Nelson City Council’s annual heritage month has been expanded to ensure small, COVID-resilient cultural events can be delivered for Nelson Whakatū.
This year’s Tuku 22 will take place over April, May and June, to ensure public events have more space between them and have more time to be postponed if needed.
Community and Recreation Committee Chair Councillor Tim Skinner says adapting the event’s usual timing to make sure it could still go ahead this year is important for celebrating and supporting Nelson.
“The Tuku 22 Whakatū heritage events create a space for telling the diverse stories that weave together to form Nelson’s past, and offer a deeper understanding of our city, our community, and our heritage.”
“Tuku 2021 events had an estimated $495,000 of economic benefits to Nelson. We’re excited to be enabling small events for the community to enjoy, which will also help to revitalise our city in a difficult time.”
Events in the Tuku 22 calendar include:
• Cultural Conversations on Hardy Street is showing a series of filmed interviews with recent migrants exploring their struggles, joys and feelings about their new home.
• “Histrionics” is performing a dramatic recreation of the region’s first aircraft flight and landing in Stoke just over 100 years ago.
• Community Art Works is celebrating the love of radio with a series of events running up to this year’s 90th anniversary of Nelsons first radio station.