News & Updates

2020 Music Festival 'Our Planet, Our Future'

Sunday, 16th February 2020, 12 midday - 11pm At Riverside Community More info to come soon! For all enquiries, please contact Verena: EARLY BIRD TICKETS* available NOW: *until 31st January 2020: $25 adult - $15 youth - $60 family (2 adults, 2youth) Tickets from 1st of February 2020: $35 adult - $20 youth - $80 family (2 adults, 2youth) Good news! It’s time for another Riverside Festival!! Great bands and entertainment, art and crafts, children zone, workshops, circus, games, waterslide and of course healthy and delicious food and drink. The theme of the Riverside Festival 2020 is ‘Our Planet, our

Nga taonga Takaro. Let's play!

Organised by Riverside Education Traditional Maori Games with Wiremu Sarich Formal Workshop Session for adults only 'Learning through play' Saturday, 15th February, 10am - 11am, $20 per participant Guided Play Session for everyone Saturday, 15th February, 11am - 1pm, $5 per child At Riverside To register, please contact Tanja: We are very excited to be able to offer a workshop and play session with Wiremu Sarich. Both workshop and play session are completely interactive and guaranteed to draw out the creative potential and collective experiences of all participants. Adults will first learn about the basic concepts and principles behind traditional Maori games and l

Mindfulness Meditation

Second Monday of every month, 7pm - 8pm At Riverside Centre (Meeting Room) $5 per session For more info, please contact Bridget: 'Come along once a month and grab some calm. We spend some time warming up, then usually sit for a meditation practice, followed by some mindfulness exercises. It's a fun, relaxed and open group, anyone is welcome from beginners to experts. Each month one of the core members runs the session sot here's always something new to try out. This group was created from a desire for more calm in teachers lives and has now evolved to the wider community, everyone deserves a space where they can take some time for them, and we hope you are able to j

Term 1 Yuan Qigong Classes

Thursdays, 10am - 11.30am, starts 6th February Cost: $165 for Term 10 weeks paid in advance OR $185 for 10 casual classes where you receive a class pass valid for the whole of 2020, At Riverside Centre (Meeting Room) Contact Natalie: To register, please fill in the registration form: I (class tutor) have been working on an intentional structure for classes that build on one another term by term for 2020. Term 1 we will explore Making Life your Practice; Bringing The Awareness and Relaxation into everyday. Turning challenges into opportunities, chaos into intentional

Romeo and Juliet

Nelson Summer Shakespeare Saturday, 25th January, 6pm Sunday, 26th January, 6pm At Riverside Community (on the Oval) Come with picnic, blanket and your family Pay what you decide. For more details and wet weather details check facebook/nelsonsummershakespeare Nelson Summer Shakespeare returns to Riverside with the most famous love story of them all. Following on from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night, professional Shakespeare returns with a cast including locally raised actors Georgia Chapple and Finlay Langelaan as the star- crossed lovers. Two households, both alike in dignity,In fair Verona, where we set our scene… Experience the poetry and gripping story of one of the world gre

Youth Physical Theatre Weekend (12 years+)

With Damara Sylvester from InsideOut Circus & Physical Theatre - for 12 to 17 year old youth. Saturday & Sunday, 25th & 26th January 2020, 10am - 4pm At Riverside Centre (Rangimarie Hall) $60 a day (Please ask about scholarships if needed.) Registrations essential as spaces are limited. Contact Damara at 021 216 2456 or This is a two day-long workshop aimed at 12-17yr olds keen on exploring the physical side of Drama. Building strong stage presence and movement vocabulary, as well as spontaneity and improvisation techniques. Some aspects of dance theatre, circus theatre and vocal training included. All experience levels welcome. Students can sign up for both days or

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