Edwyn and Jenny Kight have been farming Akitio Station since 1980 and are the 5th generation to have stewardship of this property since its original purchase in 1876.
Their three adult children Rebecca, Bridget and Charlotte are pursuing varied careers in New Zealand but are also taking an active role in the succession and expansion of the business.
Akitio Station is a long coastal ridge as the photographs show, and the business involves sheep farming for prime lamb, cattle breeding and finishing, forestry, carbon and some tourism.
The east Coast of the North Island generally experiences long dry summers. The recreational opportunities our maritime and land based location offers are highly sought after.
We are excited to be part of Coastal Spring Lamb and Coastal Lamb and look forward to supplying our best lamb to you.
Akitio Station is located 50 minutes from Dannevirke on a magnificent stretch of unspoilt coastline. The property has recently increased to 3600 ha with an effective pastoral farming platform of 2100 ha, the recent addition of an additional 1000 ha will significantly add to our lamb supply to Coastal Lamb. The pastoral operation supports a simple and effective stock policy including 9500 ewes mated to a terminal sire with all lambs killed to contract and 400 beef cows producing weaners and or finishing.
We purchase extra lambs when the season allows and finish them for the Coastal Lamb programme that runs from February through to September.