Woman stands in front of her marae.

Soil Studies

Caring for the land and the environment starts with caring for the soil. That’s the ethos behind Rere ki Uta Rere ki Tai.

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Mairangi and her two daughters sitting in the living room.

Family Trees

It wasn’t until adulthood that Mairangi began her journey to rediscover her heritage and whakapapa.

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Woman stands beside a muddy farm buggy with two dogs

A Call Away

Long-time sheep and beef farmer Jen Le Pine, 50, fills her cup with volunteering in the Cheviot community.

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Man and woman sit at table outside their house on the farm eating pancakes.

Finding their Farm
Charlotte Plummer

Moving is never easy, least of all when you’re headed across the ocean to make a home in a new country. Meet Charlotte Plummer, balancing her veterinary career with farming in Morrinsville.

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Woman holding her newborn baby stands in the kitchen of her yurt while her husband does something in the background.

Becoming a Mother

When Eloise and her husband purchased virgin land near Whangārei Heads, they wanted to have a go at living in a yurt off-grid.

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1979 colour photo of a woman and her father at Millers Flat

Robin’s South Island

One of New Zealand’s most notable documentary photographers, Robin Morrison spent seven months in 1979 documenting his travels to the tiny towns and villages across the South Island.

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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.

Ditching the sepia tones of alcohol: “I value my life too much to not see it in full colour”

Angela Taylor, 36, lives with her husband on a small farm in Feilding and works in rural insurance. Seven years ago, she stopped drinking and says that, while it wasn’t anything dramatic that made her give up, her life has changed dramatically since she did. She spoke to Shepherdess about life without alcohol

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“I want her to be proud that I’m her mother” – how the right support has helped a young mum find her self-worth

“I want her to be proud that I’m her mother” – how the right support has helped a young mum find her self-worth

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“My brain just stopped working” – coming back to health and self after a head injury

Thirteen months ago, Wānaka lawyer, farmer and hunter Alice Sanders, 33, sustained a head injury while rock climbing.

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Mirror work: learning to love the skin she’s in with a daily body-love practice

As she approaches her thirties, Laney Van Jaarsveld (Ngāti Maru) is coming into a new phase in her relationship with her body.

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The Heart’s Road

For Fleur, art, emotion and balance are all interconnected, acting as both a release for her own feelings and as a way to connect with others around the world.

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Inside Out

Lisa has built her business – The Baked Dane – up from a maternity-leave hobby to a thriving and beloved Horowhenua-based bakery.

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Raumati Summer 2023/24

Sixteenth Edition

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

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