More FM Community Notices


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Nelson Railway
The Nelson Railway at Founders Park will be open right through Labour Weekend. 
The Railcar will be running on Saturday and Monday, on demand, from 11am with the weather permitting.
The Train will run on Sunday on the hour from 11am.
Adults - $6
Children - $4
Under 3 Years - Free

Nelson Dance Along
Come along to the Nelson Dance Along on Saturday the 26th of October! It is being held at the Richmond Town Hall from 7:30pm to 11pm. 
There’ll be CD’s and a plate for supper!
It’s only $5 per person and everyone is welcome!
For more information please contact Rosalie Winter on 03 538 0133

Ngatimoti Festival
The Ngatimoti Festival, held on the Sunday of Labour Weekend (27th October), provides a fantastic day in the country with a huge range of food and entertainment for everyone. 
The festival runs from 10am to 4pm and entry is just a $2 koha per person. 
Come and enjoy a day in the country, listen to music, watch lots of rural entertainment, shop for Christmas and keep the kids happy, all in one place.

Moutere Artisans
Moutere Artisans invite you to Eat, Drink & View your way around 17 Artisan locations on Sunday the 27th of October from 11am - 4pm.
The doors are open and this is your chance to meet the producers, choose a unique piece of art, fill your pantry and wine rack.
The Moutere Artisans are a collective of creative and productive people in beautiful Upper Moutere & Neudorf Valley. 
Check out for more info and a map of artisians locations.

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

Tasman District Libraries: I Spy
I Spy is a reading challenge inviting young and old to take part in a fun, friendly competition taking place at Richmond, Motueka, Murchison, and Takaka libraries between the 2nd of September and the 31st of October.
Head into one of the libraries listed for more information.
Anyone who completes the challenge will receive a mystery lucky-dip reward when they hand their completed participation card to a library staff member.

Cake & Sugar Artists Exhibition
Get down to the Cake & Sugar Artists Exhibition being held across two days!
It is only in Nelson once every two years!
Venue: Club Waimea, Lower Queen Street, Richmond.
Dates: Saturday 2nd November 8am-5pm & Sunday 3rd of November 8am-3:30pm
Cost: Admission $3, Family $5, Children Under 12 free!

Stoke School Market & Truck Show
Stoke School are holding their Market & Truck Show on the 9th of November from 10am to 3pm.
It will be at the A & P Show Grounds, Queen Street, Richmond.
Come along for market stalls, drinks, food, raffles, bouncy castles, and zorb balls!
For more info phone Melanie on 021 743 806

Red Cross Migration Programme
Do you remember what it was like settling in Nelson for the first time? 
Support a former refugee family make a new life here. Make new friends and make a difference. Full training and support is provided at the next course which starts on the 16th of November. 
Check out Migration Programme on the Red Cross website or contact them at or call 546-5012.

Hampden Street School Gala
Come along to a fantastic family night out at Hampden Street School Gala on Friday the 22nd of November from 5pm to 8pm.
There will be plenty of entertainment, games and stalls to keep the whole family happy!
With food galore why not come and enjoy dinner too!

Rotoiti Lodge Outdoor Education Centre Upgrade
For over 50 years Rotoiti Lodge outdoor education center has been helping build confidence and lifetime friendships.
Unfortunately for many it’s harder to give their kids the treats and experiences others take for granted!
Rotoiti Lodge Upgrade wants to ensure NO KID IS LEFT BEHIND while their mates go on camp - We want to build a Fund to ensure they go too.
Help future generations enjoy the experience.
Donate now – Rotoiti lodge upgrade project .
Go to Facebook or Give A Little Rotoiti Upgrade Project to show your support.
So come on Top Of The South - let's make it happen!

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