Leadership and Legacy: Charles Taituha On Community, Courage + Land Management
Magic's Rural Exchange Catch Up
by rova | REX
2d ago
In this episode, Charles Taituha and Julia delve into agricultural leadership, community and influencing generations.  In this reflective conversation, Charles shares his career journey, his purpose of helping farmers and explains how his leadership has been shaped by family, culture, and mentors.  The discussion covers the importance of facing challenges head-on, the intricacies of Māori land ownership under specific legislation, and the dynamics of community leadership.  Charles emphasises the role of unity, respect for diverse perspectives, and the significance of leaving a l ..read more
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REX May 24th - NZ Special Agricultural Trade Envoy Hamish Marr, Ollie Belton from Carbon Forest Services, NZ First MP Mark Patterson, and Toby Williams from Federated Farmers
Magic's Rural Exchange Catch Up
by rova | REX
2d ago
On today's podcast, Dom talks with NZ Special Agricultural Trade Envoy Hamish Marr about his recent overseas trade excursions and his impending trip to Canada and the US... He talks with Ollie Belton, founder of Carbon Forest Services Ltd and a member of the ETS Technical Advisory Group, about the government's plans with the ETS and how this might affect tree-growing landowners... He talks with NZ First MP Mark Patterson about the woolshed roadshows in support of sheep farmers and tomorrow's rugby clash between the Parliamentary XV and Federated Farmers... And he catches up with Federated Farm ..read more
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REX May 23rd - Wayne Perkins from Perkinz, Ahuwhenua Award Winner Ben Purua, Scion Scientist Alan Jones, and Sandra Faulkner from Arohiwi Station
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by rova | REX
3d ago
On today's podcast, Dom talks with Wayne Perkins about his Shearmaster system that's up for an Innovation Award at Fieldays... He catches up with Ben Purua, winner of the Ahuwhenua Young Maori Farmer Award for Dairy... He talks with Scion Scientist Alan Jones about his new guide to short rotation forestry... And he talks with Sandra Faulkner about her role with Arohiwi Station, which is seeking a new director, and preparations for the Parliament v Federated Farmers rugby and netball games coming up in Gisborne this weekend. Tune in daily for the latest and greatest REX rural content on your fa ..read more
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REX May 22nd - Stu Davison from HighGround Dairy, Kirsten Searle from Matawhero Wines, Rural Health Advocate Craig Wiggins, and Nikolai Macnee from Metrovate
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by rova | REX
4d ago
On today's podcast, Dom talks with Stu Davison from HighGround Dairy about the latest Global Dairy Trade Event (+3.3%)... He talks with Kirsten Searle from Matawhero Wines ahead of International Chardonnay Day (23rd May)... He catches up with Craig 'Wiggy' Wiggins about the recent NZ Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Conference... And, he talks with Nikolai Macnee, founder and Chief Scientist of Metrovate, about manufacturing biostimulants. Tune in daily for the latest and greatest REX rural content on your favourite streaming platform, visit rexonline.co.nz and follow us on Instagram, Facebook ..read more
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REX May 21st - Quail Breeder Domenico Cortesi, Ward farmer Locky Taylor, Esta Naylor from McIvor Hill, and REX social media manager Libby Mckinnel
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by rova | REX
5d ago
On today's podcast, Dom talks with Domenico Cortesi, a quail breeder in Dunedin who was born in Italy, raised in South Africa, emigrated to Australia and has been a farmer, animal genetics lecturer and manufacturer of equipment for food processing, among other things... He talks with Ward farmer Locky Taylor about receiving a Century Farms award... He talks with Esta Naylor from Blackmount in Southland about her family venture making wool jerseys and vests under the McIvor Hill brand... And he catches up with REX social media guru Libby Mckinnel. Tune in daily for the latest and greatest REX r ..read more
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Weaving Value: Norsewears Tim Deane on Wool & Value Chains
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by rova | REX
5d ago
In this episode of Real Optimism, Tim Deane shares his journey from working in the corporate world to becoming the owner of Norsewear, a leading wool brand in New Zealand.  He discusses his career path, the strategic acquisition of Norsewear, and his commitment to capturing the true value for New Zealand's wool.  The episode delves into the challenges and opportunities in the wool industry, advocating for value-added products, consumer-centric branding, and the importance of collaboration to strengthen New Zealand's presence in the global market.  Deane highlights successful cas ..read more
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REX May 20th - Gore farmer Quentin Whitehead, Southland farmer Andrew Miller, Angus Pro Chair Tim Brittain, and Garth Riddle from Wormwise
Magic's Rural Exchange Catch Up
by rova | REX
6d ago
On today's podcast, Dom talks with Gore farmer Quentin Whitehead about shedding sheep, shearing and TV commercials... He talks with Southland farmer Andrew Miller about winning the Southland Ballance Environment Award... He talks with Angus Pro Chair Tim Brittain about a new World Angus Evaluation and his upcoming sale... And he talks with Bay of Islands vet and Wormwise facilitator, Garth Riddle, about drench resistance in cattle and upcoming workshops. Tune in daily for the latest and greatest REX rural content on your favourite streaming platform, visit rexonline.co.nz and follow us on Inst ..read more
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Weaving Value: Norsewears Tim Deane on Wool & Value Chains
Magic's Rural Exchange Catch Up
by rova | REX
1w ago
In this episode of Real Optimism, Tim Deane shares his journey from working in the corporate world to becoming the owner of Norsewear, a leading wool brand in New Zealand.  He discusses his career path, the strategic acquisition of Norsewear, and his commitment to capturing the true value for New Zealand's wool.  The episode delves into the challenges and opportunities in the wool industry, advocating for value-added products, consumer-centric branding, and the importance of collaboration to strengthen New Zealand's presence in the global market.  Deane highlights successful cas ..read more
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REX May 17th - NZ Hops CEO Blair Stewart, Sam Broomhall from Think Water Canterbury, Andrew Kersley from SmartMachine, and Zellara Holden from Meat the Need
Magic's Rural Exchange Catch Up
by rova | REX
1w ago
On today's podcast, Dom talks with NZ Hops CEO Blair Stewart about the 2024 hop harvest and the challenges currently facing the industry... He talks irrigation and rugby with Think Water Canterbury Managing Director and ex-Crusader Sam Broomhall... He talks with Andrew Kersley from SmartMachine about its flagship product Oxin, the world’s first fully autonomous, multi-tasking viticultural robotic tractor, which is up for a tech award next week... And he catches up with the GM of Meet the Need, Zellara Holden, about a new initiative to help fill the food charity's coffers. Tune in daily for the ..read more
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REX May 16th - Bremworth CEO Greg Smith, Kate Cocks & Latisha McMurray from Mt Nicholas Station, Reefton Distilling Co. CEO Patsy Bass, and REX social media manger Libby Mckinnel
Magic's Rural Exchange Catch Up
by rova | REX
1w ago
On today's podcast, Dom talks with Bremworth CEO Greg Smith about the German film crew filming a short documentary on NZ's wool industry that's set to be seen by millions... He talks with Kate Cocks and Latisha McMurray from Mt Nicholas Station about their range of merino products and their idea to grow a network of like-minded producers... He talks with Reefton Distilling Co. CEO patsy Bass about becoming the first whisky distillery in NZ to achieve B Corp certification... And he catches up with REX social media guru Libby Mckinnel. Tune in daily for the latest and greatest REX rural content ..read more
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