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Ahumāra - Māori horticulture
The first Māori immigrants, who came from much warmer climes in the Pacific, were forced to adapt their horticultural methods quickly in order to survive. Kūmara, in particular, required...Read more about "Ahumāra - Māori horticulture"...
From native forest to English garden Following the establishment of the town of Nelson by the London-based New Zealand Company, in 1842, European settlers were quick to make their mark on...Read more about "The Wood"...
German Settlement in Nelson
Nelson's earliest German settlers faced disappointment and hardship and were driven away from the Moutere Valley by poor soil and constant floods. The close-knit, industrious communities re-established themselves on...Read more about "German settlement in Nelson"...
Māpua chemical plant
This is a Your Story submitted as an opinion piece to the Prow website, for further documentation on the issue refer to Tasman District Council reports *Decontamination of the...Read more about "Māpua apple-growers chemical plant"...
Waimea River Stopbank
Stopping a wipe out Before the building of the stopbank by the Nelson Catchment Board between 1957-63, floods were a major problem at the mouth of the Waimea River....Read more about "Waimea River Stopbank"...