School Caretaker

Otago, Waitaki

Papakaio School is looking for a capable, reliable and conscientious person to take on responsibility for the school’s mowing, gardening and general maintenance. Hours of work change seasonally. We anticipate an average of around 10 hours a week. More detail and application forms are available from or ring Papakaio School 03 431 7851.

Totara Lifestyle Section


Otago, Waitaki

Build your dream home on this 1.2 hectare elevated block of land with fantastic views up the Waiareka Valley to the Kakanui mountains beyond. Only minutes from Oamaru just off State Highway One. Agency Reference : TU10843

Virtually five minutes to everything you need


Otago, Waitaki

A much admired and iconic Oamaru home, Forrester House, brimming with a century of character and charm invites you to discover its unique and desirable cache. On 1,012sqm of private, split level landscaped grounds, two storeys (249sqm) majestically rise above surrounding homes, delivering panoramic and commanding vistas over Oamaru. The Harbour, Historic Precinct and Pacific Ocean beyond are all in magnificent view. Off street parking for three cars plus a double garage with dual rear entrances shields the East of the property. Here, formal, potager and secret gardens flourish where sun, privacy, courtyards and delightful entertainment areas await. Forsaking nothing in practicality and function, the home delivers in abundance. Featuring three double bedrooms upstairs, each with en-suites, roof storage capacity with a large ornate five bay window to the West, filtering sun and light. All bedrooms have unparalleled views. Downstairs provides three generous reception spaces (one could be a fourth bedroom), well proportioned designer kitchen/dining, laundry, office, separate toilet, conservatory and French doors embracing indoor/outdoor flow. There is a generous, well-facilitated workshop below. Rimu panelling on walls, ceiling and feature staircase and archway evoke detailed workmanship whilst uniquely sourced hand-printed wallpapers, designer drapes and ornate fireplaces present an ambiance of timeless elegance. This home is steeped in history, yet lovingly, each owner has kept the heart of this home alive by ensuring all renovations and colour pallet blend old with new. Original owner, architect John Megget Forrester would be proud to see its current presence. Options are plentiful with recent boutique B&B accommodation capturing tourism growth, invest now in this property that grows in real value as it ages gracefully. Agency Reference : 552841

Rawhiti Farm


Otago, Waitaki

Seldom does the opportunity arise to secure a piece of arguably the best dairying real estate in the South Island. In the case of Rawhiti, we can say that it is only every half century that an opportunity like this comes along. Having been in the Andersons' ownership and care for Fifty-one years, the time has come for Alan and April to entrust their property into another family's hands. Fifty-one years of thoughtful, planned development has resulted in continuous improvement. Retirement beckons and this property, along with Rathmore Farm nearby, are for genuine sale. *194.1985 ha *All flat, free-draining and great shape 80% wide borders *Fantastic lower Waitaki irrigation water *Outstanding architecturally designed homestead, plus two other homes *42 bale rotary shed and ancillary buildings *Beautiful shelter plantings, creating an awesome dairy unit *125 ha support block available nearby Deadline Sale closing 4pm, 27 February 2017 Agency Reference : WA1468

Waitaki Valley lifestyle awaits you


Otago, Waitaki

Buyer enquiry over $580,000 plus GST (if any). An absolutely delightful setting in a highly desirable location is where you find this 1.7475 hectare property with views, sun, privacy plus full of character and an established vineyard. The Waitaki Valley boasts this unique home built of Oamaru stone and renovated tastefully throughout. Five double bedrooms, ensuites, a beautiful elevated vintage bath, separate office, laundry, three toilets plus an additional room attached to double garage which can double as tourism accommodation. Options are only bound by your imagination here - Alps 2 Ocean BnB, Airbnb or simply make your own boutique wine. The kitchen hub delivers with large benches, bi-folding windows to the entertainment courtyard plus is spacious and flows beyond the living space to decks and private landscaped lawn area. An entertainers delight for family and friends is the large courtyard with large stone slab table, open fire - highly functional all seasons including the divine night sky landscape in evenings. The property is embraced by bespoke river stone fences blending with the landscaped easy care grounds providing privacy, yet presenting elegance and a vintage style. This is a lock and leave property. The external sheds, good water supply, solid fencing and good soils provide scope for self sufficiency or become that destination place with the Alps 2 Ocean trail only minutes away plus you are in the Waitaki playground of water skiing, boating, fishing (salmon and trout), skiing or simply relaxing and enjoying your slice of kiwi paradise. Oamaru to the East is 56 kilometres away, Central Otago a two hour drive, Dunedin to the South two hours with Christchurch three hours North. This really is a lifestyle to suit everyone. Open Homes will feature throughout the deadline with appointment viewing also welcome. Here lies a change to really enjoy life. Come discover this property. Agency Reference : 553306

Taipo Park - Irrigation/Location


Otago, Waitaki

Farmlands Real Estate is both proud and privileged to offer this outstanding property to the market. Properties of this quality, size, contour and location are seldom available within 10km of Oamaru. 192 hectares of flat to easy rolling contour, Taipo Park offers an opportunity to purchase a reliable farm with cost effective water irrigated via pivot, k-line and guns sourced from the Kakanui River and North Otago Irrigation Company. Strong soils with a mixture of Waiareka Complex easy rolling and Timaru silt loams producing high yielding crops and well above average stock performance. Complete with a high standard of improvements including large four bedroom home with conservatory, office and separate lounge and further enhanced with two closed-in implement sheds, large open shed 24 x 12m, woolshed with covered yards, 5-bay hay barn, plus various other sheds, new cattle yards and three 150 tonne grain silos. Separated into 7 titles allowing for different purchasing options. Offers to be presented on or before Thursday 9 February 2017. Agency Reference : TU10880

Omarama Section


Otago, Waitaki

- Large flat 858m2 section - Ensuring shelter and privacy - Set amongst quality modern homes - All services to boundary - A stones throw from Ladybird Hill, Restaurant, Cafe, Winery and Salmon Farm - Handy location to three major lakes for boating and fishing, and a short distance to several ski fields Agency Reference : TU10719

First Farm - Hunting, Fishing, Lifestyle


Otago, Waitaki

- 130ha with solid, very spacious three double bedroom home with three large living areas - Modern one bedroom sleep out with toilet and shower - Single garage / workshop, woolshed plus numerous storage sheds - Strong lease in place until August 2017 for 37ha of the property - Two units Tokarahi Water Supply, 2 x 30,000 and 1 x 25,000 litre storage tanks - Portion of pine trees, forest, gorse and some grazing and 15.5ha forest sink covenant - Good cattle yards and small set of sheep yards $875,000 plus GST (if any) Agency Reference : TU10705

Auckland check this for Elegance and Architecture


Otago, Waitaki

16 kms inland from Oamaru with Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail passing the tree-lined drive and wrought iron gates, Burnside Homestead is a busy accommodation business or idyllic family home. One-of-a-kind lovingly restored 610sqm country mansion with: -Spectacular octagonal Great Hall - used for music recitals, balls, conferences or relaxing by the home's largest open fireplace -Five guest bedrooms with five bathrooms/ensuites -Drawing Room - formal lounge - and optional grand piano -Billiard Room flowing into sun-filled conservatory and rose gardens -Cook's kitchen with brand new Belling 110cm induction top stove, scullery and "butler's kitchen" -Stunning formal Dining Room with original black oak dining suite -Return verandas with all day sun and views through the trees to the often snow-capped Kakanui mountains -11 fireplaces and central heating. Plus generous open-plan manager's attic apartment with office space and ensuite. Plus additional three bedroom "servants wing" with own kitchen, bathroom, lounge, and courtyard leading to dream organic vegetable garden. Plus separate fully renovated 110sqm original "coach house" with two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, lounge and study. This bonus accommodation is fully insulated and double-glazed with wrap-around internal verandas. Burnside sits in 5.1866ha of 100-year-old trees, beautiful established gardens, heritage orchard of apples, pears, plums, feijoas, peaches and a variety of berries, and grazing paddocks. On the market for the first time in 40 years, Burnside has 11 bedrooms in total and multiple entertaining spaces. This is a unique opportunity to make your mark on the growing Waitaki tourism business or enjoy a magnificent home of distinction. An internationally recognized historic place registered Category I, Heritage NZ. Extensive chattels list is available. View the video at Negotiable over $1.8 million Agency Reference : 550697

Lifestyle Property With So Much More


Otago, Waitaki

Low maintenance three bedroom Oamaru stone home with double garage situated in a picturesque setting with extensive shelter and beautifully landscaped gardens on 4.85ha at Totara, approximately 7km south of Oamaru. Open plan kitchen / dining, separate lounge, office, wood burner and under floor heating. Workshop with attached lean-to, separate chemical and pump shed and fittings for commercial kitchen and retail shop and display area (currently not operating). Irrigation system to water hazelnut and fruit trees currently set up. Property fenced into two paddocks of Totara Tar soil. $549,000 plus GST (if any). Agency Reference : TU10721