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The rugby team is an amalgamation of the former Nelson and Golden Bay teams,
and goes under the name Nelson Bays. The province was simply Nelson.
James Dignan, 6 May 1999
submitted by Olivier Touzeau, 9 August 2002
"The City of Nelson is one of the few cities in New Zealand which has
adopted its own special Civic flag. The flag incorporates in its design a number
of references to the history and heraldry of the City. [...] In June 1973 the
City Council established a charitable trust called "The City of Nelson
Civic Trust". This trust held its first meeting on Tuesday 12 June 1973.
Since its inaugural meeting the Trust has undertaken a number of projects for
the benefit of the City, one of these projects being the design and commissioning
of a flag for the City of Nelson. The flag was unveiled to the City Council
at a meeting in March 1987. The design of the flag is based on the City Arms,
having a Mitre, with its fringed lappets flowing on either side, on a blue background
which extends over the top third of the flag, and below this a series of blue
and white wavy lines on which is
superimposed a black. (The cross from the Arms of Lord Nelson.) The flag is sold in 3 sizes; a desk top flag with pole mounting baseb ($30.80): a medium sized flag -900mm x 450mm ($55.00): or, a large flag - 1800mm x 900mm ($90.00)."
Olivier Touzeau, quoting from the Nelson City Council web site, 9 August 2002
Nelson rugby uniform colours are
blue and white.
James Dignan, 9 May 1999