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The first Maori immigrants, who came from much warmer climes, were forced to adapt their horticultural methods quickly in order to survive. Kumara, in particular, required a long, warm...Read more about "Maori horticultural skills and their soils"...
Mapua chemical plant
This is a Your Story submitted as an opinion piece to the Prow website, for further documentation on the issue refer to Tasman District Council reports *Decontamination of the...Read more about "Mapua apple-growers chemical plant"...
German Settlement in Nelson
Nelson's earliest German settlers faced disappointment and hardship and were driven away from the Moutere Valley by poor soil and constant floods. The close-knit, industrious communities re-established themselves on...Read more about "German settlement in Nelson"...
Nelson essentials - water and sewage
‘Bright pure water’ and sewage New Zealand’s early cities reeked of rotting rubbish, dead animals and excrement, and water sources were often contaminated. By contrast, Māori settlements were hygienic, with special sites for toilets and for dumping rubbish, and...Read more about "Nelson essentials - water and sewage"...
Waimea River Stopbank
Stopping a wipe out Before the building of the stop bank by the Nelson Catchment Board between 1957-63, floods were a major problem at the mouth of the Waimea...Read more about "Waimea River Stopbank"...