ON FARM STORY ARCHIVES

Guardians of the land

Innovating to advance is something that runs in the blood of those at Caythorpe Family Estate in Marlborough. Fiona Terry spoke to the Bishell brothers managing the business they hope will thrive for many generations to come.

Pack leaders in honest products

A Rangitikei couple has used their initiative and entrepreneurial spirit to combine their strong wool and family story with social media marketing, to create a new business they can run from the farm. Colin Williscroft reports.

Counting sheep

Farming couple’s exciting sheep milking venture

A different way of life

A North Canterbury family has embraced permaculture to feed themselves and teach others how to do the same. Angela Clifford and Nick Gill talked to Tony Benny.

Farming through the generations

Members of Guy Bell’s family have been farming in Hawke’s Bay for five generations, with his sons making it six. Colin Williscroft reports.

Quality over quantity

A Canterbury couple who make top quality buffalo cheese faced a tough time during the covid-19 lockdown but now that their market is back, it’s stronger than ever. 

Business diversity brings rewards

Simon and Pip Todhunter run a diversified farming-based business on the Kaikoura coast, which means they have plenty of balls in the air to keep an eye on, as Colin Williscroft found out.

A strong sense of community

Kohuratahi farmer Daniel ‘Pork’ Hutchinson spent many years working in the UK and parts of mainland Europe and Australia, but for him there’s nowhere better than the eastern Taranaki farm he grew up on. Colin Williscroft reports.

‘Our attitude determines our altitude’

Grant McNaughton’s path to farm ownership did not follow the most orthodox route, but it worked. Neal Wallace visits the McNaughtons on The Dasher Station in North Otago.