Events in the Tasman/Nelson Region

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

Summer Event Guide

Every year, the Tasman District Council produces a guide for locals and visitors to help promote the events, attractions and businesses of the Tasman District.

Copies are distributed free to all households, and are available at i-Sites, libraries and Council Service Centres.

Featured Events 

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

Add An Event 

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 


Golden Bay Naked Bike Ride 2015
(Saturday 7th March 2015)

2015 marks our 11th World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR). The annual event has developed into an enjoyable local tourist attraction here in our paradise of Golden Bay, New Zealand.

The 2014 ride was challenged by the threat of a cyclone but luckily it arrived a few hours after the ride. The late arrival allowed participants to extend the ride to Takaka.

So hey, come join us in our beautiful paradise for the 2015 ride and peddle your ass off for a better world environment. And we promise no more cyclones.

Starts at Tarakohe Wharf and rides 3 kms to Pohara. See www.pohara.co.nz/nakedbikeride for more info.

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Mahana School Twilight Food & Music Fiesta
(Saturday 7th March 2015)

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.
This year's entertainers include many of the regions talented youth;
Georgia Chapple
Mitchell Neal
Taylor Pumphrey
Kieran O'Connor from 'Oh Blok'
Medicine Woman

All while the younger kids are being entertained with the Bouncy Castle, Carnival Fun Zone, Face Painting, Pony Rides, animals from the nearby Animal Farm.

The older ones can try their luck climbing on the Aerial Silks Competition, Mahana Crate Mountain, scramble the Obstacle Course, have fun on the Mussel Buoy Rides, Horizontal Bungy, Crazy Bikes and much more.

Don't forget to bring money for the Silent Auction and Raffles.

Follow the signs from Dominion Rd, off the Coastal Highway.
Park on School Rd and catch the shuttle transport.

Gold coin entry.
Sunday if wet.

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Pole Stars NZ
(Saturday 7th March 2015)

Pole Stars NZ annual show held in Nelson. 2015

Have you ever wanted to come along and see an amazing pole show with some of New Zealand's top Pole dance & fitness performers from Pole Art, Drama,Pole classique, comedy ,come see all the genres pole has to offer performed for you at Pole Stars.
We have a stunning line up including
MR POLE DANCE AND MISS POLE DANCE NZ
Andre Corey and Karry Summers.
We have a special international guest all the way from Australia The amazing
KRISTY SELLARS.
There will be amazing giveaways on the night, look out for prizes from Kristy Sellars herself with her amazing key to choreography book and dvd and even a signed poster.
Also prizes from various studios and sponsors.

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The Lonesome Pine Specials at the Moutere Inn
(Saturday 7th March 2015)

Bringing a range of songs in the tradition of Southern Americana and old-time music revival. Banjo's, fiddles and a love of simplicity, The Lonesome Pine Specials play songs of Appalachia for old dance halls.

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Blessing to Farewell the Godwits
(Sunday 8th March 2015)

Come and join the Friends of Motueka Estuaries as we say farewell to the godwits and bless them before they depart our shores on the first part of their journey to Alaska. They have shared our area for the past six months and are now getting their breeding colours on and preparing for their flight to the Yellow Sea. They will stay there for 6 weeks, fattening up before leaving on the final leg to Alaska.
From 10.30am, members of Birding NZ will be present with telescopes so you can view the birds roosting on the sandspit across the estuary
There will be photos and information on the godwit life cycle, a sausage sizzle and activities for children. At 12 noon, the Rev David Ahn will perform the farewell blessing.

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NZ Antique & Classic Boat Show
(Saturday 7th–Sunday 8th March 2015)

At 600m (2000ft) it’s the highest altitude boat show in New Zealand, with mountain scenery that makes a perfect backdrop.
From early morning on both days of the weekend you can wander around the boats on land, chat with the owners, view displays with stories of restoration and rebuild and then watch the races on the lake in the afternoon. This is more fun than serious, from the slightly chaotic sail-past to the Seagull dinghy race with its Le Mans start, nearly always with a couple of motors that won’t start, and last year with a surprise entry from a cheeky boatie with two Seagulls mounted on his dinghy

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Silent Retreat - Weekend Yoga Retreat
(Thursday 5th–Sunday 8th March 2015)

There is no noise in the world. There is no peace in the Himalayas. Both are within you!

Periods of silence bring us space and a quality of distance and objectivity in our interactions. We start to break free from our unconscious roles and entrenched patterns and become more creative and present in our actions and behaviour. Silence gives us clarity, perspective, choice, and calmness.

Experience the power of silence for yourself. Learn how to step back from the noise of the mind and over time access stillness - becoming more in-tune and connected.

Includes a combination of theory and practices:

• Hatha Yoga to develop mindfulness in action
• Learn Inner Silence, an ancient meditation technique
• Observe the mind & start to clear the subconscious of clutter
• Karma Yoga - action with meditative awareness
• Walking meditation
• Practical, accessible techniques for deep relaxation of body and mind

Enjoy regular yoga and meditation classes as well as ancient ceremonies that will imprint your heart for lifetimes.

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Soiree Musicale
(Sunday 8th March 2015)

Groups and individuals invite you to share their music ranging from classical to pop, through old time, folk and theatre.
Supper is available with a 1 hour break to enjoy this in the gardens or on the terrace.

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Yoga Detox Weekend
(Friday 6th–Sunday 8th March 2015)

The Yoga Detox Weekend will give you the skills to safely prepare for, undertake and break a short fast.

A qualified naturopath will be facilitating the program which includes natural treatments to enhance your detox, yoga classes and workshops on natural health.

Many people notice an improvement in their energy levels, digestion, skin and wellbeing from regular fasting.

No prior experience of yoga or fasting necessary
6pm Friday till 2pm Sunday

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Richmond Library: Money Matters - Set your Goals make a Budget
(Wednesday 11th March 2015)

Here’s free help in setting your financial goals and making a budget with Rosalie Grant of Nelson Budget Service.

This “Sorted” seminar will show you how to set financial goals and make a plan to reach them.

Bring your lunch or grab a coffee and a snack from the Library Cafe

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Richmond Library: Robin Robilliard and Hard Country
(Thursday 12th March 2015)

Meet the author and hear her talk about her recently published memoir Hard Country.

Robin and her husband, Garry, arrived in Golden Bay in 1957. They had always longed to own their own sheep station but it didn’t turn out to be the life they had envisaged.

Join us for this inspired and entertaining story of a determined woman and her family life on an isolated farm in Golden Bay.

Light refreshments provided.

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Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon & 10km 2015
(Saturday 14th March 2015)

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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Swamp Thing
(Saturday 14th March 2015)

March 14th Sat: Swamp Thing, Two man Blues MONSTER! Huge sound to get you grooving for the night. These guys are AMAZING you really DONT want to miss this one.
$20 pre sale, $25 on the night. Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm. Bookings recommended.

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Brightwater School Auction and Gala
(Sunday 15th March 2015)

Family Fun Silent Auction and School Gala.
Lots of fun activities for the Kids - Bouncy Castles, Rock Wall, Face Painting, Games Galore, you name it the list goes on.

Great Food and Coffee. Cake and baking stalls.

Clothing, Toys, Farm and Book Stalls.

Fantastic Silent Auction

A Day not to be missed.

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Explore Your 'Self' - Yogic Lifestyle Retreat
(Monday 9th–Sunday 15th March 2015)

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.

"Now that you have a human form, it is time to inquire about the Self" ~ Vedanta Sutra

Discover practical methods for exploring your internal world. Experience the different branches of yoga to suit all personalities and receive a broad range of tools to help you uncover who you really are. Leave with an enhanced set of skills to apply to your daily life.

Includes:
• Hatha yoga class
• Small group discussions
• Guided meditation
• Satyananda Yoga Nidra™ (deep relaxation)
• Karma yoga (action with meditative awareness)
• Daily chanting
• Kirtan (singing mantras to music)
• Havan (ancient Vedic fire ceremony)

Every Body is Welcome!

Experience a 1 week Intro to a 1 month In Depth retreat, offered throughout the year at Anahata.

Investment:

NZ$495 (6 nights) including shared accommodation, all meals & daily schedule
20% non-refundable deposit required to secure your place

Part HANDS accepted.

For Bookings & Information:

Contact Anahata on yoga@anahata-retreat.org.nz
or call +64 03 525-9887

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Mapua Art Group Exhibition
(Friday 6th February–Sunday 15th March 2015)

This exhibition is a showcase of work by about twenty of the members of the Mapua Art Group who meet regularly at the Mapua Hall. The selection is in a variety of sizes, styles and mediums and all works are for sale. Come and browse - we'd love to see you.

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Sport Tasman Muddy Buddy 2015 - Tasman School
(Sunday 15th March 2015)

The Sport Tasman Muddy Buddy is on again at Tasman School on Sunday March 15th 2015. Join us for a day of muddy fun, rain or shine!

Enter online at www.muddybuddy.co.nz and go in the draw for one of two Avanti mountain bikes up for grabs. Entries are strictly limited this year - avoid disappointment by registering online prior to the day.

Entry Costs:
Enter online: $10 per person/ $35 per family (up to 5 family members, including at least one adult)
Enter on the day: $15 per person/ $45 per family

All participants to check in on the day between 9.30am - 10.30am.

Race Starts 11am

Race options include 1, 2 and 3 laps. Each lap is approx. 2kms.
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 14th–Sunday 15th March 2015)

There will be modern and historic trucks, as well as other transport displays and craft stalls. Free rides for kids. Food and drink for sale.

Come and see up close some of the trucks you only get a glimpse of on the road.

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No Lights No Lycra Nelson
(Monday 16th March 2015)

Dance like no one is watching (they can't because its dark)! 1 hour of dancing for pure enjoyment with no light, and great music.
Come and try it.

Wear comfortable clothes, and bring water- it gets hot!

Third Monday of March, April & May. More regular classes to hopefully start soon.

Facebook: No Lights No Lycra Motueka

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Richmond Library: Money Matters - Kiwisaver
(Wednesday 18th March 2015)

Get free information on key features, benefits and an update on this hugely successful financial long term savings plan with Trisha Edmonds of ANZ Bank.

Learn about the value of investment advice and what it means for investors.

Bring your lunch or grab a coffee and a snack from the Library Cafe.

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Richmond Library: Money Matters - Think, Shrink and Grow
(Wednesday 18th March 2015)

Trisha Edmonds – head of ANZ Advisory Distribution funds offers free help so you can ‘think’ about plans for your money ‘shrink’ your high interest debt and ‘grow’ your future savings.

Bring your lunch or grab a coffee and a snack from the Library Cafe

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Richmond Library: Introduction to Family History
(Friday 13th–Friday 20th March 2015)

In this two session course (13 & 20 March) you will learn how to locate online family history information using both free genealogy websites and subscription databases.

This course includes basic steps to get you started on your family research, a look at free genealogy sites including Births Deaths and Marriages records, cemetery records and immigrant/shipping records and subscription databases including Ancestry.com.

Basic computer skills are essential.
You will need to bring with you:
• Any family history documents i.e. birth, death and marriage certificates, family names and dates etc
• Pencil and eraser
• A notebook
• Flash drive or memory stick if you want to save any information.

Telephone Richmond Library to book your place or visit http://2020.arlo.co/courses/56-introduction-to-family-history

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Sprig & Fern Summer Harvest Fare
(Friday 20th March 2015)

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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Henley Kindergarten Car Boot Market
(Saturday 21st March 2015)

Car Boot Market. Also Bouncy Castles, Baking, Coffee and BBQ, Face Painting, White Elephant stall.

Car Boot sites are $10 with set up from 7.30am. Market opens at 9am. Entrance down drive way from Gilbert St, no booking necessary, pay on the day.

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Hugh Neil's Swan Song
(Saturday 21st March 2015)

March 21st Sat: Hugh Neil's Swan Song, After an illustrious career in all aspects of theatre the great Hugh Neil finally hangs up his hat. Expect an amazing night of interactive theatre including Fawlty Towers, Rocky Horror, Murder Mystery, and more. This is your last chance to see the master! $20, Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm.

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Printhouse Nelson Rainbow Rage
(Saturday 21st March 2015)

106km MTB adventure ride through the splendour of the Sth Island high country.
Starts on the Rainbow Skifield access road and ends in Hanmer Domain.
The road, while formed, is rough in places offers views of the country not experienced from a vehicle.
Have a well-earned soak in the famed Hanmer Hot Pools after the event.

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Music in the Park
(Sunday 22nd March 2015)

This will be the third and last of this year's Music in the Park afternoons. This time Nelson City Brass Band will be playing free of charge on the lawn at Isel House.
Make the most of the end of summer with a day in the Park picnic or purchase a cup of tea or coffee and jam-and-cream scone, rightly world-famous in Nelson!
While you're there, enjoy a stroll in the extensive, cool gardens and stroll through Isel House to get an idea of the Marsden family who first lived here.

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Richmond Library: Money Matters -
(Tuesday 24th March 2015)

Choose the lifestyle you want for your retirement and make a plan for getting there.

Get free information with Lisa Dyer of Nelson Budget Services.

Bring your lunch or grab a coffee and a snack from the Library Cafe.

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Live Poetry Reading, Special Guest TBA
(Thursday 26th March 2015)

Golden Bay Live Poets’ Society presents a live poetry evening at the famous Mussel Inn in Golden Bay. We kick off with music from local musicians and an open mic session follows, with a special guest poet taking the stage around 8:15 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

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Motueka Library: Meet the author Emma Stevens
(Thursday 26th March 2015)

Walking on Ice is Emma’s story about finding true love in the frozen wilds of Alaska and her journey into a new world of the Yup'ik and Cup'ik Eskimo people.

Part romantic memoir, part travelogue and part girl’s own adventure, Emma’s blossoming internet romance takes her from the warm climes of New Zealand to the wintry wilds of remote Alaska.

A book for adventurous romantics and arm-chair travellers alike.

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Piano Recital - Claire Rouault - Chanel Arts Centre Motueka
(Friday 27th March 2015)

Acclaimed French pianist Claire Rouault will present a recital of classical piano music, on Piano on Tour's new concert piano.

Programme:
- Schubert: Impromptus No. 2 & 3
- Brahms: 4 pieces for piano Op.119
- Chopin: Barcarolle / Waltzes / Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante Op.22

Book at "Floral Affair", 166 High Street, or online.
Door sales: cash sales only

Claire Rouault was chosen amongst the “favorite places and people in NZ” for 2014 by “North&South” magazine.

Claire performed her first solo concert with an orchestra when she was 11 years old. She studied at the National Superior Music Conservatory of Paris, France's top music school (Piano First Prize with honours). She won two major competitions, the Claude Kahn competition (2001) and the Anton Rubinstein Competition (2003).

Together with her partner, Claire created “Piano on Tour”, which endeavours to make high quality music concerts more accessible in New Zealand.

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Playhouse Grand Quiz Night
(Friday 27th March 2015)

March 27th Sat: Playhouse Grand Quiz Night, In association with The Mapua District Business Association, this is the biggest Quiz Night of the year, book early as it always sells out! Proceeds go to the MDBA commitment to raise money for the great taste trail. $5 per person, Teams of up to 8 people. Dinner from 530pm. Quiz from 730pm.

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Positive Aging Expo
(Friday 27th March 2015)

The Age to Be Positive Aging Expo promises to have something of interest to seniors, their families or whanau or anyone heading towards retirement.

After attracting record crowds and receiving a TrustPower Community Award commendation in 2014 the seventh Positive Aging Expo 2015 will build on its winning formula. The expo showcases Nelson and Tasman’s recreational, health and social services that make ageing a positive experience. Along with 70+ stallholders there will be seminars, demonstrations and a chance to have a go at a range of activities as well as getting quick health checks. There’s plenty of groups, clubs, services and government agencies that help give us all the best opportunity to age positively. The Expo provides the opportunity to come along and talk to them, find out what they do and how to get involved.

The event is aimed at older adults and their families, admission is free with complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits provided, lunch will be available for purchase.
If your group would like to have a stall registrations are open till Friday 13 March 2015, subject to availability. Please note there are a limited number of stall spaces – don’t miss out.

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Richmond Library: Further Steps in Family History
(Friday 27th March 2015)

A beyond the basics course, suitable for anyone who has attended an Introduction to Family History course or who has experience with searching online family history resources.

This course includes tips and tricks for searching Census and BMD records, Parish records, Wills and Probates and Military and Immigrant/Shipping records

Participants must have experience with searching online family history resources, or have attended the Introduction to Family History course.

You will need to bring with you:
• Any family history documents i.e. birth, death and marriage certificates, family names and dates etc
• Pencil and eraser
• A notebook
• Flash drive or memory stick if you want to save any information.

Telephone the Richmond Library to book your place or visit http://2020.arlo.co/courses/57-further-steps-in-family-history

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Beacon Hill Shabby Chic Market Day
(Saturday 28th March 2015)

We are running another Beacon Hill Shabby Chic market on 28th March at 205 Paton Road. It will run from 10am - 3pm and is a $2 coin entry.

We are fundraising to support iBringFreedom, a ministry who rescue trafficked woman in Asia. There will be the Broccoli Row food court, more than 50 stalls with lots of new and vintage treasures, the Beacon Hill Country Store will be open and of course all set in the gorgeous Beacon Hill Estate.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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BLAST'S FAMILY DAY OUT 2015
(Saturday 28th–Sunday 29th March 2015)

BLAST'S FAMILY DAY OUT 2015

Super excited to announce even more for 2015...

EPIC day filled with fun for everyone!!!
$2.00 per person entry fee will get you,
20+ Bouncy Castles
Water area for those that want to get wet
Inflatable Water slide
Foam area
Slip-n-slides
Paddling pool
Live kids entertainment
Kath Bee
Adam all sort coming from christchurch
Mad Beats with dance crews
Rebecca bignall dance academy
Annesbrook dance school
fairy Lou
Cranksy Clowns
Lolly scramble
Toddler area by stoke toy library
Animal farm
WISH events stall
Little miss beautiful stall
ZM Hits organising classic kids games
Egg and spoon racers, tag of war, sack racers and more
Operated rides will be $2.00 per ride
RDA pony rides
Zorb balls
Water walkers
Mini jeeps
Mini train ride
Mini helicopter ride
Also
Cransky clowns and fidgety foo face painting.

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

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Mantra, Meditation & Reflection Retreat - Navaratri Sadhana 9 day Retreat
(Friday 20th–Sunday 29th March 2015)

Experience the power of mantra to clear the mind, enhance relaxation, and create an overall feeling of wellbeing.

Participate in a powerful and transforming ancient sound tradition (nada yoga), and discover the harmonizing effect of sound vibrations on the body and mind. Open yourself to the healing vibrations of these special sounds and connect with your inner peace and joy.

According to ancient traditions during this 9 day period of astrological significance, an hour of spiritual practice (sadhana) is equal to 100 hours of spiritual practices any other time of the year. Therefore it is an opportune time to set goals for your personal transformation and experience a time of more in-depth practice.

With visiting expert Swami Muktimurti this is an opportunity to learn mantras, stotras and bhajans that are rarely taught.

Anahata Yoga Retreat provides a supportive yogic environment, allowing you the opportunity to delve deeper inside and explore all aspects of your Self.

Includes:
• Mantra meditation
• Daily chanting
• Karma yoga (action with meditative awareness)
• Hatha Yoga classes
• Satyananda Yoga Nidra™ (deep relaxation)
• Ancient fire ceremonies (havan) daily
• Simple, nourishing diet
• Periods of silence for reflection

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Mapua Community Library Literary Festival
(Friday 27th–Sunday 29th March 2015)

Short story and limerick writing competitions now open for all age groups.
And still to come, three days of fun in beautiful Mapua where you can meet some of New Zealand's favourite authors - Joe Bennett, Barbara Else, Charlotte Grimshaw, Carl Nixon and Dylan Horrocks. Join quiz master Joe Bennett on Friday night at a quiz in the Bowling Club. Joe also leads a writing workshop for adults on Saturday. A great opportunity for children to get some writing tips from Barbara Else on Saturday morning in the Library. Kath Bee will be performing for younger children in the Library on Saturday afternoon. And the Community Hall will be transformed into a crime scene, "Who Dunnit Hall", as our guest authors transport us into their worlds on Sunday afternoon.

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Piano Recital - Claire Rouault - Golden Bay
(Sunday 29th March 2015)

Acclaimed French pianist Claire Rouault will present a recital of classical piano music, on Piano on Tour's new concert piano.

Programme:
- Schubert: Impromptus No. 2 & 3
- Brahms: 4 pieces for piano Op.119
- Chopin: Barcarolle / Waltzes / Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante Op.22

Book at "Unlimited Copies", 29 Commercial Street in Takaka, or online.
Door sales: cash sales only

Claire Rouault was chosen amongst the “favorite places and people in NZ” for 2014 by “North&South” magazine.

Claire performed her first solo concert with an orchestra when she was 11 years old. She studied at the National Superior Music Conservatory of Paris, France's top music school (Piano First Prize with honours). She won two major competitions, the Claude Kahn competition (2001) and the Anton Rubinstein Competition (2003).

Together with her partner, Claire created “Piano on Tour”, which endeavours to make high quality music concerts more accessible in New Zealand.

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Tapawera Mountain Bike Challenge
(Sunday 29th March 2015)

Designed to be a very family friendly event local farmers co-operate to allow access across areas of private land.
The event starts at 10am at Blue Rock which is in the Matariki area off Tadmor Valley. Signage is posted from the Tadmor Bridge at Tapawera Village.
Courses are different each year and include routes suitable for small children all the way up to challenging courses for skilled athletes.

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Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race
(Friday 3rd–Sunday 5th April 2015)

Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race Explained
This is an authentic achievable adventure race for teams of 3-people, either male or mixed teams (female teams - refer www.springchallenge.co.nz). A team travel together through the entire course, in other words, it’s not a relay, it’s a team challenge. As a team, you’ll navigate your way through the course visiting a series of checkpoints (CP) using just a map and a compass, no GPS sorry, that’s cheating. Once you reach all the checkpoints your team can go to the finish line. The race is made up of a number of stages of either rafting, mountain biking and hiking. The exact details of the course are kept a secret until the maps and course are released the eve of the event.
If you’re a first time adventure racer, the 3-hour event is a good kick off. Keep in mind this is the projected winning time, teams on the 3-hour event tend to take 3-6 hours to finish the tasks. The 6-hour event an intermediate adventure race and is a step up with teams on course typically for 6-10-hours. The 12-hour event, well, that pretty speaks for itself.

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Awaken, Expand and Heal - Easter Weekend Retreat
(Friday 3rd–Monday 6th April 2015)

If your car has blocks in the fuel line it won't run properly, therefore you need to take it to the workshop for a tune up, in the same way this retreat is like an overhaul of your physical and mental bodies so the underlying vital force can flow in an unimpeded way.

Your prana (life force) sustains mental functions, emotional expressions and physical health, and the blocked or erratic flow of this energy can lead to mental and physical imbalances. In this day and age of constant pressure, sensorial stimulation and stress, there is dissipation of energy and our fuel tanks are becoming empty affecting relationships, work and the quality of our lives.

In this four-day retreat explore a rarely taught technique to help you develop awareness of this subtle dimension of your being. Learn practices to conserve, direct and boost your mental and physical body for total health and wellbeing.

This retreat includes:
• Hatha Yoga for increased energy flow
• Mudras to conserve and direct energy/prana
• Pranayama - breathing practices to vitalise and tranquilise
• Guided meditations and relaxation to heighten your perception of prana
• Informative talks on conservation, direction and boosting your life force
• Yogic practices of kirtan (singing mantra to music) and havan (ancient fire ceremony)

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Richmond Park Market
(Sunday 14th September 2014–Sunday 26th April 2015)

The Market will be on every Sunday at the Richmond Show grounds unless there is a conflicting event on or it is wet. It is a great place to stop by for morning tea or lunch as there is some excellent food stalls. Also there is Craft, Local Produce, Art, Plants and some small goods available.

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Motueka's War - WWI commemorations
(Thursday 4th September 2014–Friday 1st May 2015)

The museum is proud to present our latest exhibition – Motueka’s War, WWI commemorations.
We tell the story of how the war affected those living in Motueka and surrounding district – those who went off to fight, those who didn’t return and those left behind to carry on with life as best they could.
This part of the exhibition goes up to Gallipoli. It explains what was behind the outbreak of war; which countries were allies and those that were part of the Central Powers; the various roles in the army; Motueka’s response to the war effort, both men who joined up and fund raising. Training the men, carried out mainly in Trentham, then embarkation and the arrival in Egypt.
We also have stories about our nurses, though not all were from Motueka but do have connections.
There are a number of exhibits from families whose father, grandfather or other relatives went to war, but not all returned.
After Gallipoli, the main exhibition will come out, but there will be an ongoing display of the war battle by battle and the role of honour will, sadly grow.

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Motueka Library: Teen Book Group
(Wednesday 1st April–Wednesday 23rd September 2015)

Motueka Teen Book group is for High School students in the Motueka area.

Our group meets twice a term to chat about books, what’s new and favourite reads.

Enjoy the first pick of new books, listen to guest speakers, and participate in fun activities.

Bring along a friend.

Snacks provided.

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Takaka Village Market
(Saturday 25th October 2014–Saturday 24th October 2015)

A lively Saturday market on the Library Car Park in Takaka, Golden Bay. Come and get your veggies, treats, food, clothes, second hand treasures, seedlings, plants and local art and crafts from the many artists residing in the Bay. Get a coffee and listen to the performing musicians on the market. We will have live music every week.

For information or to book a stall phone 03 525 9663 or 027 5566344

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Motueka Library: Babbling Books
(Thursday 5th February–Thursday 5th November 2015)

Babbling Books - a chance to enjoy an informal discussion about what you are reading.

Find out what has others enthused and share your favourite titles.

You are welcome to bring your lunch.

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Takaka Library: Silverfish Book Group
(Tuesday 24th February–Tuesday 24th November 2015)

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.

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Richmond Library: Mystery Ink
(Thursday 12th February–Thursday 3rd December 2015)

Based at the Richmond Library, Mystery Ink discuss what’s hot and new in books, music and movies.

Get first choice of the new YA books fresh in at the library and win movie passes and books with cool competitions and spot prizes.

A great opportunity to meet new people and have a bit of fun. All welcome, ages 12 to 17.

Come check us out in the Young Adults section.

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Richmond Library: Tasman Talks Titles Book Group
(Wednesday 18th February–Wednesday 16th December 2015)

Tasman Talks Titles is a chance for you to talk about what you have enjoyed reading and to hear about what other people have been reading.

You'll also get to see a selection of new titles which the library has purchased.

Tasman Talks Titles meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 3.00pm

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