The farm is 97.6679 hectare (241 acres) comprised in mainly two unique Land Use Areas
Working Farm 45 hectares (111 acres) click here,more about working farm
Conservation 52.5 hectares (130 acres)click here, more about conservation
The rural residential area and common road comprise 5.5 hectares
Enjoying farm ownership without the hassle of caring for the stock and farm.
Enjoy walking and riding in wide open spaces. Walking tracks through the farm and native bush conservation areas, and to the Te Hana river.
Enjoy the social benefits of being part of a productive, conservation aware group of land owners.
Security – Through the relatively private and ‘closed’ character of the subdivision.
Financial rewards- the productive farm yields a profit for the owners. download the Grace Farm Handbook
Firewood – all you’ll need.
Grazing domestic animals (horse, beef etc) by arrangement through the Inc Society/ working farm lessee.
Future Land use opportunities – Possibilities both in farm land use or provision of amenities for Owners.
Carbon Credits – The EMS (Emisions Trading Scheme) was introduced on the 1st July 2010. Gracefarm is registration and earns carbon credits from the conservation areas. This is another source of income for the owners.
Choose level of involvement. Owners can choose the level of use or involvement in the common land which may range from zero—just enjoying the benefit of hassle free Rural residential living--- through to potentially being the lessee of the working farm. Most lot owners will simply enjoy all the benefits and reap the rewards
Family. This is a great place for children. It is safe in the sense it is away from main roads and there is a community environment where residents will 'watch out' for each other. The farm gives scope for children to explore, have contact with nature and get some 'hands on' experience with animals. While it is never possible to mitigate all potential hazards in life, Gracefarm provides a lifestyle and environment that is safe but exciting, active, expansive and healthy for you and your family.
The Vision is: Farm land productively,efficiently and sustainably.
Background: Since 1992 the land has been farmed by Ray as a valuable and enjoyable part time occupation. Find out more about Ray and his experience and knowledge
Continuity of management is essential to protect your interest in the common land. Currently Ray leases the Working farm from Gracefarm Inc. Society which manages the common land on behalf of lot owners. The initial lease was for a term of 6years (3X2) commenced on 1st June 2008.
Down load Farm lease agreement
The rules for Gracefarm Inc. require that the productive land is leased to a farmer sympathetic to the concept and common ownership. Find out more: Down load the management agreement
Doug and Glenys Phillips who have purchased a section on Gracefarm are very successful farmers and they have already expressed an interest in taking on the lease in a few years time. Find out why the Phillips purchased here
The land carries up to 200 cattle, here are friends helping to move the cows
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