Final picking season for Noho Blueberry Farm

Antony Young campaigned for a highway. Now his farm is in its path and he is preparing for a final pick. The popular Noho Blueberry Farm is one of many properties on land designated for the Ōtaki to north of Levin expressway project. Young, who owns the orchard with his wife Nancy, said this summer would be their sixth and final picking season.

The farm itself had been around longer. Some of the 1000 blueberry bushes, on about a hectare of land, had been in the ground about 40 years. They were in the process of negotiating the sale of their property with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

Construction on the expressway won't start for several years, but it was best for them to move on now, Young said.


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