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Kiwis are Thinking Forward

Following the success of Season 1 and 2 of ‘Thinking Forward’, Campbell Tyson visited three inspirational New Zealand businesses with the mission to share their stories and to provide insights into their way of developing and executing progressive and forward-thinking business strategies that will encourage and inspire entrepreneurs from all over New Zealand.

From tea growers and environmentalists to an educational institution, all these businesses and institutions are following their individual work methods and their astonishing results will be an inspiration for other businesses.

Thinking Forward’, for Campbell Tyson, this is more than just words! It is a mindset and accumulated extensive practical value that they are massively proud to share with you.

The 3-episode mini-series kicks off on Wednesday, 2nd August 2017 at 7:30pm on Country TV, broadcasting on SKY TV channel 081.


Episode 1: St. Paul’s Collegiate School in Hamilton

On air Wed, 2nd August, 7:30pm

Located in Hamilton, St Paul’s Collegiate School is one of New Zealand’s leading private day and boarding schools, offering a learning environment that fosters academic achievement, character education and traditional values. With a growing demand for skilled workers in the primary industries, St Paul’s Collegiate School has teamed up with Dairy NZ, Beef + Lamb NZ and eleven business partners from within the agriculture sector, to create New Zealand’s first Agribusiness curriculum for secondary school students.



Episode 2: The Muirs

On air Wed, 9th August, 7:30pm

When it comes to environmental matters and conservation, the Muir family is well-known in Waiuku. Stu and Kim Muir have been restoring the wetlands on their 400 hectare dairy farm for the last six years. They have recently been recognised on Predator Free NZ for trapping over 200 stoats, ferrets and weasels on their property. Their achievements are told in the second episode of ‘Thinking Forward”. Followed by Sarah Miskell, Director of Campbell Tyson, the Muir’s were able to showcase their life story, and share insights on how they have achieved a healthy relationship between dairy farming and conservation.




Episode 3: Zealong Tea

On air Wed, 16th August, 7:30pm

Zealong’s journey started with one unremarkable local Camellia tree, growing in the Waikato. Struck by the similarities between tea plants and the local Camellias, the idea was born to grow right here in New Zealand teas that excel in aroma and taste. But going from there, it hasn’t all been plain sailing! In 1996, 1,500 rigorously-selected tea cuttings were imported from the best tea growing regions in Asia. Following a long quarantine from New Zealand’s Ministry of Agriculture, Zealong was left with only 130 plants. Today, against all odds, Zealong grows and processes a variety of beautiful and tasteful organic teas and their lush tea plants add up to just over 1 million and are spread over 40 hectares!