7 Sep 2012

History on Hakatere

From Country Life, 9:24 pm on 7 September 2012

The Hakatere Station in the foothills of the Alps in Mid-Canterbury is now part of the Hakatere Conservation Park and managed by the Department of Conservation. It was once considered to be good sheep country but when farming on the land ceased, the Station's buildings fell into disrepair. Now thanks to the Hakatere Heritage Committee the buildings, which include shearer's quarters and a historic cottage, are slowly being restored back to their former glory.