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Blenheim, or "The Beaver"
The Wairau Affray in 1843 badly frightened potential European settlers of the Wairau and it was to be several more years before the Nelson settlers again began to consider...Read more about "Blenheim, or The Beaver"...
Lure of gold - Aorere
A few specks of gold, found in the Aorere Valley by a musterer in October 1856, saw more than 2000 men flood into Massacre Bay over the following...Read more about "Aorere gold"...
Te Puoho ki Te Rangi
Te Puoho (a.k.a. Te Ngarau), ariki of Ngati Tama, was born at Poutama, northern Taranaki, son of Whangataaki II and Hinewairoro. His whakapapa connected him to major lines from...Read more about "Te Puoho ki Te Rangi "...
Guinness comes to the Top of the South
The renowned Irish Guinness family and their equally famous stout have a strong connection to the Nelson, Tasman, and Golden Bay regions, dating back to the 1850s. The...Read more about "Guinness comes to the Top of the South"...
Murchison and the Buller
Murchison’s story and the Buller River and its tributaries are inextricably entwined. The mighty Buller begins its 177 km journey to the West Coast from the Nelson Lakes National...Read more about "Murchison and the Buller"...
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