Mike & Pat Collins
Okura plantation, an organic citrus orchard in Kerikeri, has been in the family of Mike and Pat Collins since 1954. They grow the sweetest citrus including mandarins, limes and oranges. Growing citrus organically in a wet and humid environment such as New Zealand doesn’t come without its challenges, but it didn’t deter the Collins from converting to organics over 30 years ago. Their 10 Ha block is Biogro number 81… Which means if they were to convert now, their number would have 4 figures. What legends!