one of my introductory classes please email me at sharonthomashealing@gmail.com to receive your FREE copy of a 15 minute guided Chakradance taster session and I’ll also send you a FREE Chakra health check survey.

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Chakradance Awakening is on these dates:

  • 4th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
  • 18th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 1st November 2020
  • 8th November 2020
  • 15th November 2020
  • 22nd November 2020
  • 29th November 2020
Motueka Library: Speed Dating with a Book

Speed Dating with a book celebrates books and reading.

Choose books from the selection displayed, familiarise yourself and then ‘sell’ the book to the group or in pairs.

Introduce books you have enjoyed in 3 minutes to the group.

Fun, and free!

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Motueka Library: Speed Dating with a Book is on these dates:

  • 5th October 2020
  • 2nd November 2020
Takaka Library: Storytime and Connecting Block Fun

Join us for stories and songs for preschoolers followed by a play with a mountain of connecting blocks

This will be a fun morning for preschool children to attend, stories to listen to, songs to join in with and time to connect blocks and friendships at the end.

This event will take place in-person if we are at Level 1. If we are at Level 2, this event will run with limited numbers and booking will be essential. At Levels 3 or 4, this event will be cancelled and we will hold an online storytime and songs instead. Check our Facebook page for updates.

Free. Bookings not required.

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Motueka Library: Collage Makerspace

Celebrate New Zealand’s unique creatures in our fun, all ages, collage makerspace!

All the materials are provided, all you need to bring is your imagination.

This crafty workshop is for all ages but pre-schoolers should bring an adult.

This is a drop-in session. Allow at least 45 minutes to make your art.

Attendance will be limited if we are at Level 2. Please contact Motueka Library, 03 548 1047 to book your spot.

Free.

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Richmond Library: Helping Our Little Blue Penguins

Hear from Linda Jenkins about the heroic efforts to protect our local Little Blue Penguin colonies and how families can help.

This session will include fascinating information about Little Blue Penguins, crafts and stories.

Linda Jenkins, local spokesperson for Little Blue Penguins describes how families can assist in their protection.

This event will only take place if we are at Alert Level 1. If we are not at Alert Level 1, this event will be cancelled. We will use our Facebook page and library website to share fun resources instead.

Free. Bookings not required. All ages welcome.

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Motueka Library: Teen Space – Beyond the Book

Teens are invited to join us for book chat, new books, delicious snacks and fun craft.

Teens 12 years+ welcome.

Snacks and craft material provided.

This event will only take place if we are at Alert Level 1. If we are not at Alert Level 1, this event will be cancelled. We will use our Facebook page and library website to share fun resources instead.

Free.

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The Shows Must Go On

Dust off those musical theatre cobwebs and return to your seats to indulge in the magic of the very best songs from stage and screen.

Showcasing an all-star cast of New Zealand voices from the international stage, this glittering concert of musical theatre showstoppers is not one to miss. The Shows Must Go On features a spectacular song list of your favourite toe-tapping numbers from the world’s greatest musicals including The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Hairspray, Dreamgirls, The Greatest Showman, We Will Rock You and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

With stunning backdrops and theatrical staging, The Shows Must Go On is a night set to delight. Featuring an exquisite cast of some of our best international performers, The Shows Must Go On will be an experience you will never forget.

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The Grain Store Sessions

Jenny, Nicola, Maegan & Ron Mitchell are pleased present a tour through Southern NZ, following the release of their live-visual EP: The Grainstore Sessions. Audiences can expect a night of family harmonies, storytelling & Southern wit.

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Spring Exhibition Emergence

The Nelson Suter Art Society is holding their Spring Exhibition, titled Emergence. Come and view this curated exhibition of members work.

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Spring Exhibition Emergence is on these dates:

  • 7th October 2020
  • 8th October 2020
  • 9th October 2020
  • 10th October 2020
  • 11th October 2020
  • 12th October 2020
  • 13th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 17th October 2020
  • 18th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 26th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 31st October 2020
  • 1st November 2020
  • 2nd November 2020
  • 3rd November 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 5th November 2020
  • 6th November 2020
  • 7th November 2020
  • 8th November 2020
Quiz Night

Test your knowledge at our fun quiz night

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Takaka Library: Search and Rescue – Hand's On

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be involved in a Search and Rescue mission? Join Steve Cottle and Cory Griffith for a hands-on experience and find out.

This session will be a lot of fun. What does a SAR member stuff in his backpack? Ever crawled into a bivvy bag? What are all these gadgets? Join our heroes of the mountains in an interactive session.

This event will take place in-person in the library if we are at Level 1. If we are in Level 2 and the weather is fine, we can run the event outside. If wet and at Level 2, it will be cancelled. Please check for updates on Facebook and our website.

Free. Bookings not required.

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Textile Kids: Make a woolcraft Octopus

Textile Kids: Make a woolcraft Octopus (school holiday activity)

Learn how to craft your own woollen octopus, practicing your plaiting skills.
Come join our popular children’s textile workshops teaching traditional crafts and sewing to children.

Ages 5 to 12. Bookings are required.
Please call 03 547 0403 or email Broadgreen@NCC.govt.nz

10.30am - 12pm
Thursday 8th October 2020
Broadgreen Historic House

Free children's holiday activity. With a parent or caregiver.

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Lunchtime Concert: Violinist Juliet Ayre & Cello

Mary has performed frequently in Nelson as a chamber musician and has been a founding member of several ensembles.

The music performed in this concert is predominantly buoyant and untroubled.

Contrast comes from the different styles of the composers. The Beethoven “Pastorale” Sonata has long, serenely-balanced phrases, while Schumann’s “Fantasiestücke” is expressionist music, communicating his responses to the states suggested by their titles.

In the “Suite Espagnole” by Albeniz, the names of the dances refer to different towns and regions and each is coloured by the heartbeat of the folk music of Spain.

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Fullpower - Awareness & Self Protection Training

Using examples relevant to adults of all ages, we’ll practice skills to:

• Set and protect personal boundaries
• Deal with sexual harassment/unwanted attention
• Project an attitude of awareness and confidence
• Use voice as a safety tool
• Take charge of emotional triggers
• Deal confidently and effectively with verbal aggression
• Stop aggressive confrontations before they start
• Emergency Self Defence Skills

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Fullpower - Awareness & Self Protection Training

Using examples relevant to adults of all ages, we’ll practice skills to:

• Set and protect personal boundaries
• Deal with sexual harassment/unwanted attention
• Project an attitude of awareness and confidence
• Use voice as a safety tool
• Take charge of emotional triggers
• Deal confidently and effectively with verbal aggression
• Stop aggressive confrontations before they start
• Emergency Self Defence Skills

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Takaka Library: The Magnificent Mr Shapes

Mr Shapes dazzles and amazes young and old with stories from here, there and everywhere.

Bring a lucky charm and a fancy hat to explore the world of stories. Suitable for people age 4 years and older.

This event will take place in-person in the library if we are at Level 1. If we are in Level 2 and the weather is fine, we can run the event outside. If wet and at Level 2, it will be live streamed on Facebook. Please check for updates on Facebook and our website.

Koha please. Bookings not required.

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Blindspott with special guest City of Souls

Recent winners of 2020 The Rock FM’s Rock Wars, Blindspott will be performing their Iconic, debut multi-platinum album 'Blindspott' in its entirety!

Last year they sent New Zealanders into a frenzy when The Rock announced that the multi-platinum selling band was getting back together, with a long-awaited reunion tour of sold-out shows across the country.

The boys will be revisiting the album that touched so many kiwi's lives and instantly made it a classic! Presented by The Rock, this massive tour spans from North to South, kicking off again in Taupo on August 28th and ending with a bang in Invercargill on September 26th.

Their first two albums - 2003’s self-titled BLINDSPOTT and 2006’s END THE SILENCE topped the charts and established the band as one of the most respected and revered rock bands in Kiwi music history.
Their hits, such as ‘Nil By Mouth’, ‘Room To Breathe’, ‘Phlex’ are still blasted on rock radio to this day, with last year’s The Rock 1500 boasting no less than 9 songs from Blindspott.

Damian Alexander (vocals), Marcus Powell (guitar, backing vocals), and Shelton Woolright (drums) are taking to the road once again.

Don’t miss this one-off opportunity to witness one of our greatest rock bands performing live, one of NZ’s greatest rock albums!

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Olive Copperbottom - A Dickensian Tale of Love, Gin and the Pox

Following her smash hit Promise and Promiscuity, and after a sell-out Nelson Arts Festival, Olive Copperbottom is back! Penny Ashton brings Dickensian inspired orphaned hero Olive, and a squalid gaggle of hilarious Victorians, to crusty life. A rollicking romantic musical journey through fifteen gin soaked characters told with song, dance and questionable personal hygiene. It’s Oliver! meets Blackadder with a saucy feminine twist.

Ashton’s “…tour-de-force…”(Theatreview) won the Press Critic’s ‘Iron Chicken award for best indoor show at the Christchurch International Buskers’ Festival 2018 and Best Overall Show at the Victoria Fringe in Canada 2017.

“…very very good…very very funny” Radio NZ National 2017

“…a one-woman show wonder.” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 2017

“It sparkles with intelligence, wit and verve.” The Christchurch Press 2018

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Swamp Thing

Michael Barker and special guests are Swamp Thing, a Blues Roots Juggernaut from New Zealand

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Nelson Tasman Climate Forum October Hui

The Nelson Tasman Climate Forum is a community-led initiative open to everyone. Our mission is to weave individuals, households, civil society organisations, businesses, councils and iwi together around urgent, strategic action on climate change in the Nelson-Tasman region. To achieve this mission, we need people like you to join us.

Our next face-to-face Hui is coming up on Sunday 11th October at Riverside Community, Motueka from 10am - 5pm. All are welcome to attend the Hui.

The Hui is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Forum's mahi and how you can contribute to our kaupapa.

Please register for your free ticket at: https://events.humanitix.com/nelson-tasman-climate-forum-october-hui

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Tales of the 20s – Chamber Music NZ

The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.

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Motueka Library: What Colour is Blue?

Join local artist Marian Painter for an historical and artistic exploration of the variety of colours we call “blue”.

Learn about how artists use blue to interpret their world of art and have a go at creating your own “blue” picture.

Bring some blue paint (watercolour, gouache or acrylic - not oil paint) and a brush or blue crayons or pens and suitable paper. These will be available for those who do not have their own materials.

Phone 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

Cost: $10.

Image: Blue Nude by Picasso, 1902.

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Motueka Library: Garden Gurus

The Garden Gurus is a green thumbed group of gardening enthusiasts who meet at Motueka Library.

Gatherings are on the second Monday of the month and include socialising, browsing library books on garden topics, speakers and various activities, workshops and tours of gardens.

If you are interested in seed and plant swaps, planting herbs, investigating garden questions and generally learning about all sorts of garden topics, then this may be the group for you.

Get together with other green thumbed people.

Free.

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Motueka Library: Garden Gurus is on these dates:

  • 12th October 2020
  • 9th November 2020
  • 14th December 2020
The Beths

After selling out Auckland's Powerstation in just six days, Auckland's indie faves The Beths announce a nationwide tour in support of their new record Jump Rope Gazers, out next Friday 10 July on Carpark Records. The tour will see The Beths criss-cross New Zealand for 12 dates from 27 August, followed by a very special show on the iconic Auckland Town Hall stage on Friday 6 November.
Straight from the heart of Auckland’s music scene, The Beths have gathered an ever increasing fan base in New Zealand and around the world. Their debut album Future Me Hates Me, was nominated for the 2019 Taite Music Prize, saw the band win Best Alternative Act and Best Group at the 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards and garnered acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone and NME. With the imminent release of Jump Rope Gazers, The Beths have been connecting with their global fan base via their popular “Live from House” livestreams, but it’s the New Zealand fans that get the first chance to hear the new album live and The Beths can’t wait to get on the road to visit cities they’ve played before and some brand new towns."

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A conversation about art, activism and WMC with Chris McBride, Mary Ellen O’Connor and Katherine Baxter

In collaboration with the Refinery ArtSpace

Over two decades (1978–1998), the work of the Wellington Media Collective (WMC) addressed a broad range of social issues across Aotearoa/New Zealand. Under the banner “We Will Work With You, Not For You”, the cooperative of graphic designers, printers, photographers and friends shared their skills in graphic design and communication with trade unions, political and community groups, artists and individuals across a spectrum of cultural issues and campaigns for social justice. WMC was involved in all the major social, political and cultural movements of the era, including the fight for a nuclear free New Zealand, tino rangatiratanga, women’s rights, employment issues and an end to apartheid.

EXHIBITION
WMC: Unrefined
Curated by Philip Kelly and Chris McBride

Selected retrospective exhibition examining the politics of style implicit in the Wellington Media Collective’s substantial body of work. Political activism woven with cultural history and art.

For more information and poster credits, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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WMC: Unrefined

In Collaboration with the Refinery ArtSpace
Curated by Philip Kelly and Chris McBride

Selected retrospective exhibition examining the politics of style implicit in the Wellington Media Collective’s substantial body of work. Political activism woven with cultural history and art.

Over two decades (1978-1998), the work of the Wellington Media Collective (WMC) addressed a broad range of social issues across Aotearoa/New Zealand. Under the banner “We Will Work With You, Not For You”, the cooperative of graphic designers, printers, photographers and friends shared their skills in graphic design and communication with trade unions, political and community groups, artists and individuals across a spectrum of cultural issues and campaigns for social justice. WMC was involved in all the major social, political and cultural movements of the era, including the fight for a nuclear free New Zealand, tino rangatiratanga, women’s rights, employment issues and an end to apartheid.

See also:
A conversation about art, activism and WMC
Refinery Artspace, Tuesday 13 October, 5.30pm, FREE

For more information and posters credits, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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WMC: Unrefined is on these dates:

  • 13th October 2020
  • 14th October 2020
  • 15th October 2020
  • 16th October 2020
  • 17th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 31st October 2020
  • 2nd November 2020
  • 3rd November 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 5th November 2020
  • 6th November 2020
  • 7th November 2020
Motueka Library: Card Making Workshop

Create two beautiful, personalised cards with a flower theme with Carla Te Moananui, a card-making guru.

Registrations are essential as there is a limit of 5 spaces.

Free.

You will also discover library books on card making and other paper crafts.

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Motueka Library: Employment and Training Expo

>>> THIS EVENT WILL ONLY TAKE PLACE IF WE ARE AT LEVEL 1<<<

Join us for a special day focused on promoting local vocational pathway options and assisting young people to transition into employment or further training.

Meet work brokers, trainers and employers from local industry, service and training providers.

Motueka Library is playing a part in assisting people in the community who are seeking jobs and looking for fresh job opportunities. We can offer basic computer sessions on CVs and cover letters, looking at websites specific to jobseekers and demonstrate the Lynda.com database of online learning courses.

Free.

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Jordon Luck Band

Who Loves A Rescheduled NZ Tour The Most???…. Kiwi icon's The Jordan Luck Band are thrilled to be packing all the classic Exponents hits into the van and bringing the party to every corner of Aotearoa this Spring….all 23 of the 2020 Winter shows have been rescheduled and the trek across New Zealand begins on the Friday 4th of September and concludes on Saturday 7th of November.

Featuring all the crowd favourites; from Why Does Love Do This To Me? to I’ll Say Goodbye Even Though Im Blue, Who Loves Who The Most? to Victoria, Sink Like A Stone to Whatever Happened to Tracey....and many more kiwi classics….this is a night not to be missed!

TICKETS ARE OUT NOW - GET YOURS HERE - https://bit.ly/3bTXs0s
And the Mussel Inn - https://musselinn.co.nz/

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Lunchtime Concert: Soprano & Cello Ensemble

Back by popular demand, an ensemble of eight celli and soprano Allison Cormack. The group will perform works by Villa-Lobos, Corelli, Purcell and Piazolla.

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Spring Detox Yoga Course

Over five weeks, you will learn a gentle 50 minute yoga sequence that is designed to lovingly twist and squeeze and stretch your beautiful body so that it releases toxins and you feel great. We will begin each class with centering and end with relaxing. Your body will be so happy to be nurtured and you'll have a sequence you can continue to practice at home, after the course is done. :)

Your tutor is Lisa Allan. Lisa has been teaching yoga for 17 years and draws on many beautiful styles and traditions to bring you this special sequence.

For more information check out www.wintergreencreative.co.nz or get in touch with Lisa directly on wintergreencreative@gmail.com. There is a maximum of 12 people for this course.

'Look after the root of the tree, and the fragrant flower and luscious fruits will grow by themselves. Look after the health of the body, and the fragrance of the mind and richness of the spirit will follow.' - BKS Iyengar

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Spring Detox Yoga Course (5wks) is on these dates:

  • 15th October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 5th November 2020
  • 12th November 2020
Richmond Library: Mystery Ink

Mystery Ink is Richmond Library’s group for teens.

Catch up in Richmond Library's Constance Barnicoat room to talk books and movies and get the first pick of the newest titles. Snack and fun diversions included.

All welcome, ages 12-18.

It's a great opportunity to meet new people and have a bit of fun.

Free!

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Richmond Library: Mystery Ink is on these dates:

  • 15th October 2020
  • 12th November 2020
  • 10th December 2020
Isel Twilight Market

Isel Twilight Market is restarting on the 15th of October at Isel park, Stoke, Nelson.

Bring the whole family along and relax in the beautiful surroundings of Isel park. Indulge in the delicious cuisine from the street food carts. Find some treasures from the craft stalls and listen to the always fabulous live music.

The market is dog friendly but they must be kept on a leash at all times.

Round up the troops and come and see us at the Isel Twilight market this summer.

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Isel Twilight Market is on these dates:

  • 15th October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 5th November 2020
  • 12th November 2020
  • 19th November 2020
  • 26th November 2020
  • 3rd December 2020
  • 10th December 2020
  • 17th December 2020
  • 24th December 2020
  • 31st December 2020
  • 7th January 2021
  • 14th January 2021
  • 21st January 2021
  • 28th January 2021
  • 4th February 2021
  • 11th February 2021
  • 18th February 2021
  • 25th February 2021
  • 4th March 2021
  • 11th March 2021
  • 18th March 2021
  • 25th March 2021
  • 1st April 2021
Jordan Luck Band

Who Loves A Rescheduled NZ Tour The Most???…. Kiwi icon's The Jordan Luck Band are thrilled to be packing all the classic Exponents hits into the van and bringing the party to every corner of Aotearoa this Spring….all 23 of the 2020 Winter shows have been rescheduled and the trek across New Zealand begins on the Friday 4th of September and concludes on Saturday 7th of November

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EDGELAND—James Robinson

An installation of works created by visual artist James Robinson in response to the work of New Zealand poet laureate David Eggleton.

“EDGELAND is the name of David Eggleton’s last poetry volume, so I use this word as a beginning. The resonance in the ‘Edge’ and ‘Land’ are vast symbolically. Literally in the material of the craft I’ve languaged the edges, either spliced cut joined de-constructed and heated.”

James Robinson was born in Christchurch in 1972 and currently lives in Dunedin. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Otago School of Fine Arts in 2000. In 2019 he won People’s Choice award at the Parkin Award exhibition in Wellington with In and Out, a large work from his Pyramid series. Robinson is known for creating deeply personal work that can shock, disarm and move us.

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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EDGELAND—James Robinson is on these dates:

  • 16th October 2020
  • 17th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 26th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 31st October 2020
  • 2nd November 2020
  • 3rd November 2020
  • 4th November 2020
  • 5th November 2020
  • 6th November 2020
  • 7th November 2020
  • 9th November 2020
  • 10th November 2020
  • 11th November 2020
  • 12th November 2020
  • 13th November 2020
  • 14th November 2020
Motueka Library: Tiny Tots

Tiny Tots is a fun, social and interactive programme introducing literacy and a love of language to babies, as well as helping to develop the bond between parent and child.

Tiny Tots is held at Motueka Library on Friday mornings during term time. It is a 30 minute programme of action rhymes, music and books suitable for children two years old and younger.

We do not limit session numbers but will try to accommodate as best we can.

We hope to see you there!

Free

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Motueka Library: Tiny Tots is on these dates:

  • 16th October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 6th November 2020
  • 13th November 2020
  • 20th November 2020
  • 27th November 2020
  • 4th December 2020
  • 11th December 2020
  • 18th December 2020
STOKeD SKATE!

NEW DATE - 17 OCTOBER!!
Blue Light and Cheapskates invite you to come down and have some fun practising your skate or scooter skills on the pop-up skate ramps or just chill, listen to music and eat some kai.

There will be prizes and a service tent on site. Plus skate advice and giveaways...

We are working towards a permanent skate facility for Stoke, if you support this come get involved!

STOKeD SKATE! is a collaborative event put together by Blue Light, Cheapskates, Whanake Youth, Sport Tasman, Youth Nelson, Dept. of Internal Affairs and other youth and family focused supporters. We are so fortunate to have the support of MoreFM (Media Works) also!

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Blue Light is a registered charity that works in partnership with the police to deliver an extensive range of youth programmes and activities.

The goals of Blue Light are to:

Reduce the incidence of young people becoming an offender or victim of crime.

Encourage better relations between the police, young people, their parents and the community.

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Pretty Smart Sale

The pretty smart sale operates 3 quality second hand sales per year!

You will find a huge array of quality pre-loved clothing for the whole family from babies to adults, as well as accessories, footwear, baby equipment, toys/books and a small selection of home wares.

So much to choose from... come and see for yourself and reduce, reuse & recycle plus generally save money and resources!

Now at our new venue Hope Recreation Hall, 184 Main Road Hope, be sure to tell your friends!

Cash sales only (no eftpos).

See you there!

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EDGELAND — James Robinson — Poetry Performance

Quiet Dog Gallery in association with Nelson Arts Festival

Poetry performance
"A language older than words" - The painter James Robinson performs poems by David Eggleton at Quiet Dog Gallery.  

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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Grooves!

Grooves! is the ballet you have been waiting for. A feast of a triple bill combining Aotearoa New Zealand’s finest professional dancers with the music of Bic Runga, Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, Eric Clapton, Wynton Marsalis, Pachelbel, and Vivaldi!

This show encompasses beautiful dance and entertainment. The classic rock songs you love with ballet, contemporary dance, a taste of tango, and an intergenerational reflection, Grooves! is engaging for the whole family.

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Grooves! Triple Bill

Grooves! is the ballet you have been waiting for. A feast of a triple bill combining Aotearoa New Zealand's finest professional dancers with the music of Bic Runga, Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, Eric Clapton, Wynton Marsalis, Pachelbel, and Vivaldi! This show encompasses beautiful dance and entertainment. The classic rock songs you love with ballet, contemporary dance, a taste of tango, and an intergenerational reflection, Grooves! is engaging for the whole family.

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Mapua Sprig & Fern 10k Fun Run & Walk

10km Fun run and walk around urban Mapua.
The last of four 10km from local Sprig & Fern Taverns.

Everyone and all abilities welcome.
Registration & event briefing from 1:30pm.

Walkers and slower runners (more than 70 minutes for 10k) start 2:10pm.
Main running group start 2:30pm.

$10 entry fee per event. Spot prizes.

Free for school kids & youth students.
Free for Waimea Harriers and Athletics Nelson members ...so why not join a club this winter?
More info at www.waimeaharriers.nz.

This is a smoke free event.

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Women's New Moon Heart Sharing & Cacao Ceremony - Nelson

Come fill your cup with love & the magic of pure ceremonial grade cacao.

During times of great change & uncertainty, we have always sought community and ceremony to instill a sense of peace, connection & healing within us. When we gather in sacred circle, especially together as women at the potent times of the New Moon it is extremely powerful.

Cacao is a plant medicine that creates a gentle but powerful natural elevation & expansion of heart-centred consciousness. Also known as Food of the Gods assisting in a deep yet gentle opening of the heart & mind to transform the physical, mental, emotional and energetic path of our individual spiritual journey. Often used for emotional purging, cacao lovingly supports the release of any fears & inhibitions so we may connect deeper with life and follow our true heart's calling.

A cacao ceremony gives a unique opportunity to connect within, open your heart and get clarity & guidance on answers you may be seeking. Bringing all these elements together allows us to feel safe, heard, witnessed & supported as we connect deeply to our hearts & our highest self so we can unleash our inner power, truth & divine magic.

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Chronos Interrupted

InsideOut Physical Theatre brings a colourful and choreographed look at what new possibilities can arise when we step out of the confines of conformity.

A cast of 10 navigates its way through the vibrant public space and presents exquisite physical theatre accompanied by music. The performance is aesthetically rich, physically strong and poignant in story. It is sure to stop you in your tracks, turn heads and make you smile as you set about your weekly shop at the Motueka Market.

In case of bad weather check the Nelson Arts Festival website or Facebook page for updates.

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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Masks Behind Glass: City-wide mask exhibition

A collaboration between Nelson Arts Festival and Arts Council Nelson

Local artist Fiona Sutherland has been working with teachers to create masks that will be exhibited in visible street frontages around the city – look out for masks of everything and anything imaginable in galleries, shop fronts and other unexpected places!

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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Masks Behind Glass: City-wide mask exhibition is on these dates:

  • 18th October 2020
  • 19th October 2020
  • 20th October 2020
  • 21st October 2020
  • 22nd October 2020
  • 23rd October 2020
  • 24th October 2020
  • 25th October 2020
  • 26th October 2020
  • 27th October 2020
  • 28th October 2020
  • 29th October 2020
  • 30th October 2020
  • 31st October 2020
Richmond Library: Introduction to Photobooks

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? How about making someone special a photobook?

In this free workshop you will understand how to use the Vistaprint website, learn how to upload photos from your computer, create and customise a photobook ready for printing.

Learn how to:
· Create a photobook using Vistaprint
· Get your photobook ready for printing

You will need to bring a USB stick with stored photos to use during this class. Booking is essential.

To book your spot and find out more about the class contact Richmond Library 03 543 8500.

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Richmond Library: Richmond Robotics - Term 4

Richmond Robotics is an after-school club for kids aged 8 - 13 who are keen on technology.

Run by technology educator Nathalie Lacaze Campbell and Children and Youth Library Assistant Amy Groome, the club will meet regularly every Monday after school, with 6 sessions per term.

These sessions are project-based and will help younger people develop an understanding of robotics and computational thinking skills.

After learning about robotics and coding fundamentals, club members will take on projects to utilise their knowledge.

We encourage a trial and error approach to learning, which helps young people to reflect and to analyse as they find solutions to challenges.

Cost: $30. Bookings essential.

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Richmond Library: Richmond Robotics - Term 4 is on these dates:

  • 19th October 2020
  • 2nd November 2020
  • 9th November 2020
  • 16th November 2020
  • 23rd November 2020
  • 30th November 2020
Nelson Live Poets presented by Nelson Arts Festival

Wellington writer Rachel McAlpine was born in Fairlie and has lived in Golden Bay. How to Be Old is an explosion of humanity on the page with some practical tips from the author and sage advice from Elsie aged five.

Rachel is no slouch; she has been publishing for over 40 years – novels, poetry, plays, songs, a book on digital writing, and an anthology, Another 100 Poems for Children, which she edited. Rachel blogs and podcasts on living and ageing at writeintolife.com.

As with all Nelson Live Poets gatherings, Rachel’s performance will be followed by an open mic session. Bring a poem to share or enjoy what other local poets have to offer. Singer songwriters are also welcome. To read, simply sign up on the night. Gold coin koha entry.

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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Richmond Library: Book Group

Richmond Library's Book Group for adults is a great opportunity for you to talk about what you have been reading and to hear about what other people have been reading too.

It's a relaxed, social, book-focused time with like-minded people.

You'll also get to see a selection of new titles which the library has purchased.

Richmond Library's Book Group for adults meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 3.00pm.

All welcome. Free!

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Richmond Library: Book Group is on these dates:

  • 21st October 2020
  • 18th November 2020
Quiz Night

Test your knowledge at our fun quiz night

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Pukapuka Talks: Writing Funny, Writing Sad

Comedy writing masterclass with stand-up comedian and novelist Eamonn Marra.

Eamonn Marra is a writer and comedian. He was born and raised in Christchurch and now lives in Wellington. He has a MA in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters. Eamonn’s shows include ‘Man on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’ (2014), ‘Respite’ (2014/2015), ‘I, Will Jones’ (2016–18), ‘Dignity’ (2018) and ‘Anxiety: The Comedy’ (2019). His first novel, 2000ft Above Worry Level, was published in February this year.

In the the workshop, Eamonn will cover:

- How to use structure and form to construct a story
- What to do with your half baked ideas
- How to use narration and voice to your advantage
- How to punch up your writing with jokes
- Flirting with truth and lies

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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Eamonn Marra: The True Story I Made Up

Stand-up comedy show about the (mostly) true story behind the (mostly) fictional novel, 2000ft Above Worry Level.

Have you ever wanted to laugh because if you didn’t, you’d cry? Eamonn’s comedy show explores that terrain; it’s his witty take on some of the typical challenges in a millennial’s life. As he says, “Everything is sad and funny and nothing is anything else”.

Eamonn Marra’s debut novel 2000ft Above Worry Level features a broke twenty-something working bad jobs, living in bad flats and struggling to connect with people. In real life, Eamonn spent the last decade mostly poor, depressed and working bad jobs. The novel and the life are two completely unrelated and separate stories that happen to share many experiences. ‘The true story that I made up’ is the (mostly) true story behind the (mostly) fictional novel.

“Marra … finds something humanising and reaffirming even in the seemingly mundane.” – Nathan Joe, Theatre Scenes

“Eamonn Marra has a great comedy on stage persona of a sweaty nervous low-key guy who’s the last person you’d expect to be on stage and it works well with deadpan delivery.” – Keeping Up With New Zealand

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Lunchtime Concert: ‘Trio Jackson’ Miles, Margarita & Fleur Jackson

Trio Jackson are a dynamic ensemble with a special family connection who have been working together for over 20 years. Originally Duo Jackson’, the husband and wife ensemble of Miles and Margarita Jackson expanded into ‘Trio Jackson’ with the addition of their daughter Fleur. On completion of her Masters degree in Violin Performance at Victoria University under Helene Pohl the Trio regrouped to start recording and touring together.

Their music spans a range of genres from classical to folk and jazz, all with a focus on originality, musicianship and tight ensemble. The combination of two violins and guitar is an unusual one. As a result their repertoire features many unique arrangements by Miles himself, original compositions by Miles and Margarita and commissioned works written especially for the Trio. One such commission is Gypsy Song and Dance, a two movement work by English guitarist Vincent Lindsey Clark which you are unlikely to hear anywhere else in the world. Their programme also features arrangements of Bach and Shostakovich alongside jazz favourites such as Take Five and folk melodies from Greece, Armenia and Transylvania.

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