Horizons Regional Council is proud to support the Ballance Farm Environment Awards and their celebration of those who have created systems enhancing the environment while maintaining profitability.
The 2015 regional Supreme Winners William Akers, Laura Oughton, Hugh and Judy Akers from Broadlands Station were successful due to their straightforward, efficient methods. They have achieved an excellent overall balance of production, biodiversity, sustainability and erosion protection on a wide variety of flat, rolling and hill country land.
Horizons has been involved with the Ballance Farm Environment Awards since 2004. We see great value in this involvement each year as the Awards not only recognise successful farmers in our Region, but also provide the opportunity for Council to build stronger links with the community, share ideas and work in partnership with landowners to achieve environmental best practice.
We look forward to the future of this partnership as we work to enhance our Region’s environment alongside its economy.
Horizons Regional Council