Waipukurau

Pat Portas

 

Pat has been living and breathing farming in Central Hawke’s Bay for over 40 years. Having sold rural real estate in the region for over 21 of those years, there are few that can match his knowledge and experience.

A graduate of the iconic Smedley Station cadet programme, Pat followed this up with a Diploma of Agriculture at Massey University before settling back in Central Hawke’s Bay.   Shepherding and shearing created the platform to purchase the family farm on Snee Road in 1981 where he and Joy, his wife of thirty three years, still live.

This 100 hectare property was the perfect environment to bring up their four children, all who have strong connections to the land; Kristy lives with her partner and two boys on a large farm in Australia, Nicholas is contract milking a 600 cow dairy farm in Tokoroa, Kurt and his wife are managing an 800 hectare farm in the Wairarapa, while Sarah is currently on her OE in Australia.

In 1991, Pat commenced a career in rural real estate in Central Hawke’s Bay starting with the Professionals in Waipukurau - a business that was sold to Property Brokers in 1998.

This was an inspired decision, as Property Brokers were considered a developing competitor to the traditional real estate firms of that time; Property Brokers now hold the largest market share of both the rural and residential markets across the whole Lower North Island.

This success has resulted in Pat consistently having 40-60% of the local market and being recognized by local and national rural professionals as someone qualified to make comment on the Rural Real Estate market.

Over the years, Pat has seen immense change in the rural market and land use in Central Hawke’s Bay.  He believes the proposed irrigation dam and alternative land uses bodes well for the continued successful farming in Central Hawke’s Bay, one of the best areas in New Zealand to live in.

Keen to “put back” into the local community, Pat is a member of the Waipukurau Rotary Club, where he is the Walk Director, for the Sea, Sky and Bush Walk which is the club’s annual fundraising activity, normally raising around $20,000. 

Pat is the Chairman and member of the board of the 5000 hectare Smedley Station.  Considered to be the premium training farm in NZ, this self-funding farm situated at Tikokino, takes on eleven cadets a year for a two year cadetship.

Apart from his family, Pat’s other interest is sport, mainly cricket, rugby and trout fishing on Lake Taupo.


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354 Manawatu River Road

Te Miro - reap the rewards

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354 Manawatu River Road

WEB ID WR58126

146.9 hectares situated under the Ruahine Ranges, 9km west of Norsewood in Southern Hawke's Bay. Te Miro was converted in 2009 resulting in a well laid out dairy unit. Extensive areas ...

296 Gundries Road

Dairy ownership/expansion opportunity

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296 Gundries Road

WEB ID WR58127

Riverview (96.5115 ha) provides an opportunity for dairy farm ownership of a versatile property. Situated under the Ruahine Ranges 3km west of SH2 in the well-recognised Norsewood area of ...

1118 Ugly Hill Road

Attractive and affordable productive farm

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1118 Ugly Hill Road

WEB ID WR57964

Lochiel provides an opportunity to get good scale with finishing ability. 348ha total (214ha freehold and 134ha maori lease). 22km from Waipukurau in the popular Flemington district. Contour is ...

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512 Nicholls Road

Once in 110 year opportunity (283ha)

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512 Nicholls Road

WEB ID WR57738

After more than 110years of being in the Nicholls family, Braeview is on the market. A 283 hectare finishing farm located within 10 minutes of Waipukurau. Contour is described as undulating to ...

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672 Ngahape Road

Otoka - Quality and History

Deadline Sale

672 Ngahape Road

WEB ID WR57737

Once the home of the Otoka Angus Stud. Comprising 370 hectares - split into in two blocks of 289.5ha (Home block) and 80.9ha of bareland (Viewfield). Mainly quality limestone country of ...

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406 Tuki Tuki Road

Irrigated Dairy plus Run Off

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406 Tuki Tuki Road

WEB ID WR57704

Tuki Tuki Awa Ltd - situated 19 km west of Waipukurau in the Ashley Clinton and Onga Onga districts. Features include:- •135 ha Dairy platform with 120 ha irrigated. •165 ha Bareland Run ...

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145 Elsthorpe Road

Bareland

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145 Elsthorpe Road

WEB ID WR53882

32 hectares (subject to survey) on the town boundary of Otane, 35 km and 25 minutes south of Hastings. Predominantly all flat contour with an elevated building site with panoramic views to the ...

208 Pukeora Scenic Road

Pukeora Winery and Vineyard

Tender

208 Pukeora Scenic Road

WEB ID WR57244

Pukeora Estate located on Pukeora Scenic Road is a distinctly unique and iconic property of the Hawkes Bay region. Located 45 minutes south of Hastings and 90 minutes north east of Palmerston ...

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631 Ngamoko Road

Grass growing factory

$1,380,000 + GST (if any)

631 Ngamoko Road

WEB ID DR53053

This 55 hectares property is a grass growing factory. Predominantly flat contoured land, it offers itself to supplements, fattening, finishing and dairy options. A well tracked and fenced unit ...

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