Stories about the places and spaces of the top of the South Island - te tau ihu o te waka.

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  1. Miyazu Garden
    Miyazu Garden, situated on the Atawhai side of the main road as you drive into Nelson, embodies the strong sister city relationship that flourishes be... read more
  2. Huangshi Chinese Garden
    This feature garden, opened in 2007, is an important addition to Queens Gardens, and one which celebrates Nelson's relationship with her sister city, ... read more
  3. Paturau
    Memories of Paturau in north-west Nelson, from long-time resident Harry Richards. read more
  4. Nile Street Walk
    This walk takes you through a slice of Nelson's history read more
  5. St Andrews Church and early Wakapuaka
    St Andrews Church, built 1865, was at the heart of the Wakapuaka community until it was removed in 1960. read more
  6. Rocks Road
    Rocks Road and seawall in Nelson were blasted into being by convict labour, from 1891-1899, to create an important transport link, as well as signfica... read more
  7. Mt Tapuae-o-Uenuku
    The peak of Mount Tapuae-o-Uenuku (or Tappy), which can be seen from all over Marlborough and beyond on a clear day, is New Zealand's tallest peak out... read more
  8. The naming of Nelson
    The City of Nelson was named after Admiral Horatio Nelson, still famous 37 years after his victory at Trafalgar read more
  9. Maitai Valley
    The Maitai Valley, near Nelson, is a popular recreation area and one rich in history read more
  10. Melrose House and Garden
    Melrose House Garden is a good example of a Victorian Garden, mixed with native planting. Walk with the map and listen to the audio. read more