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

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  1. Trathens Store
    The sophistication of department store shopping was introduced to Nelson by the Trathen family, whose flagship building with high, art deco windows st... read more
  2. Reservoir Creek Richmond
    Reservoir Creek in Richmond is named after the reservoir that was in operation between 1893 and 2014. read more
  3. Curious Cove
    Kiwi Ranch at Curious Cove in the Marlborough Sounds has changed hands and use many times. Since 1905 it has been a holiday destination and now contin... read more
  4. 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. read more
  5. Nayland Pool
    The close relationship between Stoke’s Nayland Park Pool complex and Nayland College could be said to have started with a chat over a drink in the Nel... read more
  6. Hounsell's Circle, the Sundial and Natureland at Tāhunanui
    The Hounsell Memorial is hidden away at Tahunanui on the site of Natureland read more
  7. Wills Tobacco and the Pethybridge Memorial Rose Garden Motueka
    The Motueka rose garden is a memorial to Charles Pethybridge read more
  8. Seaview Cemetery
    Since the opening of Marsden Valley Cemetery in 1956, Seaview Cemetery, which opened in 1916, has been used principally by those with close relatives ... read more
  9. Queen Street in Richmond
    Queen Street is the long street that runs through the heart of Richmond, from the foothills in the east, to the Waimea River in the west. As the comm... read more
  10. Barrington Gum
    The Barrington Gum was named after a farm which was once located further down the Reservoir Creek valley from about 1850 to 1914. read more