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It took nearly 50 years of exploration, analysis and debate 1 before Onekaka’s rich iron ore resource was to be commercially processed in 1922. While the Onekaka Iron and Steel...Read more about "Onekaka Ore"...
The first Taranaki War and Te Tau Ihu
The First Taranaki War (1860-1861) was an event of great significance in New Zealand history. The event took place in Taranaki, hence its name, yet its effects were...Read more about "The first Taranaki War and Te Tau Ihu"...
Lands and Survey Department in Blenheim
I joined the Public Service in 1953, becoming a clerk in the Lands & Survey Department. The offices were on the upper floor of the old Post Office...Read more about "Lands and Survey Department in Blenheim"...
Wiremu Kīngi Te Koihua
Te Koihua, who was the chief of Pakawau, Mohua (Golden Bay), spanned the decades between authentic Māori lifestyle and the new society resulting from colonisation and European settlement. He...Read more about "Wiremu Kīngi Te Koihua"...
Nelson Anniversary Day
Nelson Anniversary Day The early European settlers celebrated anniversary day in fine style on various days throughout February. In fact the anniversary commemorates the arrival of the first New Zealand...Read more about "Nelson Anniversary Day"...
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