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The Neal Canoe1902
In 1902, while whaling along Rarangi Beach, Edward Neal spied a long, overturned canoe somewhere along the beach. He returned with a team of horses and dragged the...Read more about "The Neal Canoe 1902"...
Motueka and early settlement
Around 1839-1840, the Ngati Rarua and Te Atiawa people living in the Motueka region heard that a European settlement was likely to be established there and realised this offered ...Read more about "Motueka and early settlement"...
A world famous dolphin For nearly 25 years, Pelorus Jack, a Risso's dolphin, met and escorted ships travelling between Wellington and Nelson across Admiralty Bay, north of French Pass. In...Read more about "Pelorus Jack"...
Tuao Wharepapa and the land around it Mt Arthur and the Tableland have played host to gold prospectors, graziers, botanists, skiers, trampers, tourists, artists, a Bishop, and Henry and...Read more about "Mount Arthur and the Tableland"...
Stranding of the Hawea
Imagine the drama there would be today if a ship ran aground on Rocks Road. Hawea, 1886, aground in Nelson The Union Company steamer, Hawea aground on the...Read more about "Stranding of the Hawea"...
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