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Nelmac renews support for Garden Marlborough to 2017

Date: May 18, 2015By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: Marlborough, News, Nursery
Nelmac has this week confirmed its continued support for the Garden Marlborough festival with the renewal of the principal naming rights sponsorship through to 2017.  Beginning its involvement with the iconic event in 2013, Nelmac signalled an interest to continue its support following the festival’s hugely successful 2014 showing. “We didn’t need a lot of convincing to sign up again”, says Nelmac Chief Executi...
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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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Now – One Team Champions x 2

Date: January 28, 2015By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: Nelson, News, Nursery
Not only did Nelmac’s ONE TEAM take out the Annual Tug of Peace title for a record 6th year in a row but their new sister team ONE TEAM WOMEN matched their effort as inaugural winners of the women’s Tug of Peace event.  As a fundraising event for Nelson Tasman Hospice, the annual Tug of Peace added a women’s division to the challenge for the first time this year with a new trophy up for grabs and plenty o...
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Our Hanging Basket winners

Date: October 19, 2014By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: News, Nursery
Congratulations to Kennedy and Addison Florence of Witherlea school in Blenheim who entered the competition to win hanging baskets at the Nelmac stand at Nelmac Garden Marlborough. The girls correctly named three eco-sourced Nelmac Nursery seedlings and this week were drawn  from the hundreds of correct entries received.  Well done girls. Kennedy and Addison are pictured below accepting their prize baskets from Nelma...
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Ecofest/Growables 2014

Date: October 18, 2014By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: News, Nursery
2014’s Ecofest + Growables event brought out the crowds to explore & celebrate sustainable living in all respects. At the Nelmac Nursery and Betta Bins stands in the Energy Centre, discussions ranged from Eco-sourced native plants, revegetation, riparian planting, erosion control and eco-landscaping through to reducing refuse, upping  recycling and the wonder that is – GREENWASTE Collection. Click on ...
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Revegetation on clay soils

Date: October 14, 2014By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: Nursery
I always say, “You can’t plant a forest, but you can grow one.” In other words, revegetation success relies on thinking of the result you want to achieve as a long-term project, rather than something that can be achieved through a one off burst of planting enthusiasm and left to mature. Goal one: Create cover. To protect the soil and reduce the need for weed control you need to create cover. Select fast growing plant...
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Nelmac pro-active safety recognised by Worksafe NZ online

Date: May 1, 2014By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: News, Nursery
This month Worksafe NZ added Nelmac Nursery to its online Case Study showcase .                     Here’s what they had to say: Challenge The task of hanging flower baskets in Nelson Central Business District seems harmless enough – but in fact, due to a huge variance in building styles and the various locations of hooks under verandas and on poles there was a significant risk of a fall from height occurring. ...
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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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Nelmac Nursery Staff Report Rare Bats

Date: July 12, 2013By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: Environment, Nelson, Nursery
Staff at Nelmac’s Ecology and Conservation nursery, in Atawhai Drive, have reported regular nightly sightings of a rare native bats above the Nelson nursery. Robert Fryer, Conservation & Ecology Leader at Nelmac believes it is possible the bats were drawn by the “takeaway feast” of insects that were attracted to the nearby floodlights at Neale Park. Read todays full front page article by the Nel...
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Facebook competition winner

Date: April 11, 2013By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: Environment, Nelson, Nursery
Congratulations to our Nelmac Facebook competition winner Lesley Kotua. Lesley (pictured above left) has won an eco-sourced Corokia Cotoneaster plant which she is received from Nelmac team members Ciara and Lynda. If you’d like to enter our next eco-sourced plant prize draw visit our Nelmac Facebook page and enter....
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Sustainability Awards Recognition

Date: October 1, 2012By: NELMAC MarketingUnder: Environment, Nursery
Nelmac Nursery wins a judges’ commendation at the Sustainability Awards. Congratulations! A core objective for Nelmac is to be “a leader on the pathway to sustainability”. Nelmac’s recognition for sustainability came at the recent Southern Region Sustainable Business Network Awards when its nursery arm was awarded a judges’ commendation. “Winning this award is fantastic, it’s an external recognition of th...
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