Nelson is currently ORANGE on the COVID-19 Protection Framework. Learn about our services during this time.

Holiday Hours

Below are the open hours for Council services and facilities for the Christmas holidays 2021.

Customer Service, Civic House, Trafalgar Street

Closed from 3pm on 24 December 2021 until 9am 5 January 2022
Council is always available by phone 03 546 0200 for emergencies; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

NBus Service

No service 25 December

26-28 December 2021 and 1-4 January 2022 - Routes 1 and 2 - Saturday timetable
Routes 3-8 – No Service.

29-31 December, 5 January onwards – Normal Services.

Late Bus

Operates 24 December (last service at 11:30pm Nelson to Richmond), 31 December, 1+2 January.

No service 25 – 30 December.

Find out more.

Nelson Public Libraries

  • Closed 24 December 3pm - 28 December, reopens 29 December.
  • Closed 1- 4 January 2022

More info

Recycling and Nelmac Rubbish Collection

Collections will take place as usual. More info.

Please check with your provider for other collections.

Nelson Waste Recovery Centre

The Nelson Waste Recovery Centre at Tāhunanui will close at the earlier time of 2.30pm on 24 December.

Closed Christmas Day

Sunday 26, Monday 27, Tuesday 28  December open 10am – 4.30pm

Wednesday 29, Thursday 30, Fri 31 December open 8am – 4.30pm

Closed New Year’s Day

Sunday 2, Monday 3, Tuesday 4 January open 10am – 4.30pm

See the usual hours.

Broadgreen Historic House

Closed 25 December.
More info.

Founders Heritage Park

Closed 25 December, open every other day 10am-4.30pm as usual.  More info.

Isel House

Closed 25 December and Sundays and Mondays. 


Waahi Taakaro Golf Course

 Closed 25 December. Open every other day from 8am to 7pm

More info.