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Wreck of the Penguin
The worst shipwreck in New Zealand, during the 20th century, happened in Cook Strait and was of the regular passenger ship taking people from Picton to Wellington. Penguin...Read more about "Wreck of the 'Penguin'"...
The Brothers Islands and Lighthouse
Off the north end of Arapawa Island in Cook Strait lie a group of islets known as The Brothers. In Māori tradition, these are Ngawhatu Kai-ponu: ‘the eyeballs...Read more about "The Brothers Islands and Lighthouse"...
Blenheim mayor and ideas man In around 1950, the Harling family, Sid, Mary Grace and their daughter Wendy, settled in Blenheim, having migrated from Canada. New Zealand was not...Read more about "Sid Harling"...
Imagine the excitement in August, 1920 when Captain Euan Dickson touched down in his Avro 504K, D6243 on a Dillon's Point (Blenheim) farm. He was en route from...Read more about "Marlborough Aviation"...
Shipping and trade on the Ōpaoa River
At one time, Picton was described as Marlborough's front door and the Ōpaoa/Opawa River as the tradesmen's entrance, but in the early days of European settlement, river trade was...Read more about "Shipping and trade on the Ōpaoa River"...
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