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Richmond Library: Let’s Buy And Sell on TradeMe (Tuesday 30th November 2021)

Learn how to buy and sell goods using TradeMe in this free workshop.

Learn how to:

>Create a TradeMe account

>Browse TradeMe to locate items of interest for sale

>Save auction lists to your watchlist

>Send questions to sellers

>Reserve prices and auto-bidding

To complete this class you must have a current email account. Remember to bring your email address, email password and cellphone (to access your email account).

IMPORTANT: This workshop will be held at Level 2 by following strict Covid protocols. Your own mask is to be worn during the workshop and 2 metre physical distancing is required.

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

Free.

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Fascinating Rhythm Concert (Wednesday 1st December 2021)

Come and hear the great sound of the Nelson Male Voice Choir under the baton of Nigel Weeks QSM.
The choir will be accompanied by the Motueka local Louis Lucas-Perry on the keyboard.

We will be singing some new male voice choir arrangements plus some well-loved favourites and maybe a few Christmas numbers.

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Sharland Cycles 5k Fun Run & Walk Series (Wednesday 1st December 2021)

Sharland Cycles 5k Fun Run & Walk Series

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 9th Feb thru 30th March.

Event registration from 5:20pm to 6pm in the car park at the side of Club Waimea, look out for the Waimea Harriers flag.

Safety briefing at 6:05pm at Club Waimea, followed immediately by the Walkers start and then all Runners 10 minutes later.
A different course each week, on pavements and trails.

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

Spot prizes every week afterwards in Club Waimea & a series major prize of a pair of Hoka shoes.

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Christmas Pottering About pop-up studio! (Thursday 2nd December 2021)

Create your personalised Christmas presents at our 2 pop-up pottery dates! Nelson's favourite paint your own pottery will be popping at the Richmond Town Hall.
2 dates only! the 2nd and the 9th of December.
These will be your only chances to create your unique and personalised ceramics for your loved ones Christmas presents.
Prices start at $12 upwards - figurines, plates, bowls, mugs, jugs, plus the famous clay baby hand and footprints and all the paints, stencils, sponges, ideas and help to make your paint your creation.
BOOKINGS ARE A MUST!!!! So please directly message us, or text Rachel on 0220975995.
We look forward to seeing you soon, spread the word, share amongst your friends.
Covid restrictions - Scanning in is mandatory, masks must be worn apart from when seated.

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Motueka's NBS Starlight Christmas Parade (Friday 3rd December 2021)

A local famous event for the whole family. Street entertainment, music, face painting, Ferris Wheel, food stalls along with a magical street parade with floats from local schools, community groups, businesses and friends & family. This event is very much looked forward to and creates a vibrant atmosphere where Motueka truly comes alive!

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CANCELLED. Summer Music Festival (Friday 3rd December 2021)

Note! This event has been cancelled.
The Waimea Youth Council is inviting you to enjoy a relaxing afternoon with our talented young solo singers and bands.
Everyone welcome.

If you would like to perform at the concert please contact Yulia.

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Country Christmas Market (Saturday 4th December 2021)

Join us in the beautiful Moutere Hills for a day of Christmas shopping while supporting our local artisans and crafts people. With a huge range of stalls there will be something for everyone!
Bar open, food carts, entertainment and more!

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Backyard games (Sunday 5th December 2021)

Bring the family down for a game of cricket, play some giant games, fly a kite and enjoy in some other sports activities.
Free family event backing onto the Sunday market.

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Higgins Heritage Park - Steam-Up & Open Day (Sunday 5th December 2021)

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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Sharland Cycles 5k fun run & walk series (Wednesday 8th December 2021)

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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Christmas Pottering About pop-up studio! (Thursday 9th December 2021)

Create your personalised Christmas presents at our 2 pop-up pottery dates! Nelson's favourite paint your own pottery will be popping at the Richmond Town Hall.
2 dates only! the 2nd and the 9th of December.
These will be your only chances to create your unique and personalised ceramics for your loved ones Christmas presents.
Prices start at $12 upwards - figurines, plates, bowls, mugs, jugs, plus the famous clay baby hand and footprints and all the paints, stencils, sponges, ideas and help to make your paint your creation.
BOOKINGS ARE A MUST!!!! So please directly message us, or text Rachel on 0220975995.
We look forward to seeing you soon, spread the word, share amongst your friends.
Covid restrictions - Scanning in is mandatory, masks must be worn apart from when seated.

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Waste Free Contemporary Christmas Decoration Workshop - creativity using Pre-used and Unusual materials (Saturday 11th-Sunday 12th December 2021)

Celebrate the beauty and joy of Christmas with less rubbish. This workshop has a Christmas focus, creating Contemporary Christmas Decorations from Unconventional Materials – pre-used and unusual. The techniques used can also be applied to making textile art jewellery or small sculptural objects, light shades, baskets, cushions, and more, the choices are huge with your outcomes being totally unexpected and surprising.

Whether you are a complete beginner or bring experience with you Maggy will gently guide you through her processes to manage repurposed materials to create innovative fibre and art textile works that are meaningful to you.

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Nelson City Santa Parade (Sunday 12th December 2021)

The Nelson City Santa Parade will once again take to the streets of the Nelson CBD to celebrate the festive season.

With over 50 Floats the Nelson Santa Parade is the largest parade in the Top of the South. The Nelson Santa Parade Trust has been busy all year creating several never seen before floats, refreshing the older floats we have come to know and love.

Interested in having a float in the parade to advertise your Business, Community Group or Sports Team. We have a number of trailers availble to community groups to create a float that represents them.

Float Registrations will be open in early October.

We are also always looking for Volunteers to help with the running of the parade, if you are interested in helping then please email alex@nelsonsantaparade.co.nz

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Sharland Cycles 5k Fun Run & Walk Series (Wednesday 15th December 2021)

Sharland Cycles 5k Fun Run & Walk Series

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 9th Feb thru 30th March.

Event registration from 5:20pm to 6pm in the car park at the side of Club Waimea, look out for the Waimea Harriers flag.

Safety briefing at 6:05pm at Club Waimea, followed immediately by the Walkers start and then all Runners 10 minutes later.
A different course each week, on pavements and trails.

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

Spot prizes every week afterwards in Club Waimea & a series major prize of a pair of Hoka shoes.

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Richmond Library: Activity In a Bubble (Thursday 16th December 2021-Thursday 27th January 2022)

Book your bubble into the library to enjoy a fun, hands-on activity of your choice together in safe environment.

Which activity would be most fun for the young people in your bubble?

>Cardboard fort-making with our child-friendly Makedo tools
>Technology fun with our Ozobots, Bluebots and 3Doodler pens
>Mystery box filled with craft items for creative constructions
>LEGO and Little Bits circuitry kit

We’ll set up the equipment for your bubble to enjoy independently for an hour in the Constance Barnicoat Room. Simply bring along your curiosity, playfulness and problem-solving skills.

Choose a sessions from 10.00am-11.00am, 1.00pm-2.00pm or 3.00pm-4.00pm.

Booking is essential as the room is reserved entirely for the bubble of people using it. Your bubble may contain a maximum of ten people, and at least one adult must remain throughout.

Book your spot by phoning Richmond Library 03 543 8500 or by emailing childrensteam@tasman.govt.nz.

Adults must wear a mask while in the library and sign in as usual.

Free.

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Tākaka Library: Activity In a Bubble (Thursday 16th December 2021-Thursday 20th January 2022)

Book your bubble into the library to enjoy a fun, hands-on activity of your choice together in a safe environment.

Choose from sessions from 10.00am-11.00am, 1.00pm-2.00pm or 3.00pm-4.00pm.

Which activity would be most fun for the young people in your bubble?

>Cardboard fort-making with our child-friendly Makedo tools
>Technology fun with our Ozobots, Bluebots and 3Doodler pens
>Mystery box filled with craft items for creative constructions
>LEGO and Little Bits circuitry kit
> Mini escape room for tweens and teens - with popcorn!
> Duplo fun with music for young children.

We’ll set up the equipment for your bubble to enjoy independently for an hour in the WiFi Room. Simply bring along your curiosity, playfulness and problem-solving skills.

Booking is essential as the room is reserved entirely for the bubble of people using it. Your bubble may contain a maximum of six people, and at least one adult must remain throughout.

Book your spot by phoning Tākaka Library 03 525 0059 or when you visit Tākaka Library.

Adults must wear a mask while in the library and sign in as usual.

Free.

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Gypsy Pickers at Kotare, Pohara (Saturday 18th December 2021)

The Gypsy Pickers look forward to entertaining locals and travelers at popular Kotare Sands cafe-bar in Pohara. Everyone welcome!

"Hot rhythms and feel-good music with the power of soul!" The GYPSY PICKERS are a multi-instrument duo, known for their engaging live performances that have kept them busy on the NZ and international touring scene.
These two lively entertainers have a captivating show and an extensive repertoire to suit any event, and their original music has featured regularly on TV, film and radio. The Gypsy Pickers make music to move you and make you move - with rock, popular, reggae, bluegrass, world, latin, jazz, blues, roots, hits and originals - to suit the occasion. For a night of floor-shaking dance music or a quality concert experience, the Gypsy Pickers are known for consistently pleasing crowds of all ages.
Punchy on rhythm and lead guitars, bass grooves, banjo, mandolin, melodica, rich vocals and percussion.

For more music and info visit the Gypsy Pickers website - https://gypsypickers.com
Contact Kotare Sands for more event information - https://www.facebook.com/kotaresands

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Carols by Candlelight at Washbourn Gardens 2021 (Sunday 19th December 2021)

Put your Santa hat on and come with your whānau to celebrate Christmas at Washbourn Gardens. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, dance to the live music, of course, sing your favourite carols with the choir.
6 PM - Live music
8 PM - Carols start
Bring your own candle or buy one at the event. All profit goes to support a charitable cause.

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