General advisory - rivers and beaches
Testing results have just been received, and confirmed that the no swimming advisory can now be lifted at Tahunanui Beach.
Swimming and recreational water contact may be resumed.
All the right elements are coming together for one of Nelson’s favourite biennial events.
Clean-up efforts in Nelson continue following the 1 February storm surge event from ex-Cyclone Fehi, and the significant rainfall event over the weekend.
Yesterday's heavy rainfall weather event has resulted in an overflow of untreated sewage and stormwater contaminants into Nelson Haven and Waimea Estuary.
Nelson’s much-loved Heritage Week has been rebranded as the Nelson Heritage Festival. The Festival will run from the 9 to 29 April 2018.
Following the results of water testing, the water contact ban in place since the storm event on Thursday 1 February has now been lifted at Tahunanui main beach, Tahunanui back beach, and along by Rocks Road. The water contact ban is still in place towards Akersten Street (around the marina) as it waits for one further clear result.
If you cycle to work or school on Wednesday 14 February, you can call in to grab a free breakfast as your reward. In Nelson, you can stop in between 7.30 and 9 am at 1903 Square by the Cathedral Steps.
Today’s storm surge and king tide weather event has caused a failure at the Beach Road Sewerage Pump Station in Richmond, sewage overflows at Monaco and general contamination from stormwater run-off.
Because of the storm in Nelson today, the two evening Buskers performances scheduled to be at The Boathouse on Thursday and Friday nights have been moved to Nelson Musical Theatre, 95 Atawhai Drive, Nelson.