Grant Kern is a man of many talents. As a builder based in Waiuku, along with his wife, Fleur, his largest project to date has been transforming a 60-acre block of bare land acquired 22 years ago into a picturesque estate that has since gained an enviable reputation as a boutique wedding venue.

As well as the main building, surrounded by immaculate gardens, the estate also houses aviaries full of exotic birds, a collection of chickens and a brace of cheeky cockatoos.

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