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Kōkōwai (red ochre), obtained from clays rich in iron and aluminium silicates, was highly prized by Māori; depending on chemical composition, reds, oranges, yellows and browns were produced. Onekaka...Read more about "Kōkōwai"...
The Tangata Whenua Tribes of Te Tau Ihu
There are eight iwi which are tangata whenua in Te Tau Ihu - or Te Tauihu as it is now more commonly known: Rangitāne o Wairau, Ngāti Kuia and...Read more about " The Tangata Whenua Tribes of Te Tau Ihu"...
The growth and production of tobacco brought wealth, jobs and growth to Motueka and was integral to the social fabric of the district for more than 70 years....Read more about "Tobacco"...
The lime and marble of Tākaka Hill
Tākaka Hill divides Nelson and Golden Bay / Mohua. Its steep, twisting road reveals the ancient craggy lime and marble formations and caving system that give the hill...Read more about "The lime and marble of Tākaka Hill"...
New Zealand Company Surveyor, Politician and Quaker Samuel Stephens sailed from England on the Whitby in 1841 with Arthur Wakefield, and they became close friends. As they sailed near the...Read more about "Samuel Stephens (1803-1855)"...
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