Nelson Weekly was founded in September 2010 as a sister paper to the Waimea Weekly. Owned by Andrew and Sarah Board, it quickly established itself in a market that was crying out for a well-read community newspaper. Its success was quickly reflected when it won the 2011 Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business of the Year Award.

Nelson Weekly is based in Nelson city and delivered to every home in the Nelson City Council region – a little over 20,000 homes. It publishes each Tuesday and has quickly become a favourite of local readers.