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It took nearly 50 years of exploration, analysis and debate 1 before Onekaka’s rich iron ore resource was to be commercially processed in 1922. While the Onekaka Iron and Steel...Read more about "Onekaka Ore"...
The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson
In the 1860's and 1870's Taranaki Māori were troubled by Government determination to enforce European settlement of traditional lands. Promised reserves did not eventuate and, by 1866, dispossessed Māori...Read more about "The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson "...
Nelson Haven has undergone remarkable change over the last 150 years. From its humble beginnings as a snapper spawning ground to the full scale international port here today,...Read more about "Port Nelson"...
George Batt -Drover and Bullocky
*Drover and Bullocky* George Batt (1854-1931) was born in the Waimea Plains area near Nelson, the sixth child of John and Ann Batt who had emigrated from Hampshire in...Read more about "George Batt"...
It was a tiny bright red fruit that first drew entrepreneur, inventor and farmer Charles Lowe to Riwaka in 1900.1 Fresh off a contract handling horses for the...Read more about "Charles Lowe"...
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