Events in the Tasman/Nelson Region
This page contains a list of upcoming events in the Tasman/ Nelson region.
These events have been organised or supported by Tasman District Council:
- Library Events
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- Mapua Ferry & Cycle Commute
Friday 28 February to Friday 11 April
- Tasman Visual Arts Summer Exhibition
Saturday 1 March to Sunday 9 March
- Mahana School Twilight Food & Music Fiesta
Saturday 8 March
- Motueka Dog's Breakfast
Saturday 8 March
- Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon and 10k
Saturday 15 March
- Sprig & Fern Summer Fare
Friday 21 March
To add an event, use the regional events website www.itson.co.nz. All events listed in the Tasman District on ItsOn will appear on this page.
(Sunday 9th March 2014)
Yes, Muddy Buddy is on this year!!!
KEEP MARCH 9th FREE!
STARTING THIS WEEK...
GRADES AND CATEGORIES
(Laps are about 2 km and take 10-15 mins give or take...for a bit of laughing and slipping around!)
Muddy Funny (1 lap)
Mudiators (2 laps)
Competitive Primary Girls / Boys
Mud Addicts (3 laps)
Competitive Secondary School Girls / Boys
Cost if enter online: $10 per person / $30 per family of 4
Cost if enter on the day: $15 per person / $40 per family of 4. (Entry includes a free Downloadable Muddy Team Photo)
All to Check In on the day between 9.30 - 10.30 am. Race Starts at 11.00 am.
Fantastic Spot Prizes!!!
ENTERTAINMENT FOR PRESCHOOLERS! Bouncy Castle
Flossie The Balloon Lady
Great Coffee & Food Available
Washdown and Changing Areas Provided
Music on the Lawn with Graham Wardrop
(Sunday 9th March 2014)
Free music to enjoy. Platters available. Wine, beer & soft drinks available (no BYO please) Picnics very welcome
Musical Soiree at The Playhouse
(Sunday 9th March 2014)
Sunday 9th March: Musical Soiree, Free, Share an evening of music from different genres, with local musicians and singers, just like the Sunday evening gatherings in Victorian times. Doors Open 5pm. Music from 6pm then supper in the gardens with more music from 8 to 9
Please arrive in time to order and pay for your choices before the music starts.
Gold coin entry going to Nelson Ark!
(Wednesday 5th–Sunday 9th March 2014)
Periods of silence bring us space and a quality of distance and objectivity in our interactions. We start to break free from our unconscious roles and entrenched patterns and become more creative in our actions and behaviour. Silence gives us clarity, perspective, choice and calmness. In this four-day retreat, experience periods of silence for yourself. Learn how to quieten the mind and access stillness - becoming more in-tune and connected.
Includes a combination of theory and practices to:
• Learn the practice of inner silence, an ancient meditation technique
• Observe the mind & clear the subconscious of unnecessary clutter
• Bring awareness into your inner environment & transform the whole body
• Karma Yoga - action with meditative awareness
• Daily mindfulness meditation sessions
• Practical, accessible techniques for deep relaxation of body and mind
Experience yogic lifestyle through active immersion into the daily life of Anahata. Receive support and a daily focus in guided intimate group sessions. Enjoy regular yoga and meditation classes as well as ancient ceremonies and a mountain top view that will imprint your heart for lifetimes.
Every Body and Mind is Welcome!
(Saturday 8th–Sunday 9th March 2014)
The Sunflower Festival at Eyebright will be wonderful.
Eyebright is Nelson's famous Christmas Store, home also of Eyebright Sunflowers.
Wander through the plantation. Enjoy great food, the garden, cart rides for the kids, vintage farm machinery, babies at the Guinea Pig Village, art from the Tasman Visual Arts Group and a sunflower art competition that you can enter.
Entry to the festival is Free.
Entries in the Sunflower art competition will be on display in the Eyebright shop. You will be able vote for your favourites. The prize giving will be at 2pm on Sunday.
For more information visit www.eyebright.co.nz or phone 03 544 4977
TASMAN VISUAL ARTS SUMMER EXHIBITION
(Saturday 1st–Sunday 9th March 2014)
A wonderful Exhibition of visual artwork by local artists and members of the Tasman Visual Arts Group. Mixed media, oils, pastels, watercolours etc will be on display and available for sale. Come and enjoy the talents of our own local artists, and take home an artwork momento from beautiful Nelson. Take part in the "People's Choice Vote" for your favourite work, and observe some creative "Artists at Work".
We thank Peter Owen from Eyebright for making available to us his studio for our Exhibition.
Make it a day out, visit Eyebright and enjoy their extensive range of diverse products, relax over good coffee, and savor the range of artwork at our Visual Arts Summer Exhibition.
Gold coin donation would be appreciated.
Workshop on Self Publishing
(Sunday 9th March 2014)
ADVICE ON SELF PUBLISHING - BUILDING AN AUTHOR PLATFORM
Wendy Scott, prolific author of adult fantasy and romance and children's fiction, will share her experiences of self publishing, in particular how to promote and market self published books. This can be done from anywhere - Wendy herself lives in Hokitika. See her website www.wendyjscott.com for inspiration.
St Patricks Day-Dinner & Dance Celebrations
(Friday 14th March 2014)
Dinner, Dance (Featuring the 'Flying Feet Band' playing) and One Free Drink on arrival included in your ticket price. Bar will be available to purchase additional drinks.
All money raised will go to St Paul's School to build a Multifunctional Space
Awesome night for all to come along to. Buy your tickets for a group, big or small.
Tickets available in Richmond from Office Products Depot, Queen Street Pharmacy and St Paul's School Office.
Get you tickets now. Limited Door Sales
Big Uke Night Out
(Saturday 15th March 2014)
Saturday 15th March: Big Uke Night Out, $5, The Ukelectics, Ukholics and friends hit The Playhouse Cafe. Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm.
Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon & 10km 2014
(Saturday 15th March 2014)
Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon: Starting on the renowned Kaiteriteri beachfront follow the undulating and picturesque coastline before climbing the Sandy Bay Hill. Following the steady descent to Sandy Bay there's more undulating coastline as you make your way back to finish on the golden sands of Kaiteriteri.
You will follow Kaiteriteri Rd through to Riwaka turnoff. Continue straight (towards Takaka) and turn right onto Sandy Bay/Marahau Rd (the start of the infamous hill!) and then a 'dogleg' towards Marahau after which it's a left turn toward Kaiteriteri, around the bays to finish at the beach.
Kaiteriteri Gold 10km: The 10km is an out and back course from Kaiteriteri Beach towards Marahau and return.
(Tuesday 4th February–Sunday 16th March 2014)
By popular demand, the ‘Trees’ Exhibition has been extended from its earlier closing date of 4th Feb now until 16th March. It showcases the work of fifty Golden Bay and national well known and established artists, many with international reputations. The response to the theme is both literal and symbolic with traditional and contemporary examples of fine art and fine craft rendered in a variety of media – drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures in bronze, marble, metals and wood, glass, textile art, ceramics, copper, object art, jewellery, furniture, textile art, books, and poetry.
Fairholme is a historic building that emerged from the timber milling industry of colonial times. Built in the early 1870’s of native woods and surrounded by heritage trees, it is a testament to the regions history and fitting for a show themed ‘Trees’. The artworks are hosted within the gallery rooms as well as in the garden.
Paul Madsen Presents "Beegees Tribute Show'
(Sunday 16th March 2014)
Snack Menu and Full Selection of wine and beverages available at the bar. Please bring chair/blanket to sit on.
If wet will be held in our Applebys Function Room.
Check out the you tube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC0ruJ2h10w
Madsen Brothers Bee Gees Tribute Show – M Resort, Las Vegas
24 August 2013
It was the fulfilment of a long held dream for local musician brothers, Paul and Peter Madsen when they performed their Madsen Brothers Bee Gees Tribute Show at the M Resort – Las Vegas on 24th August. really went off with great success.
Featuring Paul and Peter with Paul Jefferies on keyboards and a group of Las Vegas session musicians, the show went off with a bang and was tremendously well received.
The professionally produced show featured full state of the art sound and lighting equipment with a large mirrored disco ball brought in for the event.
Originally expected to be a sell out at 1500 seats it became a sell out show of 2100 seats without a spare seat in the auditorium.
Prana - The Path to Healing
(Awaken, Expand & Heal)
(Wednesday 12th–Sunday 16th March 2014)
An introduction to an advanced healing science
Blocks in the flow of energy (prana) in the body can lead to illness and mental and physical imbalances. In this four-day retreat discover a rarely taught technique to help you develop subtle awareness of this constant flow of energy. By awakening the perception of this energy, we can learn to control and redirect it for total health and wellbeing.
This retreat includes:
* Practical techniques for awakening the energetic fields
* Guided meditations to heighten your perception of prana within the body
* Satyananda Yoga Nidra™ (deep relaxation meditation)
* Asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing) classes focused on the energy body
* Yogic practices of kirtan (singing mantra to music) and havan (ancient fire ceremony)
* Informative talks on the different energy systems in the body
Come and energize the body and enlighten the mind!
Swami Karma Karuna is a founding member and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat, New Zealand, and a dedicated, intuitive yoga teacher with years of experience working with a wide range of people.
Private sessions available by appointment.
Waimea 5K Series
(Wednesday 4th December 2013–Wednesday 19th March 2014)
5K running & walking races on every Wednesday from November to March - save for 25 December 2013 & 01 January 2014. All Welcome
Summer Movie Series at The Playhouse
(Thursday 16th January–Thursday 20th March 2014)
Free Movies at The Playhouse Cafe
These are family friendly and free to all...
Big screen great sound system with some hand picked classic films from film buff and owner of the cafe Nic Roland.
Thurs 16th Jan: The 39 Steps.
One of Hitchcock’s best-loved movies. As many of his films, it’s about a man who is falsely accused of murder. He gets caught in a deadly spy game trying to clear himself. It features Robert Donat as a suave hero, and Madeleine Carroll as the woman who inadvertently ens up helping him. This is one of Hitchcock’s absolutely best movies.
Thurs 20th Feb: The Stranger
An almost forgotten Orson Wells classic, featuring the director himself as an escaped Nazi war criminal and Edward G. Robinson as the detective who is hunting him. It develops into a very suspenseful cat-and-mouse game in a small town somewhere in America. This is a great noir film.
Thurs 20th March: The Wizard of OZ
Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.
Sprig & Fern Summer Fare
(Friday 21st March 2014)
Sundial Square comes alive with great entertainment and stalls showcasing local food, wine and beer.
Come on down to enjoy a relaxing evening with your friends.
Richmond Library: Introduction to Family History Course
(Saturday 15th–Saturday 22nd March 2014)
Are you just starting out on your journey of family history discovery?
This two-session course for beginners will show you where to start, what resources are available, how to store your family history and much more.
Spaces are limited. Booking is essential.
Phone 543 8500 to book your place.
Seaweek Snorkel Day - Tonga Island Marine Reserve
(Sunday 23rd March 2014)
Ever wanted to explore a marine reserve? Join a guided snorkel tour in Tonga Island Marine Reserve on Sunday 23 March.
The boat leaves Kaiteriteri at 8am, returning by 3pm. $20 per person, limited numbers. BYO lunch. Snorkelling instruction will be provided by Nelson Underwater Club and DOC staff. Bring your own gear if you have it, or a gold coin donation to have all equipment provided (wetsuits, mask, snorkel and fins).
Participants must be 7 years and over; under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult (the accompanying adult does not have to snorkel).
This amazing opportunity to view our local marine life up close is brought to you by Nelson Environment Centre, Experiencing Marine Reserves, Department of Conservation and Nelson Underwater Club.
Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle has generously provided discount boat transport - book by emailing email@example.com Bookings close Wednesday 19 March. Event is dependent on weather and sea conditions - no postponement day.
Further information available from Experiencing Marine Reserves Coordinator, Megan Wilson, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer JAM/OPEN MIC night
(Thursday 9th January–Thursday 27th March 2014)
Come and strut your stuff on the Playhouse stage...
In house Pa system, single artist on a gat or bring the band from a jam.
4th Thursday of Jan, Feb and March. Plus January 9th.
23rd Jan, 27th Feb, 27th March
Free drinks if you are awesome...
Come and meet other musos and have a Summer JAM!
The Big Bike Grand Quiz NIght
(Friday 28th March 2014)
Friday 28th March: The Grand Big Bike Quiz, $40 per team of 8, Dinner from 530pm, Quiz from 730pm. Proceeds go to the Mapua District Business Association's one kilometre of the Great Taste Trail. 40 questions, 8 categories, diners get best seats. Chances to buy bonus questions and joker rounds. Register now as this will sellout.
MEDANZ presents Belly Dance Hafla Party
(Saturday 29th March 2014)
MEDANZ (Middle Eastern Dance Association of New Zealand) presents a Saturday night Hafla dance party featuring performances by Tais from Auckland and belly dance workshop attendees.
(Saturday 29th March 2014)
An eclectic mix of Blues, Psychedelic Art Rock and original material.
UBANA MEETS DYLAN
(Saturday 29th March 2014)
The legendary Paul Ubana Jones playing his very favourite Bob Dylan tracks.
Sit back and enjoy your favorite tunes of the great master played by another great master
This is Paul's only Nelson show with this material, so place your booking asap at the Playhouse Cafe on 5402985. The best seats go to diners so come along and enjoy the entire experience that is The Playhouse Cafe.
Show from 8pm, Dinner from 6pm.
Born in London to a Yorkshire mother and a Nigerian father, Paul Ubana Jones was playing guitar by the age of 11, beginning a three decade career that would see him crossing continents and recording seven albums of mostly original songs.
After graduating from a London music college, where he studied guitar and cello, Paul began to forge the solo acoustic style that he has stuck to and developed over the years. In the late seventies, Paul based himself in Provence, Southern France, and toured all over Europe and North Africa, as well as venturing extensively into Canada and the US.
Concert performances include opening for the likes of Bob Dylan, Patti Smith and touring with: Taj Mahal, Keb Mo’, Tuck and Patti, Crowded House and Norah Jones.
BLAST'S FAMILY DAY OUT
(Saturday 29th–Sunday 30th March 2014)
BLAST'S FAMILY DAY OUT
EPIC day filled with fun for everyone!!!
20+ Bouncy Castles
Mini hot rod jeeps
Mini Ferris wheel
Water area for those that want to get wet
Live kids entertainment
Mad Beats with dance crews
And More to be announced.
Great variety of food, drink and Ice cream stalls for all to enjoy. Find us on facebook to keep up to date Blast entertainment hire ltd.
Children's Day Family Fun event
(Sunday 30th March 2014)
This is a no cost family fun event for children of all ages to celebrate Children's Day.
The event is based around the Parklands School pool, with games and competitions taking place on the surrounding field.
There will be three puppet shows, a sausage sizzle and a range of games using the Sport Tasman activity trailer and local sports groups leading competitive games.
Look out for signage on High Street next to Whitwells. Entrance to the event is from High Street or Talbot Street (off Pah Street)
Please note the event will be cancelled if it is a wet day.
Mapua Mini Belly Dance Festival with Tais
(Friday 28th–Sunday 30th March 2014)
MEDANZ ( Middle Eastern Dance Association of New Zaeland) presents a Mini Belly Dance Festival at Mapua with dance instructor Tais from Auckland. Weekend includes a meet n greet, dance workshops, Q & A with MEDANZ committee and Sat night hafla dance party featuring performance by Tais and workshop attendees.
Walk for Water
(Sunday 30th March 2014)
Walk for Water is a fun event for the whole family. A 15km flat walk, run or bike from the Richmond ASB Aquatic Centre to Rabbit Island. Entry by any donation or grab a sponsor form.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Water for Prosperity is a Nelson based charity that enables communities to source their own clean water.
Age to Be Positive Aging Expo
(Thursday 3rd April 2014)
The Age to Be Positive Aging Expo promises to have something for everyone again in 2014!
Along with 60+ stallholders there will be seminars, demonstrations and a chance to have a go at a range of activities, games as well as getting quick health checks.
This is the sixth Age to Be and with in excess of 2000 people attending last year’s event it is proving to be a popular opportunity to get information to ensure we all make the most of our senior years.
Demonstrations include Men’s Shed giving wood turning, wood carving and DiY demonstrations, you can have a go at Tai Chi or get on a bike and have a ride on the Great Taste Trail.
Some further highlights will be “how to make gardening easier” sessions - bring your gardening questions.
Age Concern Nelson are coordinating two seminars titled "Life in 3-D" and offering free Car-Fits to check on how well they personally ‘fit’ their vehicle.
If your group would like to have a stall contact Mike Tasman-Jones ….. to get a registration form.
The Age to Be Positive Aging Expo is led by the Tasman District Council with support from the Positive Aging Forum, Age Concern, Ministry of Social Development and Nelson City Council.
High Tea at TopHouse
(Sunday 1st December 2013–Sunday 6th April 2014)
This is your opportunity to relax in a charming 19th Century Historical Guesthouse whilst enjoying 'High Tea' ( Savoury and sweet pastries and cakes, a selection of fine tea or coffee served on chinaware along with a glass of bubbly).Please see our website for a full description of the menu.
Ladies and Gentlemen.....dust off those 'TopHats" and compete for the most eloquent TopHouse Hat prize.
TopHouse has been under new management since October 2012. We are now ready to serve you in a style and manner 'fit for a queen' so get your friends and family together for a stylish afternoon at TopHouse Historic Guesthouse.
Please reserve your High Tea in advance to avoid disappointment. A great way to celebrate a birthday or special occasion so get your friends and family together for a great day in the Nelson Lakes National Park. We can assist with transportation or organising your special day out.
Mapua Ferry and Cycle Commute - what a way to get to work!
(Friday 28th February–Friday 11th April 2014)
Operates every Friday. $45 return for the 6 Friday trips. Catch the ferry, cycle on tranquil paths through forest and past deserted beaches. No traffic! Supported by TDC, Bicycle Nelson Bays, Mapua Ferry and Corru Gate Accommodation, this is a social, safe and healthy way to commute by bike on the Great Taste Trail to Richmond or Nelson once a week until Easter.
The ferry leaves Mapua at 7.00am and returns at 5.10pm. Buy your ticket from Andy at the Mapua Ferry. Please let Roger know - contact him by email or 5402793 or 021 1671 246.
Richmond Library: Tiny Tots
(Tuesday 11th February–Tuesday 15th April 2014)
Tiny Tots is a hands on session for the under-twos. Using songs, stories, rhymes and movement, children are introduced to the wonderful world or words, books and reading.
During term times only.
Motueka Library: Babbling Books Book Group
(Thursday 13th February–Thursday 6th November 2014)
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.
Babbling Books' first meeting of the year is Thursday 13 February.
From March on, the group meets on the first Thursday of every month.
Takaka Library: Cryptic Turkeys Book Club
(Friday 28th February–Friday 21st November 2014)
If you're into books and reading, living in Takaka and you're aged 9-12, this book club is for you.
Cryptic Turkeys Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at Takaka Library.
Except for the first meeting of the year which is on 28 February.
Check in and hear what others have been reading and get a look at some of the latest new books.
Takaka Library: Silverfish Book Group
(Tuesday 25th February–Tuesday 25th November 2014)
Takaka Library's Silverfish is a book group for all people and all tastes.
We choose a theme, a genre or an author for the month. Or we swap favourite reads. The possibilities are endless.
You can be sure of lively discussion, interesting disagreements and lots of laughs.
You don't have to attend regularly. And if you just want to come along have a coffee and listen, that's fine.
Takaka Library: Saturday Storytime
(Saturday 1st March–Saturday 6th December 2014)
Head into Takaka Library on the first Saturday of the month and be entertained and enthralled by some great storytellers.
For 3-8 year olds and the young at heart.
Takaka Library's storytime runs during school term times only.
Richmond Library: Tasman Talks Titles
(Wednesday 19th February–Wednesday 17th December 2014)
Do you enjoy reading and talking about books?
Richmond Library's book group, Tasman Talks Titles, meets on the third Wednesday of the month.
You don't have to attend regularly and you're welcome to come and listen even if you don't have a book you want to talk about.
So if meeting and talking with other readers sounds like you, come along to our next meeting for a cuppa and a chat.
Takaka Village Market
(Saturday 1st June 2013–Monday 26th January 2015)
A lively Saturday market on the Library Car Park in Takaka, Golden Bay. Come and get your veggies, treats, food, clothes, second hand treasures, seedlings, plants and local art and crafts from the many artists residing in the Bay. Get a coffee and listen to the performing musicians on the market. We will have live music every week.
For information or to book a stall call Peter or Elvira on 03 525 8485 or 0272380009