The old general store in Oturehua brought back many memories of the General Store my Grandfather and then my father owned in Hanmer Springs. This blog post is for my Dad, which I'm sure will bring back a few nostalgic memories looking at the display of products and the old shop equipment.
This historical Gilchrists Store has been serving the public since 1902, making it the longest continuously trading store in New Zealand.
It's like a museum but still operates as a store, where commodities can be bought (such as bread, milk, ice-creams, fresh fruit & veggies, pies, and some groceries).
Across the road from the store was the Oturehua hotel ... I liked the sign out the front!