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    New Zealand Off Grid Living And Homesteading

    How many of you guys in NZ live off grid or have a homestead? And how big is the culture of these two things in NZ? Do any of you hunt for the meat you eat like what is common here in the United States?

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    You can't homestead in NZ. Probably just as well.

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    Quite a few hunt most people buy from shop some go the home kill way


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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    You can't homestead in NZ. Probably just as well.
    Can you explain please ?


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    I dont think NZ is large enough to Homestead like you see in Alaska.

    You never far enough away from people to make it worth while from what i figure

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    Can you explain please ?


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    I'm pretty sure in Alaska you could wander out into the wilderness and claim homesteading rights. Build a house and claim a certain amount of land as yours.

    Homesteading & The Homestead Act in Alaska

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    I had to google the homestead act.

    E. Beat me to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    I'm pretty sure in Alaska you could wander out into the wilderness and claim homesteading rights. Build a house and claim a certain amount of land as yours.

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    Interesting.
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    Although it doesn't seem like it a lot of the time, the majority of land in NZ publicly owned in some way or other, either held by DOC (Dept of Conservation), Landcorp (state owned farming), etc.
    Although there are people living off the grid they are just as likely to have a road going passed them a few hundred metres away, and it was simply cheaper not to connect to public mains systems.
    Homesteading in the sense that I think you are talking about is rare here, a number of people have access through family and friends to out of the way huts and baches and cribs.
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    We really need something like that here, so much wasted land sitting unused

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    Quote Originally Posted by specweapon View Post
    We really need something like that here, so much wasted land sitting unused
    None of its wasted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    I'm pretty sure in Alaska you could wander out into the wilderness and claim homesteading rights. Build a house and claim a certain amount of land as yours.

    Homesteading & The Homestead Act in Alaska
    The homestead act was repealed in 1986 and the last parcel of land awarded under this act was signed off in 1988.

    Shame really as I would have been keen on claiming my 160 acres of wilderness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specweapon View Post
    We really need something like that here, so much wasted land sitting unused
    We definitely do not need that here. Place is too small.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskaman 2016 View Post
    How many of you guys in NZ live off grid or have a homestead? And how big is the culture of these two things in NZ? Do any of you hunt for the meat you eat like what is common here in the United States?
    yo, big difference from most countries is in little ole nz you can grab a rifle, go bush and hunt deer to your heart's desire 24/7 365 days a years for the rest of ya life.. no "season tickets" no "draws" no "licences" etc..
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixpointfive View Post
    yo, big difference from most countries is in little ole nz you can grab a rifle, go bush and hunt deer to your heart's desire 24/7 365 days a years for the rest of ya life.. no "season tickets" no "draws" no "licences" etc..
    Huge difference to many countries and long may it continue!
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