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Published: 21 January, 2020

Opportunity to be part of the kapahaka comps in February

Want to be involved in a Kapa Haka?

Want to learn some waiata, haka and poi?

Want to support the development of kapa haka in our region?


If you answered YES, then please contact


Published: 14 January, 2020

2020 Tuia Programme

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā rau rangatira mā, tēnā koutou katoa.


Applications for the Tuia Rangtahi Programme are now open.


Candidates for this programme must meet the following criteria:


  • Māori between 18 – 25 years of age
  • Be actively involved in their community
  • Must be supported by iwi/hapū/marae/whānau or Māori community based organisations


This successful candidate:


1. Attend 4 weekend rangatahi wānanga held on marae around the country.

2. Receive ‘one to one’ mentoring from the Nelson City Council's Mayor and/or Deputy Mayor.

3. Engage in, or develop a community service project and other opportunities.


Applications can be completed online here.


Please find more information attached and share with your networks.


We warmly invite anyone who may be interested in this programme to the following:



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Published: 14 January, 2020

Marlborough Museum

Come and join us for Marlborough Museum Natural History Week next week.  As you can see below and attached, we have exciting events and workshops all week.  All events are FREE.  Booking essential - book early as we have limited spaces.


Marlborough Museum Natural History Week – 20 – 24 January 2020


Monday          1 p.m. for 7 and Under

                        3 p.m. for 8 – 12 years

Snails and Butterflies in the Museum

A reading of Watch Out Snail about native New Zealand snails plus come and meet the butterflies at Marlborough Museum (30 minutes), followed by a butterfly making workshop (45 minutes).


Tuesday         1 p.m. for 7 and Under

                        3 p.m. 8 – 12 years

Dead Things in the Museum

Moa bones, whale bits, snail shells, seashells, stuffed birds, dried cats – bring a torch? Theatre


Wednesday   11 – 11.45 a.m.  All Ages

Meet a Biologist – Dr John Leader will answer your questions about the natural world and life as a curious researcher of insects and fish.

1 – 1.45 p.m.  All Ages

Discovering local plants and animals – the legacy of Cook and Banks in the Marlborough Sounds (20 minute presentation followed by an optional mini essay to win a $30 Warehouse vouchers) 


Thursday -     11 a.m. 7 – 11 years

How to create your own herbarium of pressed native plants – learn about ways to prepare plant samples to make your own collection.  Workshop with Nigel Beevis.


Friday -          1 p.m.  7 and Under

                        2 p.m. 8 – 12 years

Meet an Archaeologist – Logan Coote will talk about his work as an archaeologist and show you what he has discovered.  Shark teeth may be present.


Bookings essential


Marlborough Museum 26 Arthur Baker Place, Blenheim

578 1712           


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