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One story of welcome - Mary Ann Hodgkinson
*A Traditional Challenge at the Port *Mary Ann Hodgkinson, who had just arrived on the Thomas Harrison with her family in October 1842, had been drilled in self-defence on...Read more about "One story of welcome - Mary Ann Hodgkinson"...
A Woman of the Wairau
When young Stella Maxted arrived in the Wairau Valley from Blenheim, she did not know that she was to become part of a valley dynasty and farm there...Read more about "A Woman of the Wairau"...
Tākaka's First Library
On 7th June 1869 the Nelson Evening Mail carried a notice that the ship Icon from London was carrying one case bound for the Tākaka Public Library(1). Where this library was...Read more about "Tākaka's First Library"...
The giant gum and Kingsland Forest Park in Richmond The Barrington Gum was named after a farm which was once located further down the Reservoir Creek valley from...Read more about "Barrington Gum"...
Opened officially as Pioneers Park in 1929, the name unofficially dropped the 's' in the mid-1930s and today is known by both names. Over the decades the Park...Read more about "Pioneers Park"...
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