Nelson News & Alerts


Heavy rain and wind is affecting roads around the region.

Heavy rain and wind is affecting roads around the region. Wasterwater and stormwater systems are also under pressure so please treat all water with caution and don’t collect shellfish at this time. The rubbish and recycling collection for Golden Bay has also been affected today.
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COVID-19 vaccination update 23 July 2021

We are currently offering vaccination to people in Groups 1, 2 and 3. We have completed vaccination clinics for all rest homes in Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough and have started to vaccinate people in their homes if they are not able to leave their house easily.
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Update on 17 July 2021 weather event

July 18 2021 – 1430 hours: Following the weather event on 17 July 2021, the Nelson Tasman Civil Defence and Emergency Management team have been working with various agencies to respond and support our region. With river levels receding and roads starting to open, the Emergency Operations Centre in Richmond will be closing down from this afternoon.
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Update on 17 July 2021 weather event

July 17 2021 Update 14:00 hours: The Nelson Tasman region has seen some heavy rainfall and strong winds over the last 12 hours. The Anatoki (at Paradise) has received the most rainfall with over 600 mm recorded from this event so far.
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Heavy Rain and Strong Wind warnings: Nelson Tasman

Heavy Rain and Strong Wind warnings are in place for the Nelson Tasman region. 16 July 2021. Heavy rainfall on top of rain already fallen may cause flooding in the region. We recommend that any livestock are shifted away from waterways. Please take care if you are nearby rivers and be careful on the roads.

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RSV and other viruses: Please do not visit patients in hospital if you are unwell

Nelson Marlborough, like other regions in New Zealand, is experiencing an increase in respiratory illness amongst pre-school aged children and infants.
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2021 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards

Let’s celebrate and pay tribute to those individuals and teams of volunteers who make a difference to New Zealanders’ health. Nominations are now open for the 2021 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards, which recognise the thousands of unsung heroes who help support New Zealand’s health and disability system. I
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National Kapa Haka event for primary schools to be held in Nelson

With our help, a national kapa haka event is coming to the region this spring – the first of three such events that will attract tens of thousands of performers and visitors over the next few years.
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Nelson City Council’s Community Investment Fund

Nelson’s non-profit community groups can now apply for a grant to support their work for up to three years from Nelson City Council’s Community Investment Fund.
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Second Hand Sunday on 16 May 2021

Second Hand Sunday on 16 May 2021 is a fun way to declutter and re-home unwanted household goods for free – anything from chairs, books, clothing or leftover bits and pieces from building projects – and a good chance to scour the region’s streets looking for pre-loved treasures.
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