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The Grove Okiwa
The Grove near Okiwa in the Marlborough Sounds, now flat farmland, was once covered by extensive kahikatea forest. The name Okiwa probably refers to a chief named Kiwa,...Read more about "The Grove Okiwa"...
Demon drink in Nelson
Early Nelson was well served with public houses, despite the vigorous agitation for abstinence by the Temperance Movement. Patrons often had to travel long distances over difficult terrain and,...Read more about "Demon drink in Nelson"...
Grant Palliser was born in Christchurch 6 October 1949. Palliser's attention was first drawn to art when he was eight years old. His uncle painted copies of calendar reproductions: which...Read more about "Grant Palliser"...
About 14km north of Nelson is a picturesque area that one might think of as just farmland. Ngāti Tama settled here around 1825 and have recently signed a...Read more about "Wakapuaka North"...
John Ribet of Hope Junction
John Ribet 1835-1890. From France to Kawatiri : Mine Host of the Hope Junction Hotel Ribet was born in France in 1835, and baptised into the Roman Catholic Church...Read more about "John Ribet of Hope Junction"...
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