Did you know?
We have several avid horse riders and breeders among us!
I raced most weekends for 30 years as a professional jockey. Nowadays, I spend most weekends barrel racing.Rhonda Seymour
One of my passions is breeding and racing my own thoroughbred race horses. Rosie Posie is featured in my photo - we bred both Rosie Posie and her mother at home. She’s quite a good galloper.Michael Kelly
I have been an avid horse rider (now retired from competition) and supporter for many years. I’ve now given a friend the opportunity to compete a beautiful horse that I own, of all things, in dressage.Bev Cason
Adventure is also a favourite pastime...
My working life has definitely been extended because of my love for travel. I’ve set foot on all seven continents, the most fascinating one being Antarctica. My motto is "work to travel".Chris Gantz
I have been a private pilot for about 25 years and have used my plane to visit many regional offices over the years.Gary Thomas
One of my favorite leisure activities is spending time with my family on adventure holidays. My photo was taken on the Canal du Midi in France, where we hired a self-drive boat for a week.Carmel Carter
Over the last four years, our three children have been based in London, which has provided added incentive to visit, but also explore wider Europe and places like Egypt, Morocco, and the Balkans, where my passion of travel to ancient sites and of photography is maximised.Ken Sandri
And a few more interesting facts...
I have a great passion for fly fishing. Last August I joined a crew of five & travelled to Anaa Atoll — a small French Polynesian Island of only 26km to fish the flats. A beautiful place with a permanent population of around 400 islanders. Wonderful people, great experience.Stephen McArdle
One of my hobbies is beekeeping - I completed my beekeeping course a few years ago. In my first year I managed to harvest 8kg of honey which I was pretty happy with considering I only started off with one box of bees in September. Here’s hoping for a bumper crop this year.Hector Wong
I’ve developed and managed a wide variety of interests over my 40 year career, including Philately (Stamp Collecting). My substantial collection has made me one of the leading Philatelists in New Zealand.Murray Acker