The Council has partnered with the NZ Farm Environment Trust to bring the Ballance Farm Environment Awards to Taranaki.
These awards recognise and celebrate good farm practices and are run in 10 regions throughout New Zealand.
All entrants go through a judging process which considers the entire environment that the farm operates within, with particular consideration to:
- Sustainable profitability.
- Environmental awareness.
- Good business practices.
- Social and community responsibility.
2018 award winners
Manaia dairy farmers Grant, Dinny and Leedom Gibbs of the Gibbs G Trust are Taranaki's supreme winners for 2018.
|2017 Supreme Award
Ballance Agri-Nutrients Soil Management Award
Beef+Lamb NZ Livestock Award
Hill Laboratories Harvest Award
WaterForce Integrated Management Award
Taranaki Regional Council Sustainability Award
|Peter & Nicola Carver
(Holmleigh Trust Partnership)
|LIC Dairy Farm Award
CB Norwood Distributers Agri-Business Management Award
|John & Roselyn Weir
(Springmount Farms Ltd)
|Massey University Innovation Award||Layne & Helen Greensill with
William Candy & Rebecca Coleman
(Layne & Helen Greensill Family Trust Partnership)
|Farm Stewardship Award
(QEII National Trust/NZ Farm Environment Trust)
|Damian & Jane Roper|
|Special Award - Commitment to the Environment||Chris Jury & Daniela Krumm