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Tahunanui Beach did not exist when Nelson was settled by Europeans. What is now the beach was once mudflat near the edge of the main channel draining the...Read more about "Tahuna Beach"...
*The ideal settler* When William Harkness, and his older brother John disembarked from the Thomas Sparks[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/ThomasSparks1843.htm] at Nelson on 26th February 1843, it was to be the beginning of a productive...Read more about "William Harkness"...
*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"...
Wakefield's Memorial Riwaka
Kaiteriteri/ Puketawai Reserve and Captain Wakefield’s memorial In August 2014 a pyramidal rock memorial, celebrating Captain Wakefield's[sitetree_link,id=468] landing in October 1841 and the arrival place of Riwakas' pioneer settlers in May...Read more about "Wakefield's Memorial Riwaka"...
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