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Lure of gold - Aorere
A few specks of gold, found in the Aorere Valley by a musterer in October 1856, saw more than 2000 men flood into Massacre Bay over the following...Read more about "Aorere gold"...
Isel House and Park
A historic park and house, named after Isel, a small village in Cumbria England, and a recreation ground form part of the legacy left by the Marsden family...Read more about "Isel House and Park – legacy of the Marsden family"...
The Hop Centre of New Zealand
At the centre of a good beer lies quality aromatic hops and, as luck would have it, the early English and German settlers to Nelson found the region...Read more about "Nelson Hops Lead the World"...
Asbestos and the Chaffeys
A place to hide was what the Chaffeys sought when they moved to the Cobb Valley in Nelson's remote northwest mountains. It was their desire for solitude, and...Read more about "Asbestos and the Chaffeys"...
The first Maori immigrants, who came from much warmer climes, were forced to adapt their horticultural methods quickly in order to survive. Kumara, in particular, required a long, warm...Read more about "Maori horticultural skills and their soils"...
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