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Essential Tools and Tips for Your Manawatu Lifestyle Block Starter Pack

Property Brokers  Friday, March 22th
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Essential Tools and Tips for Your Manawatu Lifestyle Block Starter Pack 

If you're diving into the lifestyle block scene in the Mighty Manawatu, you're in for a wild (but rewarding) ride! Whether you're a seasoned pro or just getting your hands dirty for the first time, we've rounded up the must-haves for your lifestyle block starter pack. So, grab a cuppa and let's dive in! 

1. Tools and Nails: Let's start with the basics—you'll never have enough tools or nails. From hammers to wrenches, make sure your toolbox is stocked and ready to tackle any (generally unexpected) job that comes your way. 

2. Weed Whacker: Say goodbye to unruly weeds and hello to a tidy property with a trusty weed whacker. Perfect for keeping those pesky plants at bay and maintaining a neat and tidy appearance.

3. Nap Sack Sprayer: When it comes to tackling weeds and pests, a nap sack sprayer is your best friend. Be prepared for a bit of hand cramp without it, so trust us, it's worth the investment when you see those weeds disappear and your hands don’t hurt! 

4. Redbands: Now, are you even Kiwi if you don't already own a pair of Redbands? These iconic gumboots are a staple for any lifestyle block owner—perfect for trudging through mud and muck with ease. 

5. Pigtails and Electric Fence Supplies: Keep your furry friends safe and secure with a reliable electric fence line and plenty of pigtails to go around. After all, happy animals make for happy farmers! 

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6. Ride-On Lawn Mower: If it's in the budget, investing in a ride-on lawn mower is a game-changer. Say goodbye to hours of pushing a mower and hello to cruising around your property in style. On our Tokomaru property, it is an absolute lifesaver!  

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7. Quality Spades and Extra Handles: When it comes to digging in the dirt, quality spades are a must. Make sure you have plenty on hand, along with some extra handles for when things get tough. 

8. Sard & Soap: With all the grease and grime that comes with farm life, Sard is essential. Trust us, your hands (and your clothes) will thank you! 
We love locally owned, Briax Soap from Brian for getting dirt, grease, oil and ink off our hands without any of the harsh chemicals – check them out!  

9. Shed: Every lifestyle block owner needs a good shed (or two... or three) to store all the tools and equipment that accumulate over time. Plus, it's the perfect place to escape when you need a break from the hustle and bustle of farm life. Manawatu weather can be unpredictable, so also is a great reprieve from pouring rain.  

10. Firewood Supply: Last but not least, make sure you have a great firewood supply on hand for those chilly winter nights. Whether you invest in a splitter or borrow one from a cousin (it will happen, trust me), having plenty of firewood is a must for staying cozy all season long. 

So, there you have it, folks—your ultimate lifestyle block starter pack for the Manawatu!  

Whether you're just starting out or looking to upgrade your current setup, these essentials will have you well on your way to living the good rural life. Happy farming!  


Ben Duncan 
Living Loving Lifestyle  

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