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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Celebrate Nelson's transport heritage and start your discovery of Nelson and World War 1. Heritage events run from 12-20 April. Read stories contributed specially for Heritage week: Nelson ships and World War 1, The Regulus, Albert Nalder, Memories of Port Nelson, Building Nelson's wharves, Born to go to sea, Memories of the Mamaku and Nelson's aviation history.Tweets by @TheProwstories