Port Chalmers – Kōpūtai Bay

Kōpūtai is the original Māori name given to the bay known today as Port Chalmers. Kōpūtai translates as Kōpū meaning high or full and tai; tide. The name Chalmers was chosen in honour of Dr Thomas Chalmers who helped establish the Free Church of Scotland in Otago,1843. The township was established when Kai Tahu, the … Read more