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Abel Tasman and Māori in Golden Bay
When the Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman sailed into Golden Bay in 1642, a mutual cultural misunderstanding may have been one reason for the brief violent encounter with local...Read more about "The first meeting - Abel Tasman and Māori in Golden Bay"...
Myths and Legends
The myths and legends of Te Tau Ihu tell of significant events in the history of the region. Some are Polynesia-wide legends, including creation myths, adapted to local landscapes;...Read more about "Myths and Legends of Te Tau Ihu"...
Kokowai (red ochre), obtained from clays rich in iron and aluminium silicates, was highly prized by Maori; depending on chemical composition, reds, oranges, yellows and browns were produced. Onekaka...Read more about "Kokowai"...
Stories about the people who have played a significant, or interesting, role in the history and life of the top of the South Island of New Zealand. See related stories...Read more about "People"...
A communal lifestyle
During the 1970s, many alternative lifestylers established communes to escape materialism and the pressures of society. They were attracted to rural Tasman and Golden Bay by the beautiful environment,...Read more about "A communal lifestyle"...
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