Neil Burden’s legacy - Caring for the Cape (Part 2 of 2)
Next generation takes over at Burdens Camp and gannets business; bulldozers replace pick axes to clear the Cape, a love of classic...
Neil Burden’s legacy - Caring for the Cape (Part 1 of 2)
Neil Burden has been committed to the health and safety of locals and the local environment for decades, and still at 86-years retains...
Haddington Estate: Heritage of highland hills
From the highlands of Scotland to the plains of Te Awanga, New Zealand - the story of the Haddington Estate
Whaling era bones recovered
Dozens of whale bones discovered at Rangaika on the southern side of Cape Kidnappers (Te Matau-a-Maui) in the mid-1980s
Bobbing boat trailers at Clifton
“There were plenty of chipped hulls, dunged props and even rudders, occasional injuries and a whole lot of wet bums. There had to be a...
Marina, theme park opposed
Proposals to turn the Cape Coast into a tourist Mecca; redesigning Te Awanga around a diverted Maraetotara river and a gannet theme park...
Coop Family Centenary - The Tuki Tuki Station story (Part Two)
In April 2021 the Coop family celebrate 100-years and four generations of farming on Tuki Tuki Station which backs on to Shaw’s Tiromoana...
Foothills to the River - The Tuki Tuki Station story (Part One)
The Tuki Tuki property and rebuilt classic colonial homestead looking out over the Kaweka ranges, adjoining Craggy Range and the Williams’ L
Cape Coast ecological diversity
The Cape Coast is home to many varieties of nesting and migrating birds that settle in the wetlands and lagoons and the gravelly bushed area
Surviving fire, floods and farming - A Gordon generational inheritance (Clifton Station history: Par
James Gillespie Gordon, the pioneering Scotsman who had countered his ill fortunes and losses by making a fresh start in New Zealand...