Tepeka, Waimahaka, Southland, NZ

Neville and Marlene are fourth-generation farmers. They took over Marlene’s grandfather's property, Tepeka, which he had been on since arriving from England at the age of 14. This is a 480-hectare farm located near the village of Waimahaka, where Neville’s son Cameron attended school, and close to the larger city of Invercargill.

Upon taking over the mixed livestock property, they decided to alter their management approach from conventional farming and soon turned to organic farming. This was after Neville had begun to dive into the world of organic farming and had soon built a good rapport with like-minded producers.

Neville is a key driver and advocate for New Zealand organic production. He has built up a large producer network and is a significant supporter of motivating New Zealand organic producers.

Neville, Marlene, and their 22-year-old son, Cameron, run Tepeka Organic Farm in a sustainable manner to produce clean and organically certified beef and lamb products. Cameron has worked on several other farms but still very much agrees with organic farming and their strategic management practices on his home property of Tepeka Organic Farm.