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

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  1. Day's Track
    Days Track is a well used path linking the Victory area in Nelson to Tahunanui Beach. The public path exists because of the generosity of the Day fam... read more
  2. Samuels Rose Garden
    Stephen Samuels was a man of many talents. He wrote poetry while running the Nelson pie cart for many years. He is best remembered, however, as a rose... read more
  3. A historic New Street residence
    This property is one of the oldest buildings in Nelson's Central Business District, and remains almost unchanged. read more
  4. Nelson Heritage Homes
    A key feature of the Nelson Heritage Festival (now known as Tuku 22 Whakatū Heritage Month - changing with the year of celebration) has been the tour ... read more
  5. Nelson's Botanical Reserve
    The Centre of New Zealand and the Botanic Reserve is one of the most popular destinations in Nelson for walking and recreation. read more
  6. Nelson's Signal Station and the Time Gun
    Britannia Heights in Nelson was once known as Signal Hill. The Songer tree now marks the site from which the state of the tide was signalled to incom... read more
  7. Ngawhatu Hospital, Orphanage and Valley
    Ngawhatu Orphanage and Hospital has had many names and many stories associated with it, as Stoke Orphanage, St Marys Industrial School, St Marys Orpha... read more
  8. How Brightwater got its name
    'Bright water, bright water, bright water for me'. Alfred Saunders was an ardent supporter of the Temperance Movement. In the 1850s he lived in the Te... read more
  9. The Wood
    The Wood in Nelson was once a forest of of kahikatea and Maitai trees, and carpeted by bracken fern, before becoming a productive market gardening are... read more
  10. Nelson Post Office
    The current Nelson City Council building with its iconic clock tower was designed as a Post Office to replace the original brick building which opened... read more