Media Releases Archive

This is an archive of Council's media releases from 2011-18. Media Releases are now available at

2 Oct 2018

Marina Oil Spill

Council is investigating an oil spill which affected the Nelson Marina. Oil, possibly pumped from a vessel’s bilge, was found in the Nelson Marina early Monday, 1 October. The spill is believed to have occurred between 7pm and 2am on the night of Sunday 30 September.

20 Sep 2018

Council to develop a policy around workshops

At today’s meeting, Council requested that a policy be developed for workshops, and that the use of live-streaming video be considered as part of that policy.  This followed an earlier request from the Mayor in May 2017 when she had sought direction on developing a policy from Councillors.

20 Aug 2018

Hill Country Erosion Funding approved

Nelson City Council has funding of $187,200 from the Ministry for Primary Industries Hill Country Erosion Fund, approved. The funding will be used to work with landowners on land management for lifestyle blocks and farms in the Wakapuaka area.