Lauraine, this David Herd lived in Blenheim, Marlborough, not in Wetherstones, which is in Otago. That’s over 700km away.
David Herd was the first winegrower in New Zealand. If you are sipping on your Friday night Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, David Herd was the man who discovered how well grapes grow in Marlborough. His statue has been erected at Blenheim airport. A long forgotten New Zealand notable!