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.
We have a unique combination of citizens living right next to each other: scientists, farmers, fishers, engineers and settled refugees, all rubbing shoulders to inspire change and innovation. The Nelson Tasman community are an egalitarian bunch and highly engaged – with strong opinions about most things. This is the home of New Zealand’s conservation movement, after all. You’ll meet them everywhere – at the markets, pubs, sports grounds, arts and music festivals, on the bike trails or on the water.