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.

Event Listings


Mindfulness Introductory Course
(Monday 21st August-Monday 25th September 2017)

Do you long for a happier life?

Take part in a 6 -week introductory mindfulness course and learn techniques, you can use immediately, that may help you live a more peaceful life.
Regular practice of Mindfulness may help you to manage stress, stop constantly battling your mind, feel more balanced and calm.

The practice of Mindfulness may help you deal wisely with the difficult and stressful times in your life.

~ You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf ~

Investment: $136 (GST included)
(includes mindfulness audios and workbook)

Limited space is available. Please book your space early to avoid disappointment.

Contact Jamila on 0276446145 or 03-5446145 for more info or to book your space.

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Mindfulness Introductory Course is on these dates:

  • 21st August 2017
  • 28th August 2017
  • 4th September 2017
  • 11th September 2017
  • 18th September 2017
  • 25th September 2017


Motueka Library: Free Computer Classes
(Tuesday 8th August-Tuesday 26th September 2017)

Trying to get connected and unravel those mysteries on your computer? Now is the perfect time to build your confidence.

Courses include: How to send an email, Internet Basics, Facebook, Digital Photos, Introduction to Family History and Discover Historic New Zealand Newspapers.

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

Contact Motueka Library for more information. Phone 03 528 1047.

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Motueka Library: Free Computer Classes is on these dates:

  • 8th August 2017
  • 15th August 2017
  • 22nd August 2017
  • 29th August 2017
  • 12th September 2017
  • 26th September 2017


Takaka Library: Jenny Pattrick – Author Visit
(Tuesday 26th September 2017)

Acclaimed New Zealand author Jenny Pattrick is visiting Takaka Library to talk about her books.

Jenny Pattrick is an acclaimed historical novelist whose novel The Denniston Rose and its sequel Heart of Coal are among New Zealand’s biggest-selling books.

Jenny Pattrick’s works include Landings and Inheritance which have been number one bestsellers in New Zealand.

Her other titles include Catching the Current (2005), In Touch with Grace (2006), Skylark (2012) and Heartland (2014).

Join Jenny Pattrick in conversation about her books, including her latest novel Leap of Faith, at Takaka Library.

Free. No bookings required.

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Motueka Library: Jenny Pattrick – Author Visit
(Wednesday 27th September 2017)

Acclaimed New Zealand author Jenny Pattrick is visiting Motueka Library to talk about her books.

Jenny Pattrick is an acclaimed historical novelist whose book The Denniston Rose and its sequel Heart of Coal are among New Zealand’s biggest-selling novels.

Jenny Pattrick’s books include Landings and Inheritance which have been number one bestsellers in New Zealand. Other titles include Catching the Current (2005), In Touch with Grace (2006), Skylark (2012) and Heartland (2014).

Join Jenny Pattrick in conversation about her books, including her latest novel Leap of Faith, at Motueka Library.

Free. No bookings required.

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Richmond Library: Jenny Pattrick – Author Visit
(Wednesday 27th September 2017)

Acclaimed New Zealand author Jenny Pattrick is visiting Richmond Library to talk about her books.

Jenny Pattrick is an acclaimed historical novelist whose novel The Denniston Rose and its sequel Heart of Coal are among New Zealand’s biggest-selling books.

Jenny Pattrick’s works include Landings and Inheritance which have been number one bestsellers in New Zealand. Other titles include Catching the Current (2005), In Touch with Grace (2006), Skylark (2012) and Heartland (2014).

Join Jenny Pattrick in conversation about her books, including her latest novel Leap of Faith, at Richmond Library.

Free. No bookings required. Limited to the first 50 people to arrive due to space restrictions.

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Alzheimers NZ information presentaion
(Thursday 28th September 2017)

You are warmly invited to an informative presentation
from Ernest Rutherford retirement village's current charity partner Alzheimers NZ.
If you want to fi nd out more about brain health and
ageing changes to memory and thinking, then we
encourage you to attend this fantastic afternoon.
Gold coin donation welcome.
Thursday 28 September, 2pm
Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village
To RSVP, please phone Debbie on
03 538 0882 by Tues 26 September
49 Covent Drive, Stoke

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A Rocky Horror Sing Along Night
(Friday 29th September 2017)

Fri 29th Sept: A Rocky Horror Sing Along Night
The campest cult classic of all time is coming to Nelson, and YOU are the star.
Pull on your fishnet stockings and get ready to do the Time Warp again with a sing-along screening of Sir Richard O’Brien’s 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'. I see you shiver with antici…………………nation!
$20, plus meal option. Dinner from 6pm, Show starts at 8pm.

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Motueka Library: Fresh Foodies - Cheese and Cheese Making with Venetia Hill
(Friday 29th September 2017)

Exchange ideas and recipes.
Discover a vast variety of library cookbooks.
Join this fun, informative and sociable group.

If you're interested in getting fresh ideas for cooking, finding out where to get fantastic produce or you just want to meet other foodies, Fresh Foodies is for you!

Special topic for September is cheese and cheese making with Venetia Hill.

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Operatunity Presents: Fabulous 50s
(Friday 29th September 2017)

11am Sold Out, 2pm still available

Relive the romance and the fun when vocals met harmonies as we celebrate the greatest hits of the 50’s. Starring Suzanne Lynch (one half of the Chicks who performed and recorded with Cat Stevens and recently toured NZ with The LadyKillers), Karl Perigo, Bruce French, Pat Urlich, Ray Eade, and Ron Coleman.

Tickets are $34 and include a light lunch after the concert.

Discounts available for groups.

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Takaka Library: Judith Rothstein - Mindfulness
(Friday 29th September 2017)

When it comes to health and wellness, there's a wealth of knowledge in Golden Bay. Come and be inspired by a range if local practitioners and businesses as they share their secrets and success stories during our In Good Health series.

In this In Good Health event, Judith Rothstein - counsellor and mindfulness meditation course facilitator - will speak about mindfulness in every day life.

She will look at how mindfulness helps us to become aware of what goes on in our mind and to change our relationship with our thoughts, feelings and sensations.

Video clips and a five minute meditation will complement her talk.

Free. Bookings not required.

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Cruise Control live at The Playhouse
(Saturday 30th September 2017)

Sat 30th Sept: Cruise Control
Local lads play good old fashioned rock and roll to get you up on the dance floor
FREE ENTRY, Dinner from 6pm, Show starts at 730pm.

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Pearl Creek Planting
(Saturday 30th September 2017)

We will have 400 plants to go in the ground. Planting frost tender plants and the cleared area in the North of Pearl Creek as well as assembling and placing plant protectors around trees. Bring gardening gloves, planting spade if you have one, wear stout footwear.
Meet at the end of Cotterell Rd, Appleby, turn off opposite the Moutere Highway turnoff. 9 am to 1pm (But just stay as long as you want.)
Contact Jo Kay robjokay@xtra.co.nz, 5449666, 0211169877

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Transformative Chanting Retreat
(Navaratri)
(Thursday 21st-Saturday 30th September 2017)

Navaratri means 9 nights and is a time of astrological alignment, traditionally recommended for spiritual focus and transformation. Join us in dedicating ourselves to a period of Mantra Meditation integrated with other balancing yoga and relaxation practices. Give yourself time for self exploration and transformation in a stunning natural environment with a supportive yoga community.

Join us to share in a dedicated group practice whilst enjoying a simple yogic diet, times of silence, spectacular nature and opportunities to set or strengthen your own intentions for personal growth.

The days will consist of:

Mantra Meditation(chanting)
Yoga Nidra Relaxation
Karma Yoga (contributing to Anahata activities with awareness) and time for personal reflection
Hatha Yoga and several Havans (fire ceremonies) are interwoven into the overall practice

We will use three themes during this time period, reflecting inner qualities such as facing the challenges of life with positivity, awakening abundance and connecting to our intuitive wisdom, as represented by the symbols of Durga, Laxmi and Saraswati.

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Transformative Chanting Retreat (Navaratri) is on these dates:

  • 21st September 2017
  • 22nd September 2017
  • 23rd September 2017
  • 24th September 2017
  • 25th September 2017
  • 26th September 2017
  • 27th September 2017
  • 28th September 2017
  • 29th September 2017
  • 30th September 2017


Blast's Family Day Out 2017
(Saturday 30th September-Sunday 1st October 2017)

Blasts family day out 2017

Top Of the South's Largest Children's Day Out

EPIC day filled with fun for everyone!!!
$2.00 per person entry fee will get you,
20+ Bouncy Castles
Water area if sun is shining for those that want to get wet
Water slide
Slip-n-slides
Paddling pool
kids entertainment
Cranksy Clowns
Face painting
Toddler area
Wild oats pony rides
Petting zoo by animal farm
And more to be announced.
Operated rides will be $2.00 per ride
Zorb and body zorb balls
new water tumblars
Mini jeeps
Mini helicopter merry go round
Mini train ride

Great variety of food, drink and Ice cream stalls for all to enjoy or bring a picnic. Find us on facebook to keep you up to date by Blast entertainment hire ltd.

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Blast's Family Day Out 2017 is on these dates:

  • 30th September 2017
  • 1st October 2017


Richmond Library: Rock Bug Painting
(Monday 2nd October 2017)

Paint some colourful rock bugs and butterflies at Richmond Library these school holidays.

Let your imagination run wild with our fabulous paints and other rock painting materials.

Suitable for children aged 8-12 years. The workshop will take a maximum of 20 children. Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

Free!

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Motueka Library: Cardboard Box Challenge
(Tuesday 3rd October 2017)

Take part in our Cardboard Box Challenge!

Kids of all ages are invited to build anything they can dream up using cardboard boxes, recycled materials and imagination!

Use our assorted art and craft supplies to create anything you imagine.

This is a drop-in session so please allow at least an hour to make your gorgeous creation.

Free.

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Motueka Library: Dream Catcher Makerspace
(Tuesday 3rd October 2017)

Discover dream catchers and learn how to make your own.

Dream catchers are an ancient spiritual tool used to help assure good dreams to those that sleep under them.

A dream catcher is usually placed over a place you would sleep where the morning light can hit it. As you sleep, all dreams from the spirit world have to pass through the dream catcher. Only good dreams can pass through the hole in the centre while the bad dreams are caught in the webbing and are destroyed by the morning light.

All materials will be supplied but you are welcome to bring along your own favourite mementoes to add to your dream catcher.

For ages 9 years and older.

Phone 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

Free.

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Richmond Library: Kath Bee Entertains
(Tuesday 3rd October 2017)

Popular songstress Kath Bee shares her new book and some fun songs.

Suitable for toddlers to 10 year olds. We can take a maximum of 50 in the audience. Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

Cash sales of books and CDs will be available.

Free!

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Motueka Library: Construction Makerspace
(Wednesday 4th October 2017)

Be adventurous - build one or more Meccano, Connecta Straws or Lego masterpiece.

All construction sets provided.

For ages 8 years and older.

Free.

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Folk Night
(Thursday 5th October 2017)

A fun and casual evening of folk music. Join in or just listen.

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Magic Camp with Steve Wilbury Ages 9-15
(Monday 2nd-Thursday 5th October 2017)

New Magic Camp opens the secrets to a new generation. Veteran performer and magician Steve Wilbury is working with the Playhouse Cafe to present the newest in their successful week long “camps” Magic Camp.

Magic Camp will feature four days of personal instruction in the secrets of Street, Close up and Stage Magic. Steve will teach not just the secrets of magic but how to really perform and engage audiences. If you're 9-15 and want to learn to perform amazing miracles on stage and up close then this is the week for you. 2nd -5th of October.

Steve has been a professional performer for over fifteen years and has taught everywhere from school holidays to international professional conventions. This week will bring together all of Steve's knowledge that he has gained over the years and give it to the next generation of young performers.

The camp costs $300 which includes 3 meals a day plus tutoring. For more information please call Nic Roland on 5402985 or email at theplayhousecafenz@gmail.com.

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Magic Camp with Steve Wilbury Ages 9-15 is on these dates:

  • 2nd October 2017
  • 3rd October 2017
  • 4th October 2017
  • 5th October 2017


Takaka Library: Kath Bee Entertains
(Friday 6th October 2017)

Kath Bee will be at Takaka Library to share catchy, fun and thoughtful songs for small children.

With a passion for song writing, this popular songstress will share her new book and sing lots of cool sings that will quickly become family favourites.

Suitable for toddlers to 10 year olds.

Cash sales of Kath Bee's books and CDs will be available.

Free. No bookings required.

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Cruise Control Band at The Mapua Sprig and Fern
(Saturday 7th October 2017)

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, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Credence Clearwater Revival and many other great artists from recent times.

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The Greatest Magic Show in Nelson
(Friday 6th-Saturday 7th October 2017)

After two sell out shows in Nelson, the Marvellous Steve Wilbury is back by popular demand for two more nights of the World's Greatest Magic Show (in Nelson).
Join the world's greatest magician based in Nelson called Steve for a hilarious night of comedy, magic and juggling at the beautiful Playhouse Cafe & Theatre. There will be new material and crowd favourites and lot's of audience interaction to keep Steve on his toes.
Fun for all ages. Dinner from 5 pm, Show starts at 7 pm.
Book your ticket's via Eventfinda, but make sure to call The Playhouse to reserve a table. The show is 90 minutes including an interval.

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The Greatest Magic Show in Nelson is on these dates:

  • 6th October 2017
  • 7th October 2017


Explore Your 'Self' Yogic Lifestyle Retreat - Oct 2017
(Monday 2nd-Sunday 8th October 2017)

"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” - Aristotle
Begin your yogic journey on this introductory retreat - become immersed in the beauty and simplicity of a yogic lifestyle on our signature retreat. This is an easy-entry point for our longer, 6 week Yogic Life Skills program.

Give yourself the space and time to learn more about yourself in this holistic and practical introduction into the Yogic Lifestyle. Experience bringing together different yoga and meditation practices for an enhanced level of understanding. Receive a broad range of tools to take away with you in order to start supporting yourself through the hustle and bustle of life.

This is an opportunity for self-discovery and development in a supportive environment surrounded by some of the most stunning nature NZ has to offer. No previous yoga experience necessary - everybody is welcome!

Includes:

• Hatha yoga
• Group discussions
• Guided meditation
• Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
• Karma yoga (action with meditative awareness)
• Daily chanting
• Kirtan (singing mantras to music)
• Havan (ancient Vedic fire ceremony)

Read more : http://anahata-retreat.org.nz/wiki/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=866

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Explore Your 'Self' Yogic Lifestyle Retreat - Oct 2017 is on these dates:

  • 2nd October 2017
  • 3rd October 2017
  • 4th October 2017
  • 5th October 2017
  • 6th October 2017
  • 7th October 2017
  • 8th October 2017


In My Skin - a teenage retreat
(Friday 6th-Sunday 8th October 2017)

How do you feel being you? Are you ok in your skin? This is a retreat for teens to explore who we are, who we want to be and who we might become.

Mindfulness is a tool to help us get to know ourselves and each other more fully and deeply. Learning to be curious with ourselves and others, just as we are, and to explore who we might want to be is really powerful; it feels good to connect with ourselves and others with kindness and interest, patience and non-judgement.

Using fun, real-time, face-to-face drama communication games, meditation, movement and creative activities, we can make new discoveries about ourselves and each other. As we connect with ourselves and others, our world opens into new dimensions, and we can experience new possibilities about who we are.

Cost: Early bird: $150 (plus Dana/Koha for facilitators) if registered and paid in full more than 7 days before the workshop starts.

Full Fee: $175 (plus Dana/Koha for facilitators). This includes accommodation, food and cook’s fee.

Please contact Kath Mitchell: mitchell.kath@gmail.com for more information.

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In My Skin - a teenage retreat is on these dates:

  • 6th October 2017
  • 7th October 2017
  • 8th October 2017


South Island Masters Games 2017
(Wednesday 4th-Sunday 8th October 2017)

Experience the camaraderie of the South Island Masters Games in Nelson. With 40 sports on offer over five days it's the perfect opportunity to escape to sunny Nelson and meet new friends, connect with old ones, get active and have fun.

Entry is open to anyone 30+ years and there are no qualification criteria. You don't have to belong to a club or qualify, just grab your gear and join over 2000 other like-minded people from around New Zealand and overseas.

Many sports have both social and competitive grades so you don't have to be a top performer or even a current competitor to enter.

The renowned entertainment programme will include hugely popular themed dance parties.

Programme and registration information is available now on the website at www.simasters.com

Like us on Facebook for all the latest updates.https://www.facebook.com/southislandMastersGames

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South Island Masters Games 2017 is on these dates:

  • 4th October 2017
  • 5th October 2017
  • 6th October 2017
  • 7th October 2017
  • 8th October 2017


Motueka Library: Garden Gurus - Garden Tour
(Monday 9th October 2017)

Celebrate Spring with a visit to Wendy King-Turner's award winning Motueka garden.

Inspired by Vita Sackville West and the Sissinghurst Garden in England, Wendy has enjoyed creating a pink and mauve colour garden and a lime, white and purple colour garden.

Rhododendrons, camellias, spring bulbs and more will entice you to hurry back to your own garden.

Join us on this wonderful field trip, make new connections and friends, and be inspired.

Meet at 229 George Harvey Road, Mahana at 11.00am.

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Motueka Library: Pom-pom Creatures
(Tuesday 10th October 2017)

Learn how to make pom-poms and turn them into adorable creatures.

This fun creative session is for children age 7 years and older.

Use our assorted art and craft supplies o create anything you imagine.

This is a drop-in session. Please allow at least an hour to make your gorgeous creation.

Free.

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Richmond Library: Storytime - Bugs and Butterflies
(Wednesday 4th-Tuesday 10th October 2017)

Beetle into Richmond Library these holidays for a fun hour of tickly tales and creepy craft.

Time will fly!

Suitable for 4-9 year olds. This event can take a maximum of 50 participants.

Free family fun. Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

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Richmond Library: Storytime - Bugs and Butterflies is on these dates:

  • 4th October 2017
  • 10th October 2017


Takaka Library: Storytime - Bugs and Butterflies
(Tuesday 3rd-Tuesday 10th October 2017)

Beetle into Takaka Library these holidays for a fun hour of tickly tales and creepy craft.

Time will fly!

Suitable for 4-9 year olds. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult.

Free family fun. No bookings required.

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Takaka Library: Storytime - Bugs and Butterflies is on these dates:

  • 3rd October 2017
  • 10th October 2017


Forest & Bird evening talk by Andrew Yuill about Secrets of the Takaka Marble Aquifer
(Wednesday 11th October 2017)

Andrew Yuill will discuss monitoring at Te Waikoropupu by Friends of Golden Bay, the Water Conservation Order and the unavoidable linkages between: intensity of farming; the amount of profit it generates; and the amount of impact it has on our environment.

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Motueka Library: Rock Painting
(Wednesday 11th October 2017)

Kids of all ages are invited to get creative and paint some rocks. Keep them for yourself or leave them hidden around Motueka for others to find.

The rocks and paints will be supplied but you are also welcome to bring your own rocks.

This is a drop-in session. Please allow at least 30 minutes to make your creations.

Free.

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Richmond Library: Craft and Books with Jerri Pirc
(Wednesday 11th October 2017)

Join us at Richmond Library to hear Jerri Pirc share her latest book, as well as teach a fun new craft.

Suitable for children aged 3-7 years. This event will take a maximum of 50 children. Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

Free!

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Motueka Library: Storytime - Bugs and Butterfies
(Thursday 5th-Thursday 12th October 2017)

Discover wonderful bugs and butterflies at your library when you join us for a fun hour of fabulous stories and create some awesome art to take home.

Suitable for 4-9 year olds. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult. Limited to the first 25 people to arrive.

Free family fun.

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Motueka Library: Storytime - Bugs and Butterfies is on these dates:

  • 5th October 2017
  • 12th October 2017


Wilma & Friends
(Thursday 12th October 2017)

Every year Wilma Smith, a celebrated New Zealand violinist, puts together three different groups of musical friends she thinks might create some exciting chemistry. Together, they create programmes full of variety and appeal, from premieres to revered masterpieces and undiscovered gems from every musical era. Wilma is the former Concertmaster of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and founding member of the New Zealand String Quartet. This year, she is joined by Caroline Henbest (on the viola) who may be familiar as principal viola with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and two illustrious new Zealand students, who have excelled in the National Academy of Music in Melbourne over recent years - Alexandra Partridge (cello) and Andrew Leathwick (piano) The Motueka concert features Walton and Brahms, as well as Andrew’s ‘Premiere.'

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Aquatic Centre Super Hero Day Rave
(Friday 13th October 2017)

Super Hero Day Rave has landed!!

Come along to our Super Hero Day rave on Friday 13th October at the Richmond Aquatic Centre from 10am-12pm.

Entry is $7 or pay $10 and come back for a second Super Hero Party from 7-9pm

There will be waves, bouncy castle, inflatables, screamer slide, sausage sizzle, games, prizes, music and loads more.

Come dressed as your favourite Super Hero to receive a free gift on arrival.

Open to all ages: Family Friendlt

Under 8 years must be actively supervised by a caregiver who is 16 years old or over at all times.

Under 5 years must be within arms reach of their caregiver who is 16 years old or over at all times.

ACTIVELY SUPERVISED means: Watching your child at all times and be able to provide immediate assistance.

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Richmond Library: Family Friendly Film
(Friday 6th-Friday 13th October 2017)

Richmond Library will be screening a G-rated film appropriate for the whole family.

BYO snacks, blankets and cushions, and make yourself at home in Richmond Library's Constance Barnicoat room.

We can accept a maximum of 50 people at this event.

Free family fun. Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

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Richmond Library: Family Friendly Film is on these dates:

  • 6th October 2017
  • 13th October 2017


Abel Tasman Coastal Classic 2017
(Saturday 14th October 2017)

The Sea. The Sky. The Sand. The Run. New Zealand's premier trail run on The Abel Tasman Coast Track.

Come stride into paradise.

Entry is limited.

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Lolo Lovina
(Australia)
(Saturday 14th October 2017)

Lolo Lovina ('Red Beer') is an intoxicating brew infused with unza, swing and Balkan Gypsy beats, a combination sure to get the Neudorf crowd moving!

Fronted by Australian born Hungarian Romani-Gypsy singer Sarah Bedak, Lolo Lovina’s music reflects the cosmopolitan identity of an artist who grew up with three native tongues and cultures. The charming and passionate performance of their charismatic singer makes each of her concerts a unique experience.

Lolo Lovina sources musicians from around the globe to work on their musical, touring and recording projects. They have played at the Sydney Opera House, Guca Festival Serbia, in New Caledonia, across Europe and to full houses wherever they go.
“You have to listen to these people, this is the future of music.” BRIAN ENO, LUMINOUS FESTIVAL, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Sarah Bedak - Vocals
Nenad Radic - Drums & Guitar
Dave Carr - Banjo & Guitar
Nathan Gatt - Bass
Muharem Sulejman - Saxophone
Stefan Nocevski - Trumpet

Wet weather venue: Moutere Hills Community Centre, 1539 Moutere Highway

Duration: 110 minutes, includes interval

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Motueka Library: Spring Book Sale
(Monday 2nd-Saturday 14th October 2017)

Join us at Motueka Library for our Spring Book Sale. Find dozens of pre-loved books for children and adults during the October school holidays.

Our used books are great value at only:

$1 for adult books
50c for children's books.

We look forward to seeing you at the Motueka Library Spring Book Sale!

More Information.

Motueka Library: Spring Book Sale is on these dates:

  • 2nd October 2017
  • 3rd October 2017
  • 4th October 2017
  • 5th October 2017
  • 6th October 2017
  • 7th October 2017
  • 8th October 2017
  • 9th October 2017
  • 10th October 2017
  • 11th October 2017
  • 12th October 2017
  • 13th October 2017
  • 14th October 2017


Relationship Recharge Seminar
(Saturday 14th October 2017)

Relationships in the Tasman/Nelson area are about to get a boost from the visit of an extraordinary couple bringing their ‘Relationship Recharge’ workshop to the area on October 14th. The course is usually $200 to attend, but Cliff & Jenni Warne have agreed to open the ‘7 Essentials’ portion of their course to the community free of charge on this date.

The seminar will have multiple sessions over the course of the day focusing on keys to building quality relationships from a fun, practical perspective. The course is designed to inspire and equip people to have lasting relationships, build foundations for strong families, and take relationships from mediocre to sensational!

A free lunch is provided with advance registrations.

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The First Taste
(Saturday 14th October 2017)

Join in the celebration and check out the fresh new street layout along Richmond's Queen Street.

Queen Street between Cambridge Street and McIndoe Place will come a live with street food from around the globe, live entertainment and cultural activities.

This is not to be missed!

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The MyTax NYP All Aball'd Spring Ball
(Saturday 14th October 2017)

Ladies and gentlemen, buoys and gulls, Nelson Young Professionals is proud to announce the greatly anticipated MyTax All Aball'd Spring Ball.

Batten down the hatches because it'll be a night of antics on the high seas, guaranteed to leave you up on the foils. A live band, rations, rum ... rope your first mates along for a voyage you won't forget

Your ticket aboard includes a welcome drink, wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the night and a grazing supper. Do knot miss out.

Tickets can be purchased on our website www.nyp.co.nz

Sign up to be a member - Membership runs until the end of March 2018, and we have plenty more events in store http://nyp.co.nz/membership

A huge thanks to our naming sponsor 'My Tax' for making this possible. Check them out to see if you're owed a tax refund: www.mytax.co.nz

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Digital Photo workshop
(Sunday 15th October 2017)

Ron Weiss Tutor of all photography with over 50 years teaching experience will demonstrate how to be more creative with your digital imaging.How to understand your camera and then use Adobe photoshop to get the best from your images.

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Motueka Library: Style Coaching Workshop
(Tuesday 17th October 2017)

Learn how to dress to flatter and enhance your body shape with Style Coach Lynn Crossland.

Lynn will explain how colour, pattern and style can create different optical illusions. She will also share tips on how to appear taller, shorter or slimmer so that you feel confident and fabulous.

This fun interactive workshop will be very relaxed and highlight the latest collection from a shop in Nelson.

A free raffle will be available where beauty treatments may be won.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Bookings are essential. $12 each.

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The Royale Riot
(Australia)
(Tuesday 17th October 2017)

Wear your best dancing shoes for Royale Riot! It’ll be a night of bent and broken rockabilly tunes from this award-winning Aussie band – Suitcase Royale.

Deep within the surreal and macabre imaginary Suitcase Royale universe, there is a town. In that town there is a pub: The Royale Hotel. In that hotel there is always a band playing, loud. Primal drums, grinding upright bass, cracking guitar and the twang of a banjo bring that old time sound kicking and screaming onto the dance floor.

From rockabilly barnstormers to old country tear jerkers, The Suitcase Royale band will be taking the party to The Mussel Inn for a boot stompin’ party where anything can happen!

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Golden Bay Live Poets presents Elizabeth Smither
(Thursday 19th October 2017)

The Live Poets evening kicks off with soulful music from Leigh Strange before New Zealand's first woman Te Mata Poet Laureate, Elizabeth Smither, takes the stage. Bush poet Roger Lusby will MC.

Elizabeth Smither, New Zealand's first woman Te Mata Poet Laureate, has written five novels, five collections of short stories and eighteen poetry collections. She won the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry in 1990 and the Montana New Zealand Book Award for Poetry in 2000. In 2004 she was awarded an honorary DLitt from the University of Auckland for her contribution to literature and was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. She was given the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in 2008. In 2016 she won the Sarah Broom Poetry Prize, New Zealand’s most valuable poetry award.

Leigh Strange will open the evening with soulful, bluesy rock ballads. Writing and performing on piano, Leigh's first two original recordings were produced in Wellington in 2016.

There will be two Open Mic sessions and everyone is welcome to attend or participate. Contact Rose at thewritingforest@gmail.com

Thanks to Creative Communities for their support.

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Takaka Library: Elizabeth Smither
(Friday 20th October 2017)

Elizabeth Smither is a New Zealand poet, novelist and short story writer.
As well as receiving numerous literary awards, Elizabeth was the recipient of the prestigious Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature in 2014.
Elizabeth is in Golden Bay as part of the Live Poets tour and will be at Takaka Library to share her work.
Koha appreciated.

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Birth Into Being with JOY LAKE
(Friday 20th-Sunday 22nd October 2017)

What is Birth Into Being?
Conception, Pregnancy & Birth all evoke the powerful & extra-ordinary energy of Creation. Whatever happens at this time sets a strong imprint in our brains & can break or make us in terms of having a healthy, happy & fulfilling life.
It is the foundation of our lives. This workshop offers up lifting assistance to pregnant women & their partners & families to give birth in a gentle way. For midwives & all birth assistants. It is also for ANYONE who is challenged by re-occurring negative thought / emotional patterns, chronic disease & relationship issues that seem to be stuck. If you are feeling that someone or something is holding you back or that your challenge is deep down & hidden, then Birth Into Being could be for you.

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Birth Into Being with JOY LAKE is on these dates:

  • 20th October 2017
  • 21st October 2017
  • 22nd October 2017