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Waimea River Stopbank
Stopping a wipe out Before the building of the stopbank by the Nelson Catchment Board between 1957-63, floods were a major problem at the mouth of the Waimea River....Read more about "Waimea River Stopbank"...
Croquet in Nelson
Croquet was introduced to the Nelson area by the German immigrants[sitetree_link,id=65] who arrived on the Saint Pauli[http://www.nelsonmuseum.co.nz/early-settlers/voyageDetails.aspx?voyageid=42] and settled in the Moutere district. Croquet became the accepted pastime of colonists...Read more about "Croquet in Nelson"...
How Brightwater got its name
"Bright water for me" According to some sources, Brightwater was named after the bright, clear waters of the Wairoa River. In part this may be true, but it seems...Read more about "How Brightwater got its name"...
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"...
Robert Tod of Todds Valley
Merchant, shipbroker and commission agent, Robert Tod, left his home in Glasgow in the 1820s and lived in Egypt prior to coming to New Zealand. He arrived in...Read more about "Robert Tod of Todds Valley"...
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