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Nelson's power struggle
Electricity was not commonly used in New Zealand until late in the 19th Century, with some cities and towns using electricity for street lighting and trams from 1888....Read more about "Nelson's power struggle"...
First encounters - the Russians in Te Tau Ihu
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 "First encounters - the Russians in Te Tau Ihu"...
The Grove Okiwa
The Grove near Okiwa in the Marlborough Sounds, now flat farmland, was once covered by extensive kahikatea forest. The name Okiwa probably refers to a chief named Kiwa,...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"...
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