Motueka Borough Councillor 1977-1986 The daughter of Riwaka tobacco farmers, Ethene Gibbs (nee Dalley-Smith) was born in Motueka and raised in the Riwaka district. She attended Riwaka Primary School and...Read more about "Ethene Gibbs"...
Gold Point Mining
In 1872, Charles Greenlaw was prospecting in the Queen Charlotte Sound when he found “auriferous (gold bearing) quartz” on the western side near Picton. This led to the declaration...Read more about "Gold Point Mining"...
Nelson City Councillor 1974 - 1986 and Deputy Mayor 1980 - 1986 Patricia (Pat) Tindle began a twelve-year tenure on the Nelson City Council, in 1974, aged 37. By...Read more about "Patricia Tindle "...
Guinness comes to the Top of the South
The renowned Irish Guinness family and their equally famous stout have a strong connection to the Nelson, Tasman, and Golden Bay regions, dating back to the 1850s. The...Read more about "Guinness comes to the Top of the South"...
Richmond Borough Councillor 1977-1983 I find it an interesting challenge to remember my time in the early 1980s as a Borough Councillor and later a member of the Area Health...Read more about "Teenah Handiside"...
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