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


Art Exhibition
(Thursday 4th-Sunday 21st January 2018)

Opening evening 3rd Jan, 7pm

Local Artists exhibiting a wide range of great art!

More Information.

Art Exhibition is on these dates:

  • 4th January 2018
  • 5th January 2018
  • 6th January 2018
  • 7th January 2018
  • 8th January 2018
  • 9th January 2018
  • 10th January 2018
  • 11th January 2018
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  • 20th January 2018
  • 21st January 2018


New World Teddy Bears Picnic
(Sunday 21st January 2018)

Bouncy castle, performance from Miss Fizzberry,
train rides, face painting, sports equipment and free give aways.

More Information.


Riverside Music Festival
(Sunday 21st January 2018)

After a break of 3 years, we are very happy to announce our decision to hold another Festival in 2018. This popular event has attracted thousands of visitors over the past 35 years, featuring local, national and international musicians and artists.

The Festival takes place in the heart of Riverside Community, New Zealand's oldest intentional community. It was founded in 1941 on the principals of developing peaceful and cooperative ways of living, and continues to be an example of how people can live in peace when sharing resources and pooling their skills. If you are interested in more information on Riverside, we invite you to read the About Us section and to cruise through our website.

Apart from providing for a meaningful historic setting, Riverside's 2018 Music Festival will also entice you with excellent music, dance, theatre, a dynamic and an interesting kids zone - including our amazing water slide. Fabulous, home made, delicious food, with many ingredients sourced directly from our organic gardens and refreshing drinks, will keep your energy levels up. There is even the possibility to stay the night if you book your accommodation at Riverside early enough.

More Information.


Sound Yoga & Bhaktifest
(Friday 19th-Sunday 21st January 2018)

Swami Karma Karuna, Swami Kailash, Lis Martinac and Caitlin present a 3 day journey into the heart of the devotional traditions. Sound and mindfulness workshops to soothe the soul and heal the body, yogic sound meditation practice, Nada Yoga, Hatha Yoga sound journey, and ancient devotional chanting and Kirtan. Set on a crystal mountain top 2000 feet above sea level at the beautiful Anahata Yoga Retreat in Golden Bay, NZ.

The retreat will include the following:

- Inner Voice Meditation
- Embodied Resonance- finding your voice
- Kirtan Fundamentals - deepening your practice
- Nada Yoga
- Mindfulness Meditation
- Hatha Yoga Sound Classes
- Empowerment of Self Love workshop
- Yoga Nidra Deep Relaxation
- Lots of Kirtan!

This fully catered 3 day retreat will feature a one day Bhakti Fest celebration on Saturday. Workshops, yoga, music & beautiful food will fill the day and an epic heart-opening 5 hour Ahkanda Kirtan in the evening.

Join us for the full three day program for an uplifting weekend of music and sound. Or just come for the Bhakti Fest on Saturday & sing powerful kirtan into the night.

For more info: http://anahata-retreat.org.nz/wiki/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=880

More Information.

Sound Yoga & Bhaktifest is on these dates:

  • 19th January 2018
  • 20th January 2018
  • 21st January 2018


Motueka Library: The Rubbish Trip
(Tuesday 23rd January 2018)

Find out how to reduce your household rubbish with a zero waste approach.

The Rubbish Trip is a zero waste roadshow about how individuals can reduce their waste footprint.

With a can-do attitude to reducing rubbish, these two no-waste nomads will show you how easy, fun and fulfilling waste reduction can be.

More Information.


The East Pointers + Mel Parsons
(Tuesday 23rd January 2018)

The East Pointers - fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron – write about real life, sketching out its joys and sorrows in vivid strokes. That palpable authenticity makes their instrumental tunes practically cartwheel and infuses their lyric-driven songs with poignancy.

Award-winning singer songwriter Mel Parsons is well recognised as one of New Zealand’s established songwriting stars.

Parsons has just released her third full length album ‘Drylands’ to critical acclaim, returning triumphant from a 23-date headline tour of NZ, following performances at WOMAD, Woodford Folk Festival (AU), Folk Alliance International (US), and Byron Bay Bluesfest this summer. Since it’s April release ’Drylands’ has spent 32 weeks in the IMNZ album charts, peaking at No.2.

The release comes after an intense few years of relentless touring and festival performances both in her home-country and internationally, and follows the success of both her debut album ‘Over My Shoulder’ in 2009, and sophomore offering ‘Red Grey Blue’ in 2011.

Parsons is a two-time NZ Music Award (VNZMA) finalist for Folk Album of the Year; Winner of the 2016 NZCMA Country Song of the Year; Winner of the 2016 MMF award for Best Independent Tour; A finalist for the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll award in 2015; and ‘Drylands’ won the NZ Music Award in technical category for Best Engineer (Lee Prebble, Oliver Harmer).

More Information.


James Wilkinson & Jacquie Walters + Amira Grenell & Monty Bevins
(Wednesday 24th January 2018)

Double Billing of Singer Songwriters playing great guitar and singing sweet tunes!

More Information.


Takaka Library: Sea Creatures Makerspace
(Wednesday 24th January 2018)

Summertime, when the fish are jumping and the crabs are scuttling along the seashore.

Come and play with paper, glue and scissors to create your favourite little sea creatures.

Brush, press, rip and cut to make some beautiful crabs, fish or electric eels.

Fun for the whole family.

For children 4-9 years old.

Free.

More Information.


Motueka Live Poets Inaugural Event - Robbie Burns' Birthday
(Thursday 25th January 2018)

Following the success of Golden Bay and Nelson Live Poets evenings, a new group has been formed in the Motueka area to share the spoken word in all its forms. This inaugural gathering coincides with Robbie Burns' birthday so there will be some of his poems read or recited.

More Information.


Amazing Race Centre of NZ
(Friday 26th January 2018)

Join us for an amazing race at the Centre of NZ, you will be sent off in your teams or as individuals with a list of clues, find the next location and clue to carry on your journey and complete the amazing race.

A fun event for all ages and groups, meet on the grass to the entrance of the Centre of NZ Walkway

More Information.


Bazurka
(Friday 26th January 2018)

Balkan, gypsy, folk music

More Information.


Motueka Library: 160th Anniversary Victorian Picnic in the Park
(Friday 26th January 2018)

Celebrate the official opening of Motueka's library service in 1858.
Bring a rug and a picnic and join us in Memorial Park, beside the library.

Add to the occasion by dressing up like a Victorian and enjoy some Victorian refreshments.

Your Victorian entertainment will include a pop up book sale, a quiz with hidden clues for both adults and children and Victorian colouring-in.

NB Victorian dress not compulsory!

More Information.


Takaka Library: The Rubbish Trip
(Friday 26th January 2018)

Two no-waste nomads talk trash with the people. Reduce your household rubbish with a zero waste approach.
The Rubbish Trip is a zero waste roadshow about how and why individuals can reduce their waste footprint.
With a can-do attitude to reducing rubbish, these two no-waste nomads will show you how easy, fun and fulfilling waste reduction can be!

More Information.


Twelfth Night
(Thursday 25th-Friday 26th January 2018)

“If music be the food of love, play on.”
Following last year’s “heart warming” A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nelson Summer Shakespeare returns with a professional production of the hilarious and heart-breaking tale of unrequited love. Viola falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on Olivia (who is idolised by Malvolio), who falls in love with Viola.
Shipwrecked twins, disguises, plots and counter plots make Twelfth Night one of Shakespeare’s most adored plays.

Suitable for the whole family. Bring a picnic, bring a blanket and set sail for Illyria.

Reviews and comments.
...this outstanding piece of theatre...(Theatreview.org.nz)

Audience comments on Facebook
...this production hits it out of the park-do not miss it! Easily understood, filled with song and laughter you really get what The Bard was going after. If you have never seen a live production for fear of not understanding the language go to this show.

Terrifically entertaining and such a very, very good laugh.

A real jewel in the summer crown for Nelson and the top of the south.

More Information.

Twelfth Night is on these dates:

  • 25th January 2018
  • 26th January 2018


Motueka Library: Summer Book Sale
(Monday 15th-Saturday 27th January 2018)

Buy pre-loved library books at bargain prices at Motueka Library's Summer Book Sale.

There will be books for children and adults to enjoy during the summer holidays.

Adult books $1 each.
Children's books .50c each.

We look forward to seeing you at the Motueka Library Summer Book Sale.

All welcome!

More Information.

Motueka Library: Summer Book Sale is on these dates:

  • 15th January 2018
  • 16th January 2018
  • 17th January 2018
  • 18th January 2018
  • 19th January 2018
  • 20th January 2018
  • 21st January 2018
  • 22nd January 2018
  • 23rd January 2018
  • 24th January 2018
  • 25th January 2018
  • 26th January 2018
  • 27th January 2018


Hopetoun Brown
(Sunday 28th January 2018)

Tim Stewart and Nick Atkinson stomp and parp their way into your heart with nothing but brass, a bass clarinet, two sets of tambourines and tonsils.....

More Information.


Pohara Boat Club Fishing Competition & Market Day Fundraiser
(Saturday 27th-Sunday 28th January 2018)

The Pohara Boat Club is hosting its 1st Annual Fishing Competition & Market Day on the weekend of 27th & 28th January 2018.
Fishing Competition Entry Forms can be found on our website.

The Market Day will be on Sunday 28th January from 10am until 4pm, with the Fishing Competition weigh in at 5pm followed by an evening meal at the Club rooms.

For many years the Pohara Boat Club has offered Learn to Sail courses for the junior sailors of Golden Bay in our fleet of Optimist sailing dinghies. While the Optimist remains a sturdy and safe yacht for introducing kids to the fundamentals of sailing, we are keen to provide an intermediate level boat that junior sailors may graduate to, for more technical and competitive sailing.

An exciting opportunity to upgrade our sail training fleet has arrived with the introduction of the O’pen Bic class yacht to NZ (http://openbic.org.nz).

more details can be found on the club website
www.poharaboatclub.org

More Information.

Pohara Boat Club Fishing Competition & Market Day Fundraiser is on these dates:

  • 27th January 2018
  • 28th January 2018


Rising Appalachia and Matiu Te Huki & My Golden Soul
(Sunday 28th January 2018)

Musical artists and activists; the sisters of Rising Appalachia are coming to Aotearoa New Zealand to perform a special and one-off show here in Motueka as part of their debut tour down under.

Supported by home-grown talent Matiu Te Huki and My Golden Soul, this show promises to bring the good vibes with plenty of aural delights to satisfy the senses.

United Vibrations is stoked to bring you this family friendly and alcohol free event.

Tickets are limited and available online at https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/rising-appalachia-with-matiu-te-huki-my-golden-soul/motueka
Tickets are capped and doorsales are subject to availability. Get in quick to ensure you are present at the only Rising Appalachia show in the country!!

More Information.


Sarau Festival
(Sunday 28th January 2018)

This is a late afternoon festival to celebrate the fabulous Moutere Valley and its people, together with the NZ Blackcurrant growing industry - an important crop in our horticultural district. Find out about blackcurrants, and hop growing, together with the other interesting crops and crafts out here in the Valley!
The Sarau Festival has something for everyone - interesting stalls to discover, artisans to chat to, workshops to take part in, and events for children to participate in - all in our spacious open Domain.
Remember to bring along your entries for our wonderful Barker’s Cooking Competition, and to enter the other competitions and workshops, check out our website www.saraufestival.co.nz.
Browse our book stall, listen to our fantastic musicians and enjoy food, wine and beer or yummy blackcurrant juice and deserts as the sun goes down over the Mount Arthur range.
Our Sarau Festival has a special focus on recycling so help us by bringing along your own cup and plate.
See you at Sarau Festival!

More Information.


Twelfth Night
(Saturday 27th-Sunday 28th January 2018)

“If music be the food of love, play on.”
Following last year’s “heart warming” A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nelson Summer Shakespeare returns with a professional production of the hilarious and heart-breaking tale of unrequited love. Viola falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on Olivia (who is idolised by Malvolio), who falls in love with Viola.
Shipwrecked twins, disguises, plots and counter plots make Twelfth Night one of Shakespeare’s most adored plays.

Suitable for the whole family. Bring a picnic, bring a blanket and set sail for Illyria.

Reviews and comments.
...this outstanding piece of theatre...(Theatreview.org.nz)

Audience comments on Facebook
...this production hits it out of the park-do not miss it! Easily understood, filled with song and laughter you really get what The Bard was going after. If you have never seen a live production for fear of not understanding the language go to this show.

Terrifically entertaining and such a very, very good laugh.

A real jewel in the summer crown for Nelson and the top of the south.

More Information.

Twelfth Night is on these dates:

  • 27th January 2018
  • 28th January 2018


Heron's Feather
(Wednesday 31st January 2018)

Delightful puppetry, comedy and magic - Birdlife Productions are back this summer with an enchanting new puppet show for all the family!
A little Moon Maiden falls out of her cradle all the way down to Earth and lands in the nest of an old White Heron who raises the child as her own. But as she grows, the Moon Maiden longs to return to her Moon family; how can she possibly get home?
Nominated for Best Theatre and Best Design awards at Dunedin Fringe for their play ‘Kokako’s Song’, and shortlisted for ‘Playmarket: Plays for the young, 2017’, Birdlife Productions are set to go places. Catch them while you can in Nelson and Tasman this summer holidays.

More Information.


Kaffe Fassett & Brandon Mably Design Workshop
(Wednesday 31st January 2018)

Well known fabrics designers Kaffe Fassett & Brandon Mably from the UK will be conducting a colour design workshop at Cushla's Village Fabrics Store, 136 Aranui Road, Mapua, Nelson on Wednesday 31st January 2018. Don't miss this once in a life time opportunity

We have limited spaces left.

Please contact us to register

More Information.


Zarek Silberschmidt & Albi
(without the Wolves)
(Wednesday 31st January 2018)

Zarek Silberschmidt, described by audiences and colleagues alike as a chameleon within his articulation of acoustic guitar performance.

Stylistically defined as remarkably versatile, some would go as far to state, a natural born performer. Zarek’s unique dexterity in the art of shape shifting sounds has been described as simply phenomenal by audiences. A spectrum of techniques mastered through a vast comprehension of genre specific qualities, grants his ability to seamlessly accommodate to each individual performance.

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Amazing Race Tahunanui Beach
(Thursday 1st February 2018)

Join us for an amazing race at Tahunanui Beach, you will be sent off in your teams or as individuals with a list of clues, find the next location and clue to carry on your journey and complete the amazing race.

A fun event got all ages and groups, meet at the Rocks Road end of the Beach

More Information.


Folk Night
(Thursday 1st February 2018)

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

More Information.


Motueka, Murchison, Richmond and Takaka Libraries: Scavenger Hunt
(Thursday 21st December 2017-Friday 2nd February 2018)

Join us at Motueka, Murchison, Richmond or Takaka Library for our NZ Endangered Species Scavenger Hunt and go in to the lucky draw!

Open to all kids aged 5-12 years.

Pick up your entry form from your library, hunt around the library to find the answers to all the questions, then deposit your completed form in the special Scavenger Hunt entries box.

The winner of the lucky draw will be announced on 2 February.

Go for it!

More Information.

Motueka, Murchison, Richmond and Takaka Libraries: Scavenger Hunt is on these dates:

  • 21st December 2017
  • 22nd December 2017
  • 23rd December 2017
  • 24th December 2017
  • 25th December 2017
  • 26th December 2017
  • 27th December 2017
  • 28th December 2017
  • 29th December 2017
  • 30th December 2017
  • 31st December 2017
  • 1st January 2018
  • 2nd January 2018
  • 3rd January 2018
  • 4th January 2018
  • 5th January 2018
  • 6th January 2018
  • 7th January 2018
  • 8th January 2018
  • 9th January 2018
  • 10th January 2018
  • 11th January 2018
  • 12th January 2018
  • 13th January 2018
  • 14th January 2018
  • 15th January 2018
  • 16th January 2018
  • 17th January 2018
  • 18th January 2018
  • 19th January 2018
  • 20th January 2018
  • 21st January 2018
  • 22nd January 2018
  • 23rd January 2018
  • 24th January 2018
  • 25th January 2018
  • 26th January 2018
  • 27th January 2018
  • 28th January 2018
  • 29th January 2018
  • 30th January 2018
  • 31st January 2018
  • 1st February 2018
  • 2nd February 2018


Experianza - A Gathering of Community, Dance, Music & Play
(Friday 2nd-Sunday 4th February 2018)

Come & Play! Be yourself & Connect!

A nature-connected weekend camp in the beautiful Tui Treefield adjoining the Abel Tasman National Park.

The program includes WORKSHOPS in the mornings, FREE time to socialise and ENJOY the space on Saturday afternoon, and gathering AROUND THE FIRE in the pentacle in the evenings (Friday: Heart Sharing Circle, and Sat: Open Mic - unplugged).

We grow our community as we all join together for our evening meals and breakfasts which will be included in the tickets.

What to BRING?
BYO camping gear, musical instruments, toys & games, picnic lunches and snacks.

TICKETS...
... are limited to 60. Booking your tickets prior the event is ESSENTIAL. No door sales.
... include 4 experiential workshops, 2 nights camping accommodation, and 2 simple breakfasts and vegetarian dinners.

* Book your tickets via Eventfinda: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/experianza-gathering-of-community-dance-music-play/nelson-tasman *

WORKSHOPS...
...are run by experienced facilitators and include... Clowning... African Dance... Improvisation... Voice & Singing... Open Floor Dance... Theater of Liberation... Laughter Yoga... with lots of PLAY.

See you in the Treefield!

More Information.

Experianza - A Gathering of Community, Dance, Music & Play is on these dates:

  • 2nd February 2018
  • 3rd February 2018
  • 4th February 2018


Explore Your 'Self' Yogic Lifestyle Retreat - Jan/Feb 2018
(Monday 29th January-Sunday 4th February 2018)

"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, 4 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=881

More Information.

Explore Your 'Self' Yogic Lifestyle Retreat - Jan/Feb 2018 is on these dates:

  • 29th January 2018
  • 30th January 2018
  • 31st January 2018
  • 1st February 2018
  • 2nd February 2018
  • 3rd February 2018
  • 4th February 2018


Washbourn Gardens Family Fair
(Monday 29th January-Monday 5th February 2018)

This is a family friendly fair for fundraising for the Richmond Playcentre and the Rotary Club of Nelson West. This fair has been run in previous years and usually attracts over 80 stalls.
There will be entertainment and activities for the little members of the family.
Stalls wishing to attend, please contact wgf@NelsonWestRotary.org.nz
Nelson Anniversary Day, or if wet NZ (Waitangi) Day

More Information.

Washbourn Gardens Family Fair is on these dates:

  • 29th January 2018
  • 5th February 2018


Treasure Hunt Centre of NZ
(Friday 9th February 2018)

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

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How Great Thou ART Exhibition
(Friday 9th-Saturday 10th February 2018)

This is an opportunity to choose from a wide range of unique artworks.

Relax with Devonshire Teas and take your time and enjoy. This is an event art lovers must not miss!
Eftpos available.

This is a fund raising event for The Richmond Family Support Trust who provide practical support for families in the Richmond area through Ma's Place.
www.masplace.org.nz, and counselling support through PACT -Parents And Children Together

More Information.

How Great Thou ART Exhibition is on these dates:

  • 9th February 2018
  • 10th February 2018


Tasman Food Market
(Saturday 10th February 2018)

Come and enjoy the mouthwatering flavour of Asia and beyond at the Tasman Night Market. Set to become and annual event after Feb 2017's epic evening, this night is not to be missed. Wander the picturesque Washbourn Gardens as you choose from the wide array of street style vendors. Join with family and friends and enjoy the atmosphere and aroma of Asia and beyond as you eat your delicious dinner. Background music and decorations too.

Bought to you by Nelson Multicultural Council

Funded by Tasman District Council.

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Tasman's Asian Night Food Fair
(Saturday 10th February 2018)

Come and enjoy the mouthwatering flavour of Asia and beyond at the Tasman Night Market. Set to become and annual event after Feb 2017's epic evening, this night is not to be missed. Wander the picturesque Washbourn Gardens as you choose from the wide array of street style vendors. Join with family and friends and enjoy the atmosphere and aroma of Asia and beyond as you eat your delicious dinner. Background music and decorations too.

Bought to you by Nelson Multicultural Council

Funded by Tasman District Council.

More Information.


Gayatri Mantra & Meditation Retreat
(Friday 9th-Sunday 11th February 2018)

Awaken Your Intuition and Vitality with this Empowering Practice. This is a rare opportunity to delve into the depths of Vedic tradition and learn a practical use of Gayatri Mantra in modern daily life with Senior visiting Yoga Acharaya (Master) and author, Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati.

Join us for this enriching weekend retreat to gain insight in to the practice and benefits of the Gayatri Mantra, considered a sacred sound vibration. This valuable practice also helps to awaken inner luminosity, wisdom, and intuition.

Participants will be guided through the Gayatri Sadhana through the use of asanas (body postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), mudras (gestures), mantra chanting, meditation and trataka (practice of steady gazing of an object).

The purpose of practising Gayatri Mantra and Meditation is to:

Create a protective vibration around yourself
Purify yourself and enlighten your mind
Empower yourself with material and spiritual benefits to further your spiritual practice

More info: http://anahata-retreat.org.nz/wiki/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=884

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Gayatri Mantra & Meditation Retreat is on these dates:

  • 9th February 2018
  • 10th February 2018
  • 11th February 2018


Kids Summer Party
(Sunday 11th February 2018)

It's back!!! The annual kids party has shifted from Christmas to midsummer, but it's the same FREE fun event for the whole family with a sausage sizzle, bouncy castles, games, prizes, and more. Grab some friends and come out for a fun morning!

The party will run from 10am-noon at the Headingly Centre - 2 Headingly Lane.

The event be cancelled if wet.

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Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus OPEN NIGHT 7pm
(Thursday 15th February 2018)

Love to sing but not sure where to start?
Want to take your voice to the next level?
Ever thought of lessons to expand your skills?
We are learning one of Adele’s most popular songs at our OPEN NIGHT on the 15th Feb. We’d love you to join us! We might just be the group you are looking for...
Come and see what the barbershop buzz is about!
Thousands of Kiwis across the country enjoy barbershop singing. It’s no wonder – the beautiful melodies, ringing chords, sweet harmonies and dynamic rhythms make this music fun for all! Mix that with the support of a group of more than 35 like-minded women, we are sure you will become hooked!
Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus OPEN NIGHT - 7pm 15th Feb 2018, Club Waimea, Richmond.
For more info contact Jenny on 5474354 or visit www.nelsonharmony.org.nz or just turn up on the night.
Nelson Bays Harmony is a women's four part harmony barbershop/a cappella singing group that was formed in 1993 and is under the musical direction of Kathy Jamieson. We have over 35 members with ages ranging from teenagers through to 70's. We share a love of singing and have a lot of fun learning and improving our craft.

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Refugee Support Volunteer Training
(Saturday 10th-Thursday 15th February 2018)

Red Cross Refugee Support Volunteer training course. Free.
Course enables participants to support former refugees as they resettle here in Nelson.
The Refugee Support Volunteer training course covers all aspect of former refugee’s journey from their home countries of Bhutan, Myanmar and Colombia to Nelson.
Cross Cultural Communication, Health and Social Services, country and culture profiles are covered as well as extensive content on the role of a Refugee Support Volunteer.
Benefits of the course:
- value of supporting a former refugee family resettle;
- learning of diverse cultures and the global refugee crisis;
- friendships with former refugees and other volunteers.

More Information.

Refugee Support Volunteer Training is on these dates:

  • 10th February 2018
  • 11th February 2018
  • 15th February 2018


UK spoken word artist RikTheMost
(Thursday 15th February 2018)

Golden Bay Live Poets presents UK spoken word artist RikTheMost.

An internationally touring poet, RikTheMost has performed shows in the UK, Australia, Canada, America and Finland. A well-known figure on the UK spoken word scene, he has featured at many venues and festivals such as The Royal Albert Hall, Poetry In London, Lost Lectures, The Secret Garden Party and Apples & Snakes events. He has won numerous slams, including in Melbourne where he qualified to represent Australia in their first ever national slam team at the American National Poetry Slam Finals in Denver this year.

Live music will open for a half hour set of Open Mic poetry before our guest poet hits the stage around 8:30pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend or participate. Contact Rose at thewritingforest@gmail.com

Thanks to Creative Communities for their support.

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Flash Electrical Beach Fun Day
(Friday 16th February 2018)

Bring the family along for some beach sprints, big dig,
tug of war, sand castle competition.
Free BBQ sausage (200)

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Mums with Bubs Garage Sale
(Saturday 17th February 2018)

Second hand & handmade clothes for babies and toddlers as well as lots of other little people paraphernalia. Held in Birch Hall at the Richmond Showgrounds. FREE ENTRY

Private Message the host page Richmond Park - events and activites on Facebook if you would like info on booking a sales table or email oilthegoodthings@outlook.com.

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Shane Cammell
(Saturday 17th February 2018)

A solo guitarist with a repertoire ranging from rock to classic and jazz standards.

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Swap Meet Vintage Car Club
(Saturday 17th February 2018)

The Nelson Vintage Car Club is holding its ‘Annual Swap Meet’ at the Nelson Speedway grounds Lower Queen Street on Saturday 17th February 2018. This event is growing rapidly with increased support from around New Zealand. Sales sites are available at $15 and food outlet sites are $25, these can be booked by contacting Merilyn Clarke; Ph. 03 548 3899, Mob. 027 454 8188, email, swapmeetnelson@gmail.com
Get your site organised; dig out the old car, bike and truck parts someone may be looking for them and happy to pay a good price. Other second hand goods and memorabilia are acceptable. Complete vehicles can be included for sale on the day at $10, you need to book a car sale site.
Free Public Car parking on the site is available and Public Entry to the sales area will cost $5.00 per person, under 15yrs free. A range of food and drink stalls will keep you going throughout the day.
Site entry will be via the Gate off Lansdowne Road. SEE YOU THERE.

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Kriya Yoga Retreat
(Monday 12th-Sunday 18th February 2018)

Kriya Yoga is a practical experience using the chakras, pranic pathways, breathing practices, sound vibrations, psychic gestures and energy locks to unfold the subtle layers of one’s own being. Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati, author, international renowned yogacharaya and yoga practitioner since the age of 12, brings the ancient practice of Kriya Yoga to New Zealand.

The word kriya means 'activity' or 'movement' and refers to the activity or movement of consciousness. It involves a powerful combination of yoga, pranayama (breathing practices), mudra (psychic gestures), bandha (energy locks) and meditation and has the capacity to quickly evolve the practitioner.

This retreat explores the chakras and energy pathways using the meditation exercises of Kriya Yoga and will be integrated with daily hatha yoga, relaxation and chanting classes in a stunning natural location. You will be initiated into the Kriyas in a safe way, with practical applications for your daily life.

Kriya Yoga is a doorway to self-reflection, helping the practitioner to understand the unconscious...

For more info: http://anahata-retreat.org.nz/wiki/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=886

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Kriya Yoga Retreat is on these dates:

  • 12th February 2018
  • 13th February 2018
  • 14th February 2018
  • 15th February 2018
  • 16th February 2018
  • 17th February 2018
  • 18th February 2018


Nelson Wine & Food Festival
(Sunday 18th February 2018)

Nelson Wine & Food Festival celebrates sensational sounds, wine, food, and summer. Hold onto your holiday groove, grab a friend and head to the Nelson Wine & Food Festival, for all-day entertainment, fantastic food, and award-winning wine and beer.
Set in a stunning vineyard location, Middle Earth Winery on Bryant Road, the NWFF festival is all about local! For those partial to a glass of something classy in the sun, explore the best Nelson has to offer with our leading wineries, or snaffle a beer or cider from our stellar craft breweries.
This is a family event and NWFF cater for children with non alcoholic drinks, face painting, bouncy castle and much more.
For the foodies, there will be gourmet food stalls to explore and Local Entertainment to get you on your feet or chill out under the summer sun.

Richmond Rotary club annual fundraiser NWFF is remaining in Brightwater. Come along enjoy yourselves it's a great day out. By doing so you will be supporting your community as ALL funds raised are returned to local community organisations

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Summer Sounds at Awaroa Lodge
(Sunday 7th January-Sunday 25th February 2018)

More dates to be announced.....

JANUARY
6th The Acoustic Pukeko's
7th (l) Dust & Gold
13th Lee Fern
14th (l&ss) Dub Cymatics
20th (l&ss) Jacquie Walters & James
Wilkinson
27th (l&ss) Dust & Gold

FEBRUARY

3rd (l&ss) Jack & the Box
4th (l&ss) Dust & Gold
10th Lee Fern
18th (l) Dust & Gold

l = lunchtime sessions 12noon -3pm approx.
ss= sundowner sessions 4pm onwards in the
main Lodge Café and Restaurant

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Summer Sounds at Awaroa Lodge is on these dates:

  • 7th January 2018
  • 13th January 2018
  • 14th January 2018
  • 20th January 2018
  • 21st January 2018
  • 27th January 2018
  • 3rd February 2018
  • 4th February 2018
  • 10th February 2018
  • 17th February 2018
  • 18th February 2018
  • 24th February 2018
  • 25th February 2018


Yogic Life Skills Retreat Jan/Feb 2018
(Monday 29th January-Sunday 25th February 2018)

Our Yogic Life Skills retreat offers a 4 week easy-entry path in to a more conscious lifestyle. It begins with the 7 day Explore Your ‘Self’ Retreat and continues with a residential 3 week stay of yogic lifestyle learning and experience.

Looking to immerse yourself in a healthier, more conscious environment while gaining skills?

Do you need opportunities for reflection, to connect with a simpler way of living & a break from the modern lifestyle?
Are you looking for self-development & growth?
Then this 4 week training program will help you immensely.

It includes:

the chance to be part of a community living a life of simplicity, mindfulness and service to support the growth and well-being of all
supported introduction to new areas of growth, responsibility and learning in a supported and accepting environment
3 healthy vegetarian meals per day, with brunch on Sundays
participation in our regular daily schedule of programs including: Hatha Yoga (4 days per week), Mantra Yoga (chanting), Meditations, Yoga Nidra relaxation, and Karma Yoga (yoga of action and selfless service)

For more info: http://anahata-retreat.org.nz/wiki/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=895

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Yogic Life Skills Retreat Jan/Feb 2018 is on these dates:

  • 29th January 2018
  • 30th January 2018
  • 31st January 2018
  • 1st February 2018
  • 2nd February 2018
  • 3rd February 2018
  • 4th February 2018
  • 5th February 2018
  • 6th February 2018
  • 7th February 2018
  • 8th February 2018
  • 9th February 2018
  • 10th February 2018
  • 11th February 2018
  • 12th February 2018
  • 13th February 2018
  • 14th February 2018
  • 15th February 2018
  • 16th February 2018
  • 17th February 2018
  • 18th February 2018
  • 19th February 2018
  • 20th February 2018
  • 21st February 2018
  • 22nd February 2018
  • 23rd February 2018
  • 24th February 2018
  • 25th February 2018


Sending Love Project
(Thursday 1st-Wednesday 28th February 2018)

The Sending Love Project is about honouring those we care about and to take a moment to let them know. Jester House has dedicated the month of February to creating a space for people to connect with those they love but may not have told recently. There is nothing nicer than getting an unexpected postcard, in the mail, from your friend, daughter, mother, brother, father, Aunty, cousin etc.
And by Sending Love we hope we are helping to put more love and positivity into the world.
13 artists, both local and international, were given the Sending Love Brief to create an art piece to express what Sending Love means to them. The original art pieces they created have been scanned and reduced to a postcard size so that they can share their version of Sending Love with the world.
From the 1st of February, printed postcards of the original art works will be for sale. Our guests will be encouraged to send a message of love to someone important in their lives, and to bring more expressions of love into the community. Along with the 13 printed postcards to choose from, stamps will be available and an especially designed Sending Love Postbox at Jester House will provide for ease of sending a message of love.

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Sending Love Project is on these dates:

  • 1st February 2018
  • 2nd February 2018
  • 3rd February 2018
  • 4th February 2018
  • 5th February 2018
  • 7th February 2018
  • 8th February 2018
  • 9th February 2018
  • 10th February 2018
  • 11th February 2018
  • 12th February 2018
  • 13th February 2018
  • 14th February 2018
  • 15th February 2018
  • 16th February 2018
  • 17th February 2018
  • 18th February 2018
  • 19th February 2018
  • 20th February 2018
  • 21st February 2018
  • 22nd February 2018
  • 23rd February 2018
  • 24th February 2018
  • 25th February 2018
  • 26th February 2018
  • 27th February 2018
  • 28th February 2018


Twilight Golf
(Wednesday 18th October 2017-Wednesday 21st March 2018)

Make the most of the lighter evenings and put together a group (of four) for 9-hole Twilight Golf, every Wednesday evening from 18 October through to 21 March (with a short Christmas break), at the stunning Greenacres Golf Club.

You don’t have to be a regular golfer to play and enjoy our twilight competition. With prizes every night, a café and bar, it is a wonderful way to meet new friends & enjoy a Wednesday evening in sunny Richmond.

For more information contact Alistair Palmer 03 544 6441 or golfshop@greenacresgolfclub.co.nz

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Twilight Golf is on these dates:

  • 18th October 2017
  • 25th October 2017
  • 1st November 2017
  • 8th November 2017
  • 15th November 2017
  • 22nd November 2017
  • 29th November 2017
  • 6th December 2017
  • 17th January 2018
  • 24th January 2018
  • 31st January 2018
  • 7th February 2018
  • 14th February 2018
  • 21st February 2018
  • 28th February 2018
  • 7th March 2018
  • 14th March 2018
  • 21st March 2018


Willow Bank Heritage Village
(Sunday 3rd December 2017-Sunday 6th May 2018)

Every first Sunday in the month (September - May) is the day to visit Wakefield!
There are 11 different destinations to visit. The Steam Museum will be on Steam. Bring your family to Wakefield for the day!

The Victorian Cafe, Burger Bar and Milkshake Bar are fundraisers for the Willow Bank Heritage Village project. We are serving food from different time eras and dress-up accordingly. We encourage people to come dressed-up and have fun. Stroll along the village street and visit the many different stores and establishments, each one an echo of New Zealand’s past

Willow Bank Heritage Village in Wakefield is part of Destination Wakefield.

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Willow Bank Heritage Village is on these dates:

  • 3rd December 2017
  • 7th January 2018
  • 4th February 2018
  • 4th March 2018
  • 1st April 2018
  • 6th May 2018


Motueka Library: Babbling Books Book Group
(Thursday 1st February-Thursday 1st November 2018)

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

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

You are welcome to bring your lunch.

Free.

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

  • 1st February 2018
  • 1st March 2018
  • 5th April 2018
  • 3rd May 2018
  • 1st June 2018
  • 5th July 2018
  • 2nd August 2018
  • 6th September 2018
  • 4th October 2018