Events in the Tasman/Nelson Region

This page contains a list of upcoming events in the Tasman/ Nelson region.

Featured Events 

These events have been organised or supported by Tasman District Council.

Walk Series

The First Taste

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The First Taste

  • 11.00 am – 2.00 pm, Saturday 14 October
  • Queen Street, between McIndoe Place and Cambridge Street

Queen Street will come alive with street food from around the globe, live music and entertainment as well as cultural activities. Join in the fun and check out the fresh new street layout along Queen Street.

Add An Event 

To add an event, use the regional events website www.itson.co.nz.

Event Listings


Takaka Library: Elizabeth Smither
(Friday 20th October 2017)

Elizabeth Smither is a New Zealand poet, novelist and short story writer.
As well as receiving numerous literary awards, Elizabeth was the recipient of the prestigious Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature in 2014.
Elizabeth is in Golden Bay as part of the Live Poets tour and will be at Takaka Library to share her work.
Koha appreciated.

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The Emma Davey Band
(Saturday 21st October 2017)

Classy Country-Rock ~ Smart Ballads ~ Gutsy Blues-Rock & Enjoyable Pop

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Birth Into Being with JOY LAKE
(Friday 20th-Sunday 22nd October 2017)

What is Birth Into Being?
Conception, Pregnancy & Birth all evoke the powerful & extra-ordinary energy of Creation. Whatever happens at this time sets a strong imprint in our brains & can break or make us in terms of having a healthy, happy & fulfilling life.
It is the foundation of our lives. This workshop offers up lifting assistance to pregnant women & their partners & families to give birth in a gentle way. For midwives & all birth assistants. It is also for ANYONE who is challenged by re-occurring negative thought / emotional patterns, chronic disease & relationship issues that seem to be stuck. If you are feeling that someone or something is holding you back or that your challenge is deep down & hidden, then Birth Into Being could be for you.

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Birth Into Being with JOY LAKE is on these dates:

  • 20th October 2017
  • 21st October 2017
  • 22nd October 2017


Meet the Artisans
(Sunday 22nd October 2017)

Join 16 clever artisans as they open their door. Taste traditional cider, sample the first strawberries, watch ceramic artists at work. Coffee, conserves and fresh country baking. Sculpture and art work. Eat at a winery restaurant overlooking a lake, or a vineyard. Try the craft beers. This special village invites you inside the olive grove and the mushroom farm, the vineyards and the studio.

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Ngatimoti Festival
(Sunday 22nd October 2017)

The Ngatimoti Festival celebrates it's 16th year with family fun, craft stalls, live music, great food and entertainment in the Motueka Valley.

Our annual festival raises funds for our school and with entry just a $2 donation per person we have a guaranteed fun day out for all the family from 10am - 4pm on the Sunday of Labour Weekend.

We have an amazing array of activities for the kids, live local music all day, a superb silent auction as well as typical country fair style attractions such as sheep shearing, wood chopping, rural fire service demonstrations, pony rides, animal tent and cow pat bingo, craft stalls and all the food choices you could ever wish for. Eftpos available on site. No dogs allowed. We are striving to become a zero-waste event - thank you for taking home your rubbish.

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Quilts Galore
(Saturday 21st-Monday 23rd October 2017)

Fantastic Quilts, both traditional and art quilts made by our local Patchwork and Quilting group in Golden Bay.

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Quilts Galore is on these dates:

  • 21st October 2017
  • 22nd October 2017
  • 23rd October 2017


Spring Yoga Refresh Retreat
(Friday 20th-Monday 23rd October 2017)

Treat yourself and come to enjoy Anahata's spectacular natural environment, nourishing food, low technology environment, and yoga and relaxation practices to refresh and revive yourself this Spring.

Our special Yoga Refresh breaks allow you to move at your own pace, to relax and unwind, and dip your toes into the simplicity of a yogic lifestyle.

Take time off for personal reflection or be inspired by interaction with like-minded people. Find your own rhythm with options to join in on yoga classes, relaxation practice, meditation sessions and chanting. Immerse yourself in bush hikes or open country walks, writing, or reading from our large library of spiritual and health books. Spend time in the garden or find a spot in the surrounding native forest to meditate or just relax. Healthy vegetarian meals are provided throughout your stay, nourishing your body as you unwind from the busyness of daily life.

Add on opportunities: private therapeutic yoga sessions, body treatments or nutritional consultations.

Leave feeling inspired, refreshed and equipped with new ways to bring balance into your heart and mind, and your home and work life.

Complimentary pick up & drop off available.

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Spring Yoga Refresh Retreat is on these dates:

  • 20th October 2017
  • 21st October 2017
  • 22nd October 2017
  • 23rd October 2017


Richie and Rosie
(Wednesday 25th October 2017)

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

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Quiz Night
(Thursday 26th October 2017)

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

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Richie and Rosie
(Thursday 26th October 2017)

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

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Richmond Library: Law for Lunch - Powers of Attorney
(Thursday 26th October 2017)

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

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

Free. No bookings required. Bring your lunch.

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Maungatapu
(Friday 27th October 2017)

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

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

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

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

Warning: contains coarse language & violence.

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

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Motueka Library: Fresh Foodies - Herbal Teas
(Friday 27th October 2017)

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

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

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

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Plunket Cafe at Ecomoon
(Friday 27th October 2017)

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

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Community Recreation Expo
(Saturday 28th October 2017)

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

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Family Entertainment Show
(Saturday 28th October 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Guy Buttery
(Saturday 28th October 2017)

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

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Medicine For Free - A Wild Weed Walk at Riverside Community
(Saturday 28th October 2017)

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

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

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

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"Kelly Bowater Travel Rally Against Breast Cancer"
(Sunday 29th October 2017)

WE ARE RUNNING THIS EVENT AT 7 CLUBS ACROSS THE REGION

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

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Colour Craze
(Sunday 29th October 2017)

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

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

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

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

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Maungatapu
(Sunday 29th October 2017)

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

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

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

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

Warning: contains coarse language & violence.

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

More Information.


The Great Big Little Wedding Show
(Sunday 29th October 2017)

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

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

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

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

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Costume Carnival
(Tuesday 31st October 2017)

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

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Parents to be/babes in arms play group at Ecomoon
(Tuesday 31st October 2017)

Come along and meet other parents/parents to be, make friends, connect and relax.let the kids have a play in our large community room.
there is pleanty of seating and comfy couchs, bathroom and kitchen facilitys and a play corner with a great toy box for your litttle ones.
we will provide room, coffee, tea etc - Just a small donation would be appreciated :)

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Saints & Angels
(Tuesday 31st October 2017)

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

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Introduction to the Primal Lifestyle
(Wednesday 1st November 2017)

Organised by the Riverside Education Programme!

For more info, please visit our website!

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Richmond Library: Law for Lunch - Family Trusts
(Thursday 2nd November 2017)

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

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

Free. No bookings required. Bring your lunch.

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Harmonie Harp Orchestra performs
(Friday 3rd November 2017)

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

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

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

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Motueka Library: Babbling Books Book Group
(Thursday 2nd February-Friday 3rd November 2017)

Join Babbling Books at Motueka Library to talk about the latest book you've read.

Hear what others have been reading and get some great recommendations for your next great read.

The group meets on the first Thursday of every month.

Free. All welcome.

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

  • 2nd February 2017
  • 2nd March 2017
  • 6th April 2017
  • 4th May 2017
  • 1st June 2017
  • 6th July 2017
  • 3rd August 2017
  • 7th September 2017
  • 5th October 2017
  • 2nd November 2017


Cruise Control Band at The Mapua Sprig and Fern
(Saturday 4th November 2017)

Be entertained and dance the night away to the beat and groove of Cruise Control, a 3-piece boogie and soft rock band. Hear the songs of Van Morrison, James Taylor, Neil Young, Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, America, Neil Diamond, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Credence Clearwater Revival and many other great artists from recent times.

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RDA Family Fun Day
(Saturday 4th November 2017)

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

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SALSA & Dance Extravaganza!
(Saturday 4th November 2017)

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

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Bay Art 2017
(Friday 20th October-Sunday 5th November 2017)

Bay Art is the annual exhibition, held at Art Bank, Takaka of creative work by the residents of Mohua Golden Bay.

Prizes are awarded in four categories, 2D, 3D, 3D miniature and photography, with a supreme award and people's choice winner chosen from the entries.

This year judges are Leonie Allan, Barbara Klinke-Franklet, Ann C T Braunsteiner.

The exhibition is open to all those living in Mohua Golden Bay and provides an opportunity for a celebration of peoples creative work.

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Bay Art 2017 is on these dates:

  • 20th October 2017
  • 21st October 2017
  • 22nd October 2017
  • 23rd October 2017
  • 24th October 2017
  • 25th October 2017
  • 26th October 2017
  • 27th October 2017
  • 28th October 2017
  • 29th October 2017
  • 30th October 2017
  • 31st October 2017
  • 1st November 2017
  • 2nd November 2017
  • 3rd November 2017
  • 4th November 2017
  • 5th November 2017


French for Rabbits
(Sunday 5th November 2017)

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

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Nelson Ark Village Fayre
(Sunday 5th November 2017)

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

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Graham Wardrop
(Wednesday 8th November 2017)

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

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Richmond Library: Philip Simpson – Author Visit
(Wednesday 8th November 2017)

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

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

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

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Quiz Night
(Thursday 9th November 2017)

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

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Nelson Truck Show 2017
(Saturday 11th November 2017)

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

Postponement Date - 18th November 2017

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The Magic Lightbox Show - Delaney Davidson
(Saturday 11th November 2017)

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

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Canaan Downs Orienteering
(Sunday 12th November 2017)

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

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Delaney Davidson's Magic Light Box
(Sunday 12th November 2017)

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

Delaney Davidson, presents his all new show Magic Lightbox.

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

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

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

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

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Explore Your 'Self' Yogic Lifestyle Retreat - Nov 2017
(Monday 6th-Sunday 12th November 2017)

"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” - Aristotle
Begin your yogic journey on this introductory retreat - become immersed in the beauty and simplicity of a yogic lifestyle on our signature retreat. This is an easy-entry point for our longer, 6 week Yogic Life Skills program.

Give yourself the space and time to learn more about yourself in this holistic and practical introduction into the Yogic Lifestyle. Experience bringing together different yoga and meditation practices for an enhanced level of understanding. Receive a broad range of tools to take away with you in order to start supporting yourself through the hustle and bustle of life.

This is an opportunity for self-discovery and development in a supportive environment surrounded by some of the most stunning nature NZ has to offer. No previous yoga experience necessary - everybody is welcome!

Includes:

• Hatha yoga
• Group discussions
• Guided meditation
• Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
• Karma yoga (action with meditative awareness)
• Daily chanting
• Kirtan (singing mantras to music)
• Havan (ancient Vedic fire ceremony)

Read more : http://anahata-retreat.org.nz/wiki/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=870

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Explore Your 'Self' Yogic Lifestyle Retreat - Nov 2017 is on these dates:

  • 6th November 2017
  • 7th November 2017
  • 8th November 2017
  • 9th November 2017
  • 10th November 2017
  • 11th November 2017
  • 12th November 2017


Garden Art Expo
(Saturday 11th-Sunday 12th November 2017)

Be sure to see Nelson's biggest garden art event. All pieces locally made, and shown to best effect in the beautiful Eyebright Garden.

Vote for your favourite. (Cash prizes are awarded for the 'peoples choice').

Most pieces will be included in a silent auction.

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Garden Art Expo is on these dates:

  • 11th November 2017
  • 12th November 2017


4 Part Harmony Singing Open Evening
(Tuesday 14th November 2017)

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

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Parents to be/babes in arms play group at Ecomoon
(Tuesday 14th November 2017)

Come along and meet other parents/parents to be, make friends, connect and relax.let the kids have a play in our large community room.
there is pleanty of seating and comfy couchs, bathroom and kitchen facilitys and a play corner with a great toy box for your litttle ones.
we will provide room, coffee, tea etc - Just a small donation would be appreciated :)

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Richmond Library: Tasman Talks Titles Book Group
(Wednesday 15th February-Wednesday 15th November 2017)

Tasman Talks Titles is a chance for you to talk about what you have enjoyed reading and to hear about what other people have been reading.

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.

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

  • 15th February 2017
  • 15th March 2017
  • 19th April 2017
  • 17th May 2017
  • 21st June 2017
  • 19th July 2017
  • 16th August 2017
  • 20th September 2017
  • 18th October 2017
  • 15th November 2017


Open Mic Banned Poetry Night
(Thursday 16th November 2017)

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

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

Thanks to Creative Communities for their support.

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Motueka Library: Local Rocks and Pet Rocks Workshop
(Friday 17th November 2017)

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

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

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

Fun and interesting for the whole family!

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Yoga & Mindfulness Weekend Retreat
(Friday 17th-Sunday 19th November 2017)

Escape to the wonderful Kimi Ora Eco Resort in Kaiteriteri for an amazing time out weekend!

Would you like to de-stress and get away from the stress of everyday life? Or would you just like to have some time-out?
This retreat will be an introduction to mindfulness, with yoga classes and guided meditations. The yoga classes will be Hatha yoga type classes and are suitable for everyone – from beginners to more experienced. We will also explore restorative yoga which is very relaxing.

In between classes, you can enjoy your free time in this delightful resort. Go for a walk in the bush or along the beach, swim in either the indoor or outdoor pool, relax in the spa pool, sauna, steam room, or just read a book on the sun deck overlooking the breathtaking Kaiteriteri beach.

Cost: $397 pp (twin or triple-share), Add $150 for single room occupancy

Early bird registration: $357 pp - Ends 15th of October
Space is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Contact Jamila for further information or to make a booking on 0276446145 or email: Jamila@TurningPointNZ.com

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Yoga & Mindfulness Weekend Retreat is on these dates:

  • 17th November 2017
  • 18th November 2017
  • 19th November 2017