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an american-style roadside
food truck is proving popular
with motorists passing through
Trailer Sixty6 is a distinctive, shiny,
silver 1966 (hence the name)
airStream caravan imported from
the US by local bed and breakfast
operators Sharon and Mark
Ford who were looking for a new
In the few short weeks that it’s
been serving up hot food, baking
including gluten-free cakes and
slices, hot and cold drinks and,
– of course – american-style
hotdogs, there has been a steady
stream of customers representing
a good mix of tourists and locals
keen to support a new local
The couple randomly came across
the caravan while browsing the
Internet for ideas and something
“We couldn’t stop grinning when
we saw it,” Mrs Ford said.
“We could make something of this.
Something new, a completely new
The only catch was that
the caravan was located in
Washington State. and when
it came to shipping it to New
Zealand they discovered that it
was too large to fit into a standard
container so they had to have a
special crate built to protect it.
It arrived earlier this year and they
fitted it out with a commercial
kitchen then trialled the concept
during May before heading off on
an overseas holiday for a couple of
months. They re-opened for real at
the beginning of September.
The trailer boasts a standard
menu along with a daily specials
board. Mrs Ford said they also
realised that people did not always
want espresso coffee so were
offering a filter option as well,
using beans from a Queenstown
roaster that will change regularly.
In keeping with the theme they
play rock ‘n’ roll music as people
wait for their meals. overall,
they’re thrilled with the result.
“She looks cool,” Mrs Ford said,
Their B&B business, castle
Hill lodge, specialises in
accommodation for visiting
anglers so with things quiet there
until the season kicks off next
month there was time for both of
them to find their feet in the food
trailer. as things got busier they
said they would share duties at
both businesses and would also
take on staff.
Trailer Sixty6 is open every day
between 8.30am and 5pm, except
Tuesdays, located next to Garston
Stables and Hunny Shop.
Roadside food hits the spot
Sharon and Mark Ford inside their Trailer Sixty6 roadside food truck which has
been serving up a storm at Garston since opening this month.
By Kirsty Macnicol
By the year 2050, it is estimated that there will be over 50,000
people living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia here in New
Zealand. It has recently been declared as an urgent health priority.
Alzheimer’s disease is the progressive loss of brain function.
It occurs as a result of physical changes in the structure
of the brain. These changes affect memory, thinking,
behaviour and emotion.
Early detection is important. A timely diagnosis
makes a transition into life with dementia
smoother, giving more control to the person
with dementia and removing the uncertainty of
The Alzheimer’s Society in Southland is here to help
families who are affected by dementia. They provide
support, education and practical advice to people living with
dementia and their families. They also meet monthly for social
support, and can provide regular support with home visits.
To commemorate World Alzheimer’s Month, the Alzheimer’s
Society is holding a Memory Walk with the intention of raising
Please feel free to join the Alzheimer’s Society on this Sunday 21
September at midday in Queens Park, Invercargill. You can contact their
office for more information call on 03 214 0984.
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