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Nelson City Council Supports The Establishment Of A Māori Ward In Nelson Whakatū

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 3:12 pm | Nelson City Council

Songs, speeches and moments of raw emotion filled Nelson City Council’s chamber on Thursday, as Councillors voted to establish a Māori ward in time for the 2022 Local Government elections. Mayor Rachel Reese said the decisions were a stride forward ... More >>

Whakatū Nelson’s Welcome Cloak Artwork Unveiled In Naming Ceremony

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 10:54 am | Nelson City Council

Whakatū Nelson’s Welcome Cloak artwork has been formally blessed by iwi in a naming ceremony held at its new home in the entrance of Pūtangitangi Greenmeadows Centre. <img src="" ... More >>

Inspirational Young Nelsonians Share Their Stories

Monday, 10 May 2021, 3:36 pm | Nelson City Council

Young Nelsonians creating positive change will take centre stage at an event aimed at inspiring others to do the same. Funded by Nelson City Council and Ara Taiohi, ‘Young and Inspired – Living My Dream’ celebrates the achievements of eight ... More >>

Council Releases Slope Instability Maps

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 3:35 pm | Nelson City Council

Nelson City Council is sharing new information on slope instability with the community. About 7000 property owners in Nelson will receive a letter alerting them to a Land Information Memorandum (LIMs) going on their property file in regards to potential ... More >>

Community Grant Applications Open

Friday, 30 April 2021, 3:26 pm | Nelson City Council

Nelson’s non-profit community groups can now apply for a grant to support their work for up to three years from Nelson City Council’s Community Investment Fund. This year, the fund has $240,000 available for three-year strategic grants to support ... More >>

Time For A Refresh

Friday, 30 April 2021, 3:05 pm | Nelson City Council

Time will stop for Civic House’s clock tower for three weeks on 3 May, as the clock face and tower shaft undergo renewal and maintenance work. From 3 May, scaffolding will be installed around the clock tower while repairs are made to improve the water-tightness ... More >>

Family-friendly Maitai Recreation Hub To Be Developed

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 4:19 pm | Nelson City Council

Families, walkers, runners and cyclists will have a new place to visit or set off from on their adventures, as a location for the Maitai Recreation Hub in the Maitai Valley is confirmed at Waahi Taakaro Golf Course. Concept designs for the new hub ... More >>

Sound Of The Saddleback Comes Home To Nelson

Monday, 19 April 2021, 5:01 pm | Nelson City Council

Andy Macdonald / Toru Collective In a homecoming a hundred years in the making, the release of South Island tīeke or saddleback ( Philesturnus carunculatus ) at the Brook Waimārama Sanctuary today (19 April) will mean that mainlanders will once ... More >>

Flying The Flag For Pride

Monday, 12 April 2021, 4:02 pm | Nelson City Council

Nelson City Council is flying the Pride flag in honour of Nelson Pride Week. The flag will be raised at Civic House on Wednesday, 14 April, in celebration of the inaugural Nelson Pride Week, which runs from 14-20 April. Mayor Rachel Reese said ... More >>

Nelson City Council To Stop Accepting Cheque Payments From 1 May

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 3:31 pm | Nelson City Council

From Saturday 1 May 2021, cheques will no longer be accepted by Nelson City Council as a method of payment. This is happening because all the major New Zealand banks are discontinuing the use of cheques and cheque books, due to the changing ways their ... More >>

Nelson Youth Ready To Rock

Monday, 29 March 2021, 9:31 am | Nelson City Council

Youth event Rock the City is preparing to turn up Nelson's volume with an all-ages gig featuring 12 of the hottest up-and-coming youth bands and acoustic acts in the region. Performing live across two stages on Saturday, 10 April, acts include former ... More >>

Nelson City Council Welcomes Government Investment In Housing

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 11:43 am | Nelson City Council

Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese says today’s announcement is a “game changer” for the Nelson region and its housing crisis, accelerating Nelson City Council’s relationship and action plan with government and developers. In today’s announcement, the government ... More >>

Greenmeadows Centre Statement

Friday, 19 March 2021, 4:54 pm | Nelson City Council

Nelson City Council has been in discussions with the principal parties to the Greenmeadows Centre construction project, following which Council’s concerns in relation to that project have been resolved to Council’s satisfaction.  As a result, ... More >>

‘Your Wellbeing, Nelson’s Future’: A Comprehensive Plan For A Resilient City

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 4:42 pm | Nelson City Council

A continued focus on core infrastructure and a modern, sustainable library are key parts of Nelson City Council’s Long Term Plan Consultation Document 2021-31 (LTP). Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese says the LTP has the wellbeing of everyone in Nelson at ... More >>

Water Supply Protection Zones Proposed As Council Seeks Feedback On New Bylaws

Friday, 26 February 2021, 1:47 pm | Nelson City Council

Nelson City Council has agreed to consult with the public on new bylaws for wastewater and water supply. Changes to the existing bylaw reflect requirements of the National Environmental Standards for Sources of Human Drinking Water. This also ensures the ... More >>

Annual International Kai Festival Cancelled For 2021

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 12:06 pm | Nelson City Council

Whakatū Marae and Founders Heritage Park have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s International Kai Festival. Held annually on Waitangi Day, 6 February, this year’s event was planned to take place at Whakatū Marae and neighbouring ... More >>

Bay Dreams Continues To Reduce Festival Waste

Monday, 18 January 2021, 2:28 pm | Nelson City Council

When the music stops and the revellers go home, Bay Dreams, like many festivals, could have been left with tonnes of waste. But, equipped with a waste management plan and a dedicated team, 2021 event has diverted 79% of the leftover waste from ... More >>

New Name, New Look For Heritage Festival

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 1:09 pm | Nelson City Council

Nelson City Council’s yearly Heritage Festival has been renamed to better reflect Nelson’s rich and varied cultural past. From next year, the festival will be called Tuku 21 Whakatū Heritage Month, with the year in the name changing annually to reflect ... More >>

Every Little Helps: Changes To Rates Remissions To Better Meet Needs Of Ratepayers

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 4:52 pm | Nelson City Council

Nelson City Council has today (Thursday 17 December) voted to approve a series of changes to rates remissions, and agreed that they be consulted on in the 2021-31 Long-Term Plan. The changes come after Nelson City Council voted unanimously in April ... More >>

Nelson City Council Removes Minimum Parking Requirements To Free More Land For Housing

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 4:45 pm | Nelson City Council

From 1 January 2021 new developments in Nelson will no longer be required to provide minimum parking facilities, following approval by Nelson City Council at its meeting on 17 December. Under the current rules of the Nelson Resource Management Plan (NRMP), ... More >>