Story: Land ownership

Lifestyle farmers at Mangawhai, 2007

Lifestyle farmers at Mangawhai, 2007

From the 1980s, many people moved from urban areas onto small lifestyle blocks. Some did not use the land for production, while others became small farmers growing grapes or breeding speciality animals. Marita and Keith Draper moved from Auckland to a 16-hectare block near Mangawhai, Northland. They kept alpacas on their land and ran a local cheese shop.

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Reference: 18 January 2007
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Jim McAloon, 'Land ownership - Land ownership from the 1950s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2024)

Story by Jim McAloon, published 24 Nov 2008