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Jude, has beds, moves bikes.

Originally planning to stay for a few months, Jude fell in love with Clutha and hasn’t looked back – that was 30 years ago.

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Carol creates a buzz in Papatowai.

Carol is a born and bred Catlins local. She runs The Little Rocket coffee caravan alongside the Lost Gypsy in Papatowai. 

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Lyndon finds you the wildlife.

He may or may not have lost a finger to a close encounter with a sea lion (spoiler alert – he didn’t), but Lyndon McKenzie doesn’t let anything slow him down.

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John collects everything.

John and his wife visited Lawrence for a cycling weekend seven years ago, and within 4 months were living here. It’s a common theme in the district- those who come for a visit, fall in love and stay.

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Tracey - in the know in Lawrence.

Tracey is a woman with a plan. Well, a map at least. And brochures - of Lawrence, the Catlins and the many other amazing things on offer in Clutha.

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Meet Mike, the local history buff.

If you’re a history buff, Mike McPhee is the man to talk to.

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Tom punts people across the Clutha.

Tom Jones may not have a stage in Vegas, but he's centre stage in Tuapeka Mouth!

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Meet Blair, the master creative.

Papatowai is a small village in the heart of The Catlins. It’s here you’ll find Blair Somerville at the rustic Lost Gypsy Curios and Coffee.

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