Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Ambury Farm Day: Farm fun for all the family!

Ambury Farm Day: Farm fun for all the family!

12 October 2005

It’s that time of year again when Ambury Regional Park throws open its gates and invites one and all to experience life ‘down on the farm’.

The annual Ambury Farm Day, on Sunday 16 October at Ambury Regional Park, brings a touch of country to the big smoke and gives city folk the chance to try their hand at a range of fabulous and fun farm activities.

As well as traditional farm action such as sheep shearing, mustering and handling, cow milking, Ambury Farm Day will also feature pony rides, wood chopping competitions, face painting and a hay maze.

The Ambury Farm Day gives all Aucklanders a chance to experience farm life up close. It is a family event with entertainment, live music, a range of interactive demonstrations and displays and the chance to experience some interesting aspects of farming.

One of 22 regional parks run by the Auckland Regional Council, Ambury Regional Park is a working farm with a variety of cattle and sheep as well as pet lambs, goats, chickens, pigs, horses, chickens, turkeys, rabbits and peacocks.

Located on the shores of the Manukau Harbour, the park is home for up to 86 bird species and has a new interpretation trail around the foreshore.
Ambury Regional Park is located on Ambury Road in Mangere.

To get there from the west or north, exit the airport motorway at Mangere Bridge and follow signs from Mangere Bridge township. From the east or south, take the Coronation Rd exit off the airport motorway and follow signs from Miller Road.

Ambury Farm Day is free of charge and gates open from 10am to 4pm.
Dogs are not permitted at Ambury Regional Park because of the danger to native birds and farm animals.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Veronika Meduna: The Kaikoura Rebuild

A Scoop Foundation Investigation

Friday will be a big day for people north of Kaikōura – and for hundreds of construction workers who are racing to reopen State Highway 1 in time for the holiday season.

By the afternoon, the South Island’s main transport corridor will be open to traffic again, more than a year after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake mangled bridges and tunnels, twisted rail tracks and buried sections of the road under massive landslides. More>>

 

BPS HYEFU WYSIWYG: Labour's Budget Plans, Families Package

“Today we are announcing the full details of the Government’s Families Package. This is paid for by rejecting National’s tax cuts and instead targeting spending at those who need it most. It will lift 88,000 children out of poverty by 2021." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Defence Spending, Alabama, And Dolly Parton

The spending lavished on Defence projects to meet the risks that could maybe, possibly, theoretically face New Zealand in future is breath-taking, given how successive governments have been reluctant to spend even a fraction of those amounts on the nation’s actual social needs. More>>

ALSO:

Members' Bills: End Of Life Choice Bill Passes First Reading

The End of Life Choice Bill in the name of David Seymour has been sent to a select committee for consideration by 76 votes to 44. It is the third time Parliament has voted on the issue in recent decades and the first time such a Bill has made it over the first hurdle. More>>

ALSO:

State Sector: MPI Survives Defrag Of Portfolios

The Ministry for Primary Industries will not be split under the new government, but will instead serve as an overarching body for four portfolio-based entities focused on fisheries, forestry, biosecurity and food safety. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Vulnerable Kids, RNZ Funding, And Poppy

The decision to remove the word ‘vulnerable’ from the Ministry for Vulnerable Children could well mark a whole shift in approach to the care of children in need... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages