About Us


Helen and John Hellier after farming in family partnership in Southland moved to a farm in 2001 in North Otago.

After our children moved on we successfully sold our farm and purchased the lease in 2014 on the historic Gilchrist’s Store, Oturehua where our working day has John doing the rural mail run and Helen managing the general store which opened in 1902 by Thomas Gilchrist. Currently it is a working general store supplying everything from general groceries to Rail Trail accessories.