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The theft of Nelson's Mayoral chain
On Saturday 3 December 1977 burglars broke into the office of Roy McLennan, the current Mayor of Nelson and stole the $3000 mayoral chain, along with Christmas presents...Read more about "The theft of Nelson's Mayoral chain"...
The Mahitahi or Maitai River
The river flowing through Whakatū, or Nelson is commonly known as the Maitai, however this is probably a corruption of its original name of Mahitahi or Maitahi. The...Read more about "The Mahitahi or Maitai River"...
Springbok Tour in Nelson 1981
In 1981 the South African rugby team, the Springboks, toured New Zealand. The protests against this tour reached a level unparalleled in New Zealand history. This reflected the...Read more about "Springbok Tour in Nelson 1981"...
The Remnants of Taylor Ford
By the banks of the great Awatere River, nearby to Taylor Pass road, there once stood a township known as Taylor Ford upon the river terraces. A bustling...Read more about "The Remnants of Taylor Ford"...
The Gathering dance festival
The Gathering dance festival was first held on New Years Eve in 1996 amongst the limestone karst, beech forests and rocky outcrops of the Canaan Downs on Tākaka Hill....Read more about "The Gathering dance festival"...
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