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Picton News

Season Preparation and Local Attractions Greetings from Carl and Jeanne at Picton, at the top of the South Island. We have been busy preparing McCormick House for the busy Summer season ahead. With warm North Westerly conditions, gardening is a great sunny option. Our local wood pigeons are feasting on local Kowhai trees. Tuis and…


Spring Has Sprung at the top of the South Island

Enjoying our Town Jeanne and I are just back from a leisurely walk down to the waterfront for a coffee, then along the Queen Charlotte Sound foreshore. Picton Winter weather has been very kind to us, with the firewood shed still over half full. The first few days of the Spring season have given us…


Picton Olympic Homecoming

Greetings from McCormick House in Picton. Our little town is getting ready for the homecoming of our local Olympic rowing hero, Joseph Sullivan. It has been great watching TV for the past couple of weeks, as our local sporting heros excell on the world stage. It does wonders to highlight Picton New Zealand as a…