Our beloved Waikura Valley comprises one of the most remote dry-stock stations in New Zealand.
In the early 1900 huge areas of bush were cleared for pasture, laying the basis for large Stations with a lot of challenges due to the isolated location and the kind of terrain.
One of the current challenges is the effects of erosion, caused by the deforestation about 100 years ago.
Waikura Joint Stations is the result of the consolidation of Waikura, Pakira, Mohau and Rewetu Stations and Waitangirua Forest under one management.
The consolidation took place in 2012-2014 under new ownership. During this period, about 2.000 ha of pastoral land was converted to forest for reasons of erosion control.
Basically the land stretches from the northeast to the southwest over a length of about 15 km in the valley.
Waikura Joint Stations operates as a “Traditional Breeding Station” (no dairy) of about 50 % sheep and 50% cattle.
The Station offers jobs for about eight full-time employees and casuals depending on the time of the year.
We take high responsibility for the families living in the valley, with priority to high safety standards, good housing conditions and support of a sound education for the future generation.
Our management objectives are based on balancing long-term interests of individuals, nature and market.