Bonnie’s team

Bill Hutchinson – Director


Bill Hutchinson grew up on a farm in Te Awamutu, and went on to run the family farm before moving north with his wife, Chrissey, and his children, Anna and Richard.


After 12 years developing a sheep and beef unit near Whangarei, the Waikato called again. Bill and Chrissey purchased another farm needing development on Bayley Rd near Te Awamutu where they ran 800 – 1000 dairy grazers for a further 12 years before moving to Mount Maunganui to live by the beach.


Never one to sit still, Bill saw an opportunity to work in an industry that he loved and knew like the back of his hand!  And so, Bonnie the Cow was born!


Bill and the team at Bonnie the Cow stand behind Bonnie’s quality range of untreated timber wood chip, post peel, shavings, sawdust, and our ever popular Premium Animal Bedding. Visit our products page at to find out more about our bedding for animals.


When Bill isn’t out and about visiting farms he can be reached at the office on 0508 4 266 643 or directly on mobile 0275 688 838.


Julie Frieswyk – Administrator


Julie is Bill’s office hand (as in Farm Hand)! She’s the friendly voice you’ll hear on the other end of the phone when you call to order your animal bedding or to talk to us about your animal bedding needs.


To summarise Julie’s unsurpassed contributions to the Bonnie Team: she’s our Animal Bedding delivery logistical juggler, accounts person and sales support superstar.