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Update on Richmond's Queen Street upgrade

Update on Queen Street Upgrade, March 2017

This information has been gleaned from the Tasman District Council’s Newsline, from the Engineers report at the Accessibility for all forum and from my own observations.
It is being circulated via the Telephone Information Service, Nelson Branch yahoo groups and the Blind Citizens of New Zealand, nelson Branch web page.
The project is progressing according to schedule with work now occurring from Gladstone Road up as far as the Cambridge Street intersection.

Suter Art Gallery visit

Suter Gallery Friday March 24 2017

Julie Catchpole, Director of the Suter Gallery, has once again generously consented to guide a group from the Nelson Branch of Blind Citizens NZ . She will provide explaination on two of the current exhibitions
These are :
Milk and Honey
The River Lie
More detail below.
Our visit will also provide an opportunity to absorb the atmosphere of the newly renovated gallery and café.
The plan:
Date: Friday march 24
Start time: 10.00 a.m..
Where: Suter Gallery, Bridge St , Nelson
Meet inside the main entrance

Minutes from February General Meeting

Minutes of Blind Citizens NZ General
Meeting held on Saturday 18th February 2017 at
2.00pm Church of Christ Hall, Richmond

Welcome: Mike Stevens (Chair) welcomed everybody to the meeting, the first for 2017

Blind Foundation Cycle Trip


March 25th – 26th 2017

Do you want to …
• Challenge yourself
• Experience the thrill and excitement of cycling through a natural environment steeped in history and remoteness
• Get to know other Blind Foundation members from the South Island
• Have heaps of fun!!!

If so, this event is for you!

Where: Central Otago Gold Trail from Lawrence to Roxburgh (approx. 70km)


Welcome to the Nelson Branch web page.The Nelson Branch Committee is already planning events for members to enjoy and speakers and entertainment for our regular general meetings. Confirmed Dates for General Meetings 2017
Third Saturday of the Month at the Church of Christ Hall in Richmond at 2.00pm
February Saturday 18th
March Saturday 18th
April Saturday 22nd
May Saturday 20th
June Wednesday 21st Mid Year Lunch
July Saturday 15th AGM
August Saturday 19th
September Saturday 16th
November Saturday 4th

Changes to Richmond bus route

Due to the significant upgrade of Richmond's Queen Street the Richmond end of the bus route from Nelson has to change.The new bus route will become effective on Wednesday 1 February.

The bus service timetable will not change. However, the existing bus stop will shift from Sundial Square to the top of Queen Street opposite the Council Office.

The route will:


Nelson Branch Blind Citizens NZ
Newsletter – November 2016

Dear Member

This newsletter includes updates on what is happening locally in terms of community engagement regarding plans for safe access to the environment and for participation in arts and culture – something our region is renowned for inspiring.

Tasman District Council

April Newsletter part one

Nelson Branch Blind Citizens NZ
Newsletter –April 2016

Dear Member

This newsletter includes information about successes in the last six months, dates for General Meetings for 2016, when the AGM is being held, how to subscribe to Blind Citizens NZ, Nelson Branch for 2016/17, and who to contact for support with your DAISY Player.

Kia Noho Rangatira Ai Tātou: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

New Nelson Branch Committee for 2016/2017

The new branch committee was elected at the July AGM.
Committee members are: Amanda Stevens (Chairperson), Kaye Halkett, Ann Taylor, Ruth Chignall, Brian Say, Mike Stevens, John Monk and we welcome new committee members, Judy Campbell and Judy Heiner
The position of National Councillor is held by Mike Stevens.

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