Gidday, my name is Jack Hirst. I was born and raised just out of Gisborne on a lifestyle block, attending Campion College for my high school years. I have an older sister and 2 younger sisters. My hobbies include hockey, horse riding, hunting with the hounds in the winter and just being outside. Although I don’t come from a farming background I have had an interest in farming all my life and have worked on farms at every opportunity. All school holidays and weekends have been spent on farms. When I leave Waipaoa I would like to get a shepherding job for a year or two and then travel overseas and learn other farming practices before returning home and working my way up in to farm management and/or ownership.