Paul Matheson

Another Matheson is showcasing environmental rehabilitation efforts in the south. Paul Matheson is the manager of Takitimu coal mine, near Nightcaps in Southland. A recent open day showed people how 50 ha of mined land has been converted to farmland and wetlands.

Ewan Mathieson

Farmers often get wrongly labelled as bad managers of the environment. Ewan Mathieson in Southland is showing that farming and water quality improvement can go hand in hand.   Changed farming practices and the installation of fish passages have improved aquatic life on his Pourakino farm. And he’s working with others through the Dairy Environment …

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Neil Matheson

Expat New Zealander Neil Matheson is making his mark in the US health industry, this time in setting up the boutique strategic health consultancy Citrus Health Group.


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Paul Matheson of Halswell was part of the winning men’s fours at the recent national bowls championship at Alexandra, taking out the title in a tight contest.

Golden Shears

If you’ve never been to the Golden Shears, I can heartily recommend this quintessential New Zealand event. You don’t have to have a farming or shearing background to appreciate the skill, the atmosphere and the camaraderie of the event.   Qualifying events are taking place in different areas as part of the lead up to …

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Splore is about to clock up 25 years as one of Auckland’s summer festivals. The organisers want to balance the fun from music, performance and art with care for the land and the environment.   Anna Mathieson is Splore’s sustainability manager, and has been trained in the UK as a sustainable event organiser. Great stuff.