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Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Maori Beach

Pah Whakataka …..   “To Be Prepared” This was the site of an old Maori encampment, abandoned and with a “rahui”  against the gathering of food, and of occupation. Later sealers camped here, which enraged the local Maori, who attached and killed a boy left in charge of the camp.


Maori Beach  …… Presumably remembering an earlier Maori occupation

Maori Beach, Sails Stewart Island Tours

maori beach, sails ashore, stewart island

Looking west into the lagoon, and the site of the old Maori Village

maori beach, sails ashore, stewart island



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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