Civic Trust projects


  • Family Tree kinetic sculpture by Phil Price
  • The Wood-Nelson Italian community heritage panel (with NCC)
  • Betsy Eyre (first female Nelson City Councillor) heritage panel (with NCC)

family tree kinetic sculpture

Unveiling of Family Tree kinetic sculpture, by Phil Price, on the banks of the Maitai River by Rutherford Park.


  • Brook Waimarama Sanctuary interpretation panels
  • Trafalgar Square Lamp Post
  • Bridge Street Pocket Park
  • Further funding for a kinetic sculpture

Foster Reserve planting


  • Interpretation panel at the Trust’s Foster Reserve at Monaco
  • Funding for digitising of the Nelson Provincial Museum’s plate glass negatives
  • Further funding towards a new library at the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts (formerly Nelson School of Music)
  • Funding towards the upgrade of empty Bridge St section into a pocket park
  • Further funding for the Washington Valley taonga post


  • Multicoloured lighting of Fifeshire Rock
  • Funding towards a new library at the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts (formerly Nelson School of Music)
  • Lead funder for the Washington Valley taonga post
  • Supply of ground matting for an empty section in Bridge Street where food carts are sited (pocket park)       
  • Funding for a new security system at Natureland
  • Initial funding for new Kinetic Sculpture
  • Final donation to the Theatre Royal

Fifeshire Rock lighting Nelson Mail photo


  • Funding of heritage street lighting in Nile Street
  • Supply fitness machines on the banks of the Maitai below Collingwood Street
  • Supply and install drinking fountain outside the Nelson Provincial Museum Supply of trees and shrubs for an empty section in Bridge Street where food carts are sited
  • Ongoing donation to the Theatre Royal
  • Final funding of lighting for Trafalgar Park footbridge
  • Support funding to Nelson Provincial Museum for World War One commemoration

Maitai River footbridge


  • On-going donation to Nelson Theatre Royal
  • Meet You At The Church Steps – support for a book about the history of the Church Steps
  • Drinking Fountain - installed at the top of Trafalgar Street
  • Museum – support for the WW100 commemorative exhibition
  • Pocket Park – Trees, shrubs and hopefully more to come on the empty section in Bridge Street where ‘Streat Kitchen’ and other food carts are sited
  • Light Nelson –  support for the ‘Talking Trees’ part of this hugely popular event in July
  • Footbridge Lighting –LED lighting installed on the footbridge between Trafalgar Park and the Maitai Walkway


  • Contribution to barbeque for community use at Victory Square
  • Financing digitisation of Nelson Mail 1900-1918 for Papers Past
  • Contribution to publication costs for a centennial history of Nelson's Church Steps
  • Storyboard for South Street historic precinct
  • Support for Light Nelson festival
  • City flag for Nelson Pipe Band
  • Ongoing donation to Nelson Theatre Royal


  • Storyboard panel for the Nelson Boathouse
  • Waharoa at Anzac Park
  • Sponsorship of Royal box - Theatre Royal renovations
  • Storyboard panel for Nelson School of Music
  • Glass viewing panels for Broadgreen Historic House
  • CBD litter cart - Kahurangi Employment Trust


  • Storyboard panel for Alton Street Heritage precinct
  • Nelson Boulder Bank heritage study
  • Directional signs for Founders Park
  • Commemorative seat for Daisy Hales, Queen's Gardens


  • Assistance with the Youth Barbeque area, Tahunanui Beach Reserve


  • Upgrade of outdoors performance venue at 1903 Square
  • Interpretation panel at Normanby Bridge, Bridge Street (photo, right)


  • External illumination of Fairfield House
  • Plaque and planting for Quaker’s Acre
  • Nelson Astronomy Society for the redevelopment of the Atkinson Observatory


  • ‘Victory’ Sculpture by Bruce Mitchell to mark the Trafalgar 200 commemorations. The sculpture is sited on 1903 Square
  • Elliott Street interpretive panel

NPM stained glass window


  • Two stained glass windows at the Cathedral to mark the Trafalgar 200 commemoration
  • Stained glass window of New Zealand flora and fauna in the new Nelson Provincial Museum building


  • Memorial plaque and seat for Foster’s Reserve, Monaco
  • Early Settlers Memorial Wall – Wakefield Quay Promenade as the Trust’s 30th-anniversary project


  • Cathedral Tower lighting
  • Queen’s Gardens lighting
  • Civic flag to be flown from the Cathedral tower
  • Relocation of historic letterbox to South Street


  • Road surfacing in Founders Park
  • Peace Group Mural
  • St John’s in the City organ restoration
  • Street furniture and plaque as part of the South Street upgrade


  • Nelson School of Music to replace auditorium doors
  • Nelson Regional Guide Book – Art In Its Own Place
  • Assist Nelson City Council in establishing poster towers in the city
  • Street flower basket project


  • Flood lighting the exterior of the Bishop Suter Art Gallery in partnership with Sealord Group to mark the gallery’s centenary
  • Broadgreen Society for climate control equipment for new ancillary building
  • Nelson Region Hospice Trust – lazyboy chair


  • Brochure for the Trevor Horne Heritage Trail and bronze discs
  • Two interpretive plaques atop of Church Hill
  • Queen’s Gardens lighting
  • Design and construction at 8 Nile Street of four apartments and three commercial units - South Street heritage project
  • Nelson Modellers’ Club extensions


  • Stoke Community and Whanau Group towards a mural project on the Stoke Basketball Stadium
  • South Street property purchase
  • Drinking fountain on Bridge Street / Trafalgar Street corner


  • City Flag for Information Centre
  • Friends of Nelson Library for microfilming the Nelson Evening Mail
  • Bishop Suter Art Gallery for three flag poles and flags
  • Lord Nelson bust


  • Gazebo at Miyazu Park
  • Plaque in Hardy Street on corner with Harley Street


  • Christ Church Cathedral Organ Restoration Appeal


  • Plaque for seat at the top of Abraham Heights
  • Trevor Horne Memorial Grove, Trafalgar Centre/Saltwater Bridge area


  • Saltwater Creek Bridge
  • Drinking fountain in front of St Barnabas Church, Stoke


  • Maitai Walkway extension


  • Wakefield Quay parking and garden enhancement


  • Foster Reserve, Monaco


  • Maitai Walkway Stage One
  • City Flag concept and development


  • Nelson Provincial Museum – photographic tripod
  • Nelson Municipal Band
  • Bishop Suter Art Gallery


  • Inaugural Meeting of the Trust