WHAKAPAPA POUNAMU
Sep
24
5:30 PM17:30

WHAKAPAPA POUNAMU

Join Kaitiaki Taonga Māori, Hamuera Robb (Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō and Ngāti Koata) for an opportunity to meet some of the pounamu taonga housed at the Nelson Provincial Museum. Hear the many stories associated with taonga, whenua and people. Gain a behind-the-scenes understanding of a Museum’s role in protecting such taonga. Learn what makes our treasured pounamu stone so unique.

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WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS: Colonial businesswomen in Nelson and beyond
Oct
8
5:30 PM17:30

WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS: Colonial businesswomen in Nelson and beyond

Nineteenth-century Nelson was home to a plethora of entrepreneurial women and in this talk Catherine Bishop, author of Women Mean Business: Colonial businesswomen in New Zealand (Otago University Press), explores some of their stories – the successful and the outright failures, the heart-warming and the tragic, the everyday and the scandalous. 

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