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.

People walking towards a building

Tikanga and Love

Rachel shares how her whānau, marae and hapū came together for her and Jack’s special day.

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Annie Chambers

Annie Chambers

Tuki Equine is Annie’s universe, one hundred acres of Hawke’s Bay flat, rolling and hill country that sits above the Tukituki River.

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Growing Goodness boxes

Growing Goodness

A bit of happenstance and a lot of support helped Finnisha uncover an impressive career in horticulture.

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Kaylee Bell in front of a car

Making the Right Country Notes

For the past decade, independent singer-songwriter, Kaylee Bell, has been making a name for herself in the Australian and American country music scenes.

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Wahine Toa

Pania Tepaiho Marsh shot to social media stardom after starting Wahine Toa Hunting, a female hunting expedition and advisory venture.

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Sarah and Willy Scurr at the altar

Marriage of a Fifth Generation Farmer

There’s something special about being married on the family farm; even more so when it’s fifth generation.

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Raumati Summer 2023/24

Sixteenth Edition

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

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