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Save the Maitai

Cause page created in the Community category by Alli Jackson for "Save the Maitai"

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SAVE THE MAITAI VALLEY! We need your help to stop a development of 550 or more houses in the Maitai Valley.

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  Nelson / Tasman


We need your help to support the campaign to stop development of 550 or more houses in an area known as Kaka Valley, within the Maitai Valley.

The Maitai is a unique area in Nelson; a treasured, peaceful valley where generations of Nelsonians have swum in the river, picnicked, played with their children, cycled, walked their dogs and enjoyed many other activities. It's a slice of quiet Kiwi countryside free of city life constraints, just 5 minutes from the CBD, which all Nelsonians have the freedom to access - one of the special spots that make Nelson a great place to live!


The proposed development is in Kaka Valley, which is at the end of Ralphine Way - directly behind Dennes Hole and opposite Sunday Hole.

This will result in an estimated 2000 car trips per day along Maitai and Nile streets, as well as light pollution, urban run-off into the river and the loss of the rural nature of the valley.

In 2006 Nelsonians said they strongly opposed development in the Maitai area.*

In 2019 Nelsonians said they support building up, not building out.**

The developers will be requesting this land is rezoned from rural to residential within the next few weeks (possibly this month, July 2020). If this goes through then they will be hard to stop. But we can change the outcome. If enough voices join together and say NO, our councillors must listen.

Your donation will help keep the Maitai and Kaka Valley free of residential housing,

heavy traffic flows, and air, water & light pollution.


SIGN the urgent petition here:

JOIN the Facebook group: SAVE THE MAITAI

For more info visit

* Nelson Urban Growth Strategy (NCC 2006)

** Future Development Strategy (NCC July 2019)

Alli Jackson's involvement (page creator)

I am a resident who offered to set up the givealittle page on behalf of the group

Use of funds

Any funds raised will go towards campaign costs such as: printing campaign flyers & posters, online advertising, advertisements in local media, fees for market stalls, banners, and displays. Any surplus will be donated to a local charity.

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Latest update

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Come support Save the Maitai presentation to Council Tues 22 Sept  13 September 2020

Posted by: Alli Jackson

Hello supporters,

Save the Maitai is making a presentation to Council on Tuesday 22nd September and WE NEED A CROWD!

We need strength in numbers to show the Councillors how important the Maitai is to Nelsonians and how many of us oppose this development !

Please diary: Tuesday 22nd Sept.

Meet 8.30am outside Civic House on Trafalgar St. We must be inside by 8.45 am. The meeting starts 9am, finishes 9.15am.

Two Save the Maitai representatives will share our collective concerns to Council.

We cannot state strongly enough how much we need your support !!

** Bring your friends, family members, neighbours . . .

** Bring your A4 homemade sign to hold up, with wording aimed at the councillors e.g. “No Residential Rezoning”, “Keep the Maitai’s Charm” etc. Positive signs are good!

** If we are still at Level 2 please consider wearing a mask, & scan the council QR code when you arrive.

** If NCC does not allow public entry due to Covid restrictions, supporters will remain on Trafalgar Street outside Civic House.

Please RSVP to to let us know if you can come & how many will come with you. This will give us an approximate number to assist our planning.

Late deciders also welcome :)


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Please also share this link with anyone interested in keeping up with Save The Maitai campaign updates.

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Guest Donor on 11 Sep 2020
Antony on 05 Sep 2020
Paul and Gill
Paul and Gill on 01 Sep 2020
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Jessica on 26 Aug 2020
thanks for the stickers!

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Paying to a verified bank account of Anthony Haddon on behalf of Save the Maitai

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