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Shipping and trade on the Ōpaoa River
At one time, Picton was described as Marlborough's front door and the Ōpaoa/Opawa River as the tradesmen's entrance, but in the early days of European settlement, river trade was...Read more about "Shipping and trade on the Ōpaoa River"...
Flooding on the Wairau Plain
Blenheim and the Wairau floodplain have experienced at least one damaging flood every decade since European settlement. In the early days, floods occurred so often and flood control works...Read more about "Flooding on the Wairau Plain"...
Main trunk railway line
Construction of the South Island Railway: a Stop-Start Journey Parochialism and politics, the Great Depression and two World Wars meant that completion of the South Island’s Main Trunk Line was...Read more about "Main trunk railway line"...
The voyage of the SS Lyttelton
London to Wellington in 462 days The Nelson waterfront is now the domain of the chardonnay set, but from the deck of the recreational fishing berth you'll see an...Read more about "The voyage of the SS Lyttelton"...
The Scow Echo
A.S. Echo, now permanently ‘on the hard’ on Picton foreshore, was built from kauri in 1905 at Te Kopuru near Dargaville by William Brown & Sons (William Brown...Read more about "The Scow Echo"...