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.


  • 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 ...

  • Driven by the Wind launch

    17 July at 14:08 from atlas

    A tale of high seas adventure is promised with next month's launch of my latest book, Driven by the Wind, the memoir of Captain Henry ...

  • 150 Years of The Nelson Club

    17 July at 13:54 from atlas

    It's a case of book projects crossing over. Driven by the Wind is launched next month but I have just started research for a 150th ...

  • Moving Towards Armistice Day

    2 November at 13:56 from atlas

    Four years of working on World War One centennial history is coming to an end as we edge closer to Armistice Day. This morning at ...


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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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