The woman I want to clone!  I  Sue McGaw, Special Projects with Plants artwork
Sarah's Country

The woman I want to clone! I Sue McGaw, Special Projects with Plants

  • S3E21
  • 40:13
  • November 26th 2021

What led me to Sue was a string of fate, and now I want to share her with the world as this week's Sarah's Country Sister.

Sue McGaw is a specialist native plant consultant from North Canterbury who works with farmers to design their riparian plantings into biodiversity nodes to ensure 99% success rate, all year round bird feed, resilence from pests, weeds, droughts, and floods and Rongoā Māori, the traditional healing properties.

At 63 years old, after 25 years of landscape design, Sue's imposter syndrome that she no one would listen to her without a Master's she embarked on completing in Ecology.

Sue's lifelong mission is to pass on her knowledge to catchment groups and farmers to get it right the first time and not just plant what you like the look of!

To connect with Sue feel free to email her, [email protected].

Sarah's Country

Growing food and fibre is an exciting but complex world to be in.

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Sarah Perriam-Lampp is an award-winning rural journalist with a decade of experience across TV, radio, podcast, and print where her pulse of New Zealand's farming sector makes Sarah's Country a valuable mainstay in your podcast library. 

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About Sarah

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Sarah Perriam
TV & Radio Host, Creative Director - Perriam Media

As a leading voice in New Zealand agriculture, Sarah Perriam has worked for over a decade behind & in front of the camera in rural media, recognised for her extraordinary commitment to progressing the conversation of farming food and fashion-forward with an open heart & open mind.

Sarah has led an impressive career well-known from her nation-wide role as a radio host and a rural commentator on the AM Show. 

It was through this pivotal part in her career she was thrust into a position of representing the role females play in the growth of agribusiness & global trade whilst balancing an important emotive and educated discussion with our consumers around farming.

Sarah is both a host of the popular show 'Sarah's Country' and businesswomen with her production agency, Perriam Media with a team of 7 and a video & radio studio in Canterbury New Zealand.


Sarah’s Country is produced in a strategic alliance with the country’s largest rural newspaper, Farmers Weekly, broadcast LIVE 7 pm three nights a week and on-demand on the podcast to an audience of 70,000. She discussing the matters that matter most to passionate producers of food & fibre with open hearts & open minds.