Thu, 21 Oct


Charteris Bay

Firekeepers 'Ahi-ka' (Spring)

A seasonal program for 7-13 -year-olds, with time on the farm and down at the sea.

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Firekeepers 'Ahi-ka'  (Spring)

Time & Location

21 Oct 2021, 9:00 am NZDT – 25 Nov 2021, 3:00 pm NZDT

Charteris Bay, Marine Drive, Charteris Bay 8971, New Zealand

About the Programme

We learn about cycles through close awareness and observation to see how we are part of an interconnected web - everything relates to everything else. We ask the how, and the why, and seek to understand the unique ecology through both te ao Maori and te ao Pakeha (worldviews) in the bush, and down by the sea. 

This programme also spends time on a working farm, where we explore the origins and cycles of food, fibre and agri-tech solutions, through forming deeper relationships with the animals and land. We aim to ignite their passions, awe and wonder for their place in the natural world. 

Age: 7 - 13-year-olds (younger siblings are welcome but must be able to handle a longer learning cycle) 

Time: 9 – 3 pm  

Dates:  6 sessions: October 21st - November 25th 2021 

Location:   Laura's Dairy

Facilitators: Katie and Laura

Shared morning tea available for all on 21st October 2021 (9 - 10 am)

Shared lunch and giving back (reciprocity) on 25th November (12.30 - 2.45 pm)

Cancellation day (due to an event beyond the control of Bush Farm) is on the 2nd Dec

Earlybird closes on the 18th of September.

Limited to 16 spaces only.

Note: this event will not go ahead if we do not have 8 participants. If that occurs, you will be refunded in full, minus a $5 admin fee. 





  • Firekeepers - 1 child


    +$15.71 Service fee

    6 sessions (After the 18th of September, 2021)


    +$15.71 Service fee



  • Weekly Learning Story


    +$2.30 Service fee

    Verbatim and photos (detailing your child's discoveries each week).


    +$2.30 Service fee