Media Releases

8 Dec 2017

Lantern Celebration lights up Nelson in summer

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
Cost: FREE

7 Dec 2017

Toxic algae update

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.

4 Dec 2017

Street Ambassadors are getting back on the beat

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.

30 Nov 2017

Apologies issued relating to ongoing protest

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.

27 Nov 2017

Council launches Pollution Hotline

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.