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Three key ways to take action

Save The Maitai is a grassroots movement to protect the Maitai Valley for present and future generations.
Here are three ways you can take action to protect this taonga.


Join the 2022 Fundraising Team – Please email [email protected] if you might be able to help in any way.


Your donation will fund RMA experts as well as posters, resources and legal advice to help protect the Maitai.

Word of Mouth

Tell others about this issue so awareness of potential, irreversible changes to Kaka Valley will grow. 

Save the Maitai - Sign the Petition Today

Together we can protect the natural beauty of the Maitai Valley for current and future generations.

Petition Wording:
We request that the Nelson City Council, does not accept or approve any private or public action that will lead to or result in the rezoning of rural land in The Kaka Valley, (adjacent to the Maitai Valley) as residential land.

Petition signatures since July 2020 ....*

* We are so heartened by the great response to the petition. The developers have been trying to discredit the #savethemaitai campaign with misleading information about where supporters come from. 91% (ninety-one per cent) of the almost 4,000 signatories to the ‘paper’ petition live in Nelson.

The ‘digital’ petition at (currently over 9,660 signatures) doesn’t accurately record where someone lives. The geolocation of signatories can often depend on that individual’s ISP or can relate to a previous address.

The petition has huge support from a broad range of people, including thousands of people right here in Nelson, as well as visitors who love to spend time in the Maitai when they’re in Nelson, all of which indicates that this is not only of local interest, but of importance to a much wider group of people.

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