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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"...
The Rawsons and the outbreak of World War One
WW1 – The outbreak, 1914, including at sea with Capt von Muller and SMS Emden In 2011 I wrote1 of the terror and dilemma faced by Taranaki citizens at...Read more about "The Rawsons and the outbreak of World War One"...
Gold Point Mining
In 1872, Charles Greenlaw was prospecting in the Queen Charlotte Sound when he found “auriferous (gold bearing) quartz” on the western side near Picton. This led to the declaration...Read more about "Gold Point Mining"...
Nelson essentials - water and sewage
‘Bright pure water’ and sewage New Zealand’s early cities reeked of rotting rubbish, dead animals and excrement, and water sources were often contaminated. By contrast, Māori settlements were hygienic, with special sites for toilets and for dumping rubbish, and...Read more about "Nelson essentials - water and sewage"...
Takaka Hill tracks and roads
This story provides additional information about early access over Takaka Hill.[the-lime-and-marble-of-takaka-hill/] Takaka Hill[assets/Your_stories/Takaka-Hill.jpg]Climber: Takaka Hill Road by chillicheese (Flickr image). Click to enlarge George Murray and party left Riwaka 25 April 1844...Read more about "Takaka Hill tracks and roads"...
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