13 Jan 2017

Country Life Summer Edition - Number 3

From Country Life, 9:05 pm on 13 January 2017
Rod Millen in 1906 Durracq.

Rod Millen in a 1906 Darracq vehicle Photo: RNZ / Carol Stiles

Rod Millen is a New Zealand and international motor racing champion who has lived in the United States since 1978. He now commutes every two weeks between California and Hahei in the Coromandel. Rod grew up on a farm in New Zealand and is now combining his love of rural life here with his love for motor racing.

He's bought a farm and each year hosts the Leadfoot Festival on it. It's a festival of speed and driving. Drivers come from all over New Zealand and from overseas to scream up a hill climb course, that for 363 other days of the year, doubles as the farm's driveway.

Also, winning poultry prizes is becoming a habit for 27-year-old duck breeder Richard Price, who rears his quacky birds on a 12-acre lifestyle block in Mosgiel...

And sourdough bread made the genuine slow way in a very rural artisan bakehouse.

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