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1. Early residents at Matangi Āwhio - Pohea and Tamangakau *Place Names *An old tradition recounted by kaumatua of Ngāti Kuia and Ngāti Koata offers one explanation for the...Read more about "Matangi Āwhio"...
Tāhunanui - the kāinga
Tāhunanui sounds like a name from pre-European times but it was only approved in 1911. Until the twentieth century the area was known as The Sands or Tāhuna; its traditional...Read more about "Tāhunanui - the kāinga"...
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"...
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"...
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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