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Marlborough Sounds Whaling
For nearly 140 years, whales on their annual migration north were spotted by whalers from hilltop lookouts at the entrance to Tory Channel. Whale chasing boats then raced out to harpoon them...Read more about "Marlborough Sounds Whaling"...
Main trunk railway line
Construction of the South Island Railway: a Stop-Start Journey Parochialism and politics, the Great Depression and two World Wars meant that completion of the South Island’s Main Trunk Line was...Read more about "Main trunk railway line"...
Jenny Shipley, politician
Jenny Shipley gained the most powerful role in Government as Prime Minister of New Zealand, just over a century after Jane Watson[sitetree_link,id=930] was struggling to care for her family. “Equality...Read more about "Jenny Shipley, politician"...
When Kupe circumnavigated New Zealand, c. 900 AD, Māori tradition is that he was obstructed by the inhabitants in the vicinity of, what is now, Lake Grassmere. In...Read more about "Lake Grassmere"...
Viv Broughton, QSM
Vivien Mary Broughton has lived all her life in Blenheim. She has contributed to the well-being of countless people. This was acknowledged in 2011 when, aged sixty-two, she...Read more about "Viv Broughton, QSM"...
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