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Ideas that grow podcast

ideas that grow.

About the podcast.

The ‘Ideas that Grow’ podcast is bought to you by Rural Leaders. Our mission is to grow world class leaders through the Nuffield NZ Farming Scholarship and Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme.

The podcast series draws on the insights from innovative rural leaders, to help plant ideas that grow, so our regions can flourish.

All guests are arranged by Rural Leaders. Ideas That Grow is presented in association with our supporting partner Farmer’s Weekly.

And in case you are wondering, Pāhautea is a maori word, meaning ‘flourishing.’

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January 2022

Desiree Reid-Whitaker:
An entrepreneurial spirit.

Passionate about her craft, Desiree started what is now one of New Zealand’s finest distilleries.

The founder of Cardrona Distillery is also a 2010 Nuffield Scholar. In this podcast she talks about her personal and business journey, the power of lists, and her passion for craft.

Listen to her fascinating journey from dairy cows to award winning whiskey, gin, liqueur, and vodka.

Listen to the podcast here.

Read her Nuffield report from 2010 – 
How do dairy co-operatives grow for farmers’ benefit.

If you’d like to profile your research or any innovative work in your business, industry or community that you’ve been working on since your studies then please get in touch Matt Hampton at matthampton@ruralleaders.co.nz

Our programmes work in partnership with some of New Zealand’s leading agribusiness organisations – click here for more.​