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  • Ballance Farm Environment Awards success

    by Helen Martin Big congratulations to South Head farmers Ross and Eleanore Webber and to South Head operation Ôtakanini Topû Inc. for their prestigious wins at the Auckland Ballance Farm Environment Awards held on the 27 March. Ross and Eleanore, who run a progressive 195ha beef farm with their son...

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  • Council water consultation feedback, due April 19

    by Helen Martin In a significant initiative, Auckland Council Te Kaunihera o Tâmaki Makaurau has produced the draft document Our Water Future Tâtâtouwai ahu akenei. It begins “Clean, healthy water is essential to our future. It gives us life, shapes our environment and adds to the beauty of our region....

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  • Profile – Terry and Gaye Somers

    by Helen Martin As the brains and the brawn behind popular Kaipara Cruises for over 40 years, owner/operators Terry and Gaye Somers are an integral part of Helensville’s cultural landscape. Water is in their blood. Terry moved with his family from their Motuihe Island farm to Helensville in the 1950s,...

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