Interest Groups

Interest groups meet weekly, monthly or randomly, and are coordinated by a member with an interest in the activity. Your ideas and help are appreciated to keep these groups vibrant.

1. Mah Jong   (Anne D)

Thursday 17 August at 1.30pm

After a wonderful MJ afternoon hosted by the Unwins in their beautiful home in July, the August Mah Jong is back at Green Gables as usual.


Tuesday 15 August at 3.00pm

This month our project is ‘Chimneys’.

Also, please note that An Adventure in Art, a week in art and culture, is being showcased at Greenmeadows during August. The Nelson Camera Club will be on display from 11-13 August.

3. CYCLING (Allan K)

Weekly on a Tuesday morning

Rides are emailed on a Friday for the following Tuesday.

4. Monday Walks (Sid and Ginny)

Meet at 9.30am, walks are one hour (or as you choose).

7th August Stoke / Isel loop SLIGHT RISE PARK: Ngawhatu playing field COFFEE: Greenmeadows Café

14th August Railway Reserve SLIGHT RISE PARK: Victory Square, North Esk St. COFFEE: Zumo

 21st August Annesbrook / Whakatu Drive - FLAT PARK: Mega Mitre 10 COFFEE: Columbus

28th August South Saxton Field - FLAT
PARK: Champion Rd near Garin College COFFEE: Zink Café

5. BRIDGE (Laurie)

First and third Wednesday of the month

Partners are not required. It is fine to join if you are an advanced beginner or above.

16 August is our next meeting, hosted by Kay  and Joe. Wine and nibbles after.

Please phone or text Kay by 13 August if you plan to attend.

6. SOCIAL GOLF (Derek)

Usually the first Monday of the month

This month we will meet on 3 July, venue to be confirmed.


The Gourmet Group is busy for the next few weeks trying out the new menus for ‘Follow the Chef’. Alice, Tim and Janet hope you are enjoying trying out some of the new menu ideas. Alice is busy organising the next event, which will be a group event tentatively planned for Wed 11 October. More to follow.


28 July, 1.50pm, Nelson Golf Club Boardroom

Discussion topic - Where are we?

9. BOOK CLUB (Gill)

Usually the second Tuesday of the month at 3pm

10. MOVIE  GROUP (and PIZZA) (Sue)

Usually the fourth Wednesday of the month

Sue will email out the appropriately timed movies beforehand. Please let her know if you are coming she will make a booking with Bella Pizzeria.

11. LUNCH BUNCH (Sally A)

23rd August.  Anchor Bar and Grill


Thursday 24 August Torrent Bay to Medlands Beach

We have a group of 15 who have signed up for the Abel Tasman walk. Wilsons have been advised. If you missed the sign-up sheet and would like to come please let Peter J know ASAP.

The key details of the trip are as follows:

  • The walk from Torrent Bay to Medlands Beach is approx. 10 kms

  • It’s a Grade 1 2 good undulating track. Wear sturdy shoes/boots and

    bring water and lunch.

  • Assemble at Kaiteriteri, around 9.00am for a 9.20am departure on the ferry

    to Torrent Bay.

  • After walking from Torrent Bay to Medlands Beach, you will be picked up

    from Medlands Beach mid-afternoon for return to Kaiteriteri.

  • Payment: Ferry ride is going to be around $65.00 (to be confirmed) and

    should be paid into the club NBS account 03-1354-0460447-00.

    Looking ahead, the Social Climbers are planning a trip to Karamea in September. All welcome. See the brochure attached to last month’s newsletter email.