Suze Redmayne, 56, owns and operates Coastal Lamb, which she and her husband Richard established 12 years ago. Coastal Lamb is supplied by several family-owned farms, including their own farm ‘Tunnel Hill’ at Turakina. The company supplies supermarkets and restaurants as well as several export markets. Earlier this year, Coastal Lamb won the Silver Fern Farms Market Leader Award at the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards. Suze and Richard were the Supreme Winner of the Ballance Farm Environment Award for the Horizons region this year.

In addition to running the business, Suze has supported Rangitīkei MP Ian McKelvie and his predecessor for several years in a part-time role. She is currently a trustee of Sport Whanganui and was a trustee of the Whanganui Community Foundation until last year. Suze has a Bachelor of Arts from Otago University.

Suze and Richard have lived and worked at their farm in Turakina for 26 years. They have three adult children, Sam, Ruby and Sophie.

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