IS­LAND ON TV

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Wai­heke oys­ter farm­ing will fea­ture on Hyundai Coun­try Cal­en­dar on Sun­day, Septem­ber 17 at 7pm on TVNZ1. The show fea­tures Sir Rob Fen­wick and his wife, Jen­nie, who have trans­formed 300 hectares of farm­land at Te Matuku Bay into na­tive bush. When the Fen­wicks bought the land, they in­her­ited the re­mains of a di­lap­i­dated oys­ter farmin Te Matuku Bay. The Fen­wicks and lo­cal in­vestors Carlo and Ann Si­moni said they have oys­ter farmer Nat Upchurch to thank for mak­ing the busi­ness a suc­cess. ‘‘Nat got a marine bi­ol­ogy de­gree, then came home to grow oys­ters at Te Matuku,’’ Rob Fen­wick said. The oys­ters are sup­plied to restau­rants on Wai­heke and around the coun­try.

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