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Lodge renovations

Well 2020 was an interesting year, besides the obvious. We undertook our Lodge conversion, splitting up the building to separate retreat accommodation from our house build/extension. We moved out for 6 months when everthing was chaos (into the self contained flat of the lodge) and moved into the new house end of November 2020, with builders […]

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A decade at Bella Rakha

December 16th 2007, the Feasey Family moved to Knock Na Gree, 581 West Coast Rd, Oratia. Follow our photographic trip down memory lane over the next month on our Facebook page to see how things looked and what they have become.

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Autumn colour

We are in the full swing of autumn, leaves everywhere, drains running full of crystal clear water. Nice being toasty and warm inside. Currently designing and pricing new paths around the main hall and the new entry to the chapel. Hopefully work will start in July with some new garden planting as well.

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Happy New Year from the residents of Bella Rakha. We are looking forward to a busy year, see you soon.

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Even better than yesterday

I went back out today with a bigger lens and captured this photo. He (or she) was magnificent with all the variation in the feather colours.

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Tui in Cherry Tree – Spring is here

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Thank you to a lovely website visitor to has advised me of some spelling and grammar errors on the site. Well spotted and now corrected. Spring is also showing its early arrival, our cherry tree is in full bloom and our resident Tui is back and forth between this and the Puriri tree beside the […]

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Heavy Rain brings flood

The big down pour Wednesday 15th July flooded Oratia stream and our lower fields. Big logs, trunks and debri are scattered across the large field and more of our sandy banks have eroded and been lost to mother nature. Simon’s lovely willow seat cut from a dead tree also was a casualty – it was […]

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New Site is live

We are actually live with the new website as of 6th July. The calendar page is up to date and hopefully all my spell checks have been done. Please let me know if you do find any. Our old site appears to have had a few that slipped through the cracks. I only found them […]

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New Website

Here is our new look website – lots of new images of the buildings and the grounds. Simon took the lovely home page picture of the autumn maple leaves and punga fern. Winter is well and truly here, but our main building is nice and cosy with the new ducted heating through the main room […]

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