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  1. Starting school in Hauwai
    Early years in Hauwai read more
  2. St. Johns in the Wilderness Koromiko
    A historic church in Koromiko, Marlborough. read more
  3. History of Nelson Rugby
    Of all Nelson’s claims to history, none are as significant to the development of New Zealand’s culture as our rugby background. read more
  4. Wreck of the Fifeshire
    In 1842 the first immigrant ship to arrive in Nelson ran aground on Arrow Rock. The consequences for the new colony were widespread... read more
  5. Mapua chemical plant
    The abandoned Mapua fruit-growers chemical plant became known as one of the most contaminated sites in NZ, and required a large-scale clean-up. read more
  6. Lake Grassmere
    Lake Grassmere is famous for its saltworks read more
  7. Picton Hospitals
    From 1865 to 1989 Picton had its own hospital. read more
  8. The Reays in Brightwater
    The rise of George Reay from a modest butcher in the North East of England to a significant property owner in New Zealand is the epitome of a migratio... read more
  9. Florence Knight
    Florence Knight was a notable Nelsonian, despite her arrival in the City in her 70's read more
  10. The Freeth Winery
    In 1880 George Freeth established Marlborough's first winery. read more