Talk:Nelson (New Zealand)

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Region/City[edit]

There needs to be a differentiation between Nelson the region (encompasing Nelson, Richmond, Motueka, Golden Bay, and ?Murchison) and Nelson the city. Or should there be a Nelson/Marlborough region (I don't think I favour this but throw it out there)? —The preceding comment was added by (WT-en) Rimu (talkcontribs) at about 22:59, 31 August 2007

This has now been implemented. -- Alice 20:19, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Te Puna Wai Lodge[edit]

Is it just me, or is the current description a bit too floral? --W. Franke-mailtalk 17:35, 25 September 2012 (CEST)

Ethnic diversity[edit]

I've added a paragraph about ethnic diversity. Much of the information I got from talking to Evey McAuliffe, the Co-ordinator at Nelson Multicultural Council Inc and these are some of the other sources I used: http://www.thaimedicalnews.com/medical-tourism-thailand/long-neck-karen-tribe-thailand-burmese-border-remove-rings/ http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/archive/national-news/247513/Human-zoo-can-t-come-here http://www.nelsonmulticultural.co.nz/site/nelsonmulti/files/ethnic_info//Thailand%20Deny%20Padaung%20Exit%20Visas.pdf http://www.nelsonmulticultural.co.nz/INFORMATION/Ethnic+Information.html I also spoke with British, Czech, Dutch, Filipino, German, Irish and Japanese stall holders and retailers over an extended period and to the local police commander. -- Alice 20:13, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

I didn't Discover any orchestra, not even a small one[edit]

Wikivoyage:Discover includes the interesting fact that "Nelson, New Zealand is the smallest city in the world to have its own symphony orchestra.". But I cannot find any information about this in the article - which is required for things in the "Discover" page. The article doesn't even mention the orchestra. What's even more confusing: I cannot find anything supporting the fact on Wikipedia, at the home page of the orchestra or the city or by googling it. ϒpsilon (talk) 14:55, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

So you think the sponsors are being defrauded: http://nso.org.nz/support-the-nso ? What a bizarre idea! Our article doesn't mention Fairfield House either (I can assure you that has existed for more than 100 years too) - that's because our article is nowhere near complete and is not yet at guide status. I don't think you have read the website of the NSO properly. --W. Franke-mailtalk 15:11, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Do you really think Mick Dowrick stands there waving his baton in front of any empty hall: http://nso.org.nz/conductor ? Has the local newspaper been fooled as well ?--W. Franke-mailtalk 15:19, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Um...what? Criteria #5: "The article linked to must contain the fact in question.". Period. Now I'm not a "Friend of the orchestra" and don't have access to the secret subpage where the fact "Nelson, New Zealand is the smallest city in the world to have its own symphony orchestra." is stated, but I am nevertheless going to reveal the secret and add the fact to the article! BTW I've never said that the orchestra doesn't exist but after reading your furious edits to this talk page maybe I should. You may have a very good reason not to add (such a great) orchestra but I don't think I'd care to ask. ϒpsilon (talk) 15:52, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
It's a common fallacy to think that all human knowledge is now to be found somewhere on the web and especially in a Wikipedia article. However, you are absolutely right in suggesting that, in "Discover", "The article linked to must contain the fact in question" so thanks for improving our Nelson article, ϒpsilon!
PS Please note that, in non-US English usage "city" has a meaning that is not synonymous with "town", village or settlement. In non-US English useage, "city" is reserved either for a large conurbation such as London, Wellington, Paris or Tokyo or for a town that has a cathedral - as Nelson certainly does (with Christ Church Cathedral currently being the seat of Bishop Elena of Nelson), or letters patent declaring city status (as Nelson also has). --W. Franke-mailtalk 16:50, 14 August 2013 (UTC)