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.

World Fish Migration Day 21 May

Join us at the former dam site on Reservoir Creek for a bit of fun and to o-fish-ally open this year's event to the world. Which fish migrate? What do our native fish look like? What is this interesting piece of engineering? How does it work? What happened to the dam? Why do fish need help with migration? All these questions will be answered. Games, displays and food available.

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Event Listings 


All about Apples
(Monday 7th December 2015–Thursday 30th June 2016)

IT'S ALL ABOUT APPLES at the Motueka District Museum this summer.
Beginning December, the museum has a major exhibition covering the history, transportation, types and economic benefits to the district of APPLES. Before this exhibition closes in June, there will be activities for children and adults (practice your apple peeling skills
now!) Watch out for specific events in local advertising.

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Richmond Library: Tasman Talks Titles Book Group
(Wednesday 16th December 2015–Wednesday 21st December 2016)

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.

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Motueka Library: Babbling Books
(Thursday 4th February–Thursday 3rd November 2016)

Join Babbling Books book group at Motueka Library to talk about a book you have recently enjoyed and to hear some great recommendations.

Babbling Books meets on the first Thursday of every month at 1pm.

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Motueka Library: Babytime
(Friday 5th February–Friday 16th December 2016)

Babytime 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.

Babytime 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!

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Richmond Library: Tiny Tots
(Tuesday 9th February–Tuesday 13th December 2016)

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.

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Takaka Library: Tiny Tots
(Tuesday 9th February–Tuesday 20th December 2016)

A fun hands-on session for the under-twos.

Songs, movement, rhymes and stories for early learning.

Every Tuesday during term time.

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Richmond Library: Mystery Ink
(Thursday 18th February–Thursday 8th December 2016)

Mystery Ink is Richmond Library’s group for teens.

Catch up to talk books and movies and get the first pick of the newest titles. Snack and fun diversions included.

All welcome, ages 12-18.

Venue: Constance Barnicoat room, Richmond Library

A great opportunity to meet new people and have a bit of fun.

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Takaka Library: Silverfish Book Group
(Tuesday 23rd February–Tuesday 27th December 2016)

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.

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

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Richmond Library: Alzheimers and Dementia Information Sessions
(Wednesday 24th February–Wednesday 28th December 2016)

Do you have questions about Alzheimers and dementia? Not sure where to go to get answers?

Alzheimers Nelson staff will be in the library on the fourth Wednesday of the month to help you find the information you need.

These are informal drop-in sessions. No booking required.

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Takaka Library: German Language Nest
(Monday 29th February–Monday 28th November 2016)

If you’re wanting to keep German alive in your family, cosy up with your kids at Takaka Library’s new German Language Nest.

Sessions are facilitated by our German-speaking Children’s Librarian, Doris Symmons. The Nest aims to foster the spoken German language for children, by sharing stories, songs, rhymes, craft and everyday speech.

Meeting on the last Monday of every month (except during school holidays), sessions will alternate between the library and an outside venue elsewhere in the community.

Phone Doris, 03 525 0059 for more details on date and venue.

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Takaka Library: Cryptic Turkeys Book Club
(Friday 11th March–Friday 16th December 2016)

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 11 March.

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

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Takaka Library: Artist of the Month - Geoffrey Heath
(Wednesday 6th April–Tuesday 31st May 2016)

Visit Takaka Library to view art works by local artist Geoffrey Heath.

The Pohara Garden Series is a collection of vibrant, colourful interpretations of some lovely gardens close to Geoff's doorstep.

Some are in bright acrylics, and others are pen and wash in subtler tones.

For more information about Geoff, and to view his gorgeous art works, visit Takaka Library during normal library hours.

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Richmond Library: Job Finders Club
(Wednesday 13th April–Wednesday 21st December 2016)

Are you between jobs? Would coaching, computer skills or interview tips help? Drop-in between 11am-12pm to find out how we might help you.

The first two - three of months of Job Finders Club, our drop-in sessions will focus on finding out what our job seekers need and how we can help.

We’ll use this information to develop an ongoing programme of training and support. Individual coaching and advice will also be available at the weekly sessions.

Come along to Richmond Library to find out how we can help you find the job you're looking for!

Free.

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Sport Tasman Give it a Go
(Wednesday 27th April–Wednesday 15th June 2016)

Sport Tasman's Give it a Go programme is suitable for those wanting to try something new, or wanting to get more active but aren't sure what to try.

Aimed at the over 40's, 60's, 80's and beyond. This programme really is for everyone. We provide a non judgemental social environment along with access to expertise. Every Wednesday we have something new. Cost ranges from $2-$5 per person which is collected an given to the provider for specialist instruction.

27 April 10am Golf Croquet
4 May 10am Pickleball
11 May 10am Indoor Bowls
18 May 11am Minigolf
25 May 10am Table Tennis
1 June 10am Social Walk
8 June 10am Darts
15 June 10am Badminton

Contact Wendy Bettjeman at Sport Tasman to register your interest. Phone 546 3309 or email wendy.bet@sporttasman.org.nz.

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Motueka Library: Free Computer Classes
(Tuesday 3rd May–Tuesday 5th July 2016)

Trying to get connected and unravel those mysteries on your computer?

Need help finding jobs online and writing a CV?

Is Google a mystery to you? We can help you with our Google and the internet course.

Learn how to send an email, connect on Facebook or sell items on TradeMe.

Master transferring digital photos from your camera to a computer and find out about informative library databases online.

Now is the perfect time to build your confidence.

Be in quick to register for a free computer course at Motueka Library.

Check out our website's Featured Events page for course dates and details.

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Yoga, Sound and the Charkras
(Monday 23rd May–Wednesday 29th June 2016)

This retreat offers you the perfect opportunity to experience practices that direct the emotions, harmonize the body and balance the mind. With a focus on incorporating sound, music and vibration in our lives to relax you at a cellular level.

Nada yoga is the ancient spiritual art and science of inner transformation through sound and tone. The word Nada is derived from the Sanskrit root nad, meaning ‘to flow’, “union through sound.”

The retreat programe Includes:

• Hatha yoga integrated with sound vibrations
• Group discussions
• Guided Sound and Chakra meditations
• Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
• Havan (fire Ceremony) & Chanting (healing sound vibration)

The retreat will culminate with an Akhanda Kirtan-5 hours of continuous mantra chanting joined by visiting musicians and local community.

Start Time: 3pm Monday - arrival/registration
Finish Time: 11am Sunday

Payment is for 6 nights*
Early Bird Price - NZ$550 (full payment due by Saturday 23rd April)
Standard Price - NZ$595
Camping Price - NZ$525

*Prices include shared accommodation, all meals and the full retreat programme.

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Inspector Drake and the Time Machine
(Friday 27th May–Saturday 4th June 2016)

‘Inspector Drake and the Time Machine’ is a hilarious comedy which is ‘out of this world’. The year is 1950; the professor's dead body is found floating weightlessly in the study, his daughter has vanished, and everything points to a mysterious Time Machine. Can the ‘world’s greatest detective’ Inspector Drake, ably hampered by Sergeant Plod his stupendously stupid sidekick, travel through time, save the girl and solve the crime of the century? This play contains adult humour, robots and aliens! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
For further information and bookings please go to www.countryplayers.wordpress.com or email enquiries@countryplayers.co.nz

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Mime & Movement Workshop
(Sunday 29th May 2016)

This workshop is directed towards artists with an active performance practise and other people keen to expand their physical awareness - it will focus on extending skills and insights into physical performance powers.

The workshop focuses on:
- Illusionary Mime
- Movement Analysis
- Slow Motion
- States of Tension
- Isolation and Robotics
- Character Development
- Spatial Awareness and Proprioception

The workshop will take students on a journey of play and exploration, developing techniques via games and improvisation.

Fergus trained in mime, physical theatre, circus and clown, in the UK and in NZ. His teachers include Robert Bennett, Desmond Jones, John Wright, Simon McBurney, Les Bubb, John Bolton, Deb Pope, Giovanni Fusetti, Thomas Monckton, Fraser Hooper and Ira Seidenstein.

Fergus has taught extensively for:
NASDA (Christchurch); Whitireia Performing Arts Centre's Stage & Screen course

1996 - 2010 Fergus was a guest trainer at CIRCOARTS (Christchurch)

Also:
Footnote Dance Co's ChoreoLab;
Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School;
European Juggling & Circus Skills Convention (Edinburgh)

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Motueka Library: Cath Welsh - Horse Whisperer
(Monday 30th May 2016)

Join Cath to celebrate her children's adventure stories about wild ponies.

Golden Bay writer Cath Walsh has written a series of children's book to both entertain and inform kids about wild ponies.

Ponies of Pencarreg and Children of Dove Farm are fun books for 7 to 10 year old readers.

Cath has spent years interacting with and learning about wild horses and ponies in both Wales and New Zealand. She is also involved with Kaimanawa pony rescue.

The presentation will include Cath reading from her books, advice to children on writing and illustrating, plus the answers to questions about horse taming and training.

Fun for all the family but particularly for those horse-crazy kids!

Cath's books will be available for purchase.

For more information about Cath and her ponies visit www.hillpony.co.nz.

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Lost in Founders Exhibition
(Tuesday 31st May–Friday 3rd June 2016)

'Lost in Founders' is an exhibition of the local repository for historic displaced items in storage at Founders Park, Nelson.
All the items to be displayed have been kindly donated by Founders Park, with the support of curator Sally Papps.
Among some of the items that we will display are a series of fragmented mannequins, suitcases, wheelchairs, wooden toy ships, gloves and wedding cakes.
We've chosen to display these redundant items to accentuate the displacement of objects and their obsolescence within a new contemporary environmen

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Folk Night
(Thursday 2nd June 2016)

A fun and casual gathering of folk musicians. Join in or just listen.

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Deep Rest and Rejuvenation Yoga Retreat
(Friday 3rd–Monday 6th June 2016)

This retreat reconditions your physical and mental bodies so the underlying vital force that gives us the “feel good” experience, can flow smoothly. Enjoy a supportive environment and nurturing practices, with time off for personal reflection and interaction with like-minded people. You will leave feeling inspired and equipped with new ways to bring more balance into your home and work life.

The retreat programme includes:

• Restorative and energizing yoga classes
• Balancing breath practices
• Deep relaxation through Yoga Nidra
• Prana Nidra for enhancing the vital energy
• Havan (fire Ceremony) & Chanting (healing sound vibration)

Start Time: Friday Evening arrival / 9:30 am Saturday -registration
Finish Time:Finish Time: 11am Monday
Complimentary pick up: Friday 4 June 5:45pm Takaka I-site
Complimentary drop off: Monday 6 June 11am back to Takaka I-site

Payment is for 3 nights*
Early Bird: $395 (full payment by 4 May 2016)
Full Price: $450
Camping: $375

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Fergus Aitken Adult Comedy Variety Show
(Friday 3rd June 2016)

MR FUNGUS
'NZ's Loudest Mime', professional idiot and international award-winning act opens the show with some visual comedy tailored for the grown-ups.

“Hilarious…”
NZ NEWS UK

“Thrillingly Stupid…”
AUCKLAND EASTER SHOW

STEPHEN WILBURY
is a genre breaking entertainer. Combining stand up, audience interaction, juggling and magic to create some of the most fun shows on earth. He has been performing for over 15 years from the Hebridean Celtic Festival (probably the most remote folk festival on earth) to executive golf tournaments and everywhere in between.

"Painfully Funny…"
EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS

FERGUS AITKEN
With a stand-up comedy style based strongly in physical theatre and storytelling, Fergus spins a yarn – and some of it’s even true! Combining a fresh selection of observations, questions, adventures, fun facts and myths… Some of life's little mysteries will be expanded, explored and exploded

“Made my friend laugh so hard, she got hiccups... be warned”
DOMINION POST

"Manic physicality... Completely mad, in all the best ways... Knicker wettingly funny... Fergus Aitken is right up there with the best…”
THEATREVIEW

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Rockin' Rollers Skate Rave
(Friday 3rd June 2016)

The Rockin' Rollers Skate Rave is a rock'n'rollerskate fundraising night for Nelson's own Sirens of Smash roller derby team.
There will be great L8SK8 music, games and great snacks - even baking and candy apples.

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Grandiose Burlesque 2016
(Saturday 4th June 2016)

Nelson's Sauciest Annual Event!
Grandiose Burlesque brings a taste of the 'creme de la creme' of NZ's premium Burlesque talent to Nelson.
Sells out in advance every year.
Celebrating 6 years this year!
Call The Playhouse to book now.
Tickets:
Presales $20
Doorsales $30

Performers featured:
* Candy Villiane - Starlet of Nelson 2016

More to be announced!!

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MR FUNGUS Family-friendly Comedy show for kids of all ages
(Saturday 4th June 2016)

Once winning an award for comedy at a Dutch street Festival, ‘NZ’s Loudest Mime’ MR FUNGUS returns to one of his favourite local venues, with his frenetic rollercoaster of absurd physical comedy, juggling mime & cat-swinging - in a family friendly show for kids from ages 4 to 94…

“Hilarious…”
NZ NEWS UK

“Thrillingly Stupid…”
AUCKLAND EASTER SHOW

Adults (16+) $15
Children $10
4.30pm show (Duration 45 minutes)

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Ruby Coast Arts Winter Open Studios
(Saturday 4th–Monday 6th June 2016)

The Ruby Coast artists are throwing open their studio doors for Queen's Birthday Weekend.

With 17 artists showcasing their art there's a fantastic variety of styles and mediums; paintings, prints, pottery, fused glass, furniture, weaving, textile and stone carving. The long holiday weekend gives plenty of time to explore their studios from Mahana, Mapua, Ruby Bay and Tasman.

Download the RCA trail map from this listing, or visit the website, or pick one up from participating artists. Maps can also be found at the Java Hut, Naked Bun, Mapua Library and Jellyfish Cafe in Mapua.

Or visit the Ruby Coast Arts facebook page www.facebook.com/RubyCoastArts

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Nourishing Kitchen - A Cultured food and stress care workshop
(Sunday 5th June 2016)

The Art of Fermentation and other essential wholefood nourishing ways to reduce stress within your body

It’s the perfect time of year for stocking the pantry with cultured veggies to nourish you through the winter months.

Together we will make, taste and talk about a few of my favourite recipes!

Learn more about fermented foods, other wholefood medicines and wellbeing practices that are an essential part of my life. Discover how stress relates to our digestion, gut health, hormones, immunity, the food choices we make and our relationship to food & nourishment.

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Tom's Field
(Monday 6th June 2016)

A fusion of traditional folk and old time tunes with some originals. A Queen's Birthday afternoon treat, let's hope it's a sunny one!

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Richmond Library: Matariki – Discover the Matariki Night Sky
(Tuesday 7th June 2016)

Celebrate Matariki, The Maori New Year, at Richmond Library with our series of talks and workshops.

Join Richard Rea from the Nelson Science Society’s Astronomy section to find out about the Matariki night sky.

When and where can you find the Matariki star cluster? And why is Matariki important? Find out the answers to these questions and more at our Matariki Night Sky lunchtime talk at Richmond Library.

Contact Richmond Library to book your place at the talk.

Free.

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Richmond Library: Matariki – Learn How to Weave Flax Flowers
(Thursday 9th June 2016)

Celebrate Matariki, The Maori New Year, at Richmond Library with our series of talks and workshops.

Learn how to weave simple harakeke (flax) flowers with Beryl Wilkes in this quick lunchtime session.

Contact Richmond Library to book your place.

Free.

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Winter dance
(Saturday 11th June 2016)

All Welcome to come along to the annual dance that is a lot of fun on a cold winter's night.

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Second Hand Sunday
(Sunday 12th June 2016)

Second Hand Sunday is a practical event for people to freely pass on items they aren’t using and aren’t worth selling. Those who have stuff to give away, simply need to register their address and what they have to offer online at nelson.govt.nz or tasman.govt.nz using search phrase, second hand sunday, before 9am Thursday 9 June. Instructions for the day are online.

The Council websites will publicise the list of households taking part from midday 11 June for fossickers to access.

People taking part in Second Hand Sunday simply attach the downloaded poster to their letterbox on 12 June and leave their items to give away on their driveway by 10am for others to take away for free. Households are asked not to put out food, faulty electrical goods, chemicals or firearms.

This is a shared Nelson City and Tasman District Council supported event

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Explore Your 'Self' - Yogic Lifestyle Retreats
(Monday 13th–Sunday 19th June 2016)

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!

The programme includes:

• Hatha yoga classes
• Small 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)

Anahata Trained teachers invite you to join us for this week long retreat.

Start Time: 3.00pm Monday - arrival/registration
Finish Time: 11am Sunday
Complimentary pick up: Monday 8th February 2pm Takaka I-site
Complimentary drop off: Sunday 14th February 11am back to Takaka I-site

Payment is for 6 nights*
Early Bird - NZ$550 (payment due by I January 2016)
Standard - NZ$595
Camping - NZ$525

*Prices include shared accommodation, all meals and the full retreat programme. A discounted rate of $50 per night applies if staying the night immediately before or after the retreat. Limited private room options are available, to find out more, please email us directly.

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Richmond Library: Matariki – Brian Flintoff Talks About Maori Flutes
(Thursday 16th June 2016)

Celebrate Matariki, The Maori New Year, at Richmond Library with our series of talks and workshops.

In this lunchtime session, celebrated local carver Brian Flintoff talks about Maori flutes and his philosophy of carving.

Brian Flintoff is a master bone-carver, whose work is held on marae through Aotearoa and in private and public collections and museums throughout the world.

He has been carving for over 35 years, and has been most influenced in his work by traditional Maori artists.

He is the author of Taonga Puoro: Singing Treasures, about the musical instruments of the Maori, and Brian is also widely regarded as one of Aotearoa’s pre-eminent makers of Maori instruments.

Contact Richmond Library to book your place at this special talk.

Free.

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Paul Madsen's Super Star Show!!!
(Friday 17th June 2016)

Madsen Promotions presents
The Paul Madsen Superstar Show
Friday 17th June
Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm.
$25 for show, plus food options.
The one and only Paul Madsen sings all of your favorites. From Queen to the Beegees, CCR to The Eagles, there is something for everyone at this great night out.

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Richmond Library: Matariki – Weave a simple flax kete
(basket)
(Saturday 18th June 2016)

Celebrate Matariki, The Maori New Year, at Richmond Library with our series of talks and workshops.

Here’s a great way to spend your Saturday morning. Come to Richmond Library and learn how to weave a simple harakeke (flax) kete (basket) with Beryl Wilkes.

Contact Richmond Library to book your place at this fun workshop.

Free.

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Saxcess
(Saturday 18th June 2016)

A kaleidoscope of music illustrating the fascinating story of Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone. The quartet members will present scripted narration during the concert. The music covers Saxcess’ trade-mark diversity of styles ranging from classical and baroque, to tango, cutting edge contemporary and jazz.

The members of the quartet are:
Deborah Rawson (soprano saxophone)
Reuben Chin (alto saxophone)
Simon Brew (tenor saxophone)
Graham Hanify (baritone saxophone)

This concert is presented by Motueka Music Group in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.

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6HR Midwinter Breakout
(Sunday 19th June 2016)

Get a team of 2, 3 or 4 riders together and join the hundreds of riders who take part in Nelson's biggest bike race every year. Everyone has a blast, from novices, corporate teams and schools through to the fast racers in search of glory.

Feedback from the 350+ people that entered the 2015 event was fantastic - seems like everyone loved the flat(ish) but still a little bit technical course that weaved through the pine forest and along the sea front. Even after weeks of torrential rain it was in near perfect condition. So - we've taken that info and made this year's course similar, but way better. Riders of all ages, abilities and fitness levels are going to love it.

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Hatha Yoga Immersion
(Monday 20th–Sunday 26th June 2016)

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

The retreat programme Includes:

• 2 Hatha yoga classes per day
• A personalized programme to take away with you
• Cleansing practices
• Group discussions
• Guided meditations
• Karma Yoga (action with meditative awareness)
• Daily Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
• Havan (fire Ceremony) & Chanting (healing sound vibration)

Start Time: 3.00pm Monday - arrival/registration
Finish Time: 11am Sunday

Payment is for 6 nights*
Early Bird Price - NZ$650 (payment due by 13 March 2016)
Standard Price - NZ$695
Camping Price - NZ$605

*Prices include shared accommodation, all meals and the full retreat programme. A discounted rate of $50 per night applies if staying the night immediately before or after the retreat.

For more information please email yoga@anahata-retreat.org.nz or call 03 5259887.

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Motueka Library: So You Think You Can't Draw?
(Monday 20th June 2016)

So you think you can't draw? We're sure that you can!

Come along to Motueka Library and learn some new art skills or rejuvenate your arty side.

Draw and sketch symbols, shapes and doodles. Using a pencil or felt pen, watch and learn how your doodling becomes art.

Have fun and let your creative flair flow to create your own art piece.

Meet new friends and chat over a morning tea or coffee.

Most materials are included - but you'll need to bring a pencil and/or felt pen.

Contact Motueka Library to book your spot in the class.

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Jeffrey Paparoa Holman - Live Poets Society
(Thursday 23rd June 2016)

The Live Poets evening kicks off with local musicians and an open mic session follows. Our guest poet, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, takes the stage around 8:15 pm. After a break, the second open mic session will roll from 9.15 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend or participate. Contact Rose at thewritingforest@gmail.com

Thanks to Creative Communities and Community Grants from Rates for their support.

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The Umpire Strikes Back- A Star Wars Parody Play
(Thursday 23rd–Sunday 26th June 2016)

The Tasman Coastal Players present
The Umpire Strikes Back
Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th, Saturday 25th , Sunday 26th June
Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. Sunday Matinee 4pm.
$15 for show plus food option if desired.
A hilarious parody of the Sci- Fi series Starwars.
Theatre at it's best, sharp, witty and fun for all.

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Motueka Library: Author Talk - Michael Bennett
(Friday 24th June 2016)

Visit Motueka Library for a rare opportunity to hear acclaimed New Zealand author Michael Bennett speak.

Michael Bennett is a former Motueka resident and author of In Dark Places, as well as the writer/director of the award winning documentary The Confessions of Prisoner T.

Michael's talk will centre on the Teina Pora case. Teina Pora, a 17 year old car thief, was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Susan Burdett.

From the mean streets of South Auckland to the highest courts in the Commonwealth, this is the story of New Zealand's worst miscarriage of justice, and the long battle to win freedom for an innocent man.

Michael will show excerpts from the police interviews that lead to Teina's arrest and wrongful convictions, answer questions and sign books.

All welcome.

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Nature's Healing Matrix
(Friday 24th–Sunday 26th June 2016)

Teresa Goodin (Taranaki) will lead a special weekend retreat on the sacred plant medicine of Aotearoa. Learn how to gently restore balance and harmony to all aspects of one’s being with vibrational medicine and native plant essences. All participants will create a personalised flower essence blend made with First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®.

www.teresagoodin.com

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