AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND TOURS SHEARING LAMBS It's late November and we have just shorn our lambs. Remember Naomi (black lamb) that was born this year? Well, here is a a video of her having her first hair-cut!
The New Zealand Weta is an endangered insect What a find! I wanted to use some wooden boards the other day (which were stored under some trees). I had used these boards before and found a weta in them on that previous occasion, so I was 'cautious' (mainly because I am scared of creepy-crawly things!!). [...]
Illustrated step-by-step methods to our recipes!Taste these iconic NZ-fares as your Afternoon Tea on ALL of our Auckland tours. Homemade & delicious,...and we're FOOD HANDLING CERTIFIED!
Matariki is the Maori New Year. This year, 2011, Matariki will be 4 June - 4 July It is when the star cluster known as "The Pleiades" (or M45), rises in the north-east. The precise date also depends on the moon, (i.e. the next new moon after the appearance Matariki), which is why Matariki does [...]
Harakeke is the missed-named plant which is actually a lily! Called FLAX by the early Europeans, because they saw how the fibers were being used by Maori for weaving baskets, mats, fishing lines, and clothing. See my video on how to weave a putiputi (flower).
ALL of our Auckland tours include visiting our own **genuine** sheep farm and Homestead. You'll enjoy a 'hands-on' with our pet sheep (and baby lambs born in July). Speak to real farmers and visit our woolshed to learn all about the New Zealand sheep & wool industry.We are just 40 minutes from downtown Auckland!Visit to our farm is ONLY by taking our tour. (We aren't open to the public, that's what makes your tour with us so unique).Click to see a SHEEP SHEARING video [...]
On a NZ sheep farm, the most important building is the WOOLSHED. The woolshed is generally where all aspects of sheep-tendering takes place - it's not only for shearing! There are pens and yards adjacent to the woolshed, and these are to 'draft' (sort) the sheep into different categories as there maybe lambs, older sheep, [...]