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Hi My name is Jack Virtue (Kāi Tahu). I was born and raised in the central North Island on our family farm on the outskirts of Taumarunui. I got a Cadetship at a training farm in the Hawkes Bay called Smedley Station. This was a two year practical work Cadetship where I learnt so many things, from chainsaw work to all things general farm-work in the first year. The second year was working with the stock on the property. Learning stockmanship, breaking in horses and dog training. Most days involved saddling up your horse and riding to work to achieve the objectives given for the day. [Read more…]