It is believed that Wakefield (originally known as Pitfure)1 was named after the Yorkshire birthplace of an early settler, William Hough; however it is also widely accepted that the...Read more about "Early Wakefield"...
Tāhunanui Beach did not exist when Nelson was settled by Europeans. What is now the beach was once mudflat near the edge of the main channel draining the...Read more about "Tāhuna Beach"...
Quakers in Nelson - Quakers Acre Cemetery
The Society of Friends Quakers, from the earliest days in seventeenth century England, hold strongly to the value of peace. When the founder, George Fox, was asked to enlist...Read more about "Quakers in Nelson - Quakers Acre Cemetery"...
International football comes to Nelson
When the History-making Australian football team played in Nelson Just weeks before New Zealand played Australia in its first ever football international 100 years ago, the visiting team had played...Read more about "International football comes to Nelson"...
Nelson Arts Festival
The Nelson Arts Festival is a well-loved event in Nelson, presenting a series of unmissable experiences for, and with, the people of Te Tauihu and beyond. Arts Festival 1977...Read more about "Nelson Arts Festival"...
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