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Stay & Play
in Golden Bay
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water, whether bait fishing, salt fly fishing,
snorkelling, diving or just sightseeing.
We also operate six fully self contained units,
serviced daily, with a private garden and a
dedicated BBQ area. With free wifi and a
short walk to the beach and local cafes it's the
perfect spot for a relaxing holiday.
Phone: (03) 525 9438 or
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Exploring the best of Nelson
Family fun: The hydroslide is a star attraction.
One with nature: Kayaking in the Abel Tasman
Saturday fixture: The Nelson Market is always
buzzing with activity.
Photo: MARTIN DE RUYTER/FAIRFAX NZ
The schools are re-
opening, the office is
pulling you back to
into its clutches and
your exercises classes are
back on the term schedule,
but summer is far from over
- we still have all of February.
While this is the last
Holiday Guide for this
summer, I feel like we've only
skimmed the surface on what
you can do here to fill those
long summer days.
We've covered family-friendly activities out in
Tahunanui. I loved reliving my childhood by
barrelling down the hydroslide, and then hooning
around the prokart track. It was my first time on
the bumper boats because I was too nervous my
older sister would tip me out of them when I was
I also gate-crashed an outdoor laser tag game
out at Tahuna where I shot my dad and some
teenaged boys. That was definitely something I
want to do again, though maybe with people my
own age. Likewise, revisiting Happy Valley and
exploring it by quad bike was amazing and a top
recommendation for anyone visiting the region.
For more adult activities, learning about, and
trying out our numerous fine wines and craft
beers has been fabulous, as has kayaking and
sailing around the Abel Tasman and biking the
Great Taste Trail.
While I love getting out and about outdoors
there's so much more to Nelson for those who
don't have such an adventurous spirit, or want to
take it easy. Arts, crafts, culture and history are
all exciting attractions to explore here, and this
week's Holiday Guide has done just that, over on
Because there's still so much to do with the
remaining weeks of sunny days and agreeable
temperatures, I've compiled a list of my favourite
spots in Nelson on page six. It includes walks,
markets, cafe and adventure suggestions.
I hope you've enjoyed this summer's Holiday
Guide, and have found new reasons to love this
fine city, I know I have.
No bunnies: Brooke Singer and John Fitzgerald of French for Rabbits.
Wellington band French
for Rabbits are going to
woo Nelson this
Sunday, and if you're
hungover, they could be your cure.
The dream-pop duo will be
performing at Fairfield House as
part of their 12-concert New Zealand
Last year saw the duo tour
Europe, performing nearly 50 shows
in Britain, Germany, Switzerland,
Ireland, the Netherlands and
Brooke Singer writes and sings,
and John Fitzgerald plays guitar.
For this tour they will be joined by
their new band, Hikurangi
Scheverin-Kaa (City Oh Sigh) on
drums and Ben Wood (Trinity Roots,
Newtown Rocksteady) playing bass
and singing harmonies.
Singer says the duo's music is
''very influenced by landscapes
where we live. Seascapes and
harbours, stormy days, isolation,
and the people who live here.
Lyrically, we are influenced by
stories, interactions, the way people
think and perceive things''.
''Someone described our sound re-
cently as a hangover cure. It is some-
where at the axis of the Innocence
Mission, Daughter and Beach
She said the Europe tour was a
moments include playing in Paris
with the Eiffel Tower glowing be-
hind us, baked cakes with our name
iced on top from fans in France,
performing across Germany and
meeting many wonderful
individuals, playing at our first festi-
val, and inside a tiny caravan called
Margaret to six people.''
The due are looking forward to
playing their first gig in Nelson, at
Fairfield House; tickets $10 from un-
Delany Davidson and Marlin Williams
are performing at The Playhouse this
Thursday. Marlon Williams is a founding
member of Unfaithful Ways, Harbour
Union, and recently Sad But True.
Delaney Davidson has toured the world
solo and was dubbed the future of New
Zealand country music by Ray Colom-
bus. They play deep blues to local folk
stories. Show from 8pm, tickets $20
from The Playhouse, $30 on the night.
Buskers will be taking their street
performances indoors this Thursday
and Friday for When Buskers Go Bad.
They will be performing an R18 cabaret
show of action packed, mind blowing
shows from around the world featuring
award winning street performers. 8pm
on Thursday, and 8.30pm on Friday at
the Boathouse, $30 presale from Nel-
son City Council and Nelson iSITE , $38
Nelson s Trafalgar St Market Day is
this Saturday from 9am until 3pm, with
the street blocked off to traffic be-
tween Bridge and Hardy Sts. There will
be more than 80 market stalls with
everything from clothes and food to
arts and crafts, as well as roving
musicians, street performances, face
painting and balloons.
Celebrate Moutere Valley and black-
currants this Sunday at the Sarau Fes-
tival. There will be stalls, artisans,
workshops and events for the kids. You
can take part in a 26km mountain bike
ride through private farms opened just
for this event, or pick out the best hor-
ticultural blocks and ride a flat 12km.
There will be local musicians, food
stalls and blackcurrant juice and
deserts as the sun goes down over the
Mount Arthur range.
From 3pm till dark at the Moutere
Hills Community Centre, $5 entry, chil-
At the Suter next Tuesday the film
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom will be
screened with speakers from the HART
(Halt All Racist Tours) 1981 campaign
who were part of the world wide anti-
apartheid movement. Tickets are $20
with proceeds going to Speak Out Nel-
son Tasman to fund the reporting sys-
tem for racist incidents. Speakers from
7.30pm, movie screened at 7.30pm.
Tickets from Nelson Multicultural Coun-
cil 539 0030 or email info@nelsonmul-
Also playing next Tuesday is My
Baby, a three piece band from the
Netherlands who combine the folk and
blues roots of the deep south with funk
and dance. From 8pm at the Free
House, free entry with a drink pur-
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