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Spoonbills first, Godwits to follow

Date: October 8, 2015By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: Environment, News
  Earlier in the month, Nelmac team members were delighted to notice that a group of over a dozen royal spoonbills had landed in the wetlands that form part of Nelson City Council’s Nelmac-managed Nelson North Waste Water Treatment Plant. (NWWTP)  In recent years, royal spoonbills have become more frequent visitors to the region; increasingly seen on the edges of Waimea Estuary and recognisable by their lo...
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Tree fellas plus dozens more…

Date: September 29, 2015By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: Environment, News
  Nelmac Arborists were easy to spot in Nelson this week; hanging high above Piki Mai/ Church Hill preparing some of Nelson’s most glorious eucalypts ahead of the 2015 Husquvarna New Zealand Arboricultural Association’s Annual Tree Climbing Championships on October 2nd. Nelson City Council spokeswoman Nellie Tuck said dead wood on the trees was being removed prior to the national contest which will s...
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Bee Aware it’s September

Date: September 8, 2015By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: Environment, News
September is Bee Aware Month with groups all over NZ being encouraged to scatter seeds of bee friendly plants around their communities. As part of this project NCC, Nelmac and Friends of Broadgreen selected a patch in the Broadgreen gardens to scatter wild flower seeds to feed the bees over the summer ahead. With bees pollinating two-thirds of our food supply – it’s an effort that is not without its rewar...
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Ash fights California Fires

Date: August 26, 2015By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: Environment, News, Uncategorized
With fires raging across the Pacific Northwest of the US, the skills and experience of Nelmac’s Rural Fire Fighters have again been called on to support our Pacific neighbours. Well used to heading across the Tasman, this month’s US request for  international support has seen the head of Nelmac’s rural fire crew Ashton  (Ash) Oliver head off to assist. Along with Ian Reade, principal fire officer fo...
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Nelmac Water supports NMIT engineering initiative

Date: May 14, 2015By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: Environment, News
A new initiative that teams NMIT students with local engineering companies, is allowing engineering students to get alongside industry mentors and experience business at the coal face. With both domestic and international students enrolled in NMIT’s two-year Diploma of Civil Engineering program, the arrangement is allowing students to spend time inside business – some for the first time. This week a group of se...
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Pipers Park Officially Opened

Date: April 29, 2015By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: Environment, News, Nursery
Piper’s Park Track, Nelson’s newest shared pathway was officially opened today by Nelson City Councillor Matt Lawrey. Addressing a gathering of track enthusiasts, Councillor Lawrey who lives nearby, spoke of his passion for community parks and of the recreational and social benefits they provide. He praised Victory Community Centre and the Nelson Mountain Bike Club for initiating the idea of the track and...
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Happy New Year

Date: December 30, 2014By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: Environment, News
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Nelmac & THAT cricket cup

Date: November 21, 2014By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: Environment, News
Nelmac Conservation Rangers Sam Speight and Mitch Seek were honoured to be included in the Nelson photo shoot as the famous cricket trophy tours New Zealand. Click HERE  and then click on any of the images to view the full Nelson slide show....
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Beach Clean Up Success

Date: November 1, 2014By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: Environment, News
In spite of blustery conditions the 2014 Big Beach Clean Up was a huge success with 4 tonne of rubbish removed from the coastline by volunteers working around the region. Thirty teams in boats, outrigger canoes and on foot, covered 52 beaches in an intensive three hour spring clean of the Nelson/Tasman shore. Nelmac Betta-Bins compactors were on site at Tahunanui Beach, Jubilee Park and in Motueka  to collect the rub...
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Widdershins MTB Hits You Tube

Date: June 24, 2014By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: Environment, News
Commissioned by Nelson City Council and built by Nelmac Conservation & Ecology with input from Nelson Mountainbike Club, Widdershins Trail is now open to ride. View the video to see the trail build in action and the faces of Nelmac Conservation Rangers Ben and Ian (The track’s design and crafting team ) as they take to their bikes for the all important test ride. (Video Courtesy: Pointer Productions)...
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Nelmac Biosecurity Team take to You Tube

Date: March 13, 2014By: EditorUnder: Environment
Tired of explaining exactly what they do in a way that their mates can understand, Nelmac Biosecurity team members, Ben, Ben and Sam, have captured an average day at work and taken it to You Tube. As part of Nelmac Conservation & Ecology’s contribution to DOC’s Whio Recovery Project, the lads cover over 100 kilometres on foot every month to manage 54k’s of trap line. Professional , committed and...
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Green thinking at the A&P’s

Date: December 2, 2013By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: Environment, Uncategorized
Land owners with plans to restore, revegetate and beautify their land were given a helping hand with information and advice from Nelmac’s Conservation andEcology teams when they attended the regional A&P Shows during 2014.  Nelmac’s specialist Conservation & Ecology team were out in force advising rural landowners on all aspects of revegetation, erosion control, waterway restoration and plant selection....
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Nelson Growables Garden Fair 2013

Date: November 21, 2013By: EditorUnder: Environment, Nelson, Nursery
With plants galore and a host of green–thinking businesses displaying their wares, Nelson Growables 2013 attracted local families from all over the region. For the fifth year in a row the Nelmac plant crèche provided a safe haven for precious plant purchases. With their ‘growables’ bagged and tagged, visitors were free to enjoy the displays, music, food and general fun of the fair. Growables also offers locals an opp...
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Merry Christmas from Nelmac

Date: November 20, 2013By: EditorUnder: Environment, Uncategorized
Nelmac is proud to have been involved in the installation of the Christmas tree on the church steps.  This week , along with support and contributions from  local businesses (Glenn van der Leij fabricating the metal frame, Hampijan Ltd supplying the netting, RGB Event Lighting with the lights, Powertech doing the lighting installation, and Hireach and Byrne helping with the transport) and utilising last year’s ...
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Nelmac Garden Marlborough winner

Date: November 20, 2013By: EditorUnder: Environment, Marlborough
Congratulations to Allanah Robinson the winner of three beautiful Nelmac made hanging baskets. Allanah entered the draw at Nelmac’s Garden Marlborough fete stand and was very excited when the three magnificent displays arrived at her Blenheim home. Allanah said that she was looking forward to having them add some colour to her otherwise green-toned garden scheme....
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Nelmac Garden Marlborough a huge success

Date: November 14, 2013By: EditorUnder: Environment, Marlborough
Nelmac Garden Marlborough 2014 was a huge success for all involved with record crowds, world-class speakers and a typical scorching hot Fete day to round out the event. As naming rights sponsors Nelmac would like to congratulate everyone on delivering such a fantastic festival to the gardeners, conservationists and families of the Top of the South....
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SmartRaft finalist in Eco Awards

Date: November 11, 2013By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: Environment
www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/9386342/Plant-raft-reaches-eco-finals Congratulations to our own Johanna Guettler and the Nelmac Conservation and Ecology team on reaching the finals of the Sustainable Business Network Awards. To read the story please click the link above....
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How SmartRaft works

Date: September 12, 2013By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: Environment
A SmartRaft from Nelmac is a unique floating wetland system that naturally restores and maintains water quality. This short animation shows how it works. To find out more contact our Conservation and Ecology Department....
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