Awapuni is a dairy farm, but many other animals live among its lush pastures besides cows and the donkeys.
Childrens' play groups frequently visit. Children have an opportunity to ride a donkey, cuddle a soft rabbit, see the Anglo Nubian goats, birds, deer, fowl, emu, Miniature Belted Galloway and a dwarf miniature horse.
Anglo Nubian goat kids and Awapawa lambs are sometimes hand reared. The goats are in all colours and crowd the gate for attention, as do all the animals at Awapuni, whenever people appear. The sheep are the unique New Zealand rare breed which developed on Arapawa Island and are known by that name.
Hamburg hens are among the poultry. Hamburg's lay an egg a day, are not too big and come in some very intersting colours.
Emu and deer graze together.
below: Miniature Belted Galloway Cattle run with a newly calved Jersey dairy cow and calves are curious about little Poppet.
Milo, a tiny dwarf mini. Kuni Kuni pigs and below, animals crowd around Jenny Clausen as she provides leftovers from the table.
Photos Lea Hullett, April, 2006 - 2012.