Introducing: Te Mata Figs
our day job and following a dream. In fact its the stuff movies are made of!
Eight years ago the former CEO of Sydney’s city counsel, Murray, and clinical psychologist Helen chucked in their high flying city jobs, jumped on a plane homeward bound and headed to the Hawkes Bay in pursuit of a better quality life. Today their ever-expanding fig tree plantation is producing the freshest of produce and artisan award winning products.
It's impossible not to be impressed by this dynamic duo who have followed a passion that not only requires hard work but also the cutting of an entirely new trail. Besides the obvious change from corporate to country living, figs (which are ACTUALLY a flower) are not traditionally popular in New Zealand and most of us don't really know what to do with them! But at this rate, thanks to the dedicated work of this genuinely lovely couple, that is set to change.
To learn more or browse their range of award winning products, visit tematafigs.co.nz.
(Tip: Skip to the 10th minute of the Topp Country episode on their home page to see the heart-warming Te Mata figs feature)
Te Mata Figs, you guys are champs!
Fortunately, ours is not an unrequited love. Helen says:
"We started using Crystal Payroll recently to manage our payroll. It's been incredibly easy to use. It's made processing the pay runs much faster than our previous manual method, and has taken all the worry out of the leave calculations and compliance issues for us."