Stewart Island Place Names ……
Ka Puketuroto ….. The Inland Hills
Tin Range ….. Tin was discovered as a by product of Gold Prospecting, initially by Louis Longuet in 1882, but not actually confirmed until identified by Professor Black in 1888.
The area of tin bearing soils was centered on this range of hills, with a drive put in at the south end.
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