Hi I ‘m Nicola, I started out in the dairy industry as a relief milker, farm assistant and calf rearer, supporting her husband Michael in his previous management roles. Together we now contract milk 235 cows in Opunake with our two daughters. I am full time on the farm over calving and mating, shares the milking the rest of the session, and manage the financial side of the business, compliance, and paperwork. As well as my role in DWN I am one of the Catchment Coordinator for Taranaki catchment communities and a trustee for Taranaki Rural Razzle, an incorporated society that connects rural, urban and iwi communities, as well as on a few other community committees. I love being involved in DWN as I love contributing to the dairy Industry and I passionate about being involved in my community and helping people connect.