A better bunch you couldn't hope to meet - Team Two Paddocks.
Tractor and Machinery
Tom has been with us since 2013. Or possibly 2012. The records have somehow been expunged. We do know that he has been confirmed as sighted on one of our tractors several times by more than one witness for more than three years.
Tom comes from Winton, and never looked back. Investigations reveal that he was in fact known there as The Eastern Southland Man of Mystery. Hit man, spy, sleuth, private eye ... or just plain farmer. No one really knows. All we can say is -- just the mention of the name Tom Shaw as far afield as Tapanui makes the bluffest of farmers turn pale. Say the name in Invercargill, and locals will dive into rain barrels.
Now in the more peaceful climes of Central Otago, Tom is, in his spare time, on an organic horticulture course. Which of course is right up our alley. However, this may be just a cover for his work for the KGB, CIA, SMERSH or whatever international organization is prepared to pay for his lethal skills. His mild mannered exterior we have always known as a cover for a steely, deadly interior.
Tom's main hobby is photography. But all spies say that don't they?
Executive Director, Central Otago Wine Company
Neil is an old pal of Mike Wolter, and an accountant to boot. Also enjoys another life as Dunedin's fashion guru and style leader. Party animal and tireless clubber, Neil is handy at vintage time as DJ for C.O. Wine Co, the country's loudest winery. Respect! Has a vast wine cellar, but prefers Two Paddocks above all else. And who can blame him for that.
Accounts and Business
Alistair is the Numbers Man for Two Paddocks and is inordinately well qualified. He also owns the only tie within the Two Paddocks Organization, and here it is. We put it up for sale on the net, but no offers were forthcoming, so the tie still comes to work.
He is the principal of WHK, a Wanaka firm. An Asian client called him a "wanaka" not long ago, but that was merely a linguistic confusion, and Alistair took it in good part.
Alistair has 20/20 vision, but wears glasses so that people take him more seriously. This hardly ever works.
More glamour, and more brains than you can shake a stick at. Virtually helped Al Gore to invent the Internet. Film buff; knows more about the French New Wave than Cahiers du Cinema. Ubernerd aside, Cathy is an outdoors freak and is often found astride the tundra in far flung parts of the world. Has climbed 7 of the big 10. Often seen at Hollywood premieres in Yves St. Laurent. Has other computer duties, but none of us at T.P. can quite grasp what they are. Enjoys a large fan base.
Ski Team Captain and Discipline
Felicity, another neighbour and friend of the proprietor, is not only our resident whiz with figures, she also runs our glamorous and wildly successful ski team. Two Paddocks has had two great seasons at Coronet Peak, and confidently expects to represent N.Z. at the next Olympics. Felicity, like Bridget, brings much needed glamour to T.P, and is good at getting us to keep our socks up. Has learnt to avoid pointing out to the proprietor the blatant noncommercial nature of the T.P. enterprise, as he would sooner not know. Much feared tennis player (serve recorded at 134 m.p.h.).