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SHEARING LAMBS

By |January 3rd, 2013|at our FARM|

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!

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New Zealand WETA, an endangered insect

By |November 8th, 2011|at our FARM|

New Zealand's giant weta insect has made the world news recently!See our video of this amazing (and endangered) insect...

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NEW ZEALAND WETA

By |December 3rd, 2011|at our FARM|

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!!). [...]

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COAST to COAST AUCKLAND TOURS – RECIPES

By |April 3rd, 2011|at our FARM, of EXTRA interest|

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!

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MATARIKI – New Zealand Maori New Year

By |June 4th, 2011|at our FARM|

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 [...]

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Harakeke / flax

By |November 4th, 2010|of EXTRA interest|

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).

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WOOL-BREAK IN SHEEP

By |October 17th, 2010|at our FARM|

Ooooh...what's happened to this sheep??see and learn more about this interesting NATURAL response here...

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New Zealand SHEEP FARM in Auckland

By |November 11th, 2010|at our FARM|

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 [...]

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CRUTCHING sheep on a New Zealand sheep farm

By |December 3rd, 2008|at our FARM|

At this time of the year we have to do "crutching".Learn and see what this is all about here...

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Coast to Coast Tours WOOLSHED

By |February 6th, 2008|at our FARM|

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, [...]

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