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Nelson - top of the
south summer hotspot
Thursday 1st January
9am - 4pm
Approximately 100 stalls offering a
huge variety of goods and services.
• Hot & Cold Foods
• Drinks, Ferris Wheel
Adults & Children!
Venue: Ta hunanui Beach Sport Fields
Live music, hot racing action, on-track
games and much more!
NELSON HARNESS RACES
RICHMOND PA RK RACECOURSE
Adults $10, under 18s FREE. Gates open 9.30am.
LUCKY LOSING TICKET DRAW
Win a family trip thanks to Interislander for a day at the
Tr entham Races in We llington.
BEST HAT AT THE FRIDAY RACES
A $500 PRIZE thanks to Profile Boutique!*
FASHION IN THE FIELD AT THE SUNDAY RACES
Win prizes up to the value of $1000 thanks to Oxygen Skincare,
Richmond Mall & Harrington Eyecare!*
For race times, bus timetables and event information visit www.nhrc.co.nz
Proudly supported locally by:
FREE KIDS ENTERTAINMENT
172 Stafford Drive, Ruby Bay
Ph 03 540 3564 or 027 430 7953
Hours 10am - 4pm Daily
NATURAL FIBRES FOR THE
• The WORKING STUDIO for the
ADRIENNE PA GE label
• Quality NATURAL COTTON fibre
knitwear (all machine washable
& proudly MADE IN NZ)
• Heavyweight MERINO knitwear
• Individually hand cut &
sewn on the premises
• LINEN Clothing
Many roads lead to Nelson during the
holiday season, both to the city and
the surrounding districts, thanks to the
abundance of activities and ambience
in our beautiful region. Those who live
here are lucky; they already know much
of what is on offer. The next few months
are jam packed with special holiday
activities ... concerts, festivals, markets,
extended shopping hours, art and craft
exhibitions plus many exciting outdoor
events... from cycles to racing motorbikes
Several websites offer timely information
on what to do and where to do it, and
let’s not forget some of our most popular
beaches, all a short drive away.
If you’re looking for things to try check
• Wednesday Farmers’ Market, weekly at
Morrison Square from 11am onwards.
Nelson Market every Saturday from 8am
at Montgomery Square.
Monty’s Market (pre-loved goods)
every Sunday from 8am at Montgomery
Beach Festival at Tahunanui Domain,
Saturday December 27 from 4pm.
New Year’s Eve Trafalgar Square
Countdown, Wednesday December
31 from 8pm in Upper Trafalgar St.
Nelson Jazz & Blues Festival from
January 1-4 at various locations. Visit
the website www.nelsonjazzfest.co.nz
Websites to visit: www.itson.co.nz;
Mapua is a favourite destination any time
of the year but more so during the sunny
summer holiday months. Like many
other “destinations” in the region, it has
its own unique attractions, some tailor-
made for visitors; others an integral part
of the thriving coastal settlement all
The Mapua Wharf is one such attraction;
a base for many of the businesses and
activities that make Mapua an exciting
place to hang out. An assortment of
restaurants and cafes offer a tempting array
of foods and beverages, not to mention the
thriving Golden Bear Brewing Company.
The latter often has live music weekend
afternoons plus special concerts during the
Other attractions include Wheelie
Fantastic Cycle Hire and Tours, the Mapua
Ferry and Bike Trail (across to Rabbit Island
and return), the iconic Smokehouse for fish,
chips and smoked delicacies, and of course
Hamish’s Ice Cream & Café in honour of the
wharf ’s favourite avian visitor. His statue
graces one end of the wharf.
Boutique arts and craft business are
spread throughout Mapua, and don’t forget
The infamous wharf at Mapua, where you can jump into the tide, soak up the sun or
catch the ferry across to rabbit island.
the beach. Mapua Wharf is a favourite for
jumping into the tide so why not go with the
flow this summer.
Making the most of Mapua
A sunny day in Kaiteriteri is hard to beat. Visit this summer and
find out why.
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