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'It's in the blood': From green pastures to a Stoney Creek

By: , Carly Gibbs

Carly is a weekend writer for the Bay of Plenty Times

"HAVE you signed our guest book?" Brent McConnell politely inquiries.

When I respond with a "no", he grabs an orange-handled drop point knife, expertly flicks it open and hands it to me.

He then motions