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10 years 3 months ago #31238 by funlvn
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I'm new here. I came across this site randomly when googling weaner cattle in my area. We have 5 acres north west of Auckland, a little south of Helensville and have been here for 4.5 years. We relocated our house about 18 months ago and prior to that we were staying in the barn. The house is a neverending project lol and I'm keen to hear from people who have done the same thing. It is a lot of work but all very rewarding. We have two kids (one is nearly 3 and the other is 10 months), a dog, 2 cats and a horse here. We also have another horse and a pony for the kids when they're older but those two live elsewhere for now.
We love it out here and don't ever plan on moving :D

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10 years 3 months ago #420144 by bevhawkins
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Welcome you are not far from us:)

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10 years 3 months ago #420176 by muri
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Yes, and i am just down the road. Perhaps we can have a north west get together and invite blueberry up with all that blueberry wine.
Just concerned today on hearing that 1000 acres of land gone up as a mortgage sale, all the way more or less from waimauku to woodhill.
Barry Hart the lawyer has gone bottom up.
He bought all that land that cornerstone tried to develop and got thwarted and he bought up every farm he could along SH16
Will it become another crafar farm in terms of sale and foreign investment?

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10 years 3 months ago #420205 by funlvn
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Thanks for the welcome :)
Yep, it is a lot of the properties along SH16 and way more than 1000 acres (I think that bit is just the Cornerstone part). It is about 985 hectares from what I've heard. Mortgagee sale signs both sides of the highway. Apparently international tenders close next month, could be very scary! A lot of locals seem to be thinkin 'Crafar farms' thoughts.

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10 years 3 months ago #420231 by muri
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I understand he will even have to sell his helicopter!
The maize is reputed to be worth 1.2m alone, but obviously not enough to service his mortgages

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10 years 2 months ago #420273 by stephclark
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hi funlvn.. welcome along.. we are on the other side of the forest from you.. been out there 25years now .. we can relate to the never ending projects that the house needs.. ours was moved before we bought it, but we are still plodding away, just when you finish one project, sit down on the deck and have a celebratary wee drinkie, the conversation starts with 'you know, we could do (insert next bright idea to soak up money )"..

horses, chooks, cats, dogs,cattle beasties,vermin.. thats our place :D

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10 years 2 months ago #420302 by funlvn
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Ha ha, we've had so many of those conversations already and just keep on thinking of things that need to be done. One thing at a time lol and the 'to do' list just keeps getting longer :)

Wow!! That is a lot just for that maize. I wonder what will happen. There was an article in the Herald last week, or the week before quoting him as saying he didn't think it would actually go to mortgagee sale and he had a plan. I guess it is just a wait and see kind of thing.

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10 years 2 months ago #420395 by ob3dlane
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hi guys..i am new here too..nice meeting you.. :)

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