Black and white image of a young female shepherd standing in front of a large barn with two dogs.

Raising a Shepherd

Hannah Vallance has an infectious passion for farming which has been nurtured and shaped by her family.

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1950s photo of pink lamingtons and custard cups on a baby blue tablecloth.

Sure to Rise

It’s one of the best-known and most recognised brands and slogans in New Zealand: Edmonds Sure to Rise, with its radiant sun.

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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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‘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 dog runs ahead of a four-wheeler on a farm near Balfour.

Finding their Farm
Ilka Seeback

Moving is never easy, least of all when you’re headed across the ocean to make a home in a new country. Meet Ilka Seebeck in Balfour on a sheep and beef farm.

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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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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.

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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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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Women kneeling between two deer laughs as they knock her hat off.

“I had to innovate or die.”

Laura Koot, 36, founded agritourism business Real Country to share a taste of “real, rural New Zealand” with her guests.

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Raumati Summer 2023/24

Sixteenth Edition

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

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