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Port Nelson timeline
Port Nelson has been integral to the development of Nelson, and has a long and fascinating history in its own right. This timeline highlights significant events in its development...Read more about "Port Nelson timeline"...
Main trunk railway line
Construction of South Island Railway: a Stop-Start Journey Parochialism and politics, the Great Depression and two World Wars meant that completion of the South Island’s Main Trunk Line was...Read more about "Main trunk railway line"...
Fleeing war torn Italy
Post World War II Italian immigration to Nelson The desire to leave war-torn Europe resulted in a wave of post-World War II Italian immigration to New Zealand in...Read more about "Fleeing war torn Italy"...
Matthew Campbell is typical of many of the early Nelson immigrants. He flourished in the egalitarian colonial society he settled in, and was instrumental in laying the foundation of...Read more about "Matthew Campbell 1815-1883"...
The Hop Centre of New Zealand
At the centre of a good beer lies quality aromatic hops and, as luck would have it, the early English and German settlers to Nelson found the region...Read more about "Nelson Hops Lead the World"...