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Ben Clark: Replacing Fence Rails

Totally Tracking & Landscapes

When we caught up with Ben recently, he was back up in the hills working on a rail fence that needed repairs.

A qualified viticulturist, Ben spent many years managing vineyards in the Nelson and Marlborough regions before starting his own contracting business plus developing a small lifestyle block in Riwaka at the foot of the Takaka Hill.

Ben has been running Totally Tracking & Landscapes Ltd for around seven years now and operates predominantly around the top of the South Island taking on a variety of different jobs or as Ben puts it, "no two days are the same for me. One day I could be fencing and the next day I could be on the digger and then the day after that setting up new irrigation." Ben usually works in a team of two or three depending on the work he has on.

With all his years of experience tackling such a vast range of jobs, he has learnt a thing or two. "You have to have the right gear to do the job, especially in rocky ground. If you use good quality products then that's half the battle won" Ben shared.

Ben has also been involved with Goldpine in the development of some of new products. "It's great to know that Goldpine are putting the effort in to make these products as good and reliable as they can and that they actively seek feedback from those that are using the products everyday."

It was a beautiful day in Tasman and we found Ben working in steep terrain replacing some damaged fence rails. Ben is experienced with fencing in the hills and was happy to share with us a few tips that can make the job easier.