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


Free Baby Sleep Consultant Q & A
(Tuesday 21st November 2017)

Pop in to chat with Amy, a qualified baby sleep consultant about any baby/toddler sleep questions you have.

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Richmond Library: Alzheimers and Dementia Information Sessions
(Wednesday 22nd February-Wednesday 22nd November 2017)

Do you have questions about Alzheimers and dementia? Not sure where to go to get answers?

Alzheimers Nelson staff will be in the library on the fourth Wednesday of the month to help you find the information you need.

These are informal drop-in sessions. No booking required.

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Richmond Library: Alzheimers and Dementia Information Sessions is on these dates:

  • 22nd February 2017
  • 22nd March 2017
  • 26th April 2017
  • 24th May 2017
  • 28th June 2017
  • 26th July 2017
  • 23rd August 2017
  • 25th October 2017
  • 22nd November 2017


Tourettes and Skyscraper Stan
(Wednesday 22nd November 2017)

Tourettes Dominic Hoey aka Tourettes is a poet, author and musician based in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Yoga Immersion Retreat: Yoga Nidra, Basic Breathing Techniques and Restorative Yoga
(Friday 17th-Wednesday 22nd November 2017)

Yoga Nidra, Basic Breathing Methods and Restorative Yoga are key practices to equip yoga aspirants with yogic skills and techniques for self support. Theses methods will assist in the release of deep muscular, mental and emotional tension, inducing calmness and clarity for a range of life and health situations.

In this retreat you will experience and learn about the practices of Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga with time for self-study and personal reflection or simply to enjoy a walk in our neighbouring Abel Tasman National Park.

* Yoga practices for your own health
* Breath and the link with relaxation theory
* Yoga Lifestyle
* SWAN Practice
* Restorative Hatha yoga, Breathing practices, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Mantra meditation
* Understanding the techniques of Yoga Nidra & Restorative yoga from a practical and theoretical point of view
* Option for deep theory sessions including the science behind the techniques
* Restorative Hatha yoga, Breathing practices, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Mantra meditation
For more information please refer to our website...

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Yoga Immersion Retreat: Yoga Nidra, Basic Breathing Techniques and Restorative Yoga is on these dates:

  • 17th November 2017
  • 18th November 2017
  • 19th November 2017
  • 20th November 2017
  • 21st November 2017
  • 22nd November 2017


Guitar Wolf
(Thursday 23rd November 2017)

Japanese garage rock power trio founded in Nagasaki in 1987. The band is known for songs with piercing vocals and an extremely loud style of noise-influenced punk which emphasizes heavy distortion and feedback.

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Refugee Support Volunteer Training
(Saturday 18th-Thursday 23rd November 2017)

Red Cross Refugee Support Volunteer training course. Free.
Course enables participants to support former refugees as they resettle here in Nelson..

The Refugee Support Volunteer training course covers all aspect of former refugees journey from their home countries of Bhutan, Myanmar and Colombia to Nelson. Cross Cultural Communication, Health and Social Services, country and culture profiles are covered as well as extensive content on the role of a Refugee Support Volunteer.

Benefits of the course:
- value of supporting a former refugee family resettle;
- learning of different cultures and the global refugee crisis;
- friendships with former refugees and other volunteers.

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Refugee Support Volunteer Training is on these dates:

  • 18th November 2017
  • 19th November 2017
  • 23rd November 2017


Tourettes and Skyscraper Stan
(Thursday 23rd November 2017)

Poet and novelist Tourettes hits the road is Australian based songwriter Skyscraper Stan to perform a mix of political satire and social commentary.

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Motueka Library: Christmas Treats
(Friday 24th November 2017)

Join the Fresh Foodies group to exchange ideas and recipes for Christmas treats.

Get ideas for your Christmas festivities and gifts.

Zest Homeware are providing biscuit cutters, a gingerbread house kit and Christmas tins to inspire us.

Join this fun, informative and sociable group and discover a vast variety of library cookbooks.

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Motueka Library: Miniature Gardens Workshop
(Friday 24th November 2017)

Adults and children are invited to come along to Motueka Library and create a tiny garden. It might be a butterfly or ladybird garden.

Adults could create a table top garden or a secret Santa garden. Let your imagination and creativity go wild.

You are welcome to bring your own tiny embellishments to add to your garden.

Materials provided.

Registrations and pre-payment are essential. Once you have registered, please let us know if you are no longer able to attend so that a person on the waiting list may go in your place.

Limited to 20 participants.

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Takaka Library: Robert Jenkin - Isaac Gilsemans' Art
(Friday 24th November 2017)

Join Robert Jenkin as he looks at Isaac Gilsemans' art and discusses questions relating to Abel Tasman's visit to Golden Bay 375 years ago.

In mid-December 375 years ago, Abel Tasman sailed into Golden Bay. Robert looks at Isaac Gilsemans' art and wonders if he created the first known European images of Golden Bay.

How do Gilsemans' images help us to understand the unfortunate events that followed? Were Dutch ships here in 1642 on a peaceful trade mission? Was it mutual misunderstanding that led to violence?

Gilsemans' art may help us to answer these questions.

Free. All welcome.

Image: Isaac Gilseman’s drawing of the Heemskerck and the Zeehaen at anchor in Tasman Bay.

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Help - Character's Please! Acting Workshop by Amy Moule
(Saturday 25th November 2017)

It is easy to fall into the habit of playing the same or similar character over and over again. There is nothing wrong with this but it can feel old and stale after a while. Reignite your own and your scene partner's spark by delving into characters you may not usually play. We will be working on finding quick ways to step into a character and also how to support and help to build on or endow others into a character. Any acting experience level. Ages 16+. Pre-bookings - $30. On the day - $45.

Amy Moule is an actor, improviser, teacher, director and puppeteer from Melbourne. She has performed and taught worldwide. She is a member of Impro Melbourne and an actor for Trash Puppets & Camp Quality. Amy has taught/performed Improv and drama to children & adults all around Australia, in New Zealand, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Austin, Reunion Island, Germany, Paris & Barcelona. She has developed and directed numerous improvisational formats across the world. With a background in the performing Arts, Amy has performed in numerous scripted and non- scripted shows including performances in the Melbourne Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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JOYFUL & TRIUMPHANT by Robert Lord, presented by Wakefield Country Players
(Friday 17th-Saturday 25th November 2017)

Looking to get into the Christmas spirit? Come join Country Players in a celebration of kiwi Christmas in the award winning and much loved play ‘Joyful and Triumphant’.

Friday 17 and Saturday 18 November: BYO PICNIC. Bring your own cutlery, crockery, wine glasses and food. We provide coffee and tea. Show starts at: 7.30pm. Doors open at 6.30pm

Wednesday 22 November – SHOW ONLY. We provide coffee, tea and cake. Show starts at: 7.30pm. Doors open at 7.00pm

Friday 24 and Saturday 25 November: BYO PICNIC. Bring your own cutlery, crockery, wine glasses and food. We provide coffee and tea. Show starts at: 7.30pm. Doors open at 6.30pm

Adults $20 per ticket. Child (18 years & under) $10 per ticket.

HOW TO BOOK: Phone 541 8869 or Email bookings@countryplayers.org.nz

Please note: We do not issue tickets. Your name will be on a seating plan revealed at the door.

TO PAY: Our internet banking number is: 03-0751-0274256-00. Please put your first initial and surname as reference.

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JOYFUL & TRIUMPHANT by Robert Lord, presented by Wakefield Country Players is on these dates:

  • 17th November 2017
  • 18th November 2017
  • 22nd November 2017
  • 24th November 2017
  • 25th November 2017


Mundi
(Saturday 25th November 2017)

Led by virtuosic flutist and composer Tamara Smith, Mundi features an exciting array of instruments including flute, sax, banjo, marimba, voice, bass and world percussion. This original world-jazz band is not to be missed!

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Richmond Volunteer Fire Brigade Open Day
(Saturday 25th November 2017)

The Richmond Volunteer Fire Brigade is currently seeking new members! We, like most New Zealand fire brigades rely on members of the community to step up and volunteer. Becoming a volunteer firefighter is an exciting and extremely rewarding experience. If you're interested or want to get some more information come to our open day it will be a fantastic way to see what we do and to answer any questions about joining up.

Of course this event is also open to all members of the community. We'd love to offer an inside look at what we do!

Our open day will consist of demonstrations and activities such as:

Showcasing our two trucks as well as Nelson's Aerial Appliance
Motor vehicle accident extrication
Kitchen fire demonstration
Hose activities and demonstrations
The Get Down, Get Low, Get Out - Fast Challenge
Posters and stickers for kids
Free sausage sizzle

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V8 Escape
(Saturday 25th November 2017)

Join us on a mystery cruise/poker run to a picnic lunch at Quinneys Bush. Bring your own picnic lunch and refreshments.
Open to all V8's, hot rods, muscle cars and classic sports cars.
Clubs and individuals are all welcome.
Register at The Brightwater Motor Inn at 10.00 a.m.
Leaving the Brighty at 10:30 for a 145 km mystery cruise.
Returning to the Brighty at 2 p.m. for lucky prize draws and two hours of live music from the ever popular Dixie Prix.
Come dressed in your best retro gear and go into an extra prize draw.
$20 per car and driver to register in the cruise and poker run. Passengers are also welcome to enter the poker run for $5 each.
All proceeds go to our local Hospice.
Remember we drive rain or shine, be there or be square.

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Mapua Community 5K Fun Run & Walk
(Sunday 26th November 2017)

Support Mapua School's PTA by bringing your family and friends along for a brisk morning walk or run around the beautiful coast and village of Mapua.

Prizes for 1st Woman, Man, Girl and Boy home.

Scenic 5K course that starts and ends at Mapua School (unfotunately, not pushchair or wheelchair friendly). Free parking at Mapua School.

Sausage sizzle afterwards.

Registration on the day from 9am at Mapua School, warm up and briefing at 9:45am, race start at 10am.

Leashed dogs welcome.

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Motueka Christmas concert
(Sunday 26th November 2017)

Our end of year concert has a Xmas theme. The Nelson Male Voice Choir will sing some Xmas themed songs along with some old favourites.
Conductor Andrea Hamilton, with pianists Pauline Boyd and Susan Stokes will lead the 30+ choir .
We will also want audience participation to sing some well known Christmas songs

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Nelson A&P Show 2017
(Saturday 25th-Sunday 26th November 2017)

With so much to see and do you won't be bored. There is a Carnival, Laser Tag, food court, musical entertainment from Madsen Promotions, Strongman Competition,Equestrian events, dog trials, market & trade stalls, shearing, wood chopping, Animal Barn, judging of Sheep, Cows, Alpacas, & Poultry plus terrier racing on Sunday at 2pm.
There are also Photography, Wine and Beer, Handcraft, Horticulture and Baking exhibits by adults as well as children. Check out our web site.

More Information.

Nelson A&P Show 2017 is on these dates:

  • 25th November 2017
  • 26th November 2017


PAK'nSAVE Richmond Santa Parade
(Sunday 26th November 2017)

A fun-filled event for all! Come and join in the festive fun at the PAK'nSAVE Richmond Santa Parade. With an alternative route this year, the parade will run Oxford Street - Cambridge Street - Queen Street - McIndoe Place, with entertainment and the chance to meet Santa in Sundial Square following the parade. Get your business or community group involved for unlimited Christmas fun, just register at richmondunlimited.co.nz/events/registration-forms/

A huge thank you to our sponsors PAK'nSAVE, Nelson Pine Industries, NBS, Richmond Mall, More FM & Fulton Hogan.

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Taylor's Cars Strongman Challenge 2017
(Saturday 25th-Sunday 26th November 2017)

STRONGMAN IS AN EXCITING SPECTACLE SPORT - where you may see massive trucks pulled, gigantic boulders shifted, cars flipped, & tree trunks carried.

Not only are these impressive feats of strength but they are all done as fast as possible.

Bring your family, bring your kids, bring your friends & witness athlete’s battle for the title of New Zealands Strongest Women & South-Island Strongest Man 2017

You would have to travel far to see this sport anywhere else so take up this fantastic opportunity

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Taylor's Cars Strongman Challenge 2017 is on these dates:

  • 25th November 2017
  • 26th November 2017


Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga Instructor Training Professional Development Retreat
(Friday 17th-Sunday 26th November 2017)

A professional development course designed for yoga teachers, health and education professionals and or anybody interested in a yogic immersion focused on relaxation techniques. Explore tools to systematically address the tensions in the body, mind and emotions, inducing a deep state of relaxation.

Yoga Nidra, Basic Breathing Methods and Restorative Yoga are key practices to equip aspirants and practitioners with yogic skills and techniques for self support as well as clients and or students. The methods taught in the training will assist in the release of deep muscular, mental and emotional tension, inducing calmness and clarity for a range of life and health situations.

Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is a state of being in which the mind lets go of the external world and turns inwards giving the senses a deep rest from the activities of contemporary society. Yoga Nidra systematically releases tension experienced in the muscles, the breath, and the nervous system. Ultimately the practice works directly on the mind to release impressions from the past and anxieties about the future.

For more information please refer to our website...

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Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga Instructor Training Professional Development Retreat is on these dates:

  • 17th November 2017
  • 18th November 2017
  • 19th November 2017
  • 20th November 2017
  • 21st November 2017
  • 22nd November 2017
  • 23rd November 2017
  • 24th November 2017
  • 25th November 2017
  • 26th November 2017


Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
(Monday 27th November 2017)

Operatunity presents much loved Christmas favourites, both old and new as our show is filled with the sights and sounds of Christmas. With our tradition of nostalgic old-fashioned Christmas concerts and mad pantomimes, we will combine these two shows into our own special celebration with laughter and stunning music! A concert where we will laugh and we will cry!
Our favourite artists will be on hand to present some special moments, co-owners Susan Boland and John Cameron, tenors extraordinaire Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua and Karl Perigo, fabulous Lynette Martin and Paul Carnegie-Jones on piano.

Limited tickets still available for our 11am show, 2pm show readily available.

Bookings can be made over the phone or online at https://www.operatunity.co.nz/concert/Have-Yourself-a-Merry-Little-Christmas/

Groups discounts available for 10+ and 30+.

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Operatunity Presents: Merry Little Christmas
(Monday 27th November 2017)

11am Sold Out, 2pm still available

Music conjures up both the Magic and the Madness of the Christmas season as we end our year singing all those wonderful Christmas songs.

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

Discounts available for groups.

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Sing Your Lungs Out
(Monday 13th February-Monday 27th November 2017)

"Sing Your Lungs Out" a fun singing group for people living with chronic lung disease is being established in Motueka by Respiratory nurse Pip Hiles. The benefits of singing include; improved breathing, reduced stress, lower blood pressure, improved mood and improved quality of life.

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Sing Your Lungs Out is on these dates:

  • 13th February 2017
  • 20th February 2017
  • 27th February 2017
  • 6th March 2017
  • 13th March 2017
  • 20th March 2017
  • 27th March 2017
  • 3rd April 2017
  • 10th April 2017
  • 17th April 2017
  • 24th April 2017
  • 1st May 2017
  • 8th May 2017
  • 15th May 2017
  • 22nd May 2017
  • 29th May 2017
  • 5th June 2017
  • 12th June 2017
  • 19th June 2017
  • 26th June 2017
  • 3rd July 2017
  • 10th July 2017
  • 17th July 2017
  • 24th July 2017
  • 31st July 2017
  • 7th August 2017
  • 14th August 2017
  • 21st August 2017
  • 28th August 2017
  • 4th September 2017
  • 11th September 2017
  • 18th September 2017
  • 25th September 2017
  • 2nd October 2017
  • 9th October 2017
  • 16th October 2017
  • 23rd October 2017
  • 30th October 2017
  • 6th November 2017
  • 13th November 2017
  • 20th November 2017
  • 27th November 2017


Parents to be/babes in arms play group at Ecomoon
(Tuesday 28th November 2017)

Come along and meet other parents/parents to be, make friends, connect and relax.let the kids have a play in our large community room.
there is pleanty of seating and comfy couchs, bathroom and kitchen facilitys and a play corner with a great toy box for your litttle ones.
we will provide room, coffee, tea etc - Just a small donation would be appreciated :)

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Takaka Library: Silverfish Book Group
(Tuesday 24th January-Tuesday 28th November 2017)

Do you enjoy reading and talking about books?

Our book group Silverfish could be for you.

Silverfish is a chance to talk about what you have enjoyed reading and hear about what other people have been reading.

It is a group for all people and all tastes.

We pick a theme, genre or author for the month or just swap favourite books. The possibilities are endless.

You don’t have to come regularly.

You’re welcome to come along to listen and enjoy a cup of coffee.

More Information.

Takaka Library: Silverfish Book Group is on these dates:

  • 24th January 2017
  • 28th February 2017
  • 28th March 2017
  • 25th April 2017
  • 23rd May 2017
  • 27th June 2017
  • 25th July 2017
  • 22nd August 2017
  • 26th September 2017
  • 24th October 2017
  • 28th November 2017


Motueka Library: Craft and Yarn
(Wednesday 1st-Wednesday 29th November 2017)

Bring your craft project along to the library and work on it while meeting new people in a relaxed sociable atmosphere.

If you enjoy knitting, crochet, scrapbooking, making cards, embroidery or any other craft we welcome you to our Craft and Yarn gathering.

Free.

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Motueka Library: Craft and Yarn is on these dates:

  • 1st November 2017
  • 15th November 2017
  • 29th November 2017


Rachel Dawick
(Wednesday 29th November 2017)

Rachel's interest of a range of genres is reflected in this latest album moving freely from blues to country, folk to swing, cabaret to musical theatre, as each character takes on a different musical voice.

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Richmond Library: Mystery Ink
(Thursday 9th February-Thursday 30th November 2017)

Mystery Ink is Richmond Library’s group for teens.

Catch up to talk books and movies and get the first pick of the newest titles. Snack and fun diversions included.

All welcome, ages 12-18.

Venue: Constance Barnicoat room, Richmond Library

A great opportunity to meet new people and have a bit of fun.

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Richmond Library: Mystery Ink is on these dates:

  • 9th February 2017
  • 23rd March 2017
  • 4th May 2017
  • 1st June 2017
  • 3rd August 2017
  • 7th September 2017
  • 26th October 2017
  • 30th November 2017


Men in Accord Christmas Concert
(Friday 1st December 2017)

Men in Accord are celebrating 15 years of Club Waimea Membership.
Please join us for our Christmas Concert on Friday 1st December
Club Waimea, Richmond, singing starts at 7pm

Come early and have a drink at the bar
or a meal at Phil’s Place Restaurant

Men in Accord will be performing a selection of well-known songs in 4 part harmony and are privileged to be joined by fellow Club Waimea members:

Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus
Singing unaccompanied 4-part harmony. Their repertoire includes well-known ballads, barbershop classics & modern songs.

Special guest artists:
The Split Apple Rockers
Stars of TVNZ’s The Naked Choir
See the guys perform their songs from the show and some newer numbers.

Also joining the line-up are:
The Uklectics
A Four piece all female band with a unique slant on covers and originals from folk to punk, country to rock.

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Men in Accord Christmas Concert
(Friday 1st December 2017)

Men in Accord are celebrating 15 years of Club Waimea Membership.
Please join us for our Christmas Concert on Friday 1st December
Club Waimea, Richmond, singing starts at 7pm
Gold Coin Entry

Come early and have a drink at the bar
or a meal at Phil’s Place Restaurant

Men in Accord will be performing a selection of well-known songs and are privileged to be joined by fellow Club Waimea members:
Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus
along with special guest artists:
The Split Apple Rockers
Stars of TVNZ’s The Naked Choir

More Information.


Motueka Library: Famous Poets and Poems
(Friday 1st December 2017)

Join us in celebrating famous poets and poetry.

Share your own poem or favourite famous poems.

Enjoy the company of other poets and poetry lovers amid a whirlwind of creative words.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Koha appreciated. Bookings not required.

Note: Image is of poet Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh. She was the first person of Pacific descent to graduate with a PhD in English from the University of Auckland, where she now lectures in both creative writing and Māori and Pacific literary studies.

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Motueka Starlight Christmas Parade
(Friday 1st December 2017)

Our annual Christmas Parade. Night Market and children's entertainment will commence at 5pm. Shopping, cafes, floats, music, street entertainers and more....
Our theme this year is 'A White Christmas'

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Author Talk in Mapua: Ray Berard
(Saturday 2nd December 2017)

Come and hear crime writer Ray Berard reveal the stories behind his novel 'Inside the Black Horse', which won the 2016 Ngaio Marsh Debut Novel Award. It also made the finals of the 2016 Ngaio Marsh Crime Thriller of the Year and was long-listed for the 2017 Dublin Literary Award.

Ray Berard is a Canadian-born Kiwi writer based in Christchurch. Writing has always been his passion, and in recent years a full-time one.

His debut novel 'Inside the Black Horse' is based on a diary he kept during his years supervising betting outlets for the New Zealand Racing Board. 'It's about New Zealand right now, and what happens when a group of strangers get drawn into each other's lives after a young man's desperate act.'

This talk is hosted by the Top of the South branch of New Zealand Society of Authors. Ray Berard is the branch's delegate to NZ Authors' national council.

It is suggested that people who want to have lunch should do so before 1 pm, when Ray's talk begins.

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Big Bike Tune Up in Takaka
(Saturday 2nd December 2017)

Does a flat tyre, squeaky chain or worn out brake mean your bike has taken up residence in the shed? Now is the time to get your bike out and come to one of our FREE Big Bike Tune Ups.

The Get Moving Big Bike Tune Up is a chance to get your bike back on the road in time for Get Moving Family Fun Rides happening this summer.

Mechanics at the Big Bike Tune Ups will give bikes a quick maintenance check and tune up to make sure your bike is safe, road-worthy and fits you. If the work required is more than a tune up they will advise on how to fix it.

The Takaka Big Bike Tune Up will be held at the Saturday Village Market

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Cruise Control Band at Club Waimea
(Saturday 2nd December 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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Mapua Christmas concert
(Saturday 2nd December 2017)

Our end of year concert has a Xmas theme. The Nelson Male Voice Choir will sing Xmas themed songs along with some old favourites.
Conductor Andrea Hamilton, with pianists Pauline Boyd and Susan Stokes will lead the 30+ choir .
We will also want audience participation to sing some well known Christmas songs

More Information.


Vintage Christmas Market
(Saturday 2nd December 2017)

Join us for a beautiful day out at our country style market on our historical property!
It is a great day out with a fabulous Christmas atmosphere and everything you need for the festive season.

Our markets showcase the beautiful creations made around our region and is a great celebration of all things Antique, Vintage & Shabby Chic.
We have an incredible selection of local and out of town vendors including; handmade artisans, clothing boutiques, vintage furniture, home furnishings, great food and so much more!
We will have our Eftpos station available again too.

Every market has a $2 entry fee as a fundraiser. This goes to iBring Freedom, an anti-trafficking organisation who do incredible work reaching, rescuing and restoring girls from human trafficking. We have raised over $20,000 for iBringFreedom through our markets. (Thank you!)

So gather your friends and we will see you out here Saturday 2nd December, 10am-3pm!

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A Day of Mindfulness
(Sunday 3rd December 2017)

We spend a lot of time on the go totally consumed by the daily business of our lives. But how often during the day do we really spend time in the present moment? How often do we take time for ourselves and pause?

This is the perfect time of the year to gift yourself this one day off to de-stress, relax and re-focus.

This one-day workshop offers a real opportunity to pause and to bring mindful attention to your life. The workshop will teach simple practices that anyone can do – so beginners are welcome.

Through mindfulness we can learn:
• To be more in the present moment
• To slow down when we feel that our body is
rushing
• To bring attention to, and be with, a bodily
experience
• To recognize the habits of our mind and body
• To feel more balanced and calm

We will explore various kinds of mindfulness practices, including basic yoga, mindful walking, mindful sitting or lying meditation, mindful eating or just simple movements and stretches.

When we pause and allow ourselves to simply be, we can connect again with our body & mind and our true self can shine through. We can be here in our lives more fully.

Give yourself the “gift” of this one day of mindfulness!

Investment: $69 (includes delicious vegetarian lunch and workshop notes).

Please bring some paper or a journal, a pen, a blanket, a pillow and your own lunch.

For more info, or to book, contact Jamila on 027 644 6145 or Jamila@TurningPointNZ.com

Venue: Natural Living Yoga studio, Founders Heritage Park, 87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson.

(The Natural Living Yoga Studio at the Founders Heritage Park has a separate entrance to the Founders Park. You don't need to enter the Founders Park. Park at the back of the car-park and you will see a double-storey yellow building and the entrance to the studio is on the bottom right-hand side.)

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Big Bike Tune Up in Motueka
(Sunday 3rd December 2017)

Does a flat tyre, squeaky chain or worn out brake mean your bike has taken up residence in the shed? Now is the time to get your bike out and come to one of our FREE Big Bike Tune Ups.

The Get Moving Big Bike Tune Up is a chance to get your bike back on the road in time for Get Moving Family Fun Rides happening this summer.

Mechanics at the Big Bike Tune Ups will give bikes a quick maintenance check and tune up to make sure your bike is safe, road-worthy and fits you. If the work required is more than a tune up they will advise on how to fix it.

The Motueka Big Bike Tune Up will be held at the Sunday Market

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Livestock 2017
(Sunday 3rd December 2017)

Livestock is an action packed afternoon of live original music set in the family friendly environment of the Moutere Inn. A variety of music genres will be on offer as well as the impressive range of beer and food that make the Moutere Inn such a treat to visit. Now in its 11th year, Livestock continues to punch above its weight in terms of delivering a very entertaining original afternoon full of great sounds and original musicians in this fantastic setting between Nelson and Motueka. Plus it's free for all!!!!

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Mapua Makers Christmas Market
(Sunday 3rd December 2017)

This event is our huge Christmas contemporary craft fair featuring unique and affordable handcrafted items perfect for presents.

We have a wide variety of stalls featuring local craftspeople, many of whom did not sell elsewhere. There is something for everyone at this unique market. Come along and check out the amazing products. As well as the usual variety of crafted items we there will be a smattering of Epicurean stalls featuring locally made gourmet food items. There will truly be something for everyone! Spend the day in Mapua and grab a coffee from Java Hut to enjoy while you are browsing the market and then go for lunch at the Sprig & Fern or Village Bakery.

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Mapua School PTA Car Boot Sale
(Sunday 3rd December 2017)

Come for a fun morning of shopping and yummy food, or book a site for $10 and clean out the garage and make some pocket money for the holidays. Great way to catch up with your neighbours

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Sport Tasman's Backyard Games
(Sunday 3rd December 2017)

Come on down to Decks Reserve for some fun. Giant games, cricket, kites, tick tack toe, and lots more.

FREE fun for the whole family.

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Brett Hallam Holland
(Wednesday 6th December 2017)

Brett Hallam Holland is a songwriter, guitarist, performer, and tutor.

His songs cover topics from social issues (Who Gave The Right To Frack) to natural disasters (Shaky Isles) to unnatural disasters (Flooding In Nashville) to loss and love (World Of Goodbyes). A bit of humor is also thrown in the mix.

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Richmond Library: Christmas Craft Session
(Wednesday 6th December 2017)

Pop in to Richmond Library’s Constance Barnicoat Room any time between 12.00pm and 4.00pm and work on your Christmas crafts and gifts in the company of other crafters, including our Good Crafternoon group of regular Wednesday crafters.

You’ll need to bring your own materials, and you’re welcome to bring your lunch too.

It’s a great opportunity to make some headway on your Christmas crafts and gifts in the company of others.

Enjoy a cup of coffee from the Library Café, get ideas from our great selection of craft books, and enjoy a pleasantly crafty afternoon.

Free. All welcome.

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Motueka Library: Author Talk - Nick Horgan
(Thursday 7th December 2017)

Come to Motueka Library and hear author Nick Horgan talk about his latest book Antipodean Traveler.

Antipodean Traveler tells the story of a somewhat naive young Kiwi traveling throughout North America and Canada in the late 70s and early 80s. Full of high adventure, his escapades include jet boating both up and down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, somehow surviving, to then take on the Yukon River in Alaska and then back to Alberta in Canada where he wins his division of the World Jet boat Championships. And these are just a few of his adventures!

Nick grew up in Motueka and has interesting tales to share about his travelling, adventurous escapades and stories of the Christchurch earthquake.

Signed copies of Antipodean Traveler will be available for purchase.

Light refreshments will also be available.

Bookings not required.

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Quiz Night
(Thursday 7th December 2017)

Quiz Night - test your knowledge. Teams of 4 compete in a fun filled night. All welcome. No need to have a team!

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All Libraries: Library User Survey – You Speak, We Listen
(Monday 13th November-Friday 8th December 2017)

We really want to know what you like about your library - and also what you think we could change, improve or add.

So we’re running a Library User Survey to find out what you think.

Just as everyone is welcome in our libraries, everyone, library user or not, can take part in the survey. The more people that take part the better so please encourage as many of your friends, relations and neighbours to complete it as possible.

You can find the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/tdclibraries

You’ll also find the survey link on the Tasman District Libraries website and Facebook page. Or you can pick up a print copy from Murchison, Motueka, Richmond or Takaka Library, or any TDC service centre.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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All Libraries: Library User Survey – You Speak, We Listen is on these dates:

  • 13th November 2017
  • 14th November 2017
  • 15th November 2017
  • 16th November 2017
  • 17th November 2017
  • 18th November 2017
  • 19th November 2017
  • 20th November 2017
  • 21st November 2017
  • 22nd November 2017
  • 23rd November 2017
  • 24th November 2017
  • 25th November 2017
  • 26th November 2017
  • 27th November 2017
  • 28th November 2017
  • 29th November 2017
  • 30th November 2017
  • 1st December 2017
  • 2nd December 2017
  • 3rd December 2017
  • 4th December 2017
  • 5th December 2017
  • 6th December 2017
  • 7th December 2017
  • 8th December 2017


Cruise Control Band at The Mapua Sprig and Fern
(Saturday 9th December 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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