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Te Puoho ki Te Rangi
Te Puoho (a.k.a. Te Ngarau), ariki of Ngati Tama, was born at Poutama, northern Taranaki, son of Whangataaki II and Hinewairoro. His whakapapa connected him to major lines from...Read more about "Te Puoho ki Te Rangi "...
Maori and education
Pre-European Maori learned by oral methods which developed strong memory skills and powerful oratory. Early European visitors and settlers admired Maori intelligence. Dieffenbach (1839) wrote: Greenwood, Sarah: The Motueka...Read more about "Maori and education"...
Te Tau Ihu Maori and the Taranaki Wars
On 17 March 1860 Government troops attacked the pa Te Kohia at Waitara, North Taranaki, stronghold of Wiremu Kingi Te Rangitaake of Te Atiawa and his followers. Te...Read more about "Te Tau Ihu Maori and the Taranaki Wars"...
Fires in Nelson
When Nelson went to blazes It was during my childhood years. Very few people had telephones. If you wanted to call the fire brigade you had to rush up...Read more about "Fires in Nelson"...
Pre-dam schemes The Maitai River was first considered for water supply in the 1930s. At this time the Brook Scheme[sitetree_link,id=549] (commissioned in 1867) was unable to meet demand. Rather than proceed...Read more about "Maitai Dam"...
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