One of a third generation family living at Lake Hawea, Kevin describes his family history from the late 1800s and recounts the activities of his grandfather and father in the region. He describes in detail his lifelong involvement in the contracting and construction industry throughout the South Island, in particular around Hawea and Wanaka after establishing his own contracting business in 1973. Kevin recounts many fascinating and engaging stories including deer culling and tourist ventures, growing up at the Lake Hawea Hotel, and the construction of the Hawea Dam.

Interviewer: Judy Hinsley
Interview Dates:
March 2021

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