Top of the South

As the second New Zealand Company settlement, there were high hopes for Nelson. But like its quayside coal-fired power generation scheme, that became a fish processing factory, then a seafood research facility, the city had a way of defying its founders to offer something completely unique.



Pegasus rising

Sales manager Darryl Maclean is a happy man as another section sells in Pegasus, a residential development 25 km north of Christchurch. Designed around a lake and within minutes of the shores of Pegasus Bay, the town is promoted as a place to “live where you play”, but not everyone shares the developer’s enthusiasm.

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