Category archives: Sand & Surf

  • Wreck of the Gairloch

  • By Ralph Starck
  • The bow of the SS Gairloch is slowly crumbling into the sand near Oakura. This rusted iron skeleton has been a local landmark for more than 100 years.
  • Wreck of SS Gairloch

  • By Bernice Hotter
  • The wreck of SS Gairloch which ran aground on Timaru Reef off Oakura. In the background is New Plymouth, with Paritutu and the Sugar Loaves standing out.