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


Motueka Library: Autumn Poetry
(Friday 27th April 2018)

Join us in celebrating Autumn poetry in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Share your own poem or a favourite poem containing an Autumnal theme.

Discover many poetry books, share your own poem or a favourite poem, or just listen and enjoy.

Light refreshments provided.

All welcome. Free.

More Information.


Penny Ashton presents Oliver Copperbottom
(Charles Dickens with a twist)
(Friday 27th April 2018)

Following on from her hugely successful Promise and Promiscuity tour with Arts On Tour in 2014, Penny Ashton swaps Jane Austen for Charles Dickens and brings orphaned hero Olive and a squalid gaggle of hilarious Victorians, to crusty life.

A rollicking romantic musical journey through fifteen gin-soaked characters told with song, dance and questionable personal hygiene. It’s Oliver! meets Blackadder with a saucy feminine twist.

Penny Ashton is NZ’s own global comedienne having performed over 600 solo shows all over the world. She has represented New Zealand in Theatresports and Performance Poetry and in 2017 performed 88 shows in 22 towns in 5 countries. She is a regular and original panellist on Radio NZ National’s ‘The Panel’, is a social commentator on Breakfast TV and Newstalk, and is a busy marriage celebrant and jazz hand enthusiast. This tour is Penny’s fourth for Arts on Tour over eight years and the biggest yet. She cannot wait to travel through beautiful Aotearoa in the Trusty Arts on Tour van.

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School Holiday Fun @ Richmond Aquatic Centre
(Monday 16th-Friday 27th April 2018)

16th April 12pm – 3pm Inflatable day - $7 per person. Bouncy castle, screamer slide, pool inflatables, and the aqua run from 12pm 3pm

17th April 9am – 4pm Family Combo Deal 1 x Family pass + 2 Kids Meals for only $25

18th April 1pm start: Mini Fun Triathlon -Bike – Swim – Run – registrations necessary 8 years + - See the website or Facebook for more info $10 per person

19th April Wicked Water Fight 11am – 1pm BYO Water Gun

Friday 20th April -Ultimate Challenge Day
Bomb Comp + Timed Aqua Run Challenged
Bomb Comp 11am
Aquarun Challenge 1pm

23rd April Swimming Super Hero’s –dress up as your favourite superhero & join us for a morning if super hero fun, including indoor and outdoor inflatables.
Prizes for the best dressed! $7 per person

24th April 10am–11am Tot’s Time with Kori
$6.20 for ( Adult + Under 5) extra preschoolers $3

25th April Open 1pm – 6pm
Free pool inflatables from 4pm – 6pm

26th April Waves & Pizza
Pizza Night – Swimming & Pizza for all from
6pm-8pm $10 per person *Terms & Conditions apply

27th April Big Splash Out 1pm-3pm
End the holidays with a splash – games, prizes, outdoor inflatables, bomb comp, challenges and heaps more.

More Information.

School Holiday Fun @ Richmond Aquatic Centre is on these dates:

  • 16th April 2018
  • 17th April 2018
  • 18th April 2018
  • 19th April 2018
  • 20th April 2018
  • 23rd April 2018
  • 24th April 2018
  • 25th April 2018
  • 26th April 2018
  • 27th April 2018


Takaka Library: Blast From the Past - 60 Years Married to a Gourmet Cook
(Friday 27th April 2018)

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of our 'new library' in Takaka with tall tales and true by locals from varied occupations and lifestyles.

60 Years Married to a Gourmet Cook: recipes and reminiscences from Alan Swafford, a happy omnivore. Alan, a man of many parts, will entertain on wide and varied themes, from food to farm to family.

All welcome.

Koha.

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"Reflections" Onetahua Farewell Spit Artist Residency Exhibition
(Saturday 31st March-Saturday 28th April 2018)

The Onetahua Farewell Spit Artist Residency is a biannual event organised by the Golden Bay Arts Council.

In September 2017 12 artists spent five nights staying at the old lighthouse keeper's house, which is now managed by DoC. This residency was the first to begin with a powhiri. Mana Whenua welcomed the group onto the Onetahua Marae in Pohara. Golden Bay artist Robin Slow shared stories of the marae and its intimate connection with Onetahua.

This exhibition is a culmination of the residency as each artist responds to their experiences at Onetahua. The artists included painters, photographers, a silversmith, mixed media artists and two poets.

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"Reflections" Onetahua Farewell Spit Artist Residency Exhibition is on these dates:

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


Baz at the Rimu Wine Bar, Mapua
(Saturday 28th April 2018)

BAZ,(Barry Korcheski), has performed in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and on several cruise ships. As a piano bar guest entertainer, Barry loves to take requests and enjoys engaging the audience, 'reading the room', and making sure his patrons have fun. His repertoire covers the jazz/latin standards, pop/rock torch songs, country & western classics, Broadway and sing-a-longs. From easy listening dinner music to disco/Motown favorites Barry makes it happen. See ya there...6 to 8 pm, Saturday, April 28th.

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Epigenetics - How Changing your Lifestyle can Change your Genes
(Saturday 28th April 2018)

Presentation on Saturday 28 April:
2 p.m. - "Epigenetics - How Changing your Lifestyle can Change your Genes"

Speaker:
Dr. Eddie Ramirez is a physician, researcher, and author with 27 years' experience working in lifestyle centers across Europe, the Americas and Africa. He is the co-author of "Rethink Food", textbook "American College of Lifestyle Medicine" and "I want to Live Healthy". His research on depression and anxiety recovery has resulted in 70 published articles in Scientific Literature.

You do not want to miss out on these engaging presentations!

No booking required. However, spaces are LIMITED (only 100 seats), so be there early!

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Gypsy Hendrix
(Saturday 28th April 2018)

Gypsyfied Skiffle versions of Jimi's greatest treated sacrilegiously by piano accordion and a suitcase-based drum set. With singing.

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Motueka Library: Autumn Book Sale
(Monday 16th-Saturday 28th April 2018)

Snap up some great pre-loved library books at bargain basement prices!

Motueka Library is putting out a great selection of used library books suitable for both children and adults.

Adults books are $1 each.
Children's books are 50c each.

See you there!

More Information.

Motueka Library: Autumn Book Sale is on these dates:

  • 16th April 2018
  • 17th April 2018
  • 18th April 2018
  • 19th April 2018
  • 20th April 2018
  • 21st April 2018
  • 22nd April 2018
  • 23rd April 2018
  • 24th April 2018
  • 25th April 2018
  • 26th April 2018
  • 27th April 2018
  • 28th April 2018


Motueka Library: Jungle Safari Scavenger Hunt
(Monday 16th-Saturday 28th April 2018)

Are you ready for a wild and wacky jungle safari?

Find the ten jungle animals hidden around the library, answer the questions and go into the lucky draw.

Visit any of our fabulous libraries (in Murchison, Motueka, Richmond and Takaka) to collect your entry form. Complete the challenge and go in to the lucky prize draw.

For 5-12 year olds. One entry per child.

Read, explore and discover when you visit your library these holidays.

Free.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Jungle Safari Scavenger Hunt is on these dates:

  • 16th April 2018
  • 17th April 2018
  • 18th April 2018
  • 19th April 2018
  • 20th April 2018
  • 21st April 2018
  • 22nd April 2018
  • 23rd April 2018
  • 24th April 2018
  • 25th April 2018
  • 26th April 2018
  • 27th April 2018
  • 28th April 2018


Murchison Library: Jungle Safari Scavenger Hunt
(Monday 16th-Saturday 28th April 2018)

Are you ready for a wild and wacky jungle safari?

Find the ten jungle animals hidden around the library, answer the questions and go into the lucky draw.

Visit any of our fabulous libraries (in Murchison, Motueka, Richmond and Takaka) to collect your entry form. Complete the challenge and go in to the lucky prize draw.

For 5-12 year olds. One entry per child.

Read, explore and discover when you visit your library these holidays.

Free.

More Information.

Murchison Library: Jungle Safari Scavenger Hunt is on these dates:

  • 16th April 2018
  • 17th April 2018
  • 18th April 2018
  • 19th April 2018
  • 20th April 2018
  • 21st April 2018
  • 22nd April 2018
  • 23rd April 2018
  • 24th April 2018
  • 25th April 2018
  • 26th April 2018
  • 27th April 2018
  • 28th April 2018


Richmond Library: Jungle Safari Scavenger Hunt
(Monday 16th-Saturday 28th April 2018)

Are you ready for a wild and wacky jungle safari?

Find the ten jungle animals hidden around the library, answer the questions and go into the lucky draw.

Visit any of our fabulous libraries (in Murchison, Motueka, Richmond and Takaka) to collect your entry form. Complete the challenge and go in to the lucky prize draw.

For 5-12 year olds. One entry per child.

Read, explore and discover when you visit your library these holidays.

Free.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Jungle Safari Scavenger Hunt is on these dates:

  • 16th April 2018
  • 17th April 2018
  • 18th April 2018
  • 19th April 2018
  • 20th April 2018
  • 21st April 2018
  • 22nd April 2018
  • 23rd April 2018
  • 24th April 2018
  • 25th April 2018
  • 26th April 2018
  • 27th April 2018
  • 28th April 2018


Takaka Library: Jungle Safari Scavenger Hunt
(Monday 16th-Saturday 28th April 2018)

Are you ready for a wild and wacky jungle safari?

Find the ten jungle animals hidden around the library, answer the questions and go into the lucky draw.

Visit any of our fabulous libraries (in Murchison, Motueka, Richmond and Takaka) to collect your entry form. Complete the challenge and go in to the lucky prize draw.

For 5-12 year olds. One entry per child.

Read, explore and discover when you visit your library these holidays.

Free.

More Information.

Takaka Library: Jungle Safari Scavenger Hunt is on these dates:

  • 16th April 2018
  • 17th April 2018
  • 18th April 2018
  • 19th April 2018
  • 20th April 2018
  • 21st April 2018
  • 22nd April 2018
  • 23rd April 2018
  • 24th April 2018
  • 25th April 2018
  • 26th April 2018
  • 27th April 2018
  • 28th April 2018


Artists Market Riverside Cafe
(Sunday 29th April 2018)

Fun day for the whole family! Boutique selection of local artisans are coming together for this special event. Mothers day shopping at it's best. Entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Support local this Mothers Day by buying local and handmade right here in NZ.
Ana Aceves is also joining us this time with her beautiful range of nature inspired art prints, Studio Soph' will be selling the most fabulous painted ceramics and art prints, The fantastic Nina From the Kingdom of Klah will be joining us again with her fantastic range of tshirts ❤ This time she is also blessing our ears with whimsical tales from the Klah radio!
Tim and Jess of Mister Chai will be with us for this market

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Painting Workshop
(Saturday 28th-Sunday 29th April 2018)

Abstracting the Landscape Join local artist Sally Barron at Awaroa Lodge for a 2 day painting workshop as part of Awaroa's Art Retreats series.
Cost includes return water transfers from Kaiteriteri to Awaroa, one nights' Lodge accommodation, meals both days and workshop/materials fees. Each workshop will require students to bring along a small amount of their own materials and of course their creative ideas and enthusiasm!

More Information.

Painting Workshop is on these dates:

  • 28th April 2018
  • 29th April 2018


Olive Copperbottom
(Monday 30th April 2018)

A rollicking romantic musical journey through fifteen gin soaked characters told with song, dance and questionable personal hygiene. It’s Oliver! meets Blackadder with a saucy feminine twist.

More Information.


Motueka Library: Author Talk - Firooz Zadeh
(Wednesday 2nd May 2018)

Come to Motueka Library and listen to internationally acclaimed author Firooz Zadeh talk about Syria and the Worldwide Refugee Crises.

Firooz Zadeh has four award winning books and has been a lecturer on cruise ships for 12 years.

Firooz will talk about the great migration of refugees and their tragic journeys to find new homes.

Firooz Zadeh's books will also be available for purchase.

Koha appreciated.

All welcome.

More Information.


Quiz Night
(Thursday 3rd May 2018)

Test your wits at our fun filled quiz night

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Richmond Library: Discover Miso with Urban Hippie
(Thursday 3rd May 2018)

Have you ever tried a delicious bowl of miso soup?

Miso is a Japanese fermented food, much loved by the Japanese and many others all over the world.

Mie Maeda from Nelson’s Urban Hippie is joining us at Richmond Library to tell you all about how miso is made, the health benefits of miso, and also the important place it holds in Japanese diet and culture.

Don’t miss this opportunity to find out the fascinating story of miso.

All welcome.

Koha appreciated.

More Information.


Richmond Library: Introduction to Ancestry.com
(Thursday 3rd May 2018)

Ancestry.com has billions of records to help you trace your family tree. Learn what is available in Ancestry.com and how to search it effectively.

This course will look at search tips for using Ancestry.com, record collections for the United Kingdom and New Zealand and Public Member Trees.

For more information and to book your place contact Richmond Library, phone 03 543 8500.

All welcome. Free.

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Takaka Library: Joy Cowley - The Power of Story
(Thursday 3rd May 2018)

We are absolutely delighted to welcome celebrated New Zealand author Joy Cowley to be part of Takaka Library's 10th anniversary celebrations.

Joy Cowley is a widely published, award-winning writer of fiction for adults and children. Particularly well known for her picture books and readers or children, it is Joy's skill as a writer of everyday life and her ability to draw children in through her wonderful storytelling skills that have made her an important force in the creation of young readers in many countries.

Joy will be delivering an adult-focused talk on the healing power of language.

All welcome.

Free.

More Information.


Motueka Library: Music - Motueka High School Students
(Friday 4th May 2018)

Students from Motueka High School will be performing music at Motueka Library as part of our New Zealand Music Month celebrations.

May is new Zealand Music Month - a time to celebrate our music, our musicians, our heritage and our creative spirit.

Motueka Library is hosting several musical events featuring students from Motueka High School.

Come and listen to these young performers and enjoy our homegrown talent.

Make the most of this fantastic opportunity to be involved in this nationwide music promotion.

More Information.


Takaka Library: Blast From the Past - Law in the Bay
(Friday 4th May 2018)

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of our 'new library' in Takaka with tall tales and true by locals from varied occupations and lifestyles.

Tony and Gillian Cunningham will give their unique perspectives on policing in the Bay in the 1970s and 80s. Their stories, both funny and sad, will keep you entertained.

All welcome.

Koha.

More Information.


Broken Lexicon
(Saturday 5th May 2018)

Original acoustic duo full of funk and flair.

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Starwars Party
(Saturday 5th May 2018)

Get in ya Tie fighter and warp over to the Playhouse on Friday May the forth be with you! The official world wide Starwars day! Feel the force flow, as you turn to the dark side on the dance floor.

Dress up fully encouraged but not compulsory...sorry no droids allowed.

Stay on target and remember…the Force will be with you, always.

An intergalactic playlist bought to you by the Big Tobacco boys!

Call us on 5402985 if you would like to book a table or just rock on up.

More Information.


Takaka Library: Magic Show With Ms Fizzberry
(Saturday 5th May 2018)

Celebrate Takaka Library's 10th birthday with Ms Fizzberry's marvellous Magic Show!

Come dressed as your favourite book character and parade through the Saturday market. The two best dressed costumes win a prize!

All welcome - young and old.

Free.

More Information.


Bookbinding Workshop
(Saturday 5th-Sunday 6th May 2018)

Books & Binding Made Easy. Join local artist Ronnie Martin at Awaroa Lodge for a 2 day bookbinding workshop as part of Awaroa's Art Retreats series.
Cost includes return water transfers from Kaiteriteri to Awaroa, one nights' Lodge accommodation, meals both days and workshop/materials fees. Each workshop will require students to bring along a small amount of their own materials and of course their creative ideas and enthusiasm!

More Information.

Bookbinding Workshop is on these dates:

  • 5th May 2018
  • 6th May 2018


Explore Your 'Self' - Yogic Lifestyle Retreat
(Apr-May)
(Monday 30th April-Sunday 6th May 2018)

Begin your yogic journey on this introductory retreat – become immersed in the beauty and simplicity of a yogic lifestyle on our signature retreat.

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!

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)

For Full Retreat Details: https://www.anahata-retreat.org.nz/event/explore-your-self-apr18 or if you can't make this one, these retreats are available most months throughout the year.

More Information.

Explore Your 'Self' - Yogic Lifestyle Retreat (Apr-May) is on these dates:

  • 30th April 2018
  • 1st May 2018
  • 2nd May 2018
  • 3rd May 2018
  • 4th May 2018
  • 5th May 2018
  • 6th May 2018


The Playhouse Open Wedding Day
(Sunday 6th May 2018)

The Playhouse Theatre invites you to join us to celebrate what the venue does best...Weddings.
On Sunday May 6th, The Playhouse will be hosting an Open Wedding Day for prospective brides and grooms to discover what the best wedding venue in the region has to offer.

From 1pm till 4pm we will be running short tours of the facility, as well as offering free nibbles to all the budding couples. From our lush garden setting to the amazing interior of the restaurant, your hosts Nic Roland and Manuela Fuhrimann open the doors and show off this amazing location.

We also have lots of amazing local vendors for you to get quality information from, including Photographers, Celebrants, decoration services and much much more...even a dance instructor!

Come and visit us on Sunday May 6th and realise The Playhouse Theatre as your wedding venue.

PLUS!! We have an amazing wedding special running for people who come and visit on the day. Book your wedding here before June 6th and receive half price wedding venue hire for your 2019 wedding day!

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

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

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

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

More Information.

Willow Bank Heritage Village is on these dates:

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


Forest & Bird evening talk by Stuart Hanchet about Ross Sea Toothfish Fishery
(Wednesday 9th May 2018)

The Ross Sea Toothfish Fishery - balancing conservation with rational use. Stuart Hanchet, Programme Leader International Fisheries, NIWA

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Toru
(Wednesday 9th May 2018)

Toru Trio consists of three principal players from Orchestra Wellington. Karen Batten (flute) Sophia Acheson (viola); and Ingrid Bauer (harp)

Programme:
Debussy Sonate pour flûte, alto e harpe
Arnold Bax Fantasy Sonata
Tabea Squire Impressions (New Work)
Beethoven arr. Maayani Serenade in D, op. 25

Presented by Motueka Music Group, in association with Chamber Music New Zealand

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Motueka Library: Apples and Pears - Tastings and Recipe Swap
(Thursday 10th May 2018)

Do you like cooking with apples and pears? Join us for tastings and sharing tips on creating tasty recipes from fresh, delicious apples and pears.

Share your favourite sweet and savoury recipes using these lovely Autumn fruits.

Enjoy connecting with like-minded cooks and take recipes home.

While you're in the library, make sure to check out our wonderful range of books on cooking and preserving.

All welcome. Koha appreciated.

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Nia White Belt Training
(Friday 4th-Thursday 10th May 2018)

Nia White Belt Training takes you on a journey of self-discovery by exploring the art of sensation. Beginning with the Joy of Movement, you learn 13 principles for body-centered awareness. Each principle teaches you a variety of somatic skills for connecting to physical sensation in your body. Through the science, craft and art of sensation, you will learn Nia's body-centered approach to health, wellness and fitness. Crafting with sensation is the starting point for all Nia teachers. The Art of Sensation is what brings magic to the Nia class experience.

Over the course of one week, you will comprehensively explore physical sensation through five core-competency areas of study including movement, music, anatomy, science and philosophy. This joyful journey into the self is instrumental in helping you develop body knowing by learning to listen, interpret and consciously respond to the information your body communicates to you via sensation. Enrol in an upcoming training today, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.

More Information.

Nia White Belt Training is on these dates:

  • 4th May 2018
  • 5th May 2018
  • 6th May 2018
  • 7th May 2018
  • 8th May 2018
  • 9th May 2018
  • 10th May 2018


Motueka Library: Music - Motueka High School Students
(Friday 11th May 2018)

Students from Motueka High School will be performing music at Motueka Library as part of our New Zealand Music Month celebrations.

May is new Zealand Music Month - a time to celebrate our music, our musicians, our heritage and our creative spirit.

Motueka Library is hosting several musical events featuring students from Motueka High School.

Come and listen to these young performers and enjoy our homegrown talent.

Make the most of this fantastic opportunity to be involved in this nationwide music promotion.

More Information.


Murder Mystery
(Friday 11th-Saturday 12th May 2018)

Murder Mystery Nights
Friday 11th and Saturday 12th May
Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm
Show $20, Dinner + $40 2 course buffet
A classic who done it with a comedy and fun twist. Watch carefully as the mystery unfolds around you. You may be picked to be a character, who knows you may have even done it! Prizes for best dressed and best detectives. Music and dancing after the show for people wanting to continue the party!

More Information.

Murder Mystery is on these dates:

  • 11th May 2018
  • 12th May 2018


Take Two
(Saturday 12th May 2018)

Step right up to the greatest show in town! Fresh from its extended run at movie theatres, The Greatest Showman will be screened FREE in Sundial Square at Take Two – an evening of circus-themed fun for the whole family.

• Outdoor movie – The Greatest Showman!
• Acrobatics
• Stilt walkers
• Jugglers
• Magic show
• Circus workshops

All the performances and activities are free, and there will be food available to buy.

Movie starts at 6pm.

Remember to bring your deckchair and rug up for an evening of magic under the stars.

Rain day: Sunday 13 May

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Jennian Homes Mothers day Fun Run/Walk
(Sunday 13th May 2018)

The nationwide Jennian Homes Mother's day fun run/walk/stroll returns this year, offering women the chance to have fun, get active and support a worthy cause. There's a reason we run this event every year. Heart disease is the single biggest killer of women, claiming lives of over 3000 women each year. We have partnered up with the Heart Foundation to support it's 'Heart Foundation for women'campaign, which aims to help stop our women dying prematurely of heart disease. Join us for a 5km walk/run or stroll this Mothers Day. With 20 events nationwide, it'll be a great start to the day and you'll be doing your bit to help beat heart disease.

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Photography Workshop
(Saturday 12th-Sunday 13th May 2018)

Nature Through the Viewfinder. Join photographer Murray Hedwig at Awaroa Lodge for a 2 day photography workshop as part of Awaroa's Art Retreats series.
Cost includes return water transfers from Kaiteriteri to Awaroa, one nights' Lodge accommodation, meals both days and workshop/materials fees. Each workshop will require students to bring along a small amount of their own materials and of course their creative ideas and enthusiasm!

More Information.

Photography Workshop is on these dates:

  • 12th May 2018
  • 13th May 2018


Mother's Day Weekend Yoga Refresh
(Friday 11th-Monday 14th May 2018)

This retreat is open to everyone, not just mums. Treat yourselves and come to enjoy Anahata’s spectacular natural environment, nourishing food, low technology environment, and yoga and relaxation practices to refresh and relax over the Mother’s Day weekend. Or surprise mum with a special Mother’s Day weekend just for her.

Take time off for personal reflection or be inspired by interaction with like-minded people. Find your own rhythm with options to join in on yoga classes, relaxation practice, meditation sessions and chanting. Immerse yourself in bush hikes or open country walks with spectacular views, writing, or reading from our large library of spiritual and health books. Spend time in the garden or find a spot in the surrounding native forest to meditate or just relax. Healthy vegetarian meals are provided throughout your stay, nourishing your body as you unwind from the busyness of daily life.

Leave feeling inspired, refreshed and equipped with new ways to bring balance into your heart and mind, and your home and work life.

For Full Retreat Details: https://www.anahata-retreat.org.nz/event/mothers-weekend

More Information.

Mother's Day Weekend Yoga Refresh is on these dates:

  • 11th May 2018
  • 12th May 2018
  • 13th May 2018
  • 14th May 2018


Plant The Seed Writers' Retreat
(Friday 11th-Monday 14th May 2018)

Award-winning Australian author Jesse Blackadder will be teaching at Appleby House & Rabbit Island Huts from 11-14 May 2018. She will focus on transforming the essence of a fact (whether it be something in the writer’s own life, or a moment in history) into a compelling narrative.

Her latest novel 'Sixty Seconds' (2017) draws on her emotional experiences as a child after her sister Lucie drowned in the backyard swimming pool and reveals there is “a legacy in grief that is also about beauty.”

Blackadder’s previous novels 'Chasing the Light' (2013) and 'The Raven’s Heart' (2011) were inspired by historical events – telling, respectively, the stories of the first women to arrive in Antartica and the imagined past of one of her Blackadder ancestors in service to Mary Queen of Scots. The Raven’s Heart won the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Prize for Historical Fiction (USA). Proving she is a capable writer across several genres, Jesse has also published three junior novels: Dexter The Courageous Koala (ABC Books 2015), Paruku The Desert Brumby (2014) and Stay: The Last Dog in Antarctica (2013).

Kerry Sunderland will be hosting the retreat.

More Information.

Plant The Seed Writers' Retreat is on these dates:

  • 11th May 2018
  • 12th May 2018
  • 13th May 2018
  • 14th May 2018


Richmond Library: Richmond Writing Group – David McManus
(Tuesday 15th May 2018)

The Richmond Writing Group is for adults with an interest in writing – whether you’re just thinking about starting to write something, or you’re a published author, or somewhere in between.

The Richmond Writing Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at Richmond Library. It’s a great opportunity to meet other people with a shared interest in writing, and to put pen to paper!

This month CopyPress Publishing owner David McManus will be sharing some great publishing know-how.

Bring writing materials.

Free. All welcome.

More Information.


Live Poets Motueka
(Wednesday 16th May 2018)

Sign up on the night and read or recite your poetry to a warm friendly audience.

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Richmond Library: Bring a Jar - Preserve and Recipe Swap
(Thursday 17th May 2018)

Have you made too many jars of jam and can’t imagine how you’ll ever eat them all? Are you still wading through last year’s homemade tomato sauce?

Bring along a spare jar of preserves (or several!) to Richmond Library for our Preserve and Recipe swap, and swap it for someone else’s lovingly made homemade preserves.

If you have any favourite recipes, bring them along too and swap for other people’s favourites.

It’s a great way to meet other keen preservers and try something new!

All welcome. Free.

Please make sure that any jars of preserves you bring along are clearly labelled so people know what they’re swapping for.

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Jordon Luck Band
(Friday 18th May 2018)

As front man and pop-writing genius with the legendary Exponents, he clocked up a staggering 18 Top 40 singles over the years, with ‘Victoria’ recently voted by public as the 8th greatest New Zealand song of all time.

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Motueka Library: Music - Motueka High School Students
(Friday 18th May 2018)

Students from Motueka High School will be performing music at Motueka Library as part of our New Zealand Music Month celebrations.

May is new Zealand Music Month - a time to celebrate our music, our musicians, our heritage and our creative spirit.

Motueka Library is hosting several musical events featuring students from Motueka High School.

Come and listen to these young performers and enjoy our homegrown talent.

Make the most of this fantastic opportunity to be involved in this nationwide music promotion.

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Takaka Library: Blast From the Past - The Golden Bay Alpine and Tramping Club
(Friday 18th May 2018)

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of our 'new library' in Takaka with tall tales and true by locals from varied occupations and lifestyles.

Kevin Durkin and Paul Kilgour will be presenting a fascinating visual presentation on the history of the Golden Bay Alpine and Tramping Club.

Koha.

All welcome.

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Harp Meditation Weekend Retreat
(Friday 18th-Sunday 20th May 2018)

A fun, restorative, renewing and connecting weekend. Guided by live harp music and words interwoven, this is a wonderful and fast way to expand your intuition and inner knowing. There will be time for reflection, writing, and creativity.

You will gain a renewed sense of who you are, your dreams, where you are heading, and you will feel more able to distinguish between the things you want to expand in your life, and the things to let go of.
A journey of becoming lighter, healing, remembering and insight in a safe group environment.
We do exercises to engage and strengthen your connection with your intuition
You will create a personal wall hanging to take home.

info page at Wangapeka Retreat;
https://www.wangapeka.org/event/inner-journey-harp-workshop-annemieke-harmonie/

and you can book via their website via the link 'about'

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Harp Meditation Weekend Retreat is on these dates:

  • 18th May 2018
  • 19th May 2018
  • 20th May 2018


Hatha Yoga Detox & Nutrition Retreat
(Thursday 17th-Sunday 20th May 2018)

In the same way that a room collects dust and clutter and needs regular cleaning, the body and mind can collect toxins or blocks that create imbalance or sluggishness in our systems, eventually leading to ill health. A regular inner clean up and the development of positive lifestyle habits are key to maintaining health and wellbeing at all levels.

In this retreat learn Hatha Yoga, traditional detox cleansing practices, and mindfulness and mantra meditations to activate and purify the body and mind. Also, gain modern nutritional tools to support healthy eating, strong digestive powers and balanced body systems and mental states.

Hatha Yoga to activate all the body systems
Talks on Wholesome Food, Yogic diet, Green Juices, Fermented Foods
Heating and cleansing breathing exercises
Detox Cleansing Practices
Mindfulness Meditation to let go of the old patterns
Ana Yoga – conscious and nutritious cooking and eating

For Full Retreat Details, please see our website: https://www.anahata-retreat.org.nz/event/hatha-yoga-detox

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Hatha Yoga Detox & Nutrition Retreat is on these dates:

  • 17th May 2018
  • 18th May 2018
  • 19th May 2018
  • 20th May 2018


Motueka Quilting Connection Quilt Show
(Friday 18th-Sunday 20th May 2018)

A display of members' new quilts and quilt challenges based on the theme "Inspired By a Serviette.
Show includes a selection of quilts made for the Hoffmann Challenge and quilts from the Christchurch Quilting Symposium 2017
Admission includes free refreshments

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Motueka Quilting Connection Quilt Show is on these dates:

  • 18th May 2018
  • 19th May 2018
  • 20th May 2018