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.

2018 award winners

Manaia dairy farmers Grant, Dinny and Leedom Gibbs of the Gibbs G Trust are Taranaki's supreme winners for 2018.

Read more about the 2018 regional winners on the NZ Farm Environment Trust website (external link)

2017 award winners

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

Read about the 2017 Taranaki Regional Supreme Winners (external link)

2017 Taranaki Regional Supreme Winners - Ballance Farm Environment Awards