Otiwhiti Station Land Based Training School

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank the following major sponsors ; please also show them your support.


Beef + Lamb New Zealand (link)
True Test Group (link)
Hunterville Vet Club
NZX Agri
Students have been granted money to attend from a number of different sources.

Whanganui Trust
Harwood Farm Trust
Ann Sinclair Trust
LA Alexander


The Otiwhiti Station Land Based Training Farm School is a not for profit charitable company (registered charity no. CC48949). This company is run by a board of directors comprising of Malcolm Nitschke (chairman), Martin Walshe (director), Rob Gollan (director) and Charlie Duncan (director). A third of the funding is reliant on sponsorship, donations and fundraising events. The balance of the funding is from the cadets paying a modest accommodation fee and course fee.

There are many ways in which you can help us and we greatly appreciate all donations made. Your generosity will enable us to continue our work in providing a training facility and programme that enables us to achieve our aim: To give students an opportunity to enhance and develop their skills and knowledge to become good hill country employees. This will help them to decide what employment pathways they may choose for their future in the field of agriculture.

The ways in which you can help are:

Become a sponsor
Make a monetary donation
Make a donation of goods or services

The New Zealand Inland Revenue Department tax credit policy enables donors to claim a tax credit. For more information on this please click on the following link.


For further information on any of the above or if you have any other enquiries on Otiwhiti please do not hesitate to contact us.

Current Sponsors

We continue to seek and have been grateful to receive donations and sponsorships from companies willing to support and contribute to the development and success of the school.

These sponsorships have been used for development of facilities such as the kitchen and wireless internet. If you would like to become a sponsor of Otiwhiti Station Land Based Training Agricultural School, please contact us on 0508 872 466

We would like to thank the following major sponsors, please also show them your support.