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Nelson Railway
At the Nelson Railway the Railcar is now running daily during the school holidays. We operate between 11am & 4pm, weather permitting.

Adults $5 Children $3. Come and see us at the station in Founders park.

HerStroy: A celebration of local women
To commemorate the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand, Tasman Libraries are bringing together materials that document and celebrate the lives of local women.

We’re really interested to see how local women’s experiences at home and at work, in education, the arts, sports and recreation have changed over time.

If you have original photos, letters, documents or other unique items that show what life was like for women in Tasman or Nelson between 1893 and 1993, and you’re happy to let us copy and publish them on the Kete Tasman website, please let us know. We won’t keep the original photos and other items, but will scan or photograph them and publish the copies online.

8th July Renew you – Clothes and Accessory Swap

Join us for a fundraiser for Look Good Feel Better and Nelson Tasman Hospice. This clothes swap and fundraiser is on Sunday 8th July from 2 – 4pm at Nick Smith’s rooms, 544 Waimea Road, tickets required and are $25 each from EventBrite or Contact Laura on 027 218 5632 or Lynn on 022 411 4727

13th July -Friday the 13th Quiz Night!

Grab a group of friends, dress up and come along to a Friday the 13th themed Quiz Night to help the Nayland College Choir Students fundraise for the amazing opportunity of travelling to Melbourne, Australia to take part in the Victorian Music Festival!
There will be incredible prizes, raffles and live entertainment, with drink and food available for purchase on the night.

Tickets are $10 each, teams of 8. Tables are selling fast! To book your tickets contact Sophie Hampson on 0273226742 or check out their event page on Facebook - Nayland College Music Tour Quiz Night. Prizes for the spookiest costumes! At the Nayland College Hall on the 13th of July from 7 pm -10 pm
Be there for a chance to win some awesome prizes and have some spooky fun!

14th /15th July Orphanage Stream Community Planting

Bring your family, your gumboots, warm clothes and your favourite spade if you have one. The trees and bushes we plant will improve the stream's water quality and provide habitats for native species. from 9:00am both days until the plants are planted. For more info Contact Leigh on 03 546 0299 or

15th July Mapua Makers Market

This event is a contemporary craft fair featuring unique and affordable handcrafted items from 10am – 3pm in the Mapua Community Hall.

We have a wide variety of stalls featuring local craftspeople, many of whom did not sell elsewhere. There is something for everyone at this unique market.

 Come along and check out the amazing products, as well as the usual variety of crafted items we there will be a smattering of Epicurean stalls featuring locally made gourmet food items. There will truly be something for everyone!

Spend the day in Mapua and grab a coffee from Java Hut to enjoy while you are browsing the market and then go for lunch at the Sprig & Fern or Village Bakery.

16th July Broadgreen Historic House Winter Open Day

Winter Open Day, Come along and have a go at winter themed colonial games and activities. Earn your bread and butter, dress up in old fashioned clothes, make a quill pen and more.

Starting from 11am -3pm on Monday 16 July and this is a free event, no bookings required.

At Broadgreen Historic House 276 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson. For more information contact

27th July Create to Celebrate (Entries close)

This year the Motueka Arts Council Inc. wants to show all the ways you celebrate, with “Create to Celebrate”. Entries are open for the 2018 competition and exhibition, with no entry fee and all entries received will be displayed. Entry forms available from: or at Potters Patch, High Street, Motueka Cushla’s Village Fabrics, Mapua Cruella’s Natural Fibre Boutique. Entries will be displayed Friday 17th/ 18th Aug at the Motueka Memorial Hall.  

28th July Support of Empire Dance Youth Trust Quiz Evening

Empire Dance Youth Trust has been set up to help our talented local dancers to pursue their dream of becoming professional dancers.  In October this year our team of 19 dancers are hoping to attend an international dance competition and workshops on the Sunshine Coast in Australia.  All dancers are aged between 10 and 18 years old and will gain valuable knowledge and experience by attending.   The young people are all currently training hard (approximately 28 hours per week) as well as fundraising hard to help cover the cost of attending. Hampden Street School, on the 28th July from 7pm this is a quiz night with live auctions, raffles and more.

Tickets - $15 pp includes hot and cold table platters

Bar - cash of eftpos bar sales
Table an team sponsor ship options available, for more info on this email

29th July Henry Ford’s All Ford Birthday Event

Join us for the Sunday 29th July from 10am – 4pm at the Tahuna Beach Holiday Park, for everything Ford, New, Old, Classic and everything in between. All the Fords your heart can take plus food, Raffles spot prizes and more. Gold coin entry

31st July 2018 Theatresports Regional Finals
2018 Theatresports Tasman regional finals - schools entered are;

Waimea College, Nelson Boys College, Nelson Girls College, Golden Bay school, Garin College, and Motueka High, at the Suter, Nelson

Seniors - Tuesday 31st July 7pm

Juniors - 7th August  7pm

Tickets from

Adults $15/ students $12 (door sales cash only)

4th August Race Night
Join us on Saturday 4th August, Colyton Hall, $20 R18 ticket there will be a Cash bar and a yummy Supper provided, 8 hilarious per-recorded races chosen at random with 8 horses in each where you can put on $2 bets!

ALSO you can raise your odds with the option to "name a horse" with ticket purchase to be in to win a $100 prize package if it comes in first

"Fashion in the field" prizes also up for grabs so dress to impress!

First Race is at 7:45, come alone or as a group. Tickets available from The Colyton School Office or for more info check the school website

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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