‘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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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.

Three horses in a sandy plain


Like a lot of coastal towns in Aotearoa New Zealand, Ahipara is remote, but its community is vibrant and strong.

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Emily and Sarah Crawfoot sit in front of the ocean

Emily & Sarah

Twenty-two years ago, Emily and her husband moved their family from a 300 acre farm near New York to a 7,400 acre Castlepoint Station in coastal Wairarapa.

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Ngaio Bay

Ngaio Bay

For Isabelle Keeling, one of her favourite spots in the world is her family bach.

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Allie and Nina

Ailie & Nina

Ailie and Nina are two sisters on the cusp of returning home to Canterbury to lease their family farm, nestled in the foothills of Mount Somers.

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My Koro

When the worst happens, whānau comes together. Often, it’s not until you’re most tested that you find out how strong you really are.

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Becks Smith in a field

An Unconventional Practice

What’s a social entrepreneur? Just ask Becks Smith.

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Raumati Summer 2023/24

Sixteenth Edition

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

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