Corrie built a kiwifruit coolstore and packhouse to miss out the sharemilking step to farm ownership. Donna is a chartered accountant who has 24 years’ experience in a Kiwifruit co-operative as company administrator, with skills in Lean Manufacturing.
Areas of success in your business that you would be happy to talk through with others.
Happy to support where we can, we have skills in converting grass to milk at lowest cost and our staff seem to stay with us for a long time so we might be good employers. So, finance and HR would be where we could offer support. We won the National Dairy Excellence Award for Business Growth 2009.
Other farm / business information, points of difference or interest.
We are not special, just committed and passionate about seeing people succeed. Just happy to help in any way we can. I guess farming in two geographical locations is different. A Dutchman and a chartered accountant is an interesting mix. North farms we pump water off, the southern farms we pump it on. Same systems and processes in two islands, with good financial results.