Meet the Waterworks Farm Animals
The Waterworks would not be complete without our friendly farm animals. We’ve got hens, ducks, peacocks and Kune Kune pigs. You are welcome to feed them.
The Kune Kune pig
Kune Kune are a small pig. Their name is pronounced "Cooney Cooney", and means fat and round in Maori. They did not originate in New Zealand, as there are no indigenous land animals here. There are many theories on how they got here:
Maori may have brought them here as the pig was very important to Polynesians,
Early whalers and sealers may have brought them to be released to breed and culled for food on their next voyage,
Or they could well have been brought to New Zealand by early settlers who had come to farm.
We have about 30 chickens that live at The Waterworks – they are all shapes, sizes and colours. We feed them everyday and collect their eggs, which we use for our café / restaurant.
Recently introduced to our garden, they have been a colorful addition to our surroundings. Come and feed them and delight in their elegant presence.
We have white Peking, Muscovy and wild ducks. With lots of water at the park we are a welcome stop for them and they know they will always get fed!