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For more than 75 years Lois Garrett (81) has been travelling from Dunedin to Shag Point to holiday at her family's crib overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Katiki Beach - first with her mother and father and then with her own family.
Her father, William Millar, bought the former miner's cottage - known as Paua Cottage - off local identity Josh Davis and it has been in Lois' family ever since.
Eventually the one-bedroom crib was passed on to Lois and her husband Lyndsay (83) who have been holidaying there with their children ever since.
Fishing gear, a large collection of board games, an assortment of fridge magnets and old posters charmingly decorate the interior.
A few additions have been made to the original frame of the building, to make things a bit more comfortable for the family.
A large window allows a never-ending view out over the ocean, the perfect spot to watch ships sail past and waves crash into each other.
''But that's life isn't it,'' Mr Garrett says.
Such is the popularity of the crib, it has been put on posters and even an official postage stamp.
''They didn't tell us and we didn't know about it until my brother told me and send us a postcard with the crib on it,'' Mrs Garrett said.
Now the couple are retired they try to make the trip from Dunedin about once a month but the crib faces an uncertain future.
Cribs and cottages once dotted the cliffside along the beach but they all eventually succumbed to either the ocean on one side or the widening of State Highway 1 on the other.
A long-drop in one corner of the property has already fallen to the perpetual march of erosion and been lost to the sea.
''You can't really do much about it. That's the way it goes isn't it.''
''We're not really sure what's going to happen, which is a shame, but in the end we've had so many years of enjoyment out here we can't really be bitter about it.''