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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"...
Ngāti Tūmatakōkiri a numerous and fierce tribe, dominated the north-western quadrant of the South Island for at least 200 years. Their ancestors arrived in Aotearoa from Hawaiki on the Kurahaupo waka,...Read more about "Ngati Tumatakokiri "...
In a line of five o'clock commuter traffic, listening to drive time radio, it's hard to imagine the days when Rocks Road was a narrow, precarious, wave-swept walkway...Read more about "Rocks Road"...
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"...
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"...
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