Story: Rural mythologies

Lifestyle farmer

Lifestyle farmer

In the 1990s and early 2000s there was a movement of city people onto rural lifestyle blocks. For such people the country represented a healthy environment and good views rather than earning a living on a family farm. This cow, on a lifestyle block near Tauranga in 2005, stepped into the role of mum when the lamb was abandoned by its mother.

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Jock Phillips, 'Rural mythologies - Urban culture takes over, 1975 on', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/20334/lifestyle-farmer (accessed 5 December 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008