Leon and Wendy Black
Located in the deep South, right by the Riverton township, Leon and Wendy Black run an all sheep operation on 228 hectares.
In 2014 Leon was a finalist at the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards, nominated in a category which recognised excellence in the contribution to the New Zealand sheep industry.
Mavis Mullins and her husband Koro are pillars of the agricultural sector in the Lower North Island. They have interests in a number of farming operations including dairy, sheep and beef, forestry, and a fourth-generation shearing business.
Mavis has held multiple directorships and has received widespread recognition for her services to the agricultural industry, including Maori Business Women of the Year in 1998 and becoming a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the 2002 Queens birthday honours.
Simon and Liko Inkersell
Simon and Liko Inkersell farm Lake Ohau Station in the Mackenzie Basin. The high country station covers 20,000 acres, ranging from 550 to 2100 metres above sea level.
In Māori, Ohau translates to “place of wind”, a name that is well deserved. Learn how the Ohau wind has caused havoc for Simon and Liko over the years, and how FMG has been there to help.
David Kidd is farm manager of a 550 hectare beef breeding and finishing property situated near Shelly Beach on the South Kaipara Head.
In 2014 David tested himself against the best young farmers from around the country and won the 2014 Young Farmer of the Year Contest.
Founded by Dan Steele, Blue Duck Station is situated on the banks of the Whanganui River, at the northern entrance to the Whanganui National Park.
It might be three miles beyond remote, but there’s never a dull day at Blue Duck. Dan has developed the 3,600 acre property to make the most of its stunning natural surroundings, starting a tourist operation to compliment the farming business.