Donna Hirst, Sales Manager

Donna was born and bred in the rural Manawatu town of Feilding, and still lives there today with her husband, who owns his own property maintenance business, 3 grown-up daughters and 4 very special granddaughters.

Growing up with a mum who was from a farming family and a dad who was a real townie meant she has a firsthand appreciation of the urban and rural experience. Even though she lived in town in her younger years, she spent much of her childhood on her family’s dairy, sheep and beef farms. She has very fond memories spending time with her cousins onfarm and just can’t imagine not having been able to experience and learn all about farm life.  Therefore she is very passionate and knows the importance of all young children having the opportunity to experience farm life – it’s fantastic and should be compulsory in all schools!

Donna has an extensive and vast career history, with the last 15 years in partnership and relationship management within the advertising and media industry, including rural media for the last 10 years representing rural multimedia companies. She loves digital, with a passion for new marketing methodologies, keeping on top of all the latest marketing trends and changing technologies. She loves building relationships with clients that culminate in highly successful marketing.

Out of hours you can find Donna ensconced in her greenhouse with her four gorgeous granddaughters in tow!