In 2008 we formed a partnership with ANZET with a vision of planting native trees on the marginal hill country on the farm and including native and food producing trees throughout the farm. This partnership included an access agreement which opens the farm up for the public to come and visit the native plantings. When people book an Air New Zealand flight online, they are encouraged to donate to the Trust. Much of Mangarara Station is steeper hill country, devoid of trees after more than 150 years of intensive farming. On the flatter land, two remaining areas of native vegetation, a podocarp forest and a lake and wetland, have been protected with QEII covenants. Thank you ANZET!
Our partnership began in 2008 and since then Air NZ has been our main sponsor for the Horseshoe Lake Kids Triathlon. Many Air NZ employees have come out to the farm over the years and enjoyed events such as the Farm Challenge Competition, which includes activities like drafting sheep and other rural challenges! Thank you Air NZ!
Just down the road from us, we have always supported this outstanding Certified Organic Nursery that produces the most healthy Food Forest Plants, vegetable seedlings, edible and medicinal herbs, companion plants, flowers, shrubs and trees. We thank Jo and Aaron for the many fruit, nut and other permaculture trees planted on the farm that came from plants they nurtured from seed, cutting or graft! They have extensive knowledge and also offer Permaculture Courses and Consultancy & Design.
Frank Accounting (formerly Cabbage Tree Accounting)
When we were looking for a cabbage tree image to use as our logo, we came across CTA as they had a lovely image on their website. Greg Byers of CTA in Auckland was so taken with what we were achieving on the farm; he agreed to let us use their image. On top of that, for every new client that CTA receives they donate $100 towards planting more trees on the farm.