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Alice Gysbertsen – Dairy farmer

Not many 18-year-olds have plans of putting down a deposit on a house in their near future but Alice Gysbertsen is not your average teenager. Some might even say she is mature for her age – it’s in her values, her ambitions and her accomplishments. It’s as if her skill in dairy farming was a genetic trait running through her ... Read More »

Harepaora Ngaheu – Dairy assistant

It’s too easy to write off someone on the dole, Paul Devening has learnt at Tectra. The outfit known for wool training has also spent several years in dairying, taking jobseekers sourced from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD). No longer is the organisation just “wool, wool, wool”, programme manager Devening says. Together Tectra and MSD put people into classrooms ... Read More »