Useful resources

Information on this website

Other organisations

  • Government website offers advice on essential research to do before you buy
  • has hundreds of articles on a wide range of topics, plus forums where you can ask questions of others on lifestyle blocks
  • An introduction to keeping animals on lifestyle farms in New Zealand published by rural supplies cooperative Farmlands
    Farmlands Lifestyle Guide (PDF, 14MB)
  • NZ Lifestyle Block, a monthly magazine and website
  • Weedbusters, an initiative that supports individuals to control weeds that threaten New Zealand’s unique biodiversity and biosecurity
  • Beef & Lamb – keep up to date with various drystock issues by signing up to Beef & Lamb NZ’s newsletter. Their website has a lot of useful information that is relevant to lifestylers as well as commercial farmers