I was lucky enough to be shown a real gem last week that I previously knew nothing about, in the form of the Orokonui Ecosanctuary just north of Dunedin.
Orokonui is a 307Ha, predator free, native filled, ecosanctuary based near coastal Dunedin and contains a large majority of New Zealands protected birds and plants and more.Read More
Nearing the end of the reno, my drive and excitement had started to wane and everything started to go a bit sloooower. The end product makes it all worth it and it was quite an achievement by everyone involved. It's hard to believe it only finished 4 months ago - feels like I have accomplished something for 2015!Read More
The bathroom was a major bargaining tool in this house purchase. It didn't look like this when we first took a look but it was still pretty horrendous. The walls were primed as you can see here above the missing gib and there was a cast iron bath along the back wall with an awkward basin sitting at the end of it to the right.Read More
Earlier this year we decided that, seeing as investing in stock and farm land wasn't on our radar and after getting much advice in favour - we purchased our first investment property.
The property we ended up purchasing was just 20km from the farm and was a great price - keeping in mind that it is 105 years old! The old girl certainly needed some work but I had 'time', towing 2 kids along with me day in and day out for 2 months!Read More
Save the bush, it's the soul of the land. - P.H. Johnson
This quote is on the plaque that welcomes you to Pioneer Park where In 1940, 242 acres of bushland was gifted to the Mackenzie District council, now in the hands of the Department of Conservation, by the owners of Raincliff Station at the time.Read More