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Mid-Northern North Island

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B+LNZ is working in Bay of Plenty and Waikato 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.

Healthy Rivers Plan Change meetings

Beef + Lamb New Zealand is running a series of workshops to help farmers make their own submission on the Waikato Regional Council’s Healthy Rivers Plan Change.

Healthy Rivers Plan Change Resources

The below resources have been developed to help you with your submission.

Submission Forms

Beef + Lamb New Zealand's submission on Plan Change 1

B+LNZ's submission on the Waikato Regional Council Healthy Rivers Wai Ora Plan (proposed Plan Change 1) was lodged with the Waikato Regional Council on 8 March 2017.

You can read our submission by clicking the link below.


Annual delivery plans

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

Every year, your Mid-Northern North Island (MNNI) Farmer Council works with your regional B+LNZ extension managers and your MNNI 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...

James Parsons
James Parsons

Farmer Director, Northern North Island

Contact details
09 438 8563 021 206 3208
Robyn Williamson
Robyn Williamson

Farmer Council Chair, Mid-Northern North Island

Contact details
07 871 0809
Dot Larsen

Economic Service Manager - Mid-Northern North Island

Contact details
07 839 4260 027 555 9127
Andrew Jolly

Extension Manager, Mid-Northern North Island

Contact details
07 839 0286 027 556 8836
Coming up near you

Ahuwhenua Trophy 2017 Finalist Field Day Thursday, 27 April 2017 8.45am: RA & JG King Partnership, 185 Puketawa Road, Tiraumea, Tararua National event

B+LNZ Wormwise Workshop Thursday, 27 April 2017 10am–2pm: Manawahe Eco Centre, 1913 Manawahe Road, Manawahe (Old Manawahe school buildings) Regional event

B+LNZ AgInnovation Conference 2017 Wednesday, 3 May 2017 8am–5pm: Awapuni Racecourse, Grand Oaks Drive, Palmerston North National event

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Upcoming sheep and beef courses in the Coromandel.