Stewart Island Place Names ……
The Pigeon House
Whare Kukupa ….. The Pigeon House Kukupa is Southern Maori for the Wood Pigeon, or Kereru of further north. I do wonder if Whare Kukupa is actually a post European translation, rather than a pre-European name.
Sugarloaf …… From William Stewart’s map of 1809
The Pigeon House …… A descriptive name
But we now produce 100 % of our electrical needs, and are completely "Off Grid", Excess electricity is used to heat our domestic hot water and central heating system and this has cut our non renewable heating fuel usage to around 20% of pre solar.. All cooking is electric, no more LPG. See More .......
Kowhai Lane is also Solar powered,
Kowhai Lane is "Grid Tied" Excess production is used to heat water. Production beyond the house requirements is exported, thus cutting diesel use in the wider grid. At night Kowhai Lane Lodge receives power from the grid.
Like Sails Ashore, all cooking is electric,,,,, No LPG