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Nelson Railway
At the Nelson Railway the Railcar will be running daily during the school holidays, weather permitting, except for Sunday 22nd April when the train will operate. Fares are $5 for Adults $3 for Children. We would be happy to see you at the station in Founders Park.

23rd April Lego Club
Join our Lego club and make amazing Lego creations with local experts, Monday 23rd from 3.30pm at Motueka public Library. The monthly Lego club might have a theme, or there could be free building, and experts will share models and any Lego news. Then, while you're at the library, discover our Lego books and magazines! Suitable for children 7 years and up. Participants can share Lego models from home, and then these are safely put away until you they go home. For more info contact The Lego is kindly supplied by the Christchurch Lego User Group.

25th April ANZAC Memorial Display
ANZAC Day at St. Peters Anglican Church Hall in Atawhai 746 Atawhai Dr. 10am-3pm it is FREE entry and there will be a sausage sizzle for $2.

There will be model scenes from WWI, A pacific scene from WWII, along with a scene from a Northern France town named Cain and one of the North African battle, plus memorabilia from both the wars.

Jeff spends many of his non working hours in his mancave building scenery, buildings, canons, tanks and painting miniature army men. Plus he also collects war memorabilia from both the first and 2nd world wars. This year we have acquired a hand grenade ( obviously a dead one!) a WWII gas mask and some uniforms, a genuine Nazi war medal and a whole lot of other interesting things. I have added a couple of pictures of some of the models.

It is about educating people and keeping the memory about what happened alive.

27th April Motueka Library: Autumn Poetry
Join us in celebrating Autumn poetry in a relaxed on Friday 27th from 2pm, friendly atmosphere. Share your own poem or a favourite poem containing an Autumnal theme. Discover many poetry books, share your own poem or a favourite poem, or just listen and enjoy. Light refreshments provided. All welcome and best of all it is free. For futher information Phone Ph. 03 528 1047

28th April Open Day at SeniorNet Nelson
SeniorNet Nelson is where people over 50 learn about computers, smartphones, tablets etc.

Come and meet us and find out what fun you can have learning at your own pace from people your own age. Beginners are especially welcome - we have all been there and understand. We have classes and Groups for people at all levels.
Bring a friend and come and talk to us - you will be so glad you did! Have a look around our Learning Centre and have a nice (free) cup of tea with our friendly volunteers. Ask us anything...

Open 10am to 3pm on Saturday 28th April at the SeniorNet Nelson Hall in Pioneer Park, 11 Hastings Street, Nelson. Almost opposite Spotlight.

28th April Nelson Dance Along
Nelson Dance Along, Saturday 28th Aril 2018,Richmond Town Hall, 7.30pm to 11pm,Music by Warren Fenemor,$6pp Plate for Supper, Everyone Welcome. For more information please cotact Rosalie Winter (03)538-0133

Until 28th April Library Jungle Safari Scavenger Hunt
Are you ready for a wild and wacky jungle safari?
Find the ten jungle animals hidden around the library, answer the questions and go into the lucky draw. Visit any of our fabulous libraries (in Murchison, Motueka, Richmond and Takaka) to collect your entry form. Complete the challenge and go in to the lucky prize draw. For 5-12 year olds, one entry per child, read, explore and discover when you visit your library these holidays.

29th April French Cooking Class
Welcome to the 2nd session of South France specialties. This time, we will cook the unavoidable "Fougasse", a bread dough poked through with olives, bacon, onions, olive oil and herbs, baked with cheese. Everyone is welcome to this hands-on cooking workshop - but be quick. Limited Places! For more info and registrations:

Class is from 10am and is $40 Per Person

29th April Rescue Helicopter Open Day
The annual open day of one of the region’s most vital rescue tools is happening again this Sunday from 11am – 3pm. Come down to Nelson Airport and support the Nelson Marlborough Rescue helicopter with gold coin entry, there will be a winch demo, Dress up competition for the kids under 10 and helicopter rides for just $70. For more info head to

3rd May Discover Miso
Mie Maeda, co-owner of Urban Hippie in Nelson, will be delivering a talk on miso, a delicious traditional Japanese fermented food, at Richmond Library. Miso is a fermented, unpasteurised soybean paste packed with protein, beneficial micro-organisms and amino acids which adds flavour and depth to soups, stews and marinades. Mie will be talking about miso, as well as the history of Japanese fermented food and the health benefits of miso.

Join Mie Maeda from Urban Hippie at Richmond Library from 12.00pm-1.00pm on Thursday 3 May. Koha appreciated.

3rd May Takaka Library Joy Cowley - The Healing Power of Language
We are absolutely delighted to welcome celebrated New Zealand author Joy Cowley to be part of Takaka Library's 10th anniversary celebrations from 7-8pm on Thursday May 3rd. Joy Cowley is a widely published, award-winning writer of fiction for adults and children. Particularly well known for her picture books and readers or children, it is Joy's skill as a writer of everyday life and her ability to draw children in through her wonderful storytelling skills that have made her an important force in the creation of young readers in many countries. Joy will be delivering an adult-focused talk on the healing power of language.

Join us for a drink and nibbles after Joy's talk at this free event

10th May Drug and Alcohol Educational Workshop
Silas House will be hosting day and night classes for ten weeks, beginning in the first weeks of May.

Day Classes: Every Thursday 10-11:30am Beginning the 3rd of May - Gold Coin Donation per session

Night Classes: Every Thursday 6:30-8:00pm Beginning on the 10th of May - $10 per session

They are located at 101 Hardy Street, Entry via Montgomery Square next to Rebel Sports.

29th May Adults get Arty – 3D Sculpture

Artist and experienced art teacher Larisse Hall is excited about running the courses, the course is all about working in three dimensions with recycled materials and LED lights. The finished sculptures may be included in Light Nelson 2018. It’s going to be awesome fun! 3D sculpture for Light Nelson's Tea Party, 9.30am-12.00pm, Tuesdays from 29 May-26 June

Constance Barnicoat Room, Richmond Library, $125 cost, To find out more about the adult art classes at Richmond Library, and to book your spot, phone 03 543 8500.


Our 2 Op Shops are very keen to get some new volunteers. We are looking for people who have 3-4 hours available a week. Variety of roles available, retail, sorting and assisting with pickups. Please call Nelson 5481519 or Richmond 5445751 or the centre 5477171.

We are seeking outgoing volunteers to meet, greet and share the Brook Sanctuary story with visitors to the Visitor Centre. Shifts are 10:30am -1:30pm & 1:30pm- 4:30pm – seven days during summer and weekends for the rest of the year. Full training provided.  Join and be part of a great Nelson conservation initiative.

Contact – / 03 546 2422
Venue- The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary, 651 Brook St, The Brook, Nelson 7010

At any moment our lives can be rocked by disaster, which will forever change what we know. Luckily there are groups like ShelterBox out there who are dedicated to helping people in the biggest time of need by providing the essentials and more straight to the people in the midst of disaster. To learn more head to

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Enliven Positive Ageing Service
Could you volunteer to help a few hours one day a week? Enliven Positive Ageing Services are based in Stoke and provide social and activity programmes for older people.  Our volunteers enjoy having a chat, serving refreshments, helping with activities or with seat belts on the van. If you want to give to your community, please phone Trish 5479350

Riding for the Disabled 
Can you spare an hour or two during the week? The Richmond Riding for the Disabled Group are currently seeking volunteers, to work with our horses and children in our beautiful grounds in Champion Road. Full training will be given and previous experience with horses is not necessary. RDA provides a positive and enjoyable learning experience for the children in our community and is very rewarding for our volunteers. Please phone 544 8960 for further information.

Nelson Tasman Hospice
Nelson Tasman Hospice desperately need volunteers in their Hospice Shop in Nelson City. They have two shops located in Bridge Street, one selling furniture and the other selling clothing, bric a brac, household goods etc.

All money is raised for the Nelson Tasman Hospice so every cent raised stays within our community. Open hours are Monday to Friday 9.30 - 4.30, Saturday 9.30 – 3.00 and Sunday 10 – 2.00

Absolutely no experience is needed, just a willingness to learn and a small commitment of time. They have a fabulous manager (dynamic Dianne!) who can’t wait to welcome new volunteers to the team!

Anyone interested can call Rebecca Colley- Head of volunteer services on 5463912 or email

Every Friday - Plant Care Fridays
Share an hour every fortnight, just before sunset to care for the riverbank plants. We carry out weeding, mulching and releasing plants after flood events. It is a relaxing and gentle way to end the week connecting with community and helping our river bank forest thrive. For more information on dates and location Contact Ami on 03 5488467 or visit

Every Thursday nightIsle Park Twlight Market 
The Isel Twilight market reopens this Thursday at Isel Park from 4.30pm till dark and is on every Thursday evening. The Twilight market will finish in at the end of April 2018 for the season.

Nelson’s Kai/Food Rescue project Ecoland
Do you have any surplus citrus fruit in your garden?  If yes, please drop it into Ecoland between 9 and 5.3 Monday – Friday and 9 and 1pm on Saturdays. All the produce is distributed to many community organizations who then pass it onto adults/families who will benefit from this assistance. We are located at 31 Vanguard St Nelson. For more information feel free to call (03) 545 9176 Thank you, we really appreciate your contributions.

Brook Sacntuary
Nelson Locals are invited to come and see the Brook Sanctuary from a different angle. This will be a fantastic way to see bits of the Brook Sanctuary, which are off limits to the public, and get involved! You will get to meet staff and volunteers and learn how the fence works and experience the amazing terrain and bush.

After a guided walk along a section of our brand-new pest proof fence we will gather for a cup of tea in the bush and learn about the vital work our volunteers carry out to maintain and check our fence.
You will need to have a good level of fitness and be up for a gentle walk on some of our tricky terrain. Wear sturdy boots or shoes and bring some water and a rain coat (just in case).
Our volunteer fence checkers normally walk on a Tuesday and over the weekend, with flexible times and start points. No commitment or experience necessary.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, or even if you just want to see what is going on up at the Brook, Come Along!
To join the event or for more information; contact Kat or call 035462422

Fifeshire Foundation
Fifeshire Foundation is a local charity in the Nelson Tasman area that assists individuals and families in hardship or domestic crisis. The Trust is looking for Trustees to join the current Board. 

We’re looking for individuals who have strong networks in our Nelson Tasman community and who are keen to contribute to the Foundation. Maybe you have experience in communications and marketing, or fundraising, or a legal background? You will need to have some governance experience and be aware of kaupapa when dealing with local whanau as we are a strong believer in tikanga Maori. For more information or to apply please email or contact the Fifeshire Foundation

St John Community Shop
St John is opening a Community Shop in Nelson city and is looking for volunteers to assist with the set up and day to day running of the shop. The shop will provide quality second goods for sale with all proceeds from the shop supporting St John services in the Nelson area. Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of tasks including sorting and cleaning of goods, customer service and helping with deliveries. For further information please contact Sarah McCabe at St John Nelson. Phone 546 9445 (option 2).

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