This is probably the most common commercially-made gate catch used in New Zealand. It consists of a hook on a chain, which is bolted onto the gate or stapled onto the gate post. The hook fits through a heavy staple driven into the post. A light spring-clip is fitted to stop cattle lifting the hook and opening the gate.
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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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