Annual Plan Consultation Document goes to Council on Thursday

20/03/2023 4:16pm

Nelson City Council will consider proposals for a 7.2% average rate increase, in line with inflation,...

Nelson Tasman’s new buses are delayed – but it’s a service worth waiting for

20/03/2023 2:48pm

Nelson Tasman’s brand-new bus service will now start on August 1 due to a delay in...

The work of recovery continues – stabilisation of Moana Avenue and completion of geotechnical assessments

16/03/2023 3:49pm

Work will start by the end of the month to enable Moana Avenue to return to...

Rutherford Street stormwater upgrade completed ahead of schedule

02/03/2023 4:54am

Stormwater resilience in Nelson took a huge leap over the past six months, with work to...

Nelson City Council appoints new Chief Executive

27/02/2023 12:09pm

Māpua resident and Primary ITO Chief Executive Nigel Philpott has been appointed to lead Nelson City...

Elma Turner's 'small but mighty' Pop-up Library just got bigger

25/01/2023 3:49pm

Nelson City Council is delighted to announce the Elma Turner Pop-up Library extended into the Maitai...

Night works on our roads for essential maintenance

19/12/2022 12:20pm

As we undertake essential work on our roads, we appreciate it can be very disruptive for...

Waimea Road to open before Christmas

14/12/2022 11:23am

​The crews working on Waimea Road and Rutherford Street have made great progress in recent weeks....

Financial relief proposed for Nelsonians affected by August storm event

13/12/2022 3:31pm

Nelson City Council will decide on Thursday (15 December) whether to approve two proposals designed to...

Nelson awarded $5m from Waka Kotahi to improve cycling connections

05/12/2022 10:45am

Nelson's cycling and walking network will be boosted by improved east-west connections due to a $5m...

Nelson City Council maintains AA/A-1+ credit rating with a stable outlook

05/12/2022 10:41am

S&P Global’s credit rating report for Nelson City Council outlines the financial balancing act required to...

More financial assistance needed for those affected by slips and flooding

28/11/2022 5:34pm

The Nelson Tasman Mayoral Relief Fund has distributed $691,833.53 to around 230 individuals, families and businesses...

Nelson City Council appoints Interim Chief Executive

24/11/2022 3:02pm

Nelson Mayor Nick Smith today announced the appointment of Lindsay McKenzie as Interim Chief Executive (CE)...

Library Taskforce recommends $1.4m urgent strengthening for Elma Turner Library

21/11/2022 4:36am

On Thursday 24 November, Nelson City Council will consider a recommendation from the Library Reopening Taskforce...

Repair, Reconnect, Recover – how Nelson’s water supply was secured

15/11/2022 11:54am

Three months on from the devastating August severe weather, the main break in the Maitai Raw...

Local sponsorship secured for Nelson’s Opera in the Park

Events & Festivals
09/11/2022 8:44am

A locally owned real estate company has become a major sponsor for Nelson’s largest community concert...

Mayor proposes new $46m library project is put on hold

08/11/2022 1:58pm

New Nelson Mayor Nick Smith will put to the first Nelson City Council meeting on Thursday...

Proposed Council structure follows Mayor’s governance reset

08/11/2022 12:55pm

New Nelson Mayor Nick Smith is proposing a new Council structure that allows for a closer...

Nelson/Blenheim flight trial extended for full SH6 closure

01/11/2022 10:10am

Flights between Nelson and Blenheim will continue for the full seven-week State Highway 6 closure, it...

Nelson/Blenheim flight service secured for SH6 closure

25/10/2022 5:00pm

Nelson Mayor Nick Smith has worked with local company Originair to set up a morning and...

Nelson City Council faces repair bill between $40m - $60m for August 2022 weather event

20/10/2022 2:10pm

Nelson City Council’s incoming elected members’ first item of business was a briefing and bus tour...

Mayoral Relief Fund extended and open to those affected by SH6 closure

13/10/2022 5:24pm

The Mayoral Relief fund has been extended to allow more time for people affected by the...

$36 million Infrastructure Acceleration Funding to support 1000 more homes in the City

13/10/2022 2:04pm

Nelson City Council has been awarded $36m of grant funding from the Government's Infrastructure Acceleration Fund...

Do you dig it? Draft Urban Greening Strategy (DUGS) approved

06/10/2022 3:12pm

The Draft Urban Greening Strategy sets out a vision to make Nelson a greener, healthier, and...

Stars align for Nelson’s new arts strategy

06/10/2022 10:49am

A new arts and creativity strategy has been officially adopted to help Whakatū Nelson realise its...

A helping hand for homeowners affected by August weather event: Rates remission approved

03/10/2022 11:57am

Property owners with red and yellow placards that have been unable to access their homes for...

A new home for an expanded bus service

03/10/2022 10:58am

Waiting for the bus in Nelson is set to become a more comfortable experience with elected...

What next for Elma Turner Library?

03/10/2022 10:55am

Nelson City councillors have received an update on work to fully reopen Elma Turner Library after...

Taonga Tuku Iho: Nelson’s heritage strategy renamed and revamped

30/09/2022 11:30am

A strategy approved by Council Tuesday updates Whakatū Nelson’s approach to preserving our heritage and collective...

Ngāti Koata and Council working together on recreation access

30/09/2022 11:26am

Nelson City Council’s Community and Recreation Committee agreed on Thursday, 15 September, to continue working with...

It's electrifying! Nelson-Tasman's bus service is going electric

23/09/2022 12:56pm

More frequent, more environmentally friendly, and more widespread is the promise of a new contract awarded...

Lessons learned from the construction of Pūtangitangi Greenmeadows Centre, have changed Nelson City Council processes for the better

21/09/2022 4:14am

An external review into the construction of Pūtangitangi Greenmeadows Centre provides a detailed and comprehensive assessment...

Nelson Marina Masterplan: a modern facility for a coastal city

20/09/2022 3:36pm

A masterplan that will transform Nelson Marina into a modern, world-class facility for both boaties and...

Impact of new flood data and modelling on library development to be considered

20/09/2022 3:16pm

Nelson City Councillors will consider updated flood modelling information that impacts the inner city and Maitai...

Nelson Whakatū organisations united in call for a space where our community can connect

15/09/2022 12:43pm

Leaders across Nelson Whakatū have strongly endorsed the need for city investment that builds greater community...

Milestone reached on Awatea Place pump station project

14/09/2022 5:12am

A new pump station with the capacity to receive wastewater from the whole of the Tāhunanui...

Nelson’s award-winning active travel project to be extended with $1.4m funding

14/09/2022 4:32am

Walking and cycling in Nelson South will receive a huge boost after Waka Kotahi awarded $1.4m...

Funding allocated for 25 new affordable rental properties

05/09/2022 11:06am

Nelson City Council has approved $2 million in grant funding from Phase Two of its Housing...

Three Waters Better Off Funding: projects across Nelson to benefit

27/08/2022 9:23am

A City Centre playground, lighting on the Railway Reserve, and Nelson’s arts community could all benefit...

Help for the big clean-up

22/08/2022 4:08pm

While the weather for the rest of the week is looking mixed, there are periods of...

Nelson severe rain event - FAQ

20/08/2022 6:25am

Advice and answers to some of the most common questions we are receiving at our Customer...

Nelson Tasman Mayoral relief fund open for donations

19/08/2022 4:12am

Following a government contribution of $200,000 to the Nelson Tasman Mayoral Relief Fund yesterday (Thursday 18...

Use Our Loos: A New Zealand first that recognises when you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go 

15/08/2022 11:54am

Nelson City Council is launching a new initiative to make more clean, safe and accessible toilets...

Candidates for the 2022 Nelson City Council local election announced

12/08/2022 4:55am

A total of 42 candidates are standing for election to Nelson City Council, with seven standing...

An exciting purchase with an eye to a people-focussed future

04/08/2022 5:05am

Nelson City Council has purchased the bus depot on Bridge Street with a view to turning...

New parking strategy takes community feedback onboard

04/08/2022 5:02am

Nelson's new Parking Strategy 2022 has been adopted by the Infrastructure Committee, with some key changes...

Sale of land to create homes for six families in need of housing

02/08/2022 12:30pm

Nelson Tasman Housing Trust is set to transform Totara Street with six new homes following the...

A Pop-Up Library close to home: Elma Turner Library to partially reopen following urgent work on ceiling tiles

15/07/2022 2:42pm

Nelson City Council plans to reopen part of Elma Turner Library on Monday 25 July 2022,...

Three Waters: Council sends submission informed by community feedback

12/07/2022 4:45pm

Key themes such as local governance, local ownership, and protection against privatisation are included in Nelson...

Whakatū Nelson Arts and Creativity Strategy: realising our creative potential together

29/06/2022 1:53am

Would you like more art in the streets, laneways, and parks of our city? How about...

E Tū Whakatū: an active travel strategy to get Nelson moving

23/06/2022 3:43am

A safer, more widespread network for walking and cycling is at the heart of E Tū...

Three Waters reform: it’s now time to make a submission

22/06/2022 4:26pm

• Take part in Council’s submission to central government
• Come to a Three Waters public meeting

Preparing for climate change: feedback sought on shared community values

22/06/2022 11:00am

Nelson City Council is seeking to learn more about the values we share as a coastal...

Future Development Strategy recommendations refine Nelson Tasman growth objectives

17/06/2022 10:24am

Deliberation hearings on the Nelson-Tasman Future Development Strategy 2022-2052 (FDS) have now concluded.

‘It’s been a privilege’: Nelson City Council Chief Executive will not apply for next five-year term

14/06/2022 2:57am

Nelson City Council will be seeking a new chief executive after current Chief Executive Pat Dougherty...

Nelson Marina sets off on voyage to a community-focused future

09/06/2022 2:47pm

A draft Masterplan that sets out Nelson City Council’s plans to transform Nelson Marina into a...

Elma Turner Library to temporarily close due to earthquake-related concerns

09/06/2022 11:37am

Nelson City Council has decided to temporarily close Elma Turner Library from today (Thursday 9 June)...

Infrastructure for the future: Rutherford stormwater upgrade offers a vital layer of protection

26/05/2022 3:01am

Work on a major stormwater upgrade on Rutherford Street will start mid-July, bringing a substantial improvement...

Nelson City Council updates 5,500 LIMs following new information on natural hazards and the Atawhai Closed Landfill

24/05/2022 3:23pm

​Nelson City Council has new and updated information after it commissioned a series of independent, region-wide...

Founders Annual Book Fair is back for 2022

Events & Festivals
20/05/2022 3:40am

A bounty of books awaits you at the Founders Annual Book Fair, opening on Queen’s Birthday...

Nine projects funded to help reduce waste to landfill

19/05/2022 3:31am

Nine innovative waste minimisation projects led by Nelson businesses, community groups, and schools will share $42,000...

Nelson project through to final stage of Infrastructure Acceleration Fund

17/05/2022 3:35pm

A Nelson City Council project designed to help increase housing supply in the City Centre has...

Nelson City Council issues Earthquake Prone Business notices for Civic House

13/05/2022 3:45pm

Council, in its Territorial Authority role, has issued two Earthquake Prone Building (EPB) Notices that apply...

What’s the hubbub? A new place for fun and exercise in the Maitai Valley

13/05/2022 2:51pm

Whether you’re on foot, bike, or carrying your golf bag, there’s something for everyone at the...

Stars align for Te Huihui-o-Matariki in Whakatū Nelson

Events & Festivals
12/05/2022 11:51am

Nelson will celebrate its first Matariki public holiday with a community festival on Friday 24 June...

Whakatū Nelson’s largest mural set to wow

28/04/2022 3:27pm

A new mural, depicting Nelson’s aquatic wildlife across its impressive 420m2 span, has brought an unexpected...

2021/22 Eelco Boswijk Civic Awards honour Nelson’s community champions

26/04/2022 11:04am

After a year-long delay due to pandemic restrictions on event numbers, the winners of the 2021/22...

Opening up possibilities: Mobi-Mat makes Tāhunanui Beach more accessible

14/04/2022 2:04pm

Caleb Harcus and his son, Ethan, trialled a new Mobi-Mat at Tāhunanui on Monday, a device...

Nelson City Council's Housing Reserve hits the ground running

13/04/2022 1:03pm

Council has approved $1.85 million in grant funding from Phase One of its Housing Reserve to...

Opportunity: A new business in a heritage building

12/04/2022 3:39pm

Nelson City Council is looking to sell or lease the iconic building known as The Anchor...

Bespoke solution: Pride bike shelters safe and inclusive

31/03/2022 5:49pm

Councillors have resolved to progress with the installation of pride decals on both the Trafalgar Street...

More waste, less haste – successful trial of solar-compacting bin in Nelson’s central city

29/03/2022 9:30am

Results from a Nelson City Council and Spark New Zealand joint trial of a ‘smart’ solar-compacting...

Vaccine passes at Council facilities under the simplified COVID-19 Protection Framework: RED

25/03/2022 1:54am

Vaccine passes will no longer be required at all of Nelson City Council’s facilities from April...

Have your say on art and creativity in Whakatū

17/03/2022 11:50am

Nelson City Council is leading the development of a new strategy to support the growth of...

Nelson City Council agrees to move forward with the next steps in adopting its Annual Plan for 2022/23

11/03/2022 1:01pm

Nelson City Council has voted not to consult on the Annual Plan 2022/23, as it has...

Pressing play on Future Development Strategy public consultation

09/03/2022 4:39pm

Public Consultation is about to begin on Tasman District and Nelson City Councils’ joint Future Development...

The flax that binds us: Modellers’ Pond park gifted name Te Pā Harakeke

04/03/2022 12:52pm

Te Kaunihera o Whakatū (Nelson City Council) kaumātua have gifted a name to the park being...

Rent relief part of support package for Nelson hospitality sector

25/02/2022 1:57pm

Nelson City Council is extending rent relief for outdoor dining, street stallholders and concession holders until...

Native fish rescue mission at Nelson's Modellers Pond

21/02/2022 4:03am

Native fish, including eel (tuna) and whitebait (inanga), have been relocated from the Modellers Pond to...

Flexible and fast: reducing COVID-19 impacts on Council budgets and projects

17/02/2022 2:15am

Nelson City Council voted unanimously on Thursday 17 February to create a dedicated COVID-19 fund to...

Nelson City Council retains AA/A-1+ credit rating, noting prudent financial management

04/02/2022 11:05am

Credit rating agency S&P Global has affirmed Nelson City Council’s AA long-term and A-1 short-term credit...

Saxton Field road named after former Richmond, Tasman and Nelson Mayor.

03/02/2022 4:34am

The previously unnamed road through the Saxton Field Complex has been officially named Kerry Marshall Drive...

Nelson-Tasman launches Welcoming Communities programme

29/01/2022 1:35am

Nelson and Tasman councils will be able to make the region an even more welcoming place...

Nelson City Council facilities under COVID-19 Protection Framework: RED

24/01/2022 4:30am

Safe access to Nelson City Council’s facilities will work differently from Monday 24 January, as all...

Future Development Strategy feedback breaks ground in identifying new sites

17/01/2022 2:19am

Feedback received during early engagement on the Nelson Tasman 2021-2051 Future Development Strategy (FDS) has helped...

Community organisations receive $200,000 in COVID-19 relief from Council

30/12/2021 10:11am

Nelson City Council has allocated the full funding available from its COVID-19 emergency fund created in...

At Nelson Marina, change is afloat

22/12/2021 11:44am

As Nelson Marina embarks on its journey to become a modern destination for boat users and...

'Innovating Streets for People – Nelson South' project recognised again as a leading example

22/12/2021 4:19am

The community road safety project has earned Nelson City Council the Traffic Institute of New Zealand’s...

High demand and staff shortages cause consenting delays

15/12/2021 3:15am

Along with other councils across the country, Nelson City Council’s resource consent and building consent teams...

Three Waters reform: opportunity to engage in 2022

09/12/2021 11:56am

Nelson City Council and the public will be able to make submissions to the Water Services...

Council launches Climate Action Plan

09/12/2021 11:29am

In a council meeting on Tuesday 23 November 2021, elected members voted to adopt Nelson City...

Nelson rating revaluation shows significant growth in property values

09/12/2021 10:10am

A presentation detailing Nelson’s three-yearly revaluation review by Nelson City Council’s external valuation service provider, Quotable...

Huge public support for Te Ara ō Whakatū – a vision for Nelson’s city centre

08/12/2021 4:44am

Submissions to Nelson City Council’s City Centre Spatial Plan – Te Ara ō Whakatū – have...

COVID-19 at Orange: access to public libraries update

05/12/2021 2:40am

With more COVID-19 cases announced in our community this week, Nelson City Council will be changing...

Nelson City Council facilities under the new COVID-19 Protection Framework

30/11/2021 4:26am

Safe access to Nelson City Council’s facilities will work differently from Friday, 3 December in line...

Work underway for Maitai Recreation Hub

30/11/2021 2:08am

Nelson City Council has begun the development of the Maitai Recreation Hub at the Waahi Taakaro...

Spreading festive cheer

29/11/2021 3:20pm

It’s starting to feel like Christmas, as Nelson City Council’s annual festive decorations go up throughout...

Road closed? Here’s why that’s actually a good thing

29/11/2021 2:07am

Increasing the safety of road workers is at the heart of recent changes to traffic management...

Modeller’s Pond redevelopment underway before Christmas

26/11/2021 10:07am

Work on redeveloping the Modeller’s Pond into a new family-friendly park will be split into two...

Stoke Youth Park open for action

26/11/2021 4:37am

Skaters, ballers, bongo players, coffee connoisseurs and hammock lovers unite – the Stoke Youth Park is...

Nelson Plan to pause due to reform uncertainties but housing work to continue

24/11/2021 2:52am

Nelson City Council has decided to pause the release of the Whakamahere Whakatū Nelson Plan for...

Rent relief extended for Nelson’s hospitality sector

18/11/2021 2:37am

Nelson City Council will continue rent relief for outdoor dining, street stallholders and concession holders until...

Celebrating summer in Whakatū Nelson

Events & Festivals
18/11/2021 2:25am

Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 restrictions, Nelson City Council and the region’s event organisers...

A solid foundation: subdivision resource consent increase points to future housing supply increase

09/11/2021 3:40am

Resource consents for subdivisions in Nelson are up by 15%, an encouraging sign for future increases...

Urban Environments Bylaw review

08/11/2021 12:43pm

Nelson City Council has reviewed its Urban Environments Bylaw 2015 (No.225) as part of a regular...

Proposal for city centre social and affordable housing up for approval

26/10/2021 12:30pm

Nelson City Council will decide at Thursday’s Council meeting (28 October) whether to progress with plans...

Envisioning a City For All Ages

22/10/2021 3:10pm

By 2040, approximately one-third of Nelson’s population is expected to be over 65 years old and...

Mixed voting model decided for Whakatū Nelson

22/10/2021 10:24am

Whakatū Nelson will move forward with a plan for a new, mixed voting two-ward model for...

Four Nelson housing projects into next round of Infrastructure Acceleration Fund

19/10/2021 2:23am

Efforts to increase housing supply in Nelson took a step forward last week after four out...

Where do we grow from here? A new Future Development Strategy for Nelson Tasman

12/10/2021 12:20pm

Nelson and Tasman residents will soon have an opportunity to suggest sites for future housing and...

The fire risk in your back pocket: how to dispose of lithium-ion batteries

12/10/2021 3:30am

Lithium-ion (LI) batteries, like the ones found in many personal electronic devices including smartphones, contain hazardous...

Nelson City Council activates Housing Reserve for rapid affordable housing response

05/10/2021 4:40am

Responding to the urgent need for housing in Nelson, Phase One of Nelson City Council’s Housing...

Flood Mitigation Plan for new library shows manageable flood risk at riverside precinct site

28/09/2021 10:08am

Further flood modelling on initial concept drawings of the proposed new Nelson Central Library has shown...

Making the most of our Marina

24/09/2021 4:21am

A report that will form the basis of future plans for Nelson’s Marina was approved for...

More work to be done - Nelson’s transport report card

24/09/2021 2:04am

Nelson City Council has assessed a range of transport targets and come back with a detailed...

Nelson City Council seeks public feedback on next stages of Draft Whakamahere Whakatū Nelson Plan

21/09/2021 9:31am

Nelson City Council is looking for public feedback on three topics of the Draft Whakamahere Whakatū...

Three Waters - Where things stand

20/09/2021 4:27am

Nelson City Council will consider a report on the Three Waters reforms and what they could...

Te Ara ō Whakatū halftime report — answering your most common questions

14/09/2021 9:15am

Now halfway through the submission process, Nelson City Council would like to thank everyone who has...

Draft Out and About - On Tracks Strategy 2021 open for public feedback

14/09/2021 4:29am

An increase in the number of easy trails, reserves dedicated to walking, and a Track Advisory...

Nelson City Council services at COVID-19 Alert Level 2

07/09/2021 12:09pm

Central Government has confirmed that from Tuesday, 7 September, 11.59pm, Nelson and the rest of New...

Mountain biking allowed at Alert Level 3 in Nelson and Tasman: a guide

31/08/2021 2:33am

Many of Nelson and Tasman’s mountain biking trails will reopen on Thursday 2 September, as the...

Nelson City Council services at COVID-19 Alert Level 3

31/08/2021 2:09am

On Tuesday 31 August at 11.59pm, New Zealand, south of the Auckland boundary, will move from...

Turning a vision into reality: making intensification happen

26/08/2021 3:26pm

Proposals that have the potential to transform life in Nelson’s city centre – creating homes, bringing...

Cancellation, postponement for 4 Lanes Festival and Youth Lane events

Events & Festivals
24/08/2021 10:59am

Nelson’s 4 Lanes Festival has been cancelled, and the complementary Youth Lane event postponed as a...

Nelson City Council services at COVID-19 Alert Level 4

18/08/2021 2:40am

New Zealand entered a COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown on Wednesday, 18 August.

A new way forward for affordable and social housing in Nelson

16/08/2021 4:34am

A proposal to sell Council-owned land to Kāinga Ora has the potential to create 175 affordable...

Local elections are changing in Nelson – have your say!

14/08/2021 12:31pm

The way Nelson elects councillors will change for the 2022 local elections, after Nelson City Council...

Council to take lead in submitting developers' expressions of interest for infrastructure funding to increase housing supply

13/08/2021 2:21am

Nelson City Council is putting its best foot forward to secure government funding to increase housing...

How we are addressing Nelson’s housing capacity shortfall

11/08/2021 2:48am

The Nelson Housing and Business Capacity Assessment (HBA) was adopted at Nelson City Council’s Urban Development...

Draft Out and About On Tracks Strategy 2021 approved for public feedback.

07/08/2021 1:00am

New trails that cater to beginner and intermediate cyclists, more trails dedicated to walking, and a...

New Awatea Place Pump Station a boon for Tahunanui wastewater resilience and capacity

02/08/2021 4:00am

The construction of a new pump station at Awatea Place will improve wastewater infrastructure in the...

Potentially hazardous materials investigated at Founders Heritage Park

20/07/2021 2:46pm

Nelson City Council has closed Founders Heritage Park while the Defence Force’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit...

Three Waters reform package welcomed, now’s the time to talk

19/07/2021 12:25pm

A $2.5 billion package to support Three Waters reforms was welcomed by Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese...

New Nelson Tasman Future Development Strategy underway

13/07/2021 1:48pm

A new Nelson Tasman Future Development Strategy (FDS) will look at how Nelson City Council and...

Mountain bike safety a priority as Nelson’s trails are audited

18/06/2021 9:15am

Nelson and Tasman’s extensive network of mountain biking trails are being audited and many trails have...

Te Huihui o Matariki 2021 – A family night of fun and entertainment to celebrate Matariki

Events & Festivals
17/06/2021 2:14pm

Nelson’s Matariki Festival returns to Founders Heritage Park this year for a community celebration featuring live...

Representation Review to be completed ahead of 2022 local elections

12/06/2021 11:37am

Nelsonians have an opportunity to shape the way our local democracy works with a survey to...

Working towards safe and healthy long-term living at Brook Valley Holiday Park

10/06/2021 3:07am

Nelson City Council has met with long-term occupants at the Brook Valley Holiday Park to talk...

Council prepares to take over management of Nelson marina

06/06/2021 1:43am

Nelson Marina users and visitors can expect a smooth transition when Nelson City Council formally takes...

Te Ara ō Whakatū - Nelson Pathways: Our journey to a revitalised city centre

01/06/2021 10:20am

One hundred people live in Nelson's city centre, but what would our city be like if...

Nelson City Council expands climate change response in Long Term Plan

24/05/2021 5:25am

​Additional climate change funding, consistent with Nelson City Council's vision to enable our community to respond...

Recognising our community champions: Nominations for Eelco Boswijk Civic Awards open

24/05/2021 4:22am

Do you know an unsung hero, a creative visionary, or a selfless community champion?

New Library Precinct gets green light at LTP deliberations

21/05/2021 4:31am

Nelson City Council will proceed with its preferred option for a new, high-specification library on the...

Premier road safety award received for Innovating Streets for People project

13/05/2021 3:45am

The 3M Traffic Safety Innovation Award for 2021 was presented to the team behind the Nelson...

Nelson City Council supports the establishment of a Māori ward in Nelson Whakatū

13/05/2021 3:42am

Songs, speeches and moments of raw emotion filled Nelson City Council’s chamber on Thursday, as Councillors...

Inspirational young Nelsonians share their stories

Events & Festivals
10/05/2021 3:52pm

Young Nelsonians creating positive change will take centre stage at an event aimed at inspiring others...

Council releases slope instability maps

05/05/2021 3:30am

Nelson City Council is sharing new information on slope instability with the community.

Humour takes the stage

30/04/2021 3:50pm

Laugh Nelson returns for 2021 with an evening full of live stand-up comedy and improvised theatre...

Community grant applications open

30/04/2021 3:35pm

Nelson’s non-profit community groups can now apply for a grant to support their work for up...

Time for a refresh

30/04/2021 3:30pm

Time will stop for Civic House’s clock tower for three weeks on 3 May, as the...

Forestry harvesting in the Brook Valley and Maitai Valley to go ahead this winter

29/04/2021 12:52pm

The harvesting of selected Nelson City Council commercial forestry blocks in the Brook Valley will begin...

Family-friendly Maitai Recreation Hub to be developed

22/04/2021 4:12pm

Families, walkers, runners and cyclists will have a new place to visit or set off from...

Ideas to minimise waste receive grants

19/04/2021 1:15pm

Organisations supporting repair cafes, plastic-free packaging trials, fill your own container options and hireable reusable plates...

Welcome Cloak to adorn Pūtangitangi Greenmeadows

14/04/2021 1:45pm

Whakatū Nelson's Welcome Cloak artwork has found a new home.

Flying the flag for Pride

12/04/2021 4:28pm

Nelson City Council is flying the Pride flag in honour of Nelson Pride Week.

Nelson City Council to stop accepting cheque payments from 1 May 2021

07/04/2021 3:47am

From Saturday 1 May 2021, cheques will no longer be accepted by Nelson City Council as...

Nelson youth ready to rock

Events & Festivals
29/03/2021 2:38pm

Youth event Rock the City is preparing to turn up Nelson's volume with an all-ages gig...

Nelson City Council community housing settlement complete

24/03/2021 4:40am

Nelson City Council and Kāinga Ora have reached settlement on their agreement to transfer 142 community...

Nelson City Council welcomes government investment in housing

23/03/2021 11:52am

Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese says today’s announcement is a “game changer” for the Nelson region and...

'Your wellbeing, Nelson's future': a comprehensive plan for a resilient city

19/03/2021 11:34am

A continued focus on core infrastructure and a modern, sustainable library are key parts of Nelson...

Bridge gifted to Brook Waimārama Sanctuary Trust

18/03/2021 4:46am

The former Saltwater Creek Bridge will get a new lease of life in the upper reaches...

Connecting with Whakatū Nelson’s past

Events & Festivals
09/03/2021 3:57pm

Tours of Nelson’s sites of significance, artworks, opportunities to discover your own genealogical past and even...

Water supply protection zones proposed as Council seeks feedback on new bylaws

01/03/2021 11:00am

Nelson City Council has agreed to consult with the public on new bylaws for wastewater and...

Is it a bus? Is it a cycle lane? Help shape Nelson’s future transport network

01/03/2021 10:49am

What do you think about proposed new bus routes to Atawhai and the Airport? Or a...

Celebrate Tē Rā o Ngā Tamariki Children’s Day in Nelson

25/02/2021 4:32pm

​To help our community celebrate Tē Rā o Ngā Tamariki Children’s Day, Nelson City Council is...

Nelson at Alert Level Two following community COVID-19 cases in Auckland

15/02/2021 2:07am

Central Government has confirmed three community cases of COVID-19 in Auckland, which means Auckland is now...

Bringing down the dancefloor: Deconstruction a sustainable alternative to demolition

05/02/2021 3:49pm

You may remember it best as the humming nightclub Horatio’s, or the Club Basic gym if...

Chorus cabinet art winners chosen

05/02/2021 3:42pm

Four diverse designs representing joy, community, diversity and love have been chosen to adorn street-sited Chorus...

Bay Dreams continues to reduce festival waste

Events & Festivals
18/01/2021 2:33pm

When the music stops and the revellers go home, Bay Dreams, like many festivals, could have...

New name, new look for Heritage Festival

Events & Festivals
22/12/2020 12:47pm

Nelson City Council’s yearly Heritage Festival has been renamed to better reflect Nelson’s rich and varied...

New Tahunanui toilet block among a raft of infrastructure projects completed before Christmas

21/12/2020 3:48am

Beachgoers at Tahunanui will be able to enjoy improved facilities this Summer, with the opening of...

Nelson City Council removes minimum parking requirements to free more land for housing

17/12/2020 5:17am

From 1 January 2021 new developments in Nelson will no longer be required to provide minimum...

Every little helps: Changes to rates remissions to better meet needs of ratepayers

17/12/2020 4:58am

Nelson City Council has today (Thursday 17 December) voted to approve a series of changes to...

A new model for Nelson Marina as Nelson City Council takes over management

17/12/2020 4:24am

Nelson City Council is bringing management of Nelson Marina back in-house, ending the contract with Nelmac...

Nelson City Council retains AA/A-1+ credit rating, noting sound fiscal management during pandemic

10/12/2020 4:30am

Credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s has affirmed Nelson City Council’s AA long term and A-1...

Nelson readies for Bay Dreams 2021

Events & Festivals
04/12/2020 2:25pm

Dozens of internationally renowned performers and thousands of visitors will gather in Nelson in January for...

New heating system for Riverside Pool to be installed

04/12/2020 2:00am

Nelson’s Riverside Pool is getting a brand new heating system, which will ensure users can enjoy...

Summer events at your fingertips

Events & Festivals
03/12/2020 3:46pm

Whether it’s open-air movies, concerts, markets or shows you’re looking forward to this summer, Nelson Tasman...

Major upgrade to Salisbury/Champion Road roundabout underway

02/12/2020 10:15am

Tasman District Council contractors have begun work to improve the roundabout at the intersection of Salisbury...

Decking the city with Christmas delight

Events & Festivals
24/11/2020 8:22am

Christmas is coming to Nelson’s city centre as Santa’s elves prepare his grotto, new decorations arrive...

Black Ferns presented with the Key to Nelson City

Events & Festivals
20/11/2020 4:38am

Mayor Rachel Reese presented the ‘Key to the City of Nelson’ to Black Ferns Captain Eloise...

Full circle for Nelson City Council’s new Group Manager for Community Services

19/11/2020 10:57am

Nelson City Council has announced the appointment of Andrew White to the role of Group Manager...

Nelson City Council releases coastal inundation map viewer for feedback

18/11/2020 2:24am

The science is clear that our climate is changing and will continue to do so in...

Pop-up Employment and Training Expo coming to Nelson

Events & Festivals
16/11/2020 2:12pm

Nelson's Elma Turner Library is hosting a pop-up Employment and Training Expo that aims to bring...

Nelson City Council enables continued recreational access to Koata Ltd land

13/11/2020 2:51am

Access for mountain bikers, runners and walkers to the popular tracks in the Codgers and Fringed...

Speed limit reduction throughout Nelson to make streets safer for the community

12/11/2020 11:35am

Nelson’s streets will soon be safer for everyone following the decision to reduce speed limits across...

Ideas to minimise waste wanted

09/11/2020 4:19pm

Community-led projects that seek to lighten our environmental footprint by reducing or avoiding the creation of...

Nelson City Council transfers community housing to Kāinga Ora for $19.8m

05/11/2020 9:19am

The transfer of 142 community housing units from Nelson City Council to Kāinga Ora is a...

Freedom Camping initiatives get central government funding

01/11/2020 9:37am

Nelson City Council has received $121,500 from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Responsible...

Waka Kotahi approves $850k Innovating Streets funding for Nelson South

27/10/2020 4:11am

There is good news for the residents of Nelson South’s Kawai South, Tipahi and Tukuka Streets...

Council agrees to new committee structure

23/10/2020 7:22am

At its meeting on Thursday, 22 October Nelson City Council voted to support a new governance...

Black Ferns to take on NZ Barbarians in Nelson

Events & Festivals
19/10/2020 2:38am

Nelson’s Trafalgar Park will host New Zealand’s best female rugby players on Saturday 21 November as...

Maintenance to be carried out on Haulashore Island Motu Mānuka Jetty

17/10/2020 12:47pm

Nelson City Council contractors will be carrying out work on the iconic Haulashore Island Motu Mānuka...

Supporting the Fifeshire Foundation’s Big Give

16/10/2020 4:11pm

​Nelson City Council will this Christmas support our community by donating $5000 to the Fifeshire Foundation’s...

Bounty of books for annual Founders Book Fair

Events & Festivals
14/10/2020 3:45pm

This year’s annual Founders Book Fair is the biggest yet – and that’s no hyperbole.

New entryway from library to Riverside Youth Pop-up Park

09/10/2020 12:56pm

Visitors to the Riverside Youth Pop-up Park will soon have easy access directly to and from...

Celebrating a month of Christmas cheer in Nelson

Events & Festivals
07/10/2020 10:55am

Nelson City Council has opted for an ‘alert level proof’ Christmas celebration this year, taking the...

Consultation open on the Draft Whakamahere Whakatū Nelson Plan

06/10/2020 2:47am

Nelson City Council wants to hear from you, the people of Whakatū Nelson, on the Draft...

Upgrades planned for Nelson Marina Hardstand

02/10/2020 4:18pm

Beginning late November, Nelson City Council will undertake work on the Hardstand at Nelson Marina to...

Annual pest control operation adapted to provide partial access to popular tracks

30/09/2020 10:54am

Nelson City Council has made changes to this year’s annual pest control operation in the Maitai...

Intensification Action Plan aims to assist growth

28/09/2020 9:16am

As more people seek to live in our Smart Little City, a new plan from Nelson...

Coming out of her shell: Tahunanui's turtle turns up in Blenheim

28/09/2020 4:47am

Sea turtles are a migratory species – known for being able to navigate 2000km ocean journeys...

Nelson City Council advocates against discriminatory laws on Māori Wards

22/09/2020 3:02am

Discriminatory laws that place unreasonable hurdles to increased Māori participation in local government need to be...

Making it count - Nelson City Council gets behind the Great Kererū Count and launches a subsidised trap project to help protect native birds

21/09/2020 2:10am

The annual Great Kererū Count, which runs from 18-27 September this year, is a yearly event...

Wall of Remembrance reprinted

Events & Festivals
18/09/2020 10:30am

Years of research has resulted in a further 1200 names added to the World War I...

New cycling infrastructure equals a biking boom for Tahunanui School

17/09/2020 2:04am

Cycling to school just became a lot safer for students at Tahunanui School with the completion...

Santa Cruz Bicycles to fund brand new mountain biking track in Nelson

14/09/2020 3:57am

Nelson Mountain Bike Club (NMTBC) and Nelson City Council are pleased to announce the PayDirt Fund,...

Gracefield Sewer Diversion to improve wastewater resilience

11/09/2020 12:25pm

Work to create a new wastewater diversion system from Whakatu Drive (between Annesbrook and Beatson Road)...

A brand new dog park for Nelson and Stoke

10/09/2020 11:19am

Nelson’s canine friends will soon have a dedicated space to just hang out and be dogs,...

Linking the Railway Reserve to the Maitai – extending Nelson’s shared pathways

04/09/2020 10:51am

Nelsonians will soon be able to cycle and walk safely all the way from the Railway...

Face coverings to become mandatory on Nelson’s public transport

28/08/2020 10:30am

For the duration of Alert Level 2, it is compulsory to wear a face covering when...

​Nelson City Council establishes preference for the future of Civic House​

18/08/2020 11:06am

Nelson City Council has voted in favour of the development of a business case for the...

Nelson City Council granted $2.86m for first phase of Three Waters Services Reform

16/08/2020 10:51am

Nelson City Council has agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government to...

Nelson’s local elections to be decided by Single Transferable Vote

13/08/2020 5:54am

Nelson City Council has voted to move to a Single Transferable Vote (STV) voting system at...

Nelson Council's services under COVID Alert Level 2

12/08/2020 11:29am

New Zealand’s Alert Levels changed on Wednesday, 12 August.

Development Contributions Policy review

05/08/2020 12:02pm

If you are thinking of subdividing, building, connecting to Nelson City Council’s services or otherwise undertaking...

Cheaper bus travel for Nelson-Tasman as new zone system is introduced

31/07/2020 1:41am

From Monday 3 August, many bus passengers in our region will benefit from cheaper bus fares...

Proposal to name Saxton Field’s main road in honour of Kerry Marshall

31/07/2020 1:39am

The Mayors of Nelson and Tasman, Rachel Reese and Tim King and Nelson MP Nick Smith...

Nelson City Council welcomes Government investment in Nelson

25/07/2020 3:17am

Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese says yesterday’s announcement of Government investment will boost economic development in the...

Betsy Eyre honoured with new information panels

22/07/2020 1:12pm

In 1956, Nelson City Council welcomed its first woman Councillor, Betsy Eyre.

Rekindle your winter with Ngā Toi Huatau – The Seasonal Arts

Events & Festivals
16/07/2020 12:06pm

Arts and events are returning to centre stage in Nelson this winter with a wide variety...

Community grant applications open

14/07/2020 4:05pm

Nelson’s non-profit community groups can now apply for a helping hand from Nelson City Council’s Community...

Bee Card FAQ: Nelson's new electronic bus card explained

14/07/2020 11:20am

From 3 August passengers will be able to pay for their travel using the new Bee...

Vandalism more than just a financial cost for Nelsonians

10/07/2020 11:43am

The public toilet at the Modellers Pond in Tahunanui is closed following an arson attack.

Bee Card: Nelson’s new electronic bus card is here

08/07/2020 3:53am

Nelson has a new way of paying for the bus. From 3 August passengers will be...

Nelson’s beloved Maitai / Mahitahi River receives funding boost

06/07/2020 9:58am

Nelson City Council has been successful in its bid to the Jobs for Nature projects fund,...

Innovating Streets for People fund success – up to $1 million to transform our central city

01/07/2020 12:02pm

Nelson City Council’s City Centre Streets for People project has received a funding opportunity from Waka...

Brook tree harvesting delayed to 2021 to help local businesses after COVID-19 shutdown

01/07/2020 4:57am

Nelson City Council’s Forestry Advisory Group (FAG) has made the decision to delay the harvesting of...

Time’s expired for Nelson’s old parking meters as new Pay-by-Plate machines launch

29/06/2020 12:25pm

Nelson’s new Pay-by-Plate meters went live at 8am on Monday 29 June, ending paper waste from...

Reduce first – then recycle: plastic recycling changes kick off in Nelson

29/06/2020 5:02am

From 1 July, plastic containers left in Nelson’s yellow recycling bins must have the number 1,...

Provincial Growth Fund boost for key Nelson infrastructure projects

16/06/2020 11:29am

Nelson City Council has been awarded $1.23m from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) by the Ministry...

Riverside Youth Pop-up Park set for winter opening

12/06/2020 4:25pm

Nelson’s first youth pop-up park is on track to open this winter.

City Centre Streets for People feedback survey opens

02/06/2020 3:42pm

What does the future of Nelson’s city centre streets look like?

Civic House clock to undergo timely repairs

31/05/2020 11:40am

Love it or hate it - Nelson's clock tower has always kept time and some long...

Environment committee recommends changes to dog bylaw to balance needs of owners with local ecosystem

30/05/2020 2:29am

Nelson City Council’s Environment Committee has adopted the Dog Control Policy and also voted to recommend...

Moving to ensure parking spaces are available for shoppers in Nelson

29/05/2020 12:51pm

Nelson City Council made the decision at the start of COVID-19 Alert Level 4 to suspend...

Public meetings at COVID-19 Alert Level 2- what happens now

27/05/2020 4:44am

​At Alert Levels 4 and 3, Nelson City Council held all of its public meetings remotely,...

Walk the Chalk in Nelson’s City Centre

20/05/2020 3:05pm

As Nelsonians return to the city centre, Nelson City Council, in conjunction with Nelson Marlborough Health...

COVID-19: Nelson City Council services at Alert Level 2

12/05/2020 4:20am

On Thursday, 14th May, New Zealand will move to COVID-Alert Level 2 after more than two...

Remedial work to Millers Acre Centre

07/05/2020 3:35pm

Nelson City Council is undertaking urgent work to repair and remediate parts of the Millers Acre...

New 30km/hr speed limit to make Nelson’s city centre safer

06/05/2020 10:16am

The speed limit in Nelson’s City Centre will decrease to 30km/hr to provide a safe environment...

Speeding up the region’s infrastructure processes post COVID-19

29/04/2020 2:21pm

Nelson City and Tasman District Councils are streamlining their tendering process for capital physical works projects,...

Let’s Get Clicking Nelson

28/04/2020 11:31am

From ghost town to go town – Nelson’s city centre is slowly coming back to...

COVID-19: Nelson City Council services at Alert Level Three

24/04/2020 4:46am

On Tuesday, 28 April, New Zealand will move to COVID-Alert Level Three after almost five weeks...

Mountain biking back on in the Nelson/Tasman region at COVID-19 Alert Level Three

24/04/2020 1:22am

Mountain biking activities will be permitted on some trails in the Nelson / Tasman region from...

Nelson City Council outlines how 0% rate rise will be achieved

23/04/2020 3:44am

Nelson City Council has heard how a 0% rate rise would be achieved at a meeting...

Nelson City Council mourns the loss of Kaumātua Kereopa Ratapu

11/04/2020 2:42am

Ripiripia, Haehaea!
Ripiripia, Haehaea, Tuakina!

Nelson City Council unanimously decides to consider 0% rates rise

09/04/2020 6:16am

Nelson City Council has shown its commitment to supporting the community through the COVID-19 crisis by...

Nelson City Council to consider a 0% rates rise at next Council meeting

08/04/2020 12:07pm

With the COVID-19 shutdown having a significant effect on our region’s economy, Nelson City Council has...

Nelson City Council leads call for alcohol licensing relief

06/04/2020 8:16am

Nelson City Council is calling for the Ministry of Justice to enable the Alcohol Regulatory and...

Three month rent holiday for Nelson City Council's hospitality and tourism tenants in first COVID-19 relief package for business

02/04/2020 5:03am

With the COVID-19 shutdown making life very hard for local businesses, Nelson City Council is easing...

Temporary sites for freedom campers established during COVID-19

30/03/2020 4:45am

With the country now at COVID-19 Alert Level Four, Nelson City Council must control access to...

NCC closes trails to mountain bikes during Covid-19 shutdown

27/03/2020 3:10am

Nelson City Council is closing its trails to mountain biking during the COVID-19 shutdown, effective...

Nelson City Libraries in your living room

26/03/2020 4:20pm

Nelson City Libraries is now offering digital-only membership without the need to show an ID to...

Recycling and rubbish collection in Nelson and Tasman during the COVID-19 shutdown

25/03/2020 4:58am

Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council have committed to doing all they can to ensure...

Nelson buses continue for essential staff and essential journeys

24/03/2020 6:24am

From Thursday, 26 March Nelson buses will operate a reduced timetable and travel will be restricted...

Nelson City Council to close all of its indoor community facilities

22/03/2020 1:46am

Nelson’s three public libraries will not be open today (Sunday 22 March) and will be closed...

Nelson City Council to close all of its indoor community facilities

22/03/2020 1:46am

Nelson’s three public libraries will not be open today (Sunday 22 March) and will be closed...

Nelson City Council cancels events to slow COVID-19 spread

Events & Festivals
20/03/2020 8:33am

​Nelson City Council is cancelling Council-organised events and reviewing Council-owned facilities to minimise the risk COVID-19...

Nelson City Council's Annual Plan seeks to strike a balance in uncertain times

18/03/2020 4:12am

Nelson City Council’s 2020/21 draft Annual Plan was released 17 March, as communities worldwide grapple with...

Nelson Marina takes a proactive approach to protect the community

17/03/2020 4:42pm

Nelson Marina has taken steps to protect the safety of boat users and the local community...

Rural Water Restrictions in place

17/03/2020 9:37am

Despite recent rainfall, local river levels continue to drop, and Nelson City Council has confirmed water...

Danish delegation Climatorium visit postponed due to global coronavirus situation

06/03/2020 1:50am

A delegation from Denmark due to visit Nelson next week to sign a Principles of Collaboration...

How age-friendly is Nelson?

28/02/2020 10:21am

Making Nelson an age-friendly city was the theme of a presentation by the co-director of AUT’s...

2021 Enduro World Series event a boon for Nelson

28/02/2020 9:58am

Slam on your brakes, and hold on to your handlebars; the Enduro World Series (EWS) is...

Rural Water Restrictions Likely for Nelson

26/02/2020 2:30am

Unless significant rain falls in the next two weeks, Nelson City Council is likely to introduce...

Pop-up playground for Nelson city centre by Winter

20/02/2020 3:41am

A soon-to-be demolished building next to the Elma Turner Library on Halifax Street, will provide space...

Nelson City Council partially opens reserves on a temporary basis after rainfall

19/02/2020 5:25am

Following good rainfall on Tuesday 18 February, Nelson City Council has decided to partially reopen reserves...

Nelson residents adjacent to Champion Road move to Phase B water restrictions

13/02/2020 12:59pm

On Monday 17 February, Tasman District Council will impose the third and fourth stage of water...

Making Nelson a City for All Ages

13/02/2020 12:49pm

Imagine a city that works for everyone, no matter their age, physical or mental health. A...

Art Flags Project rollout begins with a taste of summer

11/02/2020 3:47pm

For five-year-old Jeanie Hicks, there’s nothing better than an ice cream cone, piled high with her...

Opera in the Park: no firework display – but the show will go on

11/02/2020 5:06am

With most of Nelson’s reserves closed due to increasing fire risk, and a ban on fireworks...

Nelson City Council closes reserves and restricts road access as fire risk continues to increase

10/02/2020 5:14am

Following the continued spell of hot and dry weather Nelson City Council, in collaboration with Fire...

Nelson City Council to close further reserves due to increased fire risk

07/02/2020 4:10am

Following a continued spell of hot and dry weather Nelson City Council, in collaboration with Fire...

A time to reflect: the Pigeon Valley Fire remembered

05/02/2020 10:35am

A year ago, sparks from farming equipment started a fire that became the biggest civil defence...

Kai Festival – a day to celebrate together

Events & Festivals
04/02/2020 2:10pm

A little bit of this and a little bit of that – the annual international Kai...

Show us your Best Little Woodshed

04/02/2020 10:40am

Nelson City Council is on the lookout for your woodshed, wood stack or ingenious wood storing...

Nelson City Council moves to close reserves due to increased fire risk

31/01/2020 12:39pm

Following a continued spell of hot and dry weather Nelson City Council, in collaboration with Fire...

'Take the initiative': Nelson Council asks retailers to stop using non-recyclable plastic

28/01/2020 5:18am

"We simply cannot in good conscience send these plastics overseas to potentially end up as someone...

Submissions welcome on proposed changes to Dog Control Bylaw

27/01/2020 1:05pm

Dog owners can have their say on the proposed changes to Council’s Dog Control Policy and...

Water conservation key as dry weather continues

27/01/2020 9:02am

Water restrictions will shortly come into place for properties adjacent to Champion Road. As of Monday...

Opera in the Park a magical twilight concert

Events & Festivals
24/01/2020 5:13pm

Nelson’s Opera in the Park is again offering an unmissable chance for a night under the...

Nelson's Broadgreen House joins city's list of five star gardens

24/01/2020 12:00pm

“Right at the beginning of Spring, Broadgreen is popping, it’s crazy.”

Thefts and vandalism at Nelson's public parks

23/01/2020 4:29am

A series of thefts and vandalism has resulted in the loss of new park furniture and...

Working to make Nelson disposable-cup free

17/01/2020 4:21pm

Nelson City Council is offering a subsidy to local cafés and coffee carts to bolster the...

Increasing fire risk as dry spell continues

17/01/2020 2:51am

Due to recent drying winds and low rainfall, the fire risk across our region is increasing...

Nelson plastic recycling is set to change

15/01/2020 9:56am

We know Nelsonians have an excellent recycling ethos. Since the introduction of yellow bins in 2016,...

Responsible Camping Fund – temporary daytime facility

07/01/2020 4:50am

In 2019 Nelson City Council received $256,878 from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE)...

NRSBU makes land purchase

23/12/2019 2:43am

The Nelson Regional Sewerage Business Unit (NRSBU) has agreed to purchase a block of land near...

Maitai Recreation Hub grant secured

09/12/2019 12:12pm

Plans to create a recreational hub in the Maitai Valley are one step closer to reality,...

Council’s financial outlook remains stable as ‘AA/A-1+’ credit rating affirmed

06/12/2019 9:20am

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

Changes to Nelson’s Dog Control Policy and Bylaw signalled in the New Year

29/11/2019 4:48am

Nelson dog owners will have the opportunity to have their say on proposed changes to the...

Getting Nelson ready for our summer visitors

29/11/2019 4:14am

Council will continue to provide core services for all visitors to our city this summer supported...

Something for everyone at the 2019 Nelson Santa Parade

Events & Festivals
29/11/2019 1:29am

Kapa Haka performances, live music, dancing groups and of course a visit from the big white-bearded...

Time to start thinking about conserving water

28/11/2019 11:38am

As we head into what is predicted to be a long hot summer, it’s never too...

Trafalgar Centre wins national award

28/11/2019 9:17am

An increase in the number of events held at the Trafalgar Centre has helped the Nelson...

More information sought for Delaware/Wakapuaka Estuary access

28/11/2019 4:49am

Following discussion at its Environment Committee meeting on Thursday 28 November, about boat launching at Delaware...

Summer brings so many things

Events & Festivals
22/11/2019 12:41pm

More shows, a different New Year’s Eve format and Opera in the Park being back in...

Nelson welcomes delegation of climate change experts from Denmark

19/11/2019 11:57am

​Nelson’s Mayor say this week’s delegation of climate change experts from Denmark is a sign our...

NMIT staff sharpen their skills for Nelson's Christmas Celebration

Events & Festivals
18/11/2019 2:29am

A team of dedicated Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology staff has volunteered to spend the first...

Champion Tasman Mako to be honoured with Key to the City

30/10/2019 10:29am

Te Tau Ihu – Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman - will be celebrating the historic victory of...

Nile Street plane tree removal due to start

25/10/2019 4:36am

Four large cut leaved plane trees on Nile Street East are to be removed after being...

Mayor announces proposed committee structure and Deputy Mayor

23/10/2019 11:34am

The new triennium for Nelson City Council will begin with a revised committee structure that is...

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 Pigeon Valley 2019

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.