We asked people around the country to send us stories in their own words about what they have discovered along the coastline. Here is a selection in which the beachcomber has come across clues to past events.
What's your story?
A Christchurch man’s discovery had him heading to the police station.
A curious youngster once disturbed an old warrior’s rest.
In 1885 two intriguing discoveries at Taylor’s Mistake caused a sensation.
A piece of scientific equipment is lost and found.