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.

The abandoned Māpiu Store.


Kim lives with her husband David on his family farm in Māpiu, where she has planted roots and been enveloped by the town’s tight-knit community.

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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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A plate of savoury herb shortbread with a sage leaf on top of each

Savoury Herb Shortbread

These are ridiculously moreish. They make a nice change from a sweet biscuit in the afternoon, and are great at aperitivo time!

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Black and white image of a shirtless boy on top of a washing line that is being spun around by his sister, blurred, in motion

Moments, Kōanga Spring 2023

I have always loved this picture. To be honest, I have no idea why Anton, 9, was up on top of the washing line, or how on earth he got up there.

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Raumati Summer 2023/24

Sixteenth Edition

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

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