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Golden Bay / Mohua, now known for its pristine coastline and National Parks, was once home to a wide range of industries, many of which have now gone....Read more about "Tarakohe Cement"...
Nelson Street Names
When the first settlers arrived in Nelson in 1841 under the Wakefield Company settlement plan, the first committee they set up was the street naming committee. Unfortunately it proved...Read more about "Nelson Street Names"...
Marj Matthews of Redwoodtown
*The Matriarch of Redwoodtown* Marj (Marjory) Matthews, who died on 15 February 2011, had a good nose for business and a keen eye for property, and was the driving...Read more about "Marj Matthews of Redwoodtown"...
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"...
Lure of gold - Aorere
A few specks of gold, found in the Aorere Valley by a musterer in October 1856, saw more than 2000 men flood into Massacre Bay over the following...Read more about "Aorere gold"...
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