The Nelson Mail

The Nelson Mail is a 4-day a week newspaper in Nelson, New Zealand owned by media business Stuff Ltd. It was founded in 1866 as The Nelson Evening Mail; the first edition was published on 5 March 1866.[1] It absorbed another local paper, The Colonist, in about 1906.

The Nelson Mail
The old and the new building of The Nelson Mail
Type4 days a week (Monday Wednesday Friday and Saturday) Newspaper
FormatTabloid (Monday,Wednesday and Friday) Broadsheet (Saturday)
Owner(s)Stuff Ltd
EditorVictoria Guild
HeadquartersNelson, New Zealand
WebsiteThe Nelson Mail

Awards and nominations

In 2018, The Nelson Mail reporter Nina Hindmarsh won Best Junior Reporter at the 2018 Voyager Media Awards.[2]

In 2019, The Nelson Mail photographer Braden Fastier was the joint winner of Photographer of the Year at the 2019 Voyager Media Awards. Fastier also won the Best Photography (News and/or Sport) Award at the same event.[3]
Also in 2019, Fastier won the News Photography (Regional) Award and the News Photography (Sports) Award from News Media Works.[4]


  1. "Nelson Evening Mail". National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  2. "2018 winners". Voyager Media Awards. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  3. "Photography Winners 2019". Voyager Media Awards. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  4. "2019 News Media Awards" (PDF). News Media Works. Retrieved 29 February 2020.