Motueka’s First Harbour
One Place, Many Names Manuka's Bush, The Kumaras, Raumanuka, Murphy's Harbour, and Te Kumara are all the same place: the area at the end of what is now Staples...Read more about "Motueka’s First Harbour"...
It was a tiny bright red fruit that first drew entrepreneur, inventor and farmer Charles Lowe to Riwaka in 1900.1 Fresh off a contract handling horses for the...Read more about "Charles Lowe"...
The Nelson Settlement, planned in England, was to consist of 221,100 acres of cultivable, arable land. Despite warnings of insufficient land of suitable quality in Tasman and Golden Bays,...Read more about "Wairau Affray"...
Blenheim and Picton Borough Councils- the early years
Following the separation of Marlborough from Nelson in 1859, the region found itself with no funds, no local taxes and frequent flooding washing away infrastructure. It was to...Read more about "Blenheim and Picton Borough Councils - the early years"...
Sir Stanley Whitehead
Sir Stanley Austin Whitehead (1907-1976), Knight Bachelor of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and Speaker of the NZ House of Representatives from 1972-1976, is best known...Read more about "Sir Stanley Whitehead"...
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