Fourth generation Hororata resident and historian Kate Foster, has been named the 2022 Hororata Highland Games Chieftain. Kate is the ‘keeper of the local stories’, not just of her family but of the Hororata community; she is passionate about the history of the area. A descendant of prominent politician Sir John Hall, who is remembered as a parliamentary advocate for the Votes for Women campaign, Kate has deep roots in Hororata.
Rodger Matheson reports: “I have met Kate a number of times at the Hororata Games and have been invited to her home at the Terrace Station, which she along with her family have restored and now have open garden afternoons. This station a number of years ago was managed by my grandfather Alexander Matheson, and was where my father spent some of his younger years. My wider family of Mathesons have always been made welcome.
Further information about Kate is here.