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11 years 5 months ago #26217 by helen55
Hi everyone.

I've just found this website and am looking forward to talking to people on here.

I've just made an offer on a lifestyle property outside of Oamaru and am looking forward to relocating there.

I used to own a small lifestyle property in New South Wales - I had 2 pet sheep and 3 horses (and stables and a 40 x 20m sand arena) but I had to sell up when I moved to NZ nearly 8 years ago.

Now I've reached the stage in my life when I can stop working fulltime, cash in my Aussie Super and enjoy life in the country where I won't have to keep an eye out for, tiger, brown and red belly black snakes!

Cheers

Helen

Living on a 7 acre property near Oamaru I currently have 5 wonderful Standardbred horses, 8 alpacas, 6 former battery hens, 1 labrador and 8 cats. I eat only plant based food and love trying new plant based recipes. Retired from the paid workforce in December 2019 and have never been busier!!

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11 years 5 months ago #364813 by Stu_R
Replied by Stu_R on topic New member - moving to Oamaru
:) welcome Helen55 :)
:) good luck on getting your patch of parradise down Oamaru way :)
Welcome to the LSB cyber family , lots of helpfull people on here and lots of knowledge :) .. look foward to having you onboard :)

5 retired Greyhounds ( Bridgette , Lilly, GoGo,Sam and now Lenny) 15 friendly sheep all of whom are named and come when you call them :) , 2 goats, Mollie and Eee Bee :
Olive trees , .. old bugger doing the best he can with no money or land :)

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11 years 4 months ago #365812 by Rata
Replied by Rata on topic New member - moving to Oamaru
Let us know when you get there. We were up near Oamaru last week buying some Arapawas, and there are some wonderful properties up there.

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11 years 4 months ago #366260 by helen55
Hi again

I'm hoping to be there near the end of March. I've got a conditional offer on my house and am keeping my fingers crossed that the purchasers have no problems getting finance.

Helen

Living on a 7 acre property near Oamaru I currently have 5 wonderful Standardbred horses, 8 alpacas, 6 former battery hens, 1 labrador and 8 cats. I eat only plant based food and love trying new plant based recipes. Retired from the paid workforce in December 2019 and have never been busier!!

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11 years 4 months ago #367017 by helen55
Well,the contract on my house is now 'unconditional' - that's great news for me :)

Living on a 7 acre property near Oamaru I currently have 5 wonderful Standardbred horses, 8 alpacas, 6 former battery hens, 1 labrador and 8 cats. I eat only plant based food and love trying new plant based recipes. Retired from the paid workforce in December 2019 and have never been busier!!

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11 years 4 months ago #367041 by kimberj06
Congratulations Helen! Always nice to have things fall into place! Enjoy the transition.

Hoping to get out of the city while I am still young enough to make the land productive.

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11 years 4 months ago #367087 by rose
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All the best for your life in Oamaru. It's great there. Good climate (although a bit cloudier of late than it usually is!). We are just inland from Oamaru and love it. :)

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11 years 4 months ago #367091 by evenstar croft
Congrads on house, and your new life in the country. We have been lifestylers for about 8 months now and are loving it. I am glad we don't have to worry about the snakes here.

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11 years 4 months ago #367832 by helen55
Thanks everyone.

I've got 5 more days at work and then I can start having a big clean up here and get readyto head south.

Living on a 7 acre property near Oamaru I currently have 5 wonderful Standardbred horses, 8 alpacas, 6 former battery hens, 1 labrador and 8 cats. I eat only plant based food and love trying new plant based recipes. Retired from the paid workforce in December 2019 and have never been busier!!

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11 years 2 months ago #371955 by helen55
Well, the dream has come true and we got the keys to our new home on Thursday. It's all very, very exciting. The weather has been very kind to us and everyone is making us feel very welcome.

Living on a 7 acre property near Oamaru I currently have 5 wonderful Standardbred horses, 8 alpacas, 6 former battery hens, 1 labrador and 8 cats. I eat only plant based food and love trying new plant based recipes. Retired from the paid workforce in December 2019 and have never been busier!!

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11 years 2 months ago #371960 by kate
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Congratulations :D :D

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11 years 2 months ago #371961 by LMCL65
Hope you are settling well, put the jug on and take a look around! (Not a snake in sight).

Laurette, mother to Eamon (16), Sebastian and Cheve (angel cats) Henry and Bellatrix cats, Sadie and Billy Bob(dogs) Rocky, Lola and Hersephone (rainbow goat) (Goats), Sparrow and Esme (cows), 6 chickens , 6 Khaki campbell ducks, tadpoles and goldfish.

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11 years 2 months ago #371969 by Legreer
Great you will be an hour away from me what are you going to have on your property???

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11 years 2 months ago #372004 by helen55

Legreer;364104 wrote: Great you will be an hour away from me what are you going to have on your property???


Hi there.

I'd like to have a horse ( I used to have horses in Australia) and some chooks (this place used to be a poultry farm so it has more chook houses than you can imagine!) and maybe some alpacas. I don't eat meat so don't want to have something that would go on a one way ride to the 'works'.

Living on a 7 acre property near Oamaru I currently have 5 wonderful Standardbred horses, 8 alpacas, 6 former battery hens, 1 labrador and 8 cats. I eat only plant based food and love trying new plant based recipes. Retired from the paid workforce in December 2019 and have never been busier!!

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11 years 2 months ago #372027 by Jack
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Gidday

helen55;364087 wrote: Well, the dream has come true and we got the keys to our new home on Thursday. It's all very, very exciting. The weather has been very kind to us and everyone is making us feel very welcome.

Well it aint kind to nobody today.

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