From Cyclone to Cyclone

The floorboards have started to be replaced in The Boathouse! The Boathouse Society and Nelson Consulting Engineers are conservatively re-using any old boards that are fit for purpose. Any new boards will come from Logs 2 Lumber. In 2014 Cyclone Ita caused serious damage when it hit the West Coast, knocking over 20,000 hectares of forest and damaging another 200,000. Legislation was passed to allow the recovery of this high value native timber and with the guidance of The Department…

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Ready to Rebuild, Re-homing and History

A rebuild subcommittee has been established, including some of the original Boathouse Society founders, using their knowledge of the rebuild in the early years of the society to make the best choices for the heritage building. The team are drawing up plans with Nelson Consulting Engineers, and You Build considering changes for future safety and sustainability. Is is both overwhelming and exciting to see that work at The Boathouse is well underway. The team at You Build have started prepping…

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Rebuild is set to begin next week!

We are thrilled to let you know that The Boathouse suffered no additional damage with Cyclone Gita and with the help of insurance and contractors the rebuild is set to begin next week! The rebuild subcommittee have worked tirelessly with Ali, insurance and contractors to finalise and agree of the scope of work. We can report that is has now been signed off. You Build are raring to go. We will keep you updated with progress and photos over the rebuild…

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The Boathouse Benefit Concert @ The Playhouse 🗓

Sunday 18th March, from 1pm, The Playhouse Cafe and Theatre Restaurant, Mapua Off their own back a bunch of our favourite local artists have kindly put together a talent filled afternoon and evening of music in honour of one of their most treasured venues, The Boathouse.  This is such a thoughtful gift and we encourage you all to head along and support these hard working musicians while having a super time. Steve Mitchell and Friends, The Boogie Train, Urban, Lemongrass,…

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Opera in the Park 🗓

Saturday 24th February, Saxton Oval, Gates open at 5.30pm The Boathouse Society has been given the opportunity to fundraise via program selling at Opera in the Park.  Support The Boathouse, catch up with members and throw a gold coin (or even better something that folds) in a bucket. Thank you to the city council for this opportunity. Nelson Opera in the Park returns to Saxton, with top New Zealand opera and contemporary singers alongside our national orchestra, the New Zealand…

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Laura Collins & The Back Porch Blues Band at The Nelson Musical Theatre 🗓

Nelson Musical Theatre, 95 Atawhai Drive, Friday 23rd February, 2018, doors 7.30pm, show from 8.00pm, bar on site, $20 on the door, $8 from every ticket goes to the Boathouse rebuild fund Keeping the blues ‘live’ for the Boathouse. Wellington based Laura Collins and her Back Porch Blues Band, who were set to play the Boathouse on Friday 23rd February, due to storm damage will now be 'keeping the blues live' at the Nelson Musical Theatre and fundraising to help…

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The Steve Mitchell Trio: Giving Soul Benefit Concert 🗓

PLEASE NOTE DUE TO STORM DAMAGE THIS EVENT IS CANCELED   Friday 16th February Door Sales $10 Cafe and bar open from 5pm, live music from 8pm   A fund-raising night of original songs, acoustic blues n roots with The Steve Mitchell Trio & special guests. Presented by The Boathouse and Fresh FM, all proceeds go to Nelson charity The Shortbread Trust and Shelterbox supplying emergency first-response aid in disaster areas. See more on their work here https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson.../facetoface-with-the-rohingya-refugee-crisis

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Valentines Day with The Young Folk, all the way from Dublin and Seifried Estate Winery 🗓

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO STORM DAMAGE THIS GIG HAS MOVED. JOIN THE GUYS FOR A NIGHT OF MODERN FOLK AT FAIRFIELD HOUSE. TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/the-young-folk/nelson WINE TASTING CANCELED The Young Folk Wednesday 14th February Cafe and Bar Open from 5pm, Wine Tasting with Seifried from 5.30pm, Live music from 8pm Tickets Available Now at Eventfinda Bring your nearest and dearest and enjoy dinner and drinks at The Boathouse. Described as “One of the most promising young bands to come…

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Jas Josland: See what you did there ‘ Album release tour 🗓

Friday February 9th from PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO STORM DAMAGE THIS GIG WILL NOW BE HELD AT DEVILLE. FOLLOW THEM ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE DETAILS. https://www.facebook.com/devillecafe/ Just when you thought no one was looking Jas Josland's debut album 'See what you did there' jumps out at you followed by that awkward meeting of the eyes. Recorded locally in Lyttelton, Christchurch with producer 'Ben Edwards' the album transforms stories of working on a Super Yacht in Asia into carefully crafted songs…

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Buskers at The Boathouse 🗓

Thursday 1st February (8pm), and Friday 2nd February (8.30pm) Tickets www.ticketdirect.co.nz Join us at The Boathouse, Nelson for a cabaret night when the Buskers let down their hair – and perhaps a bit more. Sit at the front – who knows what might happen! Strictly ADULTS ONLY – some content might offend. Buskers from the USA, Canada, Romania, Australia and New Zealand will amaze in this R18 show. The Nelson Buskers Festival brings award-winning performers from around the world to our beautiful city…

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