Great Farming Stories

Trees for the people - trees for the planet

Trees for the people - trees for the planet

22 November 2020

At any one time there are up to 250,000 seedlings on Stephen and Sam Wade’s Lynwood Avocado...

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2020 Northland Regional Supreme Winners

2020 Northland Regional Supreme Winners

3 June 2020

Jeff Martin and Helen Linssen of Te Karoa Farms - Beef. Jeff and Helen specialise in beef...

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2020 Northland Entrants

2020 Northland Entrants

3 June 2020

Here are our wonderful 2020 entrants for the Northland Ballance Farm Environment Awards. We...

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Grant and Danielle Petterd - Prospark Farm

Grant and Danielle Petterd - Prospark Farm

14 April 2020

2020 finalists: Grant and Danielle Petterd of Prospark Farm - Dairy. The attractive vistas...

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Rod & Cindy Maclvor with daughter Brenna - Marsden Estate

Rod & Cindy Maclvor with daughter Brenna - Marsden Estate

14 April 2020

2020 finalists: Rod and Cindy MacIvor with daughter Brenna of Marsden Estate - Vineyard,...

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2019 Northland Regional Supreme Winners

2019 Northland Regional Supreme Winners

29 March 2019

A Whangarei family growing raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and green and gold kiwifruit...

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2018 Northland Regional Supreme Winners

2018 Northland Regional Supreme Winners

21 March 2018

Whananaki beef farmers Greta and Craig Harman have won the Northland Ballance Farm Environment...

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2017 Northland Regional Supreme Winners

2017 Northland Regional Supreme Winners

23 March 2017

Bay of Islands horticultural stalwarts Alan and Helen Thompson have won the Northland Ballance Farm...

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2016 Northland Regional Supreme Winners

2016 Northland Regional Supreme Winners

31 May 2016

Taipa sheep and beef farmers Dennis and Rachelle O'Callaghan have been named Supreme Winners of...

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2015 Northland Regional Supreme Winner

2015 Northland Regional Supreme Winner

31 May 2015

Pakotai dairy farmers Rachel and Greig Alexander are the Supreme winners of the 2015 Northland...

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2014 Northland Regional Supreme Winners

2014 Northland Regional Supreme Winners

31 May 2014

Very sustainable dairy farming with a business that is productive and profitable while having...

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2013 Northland Regional Supreme Winners

2013 Northland Regional Supreme Winners

31 May 2013

Exemplary dairy farm management and care for the environment in a location very visible to members...

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2012 Northland Regional Supreme Winners

2012 Northland Regional Supreme Winners

30 May 2012

A previously non-compliant dairy farm has been reconverted to dairying after several years of...

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2011 Northland Regional Supreme Winners

2011 Northland Regional Supreme Winners

31 May 2011

An avocado orchard near Whangarei is the first horticultural enterprise in Northland to win a...

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2010 Northland Regional Supreme Winners

2010 Northland Regional Supreme Winners

31 May 2010

The lifetime achievement of Brian and Gaye Simms in developing, farming and sustaining their slice...

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