Events in the Tasman/Nelson Region

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

Featured Events 

These events have been organised or supported by Tasman District Council:

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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 


AbbeyFields featuring Optimus Gryme
(Saturday 19th April 2014)

Come dance, picnic & play in the fields behind the Abbey Cafe on Appleby Straight just out of Richmond to the legendary OPTIMUS GRYME with support from SOLO SOULJAH SOUNDSYSTEM & SANDCASTLE from noon til 6pm Easter Saturday for some afternoon delight...bring the kids & sample the Abbeys awesome range of wines & craft beers, the party will be ON no matter what the weather with indoor outdoor flow being a speciality of this wicked revamped venue
SPECIAL OFFER : if you produce your ticket to HAPPY The Great Easter Bunny Hunt at the gate you will get FREE ENTRY to Abbeyfields...the perfect warmup to a night of dancing :) check out the facebook page for more info : https://www.facebook.com/events/599010156844963/?source=1

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Grand Easter Fair
(Saturday 19th April 2014)

Come to the fair – there's something for everyone! Traditional stalls, rides and games, live music and entertainment, food and drinks court, art auction, produce, plants, clothes, bric-a-brac, kiddies' areas, treasure hunt, bouncy castle and much, much more. This family-friendly, smoke- and alcohol-free event is a fundraiser for Golden Bay High School.

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Gypsy Pickers at Pohara, Easter Sat
(Saturday 19th April 2014)

Gypsy Pickers live show at the Penguin Cafe and Bar on beautiful Pohara Beach, Golden Bay. 6.30 - 9.30 pm. Come and meet the new owners! Relax, enjoy a meal or a drink, and put your dancing shoes on.

"World class, feel-good music with the power of soul!"

The GYPSY PICKERS are a multi-instrument, songwriting duo known for their engaging live performances that have kept them busy on the local and international touring scene.

These two lively entertainers have a captivating show and an extensive repertoire to suit any function or event. The Gypsy Pickers make music to move you and make you move - with rock, reggae, bluegrass, gypsy, celtic, popular, pacifika, latin, jazz, blues, roots, classics, originals, well loved hits, and fun novelty pieces to entice and entertain. For a quality concert experience or floor shaking evocative dance music, the Gypsy Pickers are known for consistently pleasing crowds of all ages.

Experts at their craft on hot guitars, mandolin, banjo, melodica, bass, rich vocals and percussion.

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Mapua Easter Fair
(Sunday 20th April 2014)

The Mapua Easter Fair is held every year on Easter Sunday. This year we’re starting at 9am until our usual finishing time of 4pm.

The Fair is operated by The Mapua Easter Fair Charitable Trust and raises funds for the Mapua School and The Mapua Playcentre. Every year we try to make the Fair an enjoyable, family-centred, fun day out for everyone.

As the Fair takes place on the Mapua Domain we’re sorry we cannot allow dogs.

There is plenty of parking but please do make use of the Mapua Ferry which goes back and forth from Rabbit Island to Mapua Wharf and takes cycles and foot passengers or come by bike on The Tasman Great Taste Trail.

You can also hire bikes (or have them delivered to your accommodation) from Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire and Tours based at Mapua Wharf.

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Blackenbrook Tasting Days
(Saturday 19th–Monday 21st April 2014)

The famous Blackenbrook Open Days are back – we’ll once again be open for tasting from Easter Saturday to Monday, 1pm to 5pm.

Our elegant Chardonnay 2012 and Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 are finally ready for release. We are proud to unveil these two stylish wines from a small and very special vintage.

Call into our Winery to taste the new releases together with other Blackenbrook favourites and our home-made Swiss bread.

Of course we will once again run some tempting specials during the tasting days, available at the Winery or by phone, email or from our Web Site.

Blackenbrook Winery, 51 Baldwin Rd, Tasman (turn off at Tasman Store)
19 – 21 April 2014, 1 – 5pm
Free Tasting

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Murchison Stables Market -Easter Monday
(Monday 21st April 2014)

Murchison Stables Market. Travelling through Murchison? Stop in and check out our local market on Easter Monday April 21 at the Historical Commercial Stables from 9-2. Crafts, produce, Garlic, plants, soaps, preserves, baked goods and more. Stop in and visit across from the Mobil. Inquires 523 9895.

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Yoga and Meditation - Easter Weekend Retreat
(Friday 18th–Monday 21st April 2014)

Join special guest teacher Kailash and experience the healing and transforming effects of yoga and meditation in this revitalizing and renewing Easter weekend. Learn a range of valuable practices to help you achieve more balance and harmony in your daily life. Set in a spectacular natural setting with mountain top views, Anahata is the perfect place to reconnect with your inner self.

Includes:
Hatha yoga for all levels of experience
Guided meditation
Satyananda Yoga Nidra™ (deep relaxation meditation)
Free time for contemplation
Daily chanting
Kirtan (singing mantras to music)
Havan (ancient Vedic fire ceremony)

Begin your journey towards health and positivity!

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Tuesday Jam - Open Mic, Mapua
(Tuesday 22nd April 2014)

Open Mic / Jam Night at The Tap Alehouse & Restaurant in Mapua, near Nelson. Hosted by Ron Valente of the Gypsy Pickers. Bring your songs, instruments and dancing shoes for a fun and entertaining evening. Everyone welcome. Every Tuesday from 7pm. No cover charge

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Open Mic Night, Takaka
(Thursday 24th April 2014)

Open Mic Night hosted by Ron Valente (of the Gypsy Pickers) at the Brigand Cafe, Takaka. Every Thursday. A popular night for locals and travelers. Bring your instruments, songs and dancing shoes for a fun and entertaining evening. Everyone welcome. No cover charge.

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Richmond Library: Fantastic Friends Storytime
(Tuesday 22nd–Thursday 24th April 2014)

Celebrate the importance of friends with story and song. Plus make a fabulous craft to take home.

Warm your heart with an hour of free family fun.

New stories and craft each day.

Suitable for 4-9 year olds. Pre-schoolers, please bring an adult with you.

Limited to the first 50 children.

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Richmond Library: Hands On Music and Multi-media
(Tuesday 22nd–Thursday 24th April 2014)

Create a musically inspired masterpiece.

Feel the rhythm and get creative with Lizl Matthewson. Materials provided. Wear old clothes.

Pre-booking and pre-payment essential for either session.

Numbers are limited to 15 per session.

Suitable for 8-12 year olds.

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Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond, with The BeeGees Tribute.
(Friday 25th April 2014)

Friday 25th April: Paul Madsen Presents, Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond with The BeeGees Tribute Show, New Zealand's best a most entertaining tribute performer. $20 for show from 8pm. $35 two course buffet available from 6:15pm.

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Go Wild With Weaving!
(Friday 25th–Saturday 26th April 2014)

Workshop event with 5 tutors each offering a 2day course - weaving baskets with different techcniques and different materials such as willow, cane, flax and cabbage tree leaves. EAch participant will learn various creative, weaving techniques and go home with at least one beautiful basket

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Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race
(Friday 25th–Sunday 27th April 2014)

The event caters for anyone with a basic level of fitness and a desire for a challenge, something a little rugged.
Teams of three people, either male or mixed gender teams can choose to take part in either the;
#Adventure Race - ADV (winning time aimed @ 5-6 hours) #Expedition Race - EXP (winning time aimed @ 12-13 hours)
Teams will raft, hike and mountain bike their way through the course, navigating through a series of checkpoints using just a map and compass.
Each team will be required to carry compulsory equipment to ensure they have the gear to enjoy the event and for safety reasons.
Each team will also require a support crew, one or two mates who will use a vehicle to rendezvous with their team at certain points along the route to resupply the team and change equipment.
Rafting
Grade 2 white water. There will be 2-teams and a qualified guide per raft. The rafting will be approximately 60 - 90 minutes. Teams do not need to take compulsory gear rafting.
Mountain Biking
Can be a mixture of sealed roads, gravel roads, forestry roads and some narrower trails.
Hiking
Can be a mixture of trails, 4x4 roads, farmland and some off track travel in forest and alpine.

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Exhibitions 'Visions' and 'Deep in the Woods'
(Tuesday 1st–Sunday 27th April 2014)

Fairholme Gallery in Golden Bay has opened a new exhibition that includes one solo show plus a small group show of paintings to run through to the end of the current season, from 1st to 27th April, after which time the gallery will be closed for the winter months until Labour Weekend. These shows follow the success of the nearly five months long ‘Trees Exhibition’ that showcased the work of fifty artists with over 150 artworks in the gallery and gardens. Despite featuring only five artists, these two shows are equally impactual as 'Trees' for the strength of the exhibiting artists.
The solo show by artist and writer Jacquelyn E. Lane, ‘Deep in the Woods’, consists of a selection of both recent and retrospective original works together with Giclee prints from her illustrated eco-novel ‘The Children of Gaia’.
The Golden Bay group show ‘Visions’ combines the powerful works of four accomplished local painters, Robin Slow, Dean Raybould, NgAnga and Jo Campbell. Both shows are thought provoking, giving glimpses into 'other worlds'. The two exhibitions will be running side by side for the duration of April, closing at the end of Anzac Weekend, 27th April.

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Rainbow Praise: many people many songs
(Sunday 27th April 2014)

For the past five years the Nelson MultiCultural Council has organised this event at the Nelson Cathedral, but this year it is being held in Motueka which is where many of the RSE workers from the Pacific Islands are based. This event celebrates our diverse cultures whilst at the same time, demonstrating that we have more in common than not "We all Sit Under the Same Stars".

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Motueka Library: Fantastic Friends Storytime
(Tuesday 22nd–Tuesday 29th April 2014)

Everybody needs friends.Celebrate the importance of friends with stories at your library. Plus make a fabulous craft to take home.

Come along for a fun storytime adventure these holidays. Inspire your imagination with an hour of free family fun.

New stories and craft each day.

Suitable for 4-9 year olds. Pre-schoolers, please bring an adult with you.

Numbers are limited to the first 40 children.

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Takaka Library: Fantastic Friends Storytime
(Tuesday 22nd–Tuesday 29th April 2014)

Celebrate the importance of friends with stories, song and puppets. Plus make a fabulous craft to take home.

Warm your heart with an hour of free family fun.
New stories and craft each day.

Suitable for 4-9 year olds. Pre-schoolers, please bring an adult with you.

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100 Glorious Years of Song
(Wednesday 30th April 2014)

100 Glorious Years of Song

Edwardian Music Hall, Art Deco 20s and 30s songs, wartime favourites, featured composers like Kern, Gershwin, Irving Berlin and songs made famous by the likes of Rosemary Clooney, Mario Lanza, Deanna Durbin, Nat King Cole, the Beatles, Roger Whittaker, John Denver and ABBA, this show has it all! Join us on a journey through each decade of the 20th century as our wonderful cast presents a feast of song and song styles celebrating a hundred glorious years of song!

Featuring
Susan Boland
John Cameron
Alex Milligan
Tessa-May Brown
Eli Moore

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Takaka Library: Artist of the Month - Christine Jacob
(Monday 7th–Wednesday 30th April 2014)

Christine Jacob's exhibition Whimsical Creatures is a multi-media collection of drawing, photography and sculpture.

In Christine's words "The journey has been a giggle. Perfection is not the end result but fun first and foremost is the name of the game."

Enter into the spirit of play and take away memories of another world.

Enjoy the experience and feel free to offer comments in the journal provided.

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Motueka Library: Levity Beet is Honkytromblastic!
(Thursday 1st May 2014)

Join award-winning children's songwriter Levity Beet for an hour of fun and music.

Levity will share quirky stories and songs from his new album Honkytromblastic! His energetic and unique style will delight and entertain you.

New musical instruments, humorous songs, surprises and more trappings fromthe wilderness of the human imagination. Don't miss it!

Bookings essential. Phone 528 1047 today to book your seat.

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Open Mic Night, Takaka
(Thursday 1st May 2014)

Open Mic Night hosted by Ron Valente (of the Gypsy Pickers) at the Brigand Cafe, Takaka. Every Thursday. A popular night for locals and travelers. Bring your instruments, songs and dancing shoes for a fun and entertaining evening. Everyone welcome. No cover charge.

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The Germein Sisters with Bryce Wastney
(Friday 2nd May 2014)

Friday May 2nd: The Germein Sisters and Bryce Wastney, $20, Three piece girl group from Austraila. “Pop, Folk Rock infused with something almost like magic” - Indie Week Canada. Show 8pm, Dinner from 6pm. Tickets from The Playhouse and Everyman Records

Australian siblings the Germein Sisters are a refreshingly honest young female band, who’s unique brand of pop/folk/rock has lead them to a breadth of experience and credits that defy their years. Having already completed two international tours and received rave reviews on the national and international stage, their catchy melodies with a message are leaving listeners across the globe spell bound.

Based on a bushland property in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia; talented multi-instrumentalists Georgia, Ella and Clara Germein are currently touring their highly anticipated debut album “Because You Breathe” around Australia, Europe and the UK. Recorded in Ireland with producer Billy Farrell (The Corrs, Westlife), and assisted by Jealoustown Studio’s Stuart Gray (Sinead O’Connor), this album indeed showcases their depth of talent.

Georgia, lead vocalist, pianist and guitarist is a songwriter with a passion whose award-winning music reflects her commitment to the underprivileged and the excluded. Clara, on drums and guitar, and Ella on bass and electric cello weave a rich musical tapestry around Georgia’s intricate melodies; and topped off with their beautiful sibling harmonies, the girls have captured the imagination of critics everywhere:

"A music lovers idea of heaven... 9/10..." AU Review

"Indie Pop infused with something almost like magic... " Indie Week Canada

"Truly rare; totally unique and utterly beautiful voices - it was a joy for me to work on their album..." Sharon Corr

"Sends shivers down your spine with their beautiful music & lyrics that are filled with wisdom beyond their years..." Rip It Up Magazine

“Talented, refreshing, youthful and energetic...” IPR, London

"Stunning, heartfelt songs from a truly exciting band..." Billy Farrell (The Corrs, Westlife)

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Treasures of our Community - part two
(Wednesday 26th March–Friday 2nd May 2014)

This is the second in our trilogy of Treasures of our community.
Over the next two months we are concentrating on Laura May Cook Ingram, MBE JP.
Laura, better known as Dede- a name given to her by her brother and stuck with her throughout her life- was a born leader, an indomitable woman and a very caring nurturing person.
This exhibition shows her life in Motueka as a teacher, a member of many different boards (Nelson Hospital and NZ Kindergarten Association to name just two), Justice of the Peace, drum major and very keen netball/outdoor basketball coach. On show are some items from her days of teaching and also personal belongings.
Did you go to school here at the museum (in the days when it was still a school of course)or Parklands? We have many class photographs from 1958 through to 1963, most have the names of the children and teacher but some don't. This is the case with all the summer swimming classes and netball players and we would love to know who they are. Maybe you are in some of them, or you know someone who is?
Do come in and see for yourself and maybe jog your memory. We would love to be able to add more names to the photographs. There is a book specifically for that purpose and you are more than welcome to write any memories you have of Dede and/or your time at school here under her tutelage

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"A Bit of The Bard" Shakespeare Variety Show for Luke Burke
(Saturday 3rd May 2014)

Come join in for a wacky, comedical, shakesperieatrical extravagansa LIVE for the first time at Nelson's own The Playhouse Cafe and Theatre Restaurant. Featuring local Nelson acts and Luke Burke himself with all proceeds going towards Luke's Journey. Restaurant opens at 5:30 if you want to grab some dinner and then the show starts at 7:30 so bring everyone along to this family friendly place for a great night of 14th century style laughs.

$15 at the door with all proceeds going to Luke's Journey.

Call 5402985 or email lburke1324@gmail.com for bookings

If you can't wait to donate to Luke please make an extra one below:

http://www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/GetLukeToLondon

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Explore Your 'Self'
(Monday 28th April–Sunday 4th May 2014)

Expand the feel-good factor from the mat and let Yoga permeate all aspects of living, in this practical, holistic introduction to a Yoga lifestyle.

Through daily group sessions, learn to increase balance, harmony and contentment. Discover practical methods for changing your internal world. Explore branches of Yoga to suit all personalities and receive a broad range of tools to help you uncover who you really are.

Includes:
• Action with meditative awareness
• Chanting and singing
• Deep relaxation
• Guided meditation
• Group discussions
• Hatha yoga class
• Fire ceremonies

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Taste Tasman 2014
(Sunday 4th May 2014)

Taste Tasman Returns as a late Autumn Outdoor Soiree

After a 4 year hiatus, Taste Tasman returns as a late autumn outdoor soiree on

Sunday 4th of May between 11am and 4pm.

The inaugural event won the Trustpower Community Supreme Award for the Nelson Tasman region in 2006, after a group of parents from Tasman School pulled together, school and community to raise funds for local projects. The event ran successfully again in 2008 and 2010. The beneficiaries of this year's event will be Tasman School and Tasman Area Community Assn. As always the event will be accessible for all, with a $2.00 entry at the gate.

The traditional Tastes of Tasman will be celebrated once again with local food & beverages, along with entertainment

We will also get a taste of regional fashion with a winter range fashion show from ICE the new Trafalgar Street store of Nelson designer Donna Robertson. Donna has showcased her designs in the Nelson region for over 30 years and it will be wonderful to have her back with us for another exciting showing of her beautiful garments.

For those interested in Stalls please contact David Short iamdavidshort@gmail.com
Ph 526 6877 and 021 222 5066

Media please either contact Chris Butler Chris@CBMarketing.co.nz Ph 03-546 8269
Or Aly Cook alyC@xtra.co.nz 021 861 868

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Tourettes and Ben Salter
(Sunday 4th May 2014)

Sunday May 4th: Tourettes and Ben Salter plus guests. $10. A mixture of spoken word hip hop and pure intelligent entertainment. Show from 7pm. Dinner from 530pm.
Tickets from UTR.co.nz and The Playhouse

Ben Salter is an Australian songwriter and performer. He has been touring and performing for over fifteen years, both as a solo artist and as a member of a number of bands including heavy rock outfit Giants of Science, folk/rock/kitchen sink collective The Gin Club and faux blue grass ensemble The Wilson Pickers.
The latter group have been nominated for two ARIA awards, whilst Salter himself has received a number of songwriting awards for his work both with The Gin Club and solo, including "Best Song" at the Queensland Music Awards in 2008 and "Best Male Artist" in 2011.

This is how Tourettes describes himself
I make rap music for the broken-hearted and poetry for illiterates.
My main influences are books, films, sandwiches and love songs. Everything in my life revolves around words. This passion has lead me around the world, seen me win poetry slams and MC battles, release four critically acclaimed albums, play support for people I once idolized and have writing published in everything from Vice magazine to New Zealand Literary journal, Landfall.

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The Johnnys Live at The Playhouse
(Friday 9th May 2014)

Friday May 9th: The Johnnys, $15, The world best all girl Johnny Cash band, expect a night of classic Johnny Cash tunes with a feminine twist. Show from 8pm, Dinner from 6pm. Tickets from The Playhouse on 5402985.

I fell into a burning ring of fire...at The Playhouse Cafe.
Lets the Johnnys entertain you with their brand of the great Johnny Cash.

Not your every day Johnny Cash tribute band this is an all girl Johnny Cash Tribute group who take no prisons and are the real deal.

There will be prizes for best dressed so dress up as the man in black, lots of sing alongs and a few surprises.

Dinner will be served before the show or just come along and enjoy the music.

Diners get priority seating so give us a ring at The Playhouse and we can reserve you a seat.

Dinner from 6 show from 8.

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Outdoor Photography Weekend Workshop
(Friday 9th–Sunday 11th May 2014)

Celebrate the Outdoors and hone your Outdoor photography skills. Presented by qualified and experienced Photographic Society of NZ Judges.

The workshops focus on presenting twin photographic styles - traditional and impressionistic – targeting aspects of the third dimension with a focus on the outdoor environment.

The weekend workshops will be run onsite at Whenua Iti and then participants will be taken out to key locations to practice the skills they have learned.

Bunk style or camp accommodation, all food and transport to all outdoor sites is provided. Hosted at Whenua Iti Outdoors for the whole weekend.

All participants may enter two competitions over the weekend. The best photograph of the weekend will be chosen by the tutors and the most popular photograph will be voted on via Facebook.

Strictly limited to 20 participants.
Cost - $180pp inc GST.

Supported and part-funded by TDC.

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Yoga for Women - Mother's Day Retreat
(Friday 9th–Sunday 11th May 2014)

A nurturing all-women retreat. Find new levels of acceptance of your self, untap creativity, soothe the body, let go of the mind and honour your needs. During the weekend, explore stages of a woman- associated cycles, challenges, joys and transitions; know your Maiden or creative force, the Mother or inner and outer nurturing force and your Elder or innate Wise Woman through yoga practice, relaxation, meditation, sacred sound, dance and ritual.

Join us in this supported environment to share from the heart and nourish the soul. Experience a safe space and the special bond shared between women.

Also covers: Yoga for healthy cycles, important transitions such as menopause and pregnancy. Practice standing in your strength, flowing as needed, accessing creativity and find out how to manage being super woman without a belt and tights!!!

Includes:
• Daily yoga classes focused on specific women’s needs
• Meditations for expanding the heart
• Yantra & mantra for focusing and stilling the mind
• Deep relaxation and massage techniques
• Discussion on the needs, joys and challenges for women in modern society
• Fire ceremonies and more…

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Andrew White at The Playhouse
(Thursday 15th May 2014)

Thursday May 15th: Andrew White, $20, Andrew White is a troubadour. He is one of those rare artists who can skillfully combine brilliant finger­style guitar work with a compelling story in lyric and deliver them both in an engaging live performance. Show from 8pm, Dinner from 6pm. Tickets from The Playhouse on 5402985.

Andrew White is a troubadour. He is one of those rare artists who can skillfully combine brilliant finger­style guitar work with a compelling story in lyric and deliver them both in an engaging live performance. After a year spent composing in the depths of New Zealand, Andrew White returns to the international stage showcasing material from his forthcoming album, Song of Life, to be released later this year. This will be Andrew’s 3rd album with the innovative US­based label, Candyrat Records, and his 13th full ­length album to date.

"Andrew draws you into his music with lyrics that are both meaningful and at times, deeply personal. His latest recording, “Walk in Light”, allows you to travel in Andrew’s shoes and come out on the other side better for it.”
Rob Poland, Candyrat Records


Andrew started his career busking on the streets of Auckland, New Zealand and began his meteoric rise as he quickly established himself as one of the country’s top guitarists. In 1984 he released his first album, Conversations, and was immediately signed by the new­age label Narada Records in the US. Narada then released Islands, an instrumental collaboration with Grammy­nominated artist David Arkenston, which reached the top 30 on the US Billboard Charts.

Andrew was quickly signed by UK label Linn Records, releasing critically acclaimed instrumental album Guitarra Celtica. This was quickly followed by Pray for Rain, Andrew’s first vocal album
released on independent Scottish label Vertical Records. After making the decision to leave the UK and expand his working territory, Andrew based himself in Canada for many years recording albums with Canada’s CBC Radio and independently as well as touring the Canadian and US markets extensively, eventually leading to a fruitful relationship with boutique US finger­style guitar label Candyrat Records which was breaking ground with its combination of YouTube music marketing and online distribution. Andrew has also endorsed guitar giants such as Washburn, Stonebridge, Maton and Yamaha.

Some past notable performances include international tours collaborating with superstars such as Irish folk rock group The Corrs, Clannad, Cappercaille, Eddie Reader, John Renbourne, John Martyn, Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads), OMD, Shriekback, Janis Ian, Michelle Shocked, Mary Black, The Indigo Girls, Taj Mahal, Otmar Liebert, Juan Martin, Andy McKee, Antoinne DuFour , Brendan Power, and many more.

Andrew's music has been described as a road map of the experiences of a musical life coupled with guitar technique that has left thousands of people breathless. While technically brilliant, his guitar work is not just out to impress ­ it has a pleasing, highly melodic structure. Andrew White is one of the few who combine international class guitar playing with skilfully crafted and beautiful songs. A humble and gifted musician, Andrew’s music will take you on a spiritual journey over the mountains and rivers of his soul.

"White's style is a unique, soulful mix, and his guitar playing is extraordinary." ­ Rambles Art Magazine, U.K.

"Andrew is a magical writer, listen to him with your heart.” ­ Tommy Emmanuel

“It is no stretch at all to describe Andrew White as the Art Tatum of the guitar.” – Stephen

Pederson, The Chronicle Herald, Canada

“Andrew’s album Walk in Light is a heartfelt and inspirational journey of life and love. Andrew is a

truly talented individual. His unique guitar style is a treat to the ears and his melodies and lyrics

are infectious.” – Pam Sheyne (Songwriter “Genie in a Bottle” – Christina Aguilera)

www.andrewwhitemusic.com

info@andrewwhitemusic.com

guitargurru@gmail.com

Cell 0220418235

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Explore Your 'Self'
(Monday 12th–Sunday 18th May 2014)

Expand the feel-good factor from the mat and let Yoga permeate all aspects of living, in this practical, holistic introduction to a Yoga lifestyle.

Through daily group sessions, learn to increase balance, harmony and contentment. Discover practical methods for changing your internal world. Explore branches of Yoga to suit all personalities and receive a broad range of tools to help you uncover who you really are.

Includes:
• Action with meditative awareness
• Chanting and singing
• Deep relaxation
• Guided meditation
• Group discussions
• Hatha yoga class
• Fire ceremonies

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QUILT SHOW
(Friday 16th–Sunday 18th May 2014)

Proudly presented by Motueka Quilting Connection: The Hoffman Challenge Quilts, Colours of NZ Challenge and members challenge. Raffles. Merchant Mall
Part Proceeds from raffles donated to Nelson Tasman Hospice and Women's Refuge

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Motueka Library: Babbling Books Book Group
(Thursday 13th February–Thursday 6th November 2014)

Join Babbling Books at Motueka Library to talk about the latest book you've read. Hear what others have been reading and get some great recommendations for your next great read.

Babbling Books' first meeting of the year is Thursday 13 February.
From March on, the group meets on the first Thursday of every month.

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Takaka Library: Cryptic Turkeys Book Club
(Friday 28th February–Friday 21st November 2014)

If you're into books and reading, living in Takaka and you're aged 9-12, this book club is for you.

Cryptic Turkeys Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at Takaka Library.
Except for the first meeting of the year which is on 28 February.

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

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Takaka Library: Silverfish Book Group
(Tuesday 25th February–Tuesday 25th November 2014)

Takaka Library's Silverfish is a book group for all people and all tastes.

We choose a theme, a genre or an author for the month. Or we swap favourite reads. The possibilities are endless.

You can be sure of lively discussion, interesting disagreements and lots of laughs.

You don't have to attend regularly. And if you just want to come along have a coffee and listen, that's fine.

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Takaka Village Market
(Saturday 19th April 2014–Monday 26th January 2015)

A lively Saturday market on the Library Car Park in Takaka, Golden Bay. Come and get your veggies, treats, food, clothes, second hand treasures, seedlings, plants and local art and crafts from the many artists residing in the Bay. Get a coffee and listen to the performing musicians on the market. We will have live music every week.

For information or to book a stall call Peter or Elvira on 03 525 8485 or 0272380009

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