Story: Nelson region

Development of Nelson harbour

The development of Nelson’s harbour has been crucial to the region’s economy. A new entrance ('The Cut') was put through Boulder Bank in 1906 and major dredging and reclamations for wharf development occured from 1953 to 1966 and in 1983/84.

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Sea and air transport and communications', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/28832/development-of-nelson-harbour (accessed 10 August 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 Aug 2015