Meet the Harts

Mangarara Station, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, Monday, 2 February 2015. Credit: Hagen Hopkins.

Mangarara Station, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, Monday, 2 February 2015. Credit: Hagen Hopkins.


I am struggling to describe myself right now I guess I could sum it up by saying I love life! And care about all who share this planet with me. I count myself very fortunate that I grew up on a farm in the most beautiful country in the world, and have had the opportunity to be educated to a level of BAg at Massey University and then my real education began when I got into the big wide world. After working for a couple of years in an Agricultural Consultancy firm I traveled the world for two years spending time working (and playing rugby) in Africa, England and Sweden.

I worked in a couple of administrative roles before returning to the farm, the last being Grain Marketing Manager for a large grain and seed company. Rachel and I have lived and worked on the farm for the last 12 years.


Grew up on a farm not too farm from Mangarara. She is the ‘mortar to the bricks’ of the farm, taking care of the people. the administration and the food associated with The Family Farm.


Who is the eldest, will gladly engage with our many visitors, especially those that might participate in a game or two of tag, Bull-rush or Capture the Flag. He is a big reader, loves his Lego and Minecraft, if only his Mum and Dad would let him have it at home! 😉


Has similar interests to his brother but likes to sit back a bit and assess a situation before he goes jumping in. He has a fabulously dry sense of humor and loves a good board game challenge. Bill is great mates with both his brother and sister.


Is pretty much into anything that is going on at the farm and loves getting stuck in to help with whatever is going on. She is a budding artist and chef and loves spending time with Pipi and adventuring.


Our beautiful Burmese cat who is the hunter and controls the rabbit population.


They say a picture paints a thousand words…. Life is great for a pup at Mangarara!

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