Events in the Tasman/Nelson Region

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

Featured Events 

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

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To add an event, use the regional events website www.itson.co.nz. All events listed in the Tasman District on ItsOn will appear on this page.

Event Listings 


Takaka Library – Tiny Tots
(Tuesday 22nd July–Tuesday 23rd September 2014)

Takaka Library presents this fun, hands on session for children two years and younger. Bring the little ones along to enjoy songs, movement, rhyme and stories for early learning in the warmth of the library. All welcome.

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Paul Madsen's UK Invasion
(Friday 26th September 2014)

Friday 26th September: Paul Madsen presents THE UK INVASION, $25, The Beatles, Queen, The Beegee and much much more, great night out with a master entertainer. $25 one course buffet available from 6pm.

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Gypsy Pickers
(Saturday 27th September 2014)

Always a favourite at the Inn, the Gypsy Pickers are back with their unique blend of high energy acoustic music. Good for sitting or bouncing around.

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Panda - live at Riverside Cafe
(Saturday 27th September 2014)

Enjoy dinner at Riverside Cafe, followed by a live set by Panda!
A one man powerhouse of heart and passion! The music of singer-songwriter Panda is a unique mix of folk, blues, soul and more soul. He has a voice that can carry a soft ballad one moment and gritty Tom Wait's style the next.

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Shabby Chic Market - Beacon Hill
(Saturday 27th September 2014)

Looking for gorgeous shabby chic items in Nelson?

We are very excited to be running our third Shabby Chic Market at Beacon Hill. We will have a wide variety of local stalls exhibiting an inspiring assortment of shabby chic treasures.

We are holding a gold coin entry to raise money for a non profit organisation that works in a red light district in East Asia rescuing and rehabilitating trafficked girls.

See you on the 27th September!

Note:
No dogs please
This market is cash only.

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The Deep End Improvised Comedy at The Playhouse
(Saturday 27th September 2014)

Sat 27th September: The Deep End, $15 for adults, $12 for kids. Improvised Comedy at its best. Full menu available from 6pm, Show from 8pm.

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Wanderers Sports Club Pig Hunt Challenge
(Thursday 25th–Saturday 27th September 2014)

Wanderers Rugby Club are holding their annual Pig Hunt Challenge. This event is designed for the whole family with awesome prizes.

There are 3 main section - Juniors 4-9 years free entry, Intermediate 10 - 14 years $10.00 entry fee and Seniors with a ladies only section entry will be $30.00 if paid by the 19th September or $35.00 after 19th Sept. We have extended the prize pool this year so everyone is in the running for awesome prizes. There is also the chance to win your Junior Rugby team some cold hard cash with a share of $500.00 and lets not for get the bragging rights that goes with it. The Trophy is the Rugby Club Challenge/Matt Baker Memorial Trophy.
There is loads of entertainment planned for all, with the kids well catered for with pig carrying, possum tossing, fancy dressed possums and wet and wild type games.
The day is wound up by an impressive hangi that has been prepared by the Clubs hangi master George Paki Paki, and is open to all competitors with extra meals available for $10.00.

Entry forms are available from Brightwater Motors, the Loggers Shop, South Fuels Spring Grove, Nelson Hunting and Fishing, Rai Valley Store.

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Day of Remembrance
(Sunday 28th September 2014)

You are invited to join in a special day of remembering and celebrating the lives of our loved ones.

They may be interred in another city or country or their ashes scattered on the winds, but you can light a candle in out Memorial Room, or release a white balloon on the breeze in your own personal tribute.

Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a String Quartet in the adjoining Gardens of the World on this special day.

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Second Hand Sunday - Golden Bay
(Sunday 28th September 2014)

Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council trialled the event in June as a practical way for people to pass on items that would otherwise end up going to landfill. The event is taking place across the Nelson Tasman region (not just in Nelson, Stoke and Richmond).

How it works:
Register online at nelson.govt.nz or tasman.govt.nz using search phrase: Second Hand Sunday. We will publicise the list of households taking part on the website and in local newspapers (register before 5pm, Monday 22 September to make the paper).

On the day (Sunday 28 September):
Put items to give away on your driveway ready for the 10am start time. When you register, you will be able to download and print a letterbox poster from the website. You can also pick up a poster from the Customer Service Centre. Put this up on your letterbox so everyone knows you are taking part. Anyone looking for items can download the list of households involved. If you have anything left at the end of the morning, bring it back inside as it is still your responsibility.

For more detailed information, visit nelson.govt.nz or tasman.govt.nz.

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Second Hand Sunday - Mapua/Motueka
(Sunday 28th September 2014)

Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council trialled the event in June as a practical way for people to pass on items that would otherwise end up going to landfill. The event is taking place across the Nelson Tasman region (not just in Nelson, Stoke and Richmond).

How it works:
Register online at nelson.govt.nz or tasman.govt.nz using search phrase: Second Hand Sunday. We will publicise the list of households taking part on the website and in local newspapers (register before 5pm, Monday 22 September to make the paper).

On the day (Sunday 28 September):
Put items to give away on your driveway ready for the 10am start time. When you register, you will be able to download and print a letterbox poster from the website. You can also pick up a poster from the Customer Service Centre. Put this up on your letterbox so everyone knows you are taking part. Anyone looking for items can download the list of households involved. If you have anything left at the end of the morning, bring it back inside as it is still your responsibility.

For more detailed information, visit nelson.govt.nz or tasman.govt.nz.

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Second Hand Sunday - Nelson Lakes/Murchison
(Sunday 28th September 2014)

Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council trialled the event in June as a practical way for people to pass on items that would otherwise end up going to landfill. The event is taking place across the Nelson Tasman region (not just in Nelson, Stoke and Richmond).

How it works:
Register online at nelson.govt.nz or tasman.govt.nz using search phrase: Second Hand Sunday. We will publicise the list of households taking part on the website and in local newspapers (register before 5pm, Monday 22 September to make the paper).

On the day (Sunday 28 September):
Put items to give away on your driveway ready for the 10am start time. When you register, you will be able to download and print a letterbox poster from the website. You can also pick up a poster from the Customer Service Centre. Put this up on your letterbox so everyone knows you are taking part. Anyone looking for items can download the list of households involved. If you have anything left at the end of the morning, bring it back inside as it is still your responsibility.

For more detailed information, visit nelson.govt.nz or tasman.govt.nz.

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Second Hand Sunday - Richmond area
(Sunday 28th September 2014)

Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council trialled the event in June as a practical way for people to pass on items that would otherwise end up going to landfill. The event is taking place across the Nelson Tasman region (not just in Nelson, Stoke and Richmond).

How it works:
Register online at nelson.govt.nz or tasman.govt.nz using search phrase: Second Hand Sunday. We will publicise the list of households taking part on the website and in local newspapers (register before 5pm, Monday 22 September to make the paper).

On the day (Sunday 28 September):
Put items to give away on your driveway ready for the 10am start time. When you register, you will be able to download and print a letterbox poster from the website. You can also pick up a poster from the Customer Service Centre. Put this up on your letterbox so everyone knows you are taking part. Anyone looking for items can download the list of households involved. If you have anything left at the end of the morning, bring it back inside as it is still your responsibility.

For more detailed information, visit nelson.govt.nz or tasman.govt.nz.

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Welcome to the Godwits Celebration 2014
(Sunday 28th September 2014)

Every year, around the second week of September, the first of the godwits arrive from their breeding grounds in Alaska. To celebrate this event, the Friends of Motueka Estuaries will display information about the godwits and Birds NZ members will have their telescopes so you can see the birds feeding in the estuary.

Programme

1. Viewing of the godwits feeding in the Motueka Estuary.
Date: Sunday 29 September, 10am - 1pm.
Place: Old Wharf, Motueka Quay (near the Janie Seddon wreck.)
Birds New Zealand members will have telescopes for you to watch the godwits feeding in the estuary. There will be a tent with information about the godwit life cycle, and photos of other birds seen in our estuaries. Find out how you can help sustain the wildlife in our area.
The Motueka Art group will be displaying and demonstrating their art works, and there will be various activities for children. Competition winers announced 11am.

2. Speaker: David Melville, ornithologist, talking about the latest godwit research, and what happens to our godwits when they stop over in China
Date: Saturday October 4, 7pm
Place: SeniorNet Rooms, 42 Pah Street, Motueka

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Yoga and Sound
(Friday 26th–Sunday 28th September 2014)

The practices of the Yoga of Sound take us into the realm of the subtle flows of energy within both our external and internal environments.

Explore your superficial perception of sound. The Yoga of Sound aims to extend the boundaries of your perception by refining and ‘tuning’ your awareness of sound and vibration, even into the deeper layers of your individual personality.

The ancient yogis applied these principles in their development of the systems of yogic breath, in particular the syllables which, when chanted, sung or intoned, are considered to have a transformative and harmonising effect on the entire personality. The Yoga of Sound helps to bring one’s internal and external environments into a state of being in tune, rather than in dischord.

Includes:
Hatha Yoga
Breathing techniques
Yoga of sound
Action with awareness
Meditation
... and much more

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Richmond Library: Max your ride – MTB Tips and Tricks
(Tuesday 30th September 2014)

Tips and and tricks for getting the most out of your mountain bike ride.

Set up your bike for maximum performance and check if you are up-to-date with your gear maintenance.

An awesome opportunity to get great advice about making the most of your spring and summer rides.

For ages 10 plus. Bring your own bike (optional).

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Richmond Library: Nelson Guild of Woodworkers
(Monday 1st–Tuesday 30th September 2014)

A display of the stunning work of the versatile Nelson woodworkers.

Don't expect amateur carving. These exquisite pieces are from across the spectrum of design.

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Richmond Library:Paintings by Meredith Thorpe
(Monday 1st–Tuesday 30th September 2014)

Come in and admire the water colours by local artist Meredith Thorpe.

Meredith captures the Nelson landscape and all her framed works are for sale.

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Takaka Library: Springtastic Storytime
(Tuesday 30th September 2014)

Leap into action with our spring-themed holiday storytime.

Green leaves, fluffy lambs and fresh flowers.
Come and celebrate the colours and joys of spring with our stories, songs and rhymes.
Create a craft to take home.

Lots of fun guaranteed.

Ages: 4 – 9 years

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Murchison Library: Celebrate Spring with Kath Bee
(Wednesday 1st October 2014)

Boogie away the winter blues by singing and dancing along with award winning singer/songwriter, Kath Bee.

Join Kath and enjoy a toe-tapping time while you enjoy her catchy tunes and fun lyrics.

Will suit toddlers to 10 year olds.

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Richmond Library: Midweek Movie Magic
(Wednesday 1st October 2014)

Join us for an exciting G-rated family movie.

Children 7 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Details available at the library.

As places are limited, pre-booking is advised.

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Richmond Library: Springtastic Storytime
(Monday 29th September–Wednesday 1st October 2014)

Spring into the library and let your creativity burst into flower!

Join Jewell Lemon for an hour of stories and create some awesome art to take home.

Will suit ages 4-9 years. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult helper.

Numbers limited to the first 50.

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Richmond Library: Roger Sanders - Storyteller
(Thursday 2nd October 2014)

Listen to an hour of traditional storytelling and hear the world of stories come to life.

Be delighted and surprised by Roger’s tales and music from around the world.

Places are limited so booking and prepayment is advised to avoid disappointment.

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Richmond Library: Craft us a Noticeboard
(Friday 3rd October 2014)

Come help us make a funky new noticeboard for the Children’s space at Richmond Library.

Bring your creativity, join in the fun and help make something we can all enjoy.

Materials provided. Wear old clothes. Suitable for ages 7 and over.

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Make It! Global Cardboard Challenge
(Saturday 4th October 2014)

A Ministry of Inspiration Workshop.
Be part of the Global Challenge from Imagaination Foundation. To build and play arcade games from recycled cardboard. Run by Ministry of Inspiration this is your opportunity to make and play your own arcade game using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination.

A two hour workshop at Paper Plus in the Richmond Mall - undercover car park (or create yourself at home, work or school).

All games and gamers can be part of an Arcade Alley Extravaganza at Monty’s Market.
With great thanks to Paper Plus in the Richmond Mall for sponsoring and supplying the communities needs.

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Motueka Dog's Breakfast
(Saturday 4th October 2014)

We're having another Dog's Breakfast!

Bring your dog to breakfast... and learn how easy it is to make sure walking your dog doesn’t impact on the survival of our precious shore birds.
There will be a free yummy breakfast for you and free food for your dog at the Kumaras on Saturday 4 October starting at 8.30am.
Find out how dogs and wildlife can successfully share the shoreline; why it matters for the birds and simple things you and your dog can do to help protect them. Presentations at 9.00am, with plenty of time either side to browse the information, learn about the birds, have something to eat and a chat.
Brought to you by Tasman District Council, Department of Conservation, and Birds New Zealand (The Ornithological Society of NZ).

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SALSA NIGHT! at the Mapua Hall
(Saturday 4th October 2014)

Doors open at 7.30pm, BYO drinks, Free merengue lesson, Dance performances.
Great DJ playing: Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha, Bachata and Cuban Circle dance.
Everyone Welcome and anyone can do it, or just relax and watch!

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Richmond Library: Hands On - Blooming Gorgeous
(Tuesday 7th October 2014)

Brighten up your place with your own painted terracotta flowerpot and a still life painting.

Liz will inspire you to paint a pot and try out the magic of water colour painting to bring spring indoors.

Materials supplied. Wear old clothes.

Maximum of 18 children. Will suit 8-13 year olds.
Pre-booking and pre-payment required.

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Takaka Library: Jack and the Beanstalk Puppet Show
(Tuesday 7th October 2014)

Celebrate our “Springtastic” holiday programme with an entertaining puppet show and make a craft to take home.

Join brave Jack as he scrambles up the mighty beanstalk to face the fearsome giant.

Will he make it home? You better come and lend him a hand!

Ages: 4 – 9 years

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Murchison Library: Springtastic Storytime
(Wednesday 8th October 2014)

Spring into the library and let your creativity burst into flower!

Join Jewell Lemon for an hour of stories and create some awesome art to take home.

Will suit ages 4-9 years. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult helper.

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Richmond Library: YogAdventures
(Wednesday 8th October 2014)

Join Delia for some stretchy, bendy fun yoga for kids.

Delia Canning is a yoga practitioner and an experienced kids yoga teacher.

Suit 4-10 year olds. No previous experience needed.

Wear stretchy clothing you can move in.

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Motueka Library: Springtastic Storytime
(Tuesday 30th September–Thursday 9th October 2014)

Spring into the library and let your creativity burst into flower!

Join Jewell Lemon for an hour of stories and create some awesome art to take home.

Will suit ages 4-9 years. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult helper.

Numbers limited to the first 40.

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Takaka Library: Build an inter-galactic racer
(Thursday 9th October 2014)

For all you fans out there, an event you won’t want to miss. And a chance to talk about your favourite space movie until the sun goes down!

Design and build a life-size intergalactic racer.

Wear old clothes and bring paintbrushes and a galaxy of imagination and energy. If you’ve got any gadgets bring them along.

Ages: 5 – 15 years

You must register for this event

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Film Camp 2014
(Monday 6th–Friday 10th October 2014)

Film Camp 2014

After the great success with Rock Camp over the last 3 years, and the success of last years inaugural Film Camp the Playhouse has decided to host another FILMCAMP in the second week of the October school holidays ( October Monday 6th till 10th ).

The camp is limited to 15 students aged between 9 and 15 and runs daily from 9 till 4pm at the Playhouse. Participants will script, produce, film, edit and screen their film over week, with help of Nic Roland as their main tutor. Nic has a degree in Film and Media from Otago University is an ex TVNZ News Editor and director, with extensive experience as a Television and short film producer.

All aspects of making a movie are addressed during the week including costume design, makeup, acting method, lighting, film history and distribution. Kids will have a chance to film and edit their film over the week with a grand screening of their work on the Friday Night to parents friends and family.

This is a great chance for any young film maker, actor/actress, camera person, editor, set and costume designer, makeup artist or general film enthusiast to build new skills, meet like minded people and actually make a movie!

The camp costs $350 for the week, 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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Postcards from Abroad
(Saturday 11th October 2014)

Thousands of Kiwis across the country enjoy the buzz and excitement of barbershop singing. It’s no wonder - the beautiful melodies, ringing chords, sweet harmonies and dynamic rhythms make this music fun for all!

Now Nelson can hear the best! Join Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus in presenting “Postcards from Abroad,” a fun-filled musical world tour with special guests:

Key Note: current NZ champion women’s barbershop quartet!

NZ Harmony Chorus (He Tangata):
He Tangata is made up of about 40 Sweet Adelines from choruses around NZ who meet regularly and rehearse under the direction of Virginia Humphrey-Taylor from Christchurch (one of the world's top barbershop directors and a sought after vocal coach).

Nelson Bays Harmony are well known for their love of humour, and entertaining shows, and "Postcards from Abroad" promises to be no exception.

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River Inn Moonlight Hunt
(Thursday 9th–Saturday 11th October 2014)

Every cent of your entry fee goes to the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.

Prizes will be given for the heaviest boar ($500 cash prize), the heaviest sow, the biggest tusks, the average pig and the heaviest deer.
There will be a pig carrying competition, a BBQ, an auction, live music and raffles. There is also a major spot prize of the latest Garmin GPS Tracking System.

Kids prizes for heaviest eel, heaviest hare, heaviest possum, heaviest goat, best fancy dressed hare or possum.

For the non hunters there will be a pie competition using wild game. Simply create your favourite mouth watering wild pork, venison or edible wild animal pie. This competition is open to all age groups and will be judged by expert pie tasters on the day of the pig hunt. $5 to enter per person, enter as many pies as you like.

Entries close Thursday October 9 at 7pm.

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SAM HUNT live at The Playhouse
(Saturday 11th October 2014)

SAM HUNT, NZ`S BEST-LOVED POET AND MOST FAMED ROAD-SONG RACONTEUR,
ANNOUNCES A RUN OF OCTOBER DATES - COOK STRAIT SOUTH

SAM HUNT - COOK STRAIT SOUTH
SPRING 2014

Sam was born at Castor Bay, Auckland in 1946. These days, home-base is Kaipara Harbour - “five/ gunshots from humanity”.

As well as doing his widely acclaimed solo shows, Mr Hunt has worked with various musicians –The Warratahs, Split Enz, Gareth Farr, NZSO - to name but a few.

In 2009, he collaborated with David Kilgour & The Heavy 8s, producing the LP “Falling Debris”. More recently, in March of this year, they teamed up again – this time SH providing lyrics & lead vocals for a new long player, entitled “The 9th” – due out Labour Weekend.

SAM HUNT LIVE AT THE PLAYHOUSE
Time: Early Show! 6pm start. Food and drink available from 5pm.
$30 for the show.

In 1986, Sam was awarded a QSM; in 2010, a Companion of the NZ Order of Merit (CNZM). He was further festooned in 2012 with the Prime Minister’s Poetry Award. All honours were for “his services to poetry”.

Its a rare run of South Island shows - go and see this spellbinding, inimitable performer if you’ve seen him hundreds of times before - or never ever in your life. You go to see Sam Hunt perform his road-songs, because this is what he does, this is who he is. He is, in that very sense, poetry itself. In his own words, and with his own maxim:

“Tell the story, tell it true - charm it crazy”

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Motueka Fun Run/ Walk Against Breast Cancer
(Sunday 12th October 2014)

Join us for a 6 or 10km fun run/walk around Motueka to show your support for the Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust.

Participants are encouraged to dress in pink and spot prizes will be presented at a post event function.

Meet at the bus stop beside the Motueka Information Centre.

The fun run/walk will start at 2pm - registrations will begin at 1.

A $10 donation to enter.

Open to everyone.

Please no dogs/ scooters/ bikes.

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Ben Warren: Health and Wellbeing Seminar for the Whole Family
(Thursday 16th October 2014)

This is for people who want to learn how to have fantastic energy and maintain great health throughout their life.

On the night you will learn:

-how to transform your body, health and life
-address the issues preventing you and your family from enjoying incredible health
-find out what food to eat for incredible energy throughout the day
-find out what minerals are missing in our diet
-the cheapest way to bring on more energy (Test performed at the night to show deficiency)
-what are the best carbohydrates you should be eating
-lunchbox tips for your children to help them be ready to learn in school and after
-what are the hidden chemicals in your food that are destroying your health and making you fat
-what are the key minerals you need
-what are your genetic nutritional needs? (Are you an Eskimo or African tribes man?)

About Ben Warren:

Ben Warren is an ancestral nutrition expert, professional health coach and the founder of BePure Health Revolution.
Ben’s nutritional programme featured on ‘60 Minutes’ together with Ex All Black Captain Taine Randell, where his ancestral eating principles helped a group of 28 local Maori people in Hawke’s Bay lose an average of 8.27kg and reverse the parameter of Type 2 Diabetes in just 10 weeks.
Ben’s goal is making one Million people healthy through seminars and online programmes. He is also the creator of Captain Healthy, a new Superhero who is on a mission to help educate and motivate our children to eat healthy foods and reduce the amount of processed, high sugar, damaged fats and chemical cocktails currently being consumed.

Healthy Snacks after the event.

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Orchestra of Spheres
(Thursday 16th October 2014)

Born out of Wellington’s Frederick Street Sound and Light Exploration Society in 2009, Orchestra of Spheres have developed an international, cult-like following. Playing house parties, dance parties, DIY shows and festivals around the world, they have built a reputation for musically and visually ecstatic live shows. They use homemade instruments like the biscuit tin guitar, electric carillon and sexomouse marimba to create their cosmic dancing music.

The Spheres have released two full-length albums - ‘Nonagonic Now’ (2011) and ‘Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music’ (2013) - on Fire Records, as well as a number of EPs, tapes and 7” vinyl. They’ve taken their unique South Pacific psychedlic sound to international festivals including All Tomorrow’s Parties (UK), Flow (Finland), Transmusicales (France), Le Guess Who (Netherlands) and more.

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NZ AquaBots Challenge
(Saturday 18th October 2014)

Ministry of Inspiration is proud to bring Nelson the annual NZ AquaBots challenge. AquaBots is a fun, hands-on educational programme integrating Science, Technology, Design and Engineering.

An AquaBot is a remotely operated underwater vehicle. It can have varying levels of sophistication which generates a broad appeal to children and youth. Students design and build an NZAquaBot from the supplied kit and develop skills in its operation.
This Challenge has 4 elements:

Obstacle Course
The Heist
Salvage Race
Poster Presentation

The competition is open to teams, supporters and the public.

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Plunket Baby Bonanza
(Saturday 18th October 2014)

Hope Hall
Richmond, Nelson
$2 Entry Kids free
Over 40 tables of Secondhand, Near New & New Children clothes, toys & nursery items.
Come along and grab a bargain.
If you would like to book a table and sell your own items please call Lisa on 5424496 or footies2012@vodafone.co.nz

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Sal Valentine & The Babyshakes
(Saturday 18th October 2014)

Sit back with a delicious glass of Neudorf at one of our favourite regional venues.

Widely regarded as one of the finest live acts in the country, Sal Valentine & The Babyshakes have twisted the fabric of musical time to deliver you an infectious and original selection of rhythm and blues.

Frontman and songwriter Sal Valentine is framed by a slick quartet of horns toting heavy licks and a polished rhythm section comprising piano, double bass and drums. Alongside the instrumentalist stand the foils to Sal Valentine: accomplished vocalists Chelsea Prastiti and Siobhan Grace. Collectively they are The Babyshakes, and have been declared by Valentine to be 'Auckland's Number 1 Band'.

Sal Valentine & The Babyshakes released their debut album at the end of 2013 to rapturous applause from critics, Sal and fans alike. The debut album, recorded by Bob Frisbee (Street Chant, Panther and the Zoo, Rackets), presents the band in an honest setting, capturing the sound of the band and the energy of the live performances.

"Babyshakes are special!" - PETER URLICH
"A splendid time is guaranteed for all." - GRAHAM REID

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Explore Your 'Self'
(Monday 13th–Sunday 19th October 2014)

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

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

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

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Motueka Garden Trail
(Saturday 18th–Sunday 19th October 2014)

Visit a range of beautiful gardens around the Motueka District. Big or small, town or country, new or established, each one is interesting and inspirational.

Call into the Motueka Toy Library for refreshments - home baking on sale and a free tea or coffee for every ticket holder. Spot prizes, a fantastic multi-draw raffle and a great plant stall run by the Motueka RDA also on site.

Call into Mitre 10 Motueka, find the toy hidden in the garden centre, enter your details to go in the draw for a $50 Mitre 10 voucher.

Jester House Café, Up the Garden Path and Riverside Café, all with lovely gardens will be donating 10% of purchases by ticket holders to the Motueka Toy Library. Why not stop for a delicious lunch or drink break on your trail?

All Garden Trail proceeds go the the Motueka District Toy Library.

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Motueka Recreation Centre - Open Day
(Sunday 19th October 2014)

Skating, Rock climbing, bouncy castle and lots more fun to be had.

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Tasman Visual Arts Group Spring Exhibition
(Saturday 18th–Monday 27th October 2014)

An Exhibition of Visual Artwork by Members
of the Tasman Visual Arts Group.
Visit the Exhibition and enjoy the talents of
our own local Artists,
Observe "Artist out work"
Take part in the popular "People's Choice
Vote" for your favourite art work and meet
the Exhibiting Artist.
Enjoy as part of the Exhibition Live Music, Sat.18th @ 2 pm. 'The Nelson Youth Jazz Orchestra'-conducted by Chris Harris .
Sun. 19th @ 2 pm."Men in Accord" a-cappella barbershop 4 part harmony chorus. Sun..26 th @ 2 pm.Nelson's
Female Harmony Choir 'TheSongbirds'
and Solo Keyboard Artist-June Guthardt.
[1200 visitors enjoyed the last TVAG exhibition]
We thank Peter Owen from Eyebright Country Store for making available his Gallery for the Exhibition. .Make it a day out, visit Eyebright Country Store open daily from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm all year round. The beautiful displays of the Eyebright Country Store's " Famous Christmas Shop" opens this year on Friday 10th October.

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Takaka Library: Art exhibition - Aralyn Doiron
(Monday 8th September–Friday 31st October 2014)

A growing desire to create her own work led Aralyn to leave the commercial art scene in the United States and indulge her passion for using recycled materials in creating her artworks.

She has exhibited extensively in the United States and is now finding her feet in the New Zealand art world.

Apart from art, Aralyn’s passions include singing, storytelling and earth-building.

Contact quinnsack@yahoo.com
021 0117755

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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