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Old house, Whakaangiangi Road, Awatere, Gisborne, New Zealand | by brian nz
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Old house, Whakaangiangi Road, Awatere, Gisborne, New Zealand

This old abandoned house is well sheltered by trees that were most probably planted at the same time the house was built.


I was told by another resident along the Whakaangiangi Road, that the owner of this property, Wiremu Wanoa, and his whanau have had a dream of protecting a remnant of native bush on this property. The Gisborne Herald reported from a hui in January 2011 that this dream will be able to be fulfilled with the help of philanthropists Bruce and Jesse Pulman. (The fence will cost about $100,000 per kilometer)


The plan is to build a 1.8m high predator proof fence around the bush, that will keep out all predators such as rats and mice, cats and dogs, weasels, pigs, deer, goats, rabbits, hedgehogs - All introduced species in New Zealand that have in their own ways contributed to real fears of extinction for many of our native fauna and flora.


Full news report from the Gisborne Herald:


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Taken on January 28, 2012