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of The Catlins
New Zealand Kingfisher

Our Stories

How The Catlins has captivated people

Many people have visited and lived in The Catlins over the years with lots of experiences and stories to share!

Neville Peat and climate book 2019

Neville Peat

Dunedin writer Neville Peat’s popular guidebook, “The Catlins and the Southern Scenic Route”, was first publis...

Rimu

Polly Harrington - Supplied by Catlins Historical Society who received it from Charlie Shaw (Polly Harrington was Charlie Shaw’s grandmother)

Here I am again in answer to your letter and what is most marvellous – I am sitting in our own house doing it....

Engraving of Tararua ship published in NZ Herald July 14 1887 Waikawa Museum Collection v2

Jeff Thorpe

Ship builders must swell with pride when one of theirs meets fame, and mourn if disaster strikes a craft that ...

Check out this list of collectable books about The Catlins

All sorts of stories to read including the history of The Catlins.......and so much more!

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