Sustainable farming showcased at annual awards

Some of the country's most environmentally conscious farmers and growers will be honoured this week, as they compete to win a prestigious sustainability award.

The Balllance Farm Environment Awards recognise and celebrate good farm practices which promote sustainable land management.

Run by the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust, winners have been selected from each of the 11 regions involved, with a national winner announced at the gala event on Thursday.

The finalists are:

Northland: Patrick Malley, Maungatapere Berries, Maungatapere

Sustainable farming showcased at annual awards
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Auckland: Ross and Eleanore Webber, Webber Family Farm, South Head

Sustainable farming showcased at annual awards
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Waikato:  Adrian and Pauline Ball, Dennley Farms Ltd, Tirau

Sustainable farming showcased at annual awards
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Bay of Plenty:  Katherine and Fraser McGougan, Willowvale Farms Ltd, Taneatua

Sustainable farming showcased at annual awards
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Taranaki: Jarred and Sarah Coogan and Bryan and Helen Hocken, MataRata Downs, Tarata

Sustainable farming showcased at annual awards
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East Coast: Nick and Nicky Dawson Glenelg, Patoka

Sustainable farming showcased at annual awards
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Greater Wellington: Jim and Marilyn Law and Kurt and Lisa Portas, Palliser Ridge 

Sustainable farming showcased at annual awards
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Horizons:  Simon and Trudy Hales, Kereru Farms, Dannevirke

Sustainable farming showcased at annual awards

Canterbury: Duncan and Tina Mackintosh, White Rock Mains, Waimakariri

Sustainable farming showcased at annual awards
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Otago: Andrew and Lynnore Templeton, The Rocks Station, Middlemarch 

Sustainable farming showcased at annual awards

Southland: Travis Leslie and Catriona Cunningham, Kepler Farm, Te Anau 

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