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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"...
This story will cover an area on the south side of the Wairau River from the Waihopai Valley to the Wash and across the river to Northbank. Wairau...Read more about "Wairau Valley"...
Making the Cut
It was a great day in the history of Nelson when the Cut opened on July 30 1906. The report in the Nelson Evening Mail on July 31...Read more about "Making the Cut"...
Early Marlborough Settlers
*An overview..* There was plenty of opportunity for an able man (supported by an equally able wife) in the early days of a colony. All of the people listed...Read more about "Early Marlborough Settlers"...
Marlborough's Flax Industry
Marlborough had perfect growing conditions and was noted for the excellent quality of its flax.1 Native flax (Harakeke/Phormium tenax) grew in swampy land and on the low foothills and...Read more about "Marlborough's Flax Industry"...
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