Final result - Nelson City Council Local Elections 2019

Events & Festivals
17/10/2019 12:37pm

The final result of the Nelson City Council elections held on Saturday 12 October is as...

Progress Result - Nelson City Council 2019 Triennial Elections

12/10/2019 2:07pm

The progress result for the Nelson City Council elections held on Saturday 12th October is as...

Have your say on how Saxton Field is managed

04/10/2019 4:31am

Saxton Field is your public space, and as part of our planning for the future we...

Trafalgar Bridge has lifespan extended

03/10/2019 10:41am

At nearly 100 years old, the Trafalgar Bridge has lasted surprisingly well for a concrete structure,...

Harvest in Codgers recreation area deferred

03/10/2019 4:06am

The pine harvest operation that was scheduled to begin in the Tantragee and Atmore Reserves on...

Hampden Street trial closure - update

03/10/2019 1:08am

The trial closure of Hampden Street (West) where it meets Waimea Road will start on Sunday...

Stoke set for new banking hub boost

30/09/2019 3:47am

The people of Nelson are set to get a major boost, with the introduction of a...

Harvesting to start in Codgers recreation area

30/09/2019 2:25am

Access for walkers and mountain bikers to the Codgers recreation area will be restricted from 7...

Leak identified in pressurised pipe

26/09/2019 3:55pm

A leak has been identified on the pressurised pipe (known as the Atawhai rising main) leading...

Council cements programme to get the central city thriving

20/09/2019 9:18am

​The key moves planned to transform central Nelson have been endorsed by Council through the adoption...

Tourism grant to help with toilet upgrades

19/09/2019 12:10pm

Nelson can look forward to updated toilet facilities at Tahunanui and Millers Acre thanks to the...

Working to make Nelson a safer city

19/09/2019 11:43am

Council gave the go-ahead to seek public feedback on proposed changes to the Dangerous, Insanitary and...

Voting opens for 2019 Local Elections – Nga Pōti

Events & Festivals
18/09/2019 3:52am

Get your votes in early for the 2019 Local Elections to have your say.

Free Buses Weekend - 21 and 22 September

12/09/2019 10:50am

​Nelson City Council, with support from Tasman District Council, will be offering free trips on...

New Nelson Santa Parade organisers excited to be involved

05/09/2019 4:03pm

Nelson City Council is excited to announce that events management company EBTAC Ltd has been appointed...

Significant changes proposed to freshwater management

05/09/2019 2:06pm

Nelson City Council welcomes the Government’s announcement today that it proposes to change some of the...

Nelson Residents' Survey results are in

05/09/2019 1:16pm

It’s that time of the year again, and the results are in for Nelson’s Annual Residents’...

Progress reported on Nelson's transport targets

04/09/2019 1:35pm

Nelson City Council has released its Annual Monitoring Report for the year to June 2019 on...

Council welcomes funding to encourage responsible camping

03/09/2019 9:33am

Mayor Rachel Reese welcomes the announcement from the Ministry of Business, Industry and Employment (MBIE) that...

Restoring the biodiversity of the Maitai and Roding Water Reserves

30/08/2019 11:42am

Nelson Nature’s aim to restore the natural biodiversity of the Maitai and Roding water reserves gets...

A new ‘Pedestrian Mall’ for Upper Trafalgar Street

27/08/2019 2:14am

At its meeting earlier today [27 August 2019], Council declared Upper Trafalgar Street a Pedestrian...

Economic development for the Top of the South receives a $4.5 million funding boost

23/08/2019 11:10am

The Top of the South is set to benefit from Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) support for...

New Community Investment Fund Panel

22/08/2019 10:32am

A new Community Investment Fund (CIF) Panel has recently been appointed by Council, following a community...

Council’s capital projects successfully delivered

15/08/2019 2:26am

The 2018/19 financial year has been a successful one for Nelson City Council’s delivery of the...

Hampden Street trial closure to address intersection safety concerns

15/08/2019 1:32am

Hampden Street (West) will be closed where it meets Waimea Road soon as a 12-month trial...

Four Lanes Festival set to surprise and delight!

Events & Festivals
13/08/2019 4:24am

A new family-friendly festival is being held amongst Nelson’s central city laneways at the end of...

Environmental Grants funding now available

09/08/2019 12:24pm

Council has launched a new Environmental Grants scheme to help support environmental work within the...

Have you read Nelson's 2019 pre-election report?

Events & Festivals
09/08/2019 4:28am

With nominations for Council closing on Friday 16 August and voting opening on 20 September, Nelson...

New parking meter technology on the way

09/08/2019 3:47am

Nelson City Council has taken a step towards modernising parking meters.

Progress on the Modellers Pond

09/08/2019 3:03am

Nelson City Council has taken a positive step forward in finding a permanent solution for the...

Councils consider the impact of national tertiary education changes

02/08/2019 10:36am

In light of the announcement from Education Minister Chris Hipkins, the Mayors of Nelson and Tasman...

Future growth in Nelson Tasman regions secured

26/07/2019 1:04am

The future growth options for Nelson Tasman have more certainty thanks to feedback from the...

Project launch - City For All Ages

23/07/2019 2:27am

Work to develop a new strategy for Nelson’s ageing population was launched on Monday 22...

Will you represent your community by standing in the 2019 Local Elections?

19/07/2019 9:34am

Nominations are now open for this year’s local elections.

Nelson City Council set to bring Bay Dreams South back to Nelson for five years

Events & Festivals
04/07/2019 10:04am

Nelson is set to become a regular on the international music festival scene, with Council in...

Atawhai speed limit review happening soon

03/07/2019 1:24am

Mayor Rachel Reese is relieved at the news that the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has...

Nelson’s Matariki Festival and Star Party a grand finale to 2019 Māori New Year celebrations

Events & Festivals
02/07/2019 10:32am

Nelsonians will get a chance to celebrate the 2019 Māori New Year at the Matariki Festival...

Council confirms projects for the next 12 months

27/06/2019 3:47pm

Nelson City Council has adopted its 2019/2020 Annual Plan, confirming the projects to be funded for...

Stoke Library to reopen on 1 July

24/06/2019 10:49am

Stoke Library will reopen to the public on Monday 1 July after a one-month closure for...

Preventing untreated discharges into the Nelson Haven

21/06/2019 10:18am

Following recent media coverage, questions have been raised about the pressurised pipeline between Nelson City and...

Close Upper Trafalgar Street? Nelson City Council wants your views

21/06/2019 8:22am

Nelson City Council wants to hear from the community on whether motor vehicles should be prohibited...

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

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

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

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

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

04/06/2019 4:26am

Updated 1 July: Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback, both online and in person....

Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement Metrics for the Regional Sector

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

04/04/2019 10:19am

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

Public consultation now open

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

26/10/2018 8:18am

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

Accessing older media releases

25/10/2018 2:23pm

Older media releases can be accessed on the Nelson City Council website.