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An important part of Mike Fraser’s job at Taupo Native Plant Nursery is looking after the health and wellbeing of plants in the nursery.
Adam was 23 when he officially became a skipper for a commercial fishing boat, but the sea has been a passion of his for his whole life.
Originally from Oamaru, food technology has led Mary to Melbourne, where she has held a number of roles working with processed food to ensure that it is safe, of a high quality, and profitable.

Born to bake

Despite the early morning starts, baker Diljeet Singh loves his work and believes that training for a career in cookery and bakery set him on the right path – a path he has never regretted.
Top New Zealand chef Andrew Brown has a message for those aiming to follow in his footsteps.
From early morning until late at night, in all weathers and in all seasons, winemaking is all go.
The limited career options for girls back in the day – nursing, teaching or secretarial – were definitely not an option for Cathy McArdle, food technologist and owner of McFoodies.
Far from being “just a job”, farming is now more about investigating new techniques and enterprises to grow the business than it’s ever been before.
With a future that includes travelling, environmental science, conservation, research projects, and sustainable living, it is lucky that Steven Gorinski has decided on a career in horticulture to give his plans the best chance of eventuating.
Jordan Smith’s short-term career plan is to head overseas to do an OE in Europe, where he hopes to get some farming experience so he can see how it’s done on the other side of the world.