Nelson Parent and Child Expo 2017
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

Nelson Parent and Child Expo 2017

The annual Nelson Parent and Child Expo will be returning for it's seventh year in 2017.
Tickets available now or at the door - Under 15's Free
From Pregnancy and Birth, Baby to Child, Parenting, Services, Supports - we have you covered!
Spend the day with the family, talk with providers from around our region, and further afield! The chance to talk directly one on one with these businesses.
From Antenatal education, birthing pools, nappy services, handcrafted local baby clothes and supplies, classes, education and parties through to childcare services, insurance information, healthy homes, to Inland Revenue Working For Families. We have the information all in one place, with the experts to talk to you!

To link to their Facebook event page for more details click HERE

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Rhys Darby- Mystic Time Bird
Aug
7
to Aug 8

Rhys Darby- Mystic Time Bird

Darby’s shows are always a mix of astute observations and stand-up cocooned in a fantastical story that takes his audience on a journey through the ridiculous to the downright silly. This show promises to be no different. 
In Mystic Time Bird Rhys turns to the world of ancient mysticism to find answers to the world’s problems. In doing so, he discovers that he was a bird in a past life, and this knowledge takes him on an unexpected path. Darby will address the big questions like “Are we truly free in this day and age or is alien technology guiding us into an even greater trap?” All this, plus weird movement and sound effects. 
Rhys Darby became a household name after starring in the US TV show Flight of the Conchords. Now based in Los Angeles, he regularly performs standup around the world and has starred in many international TV shows such as The X Files, Netflix’s Voltron, TVNZ’s Short Poppies. He will be seen this year in the Jumanjii sequel with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, Netflix’s Lemony Snicket, Whose Line is it Anyway Australia and many other shows. He’s quite a busy boy so grab a ticket now as we don’t know when he will be back!

To link to their Facebook event, click HERE

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Jun
18
11:00 AM11:00

Family Fun Day

A free family fun day to support National Children's Day being held at Founders Park on Sunday 18th June from 11.00-3.00pm. Different organisations provide activities for all ages to do. Lots of fun and family times. Gold coin donation on the door is all that it will cost; face painting, train rides, pony rides, fancy balloons, crafts, physical challenges.

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Good Grief I'm a Mum
May
16
10:00 AM10:00

Good Grief I'm a Mum

Postnatal Support Network Nelsons "good Grief I'm a Mum!" group is due to start on May 16th.

This is a structured 6 week course (once a week Tuesday mornings 10 - 11:30) that covers topics including; - Understanding Postnatal Distress - Relationships/communication/assertiveness - Self-esteem and well-being - Developing strengths and tools - Myths and realties of motherhood Please contact us for more information or to register - it is free and confidential, and a great opportunity to meet some other mums and share your journey of motherhood (including the tough bits!)

Contact Anna at Postnatal Depression Support Network for more information on 548 3555. 

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Mums Meet Mums
May
13
1:00 PM13:00

Mums Meet Mums

Save the date! 

We'll be running the fantastic Mums Meet Mums event again this Mother's Day weekend.

Think high tea, speed dating to meet other mums and of course goodie bags to take home! 

More details to come soon. 

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We Love Midwives Morning Tea - Nelson
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

We Love Midwives Morning Tea - Nelson

May 5 is International Day of the Midwife. Midwives in New Zealand are doing it tough. Let's show them we appreciate the work that they do bringing our babies into the world.

This morning tea/picnic will be on held on "The Broads" field in front of Nelson Hospital and at the Tahunanui Community Centre if wet. It is a 'spinoff' of the celebration to be held on Parliament lawn hosted by Emily Writes. Bring your kids and some kai. We'll eat together and the kids can draw pictures for our midwives while we write some letters together in support of our wonderful wāhine. 

Check out their Facebook event page HERE for more details. 

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Rescue Helicopter Base Open Day
Apr
30
11:00 AM11:00

Rescue Helicopter Base Open Day

  • Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come along and meet the crew, grab a sausage or some hot chips and see all the emergency services from the Nelson region.
Don’t miss our live winch demonstration at 12pm and our popular kids dress up competition being judged at 1.00pm.

If you have children or grandchildren under 10 years old, make it a project for the school holidays and get creative with your outfit. Four lucky children will win a scenic helicopter flight!

$70 scenic helicopter rides available on the day.
Gold Coin entry per person.

Click HERE to link to their Facebook for more details. 

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Founders ANZAC Fair
Apr
23
10:30 AM10:30

Founders ANZAC Fair

Round up the troops for a day full of family entertainment at Founders ANZAC Fair. Travel down Memory Lane as the story of Nelson Great Fire is brought to life by drama group Histrionics. Explore the War Zone to see vintage vehicles, military equipment and army re-enactments as we remember ANZAC Day. View the cardboard town created as part of the Heritage Week activities. Enjoy all the fun of the fair in the vintage carnival complete with side shows, magician, fire eater and old fashioned games. Relax in the café, listening to music as you sip a free cup of tea or coffee.

There’s something for everyone at this year’s Founders ANZAC Fair

Click HERE to link to their Facebook page for more details. 

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Blossoming Babies Parenting Course
Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

Blossoming Babies Parenting Course

Join Sandy from the Hardy Kids team for either a one day or four week course around respectful care of your infant - for both expecting parents and parents with younger children.

During this course we will share our knowledge of the RIE (Resources for infant Educarers) philosophy. This philosophy will help parents create a culture of authenticity and resourcefulness by having respect at the heart of everything we do - responding to infants and children with the same respect and courtesy we use in our adult relationships.

For more detailsand to register, click HERE to link to their Facebook page. 

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Mapua Easter Fair
Apr
17
9:00 AM09:00

Mapua Easter Fair

The Mapua Easter Fair is being held Easter Monday. This year we’re starting at 9am finishing at 3pm.

The Fair is operated by The Mapua Easter Fair Charitable Trust and raises funds for the Mapua School and The Mapua Playcentre. Every year we try to make the Fair an enjoyable, family-centred, fun day out for everyone.

$2 entry fee

Click HERE to link to their Facebook page for more details. 

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Easter Friday 10 & 5km Fun Run & Walk
Apr
14
2:30 PM14:30

Easter Friday 10 & 5km Fun Run & Walk

Run & walk open to everyone. Starting next to Railway Station Trafalgar Street end of the Atawhai Walkway off Sovereign Street.

10km walkers 2:30pm - 10km runners and all 5km entrants 3pm. 
$5 entry fee with all proceeds going to Nelson junior athletes travel fund to the nationals.All times recorded with heaps of spot prizes to be won. Please turn up early to register.All welcome.

Click HERE to link to their event page for more details. 

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Blast Family Day Out 2017
Apr
14
to Apr 15

Blast Family Day Out 2017

The most family affordable event in the top of the south. $2.00 entry for 20 bouncy castles and the largest waterslides in the south island
$2.00 for an staffed rides mini hot rod jeeps; climbing wall; train ride; helicopter ride; zorbs; water tumblars and much more
Entertainment toddler zone; clown Adam all sorts; face painting balloon tying. Easter egg lollie scramble.

To link to their Facebook for more details click HERE.

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Homegrown Kitchen Cookbook Launch
Apr
10
5:30 PM17:30

Homegrown Kitchen Cookbook Launch

Nicola Galloway would love you to join her for the launch of her new cookbook...

HOMEGROWN KITCHEN - Everyday Recipes for Eating Well
Pick up a signed book (or collect a pre-order) while enjoying delicious food samples from the book, indulge in a Hogarth Craft Chocolate brownie, and sip on a Giesen Wines or refreshing Awaka drink.
Wilden Cafe (opposite Volume Books) | Bohemian Quarter | Church street | Nelson

Click HERE to link to her Facebook event. 

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Atawhai Playcentre Autumn Gala
Apr
9
10:00 AM10:00

Atawhai Playcentre Autumn Gala

It's Autumn! Come and celebrate the season and our local Playcentre. Bring some money and enjoy relaxed family time. Fun Kids Activities (Treasure Hunt, Face Painting, Playground and more), White Elephant Table, Coffee and Cake, Sausage Sizzle, Hot Soup and Rolls, Tombola, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables for sale, buy some yummy Baking or Preserves, Market Stalls include Crafts, Vegetable Seedlings, Pinecones, Honey and more

Click HERE to link to their Facebook event. 

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Coastguard Nelson Open Day
Apr
9
10:00 AM10:00

Coastguard Nelson Open Day

Ever wondered what happens during a rescue at sea… come along to the Coastguard Nelson Open Day to find out.

The Operations room will be open and the rescue vessel will be out of the water for you to look over. Also, a colouring competition for the youngsters, Raffle and BBQ.

Click HERE to link to their event page for more details. 

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City2Saxton
Apr
9
8:30 AM08:30

City2Saxton

10km FUN RUN/WALK

Run, Roll, Stroll - Slow or fast you'll have a blast!

This is a 10km fun run/walk course from Victory Community Centre to Saxton Field on smooth walkways.

A great family event. Run it, walk it, scooter, skateboard, wheelchair or push a pram but sorry no bikes.

Bikes are only allowed for children under 6 years who are with an adult (not on a bike).

Click HERE to link to their event page for more details. 

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Aotearoa Surf Film Festival - Nelson Screening
Apr
8
6:30 PM18:30

Aotearoa Surf Film Festival - Nelson Screening

Welcome to the 5th annual O'Neill Aotearoa Surf Film Festival!

ASFF 2017 National Tour - Nelson

SATURDAY APRIL 8TH - NMIT Creative Industries Building, Room G104, Nelson

We are looking forward to coming back to Nelson and sharing the best international surf films with everyone! Come on down for an epic night of surf cinema and good times!

Link to their Facebook event for more details HERE

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Night Run!
Apr
8
6:00 PM18:00

Night Run!

The Nelson Society of Modellers presents the Night run on Saturday the 8th of April, come ride trains in the dark! $1 per ride. 
For kids big and small!

Link to their Facebook event for more details HERE

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Trafalgar Centre Family Day
Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

Trafalgar Centre Family Day

Come rain or shine, enjoy a free fun day with friends and family.
Start the day with bouncy castles for all ages, face-painters, a skate park and heaps of activities for all the family.
Join the Mayor and former Giants player, Phill Jones at 3.00pm, as they cut the ribbon and throw open the doors to the new northern extension for everyone to explore.
Enjoy a snack from the new kitchen and listen to live music and performers until 5.30pm, when Disney’s Finding Dory will play on the big screen inside. The perfect end to a fantastic day!

Click HERE for more details. 

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Founders Foodtruck Fridays
Apr
7
5:00 PM17:00

Founders Foodtruck Fridays

It's back again Founders Food Truck Friday!!! We've fine tuned the event added an extra bar and extra food carts to make it extra fun and can't wait to see you all again! Founders Brewery and The Nelson Food People are teaming up to bring you Foodtruck Fridays! Head down to the Brewery in Founders Park for a delicious range of local Food carts, awesome Craft Beer brewed by us just for you and live music! First Friday of every Month just started looking alot better!

Click HERE to link to their Facebook for more details. 

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Stand Up Paddleboarding
Mar
22
5:30 PM17:30

Stand Up Paddleboarding

  • Monaco Nelson, Nelson, 7011 New Zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Explore the beauty of Monaco and catch some waves during Nelson Parks Programme's free paddle boarding sessions. Grab a board and give this new sport a try, while experts let you know the tricks of the trade. Suitable for the whole family Paddle boarding is a great way to get a workout while having lots of fun. We will have board available or you can bring your own. Look for the Moana SUP trailer

Click HERE to link to their Facebook event for more details. 

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Founders Family Fun Day
Mar
19
4:30 PM16:30

Founders Family Fun Day

Come down to Founders Brewery for an arvo and evening filled with great new brews & live music. Bring the family as we have a bouncy castle, playground and free sausage sizzle to keep them happy. The brewers will all be here flipping sausages so you can ask Matt & Callum about the ideas behind their new Seasonal Releases. Click HERE for more details. 

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Race Unity Day
Mar
19
10:30 AM10:30

Race Unity Day

  • Victory Square Nelson, 7010 New Zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It is a day when people get together to share music, dance, performances, crafts, food and other expressions of the different cultures present within the region.
The event celebrated locally for more than one decade, follows the global and local touchstone for positive race relations and human rights event Race Relations Day.
It is an opportunity for the people of Nelson and Tasman to get together in a day of celebrations of our diversity.

Check more details here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1404380769633081/
http://itson.co.nz/2017/14085-race-unity-day

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Celebrations and Challenges
Mar
18
11:00 AM11:00

Celebrations and Challenges

The Ecomoon Collective’s first (hopefully of many) informal breastfeeding support groups.

Please come along on Saturday 18th March from 11am to 12pm to have a cuppa and a chat. 
We will be here to provide informal breastfeeding advice from our Childbirth Educator, and mother of 3 (all with varying histories of breastfeeding) Prue and also Regina from La Leche. This is an opportunity to discuss with other mums, and network, all your celebrations of breastfeeding, but also your challenges you may be facing on this journey.
Everyone welcome, at any stage of their breastfeeding journey.

Click HERE to link to their Facebook event for more details. 

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Big Play Out
Mar
18
11:00 AM11:00

Big Play Out

Free Play Family Fun - All Free! Come celebrate the adventure of Playcentre, support their centres, make friends and connections, music, stories, obstacle course and so much more....

See their FB event for more details HERE

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