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Main trunk railway line
Construction of the South Island Railway: a Stop-Start Journey Parochialism and politics, the Great Depression and two World Wars meant that completion of the South Island’s Main Trunk Line was...Read more about "Main trunk railway line"...
Jenny Shipley, politician
Jenny Shipley gained the most powerful role in Government as Prime Minister of New Zealand, just over a century after Jane Watson[sitetree_link,id=930] was struggling to care for her family. “Equality...Read more about "Jenny Shipley, politician"...
When Kupe circumnavigated New Zealand, c. 900 AD, Māori tradition is that he was obstructed by the inhabitants in the vicinity of, what is now, Lake Grassmere. In...Read more about "Lake Grassmere"...
Viv Broughton, QSM
Vivien Mary Broughton has lived all her life in Blenheim. She has contributed to the well-being of countless people. This was acknowledged in 2011 when, aged sixty-two, she...Read more about "Viv Broughton, QSM"...
Power to the People
Early in the 20th century Marlborough, like the rest of the top of the South, was isolated from the national grid and the lack of bulk electricity was...Read more about "Power to the People"...
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