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Eastern North Island

B+LNZ is working in Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa to help farmers improve their productivity and profitability.

Working for you

Your regional B+LNZ team are committed to helping you get the most from your farm.

  • Extension staff provide information to farmers, to extend their farming knowledge and help them make informed business decisions. They organise field days and workshops, farm trials and technology expos. They put together printed handouts and online information.
  • Economic Service staff collect the farm survey data for your region, which feeds into B+LNZ's economic reports and forecasts.

B+LNZ also has people working in areas like environment and policy, who promote the interests of farmers in your region.

Annual delivery plans

Each of the six B+LNZ regions has a local farmer council – voted for by you.

Every year, your Eastern North Island (ENI) Farmer Council works with your regional B+LNZ extension managers and your ENI farmer director to develop a regional delivery plan, using feedback from the region’s farmers. The Farmer Council draws on their knowledge of local needs and priorities to choose from a range of programmes and allocate funds. As a result, you get the tools and services that have the most value for your community.

Meet your local team...

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George Tatham

Farmer Director, Eastern North Island

Contact details
06 372 3609 0272 444 900
Sandra Faulkner
Sandra Faulkner

Farmer Council Chair, Eastern North Island

Contact details
06 862 8655 021 529 041
Stephen Lys

Economic Service Manager, Eastern North Island

Contact details
06 870 3496 027 248 3521
Mark Harris

Extension Manager, Eastern North Island

Contact details
06 870 3495 027 577 9991
Lauren Cameron

Extension Manager, Eastern North Island

Contact details
06 370 2389 027 431 7626
Penny Munro
Penny Munro

Region Co-ordinator

Contact details
06 870 3497 027 357 9241
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Coming up near you

May23
Hawke’s Bay RBN – The Future of Food Tuesday, 23 May 2017 5pm 23rd May: Central Hawkes Bay Municipal Theatre, 18 Kenilworth St, Waipawa Regional event

May24
Ballance Farm Environment Awards Supreme Winners field day for the Horizons Region Wednesday, 24 May 2017 9.30am-2.30pm (rain or shine): The Woolshed, 1297 Coast Road, Pongaroa Regional event

May24
Federated Farmers Wairarapa AGM Wednesday, 24 May 2017 3pm, Masterton Club, 98 Chapel St, Masterton Regional event

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