Winter Series at Takaka Library

This year's Winter Series has something of interest for all.

Caving, carving, travel, books and Abel Tasman National Park are all on the menu this season.

All events are free.

Event Description Date/Time

NZ Jade

Golden Bay resident and jade carver Geoff Williams speaks about pounamu - the geology, the technical side of carving and the spiritual aspects of this lovely stone.

1.30pm-2.30pm, Friday 2 June

Abel Tasman National Park Geoff Rennison speaks about Abel Tasman National Park. Geoff has 23 years experience as the Chief Ranger from 1974-1987 and DoC Centre Manager from 1987-1997.

Geoff will provide an interesting insight into the running of the park with amusing anecdotes liberally sprinkled throughout.

1.30pm-2.30pm, Friday 9 June

Cycling Europe on a Budget

Mandy Smith will take us on a tour through Portugal, Spain, France and Germany on a bicycle. She will tell us how anyone can afford to travel this way and have a wonderful time, seeing fascinating places and meeting interesting people.

1.30pm-2.30pm, Friday 16 June

Local Cave Discoveries

Local cavers Rob Davies and Tony Salmon discovered two cave entrances at East Takaka. One at Spittal Springs, and another at nearby Ironstone Creek.

Rob will describe the challenging exploration of these two very different caves.

The talk will be illustrated with images by award-winning photographers Neil Silverwood and Martyn Farr.

1.30pm-2.30pm, Friday 23 June

Around the World in 80 Bookmarks

Realising how much she liked a bookmark bought at an exhibition at the Bristol Art Gallery, Lynn Rain thought a literary ramble spurred by bookmarks, libraries and bookshops would be an intriguing subject this year.

Bring along a favourite bookmark and tell its story. You could also bring along a bookmark to swap!

1.30pm-2.30pm, Friday 30 June