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Find a farm


On Sunday 10 November 2019 some of our Fonterra farmers across the country are opening their gates and you're invited.

Join us for a free fun family day out on farm where you can see where your milk comes from, chat to our farmers and sample our products. View the full list of farms below, or filter by your closest region. Click on the farm to check out what you can see and do on the day. Activities include bush walks, riparian planting, milking demonstrations, gumboot throwing, farmer led walking tours and vet talks!

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Organic Durham Farms, Waipu | Northland

The three families that own this organic farm see themselves as guardians of the land. Their goal, through regenerative farming, is to leave the land healthier and more productive than when they found it.

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Trotter Farm, Matakana | Auckland

SOLD OUT: The Trotter farm has been in the family for more than 100 years, and Ian and Jo’s kids are the fourth generation to grow up in this idyllic spot. Native bush and waterways home to native fish line this magnificent Matakana farm.

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Trevor, Angela & Ian’s farm, Hawke's Bay | Hawke's Bay

Only a 45-minute drive from Napier, Angela, Trevor and Ian’s farm has been in the family since 1992. Sustainability is a focus for them and they are constantly looking for ways to improve the property’s environmental footprint.

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Lyon’s Farm, Mangatawhiri | Auckland

SOLD OUT: Only 45 minutes from central Auckland, Jamie and Lu’s farm is a piece of paradise surrounded by beautiful plantings, tall trees and the Mangatawhiri Stream.

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Kevin & Caroline’s Farm, Karaka | Auckland

SOLD OUT: Kevin and Caroline’s farm in Karaka is an animal sanctuary. The large 190-hectare property gives the animals lots of room to roam freely.

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Stewart Dairylands, Ashhurst | Manawatu

SOLD OUT: Located on the outskirts of Palmerston North, Stewarts' Dairylands is a generational farm with sustainability at its heart.

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Keith & Jenny's farm, Matakana | Auckland

SOLD OUT: Located in the lovely Matakana area, Keith and Jenny share the 160-hectare farm with 400 cows, and they share a passion for the environment meaning fencing and riparian planting are a must.

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Brian & Pirkko’s Farm, Patumahoe | Auckland

SOLD OUT: Brian and Pirkko’s Patumahoe farm is essential for Auckland’s milk supply. With 125-hectares and 400 cows, Brian and Pirkko split calve, meaning they can supply winter milk in the off season. 

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Puketiro Farm, Tauranga | Bay of Plenty

The Jensen Family have owned and run Puketiro Farm in the Tauranga Hills for the last 27 years. David & Lesley work closely with their contract milkers Reece and Tash with Peter still taking an active interest in the farm.

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Kaiwaiwai Dairies Ltd, Featherston | Wellington

SOLD OUT: Kaiwaiwai Dairies is a Wairarapa farm just an hour’s drive from the capital. The farm is run on a simple motto: Be good to people, animals and the environment, and they will treat you well.

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Kelsie Farm, Christchurch | Canterbury

SOLD OUT: Sometimes it takes a life changing event to help focus on what’s important in life. David and Carrie are clear – it takes the environment, economics, caring for animals and people to make a successful farm.

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Gregor and Lynne’s Farm, Dunedin | Otago

Gregor and Lynne are in their first season 50/50 sharemilking 130 Jersey cows at Bull Creek Road Farm, and they couldn’t be more excited to share their new farm with the public at Open Gates this year.

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Brad & Ellie’s Farm, Mercer | Auckland

SOLD OUT: Brad and Ellie have been on their 330-hectare Mercer farm for over ten years. Brad sees them as the custodians of the land, rather than the owners, and is committed to looking after the land and waterways on their farm.

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Peter and Helen’s Farm, Ngahinapouri | Waikato

SOLD OUT: Peter and Helen started farming in 1972, and their 150-cow dairy farm is what they call a bit of a hobby. Currently planting their one-hectare wetlands, Peter and Helen’s goal is to leave the property fully planted for the next generation.

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