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Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Lords River

Tutae Ka Wetoweto …..   “Diminishing Pieces of Dung” most probably given by Te Kaha, who with his war party was in pursuit of a hated enemy, and tracking by the human waste left behind. 


Port South East  …… Another name from Owen Smith, on his voyage 1804.

Lords River  …… Renamed by John Grono in 1809, after his principal, Sydney merchant (one time convict) Lindsay Lord. Sometimes irreverently called “Jesus Creek” by local fishermen

lords river, sails tours, stewart island

Lords River, Stewart Island, Sails 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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