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May 15, 2020

The Cape Coast is home to many varieties of nesting and migrating birds that settle in the wetlands and lagoons and the gravelly bushed areas from Clifton to the villages of Haumoana and Te Awanga and north of the Tukituki River.

April 12, 2020

James Gillespie Gordon, the pioneering Scotsman who had countered his ill fortunes and losses by making a fresh start in New Zealand transforming the vast wilderness of Cape Kidnappers and into a profitable farm and family home, passed away in September 1878.

The futu...

March 6, 2020

Into the awkward mix of questionable land claims, Maori unrest and a burgeoning power class of pastoralists came an enterprising Scotsman with no farming experience, eager to try his hand on some of the toughest terrain in the province. 

James Gillespie Gordon was deter...

February 2, 2020

“The noise and clouds of dust rising from the cliffs was apocalyptic. His father held onto him as they swayed drunkenly as if on a boat. Trees came crashing down in the plantation behind the houses. But the most vivid memory Dad had ... was watching spellbound as the s...

January 16, 2020

Her fossil finds are held in the palaeontology collection of GNS Science, with some on loan to Te Papa. A spokesman at GNS said her scientific endeavours spanned arduous field work, painstaking fossil preparation, taxonomic description and palaeontological interpretati...

December 17, 2019

Former Te Awanga resident Colin Trevelyan, a collector of old cars and cameras, once owned the Living Image Vintage Camera Museum and a commercial hovercraft that took visitors out to see the gannets. Trevelyan has a photographic memory, reciting histories, model numb...

November 7, 2019

Derek van Asch was a local legend; a do it yourself, number 8 wire inventor, founding member of the Haumoana fire brigade, pioneering pea cropper for Jim Wattie, keen photographer and film maker. Derek once owned 100 acres of land from the massive old gum tree at the...

October 7, 2019

Despite having a mountain, a county, a beach, streets and so much more named after him, Captain James Cook, remains a polarising personality 250 years after he first sailed into Aotearoa with the HMS Endeavour crew. Cook is usually applauded for his navigational and m...

August 6, 2019

George and Catherine Glenny from Old Croft, Carlisle, Scotland acquired a 716 acre (290 ha) sheep farm on the slopes of Te Awanga in 1927, naming it Wilton after the village of Wilton Dene near Hawick Scotland where Catherine was born. The “easy contoured, rolling cou...

June 20, 2019

His passion for Morris Minors, initially handed down from family members, turned into a classic collection of British cars that soon outgrew its original Te Awanga showroom to overfill an old kiwifruit packhouse in East Rd, Haumoana.

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