Appo Hocton was the first person of Chinese descent to gain New Zealand citizenship. As carter, builder, roading contractor, then exporter, he was an industrious and respected resident of early Nelson.
To celebrate Japanese traditional girl’s day, Hina Matsuri, Pop-Up Little Japan showcased three sets of beautiful Hina Ningyo (Hina Dolls).
Nelson has always been a magnet for those who dream of making their living through art and culture, including American-born Steve Fullmer.
Poorna Daundasekara is a Sri Lankan born artist who ran a mask-making workshop inspired by Sri Lankan designs but with a unique kiwi flavour.