From kumara to kiwifruit


1987 State Highway 2, Waimana

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From kumara to kiwifruit


Early settlers would congregate where the climate was mild, soils were fertile, and people would prosper. From all accounts Fairview Farm was a hub of the community. From crops of potatoes to fields of kumara.

In 1890 hand saw kauri was shipped from the north to build what would certainly of been one of the finest homes of the district and clearly with many upgrades and maintenance of the 130 year life span is an absolute master class in combining the elegance of a historical style and the convenience of contemporary fixtures and fittings. The homestead sits high in an elevated northerly picturesque and sheltered position.

The expansive 290 square metre home includes four luxury bedrooms, tiled bathrooms, a huge laundry, high stud ceiling, two living areas an office and hand-crafted designer kitchen by local cabinet maker. Outdoors a recently built garage provides for ample covered parking and a great workshop space.

The larger farming and horticultural part of the property comprises 58 hectares and has a mixed use, being the original home stead part of what was a much larger property Fairview Farm with some of the original infrastructure including the barn, implement shed and yards. Approximately 25 hectares of the property remains in native bush which includes some areas of exotic plantings. Beef cattle graze the pastural portion.

Kiwifruit was established on the property in 2005 and is well suited to the climate here. With a combined canopy cover of 7.5 hectares the highly prized and fully licensed Sungold G3 variety covers an area 2.66 hectares with the remaining 4.84 hectares in the reliable and well-known Hayward Green. Fully managed the orchard work is all taken care of. With no shortage of water, a consent allows for a pond which contains reserves for irrigation and frost protection.

Located just 20 minutes from Whakatane, Fairview Farm is certainly a prized property and after almost 30 years as the caretakers, time has come for someone new to add a new chapter in the history of Fairview Farm.

1987 State Highway 2, Waimana

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