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Pre-dam schemes The Maitai River was first considered for water supply in the 1930s. At this time the Brook Scheme[sitetree_link,id=549] (commissioned in 1867) was unable to meet demand. Rather than proceed...Read more about "Maitai Dam"...
In a line of five o'clock commuter traffic, listening to drive time radio, it's hard to imagine the days when Rocks Road was a narrow, precarious, wave-swept walkway...Read more about "Rocks Road"...
Although there is no record of Maori settlement in the bay, the original name, Kaipupu, (eating shellfish) shows that it was a well-known food gathering place. The English...Read more about "Shakespeare Bay"...
A self-made man who used his considerable fortune to make many gifts to his adopted city, Nelson. Thomas Cawthron has left many enduring legacies, including the Church steps...Read more about "Thomas Cawthron 1833-1915"...
Building Nelson wharves
Bob Howard started working with the Nelson Harbour Board[http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc05Cycl-t1-body1-d1-d1-d7.html] in 1968 at the start of the log trade. “I was on a 3 month trial and 23 years later...Read more about "Building Nelson wharves"...