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Auckland Point Market
Auckland Point, or Matangi Awhio was a pa, kainga or seasonal camping site from at least the fifteenth century. Henry Thompson, representative of the Government-appointed Trustees of Native Reserves, recognised...Read more about "Auckland Point Market"...
Gold was known in the Wangapeka district since the late 1850s.1 However, although an award was paid in 1861 to prospectors for the discovery of gold in the Wangapeka district,...Read more about "Wangapeka Gold"...
Nelson's early settlement
Nelson's early history is a fascinating story, one filled with many tales of hardship endured by the early European settlers, who left their homes in England in search...Read more about "Nelson's early settlement"...
The Tetley Affair
Joseph Tetley, a swindler and a gentleman Marlborough was shaken by a scandal in the 1860s, when a Member of Parliament ran off to South America with £40,000 of...Read more about "The Tetley Affair"...
Plane crash at Takaka
Max Heath survived World War II as a fighter pilot, came home to Takaka and not long after, was killed in a plane crash.1 The 25-year-old warrant officer from...Read more about "Plane crash at Takaka"...
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