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Reply #45 - Aug 17th, 2015 at 5:34am
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Update time, and im pretty happy after the last few weeks. I have completed all the fencing with the exception of battening. I planned to complete the fence over 2 years, so Im well up.



A week or two ago A mate come out and give me a hand to stick in poplar poles at strategic points which is another big job done. I needed about 150 poles cut and put in.


It will be better to explain why Ive planted them this way once everything is finished.

And then in the last couple of days I have had my current crop of germans, and one Hawaiian out planting the trees I have been growing on on farm. Plus the same mate dropped off 70 salvaged flax plants which also went into a swamp today.









The valley is starting to change by the day. Its great!
  
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Reply #46 - Aug 17th, 2015 at 5:48am
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Great stuff Shanks, keep up the good work.
  
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Reply #47 - Aug 17th, 2015 at 8:40am
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Was really impressed last weekend when we went for a look around the other day. Got me quite excited thinking about what it will look like when it's done.
A hell of a lot of work gone into that fencing. (Incase you can't see it people, they are all concrete posts which are hand dug)

Ps, you will have a delivery soon.  Wink
  
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Reply #48 - Aug 17th, 2015 at 8:47am
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looks great.
  
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Re: The thinking hill.
Reply #49 - Aug 17th, 2015 at 7:52pm
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Don't forget to apply to the NZ Game Bird Habitat Trust for funding,that's the sort of project that we all pay into with the Habitat Stamp on our licence to fund.Contact your local Fish and Game
  
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Reply #50 - Aug 17th, 2015 at 10:25pm
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Yep. I submitted an application for funding to NZGBHT. The board came back with some extra questions a week or two ago, which is a good sign in my opinion. Means it didn't get declined on first inspection. Just have to wait until 27th of Aug when they make their decision's.
  
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Reply #51 - Aug 18th, 2015 at 10:50am
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Protecting and creating wetlands, I can't think of anything better to do. Only 10 percent of our original wetlands are left.

Well done Shanks.

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Re: The thinking hill.
Reply #52 - Aug 19th, 2015 at 9:49pm
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doing poplar poles is a bugger of a job.  Especially the bigger ones.  A mate of mine lets them get big enough to ram in with his tractor.  I have got a few big enough ones I will try after lunch today.

Project looks great Shanks-nothing like changing your landscape.  We missed out on cutting the trees down so putting them back is the only option left.   Wink
  

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Reply #53 - Sep 4th, 2015 at 6:17am
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I had some great news yesterday. My application for funding from the Game bird habitat trust was accepted! Im stoked.
  
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Reply #54 - Sep 4th, 2015 at 6:20am
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Fantastic.
  
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Reply #55 - Sep 4th, 2015 at 7:43am
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Awesome!
  
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Reply #56 - Sep 6th, 2015 at 1:18am
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Nice to see the project coming together and starting to take shape Shanks.

Well done on getting the funding approved.

Win-win.
  
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Reply #57 - Sep 6th, 2015 at 1:54am
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Great news!
  

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Reply #58 - Sep 6th, 2015 at 4:45am
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Excellent! Others must appreciate your vision Smiley
  
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Re: The thinking hill.
Reply #59 - Sep 6th, 2015 at 8:56am
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wow that's great news shankspony every bit helps the cause. Huge job on the fence looks great
  
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