Sister and Friendly Cities

Nelson City maintains Sister City relationships with four cities from around the world.

Nelson's Sister Cities

Promoting world peace between peoples

Sister Cities was established by United States President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956, as a means of promoting world peace through people-to-people relationships. Since then, it has grown to be an internationally-recognised organisation.

Visit the Sister Cities New Zealand website

Display of gifts presented to Nelson City by our Sister Cities 

A cabinet displaying various objects gifted to Nelson City by our Sister Cities is located in the Elma Turner Library, with the displays rotating the cities every six months.