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  • Murchison

    Emerging from the bush The discovery of gold and the search for grazing land were the initial driving forces behind the establishment of the township of Hampden, which later...

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  • Fruit for the picking

    There is a little known secret in the Top of the South - Free Food for the picking. Yes, fruit trees are now being grown in public places,...

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  • Pixie Sanders

    *Richmond Borough Councillor 1961-1965*   Pixie Sanders attended Nelson College for Girls in the 1940s where she was head prefect and dux.1 She then attended Canterbury University graduating MA (Hons)...

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  • Seymour Square

    Blenheim's Seymour Square was, officially, named after Henry Seymour who, with his son-in-law Alfred Fell, owned the land on which The Beaver[blenheim-or-the-beaver/] (Blenheim) was built. It is also said...

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  • Seaview Cemetery

    1916 to present day Since the opening of Marsden Valley Cemetery[http://nelson.govt.nz/services/facilities/cemeteries/cemeteries-in-nelson-2/marsden-valley-cemetery/] in 1956, Seaview Cemetery[http://nelson.govt.nz/services/facilities/cemeteries/cemeteries-in-nelson-2/seaview-cemetery/] has been used principally by those with close relatives already buried here. If you walk up the...

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