Kia ora Sarah I would like to give you some feedback on the above article, which my husband and I really enjoyed reading.
We would like to point out however that we own our own property freehold in Ōtira as do a good many other of the residents there. Yet the article in the magazine, esp. P. 75 suggests that Bill and Christine own the whole of Ōtira and this is not correct. Bill and Christine actually lease land from the Railways, but other residents there have purchased their properties.
Could this be somehow pointed out in the letters colum in the next edition of the magazine? We would appreciate that. Sincerely, John Burns and Diane Gordon-Burns The old Post Office, State Highway 73, Ōtira