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Richmond Library: Introduction to Facebook (Thursday 29th October 2020)

Learn how to create and use a Facebook account at Richmond Library.

Learn about:
· Creating a Facebook account
· Posting to your wall
· Accepting and sending friend requests
· Sending private messages
· Privacy

To complete this class you must have a current email account – don’t forget to bring your email address, email password and cellphone (to access your email account).

Bookings are essential.


To book your spot and to find out more contact Richmond Library 03 543 8500.


Shamanic Vision Quest with Dr John Broomfield (Thursday 29th October-Monday 2nd November 2020)

This is a rare opportunity for shamanic practice with a senior teacher. Exploration of shamanic cultures from around the world will lay the groundwork for our own practice of advanced techniques.

The course is suitable for all levels of experience, including complete beginners.

The wilderness locale of the beautiful Wangapeka Retreat Centre in the foothills of NZ’s Southern Alps, enhances the power of the practice and provides the perfect setting for the two-day solo fasting vision quest which is at the heart of the workshop.

For more info on the venue: https://wangapeka.org

'When shamans ‘journey,’ they are being transported not outwardly around the face of the earth, but inwardly by the pulse of rhythmic sound. Instead of moving their bodies by ordinary physical means, they move into an altered state of consciousness in which they experience realities outside our normal perception'. (Sandra Ingerman)

Cost: $760 (includes single accomodation, all meals and teaching)

Shamanic Vision Quest with Dr John Broomfield is on these dates: 29th October 2020 30th October 2020 31st October 2020 1st November 2020 2nd November 2020

Hip Hop & Jazz Dance on the Street (Thursday 29th October 2020)

Sadly this performance has been CANCELLED due to rain.

Short, sharp, and energetic dance performances by The Tribe Hip Hop and FA Dance Centre. 

Get down to Richmond’s Sundial Square on Thursday 29 October at 5pm and check out short, sharp, and energetic dance performances by The Tribe Hip Hop and FA Dance Centre. Fun, vibrant, and family-friendly!

In case of bad weather check the Nelson Arts Festival website or Facebook page for updates.

For more information, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

Photo credit: AT Photo


Richmond Library: Introduction to Photobooks (Friday 30th October 2020)

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? How about making someone special a photobook?

In this free workshop you will understand how to use the Vistaprint website, learn how to upload photos from your computer, create and customise a photobook ready for printing.

Learn how to:
· Create a photobook using Vistaprint
· Get your photobook ready for printing

You will need to bring a USB stick with stored photos to use during this class. Booking is essential.

To book your spot and find out more about the class contact Richmond Library 03 543 8500.


Textile Collage 1 day Workshop (Friday 30th October 2020)

Art Haven is excited to have talented multimedia artist Sally Reynolds from Mahana leading a one-day workshop designed to explore your creativity and thriftiness. Sally will teach the concept of slow or mindful stitching techniques along with the principles of collage. The workshop is suitable for everyone from experienced textile artists to beginners. As long as you’re happy wielding needle and thread you’ll be ready to collage.

Sally’s practice is based on reusing, recycling and reviving textiles, so you’ll get to dive into her suitcase of scraps! Participants are welcome to bring sentimental pieces of textiles, linen, heirlooms to incorporate into their own piece.

NZ $150pp
Minimum 4 – Maximum 8 people
Includes some materials, morning and afternoon tea and a delicious home cooked lunch

• calico or wool blanket pieces
• embroidery threads/floss
• large suitcase full of fabric scraps

To bring:
• embroidery needle, needs to be sharp and have a large enough eye for embroidery threads
• pins and safety pins
• embroidery threads if you have them
• scissors
• embroidery hoop if you like to use one
• fabric scraps, old linen etc
• embellishments such as buttons, beads


Labretta Suede and The Motel 6 (Friday 30th October 2020)

Hey Boils & Ghouls,

You are in for the treat as these weirdo's have chosen to spend their spiritual holiday of HALLOWEEN with you!

You lucky folk get a special treat as they will be bringing their World Travelled 'Bomp Stompin' Boogie' DJ set to you all before you get spun into a frenzy with
Labretta Suede & The Motel 6!

Doors 8pm -
8pm - Bomp Stompin' Boogie DJ Set
9pm - Priscilla & The Presley's
10pm - Labretta Suede & The Motel 6


Grandiose Cabaret :Halloween (Saturday 31st October 2020)

You loved it last year and it is returning again with a whole new cast!

A cast of Variety and Cabaret performers from around NZ will descend on The Playhouse on October 31st in a halloween haunt fest!

Expect to see a sumptuous spectacular of sequins and feathers, risque raunchy characters .
"What an incredible show!!! So professional and entertaining"

All performers to be announced.

Tickets will be $25 plus booking fee.
Doorsales $35
This show filled up fast last year, so don't delay, secure your tickets now.
Dinner bookings available by calling the venue.


Full Moon Dance Meditation & Cacao Ceremony (Saturday 31st October 2020)

Combining the magic of Pure Grade Ceremonial Cacao, Sacred Intention & Dance as tools to go within, to release & transform the culmination of this cycle at the time of Full Moon.

Renowned for taking her dance floor on a magical & mystical journey and consciously created with the intention of supporting a healing journey. Surya Masala whisks you away on her magic carpet to many lands for a whole body, mind & spiritual experience crossing the boundaries on the dance floor with her unique fusion of styles. An authentic moving meditation balancing the masculine & feminine energies, the inner & outer worlds, the yin & the yang, together with the Ceremonial Cacao getting you out of your mind and dropping into your heart. This is an invitation to go within on the dance floor, to dance through emotions, ways of being & old patterns and release.

Cacao creates a gentle but powerful & beautiful natural elevation & expansion of heart-centred consciousness. A cacao ceremony is a wonderful opportunity to connect within, open your heart and get clarity and guidance on answers you may be ...For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/343129563548977/


Ghosts and Goblins Trick or Treat (Saturday 31st October 2020)

Come on down to Sundial Square in Richmond to collect your map & bag, and trick or treat your way around participating Richmond stores.

Spooktacular Ghost Hunt : Find Richmond's Friendly Ghost and be in to WIN

Dress up in your SPOOKIEST halloween costume, and be up for AWESOME prizes by taking part in the Fancy Dress Parades, one at 11am and one at 12pm.

Free Facepainting

Sundial Square will be decorated with awesome decorations by Waimea College Students

This is a great opportunity to have a safe place where children can get involved in the fun of 'trick or treating' and feel welcome, without caregivers being concerned.

A huge thank you goes to the Tasman District Council for their support of this event through their Community Grants Scheme!


Higgins Heritage Park Open Day (Sunday 1st November 2020)

"Steam-up" with our Traction Engine & trailer rides Member Sheds Open Day and enjoy a picnic on the "Village Green". Bush rail 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
- 2 Model railways


Kids Fishing Competition (Sunday 1st November 2020)

Great opportunity for Mum's, Dad's, Grandparents, family and friends to come along and introduce your children to fishing off the Mapua Wharf. Spot prizes and fun times to be had. Sausage sizzle.


Motueka Rudolf Steiner School Spring Fair 2020 (Sunday 1st November 2020)

You will be mesmerised as you journey through fairyland, conquer the medieval challenge, watch a puppet show in the teepee. Please support our school by taking home beautiful handicraft and felt toys, winning amazing silent-auction items, and savouring delicious international foods, freshly made pizzas, hot hand-cut chips, tantalising home-made baking, and extra tasty ice creams.

You will want to stock up at the market stalls, including second-hand clothes, white-elephant household goods, fresh produce, and more. Little ones will enjoy playing old-fashioned games, making gorgeous crafts to take home, dipping candles, holding guinea pigs, riding ponies, having their faces painted, listening to stories, visiting the Fairy Queen, hunting for treasures, winning prizes, and so much more. Join us for a day of non-stop magic and fun!

Parking is free. Entry is by gold-coin koha to support running Motueka Steiner School. We appreciate your help in striving for a low-waste event, so let’s all do our part!


Brightwater Have Your Say: Environment Plan (Monday 2nd November 2020)

Tasman District Council staff and councillors will be in Brightwater to hear your views about our environmental and development issues and opportunities, and what you think makes our district special. Drop-in anytime between 3:30pm and 7pm to have your say.

At the event you can:

- Give feedback on important topics
- Take part in fun activities
- Meet other locals
- Get info on local opportunities and challenges
- Sign up to take part in future policy development

All ages are welcome to be part of the conversation about how we should protect and restore our environment, build community resilience, and provide for appropriate development of Tasman’s towns, local centres, rural areas, and coastal places.

What we learn from our communities will make a difference to the new Aorere ki uta, Aorere ki tai - Tasman Environment Plan. This will be an important document that will eventually replace current council resource management plans. This event is your opportunity to get involved and shape the future of Tasman as the blueprint for how we grow as a district and use our air, land, and water.

If you’re not able to make it along, visit us online from the 5th of October at www.environmentplan.tasman.govt.nz.


Motueka Library: Art workshop - Tessellations (Monday 2nd November 2020)

Join us for a fun exploration of patterns and how to fit shapes together without gaps.

Local artist, Marian Painter will teach you about the art of Escher and show you how to make your own fascinating designs.

Please bring a pencil, ruler, scissors and coloured pens or pencils if you have any. Materials will be available if you don’t have your own.

Phone 528 1047 to book your spot. Cost: $10.

Image credit: Metamorphosis by MC Escher


Richmond Library: Digital Banking (Monday 2nd November 2020)

Gain knowledge and confidence moving into online banking with this accessible workshop.

This class includes:
· Getting to know banking online
· How to recognise the signs of an online scam and what to do
· How to protect yourself online
· Starting to navigate through an online banking platform
· Registering for online banking with your bank

No personal financial information is required to participate.


Phone 543 8500 or talk to a library staff member to book your spot.


Richmond Library: Law for Lunch – Privacy Act (Tuesday 3rd November 2020)

What are your rights and responsibilities under the new Privacy Act?

The new Privacy Act is coming in to force in December 2020. Do you know how it will affect you?

Find out about your rights and responsibilities under the new Privacy Act with Kaye Lawrence from Nelson Bays Community Law Service.

It is free and everyone is welcome.


Motueka Library: Journey to Joy and a Peaceful Mind (Wednesday 4th November 2020)

Join us for a discussion with Shamaré Guardian about his book “Spirituality 101 to 601 and beyond”.

Shamare’s book focuses on healing the mind and, Shamare says, "leads each person on a set of simple mind lessons to allow changing viewpoints to happen. This is an individual journey leading to joy and a peaceful mind."

Free. All welcome.