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

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  1. Barrington Gum
    The Barrington Gum was named after a farm which was once located further down the Reservoir Creek valley from about 1850 to 1914. read more
  2. Day's Track
    Days Track is a well used path linking the Victory area in Nelson to Tahunanui Beach. The public path exists because of the generosity of the Day fam... read more
  3. Samuels Rose Garden
    Stephen Samuels was a man of many talents. He wrote poetry while running the Nelson pie cart for many years. He is best remembered, however, as a rose... read more
  4. A historic New Street residence
    This property is one of the oldest buildings in Nelson's Central Business District, and remains almost unchanged. read more
  5. Nelson Heritage Homes
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  6. Nelson's Botanical Reserve
    The Centre of New Zealand and the Botanic Reserve is one of the most popular destinations in Nelson for walking and recreation. read more
  7. Nelson's Signal Station and the Time Gun
    Britannia Heights in Nelson was once known as Signal Hill. The Songer tree now marks the site from which the state of the tide was signalled to incom... read more
  8. Ngawhatu Hospital, Orphanage and Valley
    Ngawhatu Orphanage and Hospital has had many names and many stories associated with it, as Stoke Orphanage, St Marys Industrial School, St Marys Orpha... read more
  9. How Brightwater got its name
    'Bright water, bright water, bright water for me'. Alfred Saunders was an ardent supporter of the Temperance Movement. In the 1850s he lived in the Te... read more