Events in the Tasman/Nelson Region

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

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

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Blackenbrook Open Days
(Saturday 25th–Monday 27th April 2015)

The grapes are in, the young wines are fermenting nicely and we all had a good sleep to recover from the fairly intense Harvest 2015… now it’s the perfect time to open our Winery one last time this season!

Call in for a taste of delicious Blackenbrook wine this Anzac Weekend. Home-made Swiss bread and some fantastic specials will be on offer, too,

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All Tasman District Libraries: My Dream House
(Wednesday 1st–Thursday 30th April 2015)

Create your dream house and a work of art at the same time.

Visit any of our four fabulous libraries and collect one of our templates. We have castle, caravan, lighthouse or hobbit hole designs for you to choose from. Or you can design your own dream home.

Cut, stick, draw, colour and embellish to your heart’s content. Put furniture in your house. Give your house a name and tell us why it’s your dream house.

Put your contact details on the back of your art and return to one of Tasman’s libraries if you’d like to have your art displayed.

Craft sessions will be available at your library. See your local branch for details.

For 12 year olds and younger.

Artworks will be displayed in your local library during May 2015.

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Richmond Library: Art in the Library - Patrick White
(Wednesday 1st–Thursday 30th April 2015)

View the intricate pen and colour drawings of Riwaka artist Patrick White.

All works are for sale.

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Richmond Library: Meet the Author - Emma Stevens
(Thursday 30th April 2015)

Hear this local author talk about finding true love in the frozen wilds of Alaska.

“Walking on Ice” tells of Emma’s journey from Otago to a new world she shares with the Yup’ik and Cup’ik Eskimo people.

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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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Plunket Baby Bonanza
(Saturday 2nd May 2015)

Plunket Baby Bonanza
Hope Hall, Richmond
Over 30 stalls of secondhand children's clothing, toys & nursery items.

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Folk Night
(Thursday 7th May 2015)

A fun and casual evening of folk music. Join in or just listen.

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Opera's Greatest Hits
(Thursday 7th May 2015)

Opera's Greatest Hits are used in everyday life in movies and TV. That's because they are simply great songs. We bring you a selection of the most popular opera hits from such composers as Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, Donizetti and Mozart.

Featuring singers:

Derek Hill
Elisha Fa'i-Hulton
Susan Boland
Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua

Accompanied by Gemma Lee

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The Things We Do
(Saturday 9th May 2015)

The Things We Do

“undeniably funny to watch” - Theatreview

“We came because we thought no one else would, but we were wrong” - Grandmum

“Where did you get your trolley custom made?” - Inspired audience member (Wellington)

One Woman. One Trolley. One card

The Things We Do: 100% organic physical comedy that shares the unspoken truth about those silly, quirky and outright weird things we all do when we think no one is looking. Exploring a plethora of characters during peak hour at the supermarket, it’s a spontaneous and vivacious solo show that you will spot your secret self in!

The show devised by comic-timing virtuoso Sarah Tuck and performed for the New Zealand Fringe Festival at BATS Theatre. With a sell out season, it's no surprise how Tuck’s character-morphing, crowd-connecting charm will has you recognizing your own anxious aisle antics and cracking up next time you’re back in the checkout queue!

FEATURING pre-show music with Wellington- based musician Finn Johansson

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Mother's Day Retreat With Swami Karma Karuna & Guest Teachers
(Friday 8th–Sunday 10th May 2015)

Includes:
• Daily yoga classes focused on women’s specific needs
• Meditations for expanding the heart
• Yantra & mantra for focusing and stilling the mind
• Deep relaxation and massage techniques
• Discussion on the needs, joys and challenges for women in modern society
• Fire ceremonies and more…

Join us in this supported environment to share from the heart and nourish the soul. Experience a safe space and the special bond shared between women.

Swami Karma Karuna specialises in women’s health. By blending yogic lifestyle and Sannyasa tradition with motherhood, she brings a unique and practical approach, inspiring the integration of yogic principles into everyday activities.

Private sessions available by appointment:

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The Evolving Woman Health and Balance in Daily Life
(Friday 8th–Sunday 10th May 2015)

Experience the power of an all-women gathering. Find new levels of acceptance of your’self’, untap creativity, soothe the body, let go of the mind and honour your needs.

During the weekend explore the stages or aspects of women and the associated cycles, challenges, joys and transitions. Through yoga practice, relaxation, meditation, sacred sound, dance and ritual, see and experience your Maiden or creative force, your Mother or inner and outer nurturing force, and your Elder or innate Wise Woman.

Other topics include Yoga for healthy cycles, and important transitions such as menopause and pregnancy.

Practice standing in your strength, flowing as needed, accessing creativity and find out how to manage being super woman without a belt and tights!!!

Includes:
• Daily yoga classes focused on women’s specific needs
• Meditations for expanding the heart
• Yantra & mantra for focusing and stilling the mind
• Deep relaxation and massage techniques
• Discussion on the needs, joys and challenges for women in modern society
• Fire ceremonies and more…

Join us in this supported environment to share from the heart and nourish the soul. Experience a safe space and the special bond shared between women.

Swami Karma Karuna specialises in women’s health. By blending yogic lifestyle and Sannyasa tradition with motherhood, she brings a unique and practical approach, inspiring the integration of yogic principles into everyday activities.

Private sessions available by appointment:
A unique opportunity to receive practices and insights to suit your personality, body type, health challenges and get direction or a personal program, therapeutic applications and health consultations according to your needs.

Investment:
NZ$395 including shared accommodation, all meals & programmes.

Mother & Daughter; Sisters or Girl Friends Special:
NZ$660 (per couple) including shared accommodation, all meals & programmes.

"Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly."

$100 non-refundable deposit to secure your place.
Locals discount available.
Partial HANDS accepted

Registration at 10am.

Bookings & Information:
PH: +64 (3) 525 9887
EMAIL: yoga@anahata-retreat.co.nz

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Trio Amistad
(Tuesday 12th May 2015)

Trio Amistad presented by Motueka Music Group in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.

Rebecca Steel, flute
Simon Brew, saxophone
Jane Curry, classical guitar

All the members of the Trio have performed extensively in New Zealand and overseas.

The Trio will present an exciting mix of Baroque, Classical and Spanish music, including a Trio Sonata by Bach, a new work for solo guitar by John Psathas and flamboyant dance music by de Falla and Piazzolla..

Programme
Bach | Trio Sonata VI BWV 530 arr. Eric Dussault
Piazzolla | Histoire du Tango for saxophone and guitar
Sergio Assad | Winter impressions for Trio
Interval
Debussy | Petite Suite arr. Timothy Kain
John Psathas | Muisca, new work for solo guitar
Manuel de Falla | Danse Espagnole from La Vida Breve, arr. Owen Moriarty

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Motueka Market Bike Check
(Sunday 17th May 2015)

You can get a free bike check from the Get Moving team at Decks Reserve opposite the Motueka Market 9am - noon Sunday 17 May.

If you are visiting the market, or just in town on Sunday morning head over to the Get Moving pergola to get your bike a checked over from the Get Moving mechanics and pick up a some bike brighteners to help you be safe and seen while riding in Tasman.

Get Moving is supported by Tasman District Council and is an organisation that is focussed on getting people more motivated, active and out enjoying some exercise. It’s a great place to start your journey to a healthier, happier lifestyle. So whether you walk, run or cycle find out some fun ways to do it at www.get-moving.org.nz.

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Motueka Quilting Connection Quilt Show
(Friday 15th–Sunday 17th May 2015)

Motueka Quilting Connection are holding their annual quilt show in May. See a wonderful display of quilts including the Members' Black and White Challenge, a visiting exhibition from talented NZ quilter Jacqui Karl and the Hoffman Challenge Quilts 2015. There will be a Merchants Mall and a raffle. The $5 admission includes homemade refreshments.

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Kidpower Upper Moutere Junior Youth
(Friday 22nd May 2015)

Learn safe communication strategies and emergency full force self-defence skills to keep safe with people you know and those you don't.

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Teenpower Upper Moutere Senior Youth
(Friday 22nd May 2015)

Learn safe communication strategies and emergency full force self-defence skills to keep safe with people you know and those you don't.

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Tea Tree and Sergy
(Saturday 23rd May 2015)

Tea Tree return to the Inn with their travelling vagabond friend Sergey Onischenko. From the Ukraine, Sergey is hitch-hiking around the world generating ideas and expressing them in music. Best described on his website as ‘Indie-Beard-Folk’.

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Texture Exhibition at The Old Post Office
(Sunday 19th April–Sunday 24th May 2015)

Join us to celebrate the result of 9 exceptional local artists responding to the theme, texture. This eclectic range of original art works is a must see.

Make sure you attend the opening, Sunday 19th April 2-4 for a chance to add some of these works to your collection.

The Old Post Office in Upper Moutere is just a 30 minute drive from Nelson, there you will find a delicious selection of deli items, preserves & homewares along with contemporary art and craft. We're lucky to have Harakeke Farm Wines cellar door right next door. Situated in the charming Upper Moutere Village The Old Post Office keeps excellent company with other galleries, wineries and cafes.

Well worth a visit.

The exhibition is on until 24 May...

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Singing Workshop
(Thursday 7th–Thursday 28th May 2015)

Brush up your vocal skills and join the 40 voices of Nelson Bays Harmony to learn an a cappella arrangement of the Beach Boys' song, "In My Room”.

Held over four consecutive Thursday evenings this singing workshop is being offered by Nelson Bays Harmony chorus as an opportunity for women of all ages to brush up their singing skills and experience the buzz of singing 4-part a cappella harmony, in the barbershop style. Barbershop music is arranged to produce beautiful ringing chords that are a buzz to sing and to listen to!

Established in 1995, Nelson Bays Harmony have been teaching women to sing for almost 20 years, and as part of the worldwide Sweet Adelines organisation they have great coaching resources and a team of experienced vocal teachers.

The workshop will cover basic vocal skills such as posture, breathing, resonation etc as well as lessons in the art of singing 4-part harmony. Sheet music and learning tracks for the workshop song will be 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: 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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Motueka Library: Babytime
(Friday 20th February–Friday 18th December 2015)

Babytime is a fun, social and interactive programme introducing literacy and a love of language to babies, as well as helping to develop the bond between parent and child.

Babytime is a 30 minute programme of action rhymes, music, and books especially suitable for children two years and under. We do not limit session numbers.

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Takaka Library: Cryptic Turkeys
(Friday 20th March–Friday 18th December 2015)

Book club for kids!.

A fun session for 9-12 year olds where you can talk books, share your favourite authors, play games, tackle quizzes and have first pick of the new children’s books.

The group meets every third Friday during the school term.

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RichmondLibrary: Tiny Tots
(Tuesday 10th February–Tuesday 22nd December 2015)

A hands on session using songs, stories, rhymes and movement for children aged two years and younger with their caregivers.

An opportunity to have fun in the library, interact with your tot using rhymes, songs and movement and introduce them to the wonderful world of books.

Every Tuesday during school term time.

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Takaka Library: Tiny Tots
(Tuesday 10th February–Tuesday 22nd December 2015)

A fun hands-on session for the under-twos.

Songs, movement, rhymes and stories for early learning.

Every Tuesday during term time.

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