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Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1, 1966

North Street:

North Street:

North Road. It is still there and has not grown much yet but may become the main entrance into Nelson when it is linked with the Wakapuaka Road. Wakapuaka or Whakapuaka is the name of Kupe's fishing ground in Tahiti. This name caused great confusion in early Nelson, the settlers spelling it in various ways and even calling it such names as Hoke-poke. It was settled early and appears in addresses of jurors in 1846, and its future was assured when the Wangamoa route to the Wairau was first mentioned in 1849.