Russian Explorer Bellingshausen
On 8 June 1820 (29 May in the Russian calendar), Russian captain Fabian Gottlieb Benjamin von Bellingshausen (in Russian: Фаддей Фаддеевич Беллинсгаузен; Faddey Faddeyevich Bellinsgauzen) entered Queen Charlotte Sound in the ships Vostớk...Read more about "Russian Explorer Bellingshausen"...
The Grove Okiwa
The name Okiwa probably refers to a chief named Kiwa, as does Anakiwa (the cave of Kiwa). Until the Ngāti Awa attack of 1829-30, Rangitāne and Ngāti Kuia...Read more about "The Grove Okiwa"...
Demon drink in Nelson
Early Nelson was well served with public houses, despite the vigorous agitation for abstinence by the Temperance Movement. Patrons often had to travel long distances over difficult terrain and,...Read more about "Demon drink in Nelson"...
Fruit for the picking
There is a little known secret in the Top of the South - Free Food for the picking. Yes, fruit trees are now being grown in public places,...Read more about "Fruit for the picking"...
Grant Palliser was born in Christchurch on 6th of October 1949. Palliser's attention was first drawn to art when he was eight years old. His Uncle painted copies...Read more about "Grant Palliser"...
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