Mel Parsons for The Boathouse 🗓

LIVE AT THE THEATRE ROYAL, 9TH OF AUGUST 2018 Award-winning singer songwriter Mel Parsons is well recognised as one of New Zealand's established songwriting stars - matched by her equally generous heart. On the very day of Cyclone Fehi Mel contacted The Boathouse with a heartwarming offer to help with fundraising for repairs, and with the support of the Theatre Royal this we have a benefit concert! Joining Mel on stage are Jed Parsons and Josh Logan. Hot off the…

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Mingling and Music at Fairfield House with The Boathouse 🗓

An invitation to Members, Prospective Members and Boathouse Supporters, From one grand old dame to another, Fairfield House is providing the members of The Boathouse Society with a lovely opportunity to meet up and mingle in the setting of this prestigious historic home. DJ Dagmar will entertain with her eclectic mix of old favourites and exciting new tunes. There will definitely be space for dancing! BYO alcohol (no alcohol available for sale on site) with soft drinks and glassware provided.…

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And a great night was had by all

Monday the 14th saw 150 Boathouse supporters enjoy a night at the flicks with the support of The Suter and State Cinema. A full house enjoyed a glass of vino poured by the ever efficient Frankie who also ran the movie! The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was very apt for a fundraiser supporting The Boathouse Society and the crowd enjoyed a fitting treat of Proper Crisps who kindly donated boxes of four of their popular flavours (quite…

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A night at the flicks with The Boathouse

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! A HUGE THANKS TO BEGGS FOR THEIR SUPPORT IN SELLING THE TICKETS. The Boathouse Society Fundraising Committee will hold its first fundraising event on Monday, 14th May, 6pm, with a movie at the Suter Theatre, 208 Bridge Street, Nelson. The movie, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, is a new release and looks fabulous! Tickets can be purchased for a $20 donation (cheque, cash or card) from Beggs Music Works on 264 Hardy Street, Nelson 548…

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Progress, Progress, Progress!

Things are moving along with the Rebuild.  You Build have been busy replacing joists and laying down  flooring.  NCE, You Build and The Boathouse are putting special emphasis on reusing materials where and when it works best and is safe and so far the entire kitchen floor has been replaced with recycled materials.  Logs 2 Lumber have sent timber to Mead and Martin for profiling and Natural House Java Oils are being applied on the underside of the new boards ready…

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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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