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.
Our Waikato Field Day was held at the Aria property of Ballance Farm Environment Awards Regional Supreme Winners Mark and Felicity Brough in July.
Free and open to all, topics included biodiversity planning and revegetating a farm's natural features. The Broughs were 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.