Moawhango 4WD Fact Sheets
Area: 495ha + ( Lease 126ha)
Altitude: 1710 ft- 2900 ft
Stock Units: Winter 5500 85% Sheep
History: Jo’s father arrived in 1936 and worked for Tom Lowry who owned the Motukawa Block. He finished up at Motukawa and brought [bought] the Woollaston home block of today in 1949. He brought the other block (boundary to Kim Duncan) in 1971. Jo and his wife Robin brought his family out in 1988 when his father died.
Altitude: 1500ft – 2700ft
Stock Units: Winter 8000 70% sheep
History: Originally a 99 yr lease run by the Fitsherbert [Fitzherbert] family, managed by Trevor Topliss. Kara’s family took over in 1969 when the lease ran out. The property ran 1500 stock units and was 8 pdks [paddocks] with 150 ha of scrub. Today the property runs 8000 su in 70 pdks and no scrub.
Rodger Batley – Manager Hugh Moore
Area: 1000ha : 800ha Effective Altitude: 1500ft – 3200ft
Stock Units: Winter 9000 60% sheep
History: The farm has been in the Batleys ownership since 1880. Rodger took over in 1980.