Events in the Tasman/Nelson Region

Download a copy of the Summer Events GuideThis page contains a list of upcoming events in the Tasman/ Nelson region and a guide to summer events.

Summer Events Guide

Every year, the Tasman District Council produces a guide for locals and visitors to help promote the events, attractions and businesses of the Tasman District. In 2015-2016 the guide is co-produced with Nelson City Council.

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

See also

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. All events listed in the Tasman District on ItsOn will appear on this page.

Event Listings 


Cruise Control at The Moutere Hills Vineyard and Cafe
(Sunday 7th February 2016)

Be entertained by Cruise Control, a 3-piece boogie and soft rock band, while you wine and dine in the beautiful restaurant setting of the vineyard. Hear the songs of Van Morrison, James Taylor, Neil Young, Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, America, Neil Diamond, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Credence Clearwater Revival and many other great artists from recent times.

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DESTINATION WAKEFIELD!
(Sunday 7th February 2016)

Pigeon Valley Steam Museum will be all go with traction engine and jigger rides and an array of steam driven machinery. Museums and sheds will be open to wander through and muse over.
Wakefield Bakery could be your next stop for a succulent morsel or two to stave off the hunger pangs and then it's just a wee way down the road to Willowbank miniature village where each historic building has its own unique collection from our past on display. A special feature is the living willow shade house.
Not far away Villa Grove Estate is a boutique olive oil venture where you can see for yourself how the finished product is grown and produced.

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Dodzy Memorial Enduro - SOLD OUT
(Saturday 6th–Sunday 7th February 2016)

The Dodzy Memorial is an inspiring event held in the memory of James Dodds (Dodzy). Dodzy helped shape mountain biking in New Zealand, through his and partner Gabby’s skills courses, his race mentoring and through his trail building and bike design. The Dodzy Memorial Enduro is a time to remember James Dodds, and to ride and race on trails that he helped design and build.

ENTRY - Entry to the 2016 event sold out in October 2015, check out the website for information on entering next year and for information on this years event.

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Let's Get the Whale into the Whalery!
(Sunday 7th February 2016)

Whale strandings in Golden Bay/Mohua--a special screening of two documentaries as a fundraiser for Golden Bay Museum's Whale/Whalery project. Refreshments included.

Come and see two documentaries -- "Stranding!"(1997) made by Natural History NZ, and "Once Upon a Pod of Whales" (2012) made by Sara Kaltz & Vanessa Marshall with the support of iwi and DOC. The soundtrack includes Richard Nunns playing taonga puoro.

Golden Bay Museum Te Waka Huia o Mohua has been fundraising since 2014 to create a space to explain the very special marine environment of Golden Bay/Mohua, including iwi perspectives, aquaculture and whale strandings. The focal point of the displays will be a pilot whale skeleton from a Farewell Spit stranding prepared by Alan McLean with expert advice from around the world. So far the museum has raised $97,000 from grants and other sources.

This screening kicks off fundraising for the final $20,000 so that construction can begin in winter 2016. It's a very exciting project to mark the museum's 25th anniversary.

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Alien Nation festival
(Friday 5th–Monday 8th February 2016)

Alien Nation international dance party proudly presents one of New Zealand’s most innovative, vibrant and exciting outdoor trance events. This is an alcohol free party that is defiantly not for that faint hearted as we will be taken to the deeper, darker, harder side of trance. ‘Its not just a disco in the forest, it’s an initiation; a gathering of the tribe'

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Tasman Wheelers Tuesday Night Blast
(Tuesday 9th February 2016)

Bikefest Event 2016

The Tasman Wheelers Cycling club has been running cycling races in the Nelson/Tasman area for many years first as The Upper Moutere Wheelers, then Star and Garters Wheelers and more recently Tasman Wheelers.

Registrations from 5.45pm at Aniseed Valley Road with first riders departing at 6.30pm

Hope Circuit – A Grade 9 laps, B Grade 8 laps, C Grade 7 laps, D Grade 6 and E/Entry Grade 5 laps – finish on Aniseed Valley Rd

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CSG Bikefest Nelson
(Thursday 28th January–Wednesday 10th February 2016)

A celebration of cycling in the Nelson/Tasman region spanning over 13 days. With over 15 key events and even more fringe events. CSG Bikefest Nelson is suitable for all age ranges from the elite to the family friendly, there's something for everyone.

2016 CSG Bikefest Events Calendar

Thursday 28th January
CSG Bikefest Nelson Official Opening - Morrison Square - Nelson - 5.30-7.30pm

Friday 29th January
Top Gun Mountain Bike Event (Day1 Downhill)

Saturday 30 January
Top Gun Mountain Bike Event (Day2 Downhill)
Tasman Wheelers Race, Mapua

Sunday 31 January
Top Gun Mountain Bike Event (Day3 CrossCountry)

Monday 1 February
Coppermine Heli Bike
Top Gun Mountain Bike Event (Day4 Enduro)

Tuesday 2 February
Tasman Wheelers Tuesday Blast

Saturday 6 February
Lakes to Sea Road Race
Dodzy Enduro Race - Leg 1

Sunday 7 February
Maitai Family Day
Dodzy Enduro Race - Leg 2

Monday 8th February
Hills to Heels

Tuesday 9 February
Tasman Wheelers Tuesday Blast

Wednesday 10 February
Go By Bike Day
Nelson Secret Street Art Bike Tour
Urban Cross Country, Nelson College

See www.bikefestnelson.co.nz for more details about each event.

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Go By Bike Day - Golden Bay
(Wednesday 10th February 2016)

A FREE breakfast of English muffins and conserves whether you are on your way to work, school or just out for an early ride.

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Go By Bike Day - Richmond bike tune up
(Wednesday 10th February 2016)

Mechanics at a the BBTU event on the NZ-wide Go By Bike Day will give your bike a quick maintenance check and tune up to make sure your bike is safe, road-worthy and fits you. If the work required is a more than a tune up they will advise on what’s involved and contacts for the local bike shops.

Bike tips, information on upcoming events and giveaways will be available for participants on the day - look for the Get Moving flags.

For bad weather postponement info check https://www.facebook.com/BicycleNelsonBays

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Tumble Tots
(Sport Tasman & Just Gym)
(Wednesday 10th February 2016)

An active session which will provide opportunities for children under 2 to explore movement, whilst gaining essential fundamental movement skills such as stability, locomotion and manipulation in safe and supportive environment.

Nelson & Richmond Locations

Mondays - 1000 - 1045 Start: 15th Feb
Nelson: Hampden Street School

Wednesdays - 915 - 1000 Start 9th Feb
Richmond:Richmond Town Hall
Cambridge Street

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Humankindness
(Friday 12th February 2016)

Humankindness
Friday 12th February
Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $15 for show
Steve Mitchell and has band of amazing musos are Humankindness, the perfect blend of folk, rock , jazz and blues, prepare to be blown away by a great act!

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Cruise Control Band at Club Waimea
(Saturday 13th February 2016)

Be entertained and dance the night away to the beat and groove of Cruise Control, a 3-piece boogie and soft rock band. Hear the songs of Van Morrison, James Taylor, Neil Young, Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, America, Neil Diamond, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Credence Clearwater Revival and many other great artists from recent times.

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Flash Electrical Beach Fun Day
(Saturday 13th February 2016)

Beach sprints, tug of war, sand castle comp, Free BBQ sausage (limited stock), Big dig and karaoke sing along. Fun for the whole family.
Sport Tasman and Tasman District Council summer event.

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Raybon Kan
(Saturday 13th February 2016)

Raybon Kan
Saturday 13th February
Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $20 for show
The very, very, very, very funny Raybon Kan comes over from our nations capital for a quick one off show. Not to be missed...this guy is FUNNY!!!

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Book Launch
(Sunday 14th February 2016)

The Motueka Historical Assn have been researching the history of the Motueka Wharf for over 12 months now. We decided to employ Carol Dawber and River Press to give the publication the professionalism it deserves.
We could not have covered the 100 years using photographs without the public answering our call and coming forward and allowing us to publish their memories.
We have included a section on the first wharf known now as The Old Wharf and also a small section on present day users and activities. But the majority of the 176 page black and white photos with captions covers the many activities of the New Wharf.
The apple industry drove the moving of the wharf to its present position on the Moutere Lagoon and industries involving apples dominated the first 40 years. However a wide range of goods went over the wharf from timber, to marble to tobacco and hops, groceries for the town, and motor vehicles to name a few
Come along and purchase your book on the day for $45 and help the Association celebrate this special
occasion. If you can't make the day please pre-order by using the contact details and we will get the book to you.

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Dovedale Country Affair Festival
(Sunday 14th February 2016)

Celebrate Valentine's at the Dovedale Country Affair. Enjoy a real country occasion with entertainment and lots of free activities for the whole family.
With live music all day and so much to see and do, you'll want to make a day of it. Experience life in the country and join in with traditional country games, including tug-of-war; marvel at the sheepdogs and shearers; step back in time with exhibitions in the Hall and the Church; back by popular demand is the kids water slide, not to mention the silent auction, motorcycle sidecar rides, farm animals, vintage machinery, plenty of craft and food stalls, raffles and lucky dips!
Ample parking, including disabled parking, with a shuttle bus between the Hall, Church and Reserve for those needing assistance.
Cash EFTPOS facility for a small fee.
Entry is $2 for adults, children free.
Please NO DOGS.
All monies raised goes back into the Dovedale Community.
Next to the school in the Dovedale Recreational Reserve, just 45 minutes drive from Nelson.
Follow the signs from Prices Corner (Neudorf Road turnoff) on theUpper Moutere.
On rain or shine.

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Explore Your 'Self' - Yogic Lifestyle Retreats
(Monday 8th–Sunday 14th February 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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Love Vibration - Arts & Health Expo
(Sunday 14th February 2016)

Health & Food Stalls. Live music. 5D Art Work.

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Screenwriting Workshop
(Sunday 14th February 2016)

Tony Etchells is conducting a second workshop on screenwriting, following on from the success of his first workshop in November.

Tony Etchells has nearly two decades of practical experience as a full-time screenwriter for television. He began writing for 'Casualty', and also worked on 'Doctors', 'Midsomer Murders', 'Dangerfield' and 'EastEnders'.

This workshop will cover using the 'Hero's Journey' story shape to create dramatic change and growth in character. The techniques involved are particularly useful for those interested in writing for the stage or screen, but are of value to all fiction writers.

Light refreshments will be provided. Booking not essential.

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Wellington Sea Shanty Sociey
(Sunday 14th February 2016)

WSSS, NZ's 'Most Sea Worthy' shanty group' return with more rowdy tales. Dark Moon Morris will also be dancing!

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Music in the village
(Tuesday 16th February 2016)

Music in the village
Tuesday 16 February
2pm
Ernest Rutherford Village Centre

Please join us as we relive the magic of three decades of timeless tunes.
Presented by four artists who have collaborated on concerts such as Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, and Skycity Starlight Symphony, you’ll be blown away by their musical talents.
Tickets are just $15 and include afternoon tea.

Hurry – seating is limited so book your tickets by calling Debbie on 03 538 0882, by Friday 12 February.

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David Eggleton, Live Poets Society
(Thursday 18th February 2016)

The Live Poets evening kicks off with Jersey Bob and an open mic session follows. Our guest poet, David Eggleton, 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 for their support.

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All Vinyl Rock and Roll Night!
(Friday 19th February 2016)

ALL VINYL ROCK AND ROLL NIGHT
Friday 19th February
Doors open 6pm, Vinyl from 7pm. FREE TO ALL.
Come and celebrate the best of Rock and Roll on the format it was supposed to be hear on...VINYL!
DJ Elrolio has over 2000 pieces of Vinyl on site here at The Playhouse, so you better believe there will be variety and great tunes.

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Crooked Weather
(Saturday 20th February 2016)

Based in Yorkshire, Crooked Weather blend indie with Traditional Folk to create earthy and unruly folk songs.

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Cruise Control Band at The Mapua Sprig and Fern Tavern
(Saturday 20th February 2016)

Be entertained and dance the night away to the beat and groove of Cruise Control, a 3-piece boogie and soft rock band. Hear the songs of Van Morrison, James Taylor, Neil Young, Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, America, Neil Diamond, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Credence Clearwater Revival and many other great artists from recent times.

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Brightwater Wine & Food Festival
(BWFF)
(Sunday 21st February 2016)

BWFF celebrates sensational sounds, wine, food, and summer. Hold onto your summer holiday groove, grab family and friends and head to the Brightwater Wine & Food Festival, for all-day music & entertainment, fantastic food, and award-winning wine and beer. Enjoy fun for all ages... including the Kids.

Plenty of free parking, Motor Homes welcome. Alternately Bus from Nelson/Richmond or ride directly to the venue via the Great Tasman Cycle Trail.

Lock it in NOW! The third Sunday in February is the 21st Feb 2016. Support this popular event proudly promoted by the Rotary Club of Richmond with all proceeds going back to the community.

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Get Moving Family Bike Fun Golden Bay
(Sunday 21st February 2016)

Activities to include a Bike Rogaine, bike demo’s, slow bike race, decorate your bike comp, cycle skills course and Big Check and Tune Up.

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Italian Style Alfresco Long Lunch
(Sunday 21st February 2016)

The Nelson Ark Alfresco Long Lunch - in the field at the Playhouse Cafe, Tasman.

Enjoy a long, lazy alfresco dining experience.

Get a group together, savour the company, tasty platters, pasta, profiteroles and more.

4 delectable courses FOR ONLY $40 pp

Cash bar available. No BYO please.

Be sure not to miss out on this spectacular event!

All proceeds go to support the amazing work of The Nelson Ark | www.thenelsonark.co.nz

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Kool Tones Performing at the Golden Bear
(Sunday 21st February 2016)

Kool Tones perform at the Golden Bear in Mapua with tasteful grooves for one and all. Barry Korcheski, Hammond organ, John Rowburrey, guitar and John Irvine, drums. Come and hear classic pop, motown, funk, blues, and swing grooves from such artists as James Brown, Santana and Booker T and the MG's.

Live at the Golden Bear in Mapua from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Come listen and dance to your favorite grooves.
See ya there !!!

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New Zealand Hang Gliding National Championships
(Saturday 13th–Sunday 21st February 2016)

Hang Gliding enthusiasts from around NZ will be converging to race around the skies over Tapawera, Nelson Lakes and Murchison areas to see who is the fastest Hang Glider Pilot in the land.
Last years winner, John Smith (Queenstown) will be keen to retain number one spot while the local pilots are sure to be tough competitors.

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Motueka and Richmond Libraries: Adult Colouring for Creativity and Calm
(Tuesday 2nd–Tuesday 23rd February 2016)

Have you visited a bookstore recently and noticed all the colouring books for adults? They are part of a new craze which promotes creativity and calm for adults through colouring in.

If you want to try it for yourself, come to Motueka or Richmond Library and have a go. For a short time, we have set up a dedicated colouring-in station for adults.

Spend a few minutes in the library quietly colouring this February.

All materials supplied.

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BOOGIE TRAIN!!!
(Friday 26th February 2016)

BOOGIE TRAIN!!!
Friday 26th February
Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $20 for show
Best Blues Band in town, possibly the country, amazing 4 piece of bad ass Blues!

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Buller Festival
(Friday 26th–Sunday 28th February 2016)

Buller Festival is a three-day Whitewater Kayaking and Rafting festival held annually on the Matakitaki and Buller rivers in Murchison.
Buller Festival has grown into the countries biggest whitewater event and attracts competitors from New Zealand and around the world. This year is the 25th anniversary, celebrating on the 26th, 27th and 28th of February.
Buller Festival events are based around participation and cater to all levels of paddling ability, ranging from the beginner through to the elite. The aim of these events is to ‘get people on the river’ and get them participating.
Events during Buller Festival 2016 include:
• Kayak Boater Cross (4 paddlers at once racing down a section of whitewater on the Matakitaki River)
• Kayak Slalom (offering both elite and novice courses)
• Rafter Cross (teams of 6 in provided rafts, racing down a course set up on the Buller River)
• Cardboard Cup Race (build your own 2 person craft with cardboard and duct tape, on flat water)
• Stand Up Paddleboard race (white water event and flat water event)
• Rock the Buller BBQ and Party (live music, bbqs provided, food and beverages for sale)
•Bullerfest Prizegiving Ceremony and Gear Expo

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Get Moving Family Bike Fun Motueka
(Sunday 28th February 2016)

Activities to include a Bike Rogaine, bike demo’s, slow bike race, decorate your bike comp, cycle skills course and Big Check and Tune Up.

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Mini Car Club Outing
(Sunday 28th February 2016)

We are a car club that celebrates Minis, Classic and BMW.
Please come to Rabbit Island and meet us if you have a Mini, which you enjoy driving.
We have a variety of ages in the club from 18 - 60+.
The Minis in Nelson Inc. go on monthly drives around the district where we all enjoy the journey, not just the destination.
The club also has a parts shed for those with Classic Minis needing some help.

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Yoga, Health & the Elements
(Wednesday 24th–Sunday 28th February 2016)

One of the most powerful methods of gaining greater knowledge of ourselves is to study the Tattwas, the basic elements of our nature. These include the five physical elements: earth, water, fire, air and space, as well as the subtle elements of mind. The Tattwas are responsible for how we feel and think. If the Tattwas are pure and healthy we feel good in body-mind.

The retreat programme includes:

• The elements and their associated chakras
• Hatha yoga practices with element focus
• Tattwa meditations
• Yantra visualisation
• Applying the 5 elements to the body and mind
• Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
• Kirtan (singing mantras to music)
• Havan (ancient Vedic fire ceremony)

Payment is for 4 nights*
Early Bird Price - NZ$495 (full payment due by 12 January 2016)
Standard Price - NZ$550
Camping Price - NZ$475

*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, a booking form and payment information please email yoga@anahata-retreat.org.nz or call 03 5259887.

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3 Tenors and a Soprano Reunited
(Monday 29th February 2016)

Three great tenors line up with one soprano to perform their best hits from past concerts including O Sole Mio, My Way, Nessun Dorma, Come Back to Sorrento and The Donkey Serenade as well as some new favourites! We pay tribute to the great tenors in opera and crossover artists like Andrea Bocelli and Il Divo as we present a concert to hit the heartstrings and tingle the senses.

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Richmond Library: Nelson Potters Association display
(Thursday 4th February–Tuesday 1st March 2016)

An exhibition of pottery by members of the Nelson Potters Association is now showing in Richmond Library’s glass display cabinets.

The exhibition features examples of work from Sue Newitt, Katie Gold, Owen Bartlett, Royce McGlashen, Charles Shaw, Anna Barnett and Stephen Robertson.

Take a look at their colourful display next time you’re in Richmond Library.

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Richmond Library: Fleur Woods Exhibition
(Thursday 4th February–Wednesday 2nd March 2016)

An exhibition of mixed media art works by Upper Moutere artist Fleur Woods is now showing on Richmond Library’s gallery wall.

Fleur Woods’ art is rich with layers of colour, texture and meaning. Her art is well known for the intricate stitching which acts as another form of mark making and links her work to the bygone eras of women crafters.

Visit her beautiful art work on the gallery wall at Richmond Library today.

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Ruby Coast Arts Open Studios Opening Night
(Friday 4th March 2016)

The Ruby Coast artists are throwing open their studio doors for the weekend. The opening night function at the Mapua Hall is a great way to start the weekend off.

Meet the artists, guest speaker and enjoy the company of others supporting the arts on the Ruby Coast.

There will be a Silent Auction where you can bid for RCA members artworks.

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.

Visit the Ruby Coast Arts facebook page www.facebook.com/RubyCoastArts for further details of the evening.

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Gary McCormick and Tim Shadbolt LIVE!
(Friday 4th–Saturday 5th March 2016)

Gary McCormick and Tim Shadbolt
Friday 4th and Saturday 5th March
Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $25 for show
NZ's funny men come to the top of the south. Tim Shadbolt is the longest running mayor in New Zealand history and Gary McCormick is the morning radio host of More FM...but more importantly they are the best story tellers in the country with almost 100 years of performing between them (probably an exaggeration, a little less but close!)

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Mahana School Twilight Food & Music Fiesta
(Saturday 5th March 2016)

Sit back and relax on the hay bales and enjoy fresh and tasty home made fare with a drink, while you listen to live music in an idyllic country setting.

All while the younger kids are being entertained with the Bouncy Castle, Carnival Fun Zone, Face Painting, Pony Rides.

The older ones can try their luck climbing on the Aerial Silks Competition, Mahana Crate Mountain, scramble the Obstacle Course, have fun on the Mussel Buoy Rides, Horizontal Bungy, Crazy Bikes, Lazer Tag and much more.

Don't forget to bring money for the Silent Auction and Raffles.

Follow the signs from Dominion Rd, off the Coastal Highway.
Park on School Rd and catch the shuttle transport.

Gold coin entry.
Sunday if wet.

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Choice Children's Day
(Sunday 6th March 2016)

Rabbit Island is to host an afternoon of interactive games and activities as part of the national children’s day celebrations.

The day is about spending some quality time with your children, showing them that they are special, and making new memories with them.

There will be activities for the whole family to take part in, with Inflatable bouncy castles, balloon twisting, pony cart rides, sports gear, bike riding challenges, and treasure hunt all on offer over the afternoon.

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Get Moving Family Bike Fun Rabbit Island
(Sunday 6th March 2016)

Activities to include a Bike Rogaine, bike demo’s, slow bike race, decorate your bike comp, cycle skills course and Big Check and Tune Up.

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NZ Antique & Classic Boatshow
(Saturday 5th–Sunday 6th March 2016)

Clinkers, canoes, classic sail boats, seagulls, inboard clinkers, runabouts, classic hydroplanes and race boats, steam launches, old fibreglass boats and their owners come together for two days of classic boating, display, talk and the odd race. Set in the stunning setting of St Arnaud township nestled on the edge of beautiful Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes National Park.

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Ruby Coast Arts Open Studios
(Saturday 5th–Sunday 6th March 2016)

The Ruby Coast artists are throwing open their studio doors for the 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. Over the weekend take your 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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Soiree Musicale
(Sunday 6th March 2016)

For the 4th time you are invited to share music, Folk, Country, Blues, Classical, Pop, with local musicians. A long interval gives time to enjoy a tasty supper, al- fresco with this year a Barn Dance to follow at 9pm.
The evening is a fundraiser for The Nelson Ark

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Junior Indoor Dodgeball
(Wednesday 24th February–Wednesday 16th March 2016)

Junior Indoor Dodgeball games held at Richmond Town Hall. 7 - 13 Year olds. $3 per child. Come along and be put into teams for an hour of fun.

No experience necessary. Boys and girls.

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Murchison's Country Market
(Sunday 6th December 2015–Monday 28th March 2016)

Local Craft and Growers market in the Historical Stables car park.

Come to enjoy the relaxed country atmosphere in a beautiful setting where the kids can run around away from the road and you can sit down and eat your picnic or eat some delicious freshly prepared food from one of the food stalls.

Browse the stalls for some of the locally produced goodies, from plants to soap to fibre craft to handmade skin care to organic grains and seeds to honey to handmade arts and craft you will be delighted by the variety of produce Murchison's people have to offer.
Also second hand and bric-a brac stalls.

Plenty of parking and of course no entry fee.

New stallholders and buskers welcome, please contact Katharina for details.

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Sport Tasman Give it a Go
(Wednesday 10th February–Wednesday 30th March 2016)

The Give it a Go programme offers a range of fun sport and recreational activities to try. Aimed at over 40's we have a new activity every week.

10th Feb - 10am Self Defence at Saxton Stadium $6
17th Feb - 10am Table Tennis at Saxton Stadium $5
24th Feb - 10:30am Aqua Aerobics at Riverside Pool $6
2nd March - 10am Croquet at Nelson Hinemoa Croquet Club $5
9th March - 10am Fun & Frisbees at Isle Park $3
16th March - 10am Badminton at Saxton Stadium $6
23rd March - 10am Tai Chi at Saxton Stadium $5
30th March - 10am Petanque at Saxton Field $3

To register your interest contact Wendy Bettjeman, Sport Tasman 546 3309.

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