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Black Heels and Tractor Wheels with Dianne Downey – Podcast Presented by Rural Women New Zealand

The Black Heels and Tractor Wheels is a Podcast by Emma and Claire with iheartradio, who share stories from a range of women around New Zealand. Emma and Claire join a whole raft of incredible New Zealand women to discuss topics ranging from starting your own business, navigating career and university changes, building confidence, and getting back to work with young children.

In this podcast, they speak to Dianne Downey, one half of the duo that makes up the Limery. Dianne is based in Wairoa with her husband Paul, where they create 100% pure New Zealand citrus products and juices.

As the business has grown, Dianne and Paul have helped grow their community too. They developed Te Rau Haumako, an on-site programme which offers industry experience to local rangitahi. The Limery also collaborates and encourages smaller growers, something that is very important to Dianne and Paul.

Dianne chats to Emma and Claire about why the Limery’s Business model works, her advice for those looking to run their own business, and how herself and Paul have built up the Limery to where it is now. 

You can listen to the episode here: 

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Wairoa landowners invest in lime orchards

Birds Eye View of Wairoa Township 

Over the past few months, a number of Wairoa landowners have committed to planting lime trees. After having a meeting with us here at The Limery, going through the monetary returns, walking through our orchard and viewing our production facilities 7 landowners have decided to plant lime trees on portions of land that they own. 

Do you or someone you know have with a plot of land that you are looking for a way to utilize and turn a profit? Contact us and we will book you into our next information evening so you can see if planting lime trees are the right investment for you and your land.