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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"...
Maori and Whaling
Ancient archaeological finds in Te Tau Ihu include whale tooth pendants, whalebone amulets and other adornments, and simulated whale teeth made from local serpentine. It is not clear whether...Read more about "Maori and Whaling"...
Pakohe - Argillite
Known to Maori as pakohe, and to geologists as metamorphosed indurated mudstone, argillite is particularly associated with the Nelson-Marlborough region in New Zealand. It is found on Rangitoto (D'Urville Island), along...Read more about "Pakohe - Argillite"...
The ponds, marshes, lagoons and tidal estuaries fed by the Wairau and Opawa Rivers had always been the richest year-round food resource in the Cook Strait area. Major fighting...Read more about "Waikārapi or Vernon Lagoons"...
Tamati Pirimona Marino
Through his parents, Ringahuri of Ngati Tama/Te Atiawa and Roka of Ngati Rarua, Marino (also known as Te Pua Ringahuri) was related to all three manawhenua iwi of...Read more about "Tamati Pirimona Marino "...
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