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Richmond Library: Translocation of Native Birds (Wednesday 7th September 2022)

Do you love the Abel Tasman National Park? Got a thing for native birds? Then join us for a special Conservation Week talk with Bruce and Rosemary Vander Lee from Project Janszoon.

Bruce Vander Lee is the Project Director for Project Janszoon and Rosemary Vander Lee wears two hats - she is Project Janszoon’s Aviculturist and also works for the DOC Motueka Office as the captive coordinator for South Island kākā.

In this fascinating talk, Bruce and Rosemary will be discussing the translocation of native birds into the Abel Tasman National Park.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn about this intriguing topic.

Free. All welcome – but most suitable for adults. Registrations not necessary.


Yoga Nidra Foundations Online Course (Thursday 8th September-Thursday 3rd November 2022)

Welcome to Yoga Nidra Foundations — an 8-week learning experience for anyone who is ready to explore this ancient meditation practice for better sleep, less stress and the release of trauma. This online classroom will dive deep into the history, structure, science and philosophy behind Yoga Nidra, in a way that is accessible to everyone.

Every week for 8 weeks, students of Yoga Nidra Foundations access members-only educational content across a range of engaging formats including written, audio, video and guided home study.

Yoga Nidra Foundations is led by Swami Karma Karuna, founding member and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat, New Zealand, and a dedicated, intuitive yoga teacher and certified yoga therapist with 30 years of experience working with a wide range of people.

For the full course overview and to register go to:


Unconventional Textiles Pre-used and Unusual Two Day Workshops (Saturday 10th-Sunday 11th September 2022)

Contemporary jewellery, small sculptures, or artworks for your wall workshop using Unconventional and Unusual Materials – Learn to be resourceful by managing repurposed and recycled materials to create textile art with an emphasis on exploring techniques that can be also applied to creating light shades, baskets, sculptures, cushions and more, the choices are huge with your outcomes being totally unexpected and surprising.

This practical hands-on workshop is based around Maggy facilitating and challenging you in an environment that is encouraging and stimulating. Maggy will provide technical guidance and share her extensive knowledge of working with a range of unconventional and unusual textile media, fostering experimentation and growth in your personal art-making journey.

Suitable for beginners or for those who bring experience, wishing for an extension to their creative practice in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Two-day weekend workshop

Maggy is an experienced tutor, she has a vast experience with many art and craft techniques. Maggy has exhibited her work nationally and internally including receiving several WOW awards.


Nelson Social Dance Club Ball (Saturday 10th September 2022)

Come and enjoy a lovely evening of dancing and music with Harmony Hunters Band. Theme - A Day at the Races. A full supper provided, plus games and prizes. Tickets available on line, 03 0703 0452097 000 (please add your name to the reference field) or at the next dance. Phone Chris (president) 0211601358.


Rainbow Snow-O (Saturday 10th September 2022)

Kia ora koutou and welcome to the 2022 Rainbow Snow-O

This is the second time this event is being held, the first event was throughly enjoyed by everyone who took part and ever since they have been asking when the next one is. So here we go!

Everyone is welcome to take part in the Snow-O orienteering event at Rainbow Ski Area.
You will need either skis, snowboard or snowshoes, and a lift pass.
Each participant will be issued an event bib, a map and a SI-Card (orienteering memory stick).
The Snow-O is an individual event competing against the clock.
Participants need to visit all controls in numerical order, by navigating to control flags, at each control there will be an electronic box that will record your visit.

All controls can be accessed from the T-bar, with downhill and traversing travel.
The event will take 45-90-minutes.
There will be 3-events to choose from.
T-Bar short course (3 x T-bar lifts, on piste)
T-Bar long course (5 x T-bar lifts, off piste)
Ski-touring / snowshoe (no T-bar)

Saturday September 10th 2022
Registration: 8:30-9:15am, cafe
Briefing: 9:30am, cafe
Start: from 10:00am


Richmond Library: Let’s Get Photographing (Monday 12th September 2022)

Learn how to make the most of your smartphone camera in this free workshop.

Learn how to:

>Take photos

>Share photos with family and friends

>Use your camera for everyday purposes

Note: A smartphone/tablet is essential for this workshop.

IMPORTANT: Workshops will continue under the Traffic Light System through Orange and Green.

Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot, or speak to a library staff member.



Wellby Talking Cafe - Richmond Library (Tuesday 13th September 2022)

Wellby Talking Cafés welcome everyone for a relaxed cuppa and can start your journey to connect with others who enjoy the same things. You can pop in for a quick chat or stay for a longer conversation with friendly people. There is no need to register, just turn up on the day. The Talking Café hosts will warmly welcome you when you arrive.


Richmond Library: Book Launch – Zarrin by David Briggs (Tuesday 13th September 2022)

David Briggs has written a compelling tale of a fight for freedom and safety.

A young Kurdish woman, Zarrin, has brought shame on her family. Fearing for her life, she flees to the border with Turkey, where she finds herself in a refugee camp. There, Elend, is born. Escaping the camp, Zarrin and Elend head for Europe, hoping to find refuge there. But Zarrin is betrayed over and over as she moves from job to job, living hand to mouth - exploited, unappreciated but, importantly, largely unnoticed. At last Zarrin’s fortunes change and she finds happiness and companionship. However her happiness is crushed when she is outed by one of her friends and finds herself pursued once more.

Come along to the book launch to find out more. Cash book sales available – with author royalties all being donated to Refugee Action (a British charity which benefits refugees).

Free. Bookings not required.