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  1. The Gathering dance festival
    The Gathering was a huge New Year's Festival held at Canaan Downs from 1996 until 2001. It celebrated the peak of the dance party movement and introdu... read more
  2. Te Tau Ihu and World War II
    The war years in Te Tau Ihu followed a decade of economic Depression. Regional development halted, austerity, shortages and later rationing were the o... read more
  3. Significant rain event Nelson August 2022
    In August 2022 in a 1-in-120 year rain event hit Nelson and the region. Its impact was severe and long-lasting. read more