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Building a Future

Mangawhai is a boom town an hour-and-a-half’s drive north of Auckland, which has experienced huge value growth in the past few years. But when Ross Fickling and his family were looking for a piece of land on which to build their dream bach three years ago, they were lucky enough to just beat the price surge.

“We were looking for a place that had everything our current home didn’t,” says Fickling, an experienced builder who heads a firm called RGF Construction. They wanted the land to be flat and they
wanted a safe road where kids could ride their bikes.

“We live on a steep site on a main road, so we wanted somewhere we could escape to,” says Fickling.