The Insider's Guide to New Zealand - - SOUTH ISLAND -

Sev­eral years ago a lo­cal com­mit­tee changed the name of the Kurow Mu­seum and In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre to the Na­tional Mu­seum of So­cial Se­cu­rity (see Ac­tiv­i­ties and out­ings page 14). That, and a Her­itage New Zealand plaque on a house at the cor­ner of Manse Road and Robin­son Street, are al­most the only signs to in­di­cate that Kurow, 40 kilo­me­tres west of Oa­maru, pop­u­la­tion 312, was the birth­place of the na­tion’s first so­cial-wel­fare sys­tem.

Kurow is also the epi­curean epi­cen­tre of the Waitaki Val­ley with an out­let sell­ing fab­u­lous char­cu­terie (see Some­thing spe­cial to eat page 23) and some of the best cold-cli­mate wines on of­fer (see Some­thing spe­cial to drink page 24).

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