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Farm for Life: Mahi, mana and life on the land

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Farm for Life: Mahi, mana and life on the land
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Tangaroa Walker
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 233,Width 155
Category/GenreFebruary Teen Books
Agriculture and farming
ISBN/Barcode 9780143775706

Publishing Details

Publisher Penguin Group (NZ)
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Publication Date 16 February 2021
Publication Country New Zealand


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, T is a true community and industry leader running a successful 500-cow dairy farm and reaching millions as 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.

Author Biography

Tangaroa Walker is the much-loved face of Farm4Life and online education platform The Hub who runs a successful dairy farm in Southland, New Zealand. This also makes him a builder, plumber, electrician, engineer, truck driver, vet, accountant, employer, employee and primary ITO trainee. A graduate of the school of hard knocks, Tangaroa milked his first cow when he was 13 and went on to win the inaugural Ahuwhenua Young Maori Farmer Award and Southland Primary ITO Trainee of the Year Awards and earn six figures by the time he was 21. He has played rugby for Bay of Plenty and Southland Maori and runs the gym The Barracks in Invercargill. In his spare time (!) Tangaroa loves fishing, coaching and training and spending time with his whanau - wife Courtney and baby son Tekauenga.