House sitting in Wanganui, the gracious lady of New Zealand

My grandparents emigrated from England to Wanganui in 1904. At that time it was the cultural capital of New Zealand and they were cultured people. My grandmother was known as Madame Emily Briggs, She taught pianoforte, voice production and mandolin to the daughters and wives of wealthy farmers in the rich countryside around Wanganui.

Getting to Wanganui from the Central Plateau and the mountains involves a journey over a hill range know as The Paraparas. If they were ironed out New Zealand would b