Sweet Care

Tracey and Johnny are raising their three kids to be involved in the day-to-day running of the farm and in touch – literally – with the whenua around them.

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Karen McLeod handles a calf in a calf shed.

From Cows to Cabernet

If you’d told Katie Vickers in 2014 that she’d be married to Luc Rodwell by the time she was thirty, she wouldn’t have believed you – after all, the two had broken up.

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Wool-handler Esther Kidd throws a fleece during shearing

Esther Kidd

Harriet is out to raise her voice and live every day to the fullest – always accompanied by her number-one companion, Pops the sausage dog.

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Gardening in Omau Cape Foulwind

A chance to flee the confines of our suburban Richmond home to remote Cape Foulwind in Buller ignited a fire in my husband, Rowan, and me. The windswept coastline and sunsets had us wanting more.

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Kristy at her dining table with daughter Tully on her lap.

What Summer and Social Club Bring

Letter from the Editor, Raumati Summer 2023/24.

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Bringing people together with kai in the southernmost town in Aotearoa

Haylee-Chanel Simeon, 38, is the creative force behind restaurant Hayz @ The Anchorage, based in Bluff, Murihiku Southland.

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A Dream & Hard Graft

A way of life with a love of horses at its core, encompassed by a strong belief that horses can heal.

‘I want to do something meaningful; the more people I can reach to help, the better.’

Kathryn Wright (Ngāti Kahungungu) is a fierce advocate for rural mental health.

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A woman inspects a leaf on a bush walk.

“Let’s put a boardroom table in the middle of the bush and clear the clutter of every day.”

Kylie loves to share the wonders of the Aotearoa bush through her two businesses, Nourish & Nosh Tours and The Bush Boardroom.

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Woman stands in the storeroom of her woollen products shop.

“I created Honest Wolf to try to build a place for myself within the larger family business.”

Sophie Hurley, 33, has created a growing business for luxury felted-wool bags using wool from the third generation family farm.

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“We put our soul into each creation.”

Emma Hasler, 34, is the founder of Botanic Press, a wedding bouquet preservation service based in Wānaka.

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Woman leans against a farm gate and pats a sheep on the other side.

Championing the rural sector every step of the way

Rebecca Greaves, 38, is a rural journalist based in Pongaroa. She is a tireless champion of rural communities.

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Woman leans against a fence inside a barn.

“The Region-off is so great because it allows kids to get a foot in the door”

This year, Emma Poole, 28, became the first woman to win the prestigious FMG Young Farmer of the Year Competition in its fifty-five-year history.

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Raumati Summer 2023/24

Sixteenth Edition

Our beautiful Raumati Summer 2023/24 Edition is out now!

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