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Richard & Kadia Merralls
15 Keir Crescent
06 378 2097
+64 6 378 2097
06 378 0451
and Kadia with St Bernards, Georgie & Abbey
Richard is a Rolls Royce
trained mechanic who has raced motorbikes in the U.K. and
speedway T.Q. Midgets in New Zealand. His early training
included vintage and veteran car restoration working for
notable stars of the film industry and preparing cars that
were featured in films like Genevieve. He comes from a ‘car’
family and has 2 nephews in the U.K. – who have connections
with McLaren’s and TVR. His family has also been
closely linked with boxing over the years – his second
cousin was the World Light heavyweight Champion Freddie
Mills. His specialty in recent years has been English and
European car restoration and he still has a passion for
classic cars. His other great interest is world events and
politics and many a lively evening has been spent around the
dinner table sorting out the world’s problems!
Kadia has a Masters
Degree with a major in Tudor history – so buying Lansdowne
House seemed an appropriate choice! She owned a recruitment
company for many years working for many leading national and
international companies. With a lifelong interest in
cooking, interior design and entertaining, Lansdowne House
has been the culmination of all of those interests. As she
is half Norwegian she also loves to travel and both she and
Richard have been on many overseas trips together. Her other
great love are her St Bernards – she has had 5 in all –
Paddington, Chelsea, Wellington and currently Georgie who is
a grand old dame of nearly 11 yrs and Abbey who isn’t really
a dog at all – she is an Abbey!
The ghosts: Yes, we have two – both very friendly and one is
particularly fond of walking down the main staircase smoking
a very fragrant cigar!!
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How to find us:
Arriving from the north,
drive to the first intersection, turn left towards Castlepoint,
take the second left into Totara Street and the third right into
Keir Crescent. We are on the left.
From the south (Wellington),
drive right through Masterton heading north, come over the
bridge and turn right towards Castlepoint. Take the second left
into Totara Street and the third right into Keir Crescent. We
are on the left.