Great Farming Stories

Kaitiakitanga, sustainable farming and growing delicious food

Kaitiakitanga, sustainable farming and growing delicious food

20 January 2021

Firm believers in the  importance of kaitiakitanga (guardianship of the land), Pania...

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Sustainable approach boosting productivity

Sustainable approach boosting productivity

28 September 2020

An East Coast farm is enjoying a dramatic increase in productivity, despite retiring 10% of the...

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2020 East Coast Regional Supreme Winners

2020 East Coast Regional Supreme Winners

30 April 2020

Evan & Linda Potter of Waipapa (sheep, beef & deer) are the 2020 winners of...

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2020 East Coast Entrants

2020 East Coast Entrants

15 April 2020

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

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Richard Clark - Waipaoa Forests

Richard Clark - Waipaoa Forests

14 April 2020

2020 finalist: Richard Clark of Waipaoa Forests - Farm forestry. Waipaoa Forests...

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Dan and Billie Herries - Taramoa

Dan and Billie Herries - Taramoa

14 April 2020

2020 finalists: Dan & Billie Herries of Taramoa — Sheep &...

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Michael & Mandy and Richard & Jenny Loffler - Loffler Partnership

Michael & Mandy and Richard & Jenny Loffler - Loffler Partnership

14 April 2020

2020 finalists: Michael & Mandy and Richard & Jenny Loffler of Loffler...

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George & Bobbi Williams - Mutuera Station

George & Bobbi Williams - Mutuera Station

14 April 2020

2020 finalists: George & Bobbi Williams of Mutuera Station — Sheep &...

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Ryan Sanderson & Malinda Wynyard - Hollow Point Pastures

Ryan Sanderson & Malinda Wynyard - Hollow Point Pastures

14 April 2020

2020 finalists: Ryan Sanderson & Malinda Wynyard of Hollow Point Pastures...

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2019 East Coast Regional Supreme Winners

2019 East Coast Regional Supreme Winners

20 March 2019

Hawke's Bay dairy farmers, Nick and Nicky Dawson, have won the East Coast Ballance Farm...

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2018 East Coast Regional Supreme Winners

2018 East Coast Regional Supreme Winners

28 March 2018

Parkhill Dairy Farm at Ashley Clinton has won the East Coast Ballance Farm Environment Awards...

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2017 East Coast Regional Supreme Winners

2017 East Coast Regional Supreme Winners

2 March 2017

Trees have been grown on Maraetara by five generations of the Holt family and Philip Holt is still...

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2016 East Coast Regional Supreme Winners

2016 East Coast Regional Supreme Winners

28 February 2016

Resilient, innovative and hard-working growers Graham and Marian Hirst are Supreme winners of the...

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2015 East Coast Regional Supreme Winners

2015 East Coast Regional Supreme Winners

28 February 2015

Central Hawke’s Bay sheep and beef farmers Alastair and Tracy Ormond and Alastair’s son...

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2014 East Coast Regional Supreme Winners

2014 East Coast Regional Supreme Winners

28 February 2014

Acknowledging the work that has gone before them and ensuring astute stewardship continues are...

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2013 East Coast Regional Supreme Winners

2013 East Coast Regional Supreme Winners

28 February 2013

At Smedley, a 5054ha (3186 ha effective) Central Hawke’s Bay sheep, beef, deer and training...

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2012 East Coast Regional Supreme Winners

2012 East Coast Regional Supreme Winners

28 February 2012

Last April’s devastating deluge graphically underscored the value of the long-term and...

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2011 East Coast Regional Supreme Winners

2011 East Coast Regional Supreme Winners

28 February 2011

Described by the award judges as “picture perfect”, the Wyn-Harris farming business...

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