Great Farming Stories

Big savings with on-site native nursery

Big savings with on-site native nursery

16 September 2020

Setting up an on-farm indigenous plant nursery is potentially saving one Southland farming couple...

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2020 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

2020 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

14 June 2020

Geordie & Frances Eade of Granity Downs -  Intensive sheep & beef. Big picture...

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2020 Southland Entrants

2020 Southland Entrants

13 May 2020

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

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Andrew and Vanessa Wilkinson - Calsi Farms

Andrew and Vanessa Wilkinson - Calsi Farms

14 April 2020

2020 finalists: Andrew & Vanessa Wilkinson of Calsi Farms - Dairy. Over the past 10 years,...

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Robert and Cate Willis - Bobcat

Robert and Cate Willis - Bobcat

14 April 2020

2020 finalists: Robert & Cate Willis of Bobcat - Dairy. Fourth-generation Southland farmer...

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Chris and Desiree Giles - Waimumu Downs

Chris and Desiree Giles - Waimumu Downs

2 April 2020

2020 finalists: Chris & Desiree Giles of Waimumu Downs - Dairy. A strong vision has guided...

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2019 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

2019 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

12 April 2019

Kepler Farm in Te Anau was announced the Regional Supreme Winner at this evening’s 2019...

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2018 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

2018 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

12 April 2018

Mataura dairy farmers Ryan and Abby Moseby have won the Southland Ballance Farm Environment Awards....

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2017 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

2017 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

7 April 2017

Glenham farmers David, Alanna and Julie Clarke run their sheep breeding and finishing and dairy...

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2016 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

2016 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

30 April 2016

Redcliff farmers Shane Gibbons and Bridget Speight are Supreme winners of the 2016 Southland...

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2015 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

2015 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

15 April 2015

Te Anau sheep and dairy farmers Robert and Anna Kempthorne run Mavora Farms Ltd, a successful...

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2014 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

2014 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

15 April 2014

Andrew and HeatherTripp embrace the mantle of stewardship that comes with being in charge of this...

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2013 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

2013 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

15 April 2013

Southland dairy conversion pioneers Abe and Anita de Wolde oversee a dairying business milking...

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2012 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

2012 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

15 April 2012

Former sheep farmers, Michael and Karen Blomfield have attracted abundant praise from the award...

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2011 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

2011 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

15 April 2011

Grant and Bernie Weller are balancing farming profitably with environmental and succession...

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2010 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

2010 Southland Regional Supreme Winners

15 April 2010

Elliot and Janine King’s pride in their 308ha family property on the northern slopes of the...

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