While Kai, as it is lovingly called, offers only a pub, a dairy, and a fish-and-chip shop, the nearest supermarket is only an 8-minute drive, and of course, there's all that beautifiul New Zealand landscape.
"The river, you can go fishing, catch whitebait and do all the outdoorsy things.. for half the price of a house in Auckland," said Ross Pudney, who moved to Kaitangata six years ago.
Now that the Kai's out of the bag, of course, Mayor Cadogan has gotten nearly 10,000 messages -- 5,000 unanswered phone calls alone -- since the story first came out a few days ago.
"We’ve been getting smashed,” he told The Guardian.
And it all makes sense -- a new house, a plot of land, and the lush South Island landscape, all for the same price it'd cost you to buy a home in Nebraska.