Project Mahitahi Events

Upcoming events 

Te Ramaroa Nelson Light Festival 2023

Te Ramaroa Nelson Light Festival will be held 30 June - 4 July 2023. Project Mahitahi will be represented by a beautiful artwork created by Artist Vicki Smith called Galaxiies.

The artwork will focus on our unique galaxiid fish, shimmering like the night sky in an interactive display. The project will also include workshops with school students and the community to co-create a school of fish for installation. The community workshop is planned for 6 and 7 May 2023 so keep an eye out for further information.


Community Plantings 2023

It won’t be long before the planting season is upon us again. This year, there are two Project Mahitahi community planting events.

We are planning on delivering the Matariki planting this year through Enviroschools, and a larger-scale planting will take place in partnership with Multicultural Nelson Tasman. 

Dates for these two events are TBC so keep an eye out on Council’s publications or contact to go onto the contact list for updated information.


Past events 

Matariki planting at Sunday Hole Picnic Ground


Community planting at Mahitahi Wetland in partnership with Nelson Tasman Multicultural, to commemorate the journeys that many people have made to find a new home in Nelson Whakatū


Nelson College for Girls planting at Nile Street Bridge to commemorate Kate Edger, the first principal of the College, and the first woman in the British Empire to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree

 Cawthron planting at Shakespeare Walk to commemorate the legacy of Thomas Cawthron, and 100 years of science in Nelson Whakatū

Planting with Nelson Soroptimists at Smiths Ford, to mark their 100th anniversary, and as part of a commemoration of botanical history in the Nelson Whakatū region