MaggiePalmer worked for Tom and Leanne Heneghan at Raikaia about an hour south of Christchurch milking 1400 cows.
Brought up on a pig and sheep farm Maggie soon turned her attention to cows. 'I love cows!' was her response to 'why do you want to go to NZ?'
The following is an extract from her feedback on returning to UK:
Maggie is now a herdswoman for a 180 cow NZ system in Devon.