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Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks Incorporation currently operated a diversity of farming, permanent cropping and industrial and residential lease businesses.

The current beef farming operations utilises 106.9 hectares of effective pastoral grazing area. An additional 37 effective grazing hectares are leased which brings the total effective grazing area to 143.9 hectares.

Beef cattle are grazed across both the owned and leased blocks with animals traded regularly via the store market depended on store market prices and feed availability.

Our Farm Manager

John Walker of Ngati Kahungunu has been with Mangatawa for going on 9 years and is responsible for the Management of the Mangatawa Farm and a leased 35 ha. farm in Welcome Bay.

John and his wife Tangi, also of Ngati Kahungunu, have 4 sons and a daughter and are the proud grandparents to 4 mokopuna -2 boys and 2 girl.  John’s great love besides his whanau & cows, is FISHING. Its not very often John will take a week-end day off or, we have to force him to take his well over-due annual leave but you can bet when he is not on the farm, he is fishing.