Early Mailboats in the Sounds
In the past, as today, people living in the Sounds required a postal service. Picton had a mail service from Wellington as early as 1856, the first Postmaster...Read more about "Early Mailboats in the Sounds"...
Nelson Haven, Trafalgar cycleway and the Atawhai Landfill
In pre-European times the Haven and the Maitai River[maitai-valley/] formed a mahinga kai or food gathering destination for Māori. Seasonal camps were occupied to gather nature’s bounty. Charles...Read more about "Nelson Haven, Trafalgar cycleway and the Atawhai Landfill"...
Nelson's Riverside Pool
Nelson's Municipal Pool The opening of Nelson's Municipal Pool in November 19271 by Mayor W.J Moffatt was well attended. It was a major undertaking for the Council, given the...Read more about "Nelson's Riverside Pool"...
Tāhunanui, an area of dynamic landscape, has had a history independent of the Town of Nelson. *The name * Tāhunanui Beach was commonly known as ‘The Sands' until a competition...Read more about "Tāhunanui"...
*The highs and lows of goldmining* Graveyards have an international reputation for being 'spooky', but when you are standing in the graveyard of a deceased town, 'spooky' takes on...Read more about "Lyell"...
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