Te Apiti Station: Hawke’s Bay
Te Apiti Farm is located on the coast of the North Island with a dynamic and often challenging landscape.
It is a sheep and beef breeding and finishing station, running 11,000 stock units on 1,250ha.
A number of other options had already been investigated to get water to a portion of the farm that is difficult to access and had no existing water provision. Because the ePumpNZ is self-sufficient and reliable, it provided the perfect solution.
Without water, stock can’t survive. The ePumpNZ allows us to get water to an area that otherwise wouldn’t have water. It is a very valuable asset.
It’s a remote location, so if we had a diesel pump, there are not only the man hours involved in getting fuel to the pump, but also the Health and Safety factors of carting fuel.
It just does its job. And the fact that it is using a familiar pump (Davies B1) means that I can rely on it.
“It gets a once over (service) once a year – and that’s it. I haven’t had to spend any other time or money on it.” – Richard Scott, Farm Manager.
1200L per hour