Story: Rural workers

Farm manager

Farm manager

In 2006, 22-year-old Nathan Bluett was manager of a Waikato dairy farm. He worked from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily, with one weekend off a month. Bluett received a $50,000 salary and 20% of profits, as he had a partial investment in the business. His aim was to own his own farm within three years.

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Carl Walrond, 'Rural workers - Contemporary rural workers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008