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The hilltop overlooking Whakatü is known to Mäori as Piki mai, which translates as ‘climb hither'. Piki mai was a staging point for the pakohe[pakohe-argillite/] (argillite) industry, the nearest...Read more about "Piki mai "...
Wakatu or Whakatu?
Many Māori names of localities and landscape features are no longer known, and where they have been preserved, the reason for the name may have disappeared in the...Read more about "Wakatu or Whakatu?"...
The Mahitahi or Maitai River
The river flowing through Whakatū, or Nelson is commonly known as the Maitai, however this is probably a corruption of its original name of Mahitahi or Maitahi. The...Read more about "The Mahitahi or Maitai River"...
Born to go to sea
The Williams family The Williams family have lived and worked in the Nelson region since 1890. Successive generations have had a long association with the sea. Anchor shipping company...Read more about "Born to go to sea"...
Heritage audio walks and GPS mapping Take our stories onto the streets. The Prow hosts a range of heritage walks, each being a package which includes a map, both...Read more about "Audio walks"...