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    Posted by: Alli Jackson
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    Council have labelled the Kaka Valley area of the Maitai as a ‘Development Area’ in the Draft Nelson Plan. Please submit against this and ask for the rural character of the Maitai Valley and Kaka Valley to be preserved.

    The Draft Plan outlines how NCC will develop Nelson and manage our environment. Your comments can be brief, but PLEASE use this opportunity. We are in this situation because very few of us submitted against last year’s Future Development Strategy consultation which included Kaka Valley as potential development land. Inclusion in the Draft Plan is the next step.

    The Draft Nelson Plan is OPEN NOW for public comments (submissions) -- from 6 Oct til 6 Dec 2020 -- at this link:

    The next 'Save The Maitai' newsletter will have more info on how to make submissions.

    **PETITION CLOSING 1st November**

    Please share the link to - especially to people who don’t use facebook - they might not have seen it elsewhere. Email them.

    **PLEASE DIARY 12 November**

    The petition will be presented to Council on this date.

    WATCH the Save the Maitai facebook group at for options for participation.

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  • Come support Save the Maitai presentation to Council Tues 22 Sept     13 September 2020
    Posted by: Alli Jackson
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    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 :)


    Please add your contacts to our email list for future updates via MailChimp, at this link:

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

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  • Petition reaches 5000 signatures!     7 August 2020
    Posted by: Alli Jackson

    With incredible speed the Save the Maitai petition to the Nelson City Council has garnered 5000 (and counting!) signatures already.

    There are also paper versions of the petition circulating so this number can only go up once they're all counted.

    If you know someone that needs to sign, please encourage them to do so!

    Our voices joined together can protect this green zone for all future generations to enjoy.

    Thank you again for supporting Save the Maitai.

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  • Awesome support - Nelson together!     28 July 2020
    Posted by: Alli Jackson

    Thank you all for supporting for the Maitai - together we can protect this taonga for future generations to enjoy.

    As at writing, the petition has garnered over 3000 signatures in just a matter of days. That's 3000 loud voices in support of the green treasure that is the Maitai Valley.

    Together, we can do this.

    Your support makes it possible.

    Thank you.

    Join us on Facebook - Save the Maitai, and remember to sign the petition if you haven't yet!

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