Inside the Stone Store Kerikeri
Even in winter the air around Kerikeri smells fruit-laden. People visiting art galleries, coffee shops and farm supply stores still animate the main street. At the Stone Store, I discovered that talking to someone who's every gesture expresses how much she loves her job is a delicacy to be savoured. 

Liz Bigwood is the Kerikeri Mission Station’s property manager. Names such as Reverend John Butler and James Kemp; significant dates; and the relationship between the mission and Hongi Hika’s Kororipo Pa, flow effortlessly through our conversation.