Welcome to Stewart Island & Sails Ashore +64 3 219 1151 tait@sailsashore.co.nz

Stewart Island Place Names …… 

The Neck

The Neck …..   A descriptive name, The Neck …. the land to the north side of the sandspit connecting to the mainland ……  was home to Maori from earliest times, and with the arrival of Europeans, more so, as introduced vegetables made village life much easier. Set aside as a legal village after the sale of Rakiura to the Crown in 1864.


The Neck



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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