ASB Mt Albert Grammar School Farm

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.

Benefits at a glance

  • Attract young people to a career in food and fibre industries
  • Reshape the perception of agriculture within urban New Zealand
  • An investment in the future of New Zealand food and fibre sector, and development of talent pathways for young people
  • Tell the story of New Zealand’s primary products throughout the full agri value chain

What is the ASB Bank MAGS Farm?

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.

Farm history

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.

Find out more

If you would like to visit the farm or find out more information, visit ASB MAGS Farm - Mount Albert Grammar School or contact the Farm Project Manager, Mr Peter Brice at asbmagsfarm@mags.school.nz.