What’s on this weekend


From trucks to water to roses, there’s plenty on this weekend to get all ages out of the house and enjoying Nelson events.

Saturday is jam packed and at this stage the weather is looking like it will cooperate. Metservice says Saturday will be mainly fine with a few spots late rain and a high of 17 degrees.

Waka Te Tasman wraps up with a final day of Waka Ama. Watch local teams compete against paddlers from around NZ in multi stage races. Starting at Kaiteriteri Beach the races will run all day.

Head to Richmond Aquatic Center and take part in the Worldwide Aquathon to show your support for breast cancer. The aqua classes will run 9-11 am, entry is $10 and all proceeds go to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

Turn up to the Truck Show at the A&P Show Grounds and check out over 50 trucks including emergency vehicles, log trucks, b trains and swinglifts. There’ll be plenty to entertain the kids, with mini jeeps, zorb balls and bouncy castles as well as food and drink stalls. The day runs from 10 am to 3 pm, entry for adults is $3, kids are $2 and famililes can get in for $10, the money raised will go towards supporting Stoke School.

As mentioned in Wednesday’s Waimea Weekly, the Salute to Spring Garden Trail is also on Saturday. Stroll around 100 Waimea Village gardens, peruse food and plant stalls and enjoy a Devonshire Tea. Entry is $3 and the Garden Trail will run from 10 am to 1 pm.

Sunday is forecasting rain, easing to showers evening with a high of 20 degrees but the Nelson City Council say the Broadgreen Rose Day will go ahead despite the weather. Enjoy the gardens, live music, entertainment, pony rides as well as food and craft stalls from 11 am until 3 pm at the Broadgreen Historic House on Nayland Road, Stoke.

Stay tuned to Nelson Live for event updates and for more information, check out the It’s On website.