Media Releases

7 Feb 2017

Council to tackle freedom camping issues

Deputy Mayor Paul Matheson says Council will be beginning the process to tackle the issues around freedom camping from its very first full ordinary council meeting of the year, scheduled for 23 March. This discussion could start the process to develop a Freedom Camping Bylaw.

1 Feb 2017

Tahunanui Cycleway information open days next week

Next week the Tahunanui community will have a chance to ask questions and give their views at two Open Days on the proposed new Tahunanui Cycleway, as part of Nelson City Council and the NZ Transport Agency’s Tahunanui Cycleway Project.

31 Jan 2017

Go By Bike breakfast 2017

Council is encouraging people to leave the car at home, and join their fellow cyclists on the way to work or school, for Go By Bike day on Wednesday 15 February.

26 Jan 2017

International Kai Festival on this Waitangi Day

The ninth annual International Kai Festival is on again this Waitangi Day Holiday, Monday 6 February 2017, with Founders Heritage Park and Whakatū Marae working closely together to present a range of traditional and international foods to sample.

23 Dec 2016

Extra freedom camping areas now available

Nelson is expected to experience increased visitor numbers this summer, including freedom campers. This is due to the alternative road access between Picton and Christchurch, possible delays along this route and limited access via Kaikoura, following the November earthquake.