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

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  1. Tracing Nelson's Tideway
    Find out how reclamation has changed the shape of Nelson by tracing the original tideway. Read or listen to the story, from your desktop, or while tak... read more
  2. 29 Bridge Street, Nelson
    The building that currently houses Wills Jewelers in Nelson is a historic gem read more
  3. St Marys Boys Orphanage Cemetery
    The headstones from the early cemetery at St Marys Boy's Orphanage have recenty been restored. read more
  4. Aratuna Normanby Bridge
    The 2008 Aratuna Bridge, replacing the old Normanby Bridge, is graced with artwork representing the significance of the area to local iwi and the imp... read more
  5. Nelson's Dress Circle
    The streets around Brougham Street and Upper Collingwood Street are often known as Nelson's Dress Circle, due to their elevated position and the numbe... read more
  6. Seymour Square
    Blenheim's Seymour Square, named after Henry Seymour, who with Alfred Fell, owned the land on which The Beaver (Blenheim) was built is at the heart of... read more
  7. Nelson's Riverside Pool
    Nelson's Municipal Pool was one of the finest in New Zealand, when it opened in 1927. read more
  8. Early Richmond
    The European settlement of Richmond, as Waimea East, began in 1842. read more
  9. Wakapuaka Cemetery
    The Wakapuaka Cemetery is one of Nelson's historic cemeteries. Opened in 1861, it is home to a number of significant and interesting graves. read more
  10. Millers Acre
    Millers Acre, which sits beside the Maitai River and is in the heart of, what is now, Nelson City has been put to a number of uses over the years. read more