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The Maitai Valley to the east of Nelson city is a popular recreational area, with numerous picnic and swimming spots. These include Black Hole, Dennes Hole, Sunday Hole, Sharlands...Read more about "Maitai Valley, Nelson"...
Sarau and the German Settlers of the Moutere district
Growing Sarau from the German Roots up The 12,000 mile voyage of the St. Pauli from Hamburg, Germany to Nelson, New Zealand, in 1843 resulted in the eventual establishment...Read more about "Sarau and the German Settlers of the Moutere district"...
Te Tau Ihu Māori and the Taranaki Wars
On 17 March 1860, Government troops attacked the pa Te Kohia at Waitara, North Taranaki, stronghold of Wiremu Kīngi Te Rangitāke of Te Ātiawa and his followers. Te Rangitāke...Read more about "Te Tau Ihu Māori and the Taranaki Wars"...
Fires in Nelson
*When Nelson went to blazes* It was during my childhood years. Very few people had telephones. If you wanted to call the fire brigade you had to rush up...Read more about "Fires in Nelson"...
The first Picton hospital was built on the hill overlooking Waikawa Road and the Lagoon in 1865. A character called 'Ned the Bellman' (Edward Allen Davis) died earlier...Read more about "Picton Hospitals"...