This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.
Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing individual charm as well as comfort. In the heart of the lodge is a spacious, recently renovated farmhouse kitchen enjoying garden and orchard views. A large woodburner with wetback heats the water for a series of radiators around the house, ensuring year-round warmth.
Organically managed, the four-hectare property provides the ability to live from the land with honey, fruit trees, berry patches, vegetable gardens, olives and grazing for sheep, cattle and horses. The small Chardonnay vineyard with a careful selection of clones produces a succulent house wine thoroughly enjoyed by guests from all around the world.
A range of useful ancillary sheds and buildings offers space for projects, hobbies, storage and accommodation for staff. Other facilities on the property include a petanque court, croquet lawn and small gymnasium overlooking the swimming pool.
This extraordinarily diverse and unique lifestyle is ideally located on State Highway One, less than a five-minute drive from central Blenheim and 15 minutes from numerous winery cellar doors, restaurants and the airport.
Offers from $2,500,000 plus GST (if any)
Hamilton City Council staff have been treated to a $19k mass team talk at Claudelands Event Centre. It featured motivational speakers and a 25-minute acrobatic performance from circus company The Dust Palace.
Chief executive Richard Briggs defended the spend.
"Old school thinking is you don't spend any money on your staff and you expect them to just show up to work and go hard," he said after the event.
"New school thinking is you've got to give them some purpose for being here, and today was all about understanding that purpose and improving the wellbeing of the community."
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The trauma rescue dogs have gone through can make it tricky to rehome them.
A Cambridge dog whisperer has a technique to make it easier: mindfulness.
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Have you been affected? Pak’n Save Clarence Street is recalling a specific batch of its Pak’n Save brand NZ Beef Mince as the product may contain foreign matter (plastic).
Package size and description: The product is sold in clear plastic trays of various weights.
Distribution: The product is only sold in Pak'n Save Clarence Street, Hamilton.
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