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YOUR GUIDE TO EVENTS IN THE NELSON TASMAN REGION 2016/17


Photo © Phillip Rollo.

Map of the region

Collingwood

WELCOME TO SUMMER

Wainui Tata Beach Takaka Tonga Island

Takaka Hill

Summer in Nelson and Tasman is a special time – our sparkling sea, blue skies, golden beaches and bustling towns and city mean the region is at its best for all to enjoy. This year’s Summer Events programme is full of fun and entertainment for all ages, with something for both visitors and locals to love.

It’s a big boast to say that Nelson and Tasman have it all, but this year we come close. Sports fans will appreciate the opportunity to watch two one-day international cricket matches at Saxton Oval. Culture lovers who are missing Opera in the Park will be able to indulge themselves at the Adam Chamber Music Festival, and anyone with a sense of humour will roll about laughing at the Nelson Buskers Festival.

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The 2016/17 Summer Events Guide is brought to you by Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council and wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.

NELSON CITY

Mapua Dovedale

Upper Moutere

Stoke

Maitai

RICHMOND

We look forward to seeing you enjoying our region this summer.

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Cover photo © Jimmy Jay Wright. IMPORTANT NOTICE: In order to manage risks and ensure compliance with health and safety requirements for upcoming summer events, the Councils require all people attending to follow all instructions and rules (including signage) given to them for the particular event. In addition, you must at all times take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure both your own and your family’s health and safety and that you do not do anything to adversely affect the health and safety of others. People under the age of 13 must have parental supervision. At the time of printing, every effort has been made to ensure that the details in this Summer Events Guide are correct. For up-to-date event information, go to www.itson.co.nz.

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Children's Events LANTERN CELEBRATION

Children's Festival Sun 5 Mar, 11am – 3pm  //  Golden Bay Recreation Park, Takaka  //  FREE

& workshops

TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC Sun 8 Jan, 11am – 1.30pm  //  Isel Park, Stoke  //  FREE 


THE LANTERN CELEBRATION

LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOPS

Theme: Journey to the Stars!

Sat 10 & Sat 17 Dec, 10am – 12pm  //  Community Art Works, 81 Achilles Avenue, Nelson //  $2 per person

Sat 17 Dec, 7 – 10pm  //  Centre of NZ (Botanical Reserve), Nelson  //  FREE The celebrations begin as you make your way up the hill, towards the stars, discovering the magical world of celestial installations and performances. Once at the top of the hill, listen to some otherworldly music and watch the sun slowly set and the stars begin to shine.

Create your own star-inspired lantern to bring to the Lantern Celebration. Lanterns and paints supplied. Supported by Community Art Works Nelson.

The Teddy Bears are getting excited about lunch in the park! Teddies young and old are welcome. There will be unbearably funny games, colourful characters, teddy school and a teddy parade. Look out for some very special guests too! Cancelled if wet. Check the ‘summerinnelson’ Facebook page for updates.

Choice Children's Day Sun 5 Mar, 1pm – 3pm  //  Richmond Aquatic Centre, Richmond  //  Gold coin entry into the pools Enjoy the fun-filled pools for a gold coin or participate in outdoor activities the whole family can take part in, including bouncy castles, balloon twisting, face painting, obstacle courses and more.

"Teddy Bears are like keys ... They're always in the first place you think they'd be, and the last place you look." Garfield www.nelsonsummer.nz

Then, it’s time to head back down the hill to Earth. Use your lanterns to light your way, bringing to life the wonders that the night offers.

PLEASE PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT AND KEEP OUR PARKS BEAUTIFUL!

Get creating and make yourself a homemade lantern. Remember to use a battery powered light to avoid fire risk. Bring a picnic and warm clothing. Children under 13 must be supervised by an adult.

Sun 22 Jan, 10am – 1pm  //  Thorp Bush, Motueka  //  FREE

If wet, the event will be rescheduled to Sun 18 Dec. Check the ‘summerinnelson’ Facebook page for updates.

Enjoy a day full of activities for the whole family. Games, bouncy castles, horse'n'cart rides, food, music, clowns, face painting, jugglers and more.

New World Teddy Bears' Picnic Bring your teddy, a picnic lunch and let’s have some fun. Face painting, sports equipment, free goodies and train plus more entertainment.

www.nelsonsummer.nz THIS IS A ZERO WASTE EVENT.

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Christmas Events Parades Motueka Starlight Christmas Parade & night market Fri 2 Dec  //  Parade 7pm, Night Market 5 – 9pm  //  Motueka High Street & Decks Reserve, Motueka  //  FREE

Nelson Santa Parade Sun 4 Dec, 1pm  //  Trafalgar Street, Nelson  //  FREE

Golden Bay Santa Parade Sat 10 Dec, 10am – 12pm  //  Village Green, Takaka  //  FREE

Photo © Fairfax Media NZ/ Nelson Mail.

Carols BRIGHTWATER Carols by Glo-lite Sat 10 Dec, 5.30pm  //  Snowden’s Bush, Brightwater  //  FREE

Richmond Carols by Candlelight Sun 18 Dec  //  Preshow entertainment 6.30pm, Carols 8 – 10pm  //  Washbourn Gardens, Richmond  //  FREE

Carols by the Beach, Tahunanui Wed 21 Dec, 5 – 7.30pm  //  Tahunanui Sportsfield, Beach Road, Nelson  //  FREE

Carols by Candlelight on the Church Steps Sat 24 Dec, 7pm  //  Top of Trafalgar Street, Nelson  //  FREE

Golden Bay Christmas Carols Sat 24 Dec, 7.30pm  //  Village Green, Takaka  //  FREE

Photo © Fairfax Media NZ/ Nelson Mail.

NEW YEAR'S EVE COUNTDOWN

Christmas at the Library Sat 17 – Sat 24 Dec  //  Nelson Public Libraries  //  FREE Children’s activities and crafts available every day, and sign up for our Summer Reading Programme.

NEW YEAR'S EVE COUNTDOWN Sat 31 Dec, 8pm – 12.30am  //  Upper Trafalgar Street, Nelson  //  FREE Nelson’s New Year’s Eve Countdown is a great place to dance your way into 2017!

Come along with family and friends to the Church Steps at the top of Trafalgar Street, where there will be bands and DJs supplying funky, fun dance music to help you welcome in 2017. Whether funk is your groove, disco is your jam or pop is your playlist, there’s sure to be something to get your dancing shoes moving and make this the place to see in the New Year! Add to that, surprise performances, local restaurants and great food stalls, plus fireworks to start 2017 off with a bang! The free New Year’s Eve Countdown is the place to be. Go to www.nelsonsummer.nz for a full line-up of the evening’s entertainment. PLEASE NOTE: Public streets are alcohol free. There will be zero tolerance to alcohol and underage drinking.

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Movies Niagara

Summer Movies Al Fresco

Tahuna Beach Holiday Park, Tahunanui

In this dramatic thriller, Marilyn Monroe plays an unhappy wife who plots with her lover to murder her husband while at Niagara Falls, but things do not go to plan. To quote the original trailer, this film is “a raging torrent of emotion that even nature can’t control.”

Wed 4 Jan  //  Help!

From Russia With Love

Sat 7 Jan  //  Anne of Green Gables

1963  //  PG  //  115min

Fairfield Park, Nelson

Sean Connery is back as James Bond for another epic adventure. A mission to Istanbul gives us intrigue and action in abundance with all the traditional elements we’ve come to expect from a Bond film: spies, gadgets, gun fights, explosions, and, of course, gorgeous women.

1934  //  G  //  78min Tue 3 – Mon 23 Jan (not every day, check schedule carefully), 9 – 11pm (movie starts at dusk)  //  Adults $2, children $1 Join us for a moonlit film in one of our open-air venues. Come early to play giant board games, listen to fine music, share food with your friends and, as darkness falls, allow the flicker of the screen to transport you to another world.

The Hustler 1961  //  PG  //  134min Paul Newman is ‘Fast Eddie’, a poolplaying hustler in this superb drama that was nominated for multiple Academy Awards. He is determined to be the best, but the price might just be too high.

Movies will not screen if it is raining. If the weather is marginal, please text 'Is it on?' to 021 776 623 after 7.30pm on the night.

Help!

PLEASE PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT AND KEEP OUR PARKS BEAUTIFUL!

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An early adaptation of the classic novel by L. M. Montgomery. Orphan Anne Shirley is adopted by Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert and goes to live at Green Gables. Hilarity and scrapes abound due to her outbursts of temper, strong imagination and romantic notions.

Pack a picnic (BYO welcome), bring a rug or your couch, wear warm clothes or pyjamas and pocket a torch to light your way home.

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Tue 3 Jan  //  Help!

1953  //  PG  //  92 min

Anne of Green Gables

SUMMER MOVIES AL FRESCO

ScheduLe

1965  //  G  //  92min Cult members, mad scientists, sacrificial rings, and The Beatles. What else could a musical comedy ask for?

Isel Park, Stoke

Thu 5 Jan  //  The Hustler Washbourn Gardens, Richmond

Fri 6 Jan  //  From Russia With Love Isel Park, Stoke

Thu 12 Jan  //  Anne of Green Gables* Isel Park, Stoke *Following Isel Twilight Market

Fri 13 Jan  //  Help! Founders Heritage Park, Nelson

Sat 14 Jan   //  The Hustler Fairfield Park, Nelson

Sun 15 Jan  //  Niagara Washbourn Gardens, Richmond

Tue 17 Jan  //  Help! Village Green, Takaka

Wed 18 Jan  //  The Hustler Moutere Hills Community Centre, Upper Moutere

Thu 19 Jan  //  Niagara Fairfield Park, Nelson

FRI 20 Jan  //  The Hustler Isel Park, Stoke

Sat 21 Jan  //  From Russia With Love Fairfield Park, Nelson

Sun 22 Jan  //  Anne of Green Gables Washbourn Gardens, Richmond

Mon 23 Jan  //  Help! Murchison Sport, Recreation and Culture Centre

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Thu 2 _ Sun 5 Feb Nelson Buskers Festival brings street performers from around the world to our beautiful city for four days of action-packed shows.

Sat 4 & Sun 5 Feb, 6pm  //  Fairfield Park, Nelson  //  Koha

Mighty Mike (Canada), will be performing this summer.

Two stunning evening variety shows for the whole family. Bring blankets, cushions and deck chairs or simply sit on the grass and enjoy a night of crazy entertainment. Bring a picnic or grab something from the delicious food stalls that will be onsite. And remember to save some cash for the zany performers!

BUSKERS ON TRAFALGAR

Wet weather venue: Nelson College Hall, Waimea Road.

Thu 2 & Fri 3 Feb, 11am – 2.30pm  //   Sat 4 Feb, 10.30am – 2pm  //  Top of Trafalgar Street (outside Nelson Provincial Museum)  //  Koha

BUSKERS AT MAPUA WHARF

Once again, the top of Trafalgar Street will come alive with buskers from around the world. Take a break from shopping to be amazed and enthralled by their extraordinary skills.

Sun 5 Feb, 11am – 2.30pm  //   Mapua Wharf  //  Koha The Buskers go on the road! Come along to Mapua Wharf and see some of the very best buskers around perform by the water. Just remember to bring some cash to reward your entertainers.

BUSKERS AT THE BOATHOUSE _ For the more adventurous! Thu 2 Feb, 8pm & Fri 3 Feb, 8.30pm  //   The Boathouse, 326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson  //  Pre-sales $30, door sales $37.50 (plus TicketDirect service fee)

Buskers from the USA, Britain, Canada along with some of New Zealand’s best, will amaze with feats of strength, escapology, acrobatics and juggling fire high above the streets on a specially constructed giant frame! Trafalgar Street, Fairfield Park and Mapua Wharf events are familyfriendly and free to attend, though bring some cash to show your appreciation for the amazing skills of these hard-working performers.

Rob Firenix (UK/NZ), performing last summer. Photo © Johanna Guettler.

NELSON BUSKERS FESTIVAL

BUSKERS AT FAIRFIELD PARK

Join us for a cabaret night when the Buskers let down their hair – and perhaps a bit more. Sit at the front – who knows what might happen! Strictly for adults only – some content might offend.

Kamikaze Fireflies (USA), will be performing this summer.

Tickets on sale at www.ticketdirect.co.nz or from Nelson i-SITE, Theatre Royal Nelson, ph. 03 548 3840 (ext. 2), Richmond Mall and TicketDirect outlets.

www.nelsonsummer.nz LIKE THE NELSON BUSKERS FESTIVAL FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON ACTS, WEATHER CANCELLATIONS, ETC.

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Kiki Bittovabitsch (Australia), performing last summer.

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COmmunity & Culture

Motueka Country Music Festival Photo © Fairfax Media NZ/ Nelson Mail.

Fri 13 – Sun 15 Jan  //  Marchwood Park, Motueka  //  FREE A family-friendly Country Music Festival held in beautiful Marchwood Park, Motueka.

Sundial Sounds

Nelson Jazzfest 2017

Thu 1 & Thu 8 Dec, 4.30 – 6.30pm  //   Sundial Square, Richmond  //  FREE

Tue 3 – Fri 6 Jan  //  Various Nelson locations

Tahuna Summer Sounds

A mix of jazz style gigs in bars and cafés around town, plus late night jam sessions each night at East St Café.

Fri 13, Fri 20 & Fri 27 Jan, 6 – 9pm  //  Tahunanui Reserve, Bisley Walk, Tahunanui Beach  //  FREE

Time to relax on bean bags and enjoy the summer sun and listen to the George FM DJ at Sundial Square.

Livestock Sun 11 Dec, 1pm  //  The Moutere Inn, Upper Moutere  //  FREE The 10th annual Livestock original music festival is happening again to kick off summer in style! Six hours of the region’s hottest bands and soloists.

Navigate Nelson Tue 20 Dec – Mon 6 Feb  //  Elma Turner Library, Nelson  //  FREE Discover more about your libraries and heritage facilities with our fun quiz this summer. www.nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz

Richmond Market Day Fri 30 Dec, 9am – 3pm  //  Sundial Square, Richmond  //  FREE An event for the whole family. Stalls line Queen Street, there is entertainment in Sundial Square and a vast variety of food.

Collingwood Summer Food Fair Mon 2 Jan, 12 – 6pm  //  Collingwood Recreation Ground, Golden Bay  //  Adults $25, children gold coin (tickets at gate) Food is free, so try something new. Stalls with ha-ng , venison, wallaby, spit roast plus more. Live music, waterslide, bouncy castle. Courtesy coach available.

Twilight Concert Thu 5 Jan, 6 – 9pm  //  Village Green, Takaka  //  FREE A family-friendly music event with three hot bands, face painting and balloon sculpting.

Jazz on the Village Green Most Sundays from 8 Jan – 12 Mar, 1.30 – 4pm  //  Founders Heritage Park, Nelson  //  $2 per person Bring a picnic and relax with live jazz. Wet weather venue: The Energy Centre.

Summer Shakespeare _ A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Tue 10 – Wed 18 Jan, Fairfield House Meadow, Nelson  //  Fri 20 & Sat 21 Jan, Washbourn Gardens, Richmond  //  Fri 27 & Sat 28 Jan, Neudorf Vineyards, Upper Moutere  //  All 6.30pm  //  Decide your price An evening of comedy and romance in beautiful outdoor locations with Shakespeare’s most loved play. Suitable for the whole family. Cancelled if wet. Check Facebook page ‘nelsonsummershakespeare’.

Live music returns to Tahunanui Beach with local musicians performing on two different stages in a series of familyfriendly events. The Youth Zone, showcasing up and coming youth performers, will also include beach themed activities, rides and attractions. The Grass Stage will profile a collection of local bands, performing favourite summertime anthems. Kick back, relax and enjoy the sounds of summer by the beach. If wet, the events will be rescheduled to the next day (Sat 14, 21, 28 Jan).

NELSON SUMMER Kite Festival Sun 22 Jan, 12 – 5pm  //  Neale Park, Nelson  //  Gold coin entry The skies over Neale Park will be filled with wonderful kites for the 26th Annual Nelson Summer Kite Festival.

Tata Titanic Cardboard Boat Race Sun 29 Jan, 9am  //  Tata Beach, Golden Bay  //  $10 per boat Cardboard craft resembling wedding cakes, BMWs, fire engines and planes. Cleverly constructed crafts brave the waves for a fun time. Cardboard and entry forms available from the Golden Bay Community Centre.

Sarau Festival Sun 29 Jan, 3 – 8.30pm  //  Moutere Hills Community Centre, Upper Moutere  //   Adult $5 Celebrate the fabulous Moutere Valley and its people. Find out about blackcurrants, wine and hop growing, together with other interesting crops and crafts in the Valley! Stalls, workshops, artisans to chat to and events for children.

Stoke Legacy celebration Mon 30 Jan  //  Various Stoke locations  //   FREE Discover the Stoke Legacy Trail on Nelson’s 175th Anniversary. Bike or walk to meet characters from the past at heritage attractions.

Adam Chamber Music Festival Thu 2 – Sat 11 Feb  //  Nelson Cathedral & Theatre Royal, Nelson  //  Tickets from TicketDirect Ten days of wonderful collaborative chamber music with international artists joining New Zealand’s best.

Trafalgar Street Market Day Sat 4 Feb, 9am – 3pm  //  Trafalgar Street, Nelson  //  FREE Come all friends and family to Nelson City’s biggest one day street market. Entertainment, food galore, and fab stalls.

International Kai Festival Mon 6 Feb, 10.30am – 3.30pm  //   Founders Heritage Park and WhakatuMarae, Nelson  //  Gold coin entry Share food and celebrate our Nelson communities with a huge variety of international foods on offer.

Wet weather day Tue 3 Jan.

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Flash Electrical Beach Fun Day

Race Unity Day

Sat 11 Feb, 4 – 7pm  //  Kaiteriteri Beach  //   FREE

Sun 19 Mar, 11am – 4pm  //   Victory Square, Nelson  //  FREE

Big dig, beach sprints, sandcastle comp, free BBQ sausage, tug of war and face painting. Held at lagoon end of Kaiteriteri Beach.

An opportunity to get together and celebrate our diversity. Share music, performances, crafts, food and other expressions of the different cultures in the Nelson-Tasman region.

Tasman Night Noodle Market Sat 11 Feb, 4 – 9pm  //  Washbourn Gardens, Richmond  //  FREE An evening of celebration and showcase of local ethnic food serving everything from noodles to pop cakes, as well as ethnic delights and treats. Enjoy the evening with music and entertainment including children’s activities like face painting.

Dovedale Country Affair Sun 12 Feb, 11am – 4pm  //  Dovedale Recreational Reserve, Dovedale  //   Adults $2, children FREE Take a drive out to the country and enjoy a real country occasion with entertainment and lots of free activities for the whole family. With live music all day and so much to see and do, you’ll want to make a day of it.

Nelson Wine & Food Festival Sun 19 Feb, 11am – 5pm  //  Middle Earth Winery, Bryant Road, Brightwater  //   Early bird $15, gate sales $20 For all day music and entertainment, fantastic food and award-winning wine and beer. Fun for all ages.

NZ National Pipe Band Championships Fri 10 & Sat 11 Mar, 9am – 6pm  //  Trafalgar Park, Nelson  //  $10 at gate, U18 FREE The NZ National Pipe Band Championships return to Nelson for this two day event, which includes a street march through the city.

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Sprig & Fern Summer Harvest Fare Fri 24 Mar, 5.30 – 10pm  //  Sundial Square, Richmond  //  FREE Sundial Square comes alive with great entertainment and stalls celebrating our rich harvest of local food, wine and beer.

MarchFest Sat 25 Mar, 12 – 9.30pm  //  Founders Heritage Park, Nelson  //  Early bird $32, standard $40 A unique craft beer and music festival featuring music, food, fun and, of course, proper beer. Plenty of entertainment for the kids as well.

SPORT & RECreation Abel Tasman Cycle Challenge Sat 3 Dec, 6.30am – 10pm  //  Saxton Field Sports Complex, Stoke  //  FREE to watch Support cyclists completing a 158km loop around the stunning Tasman Bay.

Sport Tasman Backyard Games Sun 4 Dec, 10am – 1pm  //  Decks Reserve, Motueka  //  FREE A day of family fun. Cricket, kites, swing ball, Big Bike Tune Ups and lots more.

Sandcastle Building Competition Sat 10 Dec – Tue 31 Jan  //  Nelson and Tasman regions //  FREE

Positive Ageing Expo

To enter, build a sandcastle, take a photo of your creation and submit it online at www.sporttasman.org.nz/sandcastle.

Fri 31 Mar, 10am – 3pm  //  Headingly Centre, Richmond  //  FREE

Get Moving Family Bike Fun

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

Sun 11 Dec, 11am,  Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park, Kaiteriteri  //  Sun 12 Feb, 11am, Golden Bay Recreation Park, Takaka  //  Sun 19 Feb, 11am, Thorp Bush, Motueka  //  FREE

Tasman SkatePark Tour Sat 7 Jan, Takaka  //  Mon 9 Jan, Mapua  //   Wed 11 Jan, Tapawera  //  Sat 14 Jan, Motueka  //  Sun 15 Jan, Murchison  //   Wed 18 Jan, Brightwater  //  Sat 21 Jan, Richmond  //  Sun 22 Jan, Nelson  //  FREE A series of skate, BMX and scooter competitions with over $5,000 worth of prizes up for grabs.

Sport Tasman Fun Run I  Walk Sat 21 Jan, 7am  //  Motueka Recreation Centre, Motueka  //  FREE 8km or 18km fun run / walk. Starts from the Motueka Recreation Centre and heads along the cycle trails towards Riwaka.

Community Guided Snorkel Days Sat 21 Jan, Cable Bay, Nelson  //   Sun 29 Jan, Lake Rotoiti, St Arnaud  //   Sun 19 Feb, Tonga Island Marine Reserve, Abel Tasman National Park  //  FREE Look beneath the surface and experience marine life first hand. Equipment and snorkel guide provided. For ages 5+.

Go by Bike Day Wed 15 Feb, 7.30 – 9am  //  1903 Square, Nelson  //  Sundial Square, Richmond  //   Motueka Museum  //  The Quiet Revolution, Takaka  //  FREE

Motueka Kai Festival

Enjoy and explore the Tasman bike trails plus lots of fun activities.

Ditch your car and cycle to work or school! Free breakfasts for cyclists with giveaways and other entertainment.

Sun 9 Apr, 10am – 3pm (Pageant 11am)   //  Decks Reserve, Motueka  //  FREE

International ONE DAY Cricket

Buller Festival

Thu 29 & Sat 31 Dec, 11am  //  Saxton Oval, Nelson  //  Adults $45, under 14s $5 (tickets from Ticketek)

Sat 4 & Sun 5 Mar  //  Murchison

International cricket returns with two One Day Internationals between the Blackcaps and Bangladesh.

MIKE PERO Trolley Derby

Celebrate Motueka’s great food, water, soil, climate and people through pageantry, games and tastings. It brings together many cultures, as well as local food producers, to share something we all have in common; kai.

White water sports action-packed festival.

Sat 11 Mar, 10am – 4pm  //   Collingwood St, Nelson  //  FREE A great day of fun for the whole family with plenty of thrills and spills from racers of all ages.

For more information visit www.itson.co.nz

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Age Concern Nelson Tasman's

Backyard summer SEries series Summer MAKE THE MOST OF NELSON'S PARKS, RESERVES AND BEACHES THIS SUMMER. Check out our fantastic summer programme which has events for everyone.

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Splash Time @ Nayland

Fri 9 Dec &  Wed 22 Mar, 5.30 – 7pm //   Sun 11 Dec, 6 – 7.30pm //  Monaco // Meet at the boat ramp at Monaco Point

Fri 20 Jan, 10 – 11am  //  Nayland Pool 

THE Amazing Race Tue 20 Dec, 10 – 11.30am  //  Isel Park, Stoke // Meet at Isel House Tue 17 Jan, 10.30am – 12.30pm  //  Tahunanui Sportsfield // Meet opposite the playground

Treasure Hunt Thu 22 Dec, 10.30am – 12pm  //  Queens Gardens, Nelson // Meet at the fountain

Sun 22 Jan, 11am – 12.30pm  //  Isel Park, Stoke  //  Meet at Isel House Sun 12 Feb, 11am – 12.30pm  //  Queens Gardens, Nelson  //  Meet at the water fountain Sun 5 Mar, 10 – 11.30am  //  Victory Square, Nelson  //  Meet at the playground

Walk I  Run centre of NZ

Tai Chi

Disc Golf

Tue 14 Feb, 10 – 11am  //  Isel Park, Stoke  //   Meet at carpark, off Main Road Stoke

Fri 17 Feb, Mon 6 Mar & Thu 30 Mar, 10 – 11.30am  //  Isel Park, Stoke  //   Meet at carpark, off Main Road Stoke

Mon 20 Feb, 10 – 11am  //  Broadgreen Gardens, Stoke  //  Meet outside Broadgreen House

Thu 23 Feb, 10 – 11am  //  Founders Heritage Park, Nelson  //  Meet at the entrance, near the windmill

Tue 14 Mar, 10 – 11am  //  Riverside Reserve, Nelson  //  Meet at the park next to Riverside Pool

Fri 10 Mar, 10 – 11am  //  Queens Gardens, Nelson  //  Meet at the fountain

Thu 23 Mar, 10 – 11am  //  Anzac Park, Nelson  //  Meet at the Cenotaph

Tue 21 Mar, 10 – 11am  //  Broadgreen Gardens, Stoke  //  Meet outside Broadgreen House

Half Marathon Challenge

Edible Walk

This event runs over 6 weeks.

Fri 13 Jan, 11am – 12.30pm  //  Isel Park, Stoke // Meet at Isel House

Wed 15 Feb & Wed 8 Mar, 9.30am  //   Airport Walkway, Nelson  //  Meet at Trent Drive carpark – opposite hangars

Obstacle Course

Dancing in the Park

Tue 10 Jan, 11am – 1pm & Thu 26 Jan, 12 – 2pm  //  Tahunanui Sportsfield // Meet opposite the playground

Sat 18 Feb, 9 – 10am  //  Victory Square, Nelson  //  Meet at the playground

Wed 22 Feb & Wed 15 Mar, 9.30am  //   Maitai River Walkway, Nelson  //   Meet at Elma Turner Library carpark

For more information or cancellations see www.facebook.com/nelson-parksprogramme or phone CLM on 03 543 9755.

For more information visit www.itson.co.nz

Sun 26 Feb, 10 – 11am  //  Isel Park, Stoke // Meet at Isel House

Sing-a-long in the Park

Fri 3 Mar, 10 – 11am  //  Victory Square, Nelson  //  Meet near the playground

Thu 9 Feb, 6.30 – 7.30pm  //  Centre of New Zealand – Botanical Reserve  //   Meet at the grass at the entrance way

Sat 25 Feb, 8.30 – 10am  //  Saxton Field, Stoke // Meet at the playground

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Park Fun Day

SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR SENIORS

Wed 1 Mar & Wed 22 Mar, 9.30am  //   Botanical Reserve, Nelson  //   Meet at Milton Street entrance

Mon 27 Feb, 10 – 11am  //  Orphanage Stream, Stoke  //  Meet at the start of the walkway, on Saxton Road East by Covent Drive

Heritage WalkS Mon 13 Mar, 10 – 11am  //  Isel Park, Stoke  //   Meet at carpark, off Main Road Stoke Mon 27 Mar, 10 – 11am  //  Miyazu Gardens, Nelson  //  Meet at carpark, off Atawhai Drive

For more information or cancellations see www.facebook.com/ageconcernnelsontasman, phone 03 544 7624 or email community@ageconcernnt.org.nz.

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_ FOUNDERS AND WHAKATU MARAE PRESENT: HERITAGE PARK

LTD

Nelson’s iconic Market, showcasing the region’s unique diversity

Share food and celebrate our communities: Po-whiri 11am Arts and crafts stalls

Sample kai portions of $3.00 or $6.00 Performances by cultural groups

Recycled treasures, vintage, collectables, and new items

MONDAY 6 FEBRUARY 10.30am - 3.30pm

Entry through Founders Heritage Park to Whakatu- Marae Supported by: Ministry for Culture and Heritage and Nelmac

www.thenelsonmarket.co.nz

Both markets in Montgomery Square, 8am to 1pm Bookings and enquiries, phone 03 546 6454

TAKE A BITE OF THE GREAT TASTE TRAIL

explore the stunning Tasman District by Bike

Great family fun in Upper Moutere Sunday 29 January 2017 3pm · Only $5 per adult /SarauFestival

www.saraufestival.co.nz

For more information and detailed maps go to www.heartofbiking.org.nz


Entry

$10

Kids free

PP

IPES IN THE ark Sunday January 29, 4-6pm Rain off day Anniversary Day, Monday January 30.

Fairreld House Meadow Food and beverages available on site, CASH ONLY.

Plus other local musicians Proudly supported by:


nelson’s favourite outdoor museum Your place to be every Wednesday! A vibrant market brimming with a diverse range of local, seasonal and fresh produce, music, demonstrations, tastings and entertainment.

Every Wednesday in Morrison Square, 10.30am – 3.30pm, rain or shine!

Open 10am - 4:30pm every day Admission: $7 Adults, under 12 free, $15 family, locals free with ID.

this summer Perfect for couples, a playground for families and a paradise for hikers!

Summer Reads Book Fair Sat 10 December - Sun 15 January Free, in the windmill, 10am - 4.30pm. Fiction for the beach, bach or boat.

Jazz on the Village Green 1000 acres of private West Coast to explore 7 unique beaches along 3km of coastline 03 524 8711 info@tehapu.co.nz www.tehapu.co.nz

Most Sundays 8 January - 19 March $2 entry, 1.30pm to 4pm. Check www.itson.co.nz for details. 87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson • 03 548 2649 www.founderspark.co.nz


Nelson’s craft br & music festival

STREET AMBASSADORs Here to help keep you safe in the Nelson city centre.

10th year !

10pm – 3.30am Friday and Saturday nights and public holidays over summer.

Look out for the orange vests!

Mar 25, 2017 ~ Nelson, NZ Earlybird �x $32 un�l Feb 18th. Tix from www.marchfest.com

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7 Days Live Combined Orchestra Concert Abel Tasman Cycle Challenge Sport Tasman Backyard Games Mapua Makers Market Motueka A&P Show Pretty Crafty Christmas Market Nelson Santa Parade Dinner With Friends Sundial Sounds Stand Up Paddleboarding Carols by Glo-lite Golden Bay Santa Parade Stand Up Paddleboarding Get Moving Family Bike Fun A Merry Little Christmas, Nelson Male Voice Choir Livestock

Fri 2 Dec Sat 3 Dec Sat 3 Dec Sun 4 Dec Sun 4 Dec Sun 4 Dec Sun 4 Dec Sun 4 Dec Wed 7 – Sat 10 Dec Thu 8 Dec Fri 9 Dec Sat 10 Dec Sat 10 Dec Sun 11 Dec Sun 11 Dec Sun 11 Dec Sun 11 Dec

For more information visit www.itson.co.nz

Isel Park, Stoke

The Boathouse, Nelson

Village Green, Takaka

Washbourn Gardens, Richmond

Fairfield House, Nelson

Isel Park, Stoke

Various Nelson locations

Tahuna Beach Holiday Park, Nelson

Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Wakefield Village Green & Hall

Riwaka Domain

Collingwood Recreation Ground, Golden Bay

Tahunanui Sportsfield, Nelson

Upper Trafalgar Street, Nelson

Saxton Cricket Oval, Stoke

Sundial Square, Richmond

Saxton Cricket Oval, Stoke

The Playhouse Cafe and Theatre, Mapua

Tahuna Beach Holiday Park, Nelson

Village Green, Takaka

Cathedral Steps, Nelson

Queens Gardens, Nelson

Tahunanui Sportsfield, Nelson

Elma Turner Library, Nelson

Isel Park, Stoke

Washbourn Gardens, Richmond

The Playhouse Cafe and Theatre, Mapua

Nelson Public Libraries

Centre of NZ, Nelson

Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

The Moutere Inn, Upper Moutere

Old St John’s, Nelson

Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park

Monaco Wharf, Nelson

Village Green, Takaka

Snowden’s Bush, Brightwater

Monaco Wharf, Nelson

Sundial Square, Richmond

The Suter Art Gallery and Theatre, Nelson

Trafalgar Street, Nelson

Stoke Memorial Hall

Marchwood Park, Motueka

Mapua Community Hall

Decks Reserve, Motueka

Saxton Field Sports Complex, Stoke

Nelson College

Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

The Playhouse Cafe and Theatre, Mapua

High Street & Decks Reserve, Motueka

Sundial Square, Richmond

Elma Turner Library, Nelson

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At the time of printing, every effort has been made to ensure that the details of the events listed are correct. We accept no responsibility for errors or omissions. Please check www.itson.co.nz for any updates and additional events listed since the time of printing.

Summer Movies Al Fresco – From Russia With Love

Wakefield Craft Fair

Mon 2 Jan

Fri 6 Jan

Riwaka Market Day

Mon 2 Jan

Newtown Rocksteady

Collingwood Summer Food Fair

Mon 2 Jan

Thu 5 & Fri 6 Jan

Lions Summer Fair

Sun 1 Jan

Twilight Concert

New Year’s Eve Countdown

Sat 31 Dec

Summer Movies Al Fresco – The Hustler

International One Day Cricket

Sat 31 Dec

Thu 5 Jan

Richmond Market Day

Fri 30 Dec

Thu 5 Jan

International One Day Cricket

Mon 26 Dec Thu 29 Dec

Richter City Rebels

The Great Backyard Cricket Tournament

Sat 24 Dec – Tue 10 Jan

Thu 5 Jan

Tahuna Beach Sculpture Walk Competition & Showcase

Sat 24 Dec

Summer Movies Al Fresco – HELP!

Golden Bay Christmas Carols

Sat 24 Dec

Nelson Jazzfest 2017

Carols by Candlelight on the Church Steps

Thu 22 Dec

Wed 4 Jan

Treasure Hunt

Wed 21 Dec

Tue 3 – Fri 6 Jan

Carols by the Beach

Tue 20 Dec – Mon 6 Feb

Devilskin NZ Tour

Navigate Nelson

Tue 20 Dec

Summer Movies Al Fresco – HELP!

The Amazing Race

Sun 18 Dec

Tue 3 Jan

Richmond Carols by Candlelight

Sun 18 Dec

Mon 2 Jan

Christmas at the Library Kath Bee’s Pre-Christmas Concert

Sat 17 – Sat 24 Dec

Jingle Bells Jog and Santa Walk 2016

Tinsel and Tease Burlesque

Fri 2 Dec

Lantern Celebration

Motueka Starlight Christmas Parade & Night Market

Fri 2 Dec

Sat 17 Dec

Sundial Sounds

Sun 11 Dec

Words with Friends – Online Game

Thu 1 Dec

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Thu 1 Dec

DATE

This comprehensive listing from www.itson.co.nz includes both Council and community led events for you to plan your summer in the region.

Calendar of events


Village Green, Takaka

Tasman Skatepark Tour Nelson Summer Kite Festival Tasman Skatepark Tour New World Teddy Bears’ Picnic Summer Movies Al Fresco – Anne of Green Gables Park Fun Day

Sat 21 Jan Sun 22 Jan Sun 22 Jan Sun 22 Jan Sun 22 Jan Sun 22 Jan

Wheels Day

Sport Tasman Fun Run/Walk

Sat 21 Jan

Fri 27 Jan

Community Guided Snorkel Day

Sat 21 Jan

Obstacle Course

Golden Bay A&P Show

Sat 21 Jan

London Klezmer Quartet

Summer Movies Al Fresco – From Russia With Love

Sat 21 Jan

Thu 26 Jan

Evolve Festival

Fri 20 – Sun 22 Jan

Thu 26 Jan

Summer Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Summer Movies Al Fresco – HELP!

Parcel of Rogues with Pretty Tricky Pony

Fri 20 Jan Fri 20 & Sat 21 Jan

Outdoor Picnic Story Time

Summer Movies Al Fresco – The Hustler

Fri 20 Jan

Tue 24 Jan

The Boathouse, Nelson

Tahuna Summer Sounds

Mon 23 Jan

Isel Park, Stoke

Outdoor Picnic Story Time

For more information visit www.itson.co.nz

Richmond Library

Tahunanui Sportsfield, Nelson

Fairfield House, Nelson

Motueka Library

Murchison Sport, Recreation and Cultural Centre

Isel Park, Stoke

Washbourn Gardens, Richmond

Thorp Bush, Motueka

Neale Park Skatepark, Nelson

Neale Park, Nelson

Richmond Skatepark

Motueka Recreation Centre

Cable Bay, Nelson

Golden Bay Recreation Park, Takaka

Fairfield Park, Nelson

Founders Heritage Park, Nelson

Washbourn Gardens, Richmond

Tahunanui Reserve Youth Park, Nelson

Richmond Library

Nayland Pool, Stoke

The Playhouse Cafe and Theatre, Mapua

Fairfield Park, Nelson

Takaka Library

Moutere Hills Community Centre, Upper Moutere

Brightwater Skatepark

Fri 20 Jan

Tasman Skatepark Tour

Wed 18 Jan

Motueka Library

Fri 20 Jan

Summer Movies Al Fresco – HELP!

Tue 17 Jan

Tahunanui Sportsfield, Nelson

Splash Time @ Nayland

Outdoor Giant Games

Tue 17 Jan

Fri 20 Jan

The Amazing Race

Tue 17 Jan

Washbourn Gardens, Richmond

Richmond Park Racecourse

Tommy and The Fallen Horses

Summer Movies Al Fresco – Niagara

Sun 15 Jan

Murchison Skatepark

Summer Movies Al Fresco – Niagara

Interislander Summer Festival Nelson Harness Races

Sun 15 Jan

Thu 19 Jan

Tasman Skatepark Tour

Sun 15 Jan

Branford Park, Maitai Valley Mapua Community Hall

Thu 19 Jan

Mapua Makers Market

Sun 15 Jan

Nelson Musical Theatre, Nelson

Summer Movies Al Fresco – The Hustler

NBS Nelson Striders Half Marathon & 10km

Sun 15 Jan

Motueka Skatepark

Outdoor Picnic Story Time

Starlet of Nelson

Sat 14 Jan

Wed 18 Jan

Tasman Skatepark Tour

Sat 14 Jan

Fairfield Park, Nelson

Marchwood Park, Motueka

Neudorf Vineyards, Upper Moutere

Founders Heritage Park, Nelson

Tahunanui Reserve Youth Park, Nelson

Richmond Park Racecourse

Richmond Library

Isel Park, Stoke

Takaka Library

Isel Park, Stoke

Tapawera Skatepark

Fairfield House Meadow, Nelson

Tahunanui Sportsfield, Nelson

Mapua Skatepark

Founders Heritage Park, Nelson

Pokororo Hall, Motueka

Isel Park, Stoke

Fairfield House, Nelson

Stoke Memorial Hall

Takaka Skatepark

Fairfield Park, Nelson

The Playhouse Cafe and Theatre, Mapua

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Thu 19 Jan

Motueka Country Music Festival Summer Movies Al Fresco – The Hustler

Sat 14 Jan

Fri 13 Jan Fri 13 – Sun 15 Jan

Summer Movies Al Fresco – HELP! Fly My Pretties

Fri 13 Jan

Tahuna Summer Sounds

Fri 13 Jan

Tasman Skatepark Tour

Wed 11 Jan

Interislander Summer Festival Nelson Harness Races

Summer Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Tue 10 – Wed 18 Jan

Fri 13 Jan

Obstacle Course

Tue 10 Jan

Giant Outdoor Games

Tasman Skatepark Tour

Mon 9 Jan

Treasure Hunt

Jazz on the Village Green (Most Sundays)

Sun 8 Jan – Sun 12 Mar

Fri 13 Jan

Pokororo Arts & Craft Fair

Sun 8 Jan

Fri 13 Jan

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Sun 8 Jan

Summer Movies Al Fresco – Anne of Green Gables

Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

Sun 8 Jan

Outdoor Giant Games

Nelson Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Club show

Sat 7 & Sun 8 Jan

Thu 12 Jan

Tasman Skatepark Tour

Sat 7 Jan

Thu 12 Jan

Gary McCormick & Paul Ubana Jones Summer Movies Al Fresco – Anne of Green Gables

Sat 7 Jan

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Fri 6 & Sat 7 Jan

DATE


Community Guided Snorkel Day Pipes In The Park Sarau Festival Tata Titanic Cardboard Boat Race Tui DeLight Summer Festival Stoke Legacy Celebration Luminate Festival Nelson Buskers Festival – Buskers at The Boathouse Nelson Buskers Festival – Buskers on Trafalgar Adam Chamber Music Festival Tattletale Saints Trafalgar Street Market Day

Nelson Buskers Festival – Buskers at Fairfield Park Fairfield Park, Nelson Cindy Batt & Friends – Ma-ori Music for Waitangi Weekend Elma Turner Library, Nelson Nelson Buskers Festival – Buskers at Mapua Wharf International Kai Festival 2017

Sun 29 Jan Sun 29 Jan Sun 29 Jan Sun 29 Jan Sun 29 – Mon 30 Jan Mon 30 Jan Wed 1 – Wed 8 Feb Thu 2 & Fri 3 Feb Thu 2 – Sat 4 Feb Thu 2 – Sat 11 Feb Fri 3 Feb Sat 4 Feb Sat 4 & Sun 5 Feb Sun 5 Feb Mon 6 Feb Waitangi Day at Te Awhina Marae Nitro Circus Walk/Run Centre of NZ Fiona Pears and her band Flash Electrical Beach Fun Day Santa Cruz Coppermine Couch Stories Burger King 3X3 Quest Tour Tasman Night Noodle Market Dovedale Country Affair

Get Moving Family Bike Fun Park Fun Day Go By Bike Day Daniel Champagne Dancing in the Park Golden Bay Sustainable Days Community Guided Snorkel Day Nelson Wine & Food Festival Get Moving Family Bike Fun Obstacle Course Dancing in the Park Big Bang for Fair Trade Mahana School Twilight Food & Music Fiesta Buller Festival Jon Sanders Children’s Festival Choice Children’s Day Park Fun Day NZ National Pipe Band Championships Mike Pero Trolley Derby Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon & 10km 2017 Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Sturrock & Ward Trio Race Unity Day Stand Up Paddleboarding Sprig & Fern Summer Harvest Fare MarchFest Harvest Festival Positive Ageing Expo Motueka Kai Festival

Mon 6 Feb Mon 6 Feb Thu 9 Feb Thu 9 Feb Sat 11 Feb Sat 11 Feb Sat 11 Feb Sat 11 Feb Sat 11 Feb Sun 12 Feb

Sun 12 Feb Sun 12 Feb Wed 15 Feb Fri 17 Feb Sat 18 Feb Sat 18 & Sun 19 Feb Sun 19 Feb Sun 19 Feb Sun 19 Feb Sat 25 Feb Sun 26 Feb Sat 4 Mar Sat 4 Mar Sat 4 & Sun 5 Mar Sun 5 Mar Sun 5 Mar Sun 5 Mar Sun 5 Mar Fri 10 & Sat 11 Mar Sat 11 Mar Sat 11 Mar Sun 12 Mar Wed 15 Mar Sun 19 Mar Wed 22 Mar Fri 24 Mar Sat 25 Mar Sat 25 Mar Fri 31 Mar Sun 9 Apr

Sun 5 Feb

Top Gun Mountain Bike Weekend

Sat 28 – Mon 30 Jan

For more information visit www.itson.co.nz

Decks Reserve, Motueka

Headingly Centre, Richmond

Golden Bay Community Gardens, Takaka

Founders Heritage Park, Nelson

Sundial Square, Richmond

Monaco Wharf, Nelson

Victory Square, Nelson

Fairfield House, Nelson

Tahunanui Sportsfield, Nelson

Kaiteriteri Beach

Collingwood Street, Nelson

Trafalgar Park, Nelson

Victory Square, Nelson

Richmond Aquatic Centre

Golden Bay Recreation Park, Takaka

Fairfield House, Nelson

Murchison

Mahana School, Upper Moutere

Trafalgar Street, Nelson

Isel Park, Stoke

Saxton Sports Field, Stoke

Thorp Bush, Motueka

Middle Earth Winery, Brightwater

Tonga Island Marine Reserve, Abel Tasman National Park

Golden Bay Community Gardens, Takaka

Victory Square, Nelson

The Boathouse, Nelson

Richmond, Motueka, Takaka & Nelson

Queens Gardens, Nelson

Golden Bay Recreation Park, Takaka

Dovedale Recreational Reserve

Washbourn Gardens, Richmond

Tahunanui Beach Reserve, Nelson

Tahuna Beach Holiday Park, Nelson

Maitai Valley, Nelson

Kaiteriteri Beach

The Playhouse Cafe and Theatre, Mapua

Centre of NZ, Nelson

Trafalgar Park, Nelson

Te Awhina Marae, Motueka

Founders Heritage Park & Whakatu- Marae, Nelson

Mapua Wharf

Trafalgar Street, Nelson

Fairfield House, Nelson

Nelson Christ Church Cathedral; Theatre Royal Nelson

Upper Trafalgar Street, Nelson

The Boathouse, Nelson

Canaan Downs, Takaka Hill

Various Stoke locations

Wainui, Golden Bay

Tata Beach, Golden Bay

Moutere Hills Community Centre, Upper Moutere

Fairfield House, Nelson

Lake Rotoiti, St Arnaud

Nelson & Suburbs

Neudorf Vineyards, Upper Moutere

Summer Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Tahunanui Reserve Youth Park, Nelson

Tahuna Summer Sounds

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Fri 27 & Sat 28 Jan

EVENT

Fri 27 Jan

DATE



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