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Waimea River Stopbank
Stopping a wipe out Before the building of the stop bank by the Nelson Catchment Board between 1957-63, floods were a major problem at the mouth of the Waimea...Read more about "Waimea River Stopbank"...
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"...
Nelson and Tasman Floods
On Tuesday 13 December, 2011, as people began to plan for summer, it began to rain and didn't stop until Thursday 15 December. The torrential rain was caused...Read more about "Nelson and Tasman Floods"...
St Andrews Church and early Wakapuaka
Wakapuaka Settlement View of the Bluffs View of The Bluffs ,1890. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Collection Click image to enlarge. The area now known as Wakapuaka was...Read more about "St Andrews Church and early Wakapuaka"...
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"...