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Events in the Tasman/Nelson Region

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

Summer Events Guide

Every year, the Tasman District Council and Nelson City Council produce a guide for locals and visitors to help promote the events, attractions and businesses of the Tasman District.

Copies are distributed free to all households, and are available at i-Sites, libraries and Council Service Centres.

  • Outdoor events incuding movies, picnics and more
  • New Year's Eve events
  • Beach events
  • Nelson Buskers Festival details
  • Community and local events.

Featured Events 

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

Add An Event 

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

Event Listings


First Encounter 375
(Saturday 16th-Tuesday 19th December 2017)

Four days of events marking the 375th anniversary of Tasman's voyage, the first recorded meeting with Maori (Golden Bay/Mohua--18/19 December) and the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Abel Tasman National Park. Read more here: http://tinyurl.com/yc5rrgwo
Events are designed to interest the community and visitors, who will include: the Dutch Ambassador, representatives of Tasman's home town (Lutjegast) and descendants of Ngati Tumatakokiri.
The programme is being developed in consultation with Manawhenua ki Mohua and main events are:
> Formal opening (16 December) with cultural acknowledgment
> Special Farewell Spit tour with Tasman-related commentary (the ships anchored off the Spit on 17 December)
> Water-based event--waka ama + replica of Tasman's small boat (18 December)
> Poroporoaki/Farewell event (Variety show:18 December)--end of official events
> Walk to Taupo Point--closest pa site to the anchorage in 1642 (19 December)
> Boat trips to Tasman's anchorage
> Screenings at Village Theatre of waka related movies/docos
> Exhibition at Golden Bay Museum
Some are dependent on funding. Facebook page (First Encounter 375) will be updated
as details are confirmed.

More Information.

First Encounter 375 is on these dates:

  • 16th December 2017
  • 17th December 2017
  • 18th December 2017
  • 19th December 2017


Motueka Library: Christmas Makerspace
(Tuesday 19th December 2017)

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

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

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

Free.

More Information.


Takaka Library: Tiny Tots
(Tuesday 31st January-Tuesday 19th December 2017)

A fun hands-on session for the under-twos and their caregivers.

Songs, movement, rhymes and stories for early learning.

Every Tuesday during term time.

More Information.

Takaka Library: Tiny Tots is on these dates:

  • 31st January 2017
  • 7th February 2017
  • 14th February 2017
  • 21st February 2017
  • 28th February 2017
  • 7th March 2017
  • 14th March 2017
  • 21st March 2017
  • 28th March 2017
  • 4th April 2017
  • 11th April 2017
  • 2nd May 2017
  • 9th May 2017
  • 16th May 2017
  • 23rd May 2017
  • 30th May 2017
  • 6th June 2017
  • 13th June 2017
  • 20th June 2017
  • 4th July 2017
  • 25th July 2017
  • 1st August 2017
  • 8th August 2017
  • 15th August 2017
  • 22nd August 2017
  • 29th August 2017
  • 5th September 2017
  • 12th September 2017
  • 19th September 2017
  • 26th September 2017
  • 17th October 2017
  • 24th October 2017
  • 31st October 2017
  • 7th November 2017
  • 14th November 2017
  • 21st November 2017
  • 28th November 2017
  • 5th December 2017
  • 12th December 2017
  • 19th December 2017


Treasure Hunt Centre of NZ
(Wednesday 20th December 2017)

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

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

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

More Information.


Quiz Night
(Thursday 21st December 2017)

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

More Information.


Cake stall
(Friday 22nd December 2017)

Home made baking made by our Residents and Staff along side our valuable Activities team. All proceeds will go to our 2017 Chosen Charity, Alzheimer NZ .

More Information.


Old School Movie Night: White Christmas
(Friday 22nd December 2017)

Our second Old School Movie is the 1954 Christmas classic, WHITE CHRISTMAS starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen.
Having left the Army following W.W.II, Bob Wallace (Crosby) and Phil Davis (Kaye) team up to become a top song-and-dance act. Davis plays matchmaker and introduces Wallace to a pair of beautiful sisters (Betty and Judy) who also have a song-and-dance act. When Betty and Judy travel to a Vermont lodge to perform a Christmas show, Wallace and Davis follow, only to find their former commander, General Waverly, as the lodge owner. A series of romantic mix-ups ensue as the performers try to help the General.

Bring your deck chairs, bean bags and pyjamas. We'll provide the film and the popcorn!

More Information.


Takaka Library: Christmas Storytime
(Friday 22nd December 2017)

Ring, ring, ring the bells, Christmastime is here!

It might be your last chance to relax with a story and make some lovely decorations for the tree before Christmas finally arrives.

Spread the joy with stories, poems, songs and a beautiful craft to take home. Enjoy a morning of tinsel and reindeers, stars and glitter.

Not to be missed!

For children 4-9 years. Pre-schoolers please bring an adult.

Free. Bookings not required.

More Information.


Motueka Library: Christmas - Surprise Lucky Dip Reads
(Monday 4th-Saturday 23rd December 2017)

Gift yourself "time to read" this festive season with Motueka Library's Surprise Lucky Dip Read this Christmas.

We invite you to try a Surprise Lucky Dip Read this Christmas. Your chosen parcels will be library books wrapped in Christmas paper and are issued on your library card.

With the Christmas spirit and a sense of curiosity you might discover new authors and exciting tales for the holidays.

Simply return your surprise books to the library when you've finished reading them and be tempted to try more!

Free.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Christmas - Surprise Lucky Dip Reads is on these dates:

  • 4th December 2017
  • 5th December 2017
  • 6th December 2017
  • 7th December 2017
  • 8th December 2017
  • 9th December 2017
  • 10th December 2017
  • 11th December 2017
  • 12th December 2017
  • 13th December 2017
  • 14th December 2017
  • 15th December 2017
  • 16th December 2017
  • 17th December 2017
  • 18th December 2017
  • 19th December 2017
  • 20th December 2017
  • 21st December 2017
  • 22nd December 2017
  • 23rd December 2017


Salmonella Dub Sound System
(Saturday 23rd December 2017)

Salmonella Dub Soundsystem featuring a full 2hr dancefloor mash up of the Salmonella Dub catalogue with Andrew on the mix, The Sal Dub horn section live with percussion and the Mighty Asterix on the mic.

Plus guest Dj Dreadford and Lady J

Playhouse Cafe & Theatre Saturday 23rd of December 6pm-11.30pm

Lady J will be throwing down a dinner set of lounge and 80's from 6pm. Dreadford kicks off with some deep dub and reggae from 7.30pm and the Salmonella Dub Soundsystem will rock the dancefloor from 9pm.

Tickets from Eventbright the Playhouse and www.salmonelladub.com

NB: Tickets come with a very special xmas present to a very secret gig on Friday of Dec 22nd.

Full details will be announced on December 15th. Be prepared to come out for two nights or find a friend to give one ticket away to.

Kid Friendly

More Information.


Swamp Thing
(Saturday 23rd December 2017)

Michael Barker and Grant Haua are Swamp Thing, a Two Man Blues Roots Juggernaut from New Zealand

More Information.


Carols On The GreenEvent Name
(Sunday 24th December 2017)

Join the Candle Light Choir with new and traditional Carols with family, friends and visitors to The Bay. Enjoy interactive performances by prominent Golden Bay musicians and vocalists.

More Information.


Tom Cunliffe
(Sunday 24th December 2017)

Music for midnight drunks and the brokenhearted.

More Information.


Traditional European Christmas Lunch
(Monday 25th December 2017)

Playhouse Cafe's presents a Traditional European Christmas Lunch, brought to you by Manuela Fuhrimann from Switzerland

Why cook Christmas lunch when the Playhouse Cafe can provide all you need for a relaxing day in the sun for the whole family with a traditional European Christmas feast.

Buffet banquet for the whole family with all the trimmings. Smoked salmon, mussels, gourmet salads, Ham, Roast beef and much much much more.

This event sells out ahead of time last year and bookings are compulsory, so please give us a call on 035402985 to reserve your spot

More Information.


The Great Backyard Cricket Comp
(Tuesday 26th December 2017)

Boxing day is a great day for cricket, especially backyard cricket...get your team togther and particapate in the annual GREAT BACKYARD CRICKET COMP at the Playhouse Cafe on Dec 26th.

This event will take place from 1230, with teams of 5 facing off in the purpose built Backyard Cricket pitch in our kids area.

Round robin tournament and then knock out comp.

Lots of give-aways!

Teams of five, must register ahead of time at the Playhouse by calling 5402985 or email theplayhousenz@gmail.com

Rules:

5 overs per side, 10 in the finals.

one hand one bounce
over the fence on the full is out
bonus objects in play for extra points

and many other minor rules to be advised on the day.

This is a family friendly event so get the team together and register now! Limited spaces so dont miss out.

Call 5402985 for further details.

More Information.


The Worlds Best 80's Disco Party Eva!!
(Wednesday 27th December 2017)

Big Tobacco present: THE WORLD’s BEST 80’s DISCO PARTY EVA!!!

Doors open 6pm, Music from 7pm. FREE TO ALL!

Dinner available all night long!

Big Tobacco playing all the 80’s tracks you love on vinyl all night long!!!

Come dress up and celebrate the 80s goodness!!

And best of all its FREEEEE!!!1

More Information.


Motueka Lioness Club BOOK-A-RAMA
(Tuesday 26th-Friday 29th December 2017)

Motueka Lioness Club are having their annual Book-A-Rama book sale from 26th-29th December in the Huai Club Rooms, Motueka from 9am-4pm. This is behind Whitewells Menswear in the High Street and there is plenty of parking. There is a fantastic selection of books as well as toys, puzzles, cd’s etc

More Information.

Motueka Lioness Club BOOK-A-RAMA is on these dates:

  • 26th December 2017
  • 27th December 2017
  • 28th December 2017
  • 29th December 2017


Richmond Market Day
(Friday 29th December 2017)

Shopping, fun, and entertainment for all the family at the biggest market in the top of the south!

Join the Richmond businesses as they bring their special's out onto the street, and the many market stallholders from all around the country as they line Queen Street. Balloon twisting, face painting, bouncy castle, stiltwalkers, magicians and more to entertain.

More Information.


The Great 2017 Quiz Night
(Friday 29th December 2017)

The biggest Quiz night of the year!
Its a wrap up of all the years events with twists, turns and lots of cool prizes.

Teams between 2 and 8. FREE TO ENTER!

Come and have a great night at The Playhouse Cafe.

More Information.


70's Retro Disco New Years Eve Party!!!
(Sunday 31st December 2017)

70's Retro Disco New Years Eve Party!!!

$50 includes a 2 course buffet.
Dinner from 6pm onwards (come along anytime from then)
Light music from 7pm, Dancing from 8pm.

Join DJ Big Tobacco for a night of groovy disco, fun beats and all of your favs.

Dress up and have a BALL!!!

More Information.


Andrew White
(Sunday 31st December 2017)

Andrew White joins us for a gentle end to 2917. Compelling guitar and story telling, Andrew delivers an engaging performance.

More Information.


Cruise Control Band at The Mapua Sprig and Fern
(Sunday 31st December 2017)

See the New Year in 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.

More Information.


New Year's Eve Party with Newtown Rocksteady
(Sunday 31st December 2017)

Newtown Rocksteady is a dance band that simply makes you move. Cool covers, righteous melodies, and hot original songs, rocksteady is more than a band, its a moment in life.

More Information.


AutoMatic 80's NZ best 80 Band!
(Monday 1st January 2018)

AutoMatic 80s is New Zealand’s leading eighties touring show. Featuring the very best new romantic and new wave hits, AutoMatic 80s perform songs by The Pretenders, Simple Minds, The Police, Billy Idol, INXS, Roxette, David Bowie, Devo, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and many more. Their live, loud and pumping performances will transport you back to those heady, youthful times!

Hundreds of hours of pre-production and attention to detail create an authentic live eighties music experience that enthrals and delights audiences nationwide. It’s virtually impossible to keep yourself from hitting the dance floor and singing at the top of your lungs. Great quality sound, top musicianship, great songs, mesmerising lighting, high impact backdrops and an electric atmosphere makes the AutoMatic 80s a ‘must see’ show!

More Information.


Creating Change - New Years Retreat
(Friday 29th December 2017-Tuesday 2nd January 2018)

Welcome the New Year in an inspiring yoga environment to relax, reflect and reconnect with yourself and nature. Discover your innate resolutions inviting positive change and direction into your life.

Anahata Yoga Retreat provides a supportive yogic environment allowing you the opportunity for clarity, transformation and identifying with the deeper aspects of your personality. Set your New Year’s positive resolution into motion utilizing SWAN theory (exploring strengths, weaknesses, aims and needs) and use powerful yogic techniques such as sankalpa (intentions), Havan (ancient fire ceremony), yoga classes, meditation and deep relaxation practices to create practical change, affirmation and direction within your life.

Includes:
• Daily Hatha Yoga classes
• Sitting and walking meditations
• Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation meditation)
• Practical tools to help understand your mind & personality
• Planting seeds for positive transformation
• Kirtan (mantra & music)
• Time for reflection and reconnection
• Havan (fire ceremony) to connect with nature

For more details: http://anahata-retreat.org.nz/wiki/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=877

More Information.

Creating Change - New Years Retreat is on these dates:

  • 29th December 2017
  • 2nd January 2018


Oakley Grenell
(Tuesday 2nd January 2018)

Stripped back, slow burning Pacific soul with flourishes of hip hop

More Information.


Riwaka Market Day
(Tuesday 2nd January 2018)

This yearly fundraising event supporting the running of Motueka Pottery Workshop is held at the picturesque Riwaka Domain.

At this friendly market for locals and visitors alike, children love the clay activities and the pottery group's famous "lucky dip" where prizes are all handmade pottery items.

Choose from a delicious variety of food, coffee, and seasonal produce at this ideal picnic spot. A wonderful day out for all the family.

More Information.


Paul Ubana Jones and Darren Watson
(Tuesday 2nd-Wednesday 3rd January 2018)

The amazing Paul Ubana Jones and illustrious Darren Watson combine their powers to create an amazing show of blues, folk and soul.
Both these guys are masters of their craft so DO NOT MISS this event.

Born in London to a Yorkshire mother and a Nigerian father, Paul Ubana Jones was playing guitar by the age of 11. This was the beginning of a three-decade career that would see him crossing continents and recording eight albums.

Darren Watson is New Zealand's finest practitioner of the blues - a singer and guitarist who can give you goosebumps with the passion and intensity of his playing. He's also an original songwriter of rare skill and imagination.

Watson gained New Zealand-wide fame in the late 1980s as the front-man for Chicago Smoke Shop. The band made two albums and had bona-fide radio hits that made the mainstream record charts.

More Information.

Paul Ubana Jones and Darren Watson is on these dates:

  • 2nd January 2018
  • 3rd January 2018


Hobnail
(Thursday 4th January 2018)

Hobnail combine folk, celtic and country influences, add superb musicianship and songwriting and blend it all into a show that will take an audience on a dazzling ride.

More Information.


Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Tribute night
(Thursday 4th January 2018)

Join Steve Foster and friends as they celebrate the music of Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

This amazing night of songs from the best country artists in history!!!

More Information.


Summer Movies Al Fresco - The Court Jester
(Thursday 4th January 2018)

Join us in the airiest cinema in the region for one of the classics.

The Court Jester (1955) G 101 mins

Danny Kaye is Hubert Hawkins, posing as a court jester as part of a plan to restore the rightful king to the throne. Much laughter and singing ensues, with people falling in love, a little bit of magic and a wonderful cast including Basil Rathbone and Angela Lansbury.

An extended selection this year for your enjoyment, come to one or come to them all! Gather a group, a picnic, even a couch and join us from 7:30pm to play giant board games, enjoy the park and watch those glorious summer sunsets.

Wrap up warm, you could even preload your pyjamas and please pocket a torch to light your way home.

More Information.


Paul Madsen's Super Star Show
(Friday 5th-Saturday 6th January 2018)

$25pp, Dinner from 6pm, Show starts at 8pm,
Massive $35 2 course gourmet buffet.

The ever entertaining Paul Madsen plays all the favorites, BeeGees, Queens, The Eagles, and much much more.

Paul Madsen is the real deal, he travels to Las Vegas every year with his officially endorsed BeeGees show. This show sells out, so be in quick!!!

More Information.

Paul Madsen's Super Star Show is on these dates:

  • 5th January 2018
  • 6th January 2018


Skatepark Tour 2018 - Murchison
(Saturday 6th January 2018)

The Skatepark Tour returns to the region this summer, showcasing the best talent on skateboards, bmx bikes and scooters.

Skate, BMX and scooter competitions are split into junior (5-11 yrs), senior (12-17 yrs) and open (18+ yrs) categories.

The tour’s championship leaderboard has riders across all ages and disciplines competing for competition points from placing at each heat.

Accompanying the smoking hot thrills and spills of the park will be bass pumping, toe tapping tunes from the regions finest youth DJ's.

The Skatepark Tour is a free community event with entries taken on the day.

Helmets are compulsory for all competitors entering the competition.

The tour is also visiting Takaka, Mapua, Tapawera, Motueka, Brightwater, Richmond and Nelson.

More Information.


Tunes of I
(Saturday 6th January 2018)

Music isn't a product for Tunes of I, it's an experience; let them take you on a musical journey through a varied set performing their special blend of dub, roots, soul and psychedelic flavours, and watch as they unexpectedly swell into a single, resonating entity where all seven members blend into one collective presence.

More Information.


Jan Preston Boogie Woogie Piano
(Sunday 7th January 2018)

TWO SHOWS 3pm and 8pm

Known as Australia’s Queen of Boogie Piano, Jan Preston has a reputation as an astonishing piano player with a rich resonant voice who is a magnetic live performer.

Jan captivates, moves and uplifts audiences around the world with her original songs, compositions and her mastery of boogie woogie.

ABC Music’s Winner of 5 Music Awards for her CDs and soundtracks, she plays festivals and concerts throughout Australia, NZ and Europe, tours her own shows (Productions), writes music for film and TV, and composes and performs for Silent Movies.

After studying classical piano, then working in theatre and rock bands in her native NZ, Jan had a No. 1 Hit with her band Coup D’Etat, and soon after moved to Sydney where she is still resident.

Her original piano composition was used as the Theme to ABC’s “Australian Story” for 6 years, and she has appeared on ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks.
She is currently touring (Live Shows) and writing music and songs for her next CD release.

More Information.


Skatepark Tour 2018 - Mapua
(Sunday 7th January 2018)

The Skatepark Tour returns to the region this summer, showcasing the best talent on skateboards, bmx bikes and scooters.

Skate, BMX and scooter competitions are split into junior (5-11 yrs), senior (12-17 yrs) and open (18+ yrs) categories.

The tour’s championship leaderboard has riders across all ages and disciplines competing for competition points from placing at each heat.

Accompanying the smoking hot thrills and spills of the park will be bass pumping, toe tapping tunes from the regions finest youth DJ's.

The Skatepark Tour is a free community event with entries taken on the day.

Helmets are compulsory for all competitors entering the competition.

The tour is also visiting Takaka, Tapawera, Motueka, Murchison, Brightwater, Richmond and Nelson.

More Information.


Summer Movies Al Fresco - Bride of Frankenstein
(Sunday 7th January 2018)

Join us in the airiest cinema in the region for one of the classics.

Bride of Frankenstein (1935) PG 75 mins

Directed by James Whale and inspired by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's novel, this sequel to the 1931 Frankenstein tells the second part of the story, where scientists Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) and Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger) attempt to build The Monster (Boris Karloff) a mate.

An extended selection this year for your enjoyment, come to one or come to them all! Gather a group, a picnic, even a couch and join us from 7:30pm to play giant board games, enjoy the park and watch those glorious summer sunsets.

Wrap up warm, you could even preload your pyjamas and please pocket a torch to light your way home.

More Information.


Knights of the Dub Table
(Monday 8th January 2018)

Knights of the Dub Table combine elements of reggae, drum‘n’bass, hip-hop and rock into their own fusion of dub flavoured music with powerful high-energy performances that leave the crowds wanting more.

More Information.


Bad Company Foreinger Super Group ROCK STEADY!
(Tuesday 9th January 2018)

Topline Entertainment are proud to present for the first time in New Zealand "Rock Steady" featuring members from the multi platinum selling bands Bad Company and Foreigner in an all Star Classic Rock Super Group summer tour of New Zealand January 2018, playing all the hits from Bad Company, Free, and Foreigner.

More Information.


Summer Movies Al Fresco - The Court Jester
(Tuesday 9th January 2018)

Join us in the airiest cinema in the region for one of the classics.

The Court Jester (1955) G 101 mins

Danny Kaye is Hubert Hawkins, posing as a court jester as part of a plan to restore the rightful king to the throne. Much laughter and singing ensues, with people falling in love, a little bit of magic and a wonderful cast including Basil Rathbone and Angela Lansbury.

An extended selection this year for your enjoyment, come to one or come to them all! Gather a group, a picnic, even a couch and join us from 7:30pm to play giant board games, enjoy the park and watch those glorious summer sunsets.

Wrap up warm, you could even preload your pyjamas and please pocket a torch to light your way home.

More Information.


Skatepark Tour 2018 - Tapawera
(Wednesday 10th January 2018)

The Skatepark Tour returns to the region this summer, showcasing the best talent on skateboards, bmx bikes and scooters.

Skate, BMX and scooter competitions are split into junior (5-11 yrs), senior (12-17 yrs) and open (18+ yrs) categories.

The tour’s championship leaderboard has riders across all ages and disciplines competing for competition points from placing at each heat.

Accompanying the smoking hot thrills and spills of the park will be bass pumping, toe tapping tunes from the regions finest youth DJ's.

The Skatepark Tour is a free community event with entries taken on the day.

Helmets are compulsory for all competitors entering the competition.

The tour is also visiting Takaka, Mapua, Motueka, Murchison, Brightwater, Richmond and Nelson.

More Information.


Summer Movies Al Fresco - Bride of Frankenstein
(Wednesday 10th January 2018)

Join us in the airiest cinema in the region for one of the classics.

Bride of Frankenstein (1935) PG 75 mins

Directed by James Whale and inspired by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's novel, this sequel to the 1931 Frankenstein tells the second part of the story, where scientists Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) and Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger) attempt to build The Monster (Boris Karloff) a mate.

An extended selection this year for your enjoyment, come to one or come to them all! Gather a group, a picnic, even a couch and join us from 7:30pm to play giant board games, enjoy the park and watch those glorious summer sunsets.

Wrap up warm, you could even preload your pyjamas and please pocket a torch to light your way home.

More Information.


Takaka Library: Jandals Makerspace
(Wednesday 10th January 2018)

Do you like being creative? Make your very own unique flip flops using recycled material, ribbons and paint.

If you love shoes and tinkering, this event is for you.

Bring a friend!

For children 7-12 years old.

Free. Bookings not required.

More Information.


Terror of the Deep
(Wednesday 10th January 2018)

"...bright, lush,upbeat but a bit melancholy NZ guitar pop...done in classic NZ fashion but not trying to make good on any past scene glory" - Night People

More Information.


Obstacle Course Tahunanui Beach
(Thursday 11th January 2018)

Head down for a challenging morning of Obstacles. Zig Zag your way through challenges, jump hurdles and have loads of fun with the family in the fresh air at the beach.

More Information.


Gary McCormick and Tim Shadbolt LIVE at the Playhouse
(Thursday 11th-Friday 12th January 2018)

They are polictians, Surfers, concrete layers, radio show host, mayors and most of comedians.

Come and laugh your pants off with two of the funniest men in NZ in one of the best venues around.

Dinner will be served at 6 with show from 8pm.

This how WILL SELLOUT so book early and we do give priority seating to diners so please give us a ring and we can reserve you a spot.

More Information.

Gary McCormick and Tim Shadbolt LIVE at the Playhouse is on these dates:

  • 11th January 2018
  • 12th January 2018


Takaka Library: Outdoor Summer Fun
(Friday 12th January 2018)

Come and play with Giant Games . Let's transform the library courtyard into a massive playground. All welcome!

Play, wrestle and jump to your heart's content. Outdoor summer fun for the whole family.

If it's wet, we'll still play some of the games inside the library.

Free. Bookings not required.

More Information.


Skatepark Tour 2018 - Motueka
(Saturday 13th January 2018)

The Skatepark Tour returns to the region this summer, showcasing the best talent on skateboards, bmx bikes and scooters.

Skate, BMX and scooter competitions are split into junior (5-11 yrs), senior (12-17 yrs) and open (18+ yrs) categories.

The tour’s championship leaderboard has riders across all ages and disciplines competing for competition points from placing at each heat.

Accompanying the smoking hot thrills and spills of the park will be bass pumping, toe tapping tunes from the regions finest youth DJ's.

The Skatepark Tour is a free community event with entries taken on the day.

Helmets are compulsory for all competitors entering the competition.

The tour is also visiting Takaka, Mapua, Tapawera, Murchison, Brightwater, Richmond and Nelson.

More Information.


Golden Bass Music Festival
(Friday 12th-Sunday 14th January 2018)

Enjoy a weekend camping in an idyllic, new location nestled between the bush clad hills of the Kahurangi National Park, yet only 15 mins drive to Takaka. Shady forest glade camping areas beside the beautiful Waingaro River open up to a large, lush, grassy field, secluded terraces and even a classic Kiwi bush hut beside an emerald green swimming hole.... the "Hidden Waters".
Golden Bass brings you two cranking zones with Producers, DJs and Live Bands. Expect to hear a broad spectrum of musical styles - Dub, Reggae, Roots, Hip Hop, Glitch, Dub Step, DnB, Liquid, Mid Tempo, house, Deep House, Soul, Funk, Psychedelic Rock, Techno, Prog, Psy Trance and more.

More Information.

Golden Bass Music Festival is on these dates:

  • 12th January 2018
  • 13th January 2018
  • 14th January 2018


Hatha Yoga Immersion Retreat
(Monday 8th-Sunday 14th January 2018)

The word Hatha comes from the Sanskrit “ha” (sun) and “tha” (moon). The basic principle being to unite the opposite forces - the positive and the negative, the sun and the moon - in order to promote balance in the body & mind.

During this retreat we will explore the modern approach to Hatha Yoga while also being exposed to the historical elements of Hatha Yoga through the theory and guided practice of cleansing techniques (Shatkarmas). These practices restore your physical system and lighten the body &mind, leaving you feeling revitalized with a set of practices to take away and integrate into your daily life.

Beginners to yoga will get an introduction to yoga postures, breathing practices and relaxation techniques, while the more experienced will be guided in how to deepen their practice. All participants get to experience the wider range of yogic tools available to support you moving forward in your life.

The retreat programme Includes:

• 2 Hatha yoga classes per day
• Cleansing practices
• Group discussions
• Guided meditations
• Daily Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
• Karma Yoga (action with meditative awareness)
• Fire Ceremony (Havan) & Chanting (healing sound vibration)

More Information.

Hatha Yoga Immersion Retreat is on these dates:

  • 8th January 2018
  • 9th January 2018
  • 10th January 2018
  • 11th January 2018
  • 12th January 2018
  • 13th January 2018
  • 14th January 2018