A battle and massacre took place here in the 1700’s.
The likes of Kirk Larsen, Ben and Karen Calder - and the Thomson boys are just over the road. Well also serve a few and get them to come back in sixteen days to test them.
You cant help but be impressed by the detailed thought thats gone into the establishment, for example the design of the box doors and gates which allow the transfer of mares and foals to happen easily and safely.
A network of mountain bike trails on Parihaka is maintained by the Mountain Bike Club.
Parihaka mountain bike trails map [819kb] There are three high quality, all weather walking tracks along the Hatea River and up the slopes to the summit of Mount Parihaka.
Star Commander, the hot favourite which was slow to begin, caught the field and made his move with 800 metres to run, looping the field to sit parked beside Smooth Mara. Williamson has won the Southland Drivers Premiership for the past eight years but this year he's been challenged by former premiership winner Brent Barclay who drives primarily for the powerful Brett Gray stable.
The Bettors Delight gelding settled four back on the inside after the early rush for positions with Smooth Mara leading out.
Hes got more carts than I have, said Holland with a rye smile. He had a few traffic problems just around the top but once he cleared a few tired runners he felt good, trainer driver Brendon Mc Lellan said after driving Pass The Speights to win the Mc Dowall Painting and Decorating Gore Grass Cup.
The property is purpose built whereas Balfour was just added onto from a sheep farm.
Just before the first staircase, there is an entrance in the rocks on the right hand side into a gold mine dating back to 1909. Follow the link below to download a printable map of the tracks.
Parihaka Reserve tracks map [164kb] Look out for a spur that leads to a former well defended pā site with interpretation.
When you visit the property you can see theyve utilized the learnings from thirty plus years of managing mares and foals and have designed a quality barn and surronds that will serve them well and bring them much enjoyment. I said to him one day could a get a lend of a mare to breed from. I sent her to Lord Butler who stood next door at Harry Coxs. It won a non-tote race at Winton and thats all it ever won.