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The Hokianga Pastures

The grasses in Hokianga are mixed between the naturally growing grasses and the sown in grasses, like rye grass, paspallum and clover.  One of the biggest assets is the Kikuya.  It is draught proof and stops the hills from eroding, helping to heal all wounds due to bulldozing or other changes to the soil.

Cattel grazing on the flats The land is between slightly rolling to hilly country.  A few areas could be classed as steep. There are a few acres of river flats,  ideal for making hay.  The picture shows a part of the river flat,  looking towards the Wairere.

Each paddock has sufficient natural shelter by trees or grooves,  where the animals can rest during periods of heat, rain or cold.  The many rocks provide a temperate climate.

The trees and bushes in all gullies were left in its original state.  They have been preserved to prevent any damage trough erosion.  It as well preserves the natural aspect of the land.

Rolling pasture This picture gives an impression of the grazing area,   which is fenced off towards the native bush.  It ensures that stock does not wonder off and is not able to destroy the undergrowth of the protected wood lot.

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