Stories from the Top of the South
Welcome to The Prow, a website featuring historical and cultural stories from Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough.
Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui is the Māori name for the top of the South Island. Legend tells us that Te Tau Ihu was the prow of Maui's waka, or canoe, from which he fished up the North Island.
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Story of the Day — Tuesday 02 September 2014
The next time that you walk around Nelson streets, consider the heritage that they hold. Think of the early settlers, the naming of the streets , the events that they have experienced and the secrets that they still hold....
Recently Added Stories
- Art and Architecture of Trafalgar Street, Nelson
- New and altered geographic names of Te Tau ihu
- Jack Rawson - transporting the wounded