Charles from the UK requested photos of Richmond and Hope where his cousins live.
The city of Nelson is the largest town in Nelson Region; just to the west is Tasman Region, and its largest town is Richmond. However, Nelson and Richmond are 10km apart with suburbs in between, so it is hard to tell where one ends and the other begings. The two regions share similar characteristics, and saw an explosive growth in population and development in the last decade.
Hope is immediately to the west of Richmond, approximately bottom 1/3 of this photo. I think a large part of Hope used to be sheep and dairy farms sprinkled with fruit orchards, but now there are a few farms, lifestyle blocks (1, 5, 10 acre sections with farmlettes, big gardens, or horse paddocks,) as well as new, mainly agricultural businesses. There are quite a few good speciality plant nursaries in Hope for whose who are so inclined; these are family-owned-and-operated, light on marketing, heavy on quality and good prices.