A world famous dolphin For nearly 25 years, Pelorus Jack, a Risso's dolphin, met and escorted ships travelling between Wellington and Nelson across Admiralty Bay, north of French Pass. In...Read more about "Pelorus Jack"...
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 Wairau Affray, also known as the Wairau Massacre or the Wairau Incident, was the first significant armed conflict between Māori and British settlers after the signing of the Treaty...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"...
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