Your Hosts

Buster & Pauline Gardner are your hosts at Kauri Villas.

We feel very blessed to own this amazing property, and are keen to share it with you.

We have been married 36 years, with four adult children and 5 grandchildren. Having spent most of our lives in Auckland, we have enjoyed the change of lifestyle, moving up to this beautiful part of Northland.

Buster is a keen fisherman, and it has been said “that what Buster does not know about fishing, is not worth knowing”.  Buster has also restored a classic car, and has a wealth of knowledge on many a subject!


Pauline loves cooking, gardening and anything creative.  In her spare time, she likes to go walking and volunteers at the local Mainly Music for preschoolers.











Meet our farmyard family

We have a small flock of sheep grazing in the paddocks.  Billy was our bottle fed lamb and even though he is quite a big boy now, he is still very friendly.   An  assortment of  chickens (who give us the best eggs).  Last but by no means least are our very sociable  cats, Bob Cat and Lilly Lou.  Children are welcome to feed the animals.