Mangarara Station - The Family Farm

Producing healthy, free-range meat for Kiwis Practicing regenerative land stewardship Building community, local economy; & Providing accommodation, education and inspiration

Farm Shop

Choose from The Family Farm’s free range beef, lamb or pork and choose delicious food that makes a difference.

Eco Lodge

The Eco Lodge is your opportunity to embrace the rhythms of rural Hawke’s Bay, relaxing on the deck watching life on the lake, mucking in collecting free range eggs from the mobile hen house, or holding your own seminar in this stunning setting.

The Family Farm

Bringing people together to produce food in a way that supports and nourishes ourselves & the Earth. We're passionate about farming that makes a difference - and supporting a community of people who share those values.


Order a Meat Box from our Farm Shop and we’ll ensure our high quality, ethically raised Pork, Beef & Lamb is delivered, direct to your door, every month.


Come and stay at our Eco Lodge – perfect for spending time with friends and family, celebrating special occasions and effective corporate functions.


Become a Friend of the Farm and receive discount offers, opportunities to get involved and keep in touch with our efforts to make a difference!

Shepherd General Regenerator

Mangarara – The Family Farm and Eco Lodge is looking for a special person wanting to work in a dynamic and diverse farm and extend their knowledge about Regenerative Agriculture.

The job will encompass all aspects of the business including managing cattle (beef and dairy), sheep, pigs and hens, general maintenance and soil fertility, as well as helping out with revegetation and education projects.

You must be comfortable working by yourself but equally happy interacting with wwoofers and the many visitors to the farm.

Remuneration will depend on experience and simple accommodation is available on farm.

Please email your application to with references

Water, Trees, Meat Boxes, Choices, Water

We’re drawing to the close of our crowd funding campaign, and we are so grateful to have raised an enormous amount of money and gathered yet more supporters, more friends, and more active participants in improving the planet. We have three days left though, so if you’d like to, please help us to protect our […]

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Happen Films

Jordan and Antoinette from Happen Films have done an amazing job capturing the essence of holistic management and regenerative farming here at Mangarara, capturing how our animals are essential to sequestering carbon, building soils and restoring our ecosystem, albeit one with humans involved!

Check it out by clicking the image. We would also encourage you to check out some of the other inspiring and informative videos Happen Films have produced!

Country Calendar

Recently Mangarara was showcased on the popular farming program Country Calendar.  It is great to get the feedback from people who believe in what we are doing on farm to restore the land and farm more consciously.