Feilding Herald : June 7th 2012
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Located on the Massey side just minutes to the centre of Palmerston North, this property offers the opportunity to acquire a sizable grazing block close to the City. Mainly easy to medium hill country with approx. 8ha of flats. Currently farmed as a dairy support unit, used for herd wintering and heifer grazing. Steers are also finished on the property. Improvements include cattle yards and loadout and all fencing is 7wire post and batten. The property is well tracked, for easy management and there is a good water supply from dams and streams. Complimenting this, is a four bedroom modern home with ensuite plus study, spacious living and three car garaging. This property offers opportunity for a range of farming choices and our Vendors propose several purchasing options. Vendor finance and lease to purchase will also be considered. Option 1. Total Property Option 2. 83.60ha of bare land (STS) Option 3. 2.40ha modern home lifestyle block (STS). Delayed settlement is also an option. WELL LOCATED GRAZING BLOCK OF 86HA (212AC) 4638750AA 4641515AA TOYOTA EXTRA CAB 3 Litre Turbo Diesel 4x4 • Deck • Towbar $46,990 + ORC TRC Toyota Nobody knows your Toyota like we do C Russell Cameron 027 601 4410 • Paul Early 021 110 2409 Aorangi Street, Feilding. Tel: 06 323 4117 www.trc.toyota.co.nz includes GST Unique artworks evolve from wood Reflecting on wood: Errol McKay's creations bring out the natural beauty of kauri and macrocarpa. Photo: BOBBIE NICHOLLS A lifetime love of wood has led Errol McKay to transform the material into a useful artform which he sells at markets around the North Island. He talks to Bobbie Nicholls about his life, which has brought him full circle back to Feilding, where he grew up and has now retired. FACETOFACE What made you move away from the Manawatu? I grew up in the Manawatu and was apprenticed to a builder in 1959. I built houses in Manawatu until 1970, when I moved up to Turangi for a few years, and then to Bay of Plenty. I bought land at Katikati and got into kiwifruit and avocados early on. I sold the orchard while kiwifruit were still on the rise and later went to Perth, where I continued build- ing. What brought you back to Feilding? My elderly mother is living in Palmerston North and I have other family and friends here. I am living on land my father bought when he moved into town from Apiti 40 years ago, and my brother and I plan to subdivide it. After finishing my brother's new home, I won't be building any more houses. When did you start using wood for crafts? I started making wooden kitchen benches for houses I built and I am presently making macrocarpa benches for my brother, as I did for my own home. I made a lot of clocks set into unusually shaped pieces of swamp kauri, finished and highly glazed. They were very popular. I sold 44 pieces at the Garden Festi- val at Manfeild five years ago, but not so many this year. There is not the money being spent. But if people love something they will find the money to buy it. You use oddly shaped pieces of wood. Where does the wood come from? Many years ago someone gave me some swamp kauri and I looked at it for a while and thought I could make something attractive out of it. I've been collecting swamp kauri ever since. Is it still easy to source? No, there is very little swamp kauri available now. But macrocarpa is also very good. I like to get interesting macrocarpa stumps that nobody else wants. Have you used other woods? I have been offered a walnut tree, but I'm not sure I can work with that. I made a table from oak some years ago, but it warped and wasn't successful. I'll stick to macrocarpa. What is it about wood that keeps you working with it? I've worked with wood all my life. I like making something attractive out of odd pieces. Sometimes I look at a piece for a long time before before I decide what to do with it. Other times I pick up a piece and it is immediately obvious what it will become. What do you make to sell? I have made coffee tables, mirrors, photo frames, clocks and barometers. It takes up to three years to dry a block to make into a platter or fruit bowl. In order to carve a fruit bowl you start with a much larger block, then carve it away, leaving petals. Do you use a lathe? I used to have a lathe, but I prefer to carve freeform shapes. Why do you add lizards to your tables? Lizards and frogs are easy to carve and they are not easily broken like birds would be. Its like adding something natural to the wood. If you set it into the leading edge of a table it sits nicely. My dining table hasawetasetintoit--not everyone's choice. Where do you sell your work? I go to five or six markets a year. I will be at the Feilding Craft Market at the Civic Centre on June 7and8.
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