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10 years 5 months ago #36702 by kl281071
Hi,
Just got an 11 acre block near Huntly. Really new to all this and super excited about planting some native trees/plants for the region. Looking for help and will offer help as required. :D

Looking forward to hearing stories and tips from other more experienced people

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10 years 5 months ago #477969 by kindajojo
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welcome to the site , what are you going to be doing with your 11 acres. Planting and stock don't usually mix, the stock will win unless you have good fencing.

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10 years 5 months ago #477974 by max2
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Taupo Native nursery at Glenbrook, Mandy at mandaville gardens at Onewhero (pokeno markets on Sunday) are two recommendations for obtaining plants and advice re local native plantings.

Once you know what you want to plant, its worthwhile checking out the stock and pricings at Farrells pukekohe too.

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10 years 5 months ago #477984 by kl281071
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kindajojo;481340 wrote: welcome to the site , what are you going to be doing with your 11 acres. Planting and stock don't usually mix, the stock will win unless you have good fencing.

i will plant some natives and fruit and nut trees. no livestock for now as we will only be there for weekends to fish and camp. thanks for your response

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10 years 5 months ago #478090 by Olivia
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Welcome! I'm 15 months into co-owning a smallholding & it is still new & exciting!

May your enthusiasm only grow stronger [8D]

Proud Farmer of a little family, little lifestyle block and a little house in the township.

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10 years 5 months ago #478101 by kl281071
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Olivia;481481 wrote: Welcome! I'm 15 months into co-owning a smallholding & it is still new & exciting!

May your enthusiasm only grow stronger [8D]

Hello,
Thanks for your reply. Yeah...we are itching to get down to the land a bit more. The timing was right in some ways and wrong in others. We just had a new baby (1st one) and now restricted to when/when we can do on the land.
There is a boat shed backing onto the lake, which i will fix up and make it a temporary weekend residence.

I am so excited to be on this site. Already learning a few tricks from the experts on here.

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10 years 5 months ago #478106 by LMCL65
Replied by LMCL65 on topic Hello from Rangiriri
kl281071 not sure which lake but is it the one you can't use because of toxins in the water? Only mention it so you can be careful. Hopefully it isn't that one.

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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10 years 5 months ago #478107 by kl281071
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LMCL65;481498 wrote: kl281071 not sure which lake but is it the one you can't use because of toxins in the water? Only mention it so you can be careful. Hopefully it isn't that one.

Hi, it is Lake Whangape.

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10 years 5 months ago #478120 by max2
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Just don't leave anything of value down there, there is a sign on the back road (other side of the river) saying ''thieves about'' not far from Rangiriri.

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10 years 5 months ago #478126 by kl281071
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swaggie;481517 wrote: Just don't leave anything of value down there, there is a sign on the back road (other side of the river) saying ''thieves about'' not far from Rangiriri.

Hello,

Thanks so much for the advise. I don't have anything valuable to store down there. We will make sure we lock up the canadian indian canoe though.

Swaggie, are you nearby in the area?

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10 years 5 months ago #478130 by LMCL65
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kl281071;481499 wrote: Hi, it is Lake Whangape.

Hi unfortunately that is the one I am pretty sure, you are not recommended to have any water to skin contact from the Waikato regional council sites.

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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10 years 5 months ago #478131 by max2
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kl281071;481524 wrote: Hello,

Thanks so much for the advise. I don't have anything valuable to store down there. We will make sure we lock up the canadian indian canoe though.

Swaggie, are you nearby in the area?


I'm approx 25 minutes away via the back roads. We use it as a shortcut to head south on most occasions. makes a change from the motorway.

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10 years 5 months ago #478133 by Stikkibeek
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LMCL65;481529 wrote: Hi unfortunately that is the one I am pretty sure, you are not recommended to have any water to skin contact from the Waikato regional council sites.


You may be referring to this. www.waikatodhb.govt.nz/news/pageid/2145881125.html
Seems the lake quality is well monitored, and as they say, common sense is good. I have heard they can catch very large coarse fish in there. Wouldn't it be a great battle to land a 30-40lber

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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10 years 5 months ago #478136 by max2
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Stikkibeek;481532 wrote: You may be referring to this. www.waikatodhb.govt.nz/news/pageid/2145881125.html
Seems the lake quality is well monitored, and as they say, common sense is good. I have heard they can catch very large coarse fish in there. Wouldn't it be a great battle to land a 30-40lber


they make good garden fertiliser too. [;)] :) Although a delicacy in Europe if put on ice very quickly after catching.

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10 years 5 months ago #478149 by kl281071
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swaggie;481535 wrote: they make good garden fertiliser too. [;)] :) Although a delicacy in Europe if put on ice very quickly after catching.

i am looking forward to getting on the canoe and catching some carp/eel in the lake. I also see a number of duck shooting huts. I am not into shooting. Just hope i don't see the poor things struggling.

I think the water warning was lifted in 2012.
It does pay to be careful though....

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