Who are we, what do we do?

We’re a non-political not-for-profit organisation: our members come from all areas of the political spectrum. Our brief is to inform and educate so that residents and ratepayers can make informed decisions on Nelson Council matters, and also on elections to the Council.

We recognise that the power base within Council rests with the CEO and heads of departments; they then encourage and negotiate with the councillors, often through closed workshops, to reach the desired result. So bearing this in mind, we ensure that we maintain contact with all parties within Council.

Our website and our meetings encourage meaningful discussion and debate on matters which involve residents and Nelson Council. We also arrange and hold the Meet The Candidates meetings prior to each Council election.
Our main method of disseminating information is through our website and monthly meetings where the public are warmly welcome to attend.