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About My Business

"Topknot" is a rural based business providing services mainly in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

Work History

Born and bred in the country, I took up farming after leaving school.  I enjoyed five years working as a single shepherd, before going out casual farm working.  In this time I learnt to shear sheep, including a stint in Wales, United Kingdom.  My shearing career lasted for twelve years, with seven of those years running my own shearing gang.

In 2003 I purchased a Hecton sheep handling unit set up on a trailer, perfect for contract Crutching and Dagging.

I spend a good deal of time on the family farm working with stock and general farm activities.  Hillview Farm has been in the family for three generations.

Partnership Develops

Beth is my wife.  She has a real passion for gardening and is a qualified baker.