Newsletter for newcomers to Nelson
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Welcome to new members and their partners/families:
Boon Chai (Malaysia), Carol & Les (UK), Clare (NZ), Rosie & Rob (NZ), Barbara (NZ) and Ryan (NZ)
Richmond Coffee Group Mid Winter Lunch
The Richmond coffee group enjoyed their first mid-winter brunch on Sunday, 12 July. Thanks Mike for sending the photo through.
Table Tennis at Saxton
Sports are a great way to meet people so if you are looking for something to do on a Monday or Friday, then why not try Social Table Tennis at Saxton Stadium. 

There is a friendly bunch of  people there who make you feel welcome . First session is free

Monday 9am to 12noon $5
Friday 9am to 11:45 $4

Morning tea included
For more info contact Karen on 547 3005
Talk to Karen about other times such as afternoon and evening sessions during the week.
Things to do with kids
RichmondLibrary: Tiny Tots 

A hands on session using songs, stories, rhymes and movement for children aged two years and younger with their caregivers.

An opportunity to have fun in the library, interact with your tot using rhymes, songs and movement and introduce them to the wonderful world of books. 

Every Tuesday during school term time 10am-10:30am

Rainbow Ski field: MORE FM Family Fun Day! Sunday 30th August 2015

Head up the local ski field for all sorts of family fun including Snowman Competition, Tug-of-War, Target Snow Throw  and Toboggan races.

Lots of prizes and goodies to be won! Find out more on Itson

Crafternoons at the Elma Turner Library are a great way to meet new people while having fun and learning something new. 

Explore your creative side and learn how to create things out of paper and polymer clay in their free crafternoon sessions for adults - led by Karen Woodhall. Materials and assistance provided

Drop in Papercraft sessions - Tuesdays 1.30pm-2.30pm: 4, 11, 18, 25 August

Polymer Clay Workshops - Wednesdays 2, 9 September, 1-3pm

Bookings required for workshops - each will cover a different aspect of working with clay.

Ph. 5460406

Monday Walking Group
The Monday walking group is currently on hold. Watch this space for future development. 

Meet other mums with young children
Are you keen to meet other mums / parents with young children?  Just send me an email with your contact details and I can put you in touch with other mums. Email
Key Contacts
Jettie,Nelson Newcomers Network Coordinator 539 0030

Clive, Nelson Coffee 547 2725

Mike and Milly, Richmond Coffee 544 7906

Karin, Tuesday Walking Group 547 4461

Lynne, Tuesday Walking Group
539 1006

Brigitte, Book Club

Joan, Luncheon Club

Howard, Drinks Night Coordinator
021 2090486
Jo and Medwin, Motueka Coordinator 
Jo 03 528 6214 and Medwin 03 528 6286.

Richard and Vivian, Ruby Coast Newcomers Social Group
(03) 526 6707 
Newcomers Events/Activities
Coffee Groups 

Nelson Coffee Morning
Every Wednesday 10.30-11.30am
Deville, New St, Nelson 

Contact Clive
Ph: 547 2725

Richmond Coffee Morning
Every 1st & 3rd Thursday of month, 10am. 

Alchemy Cafe, Bateup Road, Richmond
Contact Mike or Milly  
Ph: 544 7906
Drinks Night
Drinks Night at Rhythm and Brown
19 New St. Every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Next: 12th August 7pm onwards.

This is a great way to meet others. Join us for a drink or nibble in this stylish Nelson bar. 
Luncheon Club
Every second Friday of the Month
Join other newcomers for lunch at a different venue each time. If you are interested please contact Joan at for more information. 
Book Club
Book clubs are a great way to meet people. These ladies meet once a month. For more info contact Brigitte on
Tuesday Walking Group: 10am -12noon
No dogs

4 August
Washington Walk
Meet ANZAC Park. Walk no 9 (p 24/25) from the Walk Nelson booklet. Coffee at River Kitchen.


11 August
Nelson South
Meet at Victory Square (Toi Toi St), walk Railway Reserve, cross Waimea Rd, up to Brunner St, back down Tukuka St. Coffee at Suter Cafe. 

18 August

Meet at Stoke Library, walk through Isel Park, Ridgeway, Suffolk Rd, Covent Drive, Railway Reserve. Coffee at Honest Lawyer

25 August
Meet at car park near airport (start of Great Taste Trail), walk Monaco peninsula. Coffee at WOW

Local Community Events
Adventure talk at Freehouse
16th August 6:30pm

Alex and Jana share their cycling adventures overland from Germany to New Zealand (2,5 years of pedalling). Entry free. Donation welcome. 

When?  Sunday, August 16th, at 6.30 pm (approx. 90 min)
Where? The yurt of the freehouse (what a great place as they cycled through Mongolia as well !)
What?They will show some travel photos and share some of their
experiences and philosophies while travelling by bike
It's On Your guide to events in Nelson

Volunteer Nelson They will help you find the right volunteering opportunity for you

Meet Up's Nelson   Neighbours getting together to learn something, do something, share something

Active Nelson   People new to Nelson wanting to meet other people

Found Directory  Community groups and organisations throughout the Top of the South Island.

Citizens Advice Bureau  9 Paru Paru Road, Nelson, 7010
03-548 2117

New Zealand Now  Immigration info, guide to living and working in New Zealand. 

Nelson Multicultural Council  Supports migrants, former refugees and people from minority ethnicities in the Nelson/Tasman region with their settlement process.
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