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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

The Pigeon House, Sails Tours, Stewart Island

Pigeon House, Sails Tours, 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
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