MICHAEL JURLINA was born in Kaitaia in 1962, son of Ivan (1933 – 2022) and Mary Vinac (1941). His grandfather Loni (1898 – 1979) was a gum digger on arrival in New Zealand and he worked with his brother Klem in his gum buying business. Lon married Frances Dragicevich (1911 – 2003) and they developed a large farm at Lake Ohia. Ivan’s sons Michael and David are still cattle and dairy farming the same land that has been in the family since 1930. Michael married Lisa Lloyd, has worked as an accountant and in Real estate.



Courtesy: Kaye Dragicevich