Nelson Region News

Ecofest 2014 featuring Nelson Growables

Nelson Ecofest 2014

Nelson Ecofest combines the best of the Home and Garden show with a green conscience and practical solutions for people seeking a sustainable future.

Free Recycling Scheme to be trialled in Nelson & Richmond

Nelson and Richmond streets will become a bargain-hunting ground next month with the launch of a free recycling scheme. Second Hand Sunday will give Nelson, Stoke and Richmond residents the opportunity to make someone’s trash their treasure. The initiative will be trialled by the Nelson city and Tasman district councils for the first time on […]

Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Fence Could Start in May

Brook Waimarama Sanctuary - Nelson, New Zealand

Construction of a $4.7 million pest-proof fence around the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary could begin as early as May this year. General manager of the trust behind the fence, Hudson Dodd, says an application for the remaining $1.5 million needed is being considered and he is “fairly confident” of a positive result. “If that doesn’t work […]

Karen Driver: TakeBack of e-waste good move

Eight years ago, after moving to New Zealand, we purchased a new, small cathode ray tube TV, one of those boxy ones. Flat screens were around but far too expensive and our TV viewing didn’t warrant a big investment. After a few years of terrible and variable reception in different houses we invested in a […]

Nelson Tasman Ecofest 2012 – 18 & 19 August 2012

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Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm and Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm at the Trafalgar Centre, Nelson Only $5 for adults & free for kids! Download your Ecofest 2012 programme here. Things to do and see at Ecofest: Take a tour of Eco-homes on the weekend of 11 & 12 August. (Tickets available from all local Council offices […]

‘Living Legends’ plans big tree plant at Wakapuaka Wildlife Reserve this Saturday

“In 2011, to celebrate New Zealand’s hosting of Rugby World Cup, 17 Rugby Legends joined thousands of volunteers to plant 83,000 native trees throughout New Zealand. This year, Living Legends is returning to 17 locations to plant another 45,000 trees. Register to get involved in an event near you – you might even be lucky […]

Nelson Film Maker Crowd Funds the Completion of Documentary

By investing in the completion of Our Green Roadie you become involved in something huge and have the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve helped us share stories which can change lives. You will also be supporting a New Zealand film team and showing that you value New Zealand film content. Plus we have some unique rewards for you to experience as our way of saying ‘thank you very much.’

Permaculture Design Course TUI COMMUNITY 8-26 Feb 2013

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PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE 8 – 26 February 2013 Tui Community, Golden Bay, South Island Description ‘Permaculture’ is an integrated landuse design methodology based on ecological principles, with practical application from sustainable household to eco-nation to global restoration. The tutors of this course have worked in a wide range of countries and conditions. Their teaching styles […]

Weedbusting win for Brook Waimarama Sanctuary

Volunteers at the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary - photo Colin Smith

Thousands of hours of voluntary weeding effort at Nelson’s Brook Waimarama Sanctuary have paid off – not just in a reduction of old man’s beard and banana passionfruit vine, but also in a double win in the Top of the South Weedbusters 2012 awards.

Get Moving Rabbit Island Family Fun day


Get Moving Rabbit Island Family Fun day
Conifer Park, Rabbit Island
Saturday 10 March 2012, 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Richmond Plains wins Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc

The winning Richmond Plains wine being displayed by wine maker

Richmond Plains has won the Trophy for the best Sauvignon Blanc at the 2012 Sydney International Wine Competition. This is also the first New Zealand organic and biodynamic wine to be awarded this major honour at this show.

Go By Bike Day – Nelson Region 15 Feb 2012

Bike Wise

Bike Wise Month, held in February every year, consists of a number of activities and events across the country, including the Big Bike Fix Ups, Go By Bike Day and the Bike Wise Challenge.

Nelson’s Go By Bike Day is back on Wednesday 15 February with free breakfasts for riders all over town between 7 and 9am.