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Nelson essentials - water and sewage
‘Bright pure water’ and sewage New Zealand’s early cities reeked of rotting rubbish, dead animals and excrement, and water sources were often contaminated. By contrast, Māori settlements were hygienic, with special sites for toilets and for dumping rubbish, and...Read more about "Nelson essentials - water and sewage"...
Arthur Griffin and Nelson Hospital
The first hospital in Nelson was a primitive building, put up in the 1840's, attached to the barracks on Church Hill[piki-mai/]. The first permanent building was erected in 1853...Read more about "Arthur Griffin and Nelson Hospital"...
*The rise and fall of a colourful and controversial colonist* A cast of hardworking ‘alpha’ men dominated the early days of settlement in the Wairau. And none was more...Read more about "William Eyes"...
Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō and Ngāti Kuia occupied the Rai and Pelorus until 1828, when Te Rauparaha's[te-rauparahas-account/] war parties occupied Te Tau Ihu and local Māori were...Read more about "Rai Valley"...
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"...