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Bachelors and their dream jobs

Young Country editor Jackie Harrigan talks with the Rural Bachelor contestants at Fieldays about their dream job. Read More »

David Skiffington – Lease farmer

Getting started farming in your own right can be a challenge and leasing is a great first option. Rebecca Harper investigates how it works and what you need to know about leasing. David Skiffington has five lease blocks and has developed his own philosophy and system for leasing, building up to a viable farm business for him and his young ... Read More »

Chris Hay – Auctioneer

Wanganui auctioneer Chris Hay from NZ Farmers Livestock verbally wrestled the title of Young Auctioneer of the Year from company rival, Stratford-based Jeremy Newell. He won an expenses-paid trip for two to the Sydney Royal Show to see the Australian auctioneers competition, $500 of Swanndri clothing and the competition cup. Hay gave a spirited performance in the final, extolling the ... Read More »

Jody Direen – Singer

The wealth, bright lights and sexy celebrities of the world’s country music capital – Nashville, Tennessee – were once a distant dream far away from the quaint lakefront town of Wanaka for 24-year-old Jody Direen. From her days riding around the tussock country singing songs aloud to now spending time in a studio in Nashville recording a new album, Jody ... Read More »

Hannah McIntyre – DairyNZ consultant

Dairy NZ consulting officer Hannah Macintyre really enjoys going back to her old school. She loves to tell the girls at the exclusive Lower Hutt all girls Chilton St James school all about how many career opportunities there are in agriculture. It was a mystery to the teachers and some of her family that city-raised Hannah wanted to consider a ... 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 »