• Reader story: 3 lessons from a first-time lifestyle block owner

    4 monthes ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    There's nowhere else in the world Michelle Holmes would rather be than on her slice of paradise. Words Michelle Holmes Our lifestyle block is just a wee one, one hectare sitting up above a waterfall near Tauranga. My husband Ryan, son Julian and I have been here two years now, along with the other members of our family: Cocoa the cat, two hens , 10 lambs, 10 ewes, and Henry the ram. Ryan works FIFO in Western Australia, coming home for a week every month, and Julian is only a year old so I have the job of looking after everything myself. I love doing it, but it is very full-on, especially...
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