i-SITE Team

The Nelson i-SITE team is a group of experienced travel professionals with extensive knowledge of the best quality activities and accommodation for visitors and locals to experience in the region and New Zealand. The i-SITE is a one-stop agency that sells activities, accommodation, transport, event tickets and promotes local produce and experiences to add value to visitors and residents within the region.

The Nelson i-SITE is located at the Millers Acres complex and is co-located with the Department of Conservation's Regional DoC centre. The knowledgeable team can add value to the experience you wish to have in the city and region. For assistance phone 64-3 548 2304 or email NelsonCity@NelsonNZ.com. 

We promote over 100 businesses with things to see and do, accommodation, heritage and cultural activities, walking and cycling activities and best options for retail information. The i-SITE also has numerous maps and other promotional material to learn about the best of what the region has to offer. The extensive IBIS and Bookit reservation system allows us to access online realtime inventory to make bookings in any part of New Zealand covering 80 destinations that are part of the New Zealand i-SITE network.

For further assistance, please call on 03-548 2304 or email at Nelsoncity@nelsonnz.com 

 

DOROTHY RILEY - i-SITE Manager

DOROTHY RILEY - i-SITE Manager

Dorothy grew up in a dairy farming family in Taranaki and then the West Coast, with extended family always in Nelson.  After an OE and four years in Auckland, she moved to Nelson.

Dorothy’s initial career was in Early Childhood.  After having her own children, a change in career was required, and with travel being another major interest, this was the obvious choice.   With a travel qualification from NMIT secured it was off to gain experience in an awesome NZ locality with a tourism focu – Te Anau/Fiordland, being employed with a major NZ tourism operator, this then led to the Nelson i-SITE.

Dorothy and her family live in Richmond.  Exploring NZ in any way possible is one of their main pastimes, along with the challenge of modernising their 1960s home and keeping up with two teenagers and their activities.

Contact Dorothy at dorothy@nelsonnz.com or phone: 03 539 0827.

 


RENEE BENNETT-SHIELDS - Assistant Manager

RENEE BENNETT-SHIELDS - Assistant Manager


DAVID PONS - i-SITE Customer Experience Lead

DAVID PONS - i-SITE Customer Experience Lead

Born in Belgium, David's deep appreciation of New Zealand started with a one-year school exchange in Whakatane, Bay of Plenty.  Back in Belgium David completed University, gaining a Masters in International Relations, as well as being an active member of the local scouts group and travelling.

A full year of work-holiday travelling and exploring most of New Zealand, including being a surf instructor on the West Coast and working a winter season at Mt Hutt, resulted in him returning to live in Nelson with his partner.  An avid surfer, mountain biker and action sports maniac, David has a broad knowledge of outdoor activities in the Nelson Tasman region and NZ in general, and speaks five languages.

 

Contact David on Supervisor@nelsonnz.com

 


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