Maureen first fell in love with plants in 1956, while in the sixth form at Warkworth District High School. “All the other 16-year-olds fell in love with Elvis Presley but I fell in love with a fern – Blechnum filiforme.
For Søren and Monique Eriksen of 8 Wired brewery, few things go together like beer and poker. The couple were both students when they met at a charity fundraiser in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Søren who hails from Denmark, was an intern for the Danish embassy, and supporting himself through university by playing cards online. Monique was visiting her parents in the city where she’d spent some of her teenage years.
The founding history of Warkworth Township dates back as far as 1842 when a young John Anderson Brown was rowed up the historic Mahurangi River, in a whaleboat with a Maori crew (to discover its headwaters) and here he decided to live.
The sweeping north facing verandah and the light filtering through the trees are a perfect setting for a long evening in a home away from home, with friends on that verandah and bottomless glasses of wine.