The supreme winner of the East Coast Ballance Farm Environment Awards will be one of three Hawke’s Bay farms, which have just been announced as finalists.
This annual awards programme is an opportunity to benchmark a farm with other like-minded farmers in the region. The programme is about positive role modelling and looking at the most effective tools to improve farm practices.
“The Awards showcase farmers and farm businesses that demonstrate strong balanced performance across environmental, productive, financial and human aspects of the business, as well as the contribution beyond the farm to the wider community,” says HBRC Catchment Manager Brendan Powell.
This year’s awards dinner takes place at the Napier Conference Centre on Marine Parade on March 20. Category award winners will be announced, including Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and Gisborne District Council’s jointly sponsored regional award ‘Farming for the Future’.
The finalists cover a range of farming operations - Frasertown sheep and beef farmers Dave Read and Judy Bogaard; Flemington lamb and beef finishers Watergreen Tourere Partnership, owned by Pete Swinburn and Suzanne Hoyt, and Bruce Isles and Danelle Dinsdale; and at Patoka, dairy farmers Nick and Nicky Dawson from Glenelg (Great Glen Farm Ltd).
The Ballance Farm Environment Awards recognise and celebrate good farm practices which promotes sustainable land management through an annual awards programme that is run in 11 regions throughout New Zealand.
6 March 2019
Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Hawke's Bay Regional Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Hawke's Bay Regional Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Hawke's Bay Regional Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.
© Hawke's Bay Regional Council - www.hbrc.govt.nz / +64 6 835 9200 / firstname.lastname@example.org