The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 12 (March 1, 1935)
Here is a farm of more than 7000 acres, ranging from rich river flats to a sandy wilderness by the sea, to which the estate has a frontage of three and a half miles. The lads are brought into working touch with various kinds of agriculture, sheep-farming, dairying, swine husbandry, poultry-keeping, and forestry. The helpful work on the land is supplemented with in-door instruction by experts.
The average age of admission is about sixteen years. The period of training is eight months, after which the lads are assured permanent positions on farms or stations at fair rates of wages. The demand for these trainees is continuously greater than the supply. Well, why do not more lads take this chance of a safe start in life?