‘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.

Mona Lisa with a Mangaweka backdrop, painted on a fence


Born and raised in Mangaweka, Alison Dorrian, 73, and her husband, Henry, worked to protect its bush and wildlife while raising their six children.

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Dr Shannon Davis stands in an apple orchard, holding apples

The Peri-Urban Pantry

Dr Shannon Davis is examining how bringing farming back into local communities can make Aotearoa think differently about the edges of its cities.

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Woman and puppy

Holly Thompson

Shepherdess caught up with Holly on Mounganui Station to learn more about how the curling competitor spends her days.

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Sophie & Lucy

Sisters Sophie and Lucy used the headspace afforded by Covid lockdowns to create Middlehurst Delivered; shipping lamb from their family’s farm in the Awatere Valley to customers throughout Aotearoa.

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Māori woman standing inside a marae

Wisdom from the Skies

Heeni Hoterene transforms maramataka lunar calendar wisdom for modern contexts, so it resonates with an ever-evolving world.

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Kristy sat at the table with her young daughter

Moments of Winter Goodness

Letter from the Editor, Takurua Winter 2023.

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Raumati Summer 2023/24

Sixteenth Edition

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

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