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  • Hurry up Tatty. Get that thing going!!

    There’s always something at Totara House that requires Tatty’s attention. With plenty of firewood in the shed, Tat’s now moved on…

  • Father’s Day at The Kauri Museum

    It’s almost Father’s Day and at The Kauri Museum we think of our founding father, Mervyn Sterling. When trams were…

  • Crank up the Tangye Tatty at Totara House!

    It’s the middle of winter and fuel for the fires is running a little low. At Totara House, there are…

  • Time to get plucking

    Tatty and the family at Totara House have been eating roast wild duck for weeks ever since shooting season opened.…

  • Celebrating the “Super Mums” of the Kaipara

    Mother’s Day reminds us to celebrate our mothers and remember the dedication and downright hard work they put into looking…

  • Haircut day for Tatty

    Tat’s long summer holiday at the family bach has finally come to an end. He’s back home at Totara House,…

  • Tatty’s Gone Fishing

    Tatty’s had enough of milking cows and polishing gum, so he’s decided to take a break from all the everyday…

  • What on earth is Tatty up to at the A&P Show?

    The local Agricultural and Pastoral (A&P) Show at Paparoa was one of the highlights of the annual social calendar for…

  • What’s in a name?

    “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet” So said…

  • Where has Tatty been all this time?

    So where has Tat (aka Percival Smith) been all this time? Poor Tatty, while his nickname was originally bestowed on…

  • Tatty’s great adventure begins

  • Digital launch

    The Kauri Museum has embarked on a new digital age. The Museum has always been a hands on experience, but…

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