International Ranches - Ranches In New Zealand
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Ranches in New Zealand are often actually mixed farms with a diversity of livestock operations - sheep, dairy cattle, beef cattle, and even deer farming.[click here to expand] Deer farming originated in New Zealand, and this country is the world’s largest and most advanced practitioner of this unique agricultural activity. There are more than 4,000 ranches in New Zealand engaged in deer farming; exports include venison sales and velvet antler products.
While only 15 percent of the population lives in rural areas and on farms and ranches in New Zealand, still a great percentage of the economy is heavily dependent on overseas export of agricultural products. The majority of New Zealanders derive most of their diet from locally grown food. New Zealand has a uniquely unspoiled environment, with freedom from many pests and diseases. Many farmers and ranchers use sustainable agricultural management practices, and the number of organic farms is increasing.
There are hundreds of farms and ranches in New Zealand that offer free accommodations, including all meals, in exchange for work on the ranch or farm. Referred to as “farmstays,” these arrangements give visitors an excellent opportunity to experience the rural life style of New Zealand. Some offer horse riding holidays, a great way to view New Zealand’s countryside by horseback.
Ranches and land for sale in New Zealand represent attractive offerings to foreign investors. The New Zealand government presents no major obstacles to foreign investment, and actually welcomes it. There is no capital gains tax in New Zealand, which is a major advantage for investors. However, moving to New Zealand from another country requires an immigration process that may or may not result in allowing one to immigrate. New Zealand places a cap on the number of people they will allow to immigrate to their country each year, and such immigrants must qualify.
Ranches and land for sale in New Zealand are available in a wide range of sizes, normally represented in hectares. One hectare is equal to approximately 2.47 acres. The exchange rate of the New Zealand dollar to the U.S. Dollar is is slightly above .75 as of December 07.
New Zealand is an attractive place to visit, or to live, with its moderate climate, varied geography, healthy economy with high employment, and high standard of living. The purchase of a ranch for sale in New Zealand can be the fulfillment of a ranching dream, and at an affordable price, with excellent opportunity for appreciation.
Many Americans became aware of the great beauty and diversity of New Zealand's landscapes with the release of the award winning trilogy, Lord of the Rings, the entirety of which was filmed in New Zealand. The film spurred fantasies of acquiring an idyllic homestead with the look and feel of 'the Shire.' The movie set of 'the Shire,' or Hobbiton Village is located in Matamata on the north Island of New Zealand. It has been returned to its natural state since the films were completed, but hobbit holes and some structures from the film are still there, and guided tours are available.
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