|Author:||Maggie Atkinson and Michael North|
Go Wild is a new style of native forest restoration manual, combining the “how to” with the stories of people who have done it, inspire it and live it. The Go Wild manual guides you through the restoration process, from choosing a site and plants, to establishing “pioneers”, feeding native birds, prot... read more
An eclectic guide to some of the best cultural treasures the region has to offer, introducing you to more than 100 artists, wineries, restaurants and more. Whether you are a serious art buyer, or just looking to experience the culture and creative flavour of the region, this book will be a great souvenir of your visit.
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A well-researched and lavishly illustrated account of our boulder bank - the largest in the world. Nelson author, Karen Warren, details its formation, natural history, Maori legend and use, the associated history of European settlement and Nelson City, and she makes suggestions on how it can be safeguarded.
|Series:||Day Walks of New Zealand|
Nelson and Marlborough provide an incredibly wide range of outdoors experiences for the casual walker. Day Walks of New Zealand: Nelson and Marlborough offers over 130 of the best short excursions throughout the region, selected by well-known outdoors writers Marios Gavalas and Ian Trafford. Each walk has been graded and t... read more
'This history, written to commemorate the ninetieth anniversary of the Institute, is meticulous in its own research and rich in its detail' - Dr Oliver Sutherland, Former Chairman, Cawthron Institute Trust Board
Nelson's "Mosquito Fleet" of little sailing vessels played an important role in the first century of European settlement, not only in Blind Bay but around the whole top half of the South Island and across Cook Strait. From the Deal boats that came from England with the First New Zealand Company ships to the Tasmanian ketches ... read more
|Author:||R. Bester (editor)|
The Anglican Church was the first and largest denomination to be active in the colony of New Zealand. The Anglican Diocese of Nelson was established in 1857 and Nelson's first Bishop, Edmund Hobhouse, was installed on 28th April, 1859. Over more than 150 years, successive Bishops of Nelson have made their mark on the Diocese ... read more
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Dop October 2008, NZ 48pp softcover 240mmx170mm The Abel Tasman National Park iS the best bit of New Zealand. That's what Mike Grudge thinks and plenty of people agree. Situated at the top of New Zealand's South Island near the towns of Motueka and Takaka, the Coastal Track will amaze you with its golden beaches, native... read more
A 32 page booklet about the Brook Waimarama Wildlife Sanctuary being developed at the former Nelson City water reserve. It is planned to have a fenced enclosure (c700 ha) to bring this area back to its natural state with all the attendant wildlife.
Kahurangi National Park gathers in a huge area of wilderness in the top northwest corner of the South Island, stretching west from Nelson in an endless maze of forested mountains and valleys to the rugged and wild West Coast, running out from Golden Bay down to Karamea. This area has an astonishing ecological complexity, so i... read more
A collection of memoirs, historical writings and personality profiles relating to Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Province.
DoP 2008, Auckland A-4 / 24pp Softcover Port Ligar farmer Jack Shand put it succinctly at the official opening of the Te Towaka-Port Ligar Road in 1968. "We were out on a limb. Now we are on the trunk and can go anywhere in New Zealand by road."The French Pass district in the northwest of the Marlborough Sounds was one ... read more
|Author:||Carol Dawber & Cheryl Win|
Between the Ports is the fifth Golden Bay photo history published by River Press and the third local history produced for the Bainham Reunion Committee. This 192 page book of black and white photos features goldmining, farming, transport, family life and the Onekaka Ironworks and includes an extensive index.
This is a local reprint of Jim Henderson's famous book relating the romantic story of "the exiles of Asbestos Cottage, runaway lovers Henry and Ann Chaffey.
Protecting the scenic jewel of the Hokitika Gorge, 25 kilometres southeast of the greenstone centre of Hokitika, are the lush, green pasturelands of the Kokatahi and Kowhitirangi dairy-farming districts. Behind their prosperous aspect lie many stories of vision, hard work, co-operation and endurance that go a long way towards... read more
|Author:||James R Eyles, OBE|
The discovery of the ancient Moa-hunter burial sites at Wairau Bar in 1939 provided a new benchmark for archaeologists, ethnologists and anthropologists seeking to understand whose were the first footprints on New Zealand shores. This is the autobiography of the man who found those burial sites as a 13 year old boy and spe... read more