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Calender of Upcoming Events

Motueka Greens Harvest BBQ

When: Saturday, March 25th, 5.00pm - 9.00pm
Where: Ngatimoti Reserve (main road, entry just south of school)
Details: Green Party members and supporters welcome. Join the Green team to create interesting and tasty BBQ food from your own vegetables and fruit. Marinades, dressings, sausages provided. Bring veg and fruit to BBQ, or meat if preferred, a pot luck contribution to a shared meal, drink, eating utensils, plate. Entry gold coin/koha. Live music 6-8pm.

The Tidal Trail Fun Run & Fiesta

When: Sunday, March 26th, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Where: Motueka South School
Details: This fun-filled day is a walk or run around our fabulous local environment, taking in the unique tidal estuary trails near our school. Once participants have completed their event, they then get to enjoy the fiesta of live entertainment, stalls, great food and drink, while waiting for the much anticipated prize giving. 5km and 10km Run or Walk-Run. Registrations online and from 8.30am on the day. Spot and Category prizes. More info on our Facebook page and our website. Click here to register.

Restorative Yoga

When: Monday, March 27th, 5.30pm
Where: Motueka Library
Details: Learn how to de-stress and restore balance to your lifestyle during a free interactive restorative yoga session with Nikki from Green World Health and Lifestyle Motueka. Nikki will show you some gentle yoga poses which will relax your muscles. Discover the benefits of restorative yoga, slow down and be mellow at our fun and informative yoga workshop. Bring a blanket and a cushion. Free. No bookings required.

Free Wellness Evening

When: Wednesday, March 29th, 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Where: Community House, Decks Reserve
Details: Demonstrations of Tai Chi, Dru Yoga, Mindfulness, Winning Ways to Wellbeing and Healthy Options will be presented on the evening and a supper will be provided.

Spotlight on Joints and Inflammation

When: Thursday, March 30th, 11.00am - 12.00 noon
Where: Motueka Library
Details: Learn how to improve your mobility, maintain healthy joints and reduce inflammation during a free workshop with Robyn Fisher from Health 2000 Motueka. Robyn will share her wealth of experience and describe how essential ingredients can support joint health and well being. Free. No bookings required.

Cupcake Decorating

When: Monday, April 3rd, 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Where: Motueka Library
Details: Motueka Library is partnering with Kai Fest to celebrate the local kai of Motueka. We are taking a creative spin and bringing you a cupcake decorating workshop with Wendy King. Discover your hidden talents and create small fondant flowers and butterflies for your cupcakes in this fun and interactive kai workshop. Bring along some cupcakes to decorate. Bookings essential.

Road stopping demonstration

When: Tuesday, April 4th, 1.25pm - 2.50pm
Where: Grey Street
Details: Everyone is welcome to join their local school in watching the demonstrations, which show how long it takes for a car to stop when travelling at different speeds. Hosted by the Tasman District Council.

Jeremy Scott, author

When: Thursday, April 6th, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Where: Motueka Library
Details: Jeremy Scott is a highly entertaining, inspirational speaker who will share his incredible experiences on a global cycling adventure that raised $35,000 for charity. In 2011 Jeremy Scott began his epic solo bicycle journey around the world. His 52,000km journey through 29 countries took him two years, seven months and twenty days to complete. In the process, he raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Australian, British and New Zealand Heart Foundations. Come to Motueka Library to hear about his adventures first hand.

Motueka Kai Fest

When: Sunday, April 9th, 10.00am - 3.00pm
Where: Decks Reserve
Details: This huge signature event for the Motueka District celebrates the great food that is grown and produced in the area, and the people who make it happen. Held in conjunction with the Sunday Market but at a slightly later time, it includes a large pageant, games, a host of entertainers, demonstrations and cultural performances. Plus, of course, lots of food stalls and sampling of local produce. The formal opening and pageant starts at 11.00am. For more information go to the website: www.motuekakaifest.nz.

Essential Oils to Make and Take

When: Monday, April 10th, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Where: Motueka Library
Details: Join Motueka Library in celebrating their 160th anniversary with Inspire Me workshops. Discover the therapeutic, healing properties of doTERRA essential oils with Rose Scott in a fun, sociable and interactive workshop. Then explore Motueka Library's collection of books and magazines on essential oils and similar topics. Cost $5, bookings essential.

Cath Welsh - Horse Whisperer

When: Tuesday, April 11th, 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Where: Motueka Library
Details: Golden Bay writer Cath Welsh writes children's books for horse lovers. Her books entertain and create an awareness for children about wild ponies around the world. She will read from her books, give advice to young writers on writing and illustrating, and answer questions on horse taming and training using "whispering" techniques. For horse lovers aged 9-12 years. Cath will have her books available for purchase. Cash sales only. For more information, visit Cath's website: www.hillpony.co.nz.

Natural Hand Creams

When: Tuesday, April 11th, 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Where: Motueka Library
Details: In this fun, sociable and interactive workshop hear how Deborah Pearson creates her natural hand creams and learn how to enhance hand creams with fragrances. Also, find out how to use edible weeds in salads. Then explore Motueka Library's great collection of books and magazines on natural cosmetics and edible greens. Bookings essential. $7.

Motueka Community Board meeting

When: Tuesday, April 18th, 4.00pm
Where: TDC meeting room, Hickmott Place
Details: Begins with the half-hour public forum where you can have your say. All welcome.


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