After 155 years, bank takes farm

  • Since he was three years old, Alex Benton dreamed of running the south Wairarapa dairy farm his family has owned since 1861.

Instead, after decades of sweat, his bank has sold it out from under him, and he is relying on friends for a roof over his head.

Benton struggled to describe his feelings after a High Court judgment declared him bankrupt on Thursday.

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