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The Wairau Valley Cemeteries
*Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd* In the town of Wairau Valley in Marlborough, there are two main cemeteries which have been used over the past 160 years. One...Read more about "The Wairau Valley Cemeteries "...
Ngaire Galloway, nee Lane, who lived in Nelson from the 1950's, was New Zealand's oldest living Olympian, until she passed away in July 2021. She was an "inspirational swimmer"...Read more about "Ngaire Lane"...
Hans Busch 'A Great Miser'
*German settlement* In 1841 the New Zealand Company dispatched an expedition to establish its second New Zealand settlement, to be named Nelson. The Company was very successful in attracting settlers and, ambitious...Read more about "Hans Busch 'A Great Miser'"...
From native forest to English garden Following the establishment of the town of Nelson by the London-based New Zealand Company, in 1842, European settlers were quick to make their mark on...Read more about "The Wood"...
The theft of Nelson's Mayoral chain
On Saturday 3 December 1977 burglars broke into the office of Roy McLennan, the current Mayor of Nelson and stole the $3000 mayoral chain, along with Christmas presents...Read more about "The theft of Nelson's Mayoral chain"...
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