Our Awards / 2020 Field Days

waikato BFEA field day - friday 3 july 2020, 10.30am - 3.30pm

Come along to our Waikato Field Day for an insider’s view on good farming practice at the Aria property of Ballance Farm Environment Awards Regional Supreme Winners Mark and Felicity Brough.

Free and open to all, we encourage you to bring along your friends and family. Please head to Aria Cosmopolitan Club to register before travelling to the field day at Paerua, 345 Oniao Rd, Aria.

Please email or phone Liz on 027 571 6206 for more information and to secure your spot.


  • 8am: Bus departs Waikato University, Gate 1
  • 8.30am: Bus departs Te Awamutu i-SITE, Gorst Ave, Te Awamutu
  • 10.30am: Registration at the Aria Cosmopolitan Club – Kie Kie Rd, Aria
  • 10.45am: Welcome and morning tea, followed by 1.5km farm walk at Paerua, 345 Oniao Rd, Aria. 
  • 1.30pm: Lunch at Aria Cosmopolitan Club
  • 3.30pm: Bus departs for Hamilton

Topics will include biodiversity planning and revegetating a farm's natural features. The Broughs will be joined by freshwater ecologist Bruno David, Waikato Regional Council’s Adrian Jepson and the King Country River Care group's Anna Nelson.

Native birds have returned, and water quality has improved, since the Broughs took over Paerua about 20 years ago – reflecting their respect of land, animals, soil and water. Read more about them

Field days are normally held at the property of Regional Supreme Winners shortly after each region's awards announcement, however many 2020 field days have been postponed due to COVID-19.

Subject to it being safe to do so, we are planning to hold other regional field days at the properties of the 2020 Ballance Farm Environment Awards Regional Supreme Winners before June 2021.