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Farming in action

See, touch and feed farm animals in a working farm environment at Arion Farm Education Park.

With a focus on animals farmed in New Zealand, there is a range of cuteness to be found – including lambs, calves, donkeys and ponies. And, there’s even a cafe and riding school on site, too.

As part of the National Trade Academy, and just 10 minutes from the city, Arion Farm is a land-based training provider in animal care which runs agricultural, horticultural and equestrian courses – which is great for young animal lovers as they can watch the training in action.

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New Arion Farm Manager Rosie Pinder is bringing a fresh vision to the park. “We look forward to adding to the charm and character of the farm while caring for everyone’s favourite farm animals,” she says. “We’re looking to incorporate some fun new enrichment activities for the animals and begin some training sessions to aid us with our general management along with developing and redesigning some current enclosures to add to the atmosphere for our guests.”


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