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Tophouse, the scene of a murder/suicide in 1894, was the natural pass between the Wairau, Motupiko and Buller Rivers, and was commonly used by Māori in pre-European times. Tophouse...Read more about "Tophouse"...
Lure of gold - Aorere
A few specks of gold, found in the Aorere Valley by a musterer in October 1856, saw more than 2000 men flood into Massacre Bay over the following...Read more about "Aorere gold"...
Isel House and Park
A historic park and house, named after Isel, a small village in Cumbria England, and a recreation ground form part of the legacy left by the Marsden family...Read more about "Isel House and Park – legacy of the Marsden family"...
Dame Cath and Sir Greg of Māpua pua
Dame Cath gets a right royal roasting for knighting ‘Sir Greg’ A mock knighthood of Māpua’s Greg Olsen at a historic gathering in Golden Bay to celebrate the...Read more about "Dame Cath and Sir Greg of Māpua pua"...
The Murchison Earthquake
*Shaky Ground* For centuries before Europeans arrived, Māori had experienced rū whenua - ‘the shaking of the land'. According to Māori tradition, earthquakes are caused by the god Rūaumoko (or...Read more about "The Murchison Earthquake"...
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