Stewart Island Place Names ……
Pou Taepa …….. “The Fencepost” the largest of this pair of islands
Papa Koau ….” The Shag Roost”
The Sisters …… A descriptive name, but more properly The Brothers … This pair of “Family” names was swapped in the 1950s by mistake when a new Lands and Survey map was printed
The Sisters nearest camera
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