• State Highway 2, RD4, Pahiatua New Zealand

Sarah Hansen

50:50 Sharemilker

Personal Information

I have been married for 19 years and have 3 lovely children aged from 18 to 12yr's, I am 41 years old fit and in good health, I am originally from the Hawkes Bay but born in Taranaki. After 50:50 sharemilking and successfully paying off our herd my husband and I have decided to go our separate ways. I have decided that I want to move back to the Taranaki and have alot of friends in the Waverley  area. This position appeals to me as it gives me the chance to stay among the lifestyle I love and the hours are excellent. I offer years of experience, knowledge and adaptability. I am hardworking and have a realistic understanding of the demands of Dairy Farming. I have a clean driving history and hold a valid class 1 and 2 licence. 


Clive & Donna Manderson: Farm Owner, Halcombe
                                               06 3288 515
Paul & Catherine Bailey     : Previous Employers
                                               06 873 4143

Alan Bisset                          : Character reference,
                                              Chairman of Mangamaire Hall, Pahiatua
                                              06 3767164

Work History

Work History

50:50 Sharemilker

2004 - Present
Nesnah Trust
Have been self employed as Nesnah Trust and have been 50:50 sharemilking for the past 12 seasons. We have been at our current position for the past 10 years milking 220cows on 80ha,  it has shown that having complete control over the operation and decision making of the farm has given us a very successful and profitable business.

Lower Order Sharemilker

2001 - 2004
Nesnah Trust
Self employed we took on this position milking 350cows on 120ha and employing two staff members, our time spent on this farm taught us how to work as a team alongside our staff and land owners giving us the confidence and ability to move on up in the industry, after three strong seasons we stepped on up into 50:50 sharemilking.

Past Employment

1993 - 2001
After I completed my Certificate in Agriculture my husband and I started our career in the dairy industry, over the next eight years we worked our way up from farm assistant to sharemilker's on various farms.




Feb 1992 - Dec 1992
Hawkes Bay Polytechnic
Covered all aspects of farming, pasture knowledge, soil nutrients, animal welfare, on farm safety along with a large amount of on farm experience.

Secondary Education

1988 - 1991
Hastings Girls High School
Secondary Education at Hasting Girls High School, left mid 1991 to take part in a Basic Farm Skills Course run by YMCA.



Community Minded

For the past 10 years I have been vice chairmen of the Mangamaire Community Hall  and the School Association who played such a big part in helping our little school operate for many years through fundraising and volunteered time, I have been in charge of the mowing and up keep of the school and Community Hall grounds and take pride in all the work I do.

Business Minded

Have run our own business over the last 15 years which has involved financial handling of accounts, bookwork and organisation. I have a high standard of workmanship and always give a 100% in what i do.

Physical Driven

I have always taken a physical part in working on the farm, milking cows, rearing calves, tractor work and general farm maintenance. I also have horses and enjoy trekking and horse sports in my spare time.