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Thursday 23rd - Saturday 25th August, 7pm (& 1.30pm Saturday) at the Theatre Royal

On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep sleep for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her. Set to the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky, join the dancers as they take us on a dream-like journey through this classic fairy tale, complete with fairies, a magical kingdom and the opulent splendour and costumes we love from Gillian Francis, Nelson Academy of Dance.

Adults $22, Seniors $18, Under 19 $15, Family of four $70 (plus fees) from:, Theatre Royal Box Office, 03 548 3840 or

Thursday 23rd -Saturday 25th August, 7pm Matinee Sat 2pm at Motueka Memorial Hall 

Back to the 80's is the classic love triangle: cool kids, cheerleaders, nerds and dorks all set in their final year of high school. This musical hits most people with instant nostalgia and more importantly we have high school kids playing high school kids. “Back To The Eighties” features many well-known songs such as to take you back.

Adults $15, Students/Senior Citizens $10
Tickets from ph. 03 528 9050.

Sunday 26th August at Cable Bay Adventure Park (194 Cable Bay Road)

A Country Fair with a difference! Music! Food! Market! Bouncy Castle! Plus incredible mountain biking tracks (some of them brand new for this year!!) Also all the usual fun of pony rides, face painting, car boot sale and market stalls. Heaps of fun for kids and great food and mountain biking for the grown-ups. For more information email

Entry is gold coin donation for the fair only (includes family loop track) and $10 for Mountain Bikers. 

War Stories and Feminist Fables’
Tuesday 4th September, at Founders Granary 7.30pm

War Stories and Feminist Fables is a series of 6 minute talks from local women who can share stories from thier lives in a mans world, in support of Nelson Women's Centre. Each of the speakers will draw from their on own experience to help and impower women. Speakers include Ali Boswijk, Victoria Guild, Pania Lee, Jacquetta Bell, Teresa O’Connor, Tanea Collier, Jan Arnold and Kaye McNabb; the MC is Annette Milligan and there will also be a song or two about women's courage from Jacquie Walters.

Tickets are $25 ncludes a glass of wine. Eveyone is welcome – including men, tickets are on sale from the Women’s Centre at 44 Trafalgar St and on

Beyond Breakfast
Saturday 18th September, at The Headingly Centre, Lower Queen St, Richmond

All the fun of a Kitchen Chat Show … with tastings! Join the festivities from 10 - 11.30am to learn 7 new and unusual, but completely do-able, ideas from the kitchen,

Including sour dough bread, over-night cheese, and laundry liquid! Fundraiser for Tearfund’s Indian Partner, Saahasee:  supporting women’s self-help groups in slum communities near Mumbai. (Suggested donation of $20)

Limited tickets available, contact Sandra Johnson / 544 9479 / 027 766 0347

Sunrise Walk For Wellbeing
Saturday 6th October, Starting 6am Nelson Golf Club Car Park

The walk is part of Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 October 2018). The family event will take people on a 6km loop around the Nelson airport, starting at 6.00am in the dark and finishing with the sunrise. The start and finish will be at the Nelson Golf Club carpark, followed by a light snack, live music and a guest speaker. The event will be free of charge and any donations made will be forwarded to Supporting Families in Mental Illness Nelson. Wear something yellow and bring a torch. Sorry no dogs or bikes.

Register on facebook: Sunrise Walk For Wellbeing


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

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

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 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

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

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.

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 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 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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