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Hatha Yoga with Sue Ransom (Tuesday 25th January-Tuesday 1st March 2022)

Join me for this weekly evening yoga practice and experience the beautiful benefits of yoga for yourself as you enjoy:

- Being warmly welcomed whether you're new to yoga or have been practicing for a while
- Small and friendly classes
- A gorgeous private studio setting for your practice
- Moving through a series of asanas (postures) to stretch and strengthen your body
- Working with your breath
- Relaxing, so important for your overall wellbeing

These sessions are a lovely way to take regular care of yourself, nurturing your body and mind. They are suitable for everyone, as I always give options and encourage you to personalise the practice to your own needs :)

Phone Sue: 027 3912431
Email: sue.ransom@xtra.co.nz
Facebook: Sue Ransom Yoga

Sue Ransom
Dip Yoga Teacher (IYTA)
Svastha Yoga of Krishnamacharya: Therapy Program - Yoga Psychology for Wellbeing, Stress, Anxiety Certified

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Amazing Race at Washbourn Gardens - Free Community Event (Tuesday 25th January 2022)

Washbourn Gardens is so serene that you’d easily think it were miles away. Curtained by pine and oak trees, the gardens are a perfect spot for an amazing race adventure. Enjoy the beautiful park in full bloom. A great event for all ages, perfect for families and groups.

These events will be run according to all government requirements for events. All of those over the age of 12 years & 3 months will be required to show their current vaccine passport on arrival and scan in via the covid tracer app or manual sign in sheet provided.

For more information, event updates and changes please visit

https://www.facebook.com/ParksProgramme

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New Year Yoga Workshop with Sue Ransom (Saturday 29th January 2022)

Join me for this New Year Yoga Workshop in a beautiful studio on the outskirts of Richmond for an uplifting start to your yoga practice this year.

You'll enjoy a cooling, calming practice session, outside in the established gardens weather permitting. The practice will be based around gratitude for the things we have, and setting intentions for the year to come.

For more information and to book a place please contact me.

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Sue Ransom
Dip Yoga Teacher (IYTA)
Svastha Yoga of Krishnamacharya: Therapy Program - Yoga Psychology for Wellbeing, Stress, Anxiety Certified

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Richmond Library: Good Crafternoon (Wednesday 2nd February-Wednesday 14th December 2022)

Take this great opportunity to start, finish or work on your almost-started, half-finished, barely-begun craft project in the company of other crafters.

You'll:
> Make headway on your project
> Met new people
> Pick up new skills
> Have fun

Join us in the Constance Barnicoat room at Richmond Library for some enjoyable crafting.

All you need to bring is your craft project.

Free.

My Vaccine Pass required.

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Morning Relaxing Yoga with Sue Ransom (Thursday 3rd February-Thursday 10th March 2022)

This new block of sessions will be a beautifully calming combination of movement and breathing, and then deliciously extended relaxation time.

In these morning sessions, you'll move through postures coordinating your breath with mindful awareness. Then there'll be time for you to invite a deep sense of relaxation into your body and mind in comfortably supported postures using bolsters, blocks and blankets (provided), allowing your body and mind to rest deeply.

Enjoy:

- Being warmly welcomed whether you're new to yoga or have been practicing for a while
- Small and friendly classes
- A beautiful private studio practice space with time spent in the surrounding established gardens when possible these summer days

These sessions are a lovely way to self-nurture and are also ideal for stress management. A beautiful way to take care of yourself, and soothing in these uncertain times.

For more information or to book a place please contact me - I would love to share yoga's many benefits and gentle power with you :)

Sue Ransom
Dip Yoga Teacher (IYTA)
Svastha Yoga of Krishnamacharya: Therapy Program - Yoga Psychology for Wellbeing, Stress, Anxiety Certified

Facebook: Sue Ransom Yoga

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L'horizon chimérique (Friday 4th February 2022)

Angus and Anna Simmons will be joined by David Kelly and Luca Manghi, who have delighted Motueka audiences a number of times in recent years. They will present a programme of music for voice, piano and flute by Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Poulenc, Chausson and others in what is set to be a beautifully intimate evening in the charming Chanel Arts Centre.

Angus and Anna Simmons have returned to New Zealand from Italy where they have been studying with their teacher. In 2019 and 2020 they were Studio Artists with New Zealand Opera and have performed regularly around the country in recitals, operas and concerts. David Kelly is Principal Repetiteur for New Zealand Opera and performs regularly with the Auckland Philharmonia and Auckland Chamber Orchestras. Dr. Luca Manghi is Principal Flute of the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Chamber Orchestra, Bach Musica NZ, and appears frequently with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Together, David and Luca perform as part of the Donizetti Trio which has performed concerts in Motueka as part of Chamber Music New Zealand tours.

Limited door sales available. My Vaccine Passes mandatory.

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Higgins Heritage Park - Steam-Up & Open Day (Sunday 6th February 2022)

A Family Friendly Day Out - A great place to go and spend the day.

Steam up action, various rides & displays of heritage vehicles & machinery. An ideal place for a picnic along with enjoying an appreciation of yesteryear transport, forestry, farming machinery, equipment & rural life.

Working museums of heritage and living history activities of our forefathers:
- G & HO gauge model railways
-Bush railway jigger rides around the park perimeter
-Vintage small engines, machinery & tractors
-The Rural Life Museum
-Historic Transport Museum vintage trucks & associated vehicles
-Pigeon Valley Steam Machinery Museum of steam engines & steam machinery
-Rover Car Club with its headquarters in an old garage with vintage petrol pumps.
-Army Group Centre with living history displays & equipment
-The Ray Win Collection of Jowett vehicles & speedway bikes
-The Harry Holmwood Memorial Museum
-A Working sawmill, Vintage Chainsaw & early logging collection & the Golden Downs Forestry Hut

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Richmond Library: Movie Night - The Last of The Mohicans (Tuesday 8th February 2022)

Join us for a screening of the 1936 version of The Last of The Mohicans.

During the brutal French and Indian War, the legendary scout Hawkeye is prevailed upon to escort Major Duncan Heyward, and the two daughters of Colonel Munro to safety through enemy lines. Hawkeye is assisted by his Indian friend Chingachgook, and Uncas, Chingachgook's son; the last survivors of the Mohican tribe.

There follows romance, battles and other assorted adventures.

Contact Richmond Library to book your spot, phone 543 8500.

Free.

My Vaccine Pass required.

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Sharland Cycles 5k fun run & walk series (Wednesday 9th February 2022)

Based at Club Waimea in Richmond.

A series of 5k events for runners and walkers.
Wednesday evenings, starts 3rd Nov thru 22nd Dec, then restarts 19th Feb thru 30th March.

Event registration from 5:30pm and safety briefing 6pm outside Club Waimea.

Walkers will start after briefing and all Runners start 10mins later.

A different course each week, on footpaths and trails, with some road crossings.

$3 entry (free for school kids and youth students)

Spot prizes every week & a series major prize.

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Richmond Library: English Conversation Group (Friday 11th February-Friday 16th December 2022)

Are you a migrant or refugee? Would you like to improve your English? Come to our friendly English conversation group for ESOL speakers in the Constance Barnicoat room at Richmond Library.

You will:

> Practice your English

> Meet new people

> Have fun

> Learn something new

It’s free and all ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) are welcome.

My Vaccine Pass is required.

Free.

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Richmond Library: Handmade City Workshops (Saturday 12th February-Saturday 26th March 2022)

Friends, families, kids and adults – come along to Richmond Library to create a building from cardboard for our Handmade City.

Inspired by the work of artists Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, we encourage you to imagine buildings to sleep, eat, play and work in. What do they need? What do they look like? How big are they? Or how small? Do they have turrets, verandahs, windows, drawbridges, ladders, staircases, roof tiles, chimneys or some other construction of your own invention? Release your imagination and help us to create the city of our dreams.

All materials will be provided. Free. There is room for 16 people at a time to work on their cardboard buildings in the Constance Barnicoat room at Richmond Library.

Come to one Saturday session, or more – it's up to you.

These are self-guided workshops. Children, please bring an adult to lend a hand.

Participants age 12+ will need to bring their My Vaccine Pass to attend.

If you don’t have a My Vaccine Pass, you’re welcome to create your cardboard building at home and bring it along to the library by the end of March and we’ll add it to the Handmade City.

Our Handmade City will be displayed in all its glory at Richmond Library throughout April.

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Sharland Cycles 5k fun run & walk series (Wednesday 16th February 2022)

Based at Club Waimea in Richmond.

A series of 5k events for runners and walkers.
Wednesday evenings, starts 3rd Nov thru 22nd Dec, then restarts 19th Feb thru 30th March.

Event registration from 5:30pm and safety briefing 6pm outside Club Waimea.

Walkers will start after briefing and all Runners start 10mins later.

A different course each week, on footpaths and trails, with some road crossings.

$3 entry (free for school kids and youth students)

Spot prizes every week & a series major prize.

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Senior Summer Activities: Sing-a-long in the Park (Thursday 17th February 2022)

Come along for a fun sing-a-long for older people with a local choir. Organised by Age Concern Nelson Tasman with support from from the TDC and NCC. It provides an opportunity for older people to try new activities in the regions parks and reserves.
No registration is required. Simply turn up on the day and enjoy!

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Te Puna Wai o Huriawa (Friday 18th-Sunday 20th February 2022)

Māori are the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa, navigators that whakapapa through Te Moana Nui A Kiwa, the great Pacific Ocean. Our ancestors circumnavigated and traded throughout the vast island nations of the Pacific for thousands of years and are masters in the fields of Astrophysics, Astronomy, Celestial Navigation, Ceremony and Oratory among others.

This 3-day gathering explores the wisdom of Tohunga - experts in the fields of Indigenous arts, science, astronomy, ecology, healing and story-telling. A progressive kete of mātauranga with micro wānanga presenting on the intersecting modalities of Māori Astronomy, Maramataka, Romiromi, Rongoā Māori, Taonga Puoro, Tangihanga and Pūrakau.

Te Puna Wai o Huriawa is inspired by the turning waters of Wai Koropupū and marks a great time of reclaiming indigenous wisdom. It is a bridge for all people and nations to unite under the korowai of Wai Koropupū, the healing waters of Te Tau Ihu. Join us for a gathering that honours tūpuna knowledge and the magnificence of our ancestors.

Nau mai haere mai ki Te Puna Wai o Huriawa - Healers Gathering 2022

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Wild Basket Making Workshop (Saturday 19th-Sunday 20th February 2022)

Wild Basket Making two day workshop - Contemporary - Sculptural - Traditional tutored by Anita Peters. Commencing with the fundamentals of basic basket construction before exploring the exciting challenges of incorporating ‘found and foraged' materials gathered from the local environment to create sculpted baskets of every shape and form. Cane and willow are available to make a traditional basket if preferred.

This workshop is held at the glorious location of the Historic Fairholme Gallery and homestead in East Takaka, Golden Bay. On-site accommodation is available in the homestead or campervan parking in the meadow, email info@nztextileexperiences for information.

The option of attending just Day two is available for those with prior basket making experience, email for further information.

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Rainbow Rogaine (Sunday 20th February 2022)

The activity is people running and hiking in daylight hours in the Rainbow Ski Area boundary. Set in the alpine basins that surround Rainbow Ski Area, Nelson Lakes region, we have planned a 3-hour course that will encapsulate what is unique and special in the area. Having the ability to drive to 1550-metres above sea level and begin the event there is exceptionally unique for a rogaine of this length.
Rogaining is a cross-country navigation event where teams of 2 - 5 people visit as many checkpoints as they choose in the 3-hours. The checkpoints are free-choice and have different point values so strategy and route selection becomes a vital component. A form of orienteering, it combines tramping, navigation, competition, and strategy. The event caters for all levels of fitness and enthusiasm - but keep in mind this event is in the mountains, using only a map and compass, it’s a bit like a tramping treasure-hunt.

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Higgins Heritage Park - Open Day (Sunday 20th February 2022)

Member Sheds Open Day - come and enjoy a picnic on the Village Green, Jigger rides operating

Family Friendly Day Out - A great place to go and spend the day.
Higgins Heritage Park is a family of working museums of heritage / museum and living history activities of our forefathers including:
-Bush railway jigger rides around the park perimeter
-Vintage small engines, machinery & tractors
-The Rural Life Museum
-Historic Transport Museum with vintage trucks & associated vehicles
-Pigeon Valley Steam Machinery Museum of steam engines & steam machinery
-Rover Car Club with its headquarters in an old garage with vintage petrol pumps.
-Army Group Centre who provide living history displays & equipment
-The Ray Win Collection of Jowett vehicles & speedway bikes
-The Harry Holmwood Memorial Museum
-A Working sawmill, Vintage Chainsaw & early logging collection & the Golden Downs Forestry Hut
- G & HO gauge Model railways

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