The traditional name for the river flowing through Nelson City was “Mahitahi”, truncated to “Maitai” from early colonial times. For centuries the Maitai Valley has been an important access...Read more about "Mahitahi River"...
The Eel Pond
Kia hiwa ra, kia hiwa ra, moe araara ki te matahi tuna. Be watchful or you’ll sleep and miss the eels. The Mahitahi River is an important "pathway...Read more about "The Eel Pond"...
Pakohe or Argillite
The Whakatū region has a wonderful taonga, envied by iwi throughout Aotearoa. The hills from Rangitoto (D'Urville Island), along the Richmond Range to the upper reaches of the Maitai,...Read more about "Pakohe or Argillite"...
Succession of Iwi Māori in Nelson Districts
The following tables detail a chronological sequence of Māori occupation of the Nelson districts. Whakapapa iwi refers to tribes for whom genealogies are known. There is a recurring pattern...Read more about "Succession of Iwi Māori in Nelson Districts"...
The New Zealand Company, Nelson Settlement and the Tenths Reserves
The New Zealand Land Company, commonly known as the New Zealand Company, was a commercial colonising enterprise formalised in England in 1837. Its intention was to buy tracts of land...Read more about "The New Zealand Company, Nelson Settlement and the Tenths Reserves"...
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