Events in the Tasman/Nelson Region

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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


Paul Madsen's Super Star Show!!!
(Friday 24th February 2017)

Paul Madsen’s Super Star Show
Friday 24th February
Doors and dinner from 6pm, Music from 8pm. $25. + $35 2 buffet.
The one the only Paul Madsen presents all his favorite numbers in one amazing show! Expect a vast range of your favorite music including
The BEEGEES, The Eagles, ABBA, Queen, Neil Dimond, and much much more. Tickets are strictly limited so please call us on 5402985 for bookings or email us at theplayhousecafenz@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

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70's Themed Disco Party
(Saturday 25th February 2017)

A great night of jiving and grooving at The Playhouse 70 Disco Party!!!

FREEE!

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Obstacle Course
(Saturday 25th February 2017)

Head with the family down to the Saxton Sports field’s for a challenging morning of Obstacles. Shoot hoops, zig zag your way through challenges, jump hurdles and have loads of fun with the family. Suitable for the whole family to have fun in the fresh air.

Meet by the playgroun at Saxtons Field.

Event cancellations will be listed on https://www.facebook.com/NelsonParksProgramme

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Redwood and Mad HallelujahsTribe
(Saturday 25th February 2017)

Mystic Glory Folk!

For more details please see website.

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Nelson Tri Club Sprint Triathlon or Duathlon
(Sunday 26th February 2017)

Rabbit Island
Main Ablution Block
Race Day Timeline
9.00-9.30am: Registration and rack bikes
9.45am: Race briefing
10am: Start

Following the race, a barbecue will be held, free to competitors. There will also be a small prize giving (spot prizes only).

Course
The swim section takes place on a course parallel to the beach. The short course swim is mainly in shoulder-deep water.
The bike course follows the Rabbit Island Access road south to a turning point at Greenslade Park, then returns for a lap of 5km. Competitors in the sprint event complete this loop four  times. Short event competitors twice. Note drafting rules below.
The run and walk course combines road, grass and gravel track for a circuit to the west of the transition area. Multiple 1.25km laps will be completed to make up the distance in the various entry categories.

Sprint Triathlon: 750m swim, 20km road bike, 5km run 
Sprint duathlon: 5km run, 20km road bike, 2.5km run
Short Triathlon (run or walk): 250m swim, 10km road bike, 2.5km run or walk
Short duathlon: 2.5km run or walk, 10km road bike, 1.25km run or walk
(NB: These distances are approximate)

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Top of the South pastel art exhibition
(Friday 24th-Sunday 26th February 2017)

This is the annual exhibition for members of the Nelson and Marlborough Areas to showcase their latest works of art. All paintings are new and all are for sale.
Pastel as a painting medium is as old as time itself. It is vibrant, tactile and can be used in many ways which lends itself to a colourful exhibition.
Artists range from beginners to professionals, so there is a variety of work on show. Something for everyone.
Entry is free, but a donation would be welcome.
There is also a public vote where you vote for the painting of your choice.
Opening night is Friday 24th Feb 7pm at the Mapua Hall
Members of the Nelson Area meet each Tuesday morning at the Mapua Hall 9am to noon. Visitors and new members are always welcome. If you need further information on any of the above, please phone the Area Rep Glenys Forbes on 540 3388

More Information.

Top of the South pastel art exhibition is on these dates:

  • 24th February 2017
  • 25th February 2017
  • 26th February 2017


'Quake'
(Friday 30th December 2016-Monday 27th February 2017)

Over 200 photographs by photographer Murray Hedwig, depicting scenes of the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes taken from September 2010 and 2011 and the subsequent rebuild. Includes four other photographers work in folders and various other multi media work

More Information.

'Quake' is on these dates:

  • 30th December 2016
  • 31st December 2016
  • 1st January 2017
  • 2nd January 2017
  • 6th January 2017
  • 7th January 2017
  • 8th January 2017
  • 9th January 2017
  • 13th January 2017
  • 14th January 2017
  • 15th January 2017
  • 16th January 2017
  • 20th January 2017
  • 21st January 2017
  • 22nd January 2017
  • 23rd January 2017
  • 27th January 2017
  • 28th January 2017
  • 29th January 2017
  • 30th January 2017
  • 3rd February 2017
  • 4th February 2017
  • 5th February 2017
  • 6th February 2017
  • 10th February 2017
  • 11th February 2017
  • 12th February 2017
  • 13th February 2017
  • 17th February 2017
  • 18th February 2017
  • 19th February 2017
  • 20th February 2017
  • 24th February 2017
  • 25th February 2017
  • 26th February 2017
  • 27th February 2017


Motueka Library: Romantic Poetry Competition
(Thursday 26th January-Tuesday 28th February 2017)

Love is in the air! Celebrate Valentines Day this year with our Romantic Poetry competition at Motueka Library.

There are four romantic categories to the competition – best love poem about your library, most romantic poem, best love poem about a pet and best love poem about a political figure.

The poems don’t need to rhyme and they can be in any format you like.

People aged 16 years and over are welcome to enter and you can enter as many poems as you want. The only criteria is that the poem must be original, written by you, and feature love or romance.

There is no entry fee and entries are due by 28 February. Winners in each of the four categories will receive a certificate, and the winning poems will be announced on the Tasman District Libraries Facebook page as well as published on the library website.

Submit your poem by dropping it off at the issues desk at Motueka Library, or email it to library@tasman.govt.nz with Romantic Poetry Comp in the subject line by 28 February.

Don’t forget to include your name, contact details and the category you are entering your poem into.

Terms and conditions apply.

Don't delay, submit your poem today!

More Information.

Motueka Library: Romantic Poetry Competition is on these dates:

  • 26th January 2017
  • 27th January 2017
  • 28th January 2017
  • 29th January 2017
  • 30th January 2017
  • 31st January 2017
  • 1st February 2017
  • 2nd February 2017
  • 3rd February 2017
  • 4th February 2017
  • 5th February 2017
  • 6th February 2017
  • 7th February 2017
  • 8th February 2017
  • 9th February 2017
  • 10th February 2017
  • 11th February 2017
  • 12th February 2017
  • 13th February 2017
  • 14th February 2017
  • 15th February 2017
  • 16th February 2017
  • 17th February 2017
  • 18th February 2017
  • 19th February 2017
  • 20th February 2017
  • 21st February 2017
  • 22nd February 2017
  • 23rd February 2017
  • 24th February 2017
  • 25th February 2017
  • 26th February 2017
  • 27th February 2017
  • 28th February 2017


Mundy and ALDOC
(Tuesday 28th February 2017)

Irish Folk

For more details please see website.

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Richmond Library: Free Hearing Service
(Tuesday 28th February 2017)

Missing things in conversations? Do you feel like people are always mumbling? Are you often asking people to repeat what they’ve said?

Come and see a qualified hearing therapist from Life Unlimited at Richmond Library to discuss a free hearing assessment and advice on how to live well with hearing loss.

You can receive help with effective hearing solutions, including communication strategies, assistive technology and information on hearing aid funding.

Free. No bookings required.

For more information visit:
www.lifeunlimited.net.nz

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Richmond Library: Romantic Poetry Competition
(Thursday 26th January-Tuesday 28th February 2017)

Love is in the air! Celebrate Valentines Day this year with our Romantic Poetry competition at Richmond Library.

There are four romantic categories to the competition – best love poem about your library, most romantic poem, best love poem about a pet and best love poem about a political figure.

The poems don’t need to rhyme and they can be in any format you like.

People aged 16 years and over are welcome to enter and you can enter as many poems as you want. The only criteria is that the poem must be original, written by you, and feature love or romance.

There is no entry fee and entries are due by 28 February. Winners in each of the four categories will receive a certificate, and the winning poems will be announced on the Tasman District Libraries Facebook page as well as published on the library website.

Submit your poem by dropping it off in the pink box on the romantic display near Richmond Library’s Petrie Carpark entrance, or email it to library@tasman.govt.nz with Romantic Poetry Comp in the subject line by 28 February.

Don’t forget to include your name, contact details and the category you are entering your poem into.

Terms and conditions apply.

Don't delay, submit your poem today!

More Information.

Richmond Library: Romantic Poetry Competition is on these dates:

  • 26th January 2017
  • 27th January 2017
  • 28th January 2017
  • 29th January 2017
  • 30th January 2017
  • 31st January 2017
  • 1st February 2017
  • 2nd February 2017
  • 3rd February 2017
  • 4th February 2017
  • 5th February 2017
  • 6th February 2017
  • 7th February 2017
  • 8th February 2017
  • 9th February 2017
  • 10th February 2017
  • 11th February 2017
  • 12th February 2017
  • 13th February 2017
  • 14th February 2017
  • 15th February 2017
  • 16th February 2017
  • 17th February 2017
  • 18th February 2017
  • 19th February 2017
  • 20th February 2017
  • 21st February 2017
  • 22nd February 2017
  • 23rd February 2017
  • 24th February 2017
  • 25th February 2017
  • 26th February 2017
  • 27th February 2017
  • 28th February 2017


Takaka Library: Romantic Poetry Competition
(Thursday 26th January-Tuesday 28th February 2017)

Love is in the air! Celebrate Valentines Day this year with our Romantic Poetry competition at Takaka Library.

There are four romantic categories to the competition – best love poem about your library, most romantic poem, best love poem about a pet and best love poem about a political figure.

The poems don’t need to rhyme and they can be in any format you like.

People aged 16 years and over are welcome to enter and you can enter as many poems as you want. The only criteria is that the poem must be original, written by you, and feature love or romance.

There is no entry fee and entries are due by 28 February. Winners in each of the four categories will receive a certificate, and the winning poems will be announced on the Tasman District Libraries Facebook page as well as published on the library website.

Submit your poem by dropping it off at the issues desk at Takaka Library, or email it to library@tasman.govt.nz with Romantic Poetry Comp in the subject line by 28 February.

Don’t forget to include your name, contact details and the category you are entering your poem into.

Terms and conditions apply.

Don't delay, submit your poem today!

More Information.

Takaka Library: Romantic Poetry Competition is on these dates:

  • 26th January 2017
  • 27th January 2017
  • 28th January 2017
  • 29th January 2017
  • 30th January 2017
  • 31st January 2017
  • 1st February 2017
  • 2nd February 2017
  • 3rd February 2017
  • 4th February 2017
  • 5th February 2017
  • 6th February 2017
  • 7th February 2017
  • 8th February 2017
  • 9th February 2017
  • 10th February 2017
  • 11th February 2017
  • 12th February 2017
  • 13th February 2017
  • 14th February 2017
  • 15th February 2017
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  • 24th February 2017
  • 25th February 2017
  • 26th February 2017
  • 27th February 2017
  • 28th February 2017


Richmond Library: Exhibition - Good Crafternoon!
(Thursday 2nd February-Wednesday 1st March 2017)

Every Wednesday afternoon at Richmond Library between 12.30pm and 2.00pm, a group of crafters meet to sew, knit, make and talk.

The Good Crafternoon group members have a wide range of skills and abilities - from the complete learner to the advanced crafter. Together, the group works on their own projects.

Now is your chance to see some of the beautiful work they have created in the glass display cabinets at Richmond Library.

New members to this free weekly crafting group are always welcome. Just drop by one Wednesday afternoon and join us.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Exhibition - Good Crafternoon! is on these dates:

  • 2nd February 2017
  • 3rd February 2017
  • 4th February 2017
  • 5th February 2017
  • 6th February 2017
  • 7th February 2017
  • 8th February 2017
  • 9th February 2017
  • 10th February 2017
  • 11th February 2017
  • 12th February 2017
  • 13th February 2017
  • 14th February 2017
  • 15th February 2017
  • 16th February 2017
  • 17th February 2017
  • 18th February 2017
  • 19th February 2017
  • 20th February 2017
  • 21st February 2017
  • 22nd February 2017
  • 23rd February 2017
  • 24th February 2017
  • 25th February 2017
  • 26th February 2017
  • 27th February 2017
  • 28th February 2017
  • 1st March 2017


Richmond Library: Sustainability Workshop – Making Household Cleaners
(Wednesday 1st March 2017)

There are lots of ways you can trim household expenses and make the best use of resources.

This workshop is the first of six weekly workshops about sustainable living at home taking place at Richmond Library.

Come along to this free sustainability workshop at Richmond Library featuring an introduction to sustainability, ideas for the best use of resources, and a practical workshop on the making and using of household cleaners.

The workshop will include a presentation from an experienced speaker, followed by small-group practical experiences and activities to try at home.

To book your spot on this free workshop, enquire at Richmond Library or phone: 03 543 8500.

For further information visit: www.sustainableliving.org.nz, or enquire at Richmond Library.

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The World's Greatest Magic Show in Nelson
(Thursday 2nd-Friday 3rd March 2017)

Join the World's Greatest Magician based in Nelson called Steve for the Greatest Magic Show in Nelson.

But seriously... get ready for a hilarious night of comedy, magic and juggling at the stunning Playhouse Cafe, Theatre & Restaurant.

Two nights only and fun for all ages!

Book at table by calling the Playhouse on 03 540 2985. Dinner from 5pm.

The show starts from 7pm and will run about 90 minutes with an interval.

More Information.

The World's Greatest Magic Show in Nelson is on these dates:

  • 2nd March 2017
  • 3rd March 2017


Big Beach Clean Nelson Tasman
(Saturday 4th March 2017)

Get a group together and join in the Big Beach Clean.

This is a community clean-up of Tasman Bay beaches and other coastal areas between Tonga Island and Cable Bay (approximately 50 beaches) during Seaweek 2017.

It will be held on Saturday 4 March 2017, with a wet weather back-up of the following day, Sunday 5 March.

You can start as early as you like but note that rubbish collection points are only open between 9:00 am and 1.30 pm.

You're invited to join as an individual, or encourage your business, sports or community group to get involved. It's the biggest community conservation project in the region.

It will be run by DOC, in partnership with Nelson City Council, Tasman District Council and Nelmac.

Registration for groups open 7 December to 21 December 2016.
Register now at: www.doc.govt.nz/big-beach/

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Forest & Bird - Big Beach Cleanup at Best Island
(Saturday 4th March 2017)

Take part in the Big Beach Cleanup day at Best Island

As part of Seaweek Big Beach Clean up, Forest and Bird will be clearing rubbish off the beach at Best Island.

Meet at 9 am at the end of causeway by entrance to island, near golf club entrance.

Please contact Gillian Pollock if you wish to attend and for further information.

Email: g.pollock@scorch.co.nz or phone 021380310

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Mahana School Twilight Food & Music Fiesta
(Saturday 4th March 2017)

A wonderful way to spend a late summer afternoon is to come and visit beautiful sunny Mahana, in the Moutere Hills. Sit back and relax on the hay bales and enjoy fresh and tasty home made fare with a drink, while you listen to live music in an idyllic country setting. Gold coin entry.

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Niko Ne Zna
(Saturday 4th March 2017)

New Zealand's Balkan Brass Extravaganza!!

For more details please see website.

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Buller Festival 2017 and Rafting National Champs
(Wednesday 1st-Sunday 5th March 2017)

We will be holding 4 main events throughout the weekend; kayak slalom, rafter cross, SUP (stand up paddle boarding) cross and boater cross. The first day will be held downstream of Murchison on the Buller River and Sundays event will be held up stream of Murchison on the Matakitaki River. Kayak slalom, rafter cross and SUP cross involve navigating your craft through a series of gates and poles that are strung up amoungst a grade 2/3 rapid. The boater cross is a 4 person head to head knock out race held on a grade 3 rapid, a great spectator race! This will be a family friendly event with lots of fun to be had and open to all age categories including Juniors. This year the National Rafting champs will be held the 3 days prior to Buller Festival so it will be 5 days of racing and fun! There will be live music and good times at The Commercial Hotel on Friday night to kick things off for what will be a great weekend whether you are racing or spectating!

More Information.

Buller Festival 2017 and Rafting National Champs is on these dates:

  • 1st March 2017
  • 2nd March 2017
  • 3rd March 2017
  • 4th March 2017
  • 5th March 2017


Explore Your 'Self' - Yogic Lifestyle Retreats
(Feb-Mar)
(Monday 27th February-Sunday 5th March 2017)

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)

Start Time: 3pm Monday - arrival/registration
Finish Time: 11am Sunday
Complimentary pick up: Monday 27th Feb 2pm Takaka I-site
Complimentary drop off: Sunday 5th Mar 11am back to Takaka I-site

Investment

Payment is for 6 nights*
Full Price: NZ$595
Camping Price: NZ$525
Super Early Bird: If full payment made by 29 Dec 2016 - 15% discount (use promo code SEB15 on booking form)
Early Bird: If full payment made by 28 Jan 2017 - 10% discount (use promo code EB10 on booking form)

Prices include shared accommodation, all meals and the full retreat programme. A discounted rate of $50 applies for the night before the retreat begins (Sunday 26th Feb).
Limited private room options are available, to find out more, please email us directly.

Private sessions with a Swami/teacher are available by appointment:

More Information.

Explore Your 'Self' - Yogic Lifestyle Retreats (Feb-Mar) is on these dates:

  • 27th February 2017
  • 28th February 2017
  • 1st March 2017
  • 2nd March 2017
  • 3rd March 2017
  • 4th March 2017
  • 5th March 2017


Sport Tasman Muddy Buddy Adventure Run
(Sunday 5th March 2017)

The Sport Tasman Muddy Buddy is on again at Tasman School on Sunday March 5th 2017. Join us for a day of muddy fun, rain or shine!
Enter online at www.tasman.school.nz and go in the draw for one of two Avanti mountain bikes up for grabs.
All participants to check in on the day between 9am - 10am.
Race Starts 10.30am
Race options include 1, 2 and 3 laps. Each lap is approx. 2kms. Other fun race categories.
Shoes are compulsory.
Washdown and changing areas are provided
Food and coffee will be available for purchase as well as a bouncy castle and face painting.
Don't forget to come in fancy dress - there's a prize for the best dressed along with some fantastic spot prizes.
Bring your friends and be prepared to get muddy!

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Transport Show
(Saturday 4th-Sunday 5th March 2017)

The 2017 Transport Show will feature displays of classic and modern trucks and also other forms of transport.

During the 2 days there will be a number of demonstrations eg: loading sheep on and off a truck, loading logs with a steam winch, transporting them to the old mill, and milling them. Other demonstrations are yet to be confirmed.

There will be free ride for children on our mini Mack truck and army jeep.

We are hoping to have a number of craft stalls inside our museum building.

The Pigeon Valley Steam Museum will have steam on, and the Win Collection and Vintage Machinery Club will have their sheds open.

We will have food and drink available to purchase.

More Information.

Transport Show is on these dates:

  • 4th March 2017
  • 5th March 2017


Victorian Cafe at Willow Bank
(Sunday 5th March 2017)

Willow Bank Heritage Village in Wakefield is part of Destination Wakefield. 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. It is a day to bring your family to Wakefield.
The Victorian Cafe is a fundraiser for the Willow Bank Heritage Village project. We are serving food from Victorian and Edwardian times and we are dressing up accordingly. We encourage people to come dressed-up and have fun.

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7 day Meditation Retreat with Swami Anandakumar
(Sunday 12th February-Monday 6th March 2017)

This 7 day meditation retreat with international meditation teacher, Swami Anandakumar, provides an opportunity to travel to your own centre, to find the stillness within, and discover your own inner nature, which is unchanging and offers peace, happiness, clarity and perspective on the whole of life.

This retreat offers a chance to deepen your meditation practice, or to start one if you are a beginner. Held over 7 days, it will help you to let your mind rest and enjoy a different, deeper kind of relaxation that will leave you wiser, and more ready for the challenges of life. Part of the retreat will be held in silence.

Renowned meditation teacher, Swami Anandakumar, takes a fresh and direct approach to meditation which is effective for both the beginner and advanced practitioner. The combination of ancient yoga techniques with well-timed, intuitive guidance, aimed at the modern mind, helps each person to find their way to deeper levels of awareness through access to their own intuitive experience.

This self-explorative approach to meditation provides a gentle way to balance the mind and realign the awareness toward your own inner nature. With more than 35 years experience Sw. Anandakumar helps to bring harmony to meditation practice, outlining a working ‘road map’ in order to harmonise any conflict with the body-mind and find your way forward. This allows your meditation practice to come from a place of inspiration rather than a feeling of obligation, which is uplifting even as you begin to face up to yourself. It’s a jumping off point for a deeper self-discovery.

The focus of this inspiring retreat is on Awareness in Meditation. And it will help to answer some essential questions

what is meditation?
what is its purpose?
how do we practise it properly?
how do we maintain our meditation practice?
what are the benefits that meditation can accrue for us in daily life?

There comes a time when you realise that what you have been looking for doesn’t in fact lie in the places you’ve been looking. The only qualification you need is a desire to go into the inner world and explore there in order to know yourself better. This opportunity for continuity in practice, uninterrupted by the demands and activities of the outer world, will deepen your ability to hear and listen to your own inner voice.
The mind can be tricky. It will present distractions and diversions along the way. With well-timed, intuitive guidance Sw. Anandakumar can skillfully help you navigate these detours bringing you back to connection with awareness so your practice continues to deepen. Sw. Anandakumar teaches with a wisdom, authenticity and generosity of spirit born out of many years of practicing yoga and meditation. He encourages, inspires and gently guides you. With his warm down-to-earth manner, he makes the mystery of meditation clear and accessible.

Retreat also includes:
• Hatha Yoga classes
• Daily chanting
• Karma yoga (action with meditative awareness)
• Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
• Ancient fire ceremonies (havan) and kirtan chanting
• Periods of silence for reflection

This course is suitable:
• for all sincere students, seekers, and spiritual adventurers
• To develop and extend your regular meditation practice of finding the answers within the self
• Each meditation experience is unique with the potential to go deeper each time. Students often attend the course multiple times


Swami Anandakumar is an internationally respected teacher who specializes in meditation. He has studied a wide variety of yogic disciplines for over 30 years, training and teaching in ashrams in Australia and India, as well as conducting courses on meditation internationally. One of his main teaching duties over the last 10 years has been the four month course held annually in Bihar School of Yoga in India.
 This brought insight into the effect of sustained practise over a period of time.

Investment:

NZ$ 795.00 (shared accommodation)
NZ$ 725.00 (camping)
Super Early Bird rate - a discount of 15% if paid in full by 5th January 2017.
Early Bird rate - a discount of 10% if paid in full by 4th February 2017.

Prices include shared accommodation (except camping option), all meals and the full retreat programme.
A discounted rate of $50 applies for the night before the retreat begins (March 5th).
Limited private room options are available - to find out more, please email us directly.

$100 non-refundable deposit required to secure your place.

More Information.

7 day Meditation Retreat with Swami Anandakumar is on these dates:

  • 12th February 2017
  • 6th March 2017


Check Out the Fence
(Wednesday 8th March 2017)

Are you interested in helping with the Brook Sanctuary behind the scenes?

“Check out the Fence!” Walk and Volunteer with us…

Nelson Locals are invited to come and see the Brook Sanctuary from a different angle. This will be a fantastic way to see bits of the Brook Sanctuary, which are off limits to the public, and get involved! You will get to meet staff and volunteers and learn how the fence works and experience the amazing terrain and bush.

After a guided walk along a section of our brand-new pest proof fence we will gather for a cup of tea in the bush and learn about the vital work our volunteers carry out to maintain and check our fence.

You will need to have a good level of fitness and be up for a gentle walk on some of our tricky terrain. Wear sturdy boots or shoes and bring some water and a rain coat (just in case).

Our volunteer fence checkers normally walk on a Tuesday and over the weekend, with flexible times and start points.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, or even if you just want to see what is going on up at the Brook, Come Along!

To join the event or for more information; contact Kat kat@brooksanctuary.org or call 035462422

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International Women's Day Dinner
(Wednesday 8th March 2017)

8th March is International Women's Day and once again the Mapua & Districts Business Association (MDBA) will host a dinner on this date to celebrate Women in the Changing World of Work - this year's international theme.
Guest speakers are Artist Anne Rush and Tasman Bay Food Group CEO, Marina Hirst Tristam. Past MDBA Chair and business women Paula Short will be the MC for the evening. We are very grateful to once again have NBS on board as sponsors along with new sponsor Forsyth Barr. The Nelson Angel Women’s Loan Fund Trust will be the featured charity for the evening and will give a short presentation on their valuable work in our region.
This is a great chance to network, hear guest speakers and be inspired while enjoying a fantastic meal and night out to celebrate.
This event is for the men as well!

More Information.


Richmond Library: Sustainability Workshop – Loving Food
(Wednesday 8th March 2017)

There are lots of ways you can trim household expenses and make the best use of resources.

This workshop is the second of six weekly workshops about sustainable living at home taking place at Richmond Library.

Come along to this free sustainability workshop at Richmond Library featuring ideas for effective shopping, storing and preserving foods, and making the most of wild foods.

The workshop will include a presentation from an experienced speaker, followed by small-group practical experiences and activities to try at home.

To book your spot on this free workshop, enquire at Richmond Library or phone: 03 543 8500.

For further information visit: www.sustainableliving.org.nz, or enquire at Richmond Library.

More Information.


Richmond Library: Women of Early Nelson – Part 2
(Thursday 9th March 2017)

Join us at Richmond Library for a fascinating talk about Nelson’s early women with Nelson Provincial Museum’s Jessie Bray Sharpin.

Jessie is a compelling speaker who will guide you through the stories of some of Nelson’s most extraordinary pioneering women.

Women of Early Nelson: Part Two is a follow up to a previous talk by Jessue, featuring another range of inspiring women from Nelson Tasman’s early history.

Some of the women who will be discussed in the talk include Mary Ann Muller, New Zealand’s Pioneer suffragist; Anna Heine, part of the German settler community; and Mary Ann Wallis, who set up an orphanage with her second husband after becoming a wife, mother and widow in the space of a year.

The talk is free, bookings are not required, and it is not necessary to have attended the first talk in the series in order to appreciate the second.

Seating is limited to 50 people, so ensure you arrive on time in order to ensure a seat.

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Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon & 10km 2017
(Saturday 11th March 2017)

Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon: Starting on the renowned Kaiteriteri beachfront follow the undulating and picturesque coastline before climbing the Sandy Bay Hill. Following the steady descent to Sandy Bay there's more undulating coastline as you make your way back to finish on the golden sands of Kaiteriteri.

You will follow Kaiteriteri Rd through to Riwaka turnoff. Continue straight (towards Takaka) and turn right onto Sandy Bay/Marahau Rd (the start of the infamous hill!) and then a 'dogleg' towards Marahau after which it's a left turn toward Kaiteriteri, around the bays to finish at the beach.

Kaiteriteri Gold 10km: The 10km is an out and back course from Kaiteriteri Beach towards Marahau and return.

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The Nukes
(Saturday 11th March 2017)

The Nukes from West Auckland are far more than a ukulele band.

Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash, this talented trio deliver an engaging mix of humour and originality that audiences of all ages will love.

The innocent little uke is the instrument of choice and folk will be staggered by what they are able achieve with it. Great song writing, musicianship and 3-part harmony combine to create a truly memorable entertaining experience.

Artistic Director WOMAD / Taranaki Arts Festival

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Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race
(Saturday 11th-Sunday 12th March 2017)

Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race 2016
Lake Rotoiti March 11TH-12TH

Welcome to the 2017 Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race, the 4th edition.

The small alpine village of St Arnaud is nestled under the St Arnaud Range on the shores of Lake Rotoiti. It’s a treasure chest for outdoor sport with Lake Rotoiti and the Buller River which drains from it, one of New Zealand’s most enjoyed rafting rivers, as well as a mecca for whitewater kayaking. Nelson Lakes National Park offers an abundance of hiking trips in the honey dew beech forests or up onto the high mountain ridges and peaks. Orienteering is popular with much of the surrounding bush area of St Arnaud mapped. Just down the road a few clicks is Mount Richmond Forest Park and Rainbow Skifield is close by too. Mountain Biking opportunities are rapidly increasing as DOC and the Nelson Mountain Bike club are committed to making it a mountain biking destination of significance. Sailing, fishing, hunting … St Arnaud has it and more … and now it’s time to go Adventure Racing there!

4-Time Adventure Racing World Champion Nathan Fa’avae has designed the courses for the 2017 events

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Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race is on these dates:

  • 11th March 2017
  • 12th March 2017


Second-Hand Sunday
(Sunday 12th March 2017)

Second-Hand Sunday is a way to re-home household goods - anything from chairs, books, clothing or left over-bits and pieces from building projects. Please don't put out food, dangerous goods like faulty electrical equipment, or chemicals.

To offer items, simply complete an on-line registration form. Just before the day, the addresses are made available online for treasure hunters.

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The Nukes - Arts on Tour NZ
(Sunday 12th March 2017)

New Zealand ukulele trio

For more details please see website.

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Motueka Library: Workshop - Making Green Smoothies
(Monday 13th March 2017)

It's healthy lifestyles and wellness month at Motueka Library.

Enjoy a smoothie demonstration and receive a recipe from Shirl of Green World Health and Lifestyle Motueka.

Discover the benefits of digestion detox and how to nourish your body.

Learn about energising green smoothies, the ingredients and how to make a great one for your health.

Explore the Motueka Library's collection of books and magazines on health and wellbeing while you're there.

Free. No bookings required.

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Iron Mammoth
(Wednesday 15th March 2017)

Manic rock n roll tunes

For more details please see website.

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Richmond Library: Sustainability Workshop – Growing Food
(Wednesday 15th March 2017)

There are lots of ways you can trim household expenses and make the best use of resources.

This workshop is the third of six weekly workshops about sustainable living at home taking place at Richmond Library.

Come along to this free sustainability workshop at Richmond Library featuring information about growing food, choosing what and when to plant, composting, worms and long-term garden maintenance.

The workshop will include a presentation from an experienced speaker, followed by small-group practical experiences and activities to try at home.

To book your spot on this free workshop, enquire at Richmond Library or phone: 03 543 8500.

For further information visit: www.sustainableliving.org.nz, or enquire at Richmond Library.

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Golden Bay Live Poets Society
(Thursday 16th March 2017)

The Live Poets evening kicks off with local music and an open mic session follows. Our guest poet (TBA) takes the stage around 8:30 pm. After a break, the second open mic session will roll from 9.15 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend or participate. Contact Rose at thewritingforest@gmail.com

Thanks to Creative Communities for their support.

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Golden Bay Live Poets Society is on these dates:

  • 16th March 2017
  • 23rd March 2017


Sprig & Fern Summer Harvest Fare
(Friday 17th March 2017)

Sundial Square comes alive with great entertainment and stalls celebrating our rich harvest of local food, wine and beer.
Come on down to enjoy a relaxing evening with your friends.

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THE MANAGERS with support from Big Tobacco
(Friday 17th March 2017)

New Zealands best Ska group skips the ditch to rock Nelson at The Playhouse

Heaps of fun and dancing for all...

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Bryce Wastney - Album launch gig
(Saturday 18th March 2017)

“True North” is the 3rd studio album release from NZ singer/songwriter Bryce Wastney.

Featuring 10 of his freshly written songs, packed with catchy, heartwarming, lyrical & guitar driven melodies. This record is the result of over 2 years of work and showcases Bryce’s exceptional talent in songwriting that can be described as world class.

Bryce will celebrate the release of this album with a special gig at the Playhouse Café in Mapua. Performing the songs as they are on the album as a 3 pc band with Ryan Beehre (beats, guitar) & Nelson’s finest keyboard player Paul Jefferies (keys, backing vocals)

Tickets re $40 and everyone gets the very first copies of the signed Cd.

Book now via Eventfinda call the venue 03 540 2985

Website: www.brycewastney.com (listen to the new songs, ticket links)

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Easy Tiger
(Saturday 18th March 2017)

A 5-piece from the Moutere Hills, Easy Tiger play a mix of indie and classics. Pixies, PJ Harvey, Costello. Good pub rock.

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Richmond RDA Summer Fair
(Saturday 18th March 2017)

Family friendly entertainment, pony rides, sausage sizzle, garage sale, stalls, Coffee Cart.
Arena Demonstration, Children's games and lolly scramble to finish. Fun for all the Family

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Te Manawa Choir
(Sunday 19th March 2017)

World Music Choir!

For more details please see website.

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Team triathlon
(Sunday 19th March 2017)

The Format
Each competitor will complete a 250m swim, 6km bike and 2km run or walk before tagging the next team member.

Categories
In 2017 there will be five categories:
1. Mixed
2. All male
3. All female
4. Junior (compulsory mixed teams - combined age 45 or less)
5. Senior (compulsory mixed teams - combined age 170 or more)
Mixed male/female teams are encouraged

The course
The 250m swim will be parallel to the beach in shoulder-deep water.
The 6km bike ride will be two laps of a course on roads on or close to the beach reserve. Road bikes or mountainbikes will be suitable.
The 2km run will be on the path parallel to the beach.
On completion of the run, each competitor will tag his or her team mate, who will run into the sea to begin their swim section.

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Motueka Library: Workshop - Reflexology for Home Use
(Monday 20th March 2017)

It's healthy lifestyles and wellness month at Motueka Library.

Learn about hand and foot reflexology for home use and enjoy a beginner's hands-on session with Mike Fitzgerald from Green World Health and Lifestyle Motueka.

Discover the benefits and healing that can occur through the application of reflexology with this fun interactive session.

While you're in the library, explore our fantastic collection of books and magazines on health and well being.

Bookings not required. Free.

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Richmond Library: Sustainability Workshop – Water Conservation
(Wednesday 22nd March 2017)

There are lots of ways you can trim household expenses and make the best use of resources.

This workshop is the fourth of six weekly workshops about sustainable living at home taking place at Richmond Library.

Come along to this free sustainability workshop at Richmond Library featuring ways to conserve water use, how to change a washer and information about harvesting rain.

The workshop will include a presentation from an experienced speaker, followed by small-group practical experiences and activities to try at home.

To book your spot on this free workshop, enquire at Richmond Library or phone: 03 543 8500.

For further information visit: www.sustainableliving.org.nz, or enquire at Richmond Library.

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Motueka Library: Workshop - Natural First Aid Remedies
(Thursday 23rd March 2017)

It's healthy lifestyles and wellness month at Motueka Library.

Learn about therapeutic and natural first aid remedies with Robyn Fisher from Health 2000 Motueka.

Robyn will share her knowledge of soothing and calming botanical ingredients used for a variety of ailments.

Discover the benefit of natural first aid remedies for home use, easy to use and available for those on the go.

While you're in the library, explore our fantastic collection of books and magazines on health and well being.

Bookings not required. Free.

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Operatunity Presents: That's Amore
(Friday 24th March 2017)

11am Sold Out, 2pm still available

Following sold out national tours, the well- known ensemble: Three Tenors and Soprano reunite for That's Amore. We are transported to Italy through famous songs and ballads as the ensemble encapsulate the essence and excitement of this intrinsically musically rich country.
The three tenors are comprised of Bonaventure Allan- Moetaua and Derek Hill, both tenors with New Zealand Opera and exciting young talent Kalauni Pouvalu.
Italy has been responsible for many of the most thrilling songs ever written. That's Amore will feature many of these fabulous songs including Nessun Dorma, O sole mio, Come back to Sorrento, Santa Lucia, Time to say goodbye and Mambo Italiano.

This concert presents the opportunity to enjoy all the colour and excitement of Italy without leaving home!

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

Discounts available for groups.

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Hatha Yoga Detox Retreat
(Thursday 23rd-Sunday 26th March 2017)

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
Foodie topics include Functional Nutrition, Wholesome Food, 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
Practical session in the kitchen on fermenting, preparing healthy meals

Swami Karma Karuna is a founding member and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat and is a dedicated, intuitive yoga teacher with many years of experience. From an early age she travelled, exploring diverse spiritual traditions, and received yoga training in Nepal, India and Australia. She spends 3 months each year living and teaching in India. Specialising in Yoga Nidra, Prana Vidya, chakra work and women's health, she is committed to sharing Yoga Solutions for Life™ - simple, practical and powerful yoga techniques for transformation.

Niels Kloumberg is a certified holistic nutritionist and has managed several restaurants, and created menus and nutritional programs for those with food intolerances, special diets, poor health and imbalances. He has been at Anahata Yoga Retreat since Jan 2016, managing and evolving the Anahata holistic kitchen, and helping develop sustainability talks and retreat programs. He has expertise in areas such as functional nutrition, fermentation, raw food, giving inspiring talks, and practical guidance on retreats and private consultations.

Private sessions with a Swami/teacher are available by appointment:

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Hatha Yoga Detox Retreat is on these dates:

  • 23rd March 2017
  • 24th March 2017
  • 25th March 2017
  • 26th March 2017