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Double cruise visit to Port Nelson

In a first for the region, Nelson will see the arrival of two simultaneous cruise ships on Sunday 26 January. Between the two vessels, the Regent Seven Seas Voyager and the Maasdam of the Holland America Line, they will bring over 1800 high value passengers plus crew to the region.

Save up to US$2000 per couple on new American BBQ themed river cruises

Nothing beats an authentic American BBQ in the mid-west - and for a limited time, the American Queen Steamboat Company is offering Kiwis savings of up to US$2000 per couple on an eight-night ‘American BBQ Challenge Cruise’. The deal is valid for bookings made before March 31, 2020.

Selwyn recognised as welcoming community

Selwyn has become one of the first places in the country to be recognised as a welcoming community for its efforts to support newcomers to the region.

Seaweek celebrations - I am the sea, the sea is me

Seaweek is happening from Saturday 29 th February to Sunday 8 th March 2020! The theme for Seaweek this year is: Connecting with our Seas, Ko au te moana, ko te moana ko au - I am the sea, the sea is me.

Drop-in and hear about Whangamata's boardwalk project

A public drop-in session on the proposed boardwalk running along Whangamata’s beachfront is being held on Monday 27 January.

Sarah Ewing from NZ named the best Heineken bartender in the world

Ten of the world’s best bartenders showcased their draught pouring skills during the Heineken® Global Bartender Final in Amsterdam.

Queer Algorithms exhibition at Gus Fisher Gallery

February 15th - May 2nd 2020Opening Event: Friday February 14th 5.30 - 8.00pmGus Fisher Gallery

Kiwi kids encouraged to pitch tents and earn medals this summer - Toyota

With summer holidays underway, it’s the perfect time for kids to earn a Toyota Kiwi Guardians medal by enjoying a family camping trip in New Zealand.

10th year of Summer Nights a sunny success

Last weekend Stratford district celebrated 10 years of Summer Nights events with a free concert and movies in the Ted McCullough Rhododendron Dell, King Edward Park.

Harry Potter Book Night in Civic Square next month

The annual Harry Potter Book Night, celebrated internationally each February, will take place in Civic Square Hastings on Wednesday, February 5.