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  • Artist John McLean's coastal orchard in Mimi, Taranaki

    One year ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    John & Chris McLean
    Artist John McLean was driven by need to become self-sufficient 30 years ago, but today he and wife Chris couldn't live any other way.
    Words & Photos: Helen Frances
    Who: John & Chris McLean
    Where: Mimi, 40km, north-east of New Plymouth
    What: 14ha
    The camera-shy chooks are let out at lunchtime into a controlled space, skedaddling past as John McLean begins the guided tour of his garden. The vegetable beds are inside separate fenced areas with interconnecting gates. When the flock finish eating out a garden bed, the couple let them in to scratch around and help...
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