• Cannibal Bay – a name that is sure to catch your attention

Mysterious Catlins

November 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When I was a kid the Catlins always sounded an interesting place to visit – there was a slightly mysterious ring about the name. Our family had many camping holidays in remote areas around New Zealand, but for some reason my father wasn’t drawn to the Catlins, which is great because now I had the [...]

  • If you have schist stone about in abundance use it — for everything! Buildings, walls and fence posts!

Shiner’s Country

July 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Ned Slattery, ‘The Shiner’, was a swagman who marched the roads lesser travelled in Otago and Southland in the closing years of the 19th century. Allan Dick follows in his footsteps along one of those roads less travelled. If you look at a map of the South Island and contemplate it, you become aware that [...]

  • 4th green at Oreti Sands

Southland Golf

October 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

There are reports of the first club being formed as early as 1900 and, today, the province has 25 courses from Te Anau in the north to Ringa Ringa Heights on Stewart Island. However, the best-known and most-used layouts are located in and around the main provincial centre, Invercargill. In fact for a city of [...]