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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"...
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"...
Tracing Nelson's Tideway
Tracing Nelson's tideway takes you on a sometimes surprising journey. Use the audio guide and map to retrace Nelson's original shoreline. Download MP3 See...Read more about "Tracing Nelson's Tideway"...
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 "...
Sir Thomas Picton and naming of Picton
Sir Thomas Picton Lawrence, Thomas Sir: Portrait of Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Picton Click image to enlarge Picton was originally called Waitohi, or Waitohi Pā. It was named by the...Read more about "Sir Thomas Picton (1758-1815) and the naming of Picton"...