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Flooding on the Wairau Plain
Blenheim and the Wairau floodplain have experienced at least one damaging flood every decade since European settlement. In the early days, floods occurred so often and flood control works...Read more about "Flooding on the Wairau Plain"...
Sybil Lupp, racing driver
Sybil (or Sibyl as is shown on the birth registrar) was born in Hawke's Bay in 1916. In the early 1920s, her family moved back to Blenheim, where...Read more about "Sybil Lupp, racing driver"...
William Moore. Nelson First Public School Teacher
Life was pleasant for the local school master of Tannadice in the quiet countryside around Forfarshire, Scotland in 1840. William Moore and his wife Isobel lived in a...Read more about "Nelson First Public School Teacher"...
The Nightingale Library Memorial
The first library in Tahunanui was housed in a cupboard at the back of the Town Hall when Tahunanui was administered by a Town Board. By the 1930's...Read more about "The Nightingale Library Memorial"...
Te Tau Ihu Maori and the Taranaki Wars
On 17 March 1860 Government troops attacked the pa Te Kohia at Waitara, North Taranaki, stronghold of Wiremu Kingi Te Rangitaake of Te Atiawa and his followers. Te...Read more about "Te Tau Ihu Maori and the Taranaki Wars"...
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