The Denize family, who own the 690-hectare farm in the Mangaotaki Valley near Piopio, welcomed their first tourists this week after launching their website hairyfeetwaitomo.co.nz. The location's story is similar to that of the Matamata farm which became the Hobbiton set used in Sir Peter's The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit.
Schuett Farm has turned the ordinary corn maze into a “high-tech” labyrinth. Varied checkpoints throughout the maze allow visitors to use their smart phones to navigate their way through. Hayrides, pumpkin launching, and pick-your-own pumpkins are just a few of the other festive activities you can enjoy.
Josh Shilling "Letting Go" • A very good friend of The Mast Farm Inn, Josh Shilling of Mountain Heart, launches the sale of his first solo album "Letting Go". Josh Shilling & Mountain Heart have legions of fans in our area. If you’ve ever seen Josh and Mountain Heart live, you probably agree that "Elvis Presley’s Got Nothin on Josh Shilling" be it voice, talent, looks, work ethic, southern gent manners or charisma.