Stewart Island Place Names ……
Toitoi ….. “To Bob for Eels”
This is completely understandable as name Toitoi applies to the bay, the river that feeds into it, and an extensive area of swampy flats a short distance up the river.
Although I have never investigated, the flats look to be good eel habitat.
But equally from memory there were extensive numbers of ToiToi grasses over the ToiToi swamps
Toitoi Flats can be seen in the middle distance
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