Sheryl Haitana, Editor - Dairy Exporter

Sheryl Haitana is the Editor and content creator for the NZ Dairy Exporter, covering dairy farming in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.

She studied a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism at Massey University and spent several years working in sports and police journalism before finding her way back to agricultural journalism. It was a good fit. Sheryl is off a dairy farm and has a natural passion for the industry and enjoys meeting exceptional farmers who are working hard to produce top NZ primary products.

Sheryl is based near the beautiful coastal township of Matata in Bay of Plenty where she lives with her husband and two young daughters.


2021 – Dairy Exporter – Ministry for Primary Industries Fit for a Better World Award, which recognises the importance of innovation and technology in supporting sustainability, for its special report over six stories taking an in-depth look at regenerative agriculture through the voices or farmers, scientists, policy makers and funders of research.

2020 – Dairy Exporter -Runners up for Ministry for Primary Industries Rongo Award for Farming in the Covid bubble.

2020 – Dairy Exporter – Best Trade Magazine: Highly Commended

2019 – Dairy Exporter – Best Trade Magazine: Highly Commended