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Recent news about Nelson and RWC 2011

12 Sep 2011

Celebrate Nelson Arts Markets Celebrate the Creativity of the Region

The top of Trafalgar Street will spring to life three times over the next few weeks in a vibrant celebration of the region’s creativity. The Celebrate Nelson Arts Markets will showcase both visual and performing arts in the heart of the city’s precinct creating a “carnivale” type atmosphere.  Stalls will be overflowing with artwork, ceramics, woodturning and sculpture including demonstrations. Creative energy will be bursting forth from street entertainers, musicians and other performers.

30 Aug 2011

Excitement builds for RWC volunteers

Excitement among more than 300 volunteers is building as they received their RWC World Cup 2011 uniforms this week. The teal green coloured uniform packs included shirts and pants, a jacket, cap and beanie, along with a water bottle and back pack.

19 Aug 2011

Italian team powhiri

Have you been welcomed onto the marae yet?
As part of the Rugby World Cup 2011 celebrations in Nelson, a powhiri is being held at Whakatu Marae at 3pm on Saturday 3 September, to welcome the Italian Rugby Team to Nelson and New Zealand. Any media wishing to be present, and to move around the marae during the powhiri, are required to have been welcomed onto Whakatu Marae prior to the Italian Team. If you have not been welcomed onto the Marae previously, there will be a pre-event powhiri at 12.20pm on Saturday 3 September to enable that requirement to be met.

12 Aug 2011

Local fans urged to buy RWC 2011 tickets now

Nelson may welcome even more visitors to the region with the news this week that Tournament Organiser Rugby New Zealand 2011 Ltd expects 95,000 international visitors to the country. Nelson Mayor Aldo Miccio advises that, with even more competition for tickets to our matches, those planning to come to Trafalgar Park should get in soon if they want tickets.