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Janice is of Ngāti Tama and Te Atiawa descent. Born in Takaka, Golden Bay on 11 February 1942, she was the eldest child of Tahana and Audrey Ward-Holmes. Her...Read more about "Janice Manson"...
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"...
The Nelson Settlement, planned in England, was to consist of 221,100 acres of cultivable, arable land. Despite warnings of insufficient land of suitable quality in Tasman and Golden Bays,...Read more about "Wairau Affray"...
Blenheim and Picton Borough Councils- the early years
Following the separation of Marlborough from Nelson in 1859, the region found itself with no funds, no local taxes and frequent flooding washing away infrastructure. It was to...Read more about "Blenheim and Picton Borough Councils - the early years"...
Sir Stanley Whitehead
Sir Stanley Austin Whitehead (1907-1976), Knight Bachelor of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and Speaker of the NZ House of Representatives from 1972-1976, is best known...Read more about "Sir Stanley Whitehead"...
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