ICA Station – a significant part of Wairarapa history
ICA Station is a well known Wairarapa property 32km east of Masterton. It was established in 1865 by Rev J C Andrew’s purchase of 18,000 acres of the southern portion of neighbouring Castlepoint Station.
ICA was purchased by Motu-nui Rams in 2007, comprising 610ha plus a further 65ha leased.
The property is approximately 25% flat land and 20% rolling with the balance made up of rolling to steep hill country.
Water is an ongoing issue in this dry eastern region of the Wairarapa and significant resources have been put into dam work and reticulation of water over the property.
Stock handling facilities at ICA Station are of the highest standard with covered yards for 2,000np and two sets of satellite yards. The six stand woolshed dates back to 1867 and is the oldest in the Wairarapa – it is still in extremely good working order.