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Tea & Talk Richmond (Wednesday 27th June 2018-Wednesday 19th June 2019)

This is a weekly get together in Richmond for people aged over 65. It is a chance to enjoy morning tea and a chat.It is a great way to get out and about and enjoy good company and wonderful baking. Cost is just $3.
Tea & Talk is organised by Age Concern Nelson Tasman as part of our AgeConnect initiative.

More Information.

Tea & Talk Richmond is on these dates:

  • 27th June 2018
  • 4th July 2018
  • 11th July 2018
  • 18th July 2018
  • 25th July 2018
  • 1st August 2018
  • 8th August 2018
  • 15th August 2018
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  • 29th August 2018
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  • 19th September 2018
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  • 17th October 2018
  • 24th October 2018
  • 31st October 2018
  • 7th November 2018
  • 14th November 2018
  • 21st November 2018
  • 28th November 2018
  • 5th December 2018
  • 12th December 2018
  • 19th December 2018
  • 26th December 2018
  • 2nd January 2019
  • 9th January 2019
  • 16th January 2019
  • 23rd January 2019
  • 30th January 2019
  • 6th February 2019
  • 13th February 2019
  • 20th February 2019
  • 27th February 2019
  • 6th March 2019
  • 13th March 2019
  • 20th March 2019
  • 27th March 2019
  • 3rd April 2019
  • 10th April 2019
  • 17th April 2019
  • 24th April 2019
  • 1st May 2019
  • 8th May 2019
  • 15th May 2019
  • 22nd May 2019
  • 29th May 2019
  • 5th June 2019
  • 12th June 2019
  • 19th June 2019


Published on 27 June 2018, at 12:00 AM

Motueka Library: 1000 Books Before School (Thursday 25th October 2018-Tuesday 31st December 2019)

Reading aloud and talking to your kids are two of the best things you can do.

1000 Books Before School encourages families to spend quality time together, promotes pre-literacy and learning by having listened to 1000 or more books before the child starts school. Any child aged from birth to starting school can participate in this self-paced programme.

1000 Books Before School is a programme designed to encourage and support families to read aloud to their children from birth with the knowledge that reading aloud to children is a vital ingredient in building a child's foundation for successful learning.

1000 Books Before School is a collaboration between Tasman District Libraries and the Motueka Family Service Centre and is supported by the Motueka community.

Join today at Motueka Library!

Free.

More Information.

Motueka Library: 1000 Books Before School is on these dates:

  • 25th October 2018
  • 26th October 2018
  • 27th October 2018
  • 28th October 2018
  • 29th October 2018
  • 30th October 2018
  • 31st October 2018
  • 1st November 2018
  • 2nd November 2018
  • 3rd November 2018
  • 4th November 2018
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Published on 25 October 2018, at 12:00 AM

Richmond Library: Good Crafternoon! (Wednesday 31st October 2018-Wednesday 18th December 2019)

Join us at Richmond Library for an hour and a half of crafting. It’s a great opportunity to finish a project, or start a new one, and spend some enjoyable time with other crafters.

Bring along your craft project – knitting, hand sewing, mending, crochet, drawing, scrap-booking, or whatever half-finished, almost-started project you like – and work on it with other crafters at the library.

Free, but you need to bring all your own materials and craft supplies.

Every Wednesday afternoon.

Bring your lunch, or grab something from the Library Café.

All welcome. Bookings not required.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Good Crafternoon! is on these dates:

  • 31st October 2018
  • 7th November 2018
  • 14th November 2018
  • 21st November 2018
  • 28th November 2018
  • 5th December 2018
  • 12th December 2018
  • 16th January 2019
  • 23rd January 2019
  • 30th January 2019
  • 6th February 2019
  • 13th February 2019
  • 20th February 2019
  • 27th February 2019
  • 6th March 2019
  • 13th March 2019
  • 20th March 2019
  • 27th March 2019
  • 3rd April 2019
  • 10th April 2019
  • 17th April 2019
  • 24th April 2019
  • 1st May 2019
  • 8th May 2019
  • 15th May 2019
  • 22nd May 2019
  • 29th May 2019
  • 5th June 2019
  • 12th June 2019
  • 19th June 2019
  • 26th June 2019
  • 3rd July 2019
  • 10th July 2019
  • 17th July 2019
  • 24th July 2019
  • 31st July 2019
  • 7th August 2019
  • 14th August 2019
  • 21st August 2019
  • 28th August 2019
  • 4th September 2019
  • 11th September 2019
  • 18th September 2019
  • 25th September 2019
  • 2nd October 2019
  • 9th October 2019
  • 16th October 2019
  • 23rd October 2019
  • 30th October 2019
  • 6th November 2019
  • 13th November 2019
  • 20th November 2019
  • 27th November 2019
  • 4th December 2019
  • 11th December 2019
  • 18th December 2019


Published on 31 October 2018, at 12:00 AM

Motueka Library: Babbling Books Book Group (Thursday 1st November 2018-Thursday 5th December 2019)

Babbling Books is 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.

Free. All welcome!

More Information.

Motueka Library: Babbling Books Book Group is on these dates:

  • 1st November 2018
  • 7th February 2019
  • 7th March 2019
  • 4th April 2019
  • 2nd May 2019
  • 6th June 2019
  • 4th July 2019
  • 1st August 2019
  • 5th September 2019
  • 3rd October 2019
  • 1st November 2019


Published on 1 November 2018, at 12:00 AM

Eddyline 5k Series (Wednesday 7th November 2018-Wednesday 27th March 2019)

Fun 5k Run & Walk event.
Wednesday evenings in December, February & March.

$3 Adults - Free for schoolchildren
Spot prizes and major end of series prizes.

Registration from 5:30pm at end of Champion Rd by entrance to Richmond Aquatic Centre
Briefing 5:50pm, Walkers start 6:05pm, Runners start 6:15pm.

Alternating between different 3 courses. All abilities welcome and supervision of U14 advised.
Course mostly on footpaths but there are a few road crossings.

More Information.

Eddyline 5k Series is on these dates:

  • 7th November 2018
  • 14th November 2018
  • 21st November 2018
  • 28th November 2018
  • 5th December 2018
  • 12th December 2018
  • 19th December 2018
  • 6th February 2019
  • 13th February 2019
  • 20th February 2019
  • 27th February 2019
  • 6th March 2019
  • 13th March 2019
  • 20th March 2019
  • 27th March 2019


Published on 7 November 2018, at 12:00 AM

Richmond Library: Richmond Writing Group (Tuesday 20th November 2018-Tuesday 19th November 2019)

The Richmond Writing Group is for adults with an interest in writing – whether you’re just thinking about starting to write something, or you’re a published author, or somewhere in between.

The Richmond Writing Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at Richmond Library. It’s a great opportunity to meet other people with a shared interest in writing, and to put pen to paper!

Each month we have a guest speaker who will illuminate an area of the writing process. There is also always time for discussion and writing.

Bring writing materials.

Free. All welcome.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Richmond Writing Group is on these dates:

  • 20th November 2018
  • 19th February 2019
  • 19th March 2019
  • 16th April 2019
  • 21st May 2019
  • 18th June 2019
  • 16th July 2019
  • 20th August 2019
  • 17th September 2019
  • 15th October 2019
  • 19th November 2019


Published on 20 November 2018, at 12:00 AM

Richmond Library: Tasman Talks Titles Book Group (Wednesday 21st November 2018-Wednesday 20th November 2019)

Tasman Talks Titles is a great opportunity for you to talk about what you have been reading and to hear about what other people have been reading too.

It's a relaxed, social, book-focused time with like-minded people.

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.

All welcome. Free!

More Information.

Richmond Library: Tasman Talks Titles Book Group is on these dates:

  • 21st November 2018
  • 16th January 2019
  • 20th February 2019
  • 20th March 2019
  • 17th April 2019
  • 15th May 2019
  • 19th June 2019
  • 17th July 2019
  • 21st August 2019
  • 18th September 2019
  • 16th October 2019
  • 20th November 2019


Published on 21 November 2018, at 12:00 AM

Motueka Library: Scrabble Time! (Wednesday 9th January-Thursday 19th December 2019)

Do you enjoy a good game of Scrabble?

Scrabble will be available for a friendly game with an old or new friend every Wednesday and Thursday. Suitable for word lovers of all ages.

Our scrabble books will assist you in finding those really tricky words which use all your letters!

Bring a friend or meet new people and exercise your brain in a relaxed atmosphere.

Free. All welcome.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Scrabble Time! is on these dates:

  • 9th January 2019
  • 10th January 2019
  • 16th January 2019
  • 17th January 2019
  • 23rd January 2019
  • 24th January 2019
  • 30th January 2019
  • 31st January 2019
  • 6th February 2019
  • 7th February 2019
  • 13th February 2019
  • 14th February 2019
  • 20th February 2019
  • 21st February 2019
  • 27th February 2019
  • 28th February 2019
  • 6th March 2019
  • 7th March 2019
  • 13th March 2019
  • 14th March 2019
  • 20th March 2019
  • 21st March 2019
  • 27th March 2019
  • 28th March 2019
  • 3rd April 2019
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  • 1st May 2019
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  • 8th May 2019
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  • 30th May 2019
  • 5th June 2019
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  • 19th June 2019
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  • 26th June 2019
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  • 28th August 2019
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  • 27th November 2019
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  • 18th December 2019
  • 19th December 2019


Published on 9 January 2019, at 12:00 AM

Takaka Library: Tiny Tots (Tuesday 22nd January-Monday 16th December 2019)

Tiny Tots is a fun, free event for babies, toddlers and children two years and younger, and their whanau.

Learn and grow together through music, movement and stories.

Stay for a chat and play afterwards.

Tiny Tots takes place every Tuesday during term time.

Free.

More Information.

Takaka Library: Tiny Tots is on these dates:

  • 22nd January 2019
  • 29th January 2019
  • 5th February 2019
  • 12th February 2019
  • 19th February 2019
  • 26th February 2019
  • 5th March 2019
  • 12th March 2019
  • 19th March 2019
  • 26th March 2019
  • 2nd April 2019
  • 9th April 2019
  • 7th May 2019
  • 14th May 2019
  • 21st May 2019
  • 28th May 2019
  • 4th June 2019
  • 11th June 2019
  • 18th June 2019
  • 2nd July 2019
  • 23rd July 2019
  • 30th July 2019
  • 6th August 2019
  • 13th August 2019
  • 20th August 2019
  • 27th August 2019
  • 3rd September 2019
  • 10th September 2019
  • 17th September 2019
  • 24th September 2019
  • 15th October 2019
  • 22nd October 2019
  • 29th October 2019
  • 5th November 2019
  • 12th November 2019
  • 19th November 2019
  • 26th November 2019
  • 3rd December 2019
  • 10th December 2019


Published on 22 January 2019, at 12:00 AM

Takaka Library: Silverfish Book Group (Tuesday 29th January-Tuesday 26th November 2019)

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, but it's held on the last Tuesday of the month throughout the year.

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

Free.

More Information.

Takaka Library: Silverfish Book Group is on these dates:

  • 29th January 2019
  • 26th February 2019
  • 26th March 2019
  • 30th April 2019
  • 28th May 2019
  • 25th June 2019
  • 30th July 2019
  • 27th August 2019
  • 24th September 2019
  • 29th October 2019
  • 26th November 2019


Published on 29 January 2019, at 12:00 AM

Senior Lifestyle Interest Group (Thursday 7th February-Thursday 5th December 2019)

Bring a friend, bring your questions and ponderings. Meet other people also planning or adjusting to retirement. There will be conversation starters, speakers, spot prizes, resources all while you can relax in the environment of The Railway Station Cafe & Restaurant. Grab a coffee, beer or something to eat.

Socialise and collect information with an aim for people to increase their confidence and preparedness keeping us all on track towards and through retirement. All in a supportive group atmosphere of others in a similar position.

More Information.

Senior Lifestyle Interest Group is on these dates:

  • 7th February 2019
  • 7th March 2019
  • 4th April 2019
  • 2nd May 2019
  • 6th June 2019
  • 4th July 2019
  • 1st August 2019
  • 5th September 2019
  • 3rd October 2019
  • 7th November 2019
  • 5th December 2019


Published on 7 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Motueka Library: Tiny Tots (Friday 8th February-Friday 13th December 2019)

Tiny Tots 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.

Tiny Tots is held at Motueka Library on Friday mornings during term time. It is a 30 minute programme of action rhymes, music and books suitable for children two years old and younger.

We do not limit session numbers but will try to accommodate as best we can.

We hope to see you there!

Free

More Information.

Motueka Library: Tiny Tots is on these dates:

  • 8th February 2019
  • 15th February 2019
  • 22nd February 2019
  • 1st March 2019
  • 8th March 2019
  • 15th March 2019
  • 22nd March 2019
  • 29th March 2019
  • 5th April 2019
  • 12th April 2019
  • 3rd May 2019
  • 10th May 2019
  • 17th May 2019
  • 24th May 2019
  • 31st May 2019
  • 7th June 2019
  • 14th June 2019
  • 21st June 2019
  • 28th June 2019
  • 5th July 2019
  • 26th July 2019
  • 2nd August 2019
  • 9th August 2019
  • 16th August 2019
  • 23rd August 2019
  • 30th August 2019
  • 6th September 2019
  • 13th September 2019
  • 20th September 2019
  • 27th September 2019
  • 18th October 2019
  • 1st November 2019
  • 8th November 2019
  • 15th November 2019
  • 22nd November 2019
  • 29th November 2019
  • 6th December 2019
  • 13th December 2019


Published on 8 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Richmond Library: Tiny Tots (Tuesday 12th February-Tuesday 10th December 2019)

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.

Free.

More Information.

Richmond Library: Tiny Tots is on these dates:

  • 12th February 2019
  • 19th February 2019
  • 26th February 2019
  • 5th March 2019
  • 12th March 2019
  • 19th March 2019
  • 26th March 2019
  • 2nd April 2019
  • 9th April 2019
  • 30th April 2019
  • 7th May 2019
  • 14th May 2019
  • 21st May 2019
  • 28th May 2019
  • 4th June 2019
  • 11th June 2019
  • 18th June 2019
  • 25th June 2019
  • 2nd July 2019
  • 23rd July 2019
  • 30th July 2019
  • 6th August 2019
  • 13th August 2019
  • 20th August 2019
  • 27th August 2019
  • 3rd September 2019
  • 10th September 2019
  • 17th September 2019
  • 24th September 2019
  • 15th October 2019
  • 22nd October 2019
  • 29th October 2019
  • 5th November 2019
  • 12th November 2019
  • 19th November 2019
  • 26th November 2019
  • 3rd December 2019
  • 10th December 2019


Published on 12 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Wild Goose Qigong Classes (Wednesday 13th February-Wednesday 17th April 2019)

The benefits others have derived from the practice of this Qigong are wide ranging; from improved energy, sleep, mobility, balance, digestion to decreased pain, inflammation, blood pressure.

The Wild Goose Qigong system dates back over 1,800 years over 28 generations of Grandmasters. It has amassed an extensive library of medical, martial and spiritual Qigong exercises and applications. Opened up to the public in 1978, by the late 27th Grandmaster, Madam Yang Mei June, it is quickly growing across the globe.

Over the ten classes, I will be teaching you three movement and meditation exercises from this time-honoured Qigong system; the 1st 64, Body Strengthening by Patting and Jing Gong / Meditation.

It's my job teach you Wild Goose Qigong and enable your ongoing practice so you will reap maximum benefits.

I know that sometimes it’s not possible to attend every class. Sometimes it can be difficult to maintain practice between classes and into the future. That’s OK. That’s why, when you enrol in the course, I’m going to give you free lifetime access to my online courses in the Da Yan Academy, so you can continue your learning and practice whenever you wish.

Limited to 12

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Wild Goose Qigong Classes is on these dates:

  • 13th February 2019
  • 20th February 2019
  • 27th February 2019
  • 7th March 2019
  • 14th March 2019
  • 21st March 2019
  • 28th March 2019
  • 3rd April 2019
  • 10th April 2019
  • 17th April 2019


Published on 13 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Richmond Library: Mystery Ink (Thursday 14th February-Thursday 5th December 2019)

Mystery Ink is Richmond Library’s group for teens.

Catch up in Richmond Library's Constance Barnicoat room to talk books and movies and get the first pick of the newest titles. Snack and fun diversions included.

All welcome, ages 12-18.

It's a great opportunity to meet new people and have a bit of fun.

Free!

More Information.

Richmond Library: Mystery Ink is on these dates:

  • 14th February 2019
  • 7th March 2019
  • 11th April 2019
  • 9th May 2019
  • 6th June 2019
  • 8th August 2019
  • 5th September 2019
  • 10th October 2019
  • 7th November 2019
  • 5th December 2019


Published on 14 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Takaka Library: Flying Squids Book Club (Friday 15th February-Friday 15th November 2019)

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

Flying Squids is Takaka Library's book club for 9-12 year olds. The club meets on the third Friday of the month during term time.

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

It's fun and it's free!

More Information.

Takaka Library: Flying Squids Book Club is on these dates:

  • 15th February 2019
  • 15th March 2019
  • 17th May 2019
  • 21st June 2019
  • 16th August 2019
  • 20th September 2019
  • 18th October 2019
  • 15th November 2019


Published on 15 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Motueka Library: Foodies Group (Friday 15th February-Friday 22nd November 2019)

Do you like food, cooking and thinking about ingredients?

Join us for tastings, conversation and fun foodie facts. Bring recipes to swap with other like-minded cooks and discover fantastic cookery books brimming with ideas.

If the 11.00am-12.00pm session doesn't suit, you're more than welcome to join us for the 2.00pm-3.00pm session instead.

All welcome.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Foodies Group is on these dates:

  • 15th February 2019
  • 22nd March 2019
  • 26th April 2019
  • 24th May 2019
  • 28th June 2019
  • 26th July 2019
  • 23rd August 2019
  • 27th September 2019
  • 25th October 2019
  • 22nd November 2019


Published on 15 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Motueka Library: Foodies Group (Friday 15th February-Friday 22nd November 2019)

Do you like food, cooking and thinking about ingredients?

Join us for tastings, conversation and fun foodie facts. Bring recipes to swap with other like-minded cooks and discover fantastic cookery books brimming with ideas.

If the 2.00pm-3.00pm session doesn't suit, you're more than welcome to join us for the 11.00am-12.00pm session instead.

All welcome.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Foodies Group is on these dates:

  • 15th February 2019
  • 22nd March 2019
  • 26th April 2019
  • 24th May 2019
  • 28th June 2019
  • 26th July 2019
  • 23rd August 2019
  • 27th September 2019
  • 25th October 2019
  • 22nd November 2019


Published on 15 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Yogic Life Skills Retreat Feb 2019 (Monday 18th February-Sunday 17th March 2019)

Our Yogic Life Skills retreat offers a 4 week easy-entry path in to a more conscious lifestyle. It begins with the 7 day Explore Your ‘Self’ Retreat and continues with a residential 3 week stay of yogic lifestyle learning and experience.

Looking to immerse yourself in a healthier, more conscious environment while gaining skills?

Do you need opportunities for reflection, to connect with a simpler way of living & a break from the modern lifestyle?
Are you looking for self-development & growth?
Then this 4 week training program will help you immensely.

It includes:

The chance to be part of a community living a life of simplicity, mindfulness and service to support the growth and well-being of all.
Supported introduction to new areas of growth, responsibility and learning in a supported and accepting environment.
3 healthy vegetarian meals per day, with brunch on Sundays.
Participation in our regular daily schedule of programs including: Hatha Yoga (4 days per week), Mantra Yoga (chanting), Meditations, Yoga Nidra relaxation, and Karma Yoga (yoga of action and selfless service).

For more info: https://www.anahata-retreat.org.nz/event/yogic-life-skills-feb19

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Yogic Life Skills Retreat Feb 2019 is on these dates:

  • 18th February 2019
  • 19th February 2019
  • 20th February 2019
  • 21st February 2019
  • 22nd February 2019
  • 23rd February 2019
  • 24th February 2019
  • 25th February 2019
  • 26th February 2019
  • 27th February 2019
  • 28th February 2019
  • 1st March 2019
  • 2nd March 2019
  • 3rd March 2019
  • 4th March 2019
  • 5th March 2019
  • 6th March 2019
  • 7th March 2019
  • 8th March 2019
  • 9th March 2019
  • 10th March 2019
  • 11th March 2019
  • 12th March 2019
  • 13th March 2019
  • 14th March 2019
  • 15th March 2019
  • 16th March 2019
  • 17th March 2019


Published on 18 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Explore Your 'Self' Yoga Retreat - Feb 2019 (Monday 18th-Sunday 24th February 2019)

Begin your yogic journey on this introductory retreat – become immersed in the beauty and simplicity of a yogic lifestyle on our signature retreat.

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)

For Full Retreat Details: https://www.anahata-retreat.org.nz/event/explore-your-self-feb19 or if you can't make this one, these retreats are available most months throughout the year.

More Information.

Explore Your 'Self' Yoga Retreat - Feb 2019 is on these dates:

  • 18th February 2019
  • 19th February 2019
  • 20th February 2019
  • 21st February 2019
  • 22nd February 2019
  • 23rd February 2019
  • 24th February 2019


Published on 18 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Motueka Library: Book Cafe (Monday 18th February-Monday 16th December 2019)

Come along to Motueka Library's conversational group.

Discuss and debate thought-provoking topics and enjoy a fine selection of books.

There will be themes, interesting snippets and laughs along the way.

Refreshments provided.

Koha appreciated.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Book Cafe is on these dates:

  • 18th February 2019
  • 18th March 2019
  • 15th April 2019
  • 20th May 2019
  • 24th June 2019
  • 15th July 2019
  • 19th August 2019
  • 16th September 2019
  • 21st October 2019
  • 18th November 2019
  • 16th December 2019


Published on 18 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Traditional Cuban Casino - Beginners // Term 1 - Nelson (Wednesday 20th February-Wednesday 10th April 2019)

★ TRADITIONAL CUBAN CASINO ★

Each class will go for 1.15 hrs and it will consist in Footwork + Partnerwork + Rueda de Casino:

- The fundamentals, musicality & timing [Balance, technique & footwork]
- How to lead/follow in partner dancing [Guidance & displacement]
- Technique & flow in Rueda de Casino [Partnerwork & awareness of group dancing]

========== PRICES ============
- Casual Class = $20 NZD
- 8 weeks Course = $105 NZD (only $13 p/class)
- 8 weeks Course for Couples = $195 NZD (only $12 p/class)

* Payment: by Cash on the day , by Debit Card through Eventbrite link https://casino1term2019.eventbrite.co.nz or Bank Transfer to Nelsonson Entertainment 06-0705-0546441-00 Ref: casino1term
* Please be there 10 mins earlier for registration

✅ IMPORTANT NOTES:
- No partner or previous experience needed.
- You can attend individual classes, but we strongly recommend that you sign up for the whole course, even if you have done Cuban dancing before. We teach “traditional casino” style and have lots of information and techniques to go through. You will need the knowledge from the previous class.
- 100% necessary to bring the best energy and a big smile

NOS VEMOS!

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Traditional Cuban Casino - Beginners // Term 1 - Nelson is on these dates:

  • 20th February 2019
  • 27th February 2019
  • 6th March 2019
  • 13th March 2019
  • 20th March 2019
  • 27th March 2019
  • 3rd April 2019
  • 10th April 2019


Published on 20 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Buller Festival 2019 (Friday 22nd-Sunday 24th February 2019)

Buller Festival is a 2-3 day White-water Kayaking and Rafting festival held annually on the Matakitaki and Buller rivers in Murchison, New Zealand. From its inception 25 years ago, Buller Festival has grown into the countries biggest white-water event and attracts competitors from all over New Zealand and around the world. Buller Festival is one of the biggest events held in the Murchison area each year. Usually a sleepy town, Murchison is situated on the doorstep of some of New Zealand’s finest paddling grounds. It is an event that is greeted with much anticipation both with the Murchison locals and the wider white water paddling communities.
Buller Festival events are based around participation and cater to all levels of paddling ability, ranging from the beginner through to the elite. At the forefront of the vision of Buller Festival, is environmental protection, and to build and sustain an avenue for people young and old, to let the river grow and change them, just like it has the land which it passes through, bringing life and sustenance. So come get on the water, or chill out on the rivers edge and enjoy a some great live music at the legendary Buller Festival Party!

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Buller Festival 2019 is on these dates:

  • 22nd February 2019
  • 23rd February 2019
  • 24th February 2019


Published on 22 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Model T Ford - National Rally 2019 (Friday 22nd-Sunday 24th February 2019)

MODEL ‘T’ FORD CLUB of NZ
NATIONAL RALLY FEBRUARY 2019

Over 45 Model T Fords from around New Zealand, will gather in Nelson - Richmond area for their Annual Rally on 22nd – 24th February
The cars range in age from 1910 to 1927 and include open tourers, closed cars, roadsters, speedsters and vans.

The Rally “Cruse day” on Saturday 23nd will commence with the cars parked at Beaurepairs yard in Rutherford Street, Nelson from 9am to 10am. The public will be welcome to have a look at the cars during this time and see them leave on the Cruse around the City from 10am.
The Cruise will end at the Nelson Vintage Car Club, Lower Queen Street Richmond. (Speedway Grounds) where the cars will do some driving tests and be on display from 1pm to 3pm.

Entry to the Grounds is via the Lower Queen Street Gate.
Public viewing of the vehicles at these two locations is free.

The Rally “Long Run day” on Sunday 24th commences at the Nelson Vintage Car Club with cars leaving at 9am for a 70mile run through Mahana, Lower Moutere, Ngatimoti to lunch at Motueka Aero Club. The afternoon run will take them through Tasman, Mapua and back to Richmond to complete the Rally with an official dinner that night.

More Information.

Model T Ford - National Rally 2019 is on these dates:

  • 23rd February 2019
  • 24th February 2019


Published on 22 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Heart & Soul: Fundraiser For Heart Kids (Friday 22nd February 2019)

On 20th Feb 2018 Reginald Stanlee Roland came into this world. He wasn't your normal baby. Reggie had a severe and complex heart defect which he needed surgery to correct. At day three he went into his life or death operation and after 6 weeks in hospital he finally arrived home at The Playhouse.

Throughout this time the Heart Kids organisation were there to support and help our family when ever we needed them.

To celebrate Reggie's 1st birthday and to give back a little bit we are hosting a massive party! With three AWESOME bands with all ticket proceeds and 10 percent of the bar/food turnover being donated to the HEARTKIDS organisation.

Doors open at 6pm with a 7pm music kickoff.
Bands include:
The Boogie Train
Tillerman
Ricochet
DJ Big Tobacco

The cost for this event is $20
Dinner and drinks will be available all night!

Come support this amazing cause and help celebrate little Reggies 1st Birthday!!!

OH!!!! And by the way...its also Bruce Mcgregors bday bash!!!

See yall here!

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Published on 22 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Wild Goose Qigong Workshop (Saturday 23rd-Sunday 24th February 2019)

I will be teaching you short but effective movement and meditation exercises from this time-honoured Qigong system.

In between, we’ll share food, sip tea, and share experiences with a group of like-minded folk. You’ll leave feeling revitalised, taking with you effective techniques to cultivate body and mind.

Plus, after the live event you’ll receive access to the courses online at the Da Yan Academy, so you can continue your learning and practice whenever you wish.

This is your opportunity to learn one of China’s most effective, safe and profound systems of Qigong / Life Cultivation practices.

The Wild Goose Qigong system dates back over 1,800 years over 28 generations of Grandmasters. It has amassed an extensive library of medical, martial and spiritual Qigong exercises and applications.

Opened up to the public in 1978, by the late 27th Grandmaster, Mme. Yang Mei June, it is quickly growing across the globe.

www.wild-goose-qigong.com/events

*** Early Bird Price Ends 11th February***

• Attend one or both days

• Online Courses included.

• Non-residential. However, if you’re coming a long way, the host has an on-site B&B available for 2 sharing ($80/night) .

More Information.

Wild Goose Qigong Workshop is on these dates:

  • 23rd February 2019
  • 24th February 2019


Published on 23 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Jackie Walters and James Wilkinson (Saturday 23rd February 2019)

Jacquie Walters is a storyteller with a voice that is achingly beautiful, poignant and strong

James Wilkinson's unique guitar sounds are evocative of watery ripples, torrents and flows through the dramatic terrain of his homeland.

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Published on 23 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Luca Ciarla - Violin (Saturday 23rd February 2019)

A creative and surprising violinist, Luca Ciarla takes an innovative musical path which transcends genre boundaries. Luca plays traditional and contemporary sounds with acoustic flair, balancing both written compositions and improvisation.

Luca has successfully performed in jazz, classical and world music festivals and concert series in more than fifty countries in the world; from Montreal Jazz Festival to the Hong Kong Performing Arts Centre, from Celtic Connections in Scotland to the Villa-Lobos Festival in Rio de Janeiro, from Melbourne Jazz Festival to the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Italy.

"...one of the most interesting violinists nowadays on the international scene, capable of browsing around different sounds and genres without ever losing his unmistakable style." la Repubblica (Italy)

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Published on 23 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Ruby Coast Arts Trail OPEN STUDIOS (Saturday 23rd-Sunday 24th February 2019)

Grab a free Arts Trail Map and enjoy the opportunity to meet the artists in their home studios, personal galleries and workshops. Several of them are not normally open to the public so you'll be certain to discover some unique art and craft along the way.

Artist's studios are an easy drive, up or down the coast between Mapua, Ruby Bay and Tasman.

Visit www.rubycoastarts.co.nz to easily download an Art Trail Map , or pick one up at the Nelson and Motueka i-sites, Jester House Cafe, Tasman General Store, Mapua Hall, many local cafes and, of course, from the artist's studios :-)

Be sure to check the Ruby Coast Arts Trail Facebook page regularly between now and the big weekend for the lastest posts and updates... Enjoy!

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Ruby Coast Arts Trail OPEN STUDIOS is on these dates:

  • 23rd February 2019
  • 24th February 2019


Published on 23 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Richmond Library: Te Ao Maori – Maori Taonga at Nelson Provincial Museum (Tuesday 26th February 2019)

Hamuera Robb is the Kaitiaki Taonga Collections Manager at Nelson Provincial Museum. His job is to care for the collection of Māori treasures held at the museum.

In this special event, Hamuera Robb talks about his role at Nelson Provincial Museum, and the Māori taonga in his care.

Hamuera Robb is also a weaver and specialises in Māori textiles.

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this fascinating talk.

Free. All welcome. Bookings not required.

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Published on 26 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Motueka Library: Are You a Fiction Fiend? (Wednesday 27th February-Wednesday 27th November 2019)

Are you a fiction fiend?

Are You a Fiction Fiend? is Motueka Library's group for teens!

Catch up to talk books and movies and get the first pick of the newest titles.

It's a great opportunity to meet new people and friends and have a bit of fun.

Snack and fun diversions included!

All high school aged teens welcome.

Free!

*The meeting on 22 May will be an after hours event from 5.00pm-7.00pm celebrating Youth Week.

More Information.

Motueka Library: Are You a Fiction Fiend? is on these dates:

  • 27th February 2019
  • 10th April 2019
  • 22nd May 2019
  • 12th June 2019
  • 24th July 2019
  • 28th August 2019
  • 25th September 2019
  • 23rd October 2019
  • 27th November 2019


Published on 27 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Generosity and how to develop it (Wednesday 27th February 2019)

The development of generosity is a step on the path to waking up to the sublime nature of reality as it is, beyond hope and fear. Generosity is the antidote to the tightness of grasping.

We will consider what makes an act truly generous and how it is of benefit to the ‘giver’ as well as the ‘receiver’... and also, what is this grasping all about anyway.

Keith Rowan has, since 1973, travelled 5 continents studying Buddhism. He has been fortunate to have had teachings from many great Buddhist guides and mentors. He has been sharing the Dharma and facilitating retreats for over 20 years in several countries. Keith’s real skill though, is in taking the core essence of Buddhism, and making it accessible to the western mind and practical for today’s world.

6.45 pm Wednesday 27th February (after the optional 6 pm meditation)
COST : Free. Any donations to the Buddhist Centre are appreciated.

www.nelsonbuddhistcentre.org.nz

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Published on 27 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Motueka Orienteering (Wednesday 27th February 2019)

Anyone can take part in this event. There will be 3-course options suited to beginners and intermediate. They will range from 1-3km. People can chose to walk, jog or run. Each person will be supplied a map and the task is to reach all the control points on the map in numerical order as quickly as you can, but often accurate navigation rewards people more than foot speed. There will be free training and coaching from some of the club juniors who are National representatives. All you need is gear to exercise in.
Compasses can be rented at the event if you don't have one.

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Published on 27 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Kalidad (Thursday 28th February 2019)

The group combines influences from flamenco and mariachi music with rock and metal to create a powerful, energetic and uplifting sound that gives the audience no choice but to dance!

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Published on 28 February 2019, at 12:00 AM

Outside the Box from within Inspiration (Friday 1st March 2019)

Activity based workshop on self development. Covering aspects such as fear, change, success, needs, wants, values, choices and the containership analogy.

The workshop presents definitions, insights, games, brainstorming and anecdotes.

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Published on 1 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Takaka Library: Like To Write? (Friday 1st March 2019)

Have you ever wondered if you could write? Or maybe you have longed to share stories from your childhood or travels and don't know where or how to start.

Come and enjoy a free presentation by award-winning author Diane Covington-Carter. Diane has helped scores of writers find their unique writing voice.

Bring a journal or some paper, a pen and a sense of adventure and discovery to this lively and interesting meeting.

After a short presentation, participants will be able to experience just how easy it is to write from a fun and easy exercise, followed by the opportunity for questions and answers at the end.

For more information about Diane Covington-Carter visit her website: www.dcovingtoncarter.com.

Free.

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Published on 1 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Prosad (Saturday 2nd March 2019)

sitar meets guitar, reggae, world music & sublime offerings

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Published on 2 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Antique & Classic Boat Show (Saturday 2nd-Sunday 3rd March 2019)

At 640m above sea level it’s New Zealand’s highest altitude boating event, with the fine craftsmanship and unusual entries continuing to attract the crowds.
Organiser Pete Rainey boat owners are willing to admit it is a bit mad to hunt down old clinkers abandoned in sheds and spend years sanding, polishing and tracing boat history and boat bits.
“Over the years we’ve seen different styles to the fore…sometimes it’s been jet boats, sometimes clinkers and now we’re seeing a real interest in the big classic speed boats from mid 19th century, some imported and some New Zealand built,” he said. “The consistent factors are the enthusiasm from boat lovers for a day out sharing their projects, the attraction this has for the wider public, and the really glorious setting on the shore Lake Rotoiti with the backdrop of the St Arnaud range and Mt Robert.”
As the venue is in the National Park and close to the Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project dogs are banned. Drones are also banned.
Displays on land in the morning and events on the lake in the afternoon, both days.

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Antique & Classic Boat Show is on these dates:

  • 2nd March 2019
  • 3rd March 2019


Published on 2 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Children's Day (Sunday 3rd March 2019)

Richmond Aquatics Centre is hosting an afternoon of interactive games and activities as part of national Children’s Day.

Enjoy the fun filled pools for a gold coin or participate in the outdoor activities the whole family can take part in, including bouncy castles, balloon twisting, live music, obstacle courses and more.

Bring your bike so you can test your bike riding skills by taking part in the biking challenges.

Bring a picnic and enjoy some quality time with your children, showing them they are special, and making new memories.

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Published on 3 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Air Cadets Open Day (Sunday 3rd-Tuesday 5th March 2019)

The New Zealand Cadet Forces is a voluntary military style training organisation for New Zealand youth. Run in a partnership between the New Zealand Defence Force and locally appointed community organizations. The Air Training Corps (ATC) is the branch with the Royal New Zealand Air Force as it's parent service.

The Nelson unit is holding an Open Day so that the wider community can see what we do, and teenagers between 13 and 15 (or in Year 9 or 10 at school) can experience the ATC and consider joining. All activities occur outside school time.

If you or someone you know is 13 - 15 and interested in the military, aviation, adventure, the outdoors, ceremonial, radios or leadership then this is for you. Cadets gain increased self-confidence, an extensive skill set and lifelong friends.

Venue: Squadron Headquarters, Dakota Street, Nelson Airport

Dates & Times: Sunday 3rd March 1pm/2pm or Monday 4th March at 7.30pm
Contact info: 23sqn@cadetforces.org.nz

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Air Cadets Open Day is on these dates:

  • 3rd March 2019
  • 4th March 2019


Published on 3 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Transition or Adjustment to Retirement Workshop (Monday 4th March 2019)

Bring a friend, receive your own workbook and enjoy an informative evening to begin exploring your unique needs and wants as you plan for future retirement or review your current position. We are encouraged to consider financial plans, health plans and so on but rarely does anyone help prepare us for the transitions, the adjustment we experience at retirement. We want to maintain our autonomy and feel in charge of our own lifestyle changes.

The aim is for people to feel a sense of confidence and preparedness as they complete this introductory plan towards a positive and fulfilling future. All in a supportive group atmosphere of others in a similar position.

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Published on 4 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Richmond Library: Te Ao Māori - Pounamu Carving (Tuesday 5th March 2019)

Timoti Moran spends most of his days designing, carving pounamu and talking with clients, hearing their stories and working with them to design a piece that tells the story they want to tell.

Timoti says, “I really enjoy connecting with my customers on this personal level and then being able to tell their stories through my carving.”

Join us at Richmond Library for a talk by Timoti about his pounamu carving practice.

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this fascinating talk.

This talk is part of Richmond Library’s Te Ao Māori series of talks and workshops celebrating the beauty and diversity of the Māori world. Visit our website to find out more: www.tasmanlibraries.govt.nz

Free. All welcome. Bookings not required.

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Published on 5 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Motueka Library: Lynda.com Drop-in Sessions (Tuesday 5th-Tuesday 26th March 2019)

Drop-in for a quick introduction to Lynda.com - a free online learning database, on any Tuesday between 2.00pm and 4.00pm during March.

Lynda.com is an online learning database. Courses include creative subjects like photography, art and graphic design, as well as business topics and many computer software topics.

Drop in for a quick introduction. Bring your library card and device with you.

Free. All welcome.

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Motueka Library: Lynda.com Drop-in Sessions is on these dates:

  • 5th March 2019
  • 12th March 2019
  • 19th March 2019
  • 26th March 2019


Published on 5 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Embodied Intimacy (Wednesday 6th-Sunday 10th March 2019)

A HOLIDAY FOR BODY, HEART & SOUL.
5 day-retreat combining OpenFloor movement practise, Sharing Circles and Restorative Yoga

A warm welcome to 'Embodied Intimacy'. Sybille Feint and her skilled and experienced team invite you to step out of your busy life and enjoy the exceptional opportunity to nurture yourself, to build community and to feel the great joy of being real and authentic.

Open Floor is a fun, transformative dance practice.
'Human beings are born to move. With dance we thrive – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.'

We will come together in the stunning Wainui Bay at the Tui Events Park nestled next to the Abel Tasman National Park, 5 minutes to the beach.

The residential retreat will be taught by Sybille Feint and a team of skilled facilitators. Sybille is an experienced open floor teacher and facilitator who has gained a deep understanding over the last 20 years of how to weave exceptional workshops and retreats.

The retreat includes:
- Tuition for Open Floor movement practise
- Tuition for restorative yoga every day,
- Yummy simple food 3 meals a day
- 4 nights camping accommodation
- Facilitated sharing circle’s
- Hot tub & Sauna daily

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Embodied Intimacy is on these dates:

  • 6th March 2019
  • 7th March 2019
  • 8th March 2019
  • 9th March 2019
  • 10th March 2019


Published on 6 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Guided Bike Ride for Seniors (Wednesday 6th March 2019)

Join us for a gentle bike ride along the Richmond Estuary trail to Best Island. Organised by Age Concern Nelson Tasman and supported by the TDC.

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Published on 6 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Richmond Library: Richmond Robotics (Wednesday 6th March-Monday 24th June 2019)

Richmond Robotics is an after-school club for kids aged 8-13 who are keen on technology.

Run by technology educator Nathalie Lacaze and Children and Youth Services Library Assistant Amy Groome, the club will meet regularly after school each term to learn about robotics and coding.

Membership includes discounted rates of future sessions, workshops and camps, resources, a robotics/coding and project library .... and more!

Term one: Wed 6 March, Wed 13 March, Wed 20 March (4.00pm-5.30pm, Wed 27 March, Wed 3 April.

Term two: Mon 13 May, Mon 20 May, Mon 27 May, Mon 10 June (4.00pm-5.30pm), Mon 17 June, Mon 24 June.

All sessions run from 3.30pm-5.00pm except the two dates shown above.

Club membership costs $25 plus $5 per session.

Book on eventbrite, or contact your library phone 03 543 8500.

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Richmond Library: Richmond Robotics is on these dates:

  • 6th March 2019
  • 13th March 2019
  • 20th March 2019
  • 27th March 2019
  • 3rd April 2019
  • 13th May 2019
  • 20th May 2019
  • 27th May 2019
  • 10th June 2019
  • 17th June 2019
  • 24th June 2019


Published on 6 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Deep Ecology Retreat (Thursday 7th-Sunday 10th March 2019)

Join us for an extraordinary, heart-felt journey into enhanced connection and empowerment through Deep Ecology & Yoga.

Deep ecology is an environmental movement & philosophy which regards human life as just one of many equal components of a global ecosystem.

It is a time of growing uncertainty yet also a time of great possibility when creativity, courage, and collective action can help cultivate change. This is a time when many of us are seeking ways to reconnect to one another and to the living Earth.

Working through the theories and practices of The Work That Reconnects, this retreat provides a transformational body of work, enabling us to reconnect to our own true nature, the web of life, and to our human community. Opening our hearts & minds to the love, and the grief we feel for our world empowers us to act on behalf of Earth.

Drawing on the work of Joanna Macy, John Seed & Arne Naess this workshop will use experiential practices, poetry, ritual, song, movement and silence to guide our journey through the four stages of the spiral of the Work That Reconnects.

For more: https://www.anahata-retreat.org.nz/event/deep-ecology

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Deep Ecology Retreat is on these dates:

  • 7th March 2019
  • 8th March 2019
  • 9th March 2019
  • 10th March 2019


Published on 7 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Energy Renewal Easter Yoga Retreat (Thursday 7th-Sunday 10th March 2019)

Do you feel like you are JUST getting through each day?
Never quite enough time to do everything AND truly feel alive?
Are you feeling exhausted or constantly wired and over-stimulated?
Learn the importance of creating a gap for yourself to de-stress, de-compress
… and breathe!

Nourish and restore your ‘self’ this Easter with a retreat, exploring Hatha Yoga, breathing practices, relaxation techniques and prana meditations to enhance your vitality, ignite the relaxation response and energise and balance the chakras or energy centres.

Pranamaya Kosha is the energetic field that exists within the physical body, relating to the fuel that powers action, thinking and life experience. Modern lifestyle on top of mental and emotional patterns can block the fuel lines for this energy to flow. For optimal health, vitality and positive relationships, it is important to have regular tune ups, release energy blocks and renew your personal warrant of fitness!

This weekend will introduce you to preliminary Prana Vidya practices – an ancient science to activate, direct and enhance the vital energy.

For Full Retreat Details: https://www.anahata-retreat.org.nz/event/deep-ecology

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Energy Renewal Easter Yoga Retreat is on these dates:

  • 7th March 2019
  • 8th March 2019
  • 9th March 2019
  • 10th March 2019


Published on 7 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Takaka Library: Book Art With Sarah Hornibrooke (Thursday 7th-Thursday 21st March 2019)

Have you ever thought about what you could create from an old book?

Join artist Sarah Hornibrooke in a "book art" project and create something amazing from an old book.

The "book art" project runs on three consectuve Thursday afternoons in March and is suitable for 8-13 year olds.

Cost: $10.

Bookings are essential. Please contact Takaka Library, phone 03 525 0059, to book your spot.

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Takaka Library: Book Art With Sarah Hornibrooke is on these dates:

  • 7th March 2019
  • 14th March 2019
  • 21st March 2019


Published on 7 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

The Path of Joyful Awakening (Thursday 7th March-Thursday 25th April 2019)

Every Thursday from 7.15 pm. to approx. 8.45 pm starting March 7th. for 8 weeks.

This is a course designed to help anyone who is interested in understanding the Buddha’s teaching and, step by step, to embark on the path of joyful liberation. It is a way to start at the beginning. But beginning doesn’t mean unimportant or ineffective.

Buddhism is not about belief but about authentic discovery of what makes things tick motivated by a wish to see all existence established in happiness free from difficulty.

Each class will be a mixture of study, discussion and meditation practice. Participants will be required to commit to every class and be prepared to do some study and practice in between. Nothing too arduous!

The course is offered by Keith Rowan. Keith has had a lifetime engaged with Buddhism and has had the good fortune to be directly guided by some wonderful instructors and mentors. His enthusiasm and confidence in the Buddha’s teaching can be infectious so beware J

If this appeals to you, please register your interest: keith@rigdzin.org

This course is given for free. Donations for the running of the centre welcome.

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The Path of Joyful Awakening is on these dates:

  • 7th March 2019
  • 14th March 2019
  • 21st March 2019
  • 28th March 2019
  • 4th April 2019
  • 11th April 2019
  • 18th April 2019
  • 25th April 2019


Published on 7 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Racing and Dave Weir (Thursday 7th March 2019)

Auckland-based four piece, Racing, take rock and roll and inject it with a chemical haze so potent the listener is left both pleased and punished. Once likened to “the thoughts of a crocodile in flood season”, the band crafts a swirling sea of groove and hypnosis into rock anthems drenched in weird tropical dance music.

Their long awaited debut album REAL DANCING was released in November 2018, and is a bustling night market of spicy grooves, smokey vocals, strange lyrics and venomous guitar tones.
They bring it live to the Mussel Inn on Thursday March 7th.
Joined as support by folk troubadour, Dave Weir.

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Published on 7 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Takaka Library: Author Talk - Philip Simpson Down The Bay (Friday 8th March 2019)

Award winning author and ecologist Philip Simpson will be visiting Takaka Library to talk about his new book Down The Bay, which is about one of New Zealand's iconic and most used national parks, the Abel Tasman.

The Abel Tasman National Park is right on our doorstep. Make the most of this opportunity to learn more about this unique park.

Philip will talk us through the varied landscapes and diversity of the plant and animal life in the Abel Tasman National Park.

He will also talk about how Project Janszoon, the Department of Conservation and other organisations are working to transform the park by removing pests and weeds and then restoring and preserving the wildlife in the park.

Copies of Down The Bay will be available for the reduced price of $69.99

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Published on 8 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Culture Embassy band live at Roots Bar Takaka (Friday 8th March 2019)

Live Roots Reggae and Pan African Music featuring Ras Judah & Culture Embassy band. The Wellington-based high energy, eight-piece multicultural band.
Dance music
$5.00 door charge applies

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Published on 8 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Elevate Your Life: How to Gain Higher Realization & Enhanced Wellbeing (Saturday 9th-Sunday 10th March 2019)

We invite you to join us for a weekend workshop with renowned healer and teacher, Yuan Tze, in his first workshops held in New Zealand in eight years.

The focus of the workshops will be:
How to achieve higher realization through:
Growing the heart by exploring its role in self-development and achieving harmony within and with others
developing healthy consciousness by working on our patterns of thought

How to improve health and wellbeing through:
A daily Qi healing session lead by Yuan Tze
Yuan Qigong - learning and practicing beautiful, moving and still meditations using the body, mind, breath and Qi (energy)

Beginners to advanced welcome.
Fee: $220 waged , unwaged

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Elevate Your Life: How to Gain Higher Realization & Enhanced Wellbeing is on these dates:

  • 9th March 2019
  • 10th March 2019


Published on 9 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Tai Chi for Seniors (Monday 11th March 2019)

Join us to have a go at tai chi, a wonderful, calm and restorative exercise, with expert tutors. Part of our summer activity series, supported by TDC.

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Published on 11 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Richmond Library: Book Launch – Inca Magic by Margarita Giles (Tuesday 12th March 2019)

Join us for the launch of the inspiring memoir of a woman who not only spent decades as an adventure tour guide in South America, but survived a severe stroke to become a published writer.

Margarita Giles spent her childhood dreaming of traveling to the Amazon. As an adult, this dream came true and Margarita became an adventure tour guide in South America, leading hundreds of intrepid travellers on exciting journeys to remote parts of the world.

At age 61, Margarita had a severe stroke. Since then, Margarita has applied the same strength of character which saw her travel to “risky” and “out there” places, to regaining her speech, mobility and sense of self.

Come along to the book launch of Inca Magic to hear the inspirational story of Margarita’s journey from death’s door to becoming a published writer.

Cash book sales will be available.

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Published on 12 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Power of Awareness Silent Meditation Retreat (Friday 15th-Sunday 24th March 2019)

This 9 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 that your own inner nature is unchanging.

The retreat offers the unique opportunity to explore tools that will help you to truly find peace, happiness, clarity and perspective on the whole of life.

This retreat offers a unique chance for you to go into a space of silence to begin or deepen your meditation practice depending on your previous experience. Held with long periods of silence over 9 days, it will help you to let your mind rest and enjoy a different, deeper kind of reflection and relaxation that will leave you wiser, and more ready for the challenges of life.

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.

More: https://www.anahata-retreat.org.nz/event/power-of-awareness-mar19

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Power of Awareness Silent Meditation Retreat is on these dates:

  • 15th March 2019
  • 16th March 2019
  • 17th March 2019
  • 18th March 2019
  • 19th March 2019
  • 20th March 2019
  • 21st March 2019
  • 22nd March 2019
  • 23rd March 2019
  • 24th March 2019


Published on 15 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

The Mussel Inn Hop Harvest (Saturday 16th-Sunday 17th March 2019)

Help us harvest our hops in return for sustenance!!

Please email us for more details

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The Mussel Inn Hop Harvest is on these dates:

  • 16th March 2019
  • 17th March 2019


Published on 16 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

Jan Preston "88 Pianos i have Known" Boogie Woogie (Saturday 16th March 2019)

In her show 88 Pianos I Have Known
JAN PRESTON shares with us her passion for pianos. Projected images combine with unforgettable biographical stories, original songs and piano music, which will move you from tears to laughter. Underpinned by Jan’s thrilling virtuosity, (together with her trio) audiences will be tapping and clapping, and may leave never looking at a piano in quite the same way again!

JAN PRESTON is a knockout boogie pianist with a rich resonant voice who has captured audiences around the world with her originality, her energy, and her sparkling charm and gentle wit.

From a background in classical music with a long-term interest in composition and song writing, her early career began in NZ with the 1980 No 1 Hit Band Coup D’Etat.
Winner of 5 music awards, Jan has now sold out concerts throughout Australia, NZ, Europe and the UK, composes music for film and TV (most recently for her sister Gaylene Preston’s film My Year With Helen) and performs side by side with the greatest contemporary boogie piano players in the world today.
“an inspirational and gifted pianist, performer and entertainer” Rhythms Magazine

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Published on 16 March 2019, at 12:00 AM

History brought to Life (Sunday 17th March 2019)

Discover the untold historic stories as you walk through Washbourn Gardens.

This is not your ordinary history tour, actors will entertain you as they showcase what life was like many years ago.

Great fun for the whole family so come learn about your local history.

Performance start 2:00pm, 2:30pm and 3:00pm

Wheelchair and stroller friendly.

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Published on 17 March 2019, at 12:00 AM