Great Farming Stories

A healthy environment - essential for family and growing great produce

A healthy environment - essential for family and growing great produce

11 February 2021

Together with a team of 45, fifth-generation vegetable grower Robin Oakley and wife Shirleen grow...

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The proof is in the potatoes 

The proof is in the potatoes 

12 January 2021

The proof is in the potatoes at Oakley’s Premium Fresh Vegetables when it comes to a...

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2020 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

2020 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

14 June 2020

Dairy farmers Tony Coltman & Dana Carver of Canlac Holdings are the 2020 Canterbury...

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2020 Canterbury Entrants

2020 Canterbury Entrants

15 April 2020

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

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John Taylor, Brendon Stent & Aafke Huisman - Rosebank - Landcorp Farming Pamu

John Taylor, Brendon Stent & Aafke Huisman - Rosebank - Landcorp Farming Pamu

14 April 2020

2020 finalists: John Taylor, Brendon Stent & Aafke Huisman of Rosebank – Landcorp Farming...

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Robin Oakley - Oakley's Premium Fresh Vegetables

Robin Oakley - Oakley's Premium Fresh Vegetables

14 April 2020

2020 finalists: Robin Oakley of Oakley’s Premium Fresh Vegetables - Horticulture. Taking...

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Richard and Chrissie Wright - Tamar

Richard and Chrissie Wright - Tamar

14 April 2020

2020 finalists: Richard & Chrissie Wright of Tamar - Beef, dairy & Cropping. Scale...

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Mike & Nicky Salvesen - Wakare

Mike & Nicky Salvesen - Wakare

14 April 2020

2020 finalists: Mike & Nicky Salvesen of Wakare - Beef & deer. A progressive vision for...

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2019 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

2019 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

22 March 2019

White Rock Mains, owned and operated by Duncan and Tina Mackintosh, was announced the Regional...

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2018 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

2018 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

14 March 2018

The Canterbury Ballance Farm Environment Awards have been won by a dairy farming company showing a...

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2017 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

2017 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

6 April 2017

Stonyhurst Partnership, is a 22,000 stock unit sheep, beef and deer breeding and finishing property...

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2016 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

2016 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

31 March 2016

Geraldine sharemilkers Joe and Suz Wyborn are the Supreme winners of the 2016 Cantebrury Ballance...

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2015 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

2015 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

30 March 2015

Omarama high-country farmers Richard and Annabelle Subtil run 12000ha Omarama Station –...

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2014 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

2014 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

30 March 2014

Mark Slee’s parents Syd and Morrell converted the original 365ha family sheep farm south of...

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2013 Canterbury Regional Supreme WInners

2013 Canterbury Regional Supreme WInners

30 March 2013

Intensive land use can also be sustainable land use say Criage and Roz Mackenzie, a progressive...

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2012 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

2012 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

30 March 2012

The award judges described Dan and Mandy as, “an innovative couple making a tough high...

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2011 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

2011 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

30 March 2011

Eric and Maxine Watson’s combination of efficient productivity and environmental...

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2010 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

2010 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

30 March 2010

Dugald and Mandy Rutherford’s vigilant stewardship and long-term commitment to their diverse...

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2009 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

2009 Canterbury Regional Supreme Winners

30 March 2009

Market-driven production and a focus on small scale specialist crops have been a hallmark of Nick...

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