Fencing your Lifestyle Block

Fencing your Lifestyle Block

One of the first big jobs you will need to undertake on your lifestyle block will be the construction of a good boundary fence. Why? Because a lifestyle block is by definition larger than your average home plot, meaning that you will likely be unable to view your boundaries or effectively control your livestock, pets […]

Lifestyle Block Money-Makers

Lifestyle Block Money-Makers

Will Cattle make you Money? While full-scale dairy or beef farming is beyond most of us, many land owners are now considering the financial benefits of raising cattle on their lifestyle blocks – and for very good reason. With an increase in lifestyle property owners across NZ, it is inevitable that interest in lifestyle farming […]

Full Time Office Administrator

We are looking for a motivated Office Administrator with excellent customer service skills to provide administrative support to our busy sales team. The position will be based in our Whangarei office. This is a full-time career position. You will need to be a proactive, self-starting, reliable person with a can-do attitude, be adaptable and apply […]

Stop! Hammer Time

Stop! Hammer Time

Everything you need to know about auctions A property auction is an exciting, fast-paced, public sale. Put simply, the property will be sold to the highest bidder after the seller’s reserve price has been reached. There are a few things for you to consider before, during and after the auction so lets go through the […]

Going once, going twice… going to the Auctioneering Championships

Going once, going twice… going to the Auctioneering Championships

goodGround Real Estate’s competitive Auctioneers. Everyone knows that auctions speak louder than words and that’s because of the auction-ears! Jennifer Starr and Shane Samtani are the passionate people with their ears to the ground when it comes to selling properties by auction. goodGround is proud to have these talented auctioneers using their charisma and personality […]

Understanding Animal Behaviour

Understanding Animal Behaviour

To handle cattle correctly, an understanding of animal behaviour is essential. The greater the handler’s knowledge of cattle behaviour, the better will be their ability to predict an animal’s response. When you can do that the job will get done quicker and easier with less chance of injury to animals or people. Cattle, because of […]

Making Money from Cattle

Making Money from Cattle

What breed of cattle should you choose? Every breed of beef cattle has its strengths and weaknesses, depending on the terrain, production facility and current market circumstances. To give you an idea of the range of choices, the following is a list of all the cattle breeding associations in New Zealand: Angus, Aubrac, Belgian Blue, […]