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Spring Growth

The rain seems to continue to fall at the right times and some of my clients are telling me it’s one of the best springs for some time. All good, as store prices for lambs at the yards continue to exceed vendors expectations meaning our breeding and finishing farmers are in for another good year. [...]


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Bank’s budget prices

It would be hard not to firstly acknowledge the Rugby World Cup and the impact it has had so far. Full credit to Martin Snedden and his team , they are doing New Zealand proud. There have been some very close games and the so called minnows of world rugby have really stepped up to [...]


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Weather and new season lambs

We are now on the home straight of 2011 and what a year it has been with major earthquakes, sovereign debt crisis in Europe, oil spillages and a long overdue Rugby World Cup Victory by our All Blacks and we still have an election to go! Apart from the uncertainty from the Greek debt crisis [...]


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Lifestyle Land Values

Hawkes Bay has become a preferred lifestyle destination, not only for overseas migrants but also significant numbers of affluent New Zealanders moving from major urban centres, all keen to enjoy the Bay’s superior Mediterranean climate, quality schools, educational opportunities, rural environment and a relaxed rural lifestyle. Rural land and property values appreciated considerably between 2004 and early 2008 but have eased significantly with the recession from late 2008 to the present time.


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ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENERGY GENERATION DESIGN GUIDE

Imagine, the sun is shining; you’re at work and your house. which is using next to no power at this time of the day. is pumping electricity back into the grid. At the end of the month you are going to send a power bill to your power company. Cellpower is a New Zealand agent for SMA inverters and Suntech and Sharp PV panels.


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What is “Lifestyle Property”

A lifestyle property may or may not be income producing and can include property of any size. In many instances is used to describe properties having an income from livestock or horticulture, usually providing that there is also time or opportunity left over to enjoy a little of life.


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The Olive Industry in Hawke’s Bay

While small numbers of olive trees have grown from the time of New Zealand’s earliest settlement, the olive oil industry in its present form is a relatively new enterprise and there are still not many commercial groves more than ten years from planting.


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The Lifestyle Buyer

Much of New Zealand’s and in particular Hawkes Bay’s coastal farmland is under intense scrutiny for it’s lifestyle subdivision potential, there being a ready and highly profitable market for small to medium sized coastal blocks with close ocean views, especially those with beach frontage.


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Orchard and Lifestyle Land Values

In Hawkes Bay there is substantial ongoing buyer enquiry for good quality “lifestyle with income” rural property, a demand largely met with small orchards and vineyards. In the late 1980’s prospective investors and young orchardists might well have been advised to avoid purchasing small properties of fewer than 10 or even 15 hectares, these being commonly considered at that time uneconomic to develop because of their inherent unfavorable scale of operation.


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