Hi, My husband and I just bought 1ha in Mercer (North Waikato / Franklin) and are living just up the road while the house is being built. Along with our 2 young kids we cant wait to get onto the lifestyle block. - We are not planning on any animals except chickens at this stage. Gardens and orchard is our main plan but who knows really. I grew up rural so not completely clueless but am so glad to have found this forum, its brilliant!