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Do baches still have a place in NZ?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Section
Audio,
Publish Date
Monday, 21 January 2019, 5:39p.m.
Is the dream of owning a bach a thing of the past? (Photo / 123RF)

A story about the country's southernmost bach has sparked a discussion on the necessity of a holiday property.

Kidney Fern, a Stewart Island bach only accessible by water or by a lengthy hike, has gone on sale and could be yours for $500,000.

However, Andrew Dickens asked baches are still worth the cost. When they are only used several days a year and come with the added taxes, is the idea of a Kiwi bach a thing of the past?

Caller Neville shared his story of how owning one simply proved too costly for his family, due to issues like maintenance, and they ended up selling it off.

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