Story: Nelson places

Tāhunanui: Mr Tāhuna contest (2nd of 2)

Tāhunanui: Mr Tāhuna contest

Competitors in the 1966 Mr Tāhuna contest flex their muscles for the photographer while the crowd looks on. By the late 1960s, for a three-week period in summer, around 20,000 tourists (mainly from Christchurch and Dunedin) would descend on Tāhunanui and other beaches in the Nelson region.

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Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson Photo News Collection
Reference: 808 fr 11
Photograph by Barry Simpson

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson places - Nelson surrounds and suburbs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 22 Apr 2015