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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"...
HMS New Zealand visits Picton
In 1913, Picton was visited by the largest warship that had ever come to New Zealand, the HMS New Zealand. HMS New Zealand visits Picton HMS New Zealand visits...Read more about "HMS New Zealand visits Picton"...
Thomas and Sarah Roil
Thomas and Sarah Roil and five of their children from Alton, Hampshire emigrated to New Zealand on the Bolton, with 350 passengers, arriving in Nelson 15 March 1842....Read more about "Thomas and Sarah Roil"...
Mapua's Changing Tides
On a Sunday afternoon in the summer down at the Mapua Wharf, with teenagers and kids leaping off the wharf and parents enjoying a coffee at a nearby...Read more about "Mapua's Changing Tides"...
Artist, draughtsman and explorer The young Charles Heaphy was initially employed by the New Zealand Company as an artist and draughtsman, but his duties were varied and included helping to chart...Read more about "Charles Heaphy 1820-1881"...