Historinz researches, writes and produces stories from New Zealand's past, including family, business, school, community and regional histories.

Karen Stade of Historinz is a historical researcher and writer who specializes in producing regional, social, community and school history books. A keen genealogist, she also researches and writes family histories and museum exhibitions and can conduct oral history recordings. With more than 30 years of journalistic experience working in print and broadcast media, Karen now concentrates on her love of history and is the author of numerous books. In 2017 Karen was awarded a Queen's Service Medal for her historical research and services to the community.


  • Appo Hocton Heritage Panel Unveiled

    26 August at 08:10 from atlas

    Heritage panels associated with books I have written have been the order of the day these last few weeks. Following on the heels of the ...

  • Italian Heritage Celebrated

    13 July at 12:22 from atlas

    Five years after Karen Price and I co-wrote and published the history of Nelson's Italian community, Pasta, Prayer & Promise, we ...

  • A great way to start 2020

    22 January at 15:08 from atlas

    The joys of publishing your own material are fraught with pros and plenty of cons. Once described as vanity publishing, now more often ...

  • A new name - Historinz

    17 October at 09:53 from atlas

    Welcome to my rebranded website Historinz (a play on historians). It's a name I feel better reflects what I actually do, which is to ...

  • Captain Henry Rose's story is launched

    12 August at 11:19 from atlas

    What a great turnout for yesterday's launch of my book Driven by the Wind, at the Mapua Boat Club on Mapua Wharf. Around 100 people ...


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Address 36 Weka Street
The Wood Nelson, New Zealand
Phone 03 546 6288
Mobile 021 466 288
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