Ngaire Galloway, nee Lane, who lived in Nelson from the 1950's, was New Zealand's oldest living Olympian, until she passed away in July 2021. She was an "inspirational swimmer"...Read more about "Ngaire Lane"...
Griffin's Factory in Nelson
For just under 120 years, the Griffin's Factory was a landmark in Nelson and a big part of the city's economy. Griffin Sons City Flour Mill Biscuit Factory....Read more about "Griffin's Factory in Nelson"...
2019 Tasman Fires
Redwood Valley 5 February 2019 Photograph of the fire taken from Redwood Valley looking towards Redwood Park 5 February 2019. Photograph provided by Jane Fairs. A series of fires...Read more about "2019 Tasman Fires"...
Hans Busch 'A Great Miser'
*German settlement* In 1841 the New Zealand Company dispatched an expedition to establish its second New Zealand settlement, to be named Nelson. The Company was very successful in attracting settlers and, ambitious...Read more about "Hans Busch 'A Great Miser'"...
COVID 19 and Te Tau Ihu
New Zealand first experienced the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, some months after the virus was identified in China. New Zealand suffered few deaths, and relatively few...Read more about "COVID 19 and Te Tau Ihu"...
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