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Marlborough's wine story
The expansion of Marlborough's wine industry over the past three decades has changed the face of the province, but even the earliest European settlers saw the potential of...Read more about "Marlborough's wine story"...
Nelson/ Tasman's ground-breaking pottery There is some evidence that the use of clay may date back to early Māori settlement, but the history of clay use in the Nelson...Read more about "Nelson Pottery"...
Marlborough's Flax Industry
Marlborough had perfect growing conditions and was noted for the excellent quality of its flax.1 Native flax (Harakeke/Phormium tenax) grew in swampy land and on the low foothills and,...Read more about "Marlborough's Flax Industry"...
The Apple Industry
Hard Graft for Early Apple Growers Apples have been planted in the Nelson/Tasman region since the arrival of the first European settlers, who found that apple trees flourished in...Read more about "The Apple Industry"...
James Marsden and his Isel Farm
At the age of 34 years, James Marsden inherited Isel estate[nelson-isel-house/], a 930-acre property laid out by his father, Thomas Marsden, who died in a carriage accident in 1876. ...Read more about "James Marsden and his Isel Farm"...