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If you're looking for information on living and farming on a lifestyle block then you've come to the perfect place.

You’ll find hundreds of information-packed articles in the lifestyle file covering just about everything you need to know about rural living.

Our columnists provide advice and ideas to inspire you. Our classifieds are best place to buy and sell the things you need and if you want to ask for advice, or offer it, then head to our lively forums.

If you're just starting out on your block then download our free eGuides to get you started.



Living on a lifestyle block brings with it a unique set of risks and challenges that you won’t face anywhere else so it’s important to pick an insurer who understands this. To find out about how FMG is different and how we can help you to embrace the daily risks you face click here

Click here for more helpful videos from FMG on managing the risks on your lifeststyle block.


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Hot Wire

Hot Wire

Telling it like it is.

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When the shoestring's a bit short

When the shoestring's a bit short

A weekly piece full of tips and old fashioned wisdom (with an up-to-date twist) to help with the constant battle of financial survivial.

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Down to the ground

Down to the ground

Diana Noonan, award-winning author and passionate gardener shares her ideas and inspires us to make the most of our gardens.

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  • Solar power: the nuts and bolts

    solarpanelFor most of us approaching the idea of solar power as novices, there are some daunting matters to get our heads around.  What are the components? How hard are they to get and how much do they cost? Out of the vast range available, what really is the best and most suitable for my particular needs?

  • A Glove in the Hand is ... Priceless!

    ninjaiceSpin-off technology is one of those fun (not to mention highly useful) things in life. I'm talking about the kind of products that are developed first for a specific use (usually in a highly specialised area) and which then find an application in everyday life and end up in the commercial marketplace.

  • Managing triplets

    lambsWith today's sheep breeds, inevitably there are more lambs born, and most folk think it's a good thing and will mean extra income. But there are management downsides with an increasing number of ewes lambing triplets.