The New Zealand Country Collection - Fred & Myrtle in Bluff, New Zealand
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Fred and Myrtle Flutey welcome visitors to their Paua Shell House in Bluff...

...to experience the largest display of paua shells in New Zealand...

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... Fred, who worked on the construction of the Bluff Harbour, has devoted a lifetime to the collection of shells of the Paua, a species of abalone (Haliotis Iris), found only in the seas around New Zealand...

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...lining the walls of their “Paua Lounge”, visitors from countless countries have enhanced the extravaganza by contributing their calling cards for display...

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...having received the coveted Certificate of Merit from the New Zealand Tourist Industry Federation in 1990...

Fred, now boasting turning 94, and Myrtle, a wee bit younger, continue to delight visitors with their discoveries, stories and hospitality.

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Fred and Myrtle Flutey,
two southern Southland originals,

visited by NZ COUNTRY Correspondent on
24 October 1997

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