Retiring Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce chief executive Murray Douglas’ first job title was street worker in Upper Hutt, managing the concerns of 300 families in council housing.
“If you ever need a grounding in reality then go and work in those areas,” he said.
Te Mata Figs grow 23 varieties of figs of which 13 varieties are in production! That has to make them experts in growing figs in New Zealand. They sell fresh figs and they make and sell Te Mata Just Fig Jam.
Te Mata Figs “Just Fig Jam” was a 2012 Cuisine Artisan Award Winner in the ‘Jams, Preserves, Honey’ category.
Below is the article written by Cuisine;
After spending a number of years working in the corporate world in Sydney, New Zealanders Helen Walker and Murray Douglas started to feel a hankering for the good life.Casting about for a way to make a move home work, they hit upon the fresh figs they had come to love.