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"In the month of April, 1864, Nelson was aroused from the most depressed commercial state....to the glittering prospects of a well-paying goldfield...situated in the Province of Marlborough," reported Lucas's...Read more about "Wakamarina Gold"...
1918 Influenza pandemic in Nelson
The 1918 influenza pandemic has been called "the world's biggest disaster of the twentieth century"1, and its lessons continue to be significant. The outbreak killed more people than World...Read more about "1918 Influenza pandemic in Nelson"...
Flooding on the Wairau Plain
Blenheim and the Wairau floodplain have experienced at least one damaging flood every decade since European settlement. In the early days, floods occurred so often and flood control works...Read more about "Flooding on the Wairau Plain"...
This story will cover an area on the south side of the Wairau River from the Waihopai Valley to the Wash and across the river to Northbank. Wairau...Read more about "Wairau Valley"...
Making the Cut
It was a great day in the history of Nelson when the Cut opened on July 30 1906. The report in the Nelson Evening Mail on July 31...Read more about "Making the Cut"...
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