Nelson Region News

Hot line-up and vision for Luminate Festival 2012

Luminate Festival 2012 Poster

Luminate will be held again this summer from 1-8 February at Canaan Downs. The earth-friendly festival of music, dance, art and culture has a focus on environmental sustainability, intentional community, knowledge sharing, creativity and inspiration, and is set in a mountain location surrounded by native bush. The vision for Luminate is for people to gather […]

Environmental Concerns Weigh Lightly for Nelson Winemaker

Lars balancing a very light wine bottle

Environmental idealists Richmond Plains have released their first wine in New Zealand’s lightest 750ml glass bottle. Weighing in at a mere 325 grams and at just over 1kg full of wine – it’s lighter than some other bottles empty. “We genuinely do care for the environment” says Lars Jensen owner of Richmond Plains organic wines.  […]

Rammed Earth House takes shape in Golden Bay

Michael Robilliard is the design mind behind a unique rammed-earth family cottage under construction near Clifton in Golden Bay. The Sydney-based architect didn’t have to look far for the perfect wall material for the project either, in this case FXG (Fines ex Grizzleys) road base metal direct from the Solly’s crusher at Tarakohe quarry. “We […]

Tasman Bay beach clean clears 7.5 tonnes of rubbish

A big community effort has cleared 7.5 tonnes of rubbish from Tasman Bay beaches. Around 540 people took part in the in the Tasman Bay Big Beach Clean-up held on Saturday 19 November for the second year. They collected rubbish from 295 kilometres of coast from Abel Tasman National Park to Cable Bay. Department of […]

Tasman Nelson Environment Award winners 2011

Tasman Nelson Environment Awards logo with green plant and leaf patterns

Tasman District and Nelson City Councils are proud to announce the results of the 2011 Environment Awards as follows: Business – sponsored by Radio Nelson Finalists: Nelmac, NMIT Winner: Nelmac Community Groups – sponsored by Nelson Pine Industries Finalists: Keep Golden Bay Beautiful, Marsden Valley Trapping Group, Motueka Arts Council Winner: Motueka Arts Council Heritage […]

Nelson Restoration Groups Joining Forces

Scattered community restoration groups are discussing working together to share knowledge, save money and more effectively control pests across the region. Groups in Golden Bay and Nelson-Tasman gathered in two separate meetings recently to talk about how they could work together more closely. The workshops were called by Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust chairman Dave Butler. […]