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Coastal livestock farm with private airstrip up for sale


The biggest farm within the Gisborne/Wairoa/Northern Hawkes Bay region to come on the market in the past five years is up for sale.

Tunanui Station at Opoutama sitting on the Mahia Peninsula - which separates Poverty Bay in the north from Hawke’s Bay to the south - is a 2,058-hectare property which comes complete with its own private airstrip.

The property overlooks Mahia Beach – a very appealing summer destination and now famous for its links to space exploration firm Rocket Lab. Tunanui Station ranges in altitude from 20 metres above sea level on its flats, to 320-metres above sea level in its north-eastern corner, and receives an average of 1650mm to 1800mm of rainfall annually.

Historically run as a sheep and beef breeding and finishing unit, livestock management records show Tunanui Station has more recently moved into a purely beef trading entity.

The freehold property at 1001 Tunanui Road in Opoutama is now being marketed for sale by tender through Bayleys Gisborne, with tenders closing at 4pm on April 23. The station comprises 12 individual land titles – ranging in size from 3.3 hectares to 573 hectares.

Bayleys Gisborne salespeople Simon Bousfield and James Bolton-Riley said the Tunanui Station benefited from very good rainfall levels, in addition to water sourced from multiple natural sources located across the farm, and two springs feeding a troughed reticulation system throughout the flats and lower country.

Mr Bousfield said the farm benefitted from very good paddock subdivision, which included division of larger conventionally-fenced paddocks with two wire electrics for intensive beef grazing. The farm has its own airstrip and adjacent 180-tonne capacity fertiliser storage bin.

“There is excellent access throughout Tunanui Station on public roads dissecting the property, while well-formed and maintained farm tracks run through the middle of the farm,” he said.

Farm building infrastructure on the Tunanui Road farm consists of:
• A trio of four-stand woolsheds – including one adjacent to covered cattle yards, and the other predominantly used for processing goat livestock
• Two now-dormant smaller woolsheds previously used for sheep management
• Several sets of satellite cattle yards with races
and
• Multiple hay storage sheds situated throughout various parts of the farm.

Meanwhile, a portfolio of four accommodation dwellings on the property consists of:
• An extensively-refurbished three-bedroom/two-bathroom main homestead with an adjacent self-contained one-bedroom flat – both with views over the Mahia Peninsula coastline
• A 1970’s four-bedroom/two-bathroom home also with views over the Mahia Peninsula coastline
• A well-presented and very well maintained three-bedroom cottage built in the early 1900’s.
and
• A three-bedroom 1960s-style bungalow.

Mr Bolton-Riley said the Opoutama property offered not only scale, but also recreational attractions and spectacular scenery - including fresh water swimming and trout fishing holes, as well as deer stalking tracks. Native manuka plantings across the block were also utilised for beekeeping activities.


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