Ballance Farm Environment Awards

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.

Entries for the 2020 Taranaki awards close on 31 October 2019. The awards will be presented on 7 April 2020.

Find out more and/or enter the Ballance Farm Environment Awards(external link)

2019 award winners

Jarred & Sarah Coogan and Bryan & Helen Hocken
(MataRata Downs Sheep & Beef, Tarata)

  • 2019 Regional Supreme Award
  • Massey University Innovation Award
  • Norwood Agri-Business Management Award

Niels Hansen & Fiona Howatson
(Lundsdale Farms Sheep & Beef, Stratford)

  • Taranaki Regional Council Sustainability Award
  • Ballance Agri-Nutrients Soil Management Award
  • Beef + Lamb New Zealand Livestock Farm Award
  • Hill Laboratories Agri-Science Award

Jodi Roebuck & Tanya Mercer
(Roebuck Farm)

  • Bayleys People in Primary Sector Award
Thomas & Courtney Werder
(McWerders Farm Trust Dairy, Manutahi)
  • Dairy NZ Sustainability & Stewardship Award
John, Sheree & Kelsey Espin
(Jackel Trust Partnership Dairy, Midhirst)
  • Predator Free Farm Award
Andy & Lisa Tippett Dairy, Okaiawa
  • Waterforce Integrated Management Award

More about the 2019 Ballance Farm Environment Awards winners in Taranaki(external link)