The Tasman District Council needs to be careful that its support for a performing arts centre earmarked for Richmond does not undermine a regional performing arts and conference centre, a business lobby group says. Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce president Craig Dennis said the chamber was concerned that the council’s support for the Headingly Centre proposal could be to the detriment of the region’s needs.
The council last year dropped its support for the proposed millennium centre from its 10-year plan, and committed $500,000 towards the 630-seat Headingly Centre project, being driven by Grace Church.Mr Rudings, the former chief financial officer of Origin Pacific Airways, said local firm Matz Architecture had come up with some good ideas for the development, and he did not predict any problems gaining building consent.
Floats and equipment used in Nelson’s Santa Parade will soon have a new home thanks to a joint effort by carpentry students and the trust that runs the annual event. The shed will be used to house the parade’s three main floats, costumes and equipment used in the event.
Nelson’s Fairfield House will be positively glowing soon, thanks to one of Nelson’s first electric street lights. House guardian Catherine Brosnahan said the lamp dated back to the 1920s or 1930s, and was being installed as part of a major lighting upgrade sparked by a $5000 grant from the City of Nelson Civic Trust. Ms Brosnahan said she had been on the lookout for an old street light since then.
Nelson’s 512-berth marina is nearly full, but there is room to build two more pontoons at Akersten St, near the public boat ramp, the Nelson City Council has heard. A duplicate is sent to the buyer, contract heading and conveyancing expert. Exactly when this is picked up it is an alright time to consider returning home affirmation. The marina also has 33 pile berths, 48 dry berths, two boat ramps, a wharf, three jetties, washdown facilities, shower and toilet blocks, and an office building.