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11 years 5 months ago #26077 by minnow
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Hi everyone, been stalking the forums for a while and taking note of all the useful advice so thought it was about time I joined. I have recently purchased 3.7 acres just out of Kaiwaka, currently home to my son and I (2), four cats, one dog, a horse and plenty of plants :) I grow ornamentals for a living. At the moment looking at getting some chooks and a few sheep but have to sort out the fencing first :(

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11 years 5 months ago #363570 by Andrea1
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Hi, minnow -- welcome! No advice really, just wanted to say hello... good idea to get fencing sorted first, and save yourself a lot of headaches.

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11 years 5 months ago #363579 by minnow
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Thanks Andrea, seems I have already "got" some sheep from next door due to the fencing! Helps my paddocks but they better not get into the plants ...

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11 years 5 months ago #363651 by LongRidge
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Welcome, and a couple of points ....
It helps if we know about where you are, so that the advice can be specific enough to be more helpful.
Your neighbour is responsible for keeping his stock out of your place, and vice versa. For boundary fences this is done by agreement between each of you of what sort of fences you need. For example, elephants hate mice. So if I were farming mice and the neighbour elephants, I would want to keep my mice away from his elephants so would need a different fence than he would need. But if you have sheep and your neighbour has sheep then a 50% share can be done. If he or his animals break the boundary fence then he is 100% responsible for bringing it back to the standard that it was (and vice versa). So if your ornamentals fall on the fence and break it, then you fix the fence. But if his animals break the fence to get to your ornamentals, he fixes the fence.

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11 years 5 months ago #363683 by minnow
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Thanks Longridge,
I'm in Kaipara district and the property next door is owned by the council - 106 hectares or so. At the moment I am having enough problems with the manager of the farm re spring water that I don't want to make waves (no pun intended) but if the sheep do cause damage to my plants I will indeed seek compensation :) What happens if they poison themselves on my lavender [;)]

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11 years 3 months ago #368193 by BlueSkyBee
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Hi Minnow :) welcome!! I think I know you from somewhere.... lol



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