Routes over the Takaka Hill have varied since surveyor Charles Heaphy and his party first recorded the crossing in 1843, and this book outlines the changes from the first rough walking tracks to the sealed state highway today's travellers are familiar with. The geology, flora and fauna of the hill, the history of its mail coa... read more
A modern edition of the classic history first published in 1937 The 'blurb' for the original edition reads: 'A story of the early Maori of the Nelson District, and its association with Europeans prior to 1842, supplemented with a list of native place names.' Whilst interpretation may change, this remains an important... read more
Hot rods have made legends, taking the spotlight in all aspects of the beach culture, in movies, and in music. They represent youth, rebellion, and a drive to do things a little differently. The hot rod movement has always been a grassroots, groundswell movement, and underground art form that defies a straightforward chronicl... read more
This book draws on a breadth of sources to bring back memories of the town, its goldfield and the range of characters who celebrated their successes, fled their failures, or simply stayed on to enjoy subsistence lifestyles in a magnificent environment.
A handy pocket sized book containing 26 bicycle rides, both road and mountain. Covers Richmond/Waimea, Motueka, Golden Bay and the Lakes/Murchison areas.
This is the story of Nelson's dairy factories, of the skilled workers and administrators who ran them and the producer boards who managed and directed them.
A Cadsonbury facsimile of the original edition. Selected from a series of article in The Nelson Evening Mail, the stories that make up this volume tell something of the background of Nelson, and more particularly of Golden Bay, in the earliest years of European settlement.
From the 'rations' of war-torn Holland to the 'riches' of New Zealand, this is the story of Wilma & Harry van Beek, their remakable love and their struggle for a better life.
Wilma & Harry, born in Holland in the 1920's, spent their teenage years under German occupation during WWII, and, post-war, embarked on a h... read more
This book aims to portray some of the strands of past and present that show what we were and where we are going.- Taken from introduction.