Author(s): Debra Little
The traditional Kiwi pub - the watering hole equivalent of the corner dairy - is being replaced by wine and themed bars, restaurants and cafes. Classic Kiwi Pubs visits the hotels and pubs that were, and in some cases still are, our favourite drinking establishments. Short histories of these places, their operators and photographs that capture the essence of what made them popular, comprise each pub profile. Classic Kiwi Pubs is an armchair pub crawl that will inform and delight.
Debra Little lives in Tauranga, but before that she lived for many years in the small town of Coromandel. There is a saying 'You can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl!' This is true of Deb, because although she lives in the city now, it's the country she still identifies with.