About Us

Plant Planet is an independent magazine bringing the latest news, releases and insights from the Plant Machinery Industry to one place. We cover news from across the Construction, Extraction, and Agricultural Sectors. Our core aim is to provide readers with impartial information from across the world of Heavy Machinery in a variety of formats.

From our bi-monthly magazine to online news platform, we bring the information you need in a way to suit you. Whether it’s information about the latest shows in the industry, an insight from one of our industry experts, or the details on the latest Heavy Machinery releases – Plant Planet is the magazine for you.

 Plant Planet is a Kiwi Media & Promotions Publication. 

Brendon Cook

With experience building and running multiple businesses, Brendon is a highly motivated person that drives the team forwards. 

As a New Zealander, Brendon is always keen to put on a BBQ and loves a G&T!


Hannah Bounford, BA(Hons), MA
Hannah recently graduated University with a Research MA and is passionate about the arts and writing.

 Known as the queen of to-do lists in the office, Hannah is in charge of editorial content and magazine layout.




Darren Shelton


Darren has over 12 years experience within media sales, across various sectors, including Marine, weekly Classifieds, Equestrian & Horticulture. He has worked at various levels from Sales Executive up to Senior Management Positions.

Darren has a vast experience in a number of martial arts, currently  focusing on Wing Chun.


Ioana Palosanu


Ioana is in charge of website design for Plant Planet, ensuring everything is running smoothly ‘behind the scenes’. She is currently on her year abroad, studying Computer Science in Singapore. In her spare time she enjoys playing lacrosse and travelling. 




Ellie Baldwin


With a degree in English and Creative Writing, Ellie puts her creativity to good use as our marketing manager. Whilst digital marketing is her day-to-day job, Ellie also writes content for the magazine and our blog.