ASB Bank MAGS Farm and Horticulture Block



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About the farm

The ASB Bank MAGS Farm was established in 1932, and today is an 8.1 hectare working farm featuring a variety of livestock and a classroom centre, educating 160 students annually from Years 10-13.


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Radio NZ story on ASB Bank MAGS Farm

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Radio New Zealand reporter Simon Morton visited the farm to interview Head of Agricultural Science Ms Kerryann Daffin, Farm Manager Mr Larney Palmer, and Agricultural Science students Emily Cavell, Ella Campin and Stephen Fountain.

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Farm plans make front page news

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The MAGS Foundation's plans to develop the ASB Bank MAGS Farm is the front page story in this week's edition of NZ Farmer's Weekly.



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ATV training 2016

Year 12 and 13 Agricultural Science students spent two days in April on the ASB Bank MAGS Farm learning correct driver safety for ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles), more commonly known as quad bikes.






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Orchard extension will benefit community

The MAGS orchard at the ASB Bank Farm and Horticulture Block is being extended, and its produce will eventually be available to the community.






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Farm development plans announced

A world class teaching facility and Experience Centre are among development plans for the ASB Bank MAGS Farm announced on Wednesday, 10 June.

In a project initiated by the MAGS Foundation, MAGS will work with the ASB Bank and KPMG to enhance the farm's facilities to educate Auckland students and the wider community about the agricultural sector and its career opportunities.

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Green fingers in the Horticulture glasshouse

Year 12 and 13 Horticulture students learned how plants don’t need soil to thrive – they have a fine crop of lettuces grown only in water.



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Agriculture students learn how to ride safe

Year 13 Agricultural Science students spent the last day of term on the MAGS farm being assessed on their skills in riding ATVs



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Agricultural Science students get hands-on experience

The Year 13 Agricultural Science Livestock Handling Camp was held at Otiwhiti Station near Hunterville.



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Scholarship student revisits MAGS

Jack Scahill, who gained NCEA Scholarship in Agriculture and Horticulture in 2013, revisited MAGS during a break from his studies at Lincoln University.



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Bumper harvest at school orchard

Plenty of rain through winter has resulted in a excellent crop of citrus fruit in the MAGS orchard.



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Trip to Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre

Milking cows, handling livestock, riding ATVs, fencing, driving tractors, chainsawing and chemical spraying were among the activities experienced by a group of Agricultural Science students on a trip to the Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre.



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MAGS Agricultural Science Students thanked for Easter Show work

A group of MAGS' Agricultural Science students have been praised by the organisers of the Easter Show's Farmworld for their help at this year's event.



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Spring at MAGS' farm

Farm manager Larney Palmer is busy. He has a record 41 lambs to keep an eye on, 14 piglets born yesterday, four foster calves to pair with milking cows, and three or four tours to give to pre-school groups each week.



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Farm Tours

A tour of the ASB Bank MAGS Farm offers your group a unique rural experience in central Auckland.




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