For whatever reason your curiosity has led you here, we’d like to wish you a warm welcome from Nelson Tasman.

Here in the top of the South Island, you’ll discover a place to experience life beyond the ordinary. A place where all the best bits of New Zealand are distilled into a single destination, with a palpable energy, vibrant culture and arts scene, and an array of stunning natural landscapes to explore. A place where its easy to connect, but where disconnecting is valued too, with beaches, rivers, lakes and mountains located just a stone’s throw away. A place where affordable living meets city working, where connection breeds creativity and innovation and where there is time for life balance to become a reality.

So whether you’re starting a new life, a new career or business, or planning the trip of a lifetime, we look forward to sharing the extraordinary place we call home with you.

A locals guide: Street art in Nelson Tasman

A locals guide: Street art in Nelson Tasman

Intricate sculptures and spectacular murals are discoverable at every turn here in Nelson Tasman, and nobody is better placed to guide you around our boutique, little city than a local. This handy locals guide to street art locations will give you a taste of the regions art scene.

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You can’t dine out, so why not dine in with these local favourites?

You can’t dine out, so why not dine in with these local favourites?

As the nation enters into alert level 3, the glorious scent of Nelson Tasman cuisine once more begins to fill the air around us, and there's an excited buzz as we all look forward to indulging in some local goodies. To make it easy to show some love to our cafes, restaurants and takeaway businesses, we’ve compiled a growing list of those that are cranking up their ovens for contact-less pick-up and deliveries in the coming weeks.

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Virtual experiences: Nelson Tasman from home

Virtual experiences: Nelson Tasman from home

Mother nature is still doing her thing. Nature is resting, and our backyard isn’t going anywhere. In the meantime, we can still experience Nelson Tasman from home. With a range of 360-degree videos, daily time-lapse webcams and virtual tours, sit down with a cup of tea and enjoy a few of our most iconic destinations from the comfort of your couch.

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Recipes with a local flavour: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Recipes with a local flavour: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

If lockdown has you feeling like trying something new, you're not the only one! Whether you're tired of whipping up the same meals week after week, are looking for a way to support local businesses, or quite frankly just want to get experimental in the kitchen, we've got a series of recipes that tick all the boxes.

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Recipes with a local flavour: Snacks, Desserts and Sweet Treats

Recipes with a local flavour: Snacks, Desserts and Sweet Treats

If your sweet tooth is tingling (in a good way) and your taste-buds are missing the third course of a restaurant meal, it's probably about time you banish those cravings. Treat yourself to some isolation indulgence and cook up a storm from this selection of recipes with a local twist.

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Zoom backgrounds: A home office to be envious of

Zoom backgrounds: A home office to be envious of

Nelson Tasman is renowned for its stunning natural landscapes, and we know that those near and far are missing the beauty of our great outdoors right now. Block out the kids and cats behind you in your online meetings with our selection of ZOOM backgrounds, and show your contacts a home office they can be envious of!

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Taste Nelson Tasman at home

Taste Nelson Tasman at home

Whilst our markets and hospitality businesses are closed in the wake of the Level 4 restrictions, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the flavours of Nelson Tasman from the comfort of your own home. Whether it’s a glass of local tipple or some yummy sweet treats, you can still show support to our region’s artisans during the lockdown.

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Support your local musicians

Support your local musicians

One thing that Nelson Tasman does incredibly well is create. Whether that’s art, music, food or beverages, the desire to craft extraordinary things is just a part of our local culture. Our expressive community is made up of a range of independent ground-breaking artists and musicians, drawing inspiration from the natural beauty that surrounds us. Now's the time to show them some love.

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The Smokehouse: local support crucial

The Smokehouse: local support crucial

It’s no secret COVID-19 and the alert level 4 lockdown have created a myriad of issues for employers and employees alike, with everyone impacted in some way and to some degree. For Peter Pattullo of The Smokehouse in Mapua, the nationwide lockdown has been a period of adaptation to get his business and employees through the months ahead.

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How to help those in need during COVID-19

How to help those in need during COVID-19

Now more than ever, it's important that we join together as a community and rally around those in need during these difficult times. There are many charities, organisations and website platforms committed to supporting individuals, businesses and families across Aotearoa, and we've put together a handy guide so that you can help make a difference.. Together, let’s unite against COVID-19, he waka eke noa (we're all in this together).

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Nelson Tasman economic forecast paints a grim picture

Nelson Tasman economic forecast paints a grim picture

Project Kōkiri, the regional response collaboration to the COVID-19 pandemic, have just released a report on the anticipated economic impacts on the Nelson Tasman Region. The report is based on early forecasts based on a range of assumptions of the most likely outcomes for the different sectors of the Nelson Tasman economy over the year to March 2021.

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