New role uses ‘all those wee skills’

Keeping busy is in Rosalie Hyslop’s DNA.

The newly-appointed New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association executive officer said landing the job ‘‘all stems back to Nana’’, Joyce Johnston.

‘‘She was a real community-minded person, and a really smart lady … She was just always busy, always giving her time … she always taught us just to keep going.’’

It was almost by accident she landed her new role, after helping husband Nick, who owns Hyslop Groundspread, plan the Canterbury branch conference for 240 people at Mt Cook’s The Hermitage Hotel.

‘‘Nick was the branch chair at the time … They were planning the conference last year, which got cancelled due to Covid, and then this year, because I wasn’t working and had more time, I helped them … and just absolutely loved it. Loved the people, loved the organising, and so, sort of got a really good feel for the association and the members.’’

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