Te Puoho ki Te Rangi
Te Puoho (also known as Te Ngarau), ariki of Ngāti Tama, was born at Poutama, northern Taranaki, son of Whangataaki II and Hinewairoro. His whakapapa connected him to...Read more about "Te Puoho ki Te Rangi "...
Maori and education
Pre-European Māori learned by oral methods which developed strong memory skills and powerful oratory. Early European visitors and settlers admired Māori intelligence. Dieffenbach (1839) wrote: Greenwood, Sarah: The Motueka...Read more about "Maori and education"...
Te Tau Ihu Maori and the Taranaki Wars
On 17 March 1860, Government troops attacked the pa Te Kohia at Waitara, North Taranaki, stronghold of Wiremu Kīngi Te Rangitāke of Te Atiawa and his followers. Te...Read more about "Te Tau Ihu Maori and the Taranaki Wars"...
Fires in Nelson
*When Nelson went to blazes* It was during my childhood years. Very few people had telephones. If you wanted to call the fire brigade you had to rush up...Read more about "Fires in Nelson"...
The first Picton hospital was built on the hill overlooking Waikawa Road and the Lagoon in 1865. A character called 'Ned the Bellman' (Edward Allen Davis) died earlier...Read more about "Picton Hospitals"...
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