Civic Trust projects


  • Family Tree kinetic sculpture by Phil Price
  • The Wood-Nelson Italian community heritage panel (with NCC)
  • Betsy Eyre (first female Nelson City Councillor) heritage panel (with NCC)

Unveiling of Family Tree kinetic sculpture, by Phil Price, on the banks of the Maitai River by Rutherford Park.


  • Brook Waimarama Sanctuary interpretation panels
  • Trafalgar Square Lamp Post
  • Bridge Street Pocket Park
  • Further funding for a kinetic sculpture

Foster Reserve planting


  • Interpretation panel at the Trust’s Foster Reserve at Monaco
  • Funding for digitising of the Nelson Provincial Museum’s plate glass negatives
  • Further funding towards a new library at the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts (formerly Nelson School of Music)
  • Funding towards the upgrade of empty Bridge St section into a pocket park
  • Further funding for the Washington Valley taonga post


  • Multicoloured lighting of Fifeshire Rock
  • Funding towards a new library at the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts (formerly Nelson School of Music)
  • Lead funder for the Washington Valley taonga post
  • Supply of ground matting for an empty section in Bridge Street where food carts are sited (pocket park)       
  • Funding for a new security system at Natureland
  • Initial funding for new Kinetic Sculpture
  • Final donation to the Theatre Royal

Fifeshire Rock lighting Nelson Mail photo


  • Funding of heritage street lighting in Nile Street
  • Supply fitness machines on the banks of the Maitai below Collingwood Street
  • Supply and install drinking fountain outside the Nelson Provincial Museum Supply of trees and shrubs for an empty section in Bridge Street where food carts are sited
  • Ongoing donation to the Theatre Royal
  • Final funding of lighting for Trafalgar Park footbridge
  • Support funding to Nelson Provincial Museum for World War One commemoration

Maitai River footbridge


  • On-going donation to Nelson Theatre Royal
  • Meet You At The Church Steps – support for a book about the history of the Church Steps
  • Drinking Fountain - installed at the top of Trafalgar Street
  • Museum – support for the WW100 commemorative exhibition
  • Pocket Park – Trees, shrubs and hopefully more to come on the empty section in Bridge Street where ‘Streat Kitchen’ and other food carts are sited
  • Light Nelson –  support for the ‘Talking Trees’ part of this hugely popular event in July
  • Footbridge Lighting –LED lighting installed on the footbridge between Trafalgar Park and the Maitai Walkway


  • Contribution to barbeque for community use at Victory Square
  • Financing digitisation of Nelson Mail 1900-1918 for Papers Past
  • Contribution to publication costs for a centennial history of Nelson's Church Steps
  • Storyboard for South Street historic precinct
  • Support for Light Nelson festival
  • City flag for Nelson Pipe Band
  • Ongoing donation to Nelson Theatre Royal


  • Storyboard panel for the Nelson Boathouse
  • Waharoa at Anzac Park
  • Sponsorship of Royal box - Theatre Royal renovations
  • Storyboard panel for Nelson School of Music
  • Glass viewing panels for Broadgreen Historic House
  • CBD litter cart - Kahurangi Employment Trust


  • Storyboard panel for Alton Street Heritage precinct
  • Nelson Boulder Bank heritage study
  • Directional signs for Founders Park
  • Commemorative seat for Daisy Hales, Queen's Gardens


  • Assistance with the Youth Barbeque area, Tahunanui Beach Reserve


  • Upgrade of outdoors performance venue at 1903 Square
  • Interpretation panel at Normanby Bridge, Bridge Street (photo, right)


  • External illumination of Fairfield House
  • Plaque and planting for Quaker’s Acre
  • Nelson Astronomy Society for the redevelopment of the Atkinson Observatory


  • ‘Victory’ Sculpture by Bruce Mitchell to mark the Trafalgar 200 commemorations. The sculpture is sited on 1903 Square
  • Elliott Street interpretive panel

NPM stained glass window


  • Two stained glass windows at the Cathedral to mark the Trafalgar 200 commemoration
  • Stained glass window of New Zealand flora and fauna in the new Nelson Provincial Museum building


  • Memorial plaque and seat for Foster’s Reserve, Monaco
  • Early Settlers Memorial Wall – Wakefield Quay Promenade as the Trust’s 30th-anniversary project


  • Cathedral Tower lighting
  • Queen’s Gardens lighting
  • Civic flag to be flown from the Cathedral tower
  • Relocation of historic letterbox to South Street


  • Road surfacing in Founders Park
  • Peace Group Mural
  • St John’s in the City organ restoration
  • Street furniture and plaque as part of the South Street upgrade


  • Nelson School of Music to replace auditorium doors
  • Nelson Regional Guide Book – Art In Its Own Place
  • Assist Nelson City Council in establishing poster towers in the city
  • Street flower basket project


  • Flood lighting the exterior of the Bishop Suter Art Gallery in partnership with Sealord Group to mark the gallery’s centenary
  • Broadgreen Society for climate control equipment for new ancillary building
  • Nelson Region Hospice Trust – lazyboy chair


  • Brochure for the Trevor Horne Heritage Trail and bronze discs
  • Two interpretive plaques atop of Church Hill
  • Queen’s Gardens lighting
  • Design and construction at 8 Nile Street of four apartments and three commercial units - South Street heritage project
  • Nelson Modellers’ Club extensions


  • Stoke Community and Whanau Group towards a mural project on the Stoke Basketball Stadium
  • South Street property purchase
  • Drinking fountain on Bridge Street / Trafalgar Street corner


  • City Flag for Information Centre
  • Friends of Nelson Library for microfilming the Nelson Evening Mail
  • Bishop Suter Art Gallery for three flag poles and flags
  • Lord Nelson bust


  • Gazebo at Miyazu Park
  • Plaque in Hardy Street on corner with Harley Street


  • Christ Church Cathedral Organ Restoration Appeal


  • Plaque for seat at the top of Abraham Heights
  • Trevor Horne Memorial Grove, Trafalgar Centre/Saltwater Bridge area


  • Saltwater Creek Bridge
  • Drinking fountain in front of St Barnabas Church, Stoke


  • Maitai Walkway extension


  • Wakefield Quay parking and garden enhancement


  • Foster Reserve, Monaco


  • Maitai Walkway Stage One
  • City Flag concept and development


  • Nelson Provincial Museum – photographic tripod
  • Nelson Municipal Band
  • Bishop Suter Art Gallery


  • Inaugural Meeting of the Trust