The Sirens in action against ORDL in an earlier bout.

What’s on this weekend


Unfortunately, it’s going to be a bit of a wet weekend but there’s plenty going on in the region to keep you entertained.

Metservice is forecasting a high of showers and northerly winds for the rest of the day with an 11°C high and a low of 4°C overnight. The rain continues on Saturday with morning showers easing in the afternoon, an early southwest wind change a high of 13°C and a low of 2°C. Sunday clears with fine weather and light winds, warming up with a high of 14°C and an overnight low of 5°C.



  • The Nelson Jazz Club Big Band, with its combination of talent and musical experience, is set to create a great sound that brings the dance floor alive at The Boathouse tonight. Tickets are $10 at the door with the evening cafe and bar open from 5pm and live music from 8pm.
  • Nelson Musical Theatre presents the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, a happy go lucky view of small town vice and statewide political side-stepping. The show recounts the good times and the demise of Texas’ pleasure palace the Chicken Ranch as Watchdog focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution. Showing on Friday and Saturday night at the Nelson Musical Theatre on 95 Atawhai Dr, doors open 6.30pm and dinner is served at 7pm. Tickets are $39 from the Iticket website and include a two-course dinner.



  • The Hockey finals are on at the Saxton Hockey Turf. Senior finals begin at 11.30am for both men and women’s games and entry is free.
  • The Sirens of Smash are back for their second home game of the season. Come along to their clash against Wanganui’s River City Rollers at the Nelson Skating Rink, doors open at 6pm with the game beginning at 7pm. It’s going to be an exciting game with River City Rollers out for revenge after losing to the Sirens the last time they met. Come and cheer on your favourite players and enjoy the great half-time entertainment. Tickets and EFTPOS are available at the door, adults are $5, children are $2 and a family is $10.
  • Bring a plate of supper along to the Victory Community Centre and get on your dancing shoes for the Victory Barndance. The night runs from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm with live music from The Celts and contradance steps called by the visiting dance caller Bill Baritompa. Tickets are available at the door for $10 per adult, $5 per child and $20 per family, no experience is required.
  • Polly & the Minstrel, otherwise known as Nathan Torvik & Siobhan Sweeney will be playing their mellow hybrid of folk, jazz, country and blues at Fairfield House at 7.30pm on Saturday night. Tickets are $15 on the door and EFTPOS is available.



  • Meet the Makos is on from 9am at Jubilee Park. Come down and meet the 2016 Tasman Makos squad as they get set to open their Mitre 10 Cup campaign in Blenheim next weekend against Waikato.