Events in the Tasman/Nelson Region

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

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Kriya Yoga Retreat with Swami Muktibodha
(Wednesday 7th–Saturday 10th October 2015)

This course will explore the chakras and energy pathways using the meditation exercises of Kriya Yoga and will be integrated with daily hatha yoga, relaxation and chanting. 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 layers of the mind and its monkey nature, propounding a pathway to peace and wellbeing.

A distinctive feature of Kriya Yoga is that the concentration is not forced, but spontaneously arises as a consequence of the practice. With regular application of the techniques, an alignment of the physical, mental and energetic forces takes place, awakening a subtle perception of one’s own self. This change in perspective enhances the ability to manage outside events and experiences with more wisdom and balance

Retreat includes
• Hatha Yoga to awaken the perception of the energy field
• Pranayama (breathing practices), Mudra (psychic gestures) & Bandha (energy locks) practice
• Initiation into Kriya Yoga Meditations
• Satyananda Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
• Discussions on chakras, prana & Kriya Yoga
• Havan (ancient fire ceremony) & Kirtan (mantra and music)
• Karma Yoga (yoga of meditative action)

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Waimea Weekly Wanderers Sports Club Pig Hunt Challenge
(Thursday 8th–Saturday 10th October 2015)

Waimea Weekly and Wanderers Sports Club are holding their annual Pig Hunt Challenge. This event is designed for the whole family with awesome prizes.

There are 3 main section - Juniors 4-9 years free entry, Intermediate 10 - 14 years $10.00 entry fee and Seniors with a ladies only section entry will be $30.00 if paid by the 30th September or $35.00 after 30th Sept. We have again secured some amazing prizes and spot prizes that you won't want to miss out on.
There is also the chance to win your Junior Rugby team some cold hard cash with a share of $500.00 and lets not for get the bragging rights that goes with it. The Trophy is the Rugby Club Challenge/Matt Baker Memorial Trophy.
There is loads of entertainment planned for all, with the kids well catered for with pig carrying, possum tossing, fancy dressed possums and wet and wild type games.
The day is wound up by an impressive hangi that has been prepared by the Clubs hangi master George Paki Paki, and is open to all competitors with extra meals available for $10.00.

Entry forms are available from the Loggers Shop, Richmond Hunting and Fishing,Nelson Hunting and Fishing and the Motueka Gun Shop.

Family Friendly Free

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(Sunday 11th October 2015)

Awesome night service.

Aimed at youth.

Pumping music.

Guest Speaker: Matty Grant

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Walk 4 Support
(Sunday 11th October 2015)

Join us for a 10km fun run/walk around Motueka to show your support for the Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust on Sunday 11 October at 2pm.
Participants are encouraged to dress in pink and spot prizes will be presented at a post event function.
Meet at Decks Reserve.
The fun run/walk will start at 2pm - registrations will begin at 1.
A $10 donation to enter.
Followed by an auction with fabulous prizes up for grabs.
Look out for us on Facebook - Walk4 Support
Further information please contact:
Ria McGlashen ph 0273098514
Megan Strong ph 0272846953

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Motueka Library: Garden Talks - Community Garden and Vegetable Growing
(Monday 12th October 2015)

A great opportunity to learn about Motueka's Community Gardens - how they got started, what is grown and how it contributes to the community.

Get free advice from two well known gardeners - Ron Sharp and Grant Douglas. Find out which vegetables to grow and when to plant them in your own patch.

Check out our library books on vegetable growing, composting and mulching.

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Motueka Library: Garden Talks - Permaculture and Herbs
(Monday 12th October 2015)

Explore the world of medicinal herbs and discover how to make your garden sustainable and self-sufficient.

Find out about herbal medicine in a permaculture context and why it's a good idea for people to grow useful herbs in their own gardens.

Get free information and advice from Lynda Hannah, and check out the amazing library books on permaculture, garden sustainability and herbs.

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Takaka Library: Spring Fling - Wholemeal Cafe Chef Talks Food
(Monday 12th October 2015)

Wholemeal Café chef Mike Rimu will chat about seasonal ingredients, herbs and spices and give you a whole new take on how you can transform your humble vege patch into delicious dishes.

Mike has been a chef on private yachts and travelled to all corners of the world so we can be sure of a fascinating foodie journey.

Get stuck into your garden this spring with a little help from our local gardening gurus - whether it's creative design, spring planting or fabulous recipes, come along to the library for a whole crop of new ideas.

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Motueka Library: Garden Talks - Dove River Peonies
(Tuesday 13th October 2015)

Learn about a range of peony root based products for treatment of skin ailments from Georgia of Dove River Peonies.

Sample special blends of tea and infusions of peony root, which aid in relaxation, rejuvenation, and in the treatment of specific disorders.

While you're there, check out the range of library books on peonies and associated topics.

Feel free to bring your lunch.

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Motueka Library: Garden Talks - Floral Studio Posy Workshop
(Tuesday 13th October 2015)

Discover the romance and elegance of vintage floristry. Become inspired and create a posy in a tea cup for Spring and possible tea parties.

Get free information and tips with Lisa Martin from The Floral Studio in Motueka.

Bring your own tea cup and flowers and foliage from your garden.

Registrations essential. Limit of 10 spaces for workshop. Seating provided for those who just want to listen.

Check out our beautiful library books on Spring gardening with annuals and perennials.

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Takaka Library: Spring Fling - Gardening Guru Sol Morgan
(Tuesday 13th October 2015)

Fast becoming Golden Bay's go-to gardening guru, Sol Morgan will apply his wealth of knowledge to all things spring.

Come armed with thorny questions and have them answered.

Hear what Sol has to say about preparing and planting your spring garden for summer.

Get stuck into your garden this spring with a little help from our local gardening gurus - whether it's creative design, spring planting, or fabulous recipes, come along to the library for a whole crop of new ideas.

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Motueka Library: Garden Talks - Card Making Workshop
(Wednesday 14th October 2015)

Create three beautiful, personalised cards with a flower theme. Celebrate Spring and enjoy our special workshop.

Get advice and tips with Joan Taylor, a card making guru.

Materials supplied.

Registrations are essential. Pre-payment is required to secure a place. Limit of 8 spaces.

Check out our library books on card making and associated crafts.

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Motueka Library: Garden Talks - Propagating Plants
(Wednesday 14th October 2015)

Find out all about plant propagation in this informative workshop.

From optimum growing tips to harvesting and re-potting your seedlings, practical advice will be offered in this informative talk and workshop with experienced gardeners.

Get free information with Darlene Parkes from The Plant Barn Propagators.

Check out the abundant supply of library books on propagation and associated garden topics.

Registrations essential.

Limit of 10 spaces for workshop, seating provided for those who just want to listen.

Feel free to bring your lunch.

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(Wednesday 14th October 2015)

Neon is a Nelson-based electronic music trio, featuring Brendon Grant, Paul Hargreaves and Tim Wells.

They go back to the roots of electronic synthesis by utilising vintage analogue keyboards, vocoders and drum machines from the 1970s and 1980s.

In performance, their whole studio is brought to the stage, synchronised, sequenced and mixed, with visuals by Klaasz Breukel. They are influenced by early electronic pioneers such as Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk and John Foxx, but mainly by the sounds their unique instruments produce.

After wowing audiences at Light Nelson and in their Granary Gig at last year's Festival, they're returning for another amazing evening of electronic musical magic.

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Takaka Library: Spring Fling - Pests, Plants and Pots
(Wednesday 14th October 2015)

The where, why, what and how of growing plants in pots with Nicky Morris and Linda Millar.

All you need to know about container gardening will be covered by these hugely knowledgeable women.

Nicky and Linda are also dab hands at diagnosing the pests and diseases which damage your plants so bring your questions and problems to this interactive session.

Get stuck into your garden this spring with a little help from our local gardening gurus - whether it's creative design, spring planting, or fabulous recipes, come along to the library for a whole crop of new ideas.

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Jon Toogood at The Playhouse
(Thursday 15th October 2015)

Award winning musician, multi instrumentalist, host of Planet Of Sound on Radio Hauraki,



mentor and theatre performer. JON TOOGOOD needs no introduction.

As frontman of SHIHAD for over 25 years and the man behind the collaborative affair THE

ADULTS, Jon has more NZ radio hits than any other artist in NZ music history.

NOW for the first time, in a way you’ve never heard him before JON TOOGOOD will

perform some of his favourite songs (including his own) solo and acoustic in seated

intimate venues across New Zealand


SUN 11 OCTOBER – Leigh Sawmill, LEIGH

THU 15 OCTOBER – The Playhouse Café, NELSON



THU 22 OCTOBER – The Glenroy Auditorium, DUNEDIN

FRI 23 OCTOBER – King Street Live, MASTERTON





Twitter - @jontoogood

Facebook -

Youtube -

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Motueka Library: Garden Talks - Gardens of the World
(Thursday 15th October 2015)

Travel the globe with our talk about the award winning Gardens of the World in Hope.

Discover how the gardens started, which countries are represented and which plants are grown.

Get free information with Francis Day, the current owner of the Gardens of the World.

Check out our amazing library books about different gardens around the world and associated garden topics.

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Poetry Slam Heats
(Thursday 15th October 2015)

Golden Bay Live Poets’ Society presents Poetry Slam heats at the famous Mussel Inn in Golden Bay.

Christina Gurrola from Texas, USA, will open the evening with a short set featuring songs from her recently released debut EP 'Dawn Medley'. Christina is currently turning heads at venues across NZ with a voice and style that is being described ‘as Norah Jones meets Amy Winehouse.’

What is a SLAM and how does it work?
• A slam consists of poets performing their own poem from memory – no notes or props or costumes.
• The poem must be less than three minutes in length.
• Five judges scattered in the audience will score each performance based on content, performance and audience reaction.
• The lowest scores drop out for round two which sees the poets performing another original poem.
• From here remaining poets go through to the third round where they perform another original poem.
• From this round a number of poets are selected to compete in the Nelson Arts Festival Poetry Slam Regional Final at the Free House in Nelson on Monday 26 October 2015.
• The winner of the regional final competes in the NZ final with travel and accommodation provided.

To enter, contact

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Richmond Library: Get your Money Fighting Fit
(Thursday 15th October 2015)

Get your money fighting fit in time for Christmas.

Find out how to pay off debt and save for your goals with the Nelson Budget Service’s free seminar.

Book your place today. Phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500.

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Takaka Library: Spring Fling - Make a Spring Posy
(Thursday 15th October 2015)

Springtime is flower time. Golden Bay florist Teresa can show you how to care for your flowers to get the best out of them.

She will also demonstrate how to put gorgeous spring flowers together to make a stunning seasonal posy.

Bring along the makings and have a go yourself.

Don't forget foliage, flowers and your secateurs.

It is also fine to just watch and take the knowledge home to use in your own time.

Get stuck into your garden this spring with a little help from our local gardening gurus - whether it's creative design, spring planting or fabulous recipes, come along to the library for a whole crop of new ideas.

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Motueka Library: Garden Talks - Bonsai and Japanese Gardens
(Friday 16th October 2015)

Come and listen to a talk about the Japanese garden and bonsai at Riverside Café.

Che Vincent, the creator of the gardens, will share his recent experiences in a Japanese bonsai nursery, and his knowledge of bonsai culture.

Check out our beautiful library books on bonsai and Japanese gardens.

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Motueka Library: Garden Talks - Miniature Gardens Workshop for children
(Friday 16th October 2015)

Come along after school and create a tiny garden. It might be a fairy garden or one for dinosaurs, or another theme.

Materials provided.

Registrations and pre-payment are essential.

Limit of 20 spaces.

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On The Conditions And Possibilities Of Hillary Clinton Taking Me As Her Younger Lover
(Friday 16th October 2015)

In 2008 he tried to save New Zealand by offering himself to Helen Clark. Now, he's back to conquer the world as a concubine.

Richard Meros, the self-proclaimed Machiavelli of Generation Me, launches an anarchic and insightful state-of-the-nation address for the New American Century, armed with nothing but his nuclear powerpoint presentation.

Join the over-educated, underachieving Richard Meros as he charges through the pop-cultural slipstream to prove his amorous point: that by taking him as her Young Lover prior to the 2016 Presidential election, Hillary Clinton will attain the world’s highest office and initiate the Goldenest Age of American culture and society.

“Brilliant. Absurd. Delightful.” THE LISTENER

“Demented / Hilarious” NEW YORK MAGAZINE

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Takaka Library: Spring Fling - Garden Design with Pete Finlayson
(Friday 16th October 2015)

It's time to get creative and give something new a go.

Pete Finlayson will explain the basics of garden design, share new ideas and answer questions.

Become inspired to give your garden a glorious revamp.

Get stuck into your garden this spring with a little help from our local gardening gurus - whether it's creative design, spring planting, or fabulous recipes, come along to the library for a whole crop of new ideas.

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(Saturday 17th October 2015)

Join us at the spectacular Neudorf Vineyards for an afternoon of SOUL-POWERED FUNK!

Hipstamatics are now a household name in the live music community in New Zealand. The 10-piece line up has gone through many changes over the years but has slowly built up its stellar crew with an incredible list of credentials to back their amazing talents.

The band’s style and musicality takes from classic 70s and other funk fusion elements of today. In the last year, Hipstamatics have been focusing their efforts on creating original music with the distinct flavour that makes the Hipstamatics’ sound that it is today.

“The Hipstamatics are fabulous! They are truly soulful, funky and full of fire. They remind me of a legendary Soul Revue band, seamlessly joining all their songs together and working them with all the vigour and sweat that these songs deserve. You will get on the good foot!!" PETER URLICH

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Motueka Library: Garden Talks - Tasman Village Cottage Garden Visit
(Saturday 17th October 2015)

Our Garden Talks conclude with a visit to the exquisite Tasman Village Cottage Garden.

Maria at Tasman Village Cottage Garden has invited interested people to visit this beautiful garden, filled with roses, peonies, lavender, fruit trees, vegetable gardens and abundant bird life.

Register at Motueka Library to visit the Tasman Village Cottage Garden.

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Richmond Library: Lost Childhoods - Virtual Reality Refugee Experience
(Saturday 17th October 2015)

Step in to the world of Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan with UNICEF’s Virtual Reality headsets.

Experience a day in the life of a 12 year old Syrian girl living at Zaatari and connect with the lives of people caught up in the ongoing Syrian crisis.

Just drop in to the library between 10am and 12:30pm and sign up for your 10 minute slot with the headsets.

UNICEF New Zealand Programme Manager Hamish Lindsay will be there to answer any questions.

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Garden and Art Trail on the Ruby Coast
(Sunday 18th October 2015)

Mapua Women's Recreation Group, will once again have a team in the Cancer Society's Relay for Life 2016. Our Garden and Art Trail will offer a variety of interesting gardens and art works to discover on the Ruby Coast. Many of the gardens will be new and different from our very successful Trail two years ago. There will be plant sales, garden raffles, devonshire teas/coffee and other interesting things to discover at the various locations. A great day out exploring our fantastic region, with all money raised going to the Relay for Life

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NZ Aquabots Challenge 2015
(Sunday 18th October 2015)

The third annual NZAquaBots Challenge has 3 elements:
Obstacle Course
Finesse Challenge
Poster Presentation
Secondary and Intermediate aged students are encouraged to participate in teams of up to 6 students in NZAquaBot 2015 Challenge. All students will compete in the STOCK class version stated in the rules.
For specific information on the rules, regulations, design, and rubric for each competition, please email
It is advised that the details of each competition be noted and practiced prior to the actual event. The MOI will provide at least one practise day prior to the event with the specified course.
Compliance Check of vehicle: 9 am
Competition Start: 10 am
This event is FREE with purchase of an NZAquaBot kit.

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The Seisiun
(Tuesday 20th October 2015)

Seisiún – a gathering of musicians playing traditional Irish music, often held in Irish pubs.

Irish songwriter Roesy is one of Ireland’s most respected touring artists. Over the past 15 years he has released eight albums and shared the stage with luminaries such as Ron Sexsmith, Billy Bragg, Joan Armatrading and Donovan. His work is beguiling, bearing the influence of the ancient Irish guilds of storytelling, lyric poetry and folk song.

Roesy’s set is followed by The Seisiún, an electric performance that brings together a multi-award-winning collection of Ireland’s top traditional musicians and dancers, including Charlene Morrison and Liam Scanlon (step dance), Stephen Doherty (flute, melodeon, bodhrán), David Doocey (fiddle, concertina), Pat Coyne (guitar, vocal) and Andrew Laking (double bass).

"Roesy has a relaxed, gentle-voiced singing style that evokes shades of Nick Drake without sacrificing its own originality." THE EVENING HERALD

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The Treasure Box
(Wednesday 21st October 2015)

The Treasure Box is opening on the 21st Oct for a late night shopping experience. Come along and enjoy a relaxing evening of shopping. All products are handcrafted by local craft people. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

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Home Brew Beer Competition and tasting
(Saturday 24th October 2015)

Twice a year SOBA (Society of Beer Advocates) have this competition in Nelson. The national one is held in either Auckland or Wellington.
Between 30 and 40 entries are received each time. They are 'peer' judged by nationally recognized criteria.
It is an opportunity for new Home Brewers to have their beers compared with others.
For full detail email us.
A family BBQ will follow the prize giving at around 4pm for participants, their partners and families.

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Not Too Dry at Woollaston Estates
(Saturday 24th October 2015)

Relaxing music to while away the afternoon from the four piece band "NOT TOO DRY"

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Takaka Village Market
(Saturday 25th October 2014–Saturday 24th October 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 phone 03 525 9663 or 027 5566344

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Moutere Artisans Open Day
(Sunday 25th October 2015)

Just once every year, the many artisans of the Moutere open their doors and welcome you into their workshops and studios.
It all happens on Labour weekend Sunday from 10 til 5 a day to satisfy all your senses. Taste strawberries and olive oil, the finest wines … smell coffee and lavender … touch the ceramics … see the art and hear the music.

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FREEDOM Outdoor Music Festival 2015
(Friday 23rd–Monday 26th October 2015)

Freedom Festival returns for it's third year running! 4 days and 3 nights of camping, with music, live performances, workshops, food stalls and more!
You can expect a wide variety of popular musical genres, showcased on a large soundsystem, all set in a beautiful outdoor environment. With DJ's, bands, live performance art, knowledge sharing workshops, great local food and a positive creative atmosphere. Also featuring the new 'Safe Zone'. It's the place to be this Labour Weekend!

Come and dance in the name of 'FREEDOM!'

PLEASE NOTE: This is a NO Alcohol / NO Glass and Zero Waste event (You are responsible for your own Rubbish). Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. NO Dogs.

R.O.A.R. (Right Of Admittance Reserved)

For further information and enquires (performers / volunteers / workshops / stall holders), please contact:

Confirmed performances so far: (subject to possible changes)














Confirmed workshops so far: (subject to possible changes)






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Murchison's Country Market
(Monday 26th October 2015)

Country Market in the Commercial Stables car park in the centre of Murchison. Food , crafts, plants, soap, honey, healing products, organic dry food products, herbs and much more ! Every 2. Sunday after Labour Monday until Easter , kids friendly and safe, friendly country people and great value products !
additional stallholders wanted
contact Katharina 0211101360

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Poetry at Mahana
(Monday 26th October 2015)

“All I know is that I’m more in love with poetry, whatever it is, than ever,” says Bernadette Hall.

She has won numerous awards and has performed her work at festivals from New Zealand to New York. Bernadette lives at Amberley Beach and in 2008, co-founded the Hagley Writers’ Institute.

Bernadette Hall’s poems are the work of a questing, generous, civilised mind, one that quite knows what its values are and says so in ways that are definingly unique. Vincent O’Sullivan

Marty Smith grew up in a time when smoking was communal and companionable, and the people she loved floated through a blue haze like mirages.

Her first book, Horse with Hat, is a conversation with her father, who loved books and ideas but found it hard to breach his WWII silence.

The collection was a finalist in the 2014 Post Book Awards and won the Jesse Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poetry. Marty teaches at Taradale High School in Hawke’s Bay.

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Quilts Galore
(Saturday 24th–Monday 26th October 2015)

Showing the amazing quilts made by Golden Bay Patchwork and Quilters Guild members in the last year. Also on display will be the Hoffman Challenge quilts and the Motueka Quilting Connection Challenge quilts. Sales table and guest merchant Cushla's Village Fabrics.

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ULC Trio
(Monday 26th October 2015)

Danish folk and Celtic music in the ULC Trio's only Nelson performance. World renowned and visiting NZ on a 22 date tour. See them at the Inn on Labour Monday afternoon!

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Richmond Library: Trade Aid Display
(Tuesday 6th–Thursday 29th October 2015)

Take a look at the beautiful collection of handmade objects and fair trade products from Nelson’s Trade Aid.

Trade Aid is a New Zealand based fair trade organisation which helps talented people from around the world improve their lives through trade.

Throughout October you can see a selection of the fair trade goods they sell at their Hardy St, Nelson store.

In the library’s glass display area until the end of October.

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Grandma's kitchen
(Tuesday 29th September–Friday 30th October 2015)

Grandma’s kitchen – what memories does that evoke? Warmth, aromas, baking, happy times?
Well our new exhibition is all about Grandma’s kitchen, with artefacts mainly from the 1940s and 50s, plus some either side of those decades.
There is bound to be something for everyone to look at and recall memories of childhood times spent and grandparents during the holidays or other times.
It is only on for a short time, so the school holidays would be a good time to come and have look, plus of course we are open on Sundays which is always a good time to spend an hour or two looking around the museum.

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Guy Williams Homecoming Comedy Tour - Adults Show
(Friday 30th October 2015)

The funny man of the Jono and Ben Show and the Edge Afternoons is returning home for an evening of gut busting, side splitting, rib tickling stand up comedy.

The Mongolian Yurt at the Free House hosts this R18 show of the tour.

Local comedians will also be performing, warming up the stage with querky improv comedy sketches that will be sure to put a smile on your dial.

Tickets are available from Ticket Direct, or at the Theatre Royal Box Office. $20 + bf. Door sales ($25) may be available on the night.

Get in quick. Only 90 tickets available for an insanely interesting evening with GUY WILLIAMS.

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Family Movie Night
(Saturday 31st October 2015)

Showing the epic movie The Incredibles.

Food and drink available for minimal cost.

Bring your bean bag or cushions. Kids welcome to wear your onesie or pj's and make yourself at home.

Settle in for a fabulous evening of entertainment.

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Halloween Fancy Dress Competition at Pottering About
(Saturday 31st October 2015)

Trick or Treat!! Come and paint and create something in your best scary Halloween costume and be in to win some awesome prizes! There will be some apple bobbing, spooky treats, and fun for all the family! Special discounts on selected pottery too! :)
3 Categories:
0 - 8 yrs
8 - 16 yrs
16 upwards (ie. adults can join in the fun too!!)
Fancy Dress prize giving will be done at 12:00 :)
03 545 8041,nz

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Halloween in the Park 2015
(Saturday 31st October 2015)

Dress up the whole family and come down to the park for an afternoon of Halloween fun. 2 Blast bouncy castle zones. Kids rides. food court. Free kids activites. lolly scrambles. Music/entertainment. Costume prizes - even for the Parents!

Flossie the Balloon Lady will be there 2.00-4pm

Lolly scrambles at 3:45 & 5pm

Prize giving 5:30

If wet Saturday will be postponed til Sunday 1st Nov

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Takaka & District War Memorial opening
(Saturday 31st October 2015)

The Waharoa will be unveiled at 5.00am and the Memorial opening ceremony is at 1.30pm. The public are invited to attend both events.

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Tapawera BGAC Show
(Saturday 31st October 2015)

A great community event with something for everyone at a price you can afford.

Along with the usual competitions among the farm yard animals we have a great line up of trade and craft stalls, food stalls, and heaps of entertainment.

There will be lots of different music demonstrations, including the Motueka Pipe Band, demonstrations from Trial Riders, water slide, archery, teddy bear shearing, fancy dressed pet & dog with the loudest bark competition, the animal nursery tent, classic & vintage cars, an army display plus so much more!

Come along for a fantastic day out.

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Tasman School Biennial Art Auction 2015
(Saturday 31st October 2015)

We invite you to join us to celebrate the creative talent in the Tasman District.

We are very grateful for the support of over 30 artists from the area who have donated a percentage of the sale of their artwork for our fundraising event. Over 40 artworks will go up for auction and are expected to fetch between $100 and over $1500. All artwork has a reserve. We have a diverse range of work on offer, from painting to screen-prints, photography to sculpture and ceramics. A skilled auctioneer from Bayley's Realty will be helping us out on auction day

We are a small rural school with big ideas, committed to building an arts rich culture and we hope to continue to provide opportunities for students to appreciate, challenge and create. Along with several Artist in Residence programmes funds raised from this Auction will go towards fostering and enriching students learning and appreciation of the arts.

The Art Auction Catalogue is now available to view here:
We are still waiting for a few more works so make sure you check back again mid October for an update on what has been added to the auction catalogue.
To register your interest in the auction please email

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Bay Art Exhibition
(Saturday 24th October–Sunday 1st November 2015)

The Bay Art exhibition displays a huge variety of artworks by professional, emerging and hobby artists. Golden Bay is home to an enormously artistic community, and this exhibition is a showcase for the diversity of talent.
Bay Art is the major event in the Arts Council calendar. It provides an opportunity to promote local talent and encourages creative expression amongst all age groups. The competition provides a healthy challenge to all those who choose to enter (not mandatory).

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Boys & Blokes Day Out
(Sunday 1st November 2015)

Boys & Blokes Day Out. An exciting active day of adventure based activities including flying trapeze, tower climb, abseil challenges and high ropes.

10:00am - 4:00pm with a shared BBQ to finish. 8 years and up (with 8-10 year olds accompanied by a care giver). Able to come by yourself or with a Bloke. Limited numbers so pre registration is essential.

Registrations open 12th October to 29th October

For more information contact Wendy Bettjeman at Sport Tasman 03 546 3309 or Mark Bruce-Miller 03 526 7842.

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