Our Team

Cynthia Northcote
Director

 

Cynthia manages national company operations. She has farmed drystock and milked cows for calf rearing in Taranaki for the past 20 years. She is also a part-time tutor for DairyNZ in farm management systems.

 

Cynthia is particularly interested in biodynamics, making cheese and honey. This year she is studying Kāwai Raupapa (Certificate in Art - Raranga).

Pat Poletti
The Boss/Technical Consultant

 

Pat Poletti is our Technical Manager. Practising as a rural vet in both England and New Zealand, and auditing for MAF, he lived on his sheep and beef farm in Makahu, Taranaki for 22 years. He is dealing constantly with the real issues facing farmers today.

 

Now located in Onaero, he enjoys retreating to the farm on weekends. Pat is also kept busy supporting the sports pursuits of his four teenage daughters.

Emily House
Technical Advisor


Based in Selwyn, Emily is a qualified Nutrient Management Advisor. Previously she worked as a government geologist in Australia where she gained extensive experience in soils and enjoys applying this knowledge to soil nutrition and animal health.

 

As a mother of two young girls, Emily spends her spare time as a volunteer Girl Guide Leader.