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Nelson/ Tasman's ground-breaking pottery There is some evidence that the use of clay may date back to early Māori settlement, but the history of clay use in the Nelson...Read more about "Nelson Pottery"...
Waikoropupu Springs and Hydro Walkway
Legends of taniwha protecting the healing waters of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest cold water springs, tales of hardship in the backbreaking search for gold, and the story of how...Read more about "The Golden Waikoropupu"...
Just how did a German geologist come to survey the Nelson region's mineral resources, gift a major mineral and fossil collection to the Nelson Institute and lay the...Read more about "Ferdinand Hochstetter (1829-1884)"...
Resolution Bay or Atapu
It has been suggested that the Māori name for this bay should perhaps be O-Tapu, (a sacred place) or Ata-po (early dawn). Captain Cook[sitetree_link,id=140] named it Shag Cove, but...Read more about "Resolution Bay or Atapu"...
Murchison and the Buller
Murchison’s story and the Buller River and its tributaries are inextricably entwined. The mighty Buller begins its 177 km journey to the West Coast from the Nelson Lakes National...Read more about "Murchison and the Buller"...