The Top of the South Marine Partnership has welcomed new border standards to keep marine pests out of New Zealand.
Tasman District Council has implemented water restrictions this week and Nelson City Council only has a little more capacity before restrictions will be needed.
What: Lantern Making Workshops
When: Saturday 9 & Saturday 16 December, 10am-12pm
Where: Community Art Works, Achilles Ave
Cost: $2 per person
What: The Lantern Celebration
When: Saturday 16 December, 7pm-10pm
Where: Centre of New Zealand (Botanical Reserve), Nelson
Council is reminding river users and dog walkers to be aware of toxic algae mats in our rivers and streams during the warm summer weather.
Council and Nayland College have worked together on an initiative to make two of the college’s tennis courts available for public use outside of school hours, starting from mid-December.
From this Friday, 8 December, Nelson people heading out after dark will again notice the friendly presence of the Street Ambassadors around the central city. The team in their distinctive orange vests will be providing services weekend evenings from 10 pm until 4 am as the summer party season warms up.
On Thursday 30 November, a joint apology was publicly given, between Nelson City Council (NCC) and Mr Lewis Stanton (also known as Hone Ma Heke) at All Saints Church in Nelson. Mayor Rachel Reese represented NCC, and delivered an apology to Mr Stanton, recognising the inappropriateness of a historic trespass notice given to him. In return, Mr Stanton also delivered an apology to the public and businesses affected by his protest.
What: Summer Events Guide 2017-18
When: December 2017 to March 2018
Where: Across the Nelson and Tasman region
Cost: Free and ticketed events – something for everyone
Credit rating agency, Standard and Poor's, has re-affirmed its current AA long-term and A-1+ short-term credit rating for the Nelson City Council.
Council has recently launched a Freephone pollution hotline 0800 NOPOLLUTE or 0800 667 655 - that people can call if they see a pollution threat or incident in the Nelson area.