Experienced agribusiness, financial and professional services consultant, writer and event MC.
Born and bred Southlander now residing in Queenstown.
Member of the 2007 Speight's Great Beer Delivery. A mega budget, multi-award winning marketing promotion that involved transporting a replica Speight's Ale House from Dunedin to London aboard the MV Lida, a 76 day voyage of over 24'000km's.
Regular industry commentator contributing over the years of material in print, on air and online to Allied Press, Fairfax Media, NZME and MediaWorks.
Rural Exchange - 12/10/2019 Mark speaking to Hamish Mackay and Richard Loe about the governments proposed fresh water reforms. Listen below.
The Muster 22/8/2019 Mark speaking to Jonny Turner about farming, sport and politics.
Rural Exchange - 2/3/2019 Mark speaking to Hamish Mackay and Richard Loe about the governments proposed capital gains tax. Listen below.
The Country - 26/1/2018 - Mark talks to Jamie Mackay on Freedom camping and the opportunity for smaller rural towns to make a little money off the back of traditional tourist hot spots kicking freedom campers out.
Rural Exchange - 16/9/2017 - Mark features as the REX weekly character of the country speaking to Hamish Mackay, Richard Loe and Sarah Perriam.
Mountain Scene - 8/7/2019 - Clean up your room before saving the world
Mountain Scene - 7/8/2018 - Likely to cause offense.
Mountain Scene - 17/4/2018 - Paying at the pump
Mountain Scene - 9/12/2017 - Don't tell me or others how to eat, prey and love.
Mountain Scene - 29/10/2017 - Immigration, turning off the tap will kill us.
Mountain Scene - 24/10/2017 - We need to fix housing challenges ourselves.
Mountain Scene - 14/05/2017 - We don't know how lucky we are.
Mountain Scene - 20/3/2017 - Cheap booze plus strict laws equals parties.
Mountain Scene - 15/01/2017 - Shout out to the summer toilers.