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Pūrākau - Legends of Te Tau Ihu
The stories and legends, or pūrākau, of Te Tau Ihu tell of significant events in the history of the region. Some are Polynesia-wide legends, including creation myths, adapted to local...Read more about "Pūrākau - Legends of Te Tau Ihu"...
The hilltop overlooking Whakatü is known to Mäori as Piki mai, which translates as ‘climb hither'. Piki mai was a staging point for the pakohe[pakohe-argillite/] (argillite) industry, the nearest...Read more about "Piki mai "...
Ching and Chisnall families
Richard Ching was born 11 July 1811 in England to Cornish parents - William Ching and Mary Vague. Richard was aged 12 when both his father, aged 40...Read more about "Ching and Chisnall families"...
Samuels Rose Garden
The garden at Broadgreen House, Stoke There’s a story behind every name. This one could be called ‘Pie cart helps deliver roses’, but in a roundabout way. Stephen James...Read more about "Samuels Rose Garden"...
How James Wynen ended up in a Nelson hotel where he died in 1866 is a mystery.1 But the story of the ‘decent and respectable native of the...Read more about "James Wynen"...