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There’s no such thing as simple

Twenty years ago, Katrina Toovey and Kim Ma’ia’i bought land beside historic Wānaka Station Park, two minutes drive from the centre of Wānaka , and had plans drawn up for a crib. Then, all of a sudden, nothing happened. The proposed house seemed “too big and silly” – Toovey’s words – so they bought a crib at Ohau for their growing family and let Wānaka lie. “We planted a hedge instead,” says Toovey.

In 2018, the Dunedin couple – she owns the Māori Hill eatery No 7 Balmac and

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