Te Puke Times - 2021-11-25


Don’t miss out on this two-title beauty!


By Cameron Scott

Established kiwifruit orchards are selling like hotcakes in the current market and this property, in the heart of some of the best horticultural land in the country, will give a new owner plenty of flexibility with a total of 9.9599ha (more or less) over two titles. Nestled among well-established grounds is a sizeable 264sqm four-bedroom brick clad home, just waiting for a new family to realise the potential it holds and to add their own mark. The substantial home is nicely designed for family living and features expansive sheltered grounds where the children can play to their hearts’ content. There’s a spacious cobbled parking area in front of the attached double bay garage. The main entry to the home into the welcoming foyer area is via a substantial wooden door flanked with attractive stainedglass panels. Inside, exposed beams add character to the roomy living area which is heated by a fireplace with an attractive brick surround. Large windows bring plenty of light into this well-designed home, and there are attractive and peaceful views of the lawn and the expanse of colourful gardens from both the living room and dining area. The kitchen has plenty of storage and is well set up for entertaining, and there is another separate living area which is heated by an efficient wood burner. Snow says added infrastructure gives the property plenty of scope to be used as the base for a home business – or it could be just the thing when the teenagers need their own space, with the four-bay shedding and the added bonus of a sleepout. The well-presented orchard consists of a total of 6.47can/ha of established and well sheltered Hayward kiwifruit on Agbeam structures with 6 metre x 4 metre spacings. There’s a good-sized loadout area and a plentiful supply of water. Owning an orchard in a good location with access to experienced staff is becoming more and more important in the current climate, and this property is well positioned, just 17kms from the village of Paengaroa and arterial routes to Rotorua, Te Puke and Tauranga. The small Rangiuru School is close by. Known as the kiwifruit capital of the world, the country town of Te Puke is an easy driving distance away and offers access to a wide range of orchard services, with the benefit of peer advice from the members of grower organisations. The bustling town boasts a good selection of shops including a supermarket, and there’s a good choice of bars and cafes. The local high school is well regarded, and the community is friendly and welcoming. “Here’s your chance to experience country life, explore the potential this property offers, and secure your future,” says Snow.


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