Janet and Paul Boocock 

Janet and Paul

Janet and Paul Boocock are your hosts at The Factory.

The Boococks were both born in New Zealand but spent 30 years living on Scotland Island in Sydney, Australia before they fell in love with The Factory and returned to New Zealand in 2010.

Paul worked as a cameraman for 60 Minutes Australia for 28 years, travelling around the globe filming everything from war zones to interviews with the rich and famous. Janet was an Assistant Principal at Newport Public School on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and together they owned and managed Pitt Point Cottage on Scotland Island, a popular weekend getaway.

While travelling around New Zealand with their two daughters, Hannah and Lucy, they discovered The Factory and realised they had found paradise. Having renovated the guest wing, they opened in January 2011. Paul is a trained barista and now spends his time taking photos of this extraordinarily beautiful country and Janet has a diploma in proofreading and editing.

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