Pāuatahanui Lamb and Calf Day - the Best Little 'Town meets Country' School Gala in the World!

SATURDAY 5 NOV 2022 10am-2pm

Pāuatahanui School

Pāuatahanui Lamb and Calf Day - Tractor Logo Image

Experience Lamb & Calf Day

No ordinary school gala, Pāuatahanui Lamb & Calf Day is a fun filled day for the whole family, at our rural school on the edge of the beautiful Pāuatahanui Inlet. In 2022 we are celebrating our 75th Lamb & Calf day, so we’ve got a lot of history to celebrate!

Come along for the farm animals, browse the local stalls, and stay for the food, raffles, auctions and games.

Stay tuned for more information on what’s on as we finalise our sponsors and programme for the day.

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Keep an eye out for details on our FREE Bus transfer service from Whitby and Motukaraka Point – parking spaces are limited in Pāuatahanui Village and the bus is the easiest way to get here!


Can you help us? We're looking for sponsorship for equipment, raffle prizes, auction prizes, food costs, and helpers for the day!

What's On

Pāuatahanui Lamb and Calf Day - boy with pet donkey

Animal Judging

Join the fun as our students display their Pet Farm Animals. Who will win Best in Show this year?

Pāuatahanui Lamb and Calf Day - child enjoying traditional toffee apples

Food, Food, Food!

Take a break at the Vintage Cafe, grab some hot chips, a sausage or steak sandwich straight off the BBQ, pick up a home made cake, strawberries, waffles or delight the kids with some fashioned sweets. You’ll be sure to not go hungry!

Pāuatahanui Lamb and Calf Day - boy with pet donkey


Silent Auctions and Quickfire raffles will be running all day. Our main raffle tickets will be on sale, and the winners drawn live at 1PM. And who can forget our highly fought over Live Auctions? Make a bid and you may get lucky!