Society

Stories about the way people have lived in the top of the South: stories about iwi and the land, colonial settlement, governance, different communities, education, housing, health and more.

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  1. Nayland College - daring to be different
    Stoke’s co-educational Nayland College was established in 1966 in the shadow of the long and highly respected history and traditions of the Nelson’ ci... read more
  2. Tahunanui - the school by the sands
    The story of Tahunanui School mirrors the rapid development its seaside location and the nearby beach into an established community and popular summer... read more
  3. Upstairs Downstairs
    As was befitting an affluent middle-class family such as the Buxtons of Broadgreen House in Stoke, paid staff looked after domestic and ground work in... read more
  4. Fleeing war torn Italy
    The desire to leave war-torn Europe resulted in a wave of post-World War II Italian immigration to New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s. read more
  5. Nelson College for Girls
    While Nelson’s pioneers supported the idea of college education for girls, it was to be 27 years after Nelson College was opened in 1856, that Nelson’... read more