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Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Ackers point

Kairakau …..   “A party of warriors” 


Ackers point  …… for Lewis Acker …  a native of New York (USA) and a harpooner who settled in Ackers Bay in the early 1840’s. He later purchased the entire peninsula from local Maori. The sale wasn’t recognised post Waitangi treaty. Descendants are still to be found in Southland and I worked with two of them at different times. 

Ackers Point, Sails Stewart Island Tours



Sails Ashore and Kowhai Lane are Solar Powered

Sails Ashore now produces 100 % of our electrical needs, and have cut our non renewable heating fuel usage to around 20% of pre solar.
Kowhai Lane is "Grid Tied" and exports excess electricity to the local grid.
Both have significantly reduced our carbon footprint



Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane & Sails Tours

11 View Street,
Stewart Island, 9846

+64 3 219 1151
Email: tait@sailsashore.co.nz
Web: www.sailsashore.co.nz


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