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When Kupe circumnavigated New Zealand, c. 900 AD, Māori tradition is that he was obstructed by the inhabitants in the vicinity of, what is now, Lake Grassmere. In...Read more about "Lake Grassmere"...
Kōkōwai (red ochre), obtained from clays rich in iron and aluminium silicates, was highly prized by Māori; depending on chemical composition, reds, oranges, yellows and browns were produced. Onekaka...Read more about "Kōkōwai"...
George Cannon McMurtry
*George **(Randall) **Cannon McMurtry and Templemore Homestead* George was born in 1918 in Templemore Homestead, which still stands today on 126 Salisbury Road, Richmond. His grandfather, of Irish descent, came to Nelson in...Read more about "George Cannon McMurtry"...
Waikoropupu Springs and Hydro Walkway
Legends of taniwha protecting the healing waters of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest cold water springs, tales of hardship in the backbreaking search for gold, and the story of how...Read more about "The Golden Waikoropupū"...
Place names of Te Tau ihu
On 1 August 2014, a number of new or altered geographic names took effect as a result of the following Treaty Claims settlements: Ngāti Apa ki...Read more about "Place names of Te Tau ihu"...
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