About Us

john and trish

We really like meeting people from other cultures and this has led both of us to our current occupations. Trish was an ESOL teacher and John has a wholesale business supplying International Ships at the Port of Timaru. We have 3 children, all have left home, 2 are currently working overseas and 1 is living in Timaru with her husband and has produced our 1st grandchild, Oscar.

Past guests may remember our Lab x “Ollie”. Unfortunately Ollie passed away August 2012 at the age of 13. We miss him terribly, he was a real character but his time had come.

Trish enjoys cultural activities, attending local theatre productions and reading. She is looking forward to the time when she has the time to travel.

John is more sports and outdoor minded, loves road cycling, played golf until the cycling bug bit! He enjoys yachting and of course, like most New Zealanders, loves rugby.

We both enjoy keeping fit and love going for “coffee” rides on our road bikes.

Why not come and be our special guests at Sefton Homestay?