Farmer to farmer with Tangaroa Walker
Tangaroa Walker was the inaugural winner of the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award in 2012 and has gone on to a successful career as a contract milker.
Nowadays, Tangaroa manages a dairy operation on a 180 hectare, 500-cow dairy farm in Mabel Bush, on the outskirts of Invercargill. As much as he loves the job, he admits being a contract milker has its challenges. Tangaroa shares what he does to look after himself so he has great days on the farm and also has time to enjoy the job and his life.