Show features Fyffe House

20:13, Aug 19 2012

The historic Fyffe House in Kaikoura is set to star on National Radio's Spectrum programme after producer-presenter Jack Perkins read about the house in the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Heritagemagazine.

Perkins visited Kaikoura on August 11 to find out more about the house.

Runanga representative Maurice Manawatu was on hand to explain the significance of the area to Maori, and resident Julie Syme was also interviewed as she knew George Low well. Low was the last person to live in Fyffe House.

Fyffe House manager Ann McCaw said the publicity was fantastic.

Fyffe House is the oldest building in Kaikoura. It was started after Robert Fyfe established a whaling station in 1842 and was completed by his cousin George Fyffe in the early 1860s. It was bequeathed to the Historic Places Trust in 1980 by Mr Low.


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