Trish Rankin


Trish is a Sharemilker on 450 cows in Taranaki, with her husband Glen, and four boys. She was the 2019 DWN Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year. Trish is on the NZ National Executive for the NZ Dairy Awards, the NZ Dairy Enviro Leaders Steering Committee for DairyNZ and has her own consultation and facilitation business – Porohita.

Trish is part of the team facilitating Venture Taranaki’s 2050 Transition to a Low Emission Economy Project. An active Dairy Enviro Leader (DEL) and member of the NZ DEL network, she is also Chair of the Taranaki DEL group. Trish is a NZ Climate Change Ambassador. In 2019, Trish undertook the Kellogg Leadership Programme with the main purpose being a research project focused on how a circular economy model can be developed on a New Zealand dairy farm.

Trish also enjoys being part of the Opunake Surf Life Saving Club. She has been a part of DWN for 8 years having helped developed a module that was rolled out nationwide and an active local attendee at events.