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, […]

Guide to Spacing Between Trees

Guide to Spacing Between Trees

Use the table below to decide correct Spacing –  how far apart to plant trees on your lifestyle block. The best times of the year for planting are during the autumn months of April to May or late winter – spring (August – September). Planting outside the cooler winter months means that a lot of watering may be required […]

goodGround Careers Evening

goodGround Careers Evening

Thinking of a change in career? Ever considered a career in Real Estate? Contact us about our next careers evening! Why not come along to our Careers Evening and learn all about what is involved in becoming a licensed Real Estate Salesperson. We will also tell you about the exciting and rewarding career prospects we [...]
Reasons to leave Auckland #1

Reasons to leave Auckland #1

Your veggies are shrink-wrapped! It’s not hard to find reasons to leave Auckland. Don’t get me wrong, we love the city for a weekend away or a bit of jazzy nightlife, but too many of our friends are caught in the city-trap lifestyle of work hard, spend more, work harder, spend more, work… well, you get […]

Private Sales Are Losing You Money

Private Sales Are Losing You Money

4 traps of the home-sell movement Private sales are a false economy, and Northlanders are bearing the brunt of this online trend. It seems the lure of zero commission private sales is causing many Northlanders to bypass real estate agencies in favour of Trademe sales and roadside advertising. It’s easy to understand the attraction – […]

7 Steps to buying a home

7 Steps to buying a home

Buying a home is the great kiwi dream, and for most of us, it’s the biggest purchase we’ll ever make. When it comes to such a big investment, doing your research is essential. We’ve put together the 7 most important steps to help you begin your journey to achieving your dream. 1. Write a checklist […]

Whangarei Markets – Crafts, Farm Produce and more!

Whangarei Markets – Crafts, Farm Produce and more!

If you are sick of buying tired-looking vegies from the supermarket, then head down to one of the Whangarei markets. From lovingly-grown and freshly harvested produce, to artisan breads, cheeses and a delicious array of meat products, there really is something for every taste at your local Whangarei markets. There’s nothing quite like buying your […]

Honey Trade in Northland – Northland apiaries

Honey Trade in Northland – Northland apiaries

Making money, honey: Northland apiaries, making honey on your own land The rise in popularity of Northland apiaries is not surprising, considering the continually rising cost of honey! We’re a sweet-loving nation, and our love affair with this glorious golden sweetener is legendary. It makes perfect sense then, that more and more Northland landowners are […]

Tiny house options

Tiny house options

Tiny houses vs safari tents – let’s take a closer look Looking at living off-grid? We take a look at the tiny house vs the safari tent – the practicalities, the aesthetics, and of course, the costs! If you’re thinking of joining the off-grid or tiny home lifestyle community, then chances are you’ve already investigated the options […]