Thriving Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Former Young Landscaper of the Year Andrew Rae now runs his own business in Central Otago. As Andrew explains, the environment around Cromwell and Alexandra is as tough as it is beautiful, with the natural constraints only adding to the landscaping possibilities

Andrew first started landscaping in 2005 and, after years honing his skills in Dunedin and Christchurch, he started Weka Landscaping in Alexandra in 2014 with his wife Nicola’s help.

“We are still a small business,” says Andrew. “It’s just me, a foreman and an apprentice on the tools, although I’ll be looking for another foreman soon.”

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