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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 >>

Nelson Readies For Bay Dreams 2021

Friday, 4 December 2020, 2:32 pm | Nelson City Council

Dozens of internationally renowned performers and thousands of visitors will gather in Nelson in January for the star-studded Bay Dreams 2021 festival. Back in Nelson for its third year, Bay Dreams takes place in Rutherford Park and the Trafalgar Centre ... More >>

Council, DOC And Iwi Work Together For Maitai/Mahitahi Valley

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 11:49 am | Nelson City Council

The launch of Project Mahitahi this week signals the start of a collaborative effort to restore the ecosystem of the Maitai/Mahitahi Valley. Representatives from the Kotahitanga mō te Taiao Alliance – Ngati Koata, Nelson City Council, the Department ... More >>

Decking The City With Christmas Delight

Monday, 23 November 2020, 4:31 pm | Nelson City Council

Christmas is coming to Nelson’s city centre as Santa’s elves prepare his grotto, new decorations arrive and a resplendent Christmas tree is chosen. The crowning glory of this year’s Nelson City Council Christmas decorations is a live Christmas tree, ... More >>

Black Ferns Presented With The Key To Nelson City

Friday, 20 November 2020, 4:51 pm | Nelson City Council

Mayor Rachel Reese presented the ‘Key to the City of Nelson’ to Black Ferns Captain Eloise Blackwell on Friday at a special ceremony following the Captain’s Run ahead of the Black Ferns vs Barbarians match at Trafalgar Park in Nelson. Mayor ... More >>

Pop-up Employment And Training Expo Coming To Nelson

Monday, 16 November 2020, 11:56 am | Nelson City Council

  Nelson's Elma Turner Library is hosting a pop-up Employment and Training Expo that aims to bring together employers on the hunt for staff, and job seekers. Organised by the Ministry of Social Development with support from Nelson Public Libraries, ... More >>

Nelson City Council Enables Continued Recreational Access To Koata Ltd Land

Friday, 13 November 2020, 1:00 pm | Nelson City Council

  Access for mountain bikers, runners and walkers to the popular tracks in the Codgers and Fringed Hill area behind Nelson has been secured thanks to a grant from Nelson City Council to landowners Koata Ltd that will assist with managing public ... More >>

Community-led Projects That Seek To Reduce Or Avoiding The Creation Of Waste Could Get A Funding Boost

Monday, 9 November 2020, 4:10 pm | Nelson City Council

  Community-led projects that seek to lighten our environmental footprint by reducing or avoiding the creation of waste, could get a funding boost thanks to a new Nelson City Council grant scheme. Council is trialling the Waste Minimisation ... More >>

Council Commits To Rebuild And Partnership With Increased Māori Representation

Friday, 6 November 2020, 11:56 am | Nelson City Council

Nelson City Council gave a unanimous vote of support to a refreshed governance structure that focuses on Covid-19 rebuild, addressing housing affordability, and strengthening community engagement. The changes allow for increased Māori participation in Council ... More >>

Nelson City Council Transfers Community Housing To Kāinga Ora For $19.8m

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 8:28 am | Nelson City Council

The transfer of 142 community housing units from Nelson City Council to Kāinga Ora is a mutually beneficial agreement that will increase investment in housing in Nelson, while retaining access to community housing for existing tenants. This agreement ... More >>

Freedom Camping Initiatives Get Central Government Funding

Sunday, 1 November 2020, 8:06 am | Nelson City Council

Nelson City Council has received $121,500 from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Responsible Camping Fund to go towards responsible camping initiatives in Nelson. Starting from November 1 and running to the end of April, ... More >>

Council Agrees To New Committee Structure

Saturday, 24 October 2020, 6:31 am | Nelson City Council

At its meeting on Thursday, 22 October Nelson City Council voted to support a new governance structure. This streamlines the number of governing committees from five to three, enabling a more responsive structure for COVID-19 recovery and housing ... More >>

Black Ferns To Take On NZ Barbarians In Nelson19 October 2020

Monday, 19 October 2020, 2:54 pm | Nelson City Council

Nelson’s Trafalgar Park will host New Zealand’s best female rugby players on Saturday 21 November as the Black Ferns tackle the New Zealand Barbarians. Nelson, the home of New Zealand’s first recorded game of rugby 150 years ago, has been ... More >>

Maintenance To Be Carried Out On Haulashore Island Motu Mānuka Jetty

Saturday, 17 October 2020, 2:04 pm | Nelson City Council

Nelson City Council contractors will be carrying out maintenance work on the iconic Haulashore Island Motu Mānuka Jetty Nelson City Council contractors will be carrying out work on the iconic Haulashore Island Motu Mānuka Jetty to reinforce the structure ... More >>

Supporting Our Community This Christmas By Donating $5000 To The Fifeshire Foundation

Friday, 16 October 2020, 3:48 pm | Nelson City Council

Nelson City Council will this Christmas support our community by donating $5000 to the Fifeshire Foundation’s Big Give Christmas gift and food appeal. Council is also planning to donate staff time to the appeal. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused ... More >>

New Entryway From Library To Riverside Youth Pop-up Park

Friday, 9 October 2020, 12:44 pm | Nelson City Council

  Visitors to the Riverside Youth Pop-up Park will soon have easy access directly to and from Elma Turner Library. The park, a collaboration between Nelson City Council and Wakatu Inc, which owns the land on Halifax St, opened last month ... More >>