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Stories about the places and spaces of the top of the South Island - te tau ihu o te waka.

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  1. Nelson Haven and Trafalgar cycleway
    The Queen Elizabeth II walkway, alongside Nelson Haven, provides a pleasant introduction to some of Nelson's history read more
  2. Tahunanui
    Tahunanui, an area of dynamic landscape, has had a history independent of the Town of Nelson. read more
  3. Early Renwick
    Renwick was a Scottish town on the Wairau Plain. read more
  4. Mount Arthur
    Mt Arthur and the Tableland have played host to gold prospectors, graziers, botanists, skiers, trampers, tourists, artists, a Bishop, and many more.. read more
  5. Early Wakefield
    Situated in Waimea South, Wakefield’s first European immigrants found plentiful timber, arable land and very few Maori, who had fled the area in Te Ra... read more
  6. The Nightingale Library Memorial
    When Nellie Nightingale died in July 1943 she left funding for a library and rest room to be known as Nightingale Library Memorial to be erected in Ta... read more
  7. Tahuna Beach
    Tahuna beach, and the waterways around it, have changed in form and function since European settlement. read more
  8. All Saints Anglican Church Nelson
    All Saints Anglican Church in Vanguard street, as \"Noah's Ark\", has withstood floods and fire, but is well maintained and well used today. read more
  9. St John's Methodist Church Nelson
    A Wesleyan Church, the first Church built in Nelson, was opened in 1843 on the corner of Haven Road and Rutherford Street. It later moved to Hardy Str... read more
  10. Nelson Baptist Church
    Founded in 1851, Nelson Baptist Church in Bridge Street was the first Baptist Church in New Zealand. Church services initially took place in Campbell'... read more