Nelson’s community heroes recognised at 2019 Eelco Boswijk Awards 

Events & Festivals
19/06/2019 9:30am

Nelson celebrated its strong community spirit at the Eelco Boswijk Civic Awards ceremony on Tuesday 18...

Reports of sewage in Tasman Bay confirmed as not from Council source

Infrastructure
17/06/2019 5:45pm

Recent media coverage has outlined public concerns relating to raw sewage in Tasman Bay, particularly at...

We want to hear from you in the Nelson Residents’ Survey

Services
12/06/2019 9:51am

Have you been to any Council run events? Do you mainly drive, walk or cycle to...

Founders Book Fair still a best seller in the digital age

Events & Festivals
12/06/2019 2:10am

The Founders Book Fair continues to increase in popularity, despite the widespread use of digital devices,...

Tenant wellbeing key as Council agrees to divest Community Housing

Community
11/06/2019 11:51am

At the Annual Plan deliberations meeting on Friday 7 June, Council made the decision that allows...

Climate actions speak louder than words

Environment
07/06/2019 6:15pm

Nelson City Council has today shown it is converting its words into action, allocating $254,500 of...

Saxton Oval scores England debut

Events & Festivals
07/06/2019 12:08pm

Mayor Rachel Reese expressed her excitement, on behalf of Nelson City Council, at the news that...

Nelson's youth carry on rocking

Events & Festivals
06/06/2019 2:27am

NZ music month may have come to an end, but the music still plays on.

Nelson Public Libraries want to hear from you

Services
04/06/2019 4:26am

What services would you like to see offered at Nelson’s Elma Turner Library in the...

Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement Metrics for the Regional Sector

Services
30/05/2019 2:26am

Nelson City Council has adequate resources in place to meet Resource Management Act compliance requirements, according...

Proposal for Wakatu Square development not to proceed

Community
29/05/2019 12:22pm

During April, a special consultation was undertaken with the public relating to the sale of land...

Waimea Inlet Action Plan gets Committee support

Environment
29/05/2019 4:24am

Nelson City Council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee has recommended that Council adopts the Waimea Inlet Action...

Navigational Safety Bylaw Amendments consultation


29/05/2019 2:50am

At its meeting on 28 May 2019, Nelson City Council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee recommended the...

Research for Nelson Library redevelopment begins

Community
28/05/2019 9:58am

A project to look at the redevelopment of the Elma Turner Library and the surrounding riverside...

Greenmeadows Community Open Day – come and enjoy the facilities

Events & Festivals
27/05/2019 3:42am

The Greenmeadows Community Open Day will provide the community with the opportunity to “have a go”...

Pop-up library service for Stoke

Services
21/05/2019 12:10pm

There will be a new ‘pop-up library service’ in Stoke, while the assessment for internal damage...

Founders Book Fair returns

Events & Festivals
20/05/2019 10:21am

The much-loved Founders Book Fair is back this Queen’s Birthday Weekend.

Nelson City Council declares a Climate Emergency

Environment
17/05/2019 8:00am

At an Extraordinary meeting on Thursday 16 May, Nelson City Council (NCC) declared a Climate Emergency...

Humour takes the stage again​

Events & Festivals
13/05/2019 3:59am

Laugh Nelson returns for 2019 with an evening jam-packed with live stand-up comedy and improvised theatre...

Nelson City Council supports Climate Change Bill

Environment
08/05/2019 1:42am

Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese says that Nelson City Council supports the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon)...

Council wants to discuss key issues during Road Safety Week

Infrastructure
06/05/2019 9:31am

Road Safety Week runs from 6 till 12 May with a range of events happening around...

Further assessment of Stoke Library needed

Community
06/05/2019 5:53am

At its meeting on Thursday 11 April 2019, the Community Services Committee received an update on...

Young and Inspired, in Nelson

Events & Festivals
06/05/2019 5:16am

Young Nelsonians living their dreams out in the real world will take centre stage at an...

New chair and directors appointed to the Nelson Regional Development Agency

Community
23/04/2019 10:36am

Nelson City Council is pleased to announce the appointments of Ms Meg Matthews as Chair, and...

Dun Mountain Trail repairs continue

Infrastructure
23/04/2019 2:13am

The Nelson-Tasman Cycle Trails Trust and the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust are continuing work to reinstate...

Services and events to commemorate ANZAC Day - Thursday, 25 April

Community
18/04/2019 11:51am

Anzac Day is traditionally observed with remembrance services to acknowledge the personal courage and sacrifice of...

Nelson Mayor welcomes Provincial Growth Fund investment

Community
18/04/2019 4:16am

Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese welcomed the announcement today of funding through the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund...

Progress on Nelson’s transport vision for the future

Infrastructure
17/04/2019 3:35am

Nelson’s vision for an accessible and vibrant CBD, a healthy environment and a world-class waterfront is...

Nelson-Tasman Future Development Strategy

Environment
09/04/2019 9:16am

The second round of feedback on the Nelson-Tasman Future Development Strategy (FDS) opened on 8...

Community groups make Greenmeadows their home

Community
09/04/2019 4:14am

Community groups in Nelson are now calling Greenmeadows their home following the issue of its Certificate...

State of the Environment Report 2018

Environment
08/04/2019 4:10am

At its meeting on 4 April, the Planning and Regulatory Committee approved the Nelson City Council...

Rural water restrictions lifted

Environment
04/04/2019 10:19am

Thanks to recent rainfall, rural water restrictions are now lifted.

Public consultation now open

Community
01/04/2019 2:57am

The Annual Plan 2019/20 Consultation Document is now open for public submission. The consultation includes proposed...

Nominations now open for Eelco Boswijk Civic Awards

Community
01/04/2019 2:31am

Nominations are now open for this year’s Eelco Boswijk Civic Awards.

Section of route selected for Great Taste Trail extension

Community
29/03/2019 1:51am

The Nelson Tasman Cycle Trails Trust is working on a project that is the first stage...

Community housing proposal adopted for the public to have their say

Community
28/03/2019 11:39am

At the meeting on Wednesday, Council approved a Consultation Document that will seek the community’s views...

Waimea Road speed limit recommended to lower to 50km/h

Infrastructure
28/03/2019 11:31am

The Works and Infrastructure Committee is recommending that Council approves the proposal to lower the speed...

Nelson Water restrictions update - Urban restrictions lifted

Infrastructure
28/03/2019 11:03am

The recent rainfall has enabled Nelson City Council (NCC) to lift the water restrictions in all...

Council seeks public feedback on the future of Wakatu Square

Community
28/03/2019 2:17am

At its meeting on 27 March 2019, Nelson City Council agreed to consult on a proposal...

Condolence book for Christchurch families available at Nelson City Council

Community
19/03/2019 8:21am

In response to the strength of feeling in the Nelson community, Nelson City Council invites the...

Annual Plan Consultation Document ready for community input

Community
19/03/2019 3:47am

Nelson City Council will meet on Thursday to adopt, in principle, the 2019/2020 Annual Plan Consultation...

All Nelson reserves confirmed to reopen

Community
15/03/2019 1:29am

Nelson City Council can today confirm that all reserves are now open again, including the entire...

More reserves reopen in Nelson

Community
13/03/2019 2:03am

The recent rain has helped to ease the fire risk and allowed Nelson City Council to...

Nelson Mayor welcomes Air New Zealand price drop on flights in and out of Nelson Airport

Services
26/02/2019 4:26am

Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese says today’s announcement that Air New Zealand is reducing its fares to...

Mayoral Relief Fund open for applications from Monday

Community
21/02/2019 4:54am

The criteria and application process for the Mayoral Relief Fund has been finalised by mayors Richard...

Stage Two water restrictions now in force in Nelson

Infrastructure
13/02/2019 9:25am

The continuing hot dry conditions and dropping water levels at the Maitai Dam, have prompted Nelson...

Landscape and conservation reserves remain closed

Infrastructure
11/02/2019 8:41am

Nelson City Council landscape and conservation reserves are still closed. This includes popular spots like...

Further reserve closures and advice about coping with smoke

Community
08/02/2019 11:22am

Following consultation with the Principal Rural Fire Officer, Nelson City Council is temporarily closing public access...

Fire in Sir Stanley Whitehead Reserve now under control

Infrastructure
08/02/2019 8:38am

The Fire Emergency New Zealand crews worked hard to tackle the fire on Sir Stanley Whitehead...

Fire in Sir Stanley Whitehead Reserve

Community
08/02/2019 3:51am

As the Fire Emergency New Zealand crews tackle the fire on Sir Stanley Whitehead Reserve, the...

Reserve closures as part of Emergency Response

Infrastructure
06/02/2019 12:09pm

To support the emergency response to the fire near Wakefield, Nelson City Council is temporarily closing...

Pigeon Valley Fire Update 6.00am 6 February 2019

Community
06/02/2019 6:26am

Overnight the fire that started yesterday afternoon in Pigeon Valley had spread to cover 1870 hectares...

Taurapa Sculpture enhances culturally significant site

Community
05/02/2019 11:52am

A dawn ceremony at the Waka Landing site on Saturday, 2 February saw the unveiling of...

Popular annual celebration of culture returns on Waitangi Day

Events & Festivals
01/02/2019 2:27am

The forecast is looking perfect for strolling around this year’s annual international Kai Festival on 6...

Extreme fire risk means temporary closure of Grampians Reserve

Infrastructure
28/01/2019 3:47am

Following consultation with the Principal Rural Fire Officer, Nelson City Council is temporarily closing all tracks...

Getting into the swing of things at Greenmeadows

Community
24/01/2019 1:24pm

Summer sport is still in full swing in Stoke, with both Nelson Cricket and Stoke Tennis...

Water restrictions begin for stream and well users

Services
23/01/2019 3:56am

As local river levels continue to drop, Nelson City Council has confirmed water restrictions for those...

How do we grow from here?

Community
23/01/2019 3:56am

Tell us how the Nelson-Tasman region should grow - have your say on the Future Development...

High levels of toxic algae in Poorman Valley Stream

Environment
22/01/2019 3:39am

Potentially toxic algae, also known as cyanobacteria, has been found at high levels in Poorman Valley...

Hill country erosion control gets million dollar boost

Environment
18/01/2019 11:38am

Nelson City Council welcomes funding of $1,275,000 from the Ministry for Primary Industries Hill Country Erosion...

Council provides urgent funding for Tahunanui Community Centre

Community
14/01/2019 2:02am

Council has committed to fund management assistance to allow the Tahunanui Community Centre (TCC) to remain...

Nelson is ready for Bay Dreams South

Community
24/12/2018 11:43am

Trafalgar Park will be the centre of activity on 4 January when Bay Dreams South launches...

Council offers support to Nelson Giants

Community
18/12/2018 3:10am

At its meeting last week, Council approved a reduced rate of $35,000 per annum for the...

Council adopts revised gambling policy

Community
14/12/2018 4:31am

At its meeting on Thursday 13 December, Council adopted the proposed changes to the Gambling Policy...

Council supports Seafield Terrace storm repairs

Infrastructure
14/12/2018 4:29am

Seafield Terrace at Glenduan, and associated infrastructure services, suffered considerable damage in the November 2017 and...

National Policy Statement for Urban Development Capacity

Infrastructure
14/12/2018 4:26am

At the Council meeting on 13 December, a recently completed assessment of Nelson’s housing capacity carried...

Haulashore Jetty to stay

Community
14/12/2018 4:23am

Council will retain the timber jetty on Haulashore Island for its landscape values, but it remains...

Iwi and Council working closer together

Community
14/12/2018 4:16am

For almost 20 years Council and iwi of Te Tau Ihu (Top of the South) have...

Nelson’s key transport investigations endorsed by Council to proceed

Infrastructure
14/12/2018 4:12am

At the meeting on Thursday, 13 December 2018, Council endorsed the scope of the programme for...

Waimea Road Speed Limit consultation opens

Infrastructure
14/12/2018 2:56am

Nelson City Council is inviting submissions from the community on a proposal to change the current...

Modellers Pond trial decision reached

Infrastructure
14/12/2018 2:44am

​At Thursday’s Council meeting a decision was made to continue the Diatomix trial at the Modellers...

Decorating the city for Christmas

Community
06/12/2018 8:44am

Nelson’s Christmas decorations will be shining bright this summer with a focus on light.

Proposed road closure changed in light of feedback

Services
05/12/2018 9:25am

The Nelson City Council Hearings panel has approved an amended road closure from the proposal submitted...

Nelson City Council’s financial outlook remains stable as Standard and Poor’s ‘AA/A-1+’ credit rating affirmed

Community
03/12/2018 4:47am

Credit rating agency, Standard and Poor's, has affirmed its AA long-term and A-1+ short-term credit rating...

Santa Parade Feedback and Apology from Organisers

Community
03/12/2018 3:50am

On Sunday the Santa Parade was held in Nelson. While the large crowds enjoyed the sights...

Tickets on sale now for Nelson's Christmas Celebration


28/11/2018 10:44am

Following the success of last year’s new-look Christmas Celebration for our senior residents at the award...

Nelson City Council confirms its contribution to the Waimea Dam

Infrastructure
27/11/2018 5:15pm

At a meeting today, Council confirmed its position on funding for the Waimea Dam. The $5...

Mayor expresses concern around the closure of Stoke Kiwibank branch

Community
15/11/2018 10:24am

Mayor Rachel Reese has expressed her sincere concern regarding the announcement to close the Kiwibank and...

City Amenity Bylaw enforcement action taken

Services
31/10/2018 10:44am

The benches on the Hardy Street frontage of the Nelson Provincial Museum have recently been occupied...

Work underway to address wastewater odours

Infrastructure
26/10/2018 8:18am

Many Nelsonians will have noticed an unpleasant odour around the city over the past few...