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Tasman District Councillor 1995-1998 Anne Redwood Anne Redwood Being involved in local government politics was not on my agenda but from October 1995 to October 1998 that all changed. Shifting...Read more about "Anne Redwood"...
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"...
Murchison and the Buller or Kawatiri
The story of Murchison is inextricably entwined with that of the Kawatiri or Buller River and its tributaries. The mighty awa or river begins its 177 km journey...Read more about "Murchison and the Buller or Kawatiri"...
Women Decision-Makers of Tasman 1944-2018
In 1893 when women gained the right to vote in central and local government elections there were several local authorities in the Tasman area. Gradually these have been amalgamated, culminating...Read more about "Women Decision-Makers of Tasman 1944-2018"...
Running a transport service in the days when unformed roads wormed their ways through virgin bush up steep hillsides and across rivers and mountain creeks tested man and...Read more about "Newman Brothers"...