Tuesday 20 February 2018 8:12pm

Cyclone Gita - Update 002 A state of emergency has been declared in the Nelson Tasman region following the significant continuing impact from Cyclone Gita. Tasman District Council Mayor Richard Kempthorne signed the declaration at 7:20 pm. Further flooding in Takaka likely:Following significa...

State of Emergency Declared in Nelson Tasman

Cyclone Gita Information

We'll be posting regular updates on Cyclone Gita for Tasman residents. Civil Defence Centres are open in Motueka, Takaka, Marahau and Nelson.

Read the latest storm update

March 2017 Urban Development Capacity Report

This page contains the inaugural Nelson-Tasman monitoring report for the quarter ended March 2017.


  • Building consents for dwellings in Tasman 2012-2017 exceeded growth in number of households
  • Building consents for dwellings outstripped creation of titles in financial year ending June 2016 – so vacant sections with title are being taken up faster than new titles are being created. This trend was reversed for Richmond for the Jan-March 2017 quarter though
  • A quarter is a relatively short period to monitor
  • House prices increased by 14% across Nelson and Tasman year ended March 2017. Both districts experienced similar price trends but the median house price in Tasman is higher than Nelson - $505,000 versus $450, 000.
  • Central Government’s and Massey University’s housing affordability tool, while different in their assumptions, both conclude our District’s housing is generally unaffordable.
  • Supply of affordable homes in Nelson & Tasman is affected by a number of factors other than supply of land and these need further investigation. E.g. land banking, effects of lending rules, construction industry capacity constraints and building costs.

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