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Settlement in Stoke
Stoke was once a swampy area with numerous small streams. When Māori arrived in this area, it was a wetland with numerous streams draining water from the hills...Read more about "Settlement in Stoke"...
*Life of a pastoral station * Prior to European settlement, there was an abundance of seafood, eels and ducks in the area which was to become the South Island's...Read more about "Flaxbourne"...
Top of the South timeline
A timeline for the Top of the South - based on our stories pre-1840[#pre1840]1840-1900[#1840]1900-[#1900] c950 A local story[myths-and-legends-of-te-tau-ihu/] tells of Kereopa escaping Kupe[kupe-and-the-boulder-bank/] by causing the Boulder Bank to grow...Read more about "Top of the South timeline"...
Protecting Te Paruparu
Public pressure and commonsense saved Te Paruparu/Nelson Haven A large part of Nelson Haven might have been ‘a place of sprawling ribbon development’ on reclaimed land at Wakapuaka, if a...Read more about "Protecting Te Paruparu"...
From the Nelson Examiner, 23 July 1856 *Local Intelligence* OPENING OF THE WAIMEA SOUTH LITERARY INSTITUTION. On Thursday last, the first building erected in Waimea South for a Literary Institution...Read more about "Wakefield's Libraries"...