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The Mahitahi or Maitai River
The river flowing through Whakatū, or Nelson is commonly known as the Maitai, however this is probably a corruption of its original name of Mahitahi or Maitahi. The...Read more about "The Mahitahi or Maitai River"...
The Remnants of Taylor Ford
By the banks of the great Awatere River, nearby to Taylor Pass road, there once stood a township known as Taylor Ford upon the river terraces. A bustling...Read more about "The Remnants of Taylor Ford"...
Nelson City Council - the origins
The first Nelson Provincial Council was elected in 1853 and housed in the large Provincial Council buildings in Bridge St (near the current Nelson Courthouse) from around 1859. The...Read more about "Nelson City Council - the origins"...
Nelson Lakes National Park
Nelson Lakes National Park (established in 1956) is situated in Te Tau Ihu - the top of the South Island, protecting 102,000 hectares of the northern most Southern...Read more about "Nelson Lakes National Park"...
Dr. Francis Arnot Blackadder Bett (1873-1957)
Dr. F. A. Bett was born at Tapanui, Otago in 1873 and studied medicine at the Otago Medical School. He first came to Nelson on being appointed as...Read more about "Dr. Francis Arnot Blackadder Bett (1873-1957)"...
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