15 May 2020

A country lockdown

From Country Life, 9:07 pm on 15 May 2020
Joe Swann and Robert Lyons

Joe Swann and Robert Lyons Photo: RNZ/Sally Round

Rob Lyons and Joe Swann are mechanical engineers from Ireland and Scotland, making Triumph motorbikes. While in NZ on a mountainbiking trip, they found themselves stuck here because of Covid-19. They have turned their hand to agricultural work, picking grapes and are now heading north to do kiwifruit. They've been living the country life with the river for a shower and a park in Masterton, their backyard.