Creating a world-class industry experience to bridge the urban-rural divide and encourage more Kiwi kids to choose a career in New Zealand’s food and fibre industries.
The ASB MAGS Farm is an 8.1 hectare block of land adjacent to Mt Albert Grammar School in the heart of Auckland where the school providers hands-on agricultural education for the future leaders of New Zealand’s food and fibre sector.
The ASB Bank MAGS Farm was originally established in 1933, requiring the passing of special legislation to allow the Auckland Savings Bank to buy the land from the Kerr-Taylor sisters and then lease it back to the school. For 89 years ASB leased the farm for nominal annual rent of one dollar to the school. The future of the 8.1-hectare model farm and a critical pathway for food and fibre producers was secured in October 2022 when ASB gifted the farm to the MAGS Foundation. As part of this major philanthropic gesture ASB and MAGS agreed that the farm would be used in perpetuity for the provision of agricultural education.