Newspaper Article 2021 – Farm for Life – Mahi, mana and life on the land

Farm for Life

Mahi, mana and life on the land

By Tangaroa Walker

How farming helped Tangaroa Walker to stand up, stand out and realize his own dreams.

The awesomely inspiring true story of how Tangaroa Walker turned his life around through farming – and how what he learned can help anyone succeed.

Tangaroa Walker’s early years were pretty rough. Adopted twice, he went to six different schools by the time he was six. He never read a book in his life and lived to play rugby. But he had a dream, and he knew how to do the mahi.

Today, Tangaroa is a true community and industry leader running a successful 500-cow dairy farm and reaching millions the much-loved face of Farm4Life with his practical, inspiring, crack-up videos on everything from farming to fishing, finance to whanau, management to mental health.

This is the story of how he did it – the good and the bad times – and all the lessons learned along the way.

Published: 16 February 2021
ISBN: 9780143775706
Imprint: Penguin
RRP: $38.00

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August 2021


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