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Rural People and Issues : My Block - Inverviews

In these interviews with lifestyle farmers they share their experiences, dreams and disasters. There are hundreds of other useful articles in our lifestyle file. If you're looking for something in particular then use the search box above. If not, then browse the article titles and see what there is to help you. If you can't find an answer here then why not ask in our discussion forums? One of the very friendly and helpful members is sure to be able to help you.

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mowLeonie and her husband Terry have twenty years’ experience living and working on lifestyle blocks

the perfect blockTara and her family have found their perfect lifestyle on a small block looking out to the Hunua Ranges.

Tyres as tree protectorswNorthland couple Zena and Paul and their family are proof that you don’t need lots of money to live in paradise.

destressing on the diggerSeventy-two acres of hill country with poor soil quality, lots of rocky rhyolite outcrops...

Louisa Eades and her chilliesChillies are the spice of life for Swannanoa-based lifestyle block owner Louisa Eades.

chooksGavin Martin lived on a lifestyle farm in Hanmer before moving to his current farm at Okuku in North Canterbury three years ago.

haypaddockWe live on the Otago Peninsula, about 30 minutes out of Dunedin, and have been there six years now.

firstviewMy Mother had always wanted to get back into the country to live, "before she was too old to enjoy it" she said.

vineyardChristine and Martin have lived on their 4 acre Makotuku lifestyle block for almost two years.

quiltTony and I are both in our second chance at life as a couple

chicks1Sandy and Terry Cooper were born in England, met in Singapore and now have a successful small farm in Upper Hutt.

farmyardPaul and Jen are regular contributors to our discussion group and own their first lifestyle block in the Wairarapa near Featherston.

crocusWhen Sylvia and Wayne Dering decided to move out of town and into the country in Oxford...

noelworkshopNoel Sweetman is a lifestyler and a luthier whose customers are among the finest musicians in the world.

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