More FM Community Notices


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Nelson Railway 
Nelson Railway at Founders Park will have the Railcar running on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August, between 11am and 4pm, with the weather permitting.
Adults rides are $6 and children rides are $4 with kids under 3 years being free.
Come and join them at the station this weekend!

Pont Party for Horses
Due to rain last Saturday the Pony Party for horses at Richmond RDA has been postponed to this Saturday the 17th August from 11am to 2pm.
Come on down and enjoy pony rides, lots of activities and games with horse demonstrations in the arena.
Coffee and cakes and BBQ hamburgers and sausages for lunch.
Also raffles and a silent auction.
A great fun day!

Four Lanes Festival
Surprise & delight awaits at the Four Lanes Festival on Saturday the 31st of August!
Come and enjoy global food stalls, street performers, hot air balloons, live music and dj’s, latin dance fusion circus, ferris wheel, and so much more!
It’s free entry and to download a map and find our more visit

Casino Evening
The Nelson College PTA brings you a Casino Evening!
Being held at the Nelson College staff room on the 30th of August from 7pm-10:30.
Tickets are $45 and available for purchase at
Work your way up to the winners table for the grand finale and prizes!
Beginners, experts and anyone in between are welcome.
The event will be fundraising for a Scholarship Initiative to send boys to the Spirit New Zealand.

Daylight Savings Ride
The Daylight Savings Ride is being held on the 28th of September.
Entry is $20 with all proceeds going to the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.
Bikers are to assemble at 10am at the Nelson Airport.
There’ll be lucky number prizes up for grabs on the day.

Red Cross Refugee Support Volunteer Training
Would you like to support a former refugee family from Myanmar or Colombia as they make a new life here in Nelson?  
Learn their culture, make new friends, and make a difference. The next Red Cross Refugee Support Volunteer training course starts 7th September.  
For more information contact  or call 546-5012

Nelson North Lions Club
If you have spare time and are wanting to be more involved in your community then the Nelson North Lions Club could be for you!
Nelson North Lions Club are welcoming new members to join their small established group that are passionate about providing voluntary services through community involvement. 
If you are interested and would like to find out more or come along to one of their meetings then call or email John Rodger on 0276749333 or

Mental Health Awareness Week registrations open
Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is September 23-29. 
The theme is: Explore your way to wellbeing – Whāia te ara hauora, Whāia te ara oranga, Whitiora.
MHAW is an opportunity to take the time to notice the experiences, actions, relationships, and surroundings that make you feel good at work – and prioritise them! Register now to get updates on free workplace resources, activities and challenges!

Kaikoura Adventure Race
The Kaikoura Adventure race is a joint fundraiser for Kaikoura High School and adventure race groups happening on the 26th-27th October 2019. 
A traditional team adventure race with 3, 6 & 12 hour course lengths on offer.  
Teams race together to overcome challenges using multiple disciplines including trekking, mountain biking, kayaking and navigating.  
For entries and more information go to or check out the Facebook page Kaikōura Adventure Race

Borlase Trial Ride
The Borlase Trial Ride is on at the Borlase Forest on Sunday the 18th of August.
There'll be hot and cold food and drinks available on the day.
There's a Family fun loop and A grade sections.
It's $50 per rider and a maximum of $100 per family from the same address.
All funds go towards the Richmond Scouts to get to Jamboree.
Address: Old School Road, off SH6 just south of the Kohatu Bridge, Tapawera.
Timing: Sing in is 8:30am to 9:30am and the track closes at 3pm.