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Wairarapa's hidden gems

By Nina Mercer, Partnerships Ranger

I always love to explore new places, and working over the large Manawatu/Wairarapa area means there are plenty of places to explore. 297 more words


Isabella Turner

The embarkation list for the Blenheim listed Isabella Turner as a housemaid aged 28.

Return to The Blenheim People.

Isabella Turner and Archibald Gillies… 280 more words

Angus McMaster and Mary McKenzie

The Blenheim passenger lists record Angus McMaster aged 36, ploughman. He was on the initial list as a ploughman from Kinlochmoidart, with the comment by Donald McDonald, “Has been 23 years in my service previous to 1839.” 1,228 more words


Allan Cameron and Janet (Jessie) Grant

Allan Cameron and his family were included on the embarkation and arrival lists for the Blenheim, but were not on the initial list:


William and Maria Miller

The Miller family were included on the embarkation and arrival lists for the Blenheim as coming from Glasgow.  They were:


Tramping to Roaring Stag Hut

By Nina Mercer, Partnerships Ranger, Palmerston North

Roaring Stag Hut, it’s got a great name, and you can correctly assume that it’s a pretty good spot for hunting, but for us it was just a great chance to go bush for a quick overnight tramp. 519 more words


New Zealand Road Trip: Chardonnay - Martinborough

Rimutaka Range with Martinborough in the distance

At an hour’s drive northeast of Wellington you wind through the Rimutaka Ranges before descending down into the valley of Martinborough, a tiny town framed by the Ruamahanga and Huangarua Rivers. 598 more words