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Samuels Rose Garden
The garden at Broadgreen House, Stoke There’s a story behind every name. This one could be called ‘Pie cart helps deliver roses’, but in a roundabout way. Stephen James...Read more about "Samuels Rose Garden"...
Nelson's Signal Station and the Time Gun
Britannia Heights in Nelson was once known as Signal Hill. The Songer tree, a Sequoiadendron giganteum, now marks the site from which the state of the tide was signalled to incoming vessels and...Read more about "Nelson's Signal Station and the Time Gun"...
Ngawhatu Hospital, Orphanage and Valley
*The Orphanage Era of Ngawhatu Valley* Orphanage stream in in Stoke takes its name from a Roman Catholic home for boys which was once sited in the Ngawhatu Valley. Commonly called...Read more about "Ngawhatu Hospital, Orphanage and Valley"...
Nelson City Council - the origins
The first Nelson Provincial Council was elected in 1853 and housed in the large Provincial Council buildings in Bridge St (near the current Nelson Courthouse) from around 1859. The...Read more about "Nelson City Council - the origins"...
Music and musicians in Nelson
Nelson has a long association with excellence in music education, performance and participation. The Nelson Centre for Musical Arts (NCMA) is a unique private educational institution which boasts one of...Read more about "Music and musicians in Nelson"...