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Character Western Southland Farm

This character 285 hectare farm is situated in the Happy Valley, Tuatapere. It has been well farmed over the years and is fenced into 40 main paddocks, good balance of medium to steeper hill country. Attractive pockets of native bush throughout and a reticulated water scheme. The farm buildings comprise a fully enclosed workshop, three stand woolshed and covered yards, implement shed, cattle yards and fertiliser shed. The property comes complete with a well presented brick and roughcast homestead.

This is an ideal sheep, beef or forestry block, with good infrastructure and scope to improve going forward.

Land Area

285 ha

Nearest Town

Tuatapere 9km, Winton 66km, Invercargill 81km.

Primary School

Waiau Area School 10km. Bus at main road.

Secondary School

Waiau College 10km. Bus at main road.

Freezing Works

Alliance Lorneville 79km.


Lorneville 80km.

Present Condition ( areas approx)

Approximately 16ha of native bush, eight hectares swedes, 16ha kale, 150ha pasture, 56ha oversown grazable gullies.

Contour Description

Rolling to medium hill with some steeper gullies.



Soil Types

Bush loam soils.

Average Rainfall

1,100 - 1,250mm.


Generally clean with normal farm maintenance.

Water Supply

Spring fed to pond, then gravity fed via 40mm mainline to troughs on 70% of the farm.

Access & Roads

Happy Valley Road. Internal access via some formed internal lanes.


250kg/ha Superten 5k on paddock areas, 200kg/ha Superten on grazable gullies bi-annually.


Sunny brick and roughcast homestead set on elevated site. Kitchen and open plan living with diesel fire, second lounge. Three bedrooms, laundry and bathroom. Living rooms were redecorated recently.

Farm Buildings

Three stand circular raised board woolshed and covered yards (650 woolies), three bay implement shed, manure shed, fully enclosed workshop with roller door (2013).


Cattle and sheep yards.

Shelter & Trees

Variety of shelter throughout, a feature is the native bush pockets.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

2,225 MA breeding ewes, 60 rams and killers, run in conjunction with the vendors other farms. Previously carried 2,200 MA ewes, 500 hoggets and 60 breeding cows.


Average of 135%.

Lambing Weights

17.5kg - 18kg average.

TB Status

Works monitored

Chris Swale
Chris Swale

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Paula Laughton

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