The Onuku Maori Lands Trust farms cover a total area of 2,362 hectares of which 740 hectares is retired. The retired area is mainly in regerating bush. A further 121 hectares is in a commercial forestry operation. The area being farmed covers 1,542 hectares, split into five units - four dairy farms and a drystock farm - as described below.


The farms are managed by AGFIRST

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Boundary Rd

19 Northern Boundary Rd

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Dairy 1

51 Rerewhakaaitu Road

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Dairy 3

680 State Highway 38

Dairy one is located at 51 Rerewhakaaitu Road.

In 2020/21 it is milking 600 cow with a target of 235kgms

This farm is on a 50/50 sharemilking contract withcurrent sharemilkers Carlos and Bernice De los Santos

Boundary Road farm milks 250 cows and is milked under a contract milking agreement with Alan Rondon and Kiri Piripi .  This farm was the winner of the Ahuwhenua Award for Dairy in 2018.

Dairy 3 milks 630 cows and is managed by Rob Cowan with 2 FTE

This has a target milk solid production for 2020/21 of 235 kgms


Miraka Hipi

873 State Highway 38 

Miraka Hipi is located at 873 State Highway 38 and in 2020/21 it is milking 1430 East Fresian ewes

We employ Rudolph Van Zuydam as manager with 3 FTE plus a number of casual staff. 

Supply of milk is to Spring Sheep



96 Rerewhakaaitu Rd

Our Drystock Farm is managed by Gordi Wesche.  

Sheep - Finish 14,800 lambs

Cattle - Trade cattle

Dairy Grazers - Carry approx 600 yearlings

Supplement - provide silage and hay to dairy farms



Ashpit Road

49 hectares of unpruned Radiata

56.5 hectares of pruned Radiata planted in 2008 

12.7 hectares of Douglas Fir

Other smaller forestry lots