Learn all about the Amazing Wildside Project on Banks Peninsula, a leading farming and landowner conservation project.
Comte de Paris was the Nanto Bordelaise Company's 501-tonne sailing ship that carried the French and German settlers to a new home in Akaroa, New Zealand. Leaving poverty in France they headed to a new wilderness, and to the first planned European settlement in the South Island, today many of their descendants remain and have formed the Comte de Paris descendants group.
Hugh Wilson is a botanist, linguist, conservationist, visionary and absolute legend. He has also had a profound impact upon the land management and natural character of the wider Banks Peninsula area.
The Akaroa Farmers Market is on every Saturday between October and April from 9:30 - 1pm. At the St Patrick's Church grounds opposite the Recreation Grounds, offering a lot of free parking and plenty of space to relax and enjoy picturesque Akaroa!
Marie Haley is Akaroa's number 1 expert local guide, offering private tours that are simply remarkable.
Hinewai Reserve Hugh Wilson and Storyteller Marie Haley have a public conversation on the wonderful kanuka tree.
The Seventh Generation Principle is an American Indian and Indigenous Concept to think of the seventh generation after you and those that came before in all your actions. This principle has guided my life and my storytelling with my regenerative tourism business The Seventh Generation. I am also the seventh generation of the French settlers to Akaroa, the first European planned settlement in the South Island.
School history in Akaroa, is available to children of all ages and abilities, they can and should learn history, stories help kids connect to place and make informed decisions for…
Akaroa history is incredibly rich, Māori waves of exploration, settlement and conquest, rich culture and traditions as well as inter-tribal warfare and bloody massacres. European trading, sealing and whaling led…
Covid has been incredibly disruptive for schools and students, here's a school education trip that ticks all the boxes: Approved by the Ministry of Health, including local New Zealand history,…