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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"...
Trooper Ralph Vincent James and his Monument
Collingwood lad, Trooper Ralph Vincent James 2483, died of enteric fever (typhoid fever) on 20 November 1900 at Zeerust Transvaal, South Africa while serving in the Boer War[http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/south-african-boer-war/introduction] for the...Read more about "Trooper Ralph Vincent James and his Monument"...
Literary Nelson – books and newspapers
One of the first bookshops in the country was opened in Nelson - by Charles Elliott, in August 1842. Since then bookshops have been an important feature of...Read more about "Literary Nelson – books and newspapers"...
Life on the Fault Lines
Marlborough's East Coast earthquakes Marlborough’s East Coast is cross hatched with fault lines so the large earthquakes of 2013 and 2016 should not have been surprising, although it is...Read more about "Life on the Fault Lines"...
The hilltop overlooking Whakatü is known to Mäori as Piki mai, which translates as ‘climb hither'. Piki mai was a staging point for the pakohe[pakohe-argillite/] (argillite) industry, the nearest...Read more about "Piki mai "...
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