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The New Zealand Weta is an endangered insect The Maori call the weta wetapunga [translated this means "a God of ugly things"], and the word weta is only a New Zealand word. The giant weta is a flightless grasshopper and its species name Deinacrida, literally means Demon Grasshopper. It is one of New Zealand's [...]
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. It is when the star cluster known as "The Pleiades" (or M45), rises in the north-east of New Zealand. The Matariki legend. According to tradition, Matariki has two meanings - tiny eyes or it is also sometimes called Mata ariki – the eyes of god. Maori legend tells of [...]
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).
WOOL-BREAK IN SHEEP IS A NATURAL RESPONSE TO STRESS ...It sure doesn't look very nice, does it? This loss of wool is called "wool-break" and it is a natural response to a stress situation the sheep has recently encountered, for example an accident or trauma. "What happens if you don't shear [...]
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 [...]
CRUTCHING SHEEP on a NEW ZEALAND SHEEP FARM The term "crutching" means to shear the wool off around the sheep's bottom area. This is a necessary job as it especially keeps the sheep clean of pooh! and reduces the risk of 'flystrike' -when a fly 'blows' (lays its eggs) on a sheep (not a nice [...]
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, [...]
As Auckland is an isthmus Auckland has TWO harbours!To the east of Auckland City, there is the WAITEMATA HARBOUR, and to the west of Auckland, there is the MANUKAU HARBOUR.You'll see and learn about them on our tour, but read more here [...]