A proud Taranaki rugby club has become possibly the first in the country to own its own dairy farm.
Established 21 years ago, the Coastal Rugby & Sports Club submitted a tender for the purchase this season of an 80ha farm near Oaonui from Anne Fleming and family.
“The purchase was a big gamble for the club,” said club stalwart Mark Trolove, who liaises between the club, sharemilkers Peter and Larissa Kelbrick and farm supervisor Peter Moffitt.
“There are strong links between coastal farmers, players, former players, the club and the ANZ Bank, which has been really supportive of this venture.”
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