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The lime and marble of Takaka Hill
Takaka Hill divides Nelson and Golden Bay. Its steep, twisting road reveals the ancient craggy lime and marble formations and caving system that give the hill its popular name,...Read more about "The lime and marble of Takaka Hill"...
New Zealand Company Surveyor, Politician and Quaker Samuel Stephens sailed from England on the Whitby in 1841 with Arthur Wakefield, and they became close friends. As they sailed near the...Read more about "Samuel Stephens (1803-1855)"...
Surveyor and Explorer Thomas Brunner was a young, upper middle-class Englishman working for an Oxford architect and surveyor, but he came from a family of colonists and had adventure...Read more about "Thomas Brunner (1821–74)"...
Dame Cath and Sir Greg of Mapua
Dame Cath gets a right royal roasting for knighting ‘Sir Greg’ A mock knighthood of Mapua’s Greg Olsen at a historic gathering in Golden Bay to celebrate the...Read more about "Dame Cath and Sir Greg of Mapua"...
Artist, draughtsman and explorer The young Charles Heaphy was initially employed by the New Zealand Company as an artist and draughtsman, but his duties were varied and included helping to chart...Read more about "Charles Heaphy 1820-1881"...
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