Whats on this weekend


Today we’ve had a fine winter’s day with light winds, a high of 13°C and an overnight low of 4°C. But Metservice is forecasting a decline with cloudy periods, chance morning shower and light winds on Saturday with a 13°C high and a 3°C overnight low. The showers are set to kick in on Sunday with cloud increasing and northerlies developing, a high of 14°C and an overnight low of 7°C.



  • It may get real scary, real funny, real dramatic or real suspenseful, either way things are going to get real at Off the Cuff. For a night of improvised music, comedy and drama, head to the Theatre Royal at 7.30 tonight. Tickets are available from Theatre Royal or TicketDirect ph. 03 548 3840, adults are $15.50 while students and seniors are $12.50.


  • From 8.30am to 1.30pm, Nelson’s warriors are back. The Wairua Winter Warrior obstacle course event is on at Happy Valley Adventures, Cable Bay this Saturday. With over 20 obstacles, the course tests both mental and physical endurance.
  • Calling all singers. Fairfeild House is hosting Singer’s Saturday, a day of singing that includes mini-lectures, two masterclasses, a concert and a whole lot of fun! This 10am-5pm event is aimed at non-professional singers of all ages and abilities with a focus on getting a grasp on basic vocal mechanics, performance technique, repertoire ideas and developing connections between lyric and music. The 7pm concert, In the Spotlight, features the inimitable Allison Cormack and Jessica D’Ath, accompanied by pianist Pauline Boyd. Concert tickets are $10, single sessions are $20, and masterclass participant passes are $40 or a full day pass is $80. Click here to register.
  • The Calder Stewart Elite series is in Nelson this weekend. The 124km Calder Stewart men’s race starts at Upper Moutere School at 10am on Saturday, while the masters start at 10.35am and the women at 10.40am.
  • Motueka is set to move with a Rock Dance Night at Elevation Cafe on Saturday night. Come on down for dinner, a drink and a dance. Darrin Andrews, Lemongrass & Tillerman will be performing, happy hour is from 6.30-8.30pm, and tickets are $10 at the door with proceeds going to fund surgery for local woamn Sue Waters. The night starts at 6.30pm and a $22 Pizza and drink special is on offer.
  • The Nelson Rockquest has been and gone, so now its the 11 and 12 year olds who get a taste of living the dream of musical fame. Nelson Rockshop Bandquest 2016 is set to raise the roof of Theatre Royal on Saturday from 7pm. Tickets are only $10 at the door so get set to listen to some of the region’s newest talent with six acts stretching from Nelson Intermediate to Riwaka School.
  • Vinyl Groove At The Boathouse is set for a late night on Saturday. Bring your dancing shoes to The Boathouse from 8pm-midnight and groove to the vinyl or chill in the lizard lounge. The cash bar is open, dancers get a complimentary glass of Orinoco, Middle Earth wine or a Chia drink and supper sandwiches are also on offer. Tickets are $25 at the door unless sold out.


  • The mighty Tasman Makos will be taking on Waikato this Sunday at Lansdowne Park in Blenheim. It’s the Makos first game of the new Mitre 10 Cup provincial rugby season and kickoff is at 4.35pm.