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    Buying a Hunting Block

    Hi everyone.

    I've been keen on buying my own slice of what I consider to be paradise! Somewhere I can hunt, fish, just be in the bush away from people.
    I'd be purchasing by myself (God willing!!) so I wouldn't have to worry about any agreements with mates or anything like that I guess.
    I have absolutely no idea of what sort of responsibilities I'd have if say the block was surrounded by DOC land. Shit would I have any annual costs such as council rates?? like I said I have no freaking idea. Would anyone be able to stare me in the right direction as to where I could get some info please?

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    Is the spot at big Bay sill for sale.... There been a few chunks of land go out in coastal southern fiordland out past blue cliffs / port Craig. There's a few big blocks for sale on Stewart island.

    I'm sure you would have the same rates as anywhere else, local and regional councils.

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    just the same as owning a section in town .except with native trees there are rules for clearing land but I am pretty sure you can clear your boundary and fence it even with doc land bordering it .mate had a block and was going to stock fence it and doc where going to let him put the fence around a rock face onto their bit so it could have a fence to keep sheep and cattle out of doc land .you have the same rules for weed control as a farm like controlling ragwort and the like at certain distances from boundarys .and buildings over 10 square metres still need a permit but its not hard to have multiple 9.9 square metre buildings close together partly under a central roof up to 9.9 square metres as long as they are not screwed or bolted together.
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    If I win lotto tonight, I will buy a block and share it with you
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    There was 20 hectares of clear cut pine forest past kaitaia for 80000 dollars. Plant some natives or pine and liberate some deer and you'd be away cheaply

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    If you have to have a loan on it, no. Most banks will need 50% deposit on bare land. If you have the cash to buy it outright, save the money and put it into 80,000 chopper rides into the DOC estate instead - you don't have to pay the rates on that Unless you make the block commercially viable they are a millstone around your neck that can hamstring you.
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    Good point there pointer (no pun intended) there are some good looking cheap block in Oz. Hard to say if they'd be an investment to sell when you got too old to hunt it though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    If I win lotto tonight, I will buy a block and share it with you
    I'm only sharing with Nose to Tail guys, Hahahahahaha
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    So...... How'd you do with those numbers mate??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nose to tail View Post
    So...... How'd you do with those numbers mate??
    Phones downstairs I'll check in the morning, always better with money and breakfast. I need my sleep tonight!
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    Lucks in! I won 31.00 last week, start of a roll!!
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    I reckon if all forum members chucked in a thousand or two we could get a pretty good hunting block (or more)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nose to tail View Post
    So...... How'd you do with those numbers mate??
    We were close man! Only missed by SIX!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driverman View Post
    I reckon if all forum members chucked in a thousand or two we could get a pretty good hunting block (or more)
    And then chase 5000 people for rates, insurance, maintenance repairs pest control etc... would be like a lot of Maori land, 10,000 owners that can't agree on anything and nobody wants to do anything because the masses undo it. Imagine 5000 forum members all thrashing the same spot? Either pay cash and own it freehold yourself, or don't bother - there is fantastic meat and trophy hunting on our public lands.
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    Find a nice DOC block and just keep applying for permits make a semipermanent bivvy, bury a few plastic screw top drums for storage and youll be ahead of the pack when Armageddon comes.
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