Kōrero: Nelson region

Alternative lifestyle: Tākaka Mardi Gras (1 o 2)

Alternative lifestyle: Tākaka Mardi Gras

Revellers walk down Tākaka’s main street during the town’s annual Mardi Gras. Golden Bay has been a centre for alternative lifestylers since hippies began moving there in the 1970s, attracted by the cheap land and pleasant climate. In the 2000s, however, the land was no longer cheap as wealthier people from overseas and New Zealand had also realised the attractions of the area. The alternative lifestylers have brought colour, art and crafts, and made the bay’s community more diverse.

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Nelson Mail
Photograph by Hayley Gale

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Population and society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/28860/alternative-lifestyle-takaka-mardi-gras (accessed 11 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, updated 3 Aug 2015