In our extraordinarily diverse city and towns we live and work together as one.

Nelson Tasman is famous for welcoming outsiders to our city, towns and suburbs. From the eight iwi of Te Tau Ihu, to past and recent internationals, people have always found a home here. With one in five people internationally born, Nelson Tasman has 48 different cultures living in its environs.

Living an extraordinary life is an everyday experience in Nelson Tasman. It is highly connected both locally and globally, a place of surprising diversity, vibrant arts and artisans, with clever city and rural businesses, all thriving amongst stunning natural landscapes.

What does that mean for you? What it all adds up to is an expression of the kind of life you can live here in Nelson Tasman. It's the sum of all parts, if you like, and our extraordinary region is most definitely the ideal place to live, work and play.

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We took to the streets to ask some Nelson Tasman locals what their favourite thing about living in our extraordinary region is. Here is their story... It can be yours too.