Have you had your say on the Nelson Plan and Tasman Environment Plan that are currently open for public consultation?

These plans guide our region’s management of the environment, including air, water, and land. The plans tackle issues such as housing growth, climate change, transport, biodiversity, natural hazards, freshwater, and the future of the Nelson CBD.
They are only reviewed every 10 years and climate change must be addressed in that time, so it’s important that we get it right now.
The Nelson Tasman Climate Forum is offering the public an easy way to give climate change feedback on the Whakamahere Whakatu - Nelson Plan that…
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Help us build a brighter future faster, together

Everyone can contribute to our collective response to climate change. 

The Nelson Tasman Climate Forum is a volunteer collective. We are a relatively new and growing collaborative organisation that is weaving our communities together around urgent, strategic action on climate change. There are many ways to find out how you can contribute:

  • Explore the Forum to find your place: All our groups are open and welcome new participants who want to use their skills and energy in their own way. You are invited to join any of our events and explore how it all works. Our monthly whole-Forum hui that might be a good place to start - or just join an action. No membership or other formalities required.
  • Fill a specific role: We have specific volunteer roles to be filled to help everything run smoothly and efficiently. We publish them on the Volunteer Nelson website, in…
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First Repair Cafe event a great success

Our Resources & Waste Group hosted our very first 'Repair Cafe' event on Sunday, focused on clothes and fabrics. It was a very satisfying afternoon, with about 10 people dropping by to tackle a range of repairs - fixing shorts and a dress, resoling slippers, reattaching a saddlebag, replacing a zip, as can be seen in the pictures here.

Thanks to everyone who supported this wonderful event, including Faye and Community Art Works for hosting. 

Faye had a very impressive box of zippers - a reminder of the value of things that others might throw out. When your favourite jeans are beyond repair, there is still value in the zips, buttons and fabric, to give new life to something else.

We talked about ideas for another repair cafe in November - bringing together people with skills on repair and those who have things to repair. Please contact Julie Evans to let her know what would be of value to you, to fix things that might otherwise be unused or…

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Weaving our Communities Together

The Nelson Tasman Climate Forum has found its feet. Formed in February this year, we have moved quickly to set up ‘topic’ groups to design a strategic community response to climate change. The trigger question is: How should the Nelson Tasman region respond to the primary causes and diverse effects of climate change? A strategic direction is critical for us all to act together, build momentum and be effective. Now, we are ready to reach out and help our communities and organisations respond to climate change.

Over a weekend-long hui, in between tree planting, collaborative art, community games and learning opportunities, the remaining seven out of sixteen topic groups also discussed their strategic plans, focussing on the interconnected areas of Local Economy and Business; Energy; Urban Development; Transport; Land Use Resources, Waste and Food. Previous hui had already delved into how the wellbeing of people and ecosystems connects with climate change and our…

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About NTCF

The Nelson Tasman Climate Forum is a community-led initiative open to everyone. 

Our mission is to weave individuals, households, civil society organisations, businesses, councils and iwi together around urgent, strategic action on climate change in the Nelson-Tasman region. We aim to get get everyone in our climate change response waka paddling quickly in the same direction.

We have working groups in four thematic clusters.

  • Te Mana o te Taiao
  • The Well-Being of Our People
  • The Resilience of Our Systems
  • The Functioning of our Forum

If you're new to the Forum and interested in getting involved, check out our volunteer welcome pack here, or launch straight in and: JOIN US

Charter and Strategy

Our Charter sets out a shared understanding of our commitments and goals, and how we intend to work together. It's a work in progress!

Download the Draft

Our  Nelson Tasman Climate Strategy will tell the story of where our region wants to be, how we’ll get there and reflect learning from successful action, updated research and changing circumstances. We're developing it over successive monthly hui.  Check the events for hui announcements 

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Image Credits:

Chris Booth  [Kaitiaki, 2011, Rotoroa Island, Hauraki Gulf]