On the 1st of December 2014 a large group of Nelson women met at the Nelson Public Library to share their experiences of Te Rangi, a much loved surgical and maternity hospital in the central city where many Nelsonians drew their first breath. Continue reading A First at Te Rangi
Many people support the idea of nature conservation but perhaps do not know how to turn it into action. Continue reading Conservation Action
Ornithologist Geoff Harrow is recognised as the man who solved a mystery surrounding the elusive seabird, the Hutton’s Shearwater. Where did this bird breed? Until the 1960s, the precise location was unknown. Continue reading Geoff in the Mountains
Following a three-year trial period of translocating Hutton’s Shearwater chicks from the mountains to the man-made colony (Te Rae o Atiu) on the Kaikoura Peninsula, monitoring of bird numbers began by the Hutton’s Shearwater Charitable Trust.
Continue reading Follow the Hutton’s Shearwater
The Westport Coal Company’s Denniston coalmine was a burning star. The quality of the coal was superb.
As you walk this shady hillside filled with birdsong, spare a thought for the man who had the dedication to create it.
Continue reading Who is Bob?
From the low lying reaches near the sea to the headwaters high in the Bryant Range, the Maitai River has been one of Nelsonian’s favourite recreation places for many generations.