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Western North Island

B+LNZ is working in Manawatu, Wanganui and Taranaki 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 Western North Island (WNI) Farmer Council works with your regional B+LNZ extension managers and your WNI 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...

Kirsten Bryant
Kirsten Bryant

Farmer Director, Western North Island

Contact details
06 342 7755 027 275 1690
William Morrison
William Morrison

Farmer Council Chair, Western North Island

Contact details
06 322 8236 027 640 1166
Tim-Hembrow
Tim Hembrow

Economic Service Manager / Supervisor, Western North Island

Contact details
06 323 0508 027 333 6289
Jason Griffin

Extension Manager, Western North Island

Contact details
06 324 0390 027 431 0225
Upcoming sheep and beef courses in Taranaki
Coming up near you

Feb21
B+LNZ Body Condition Scoring Workshop Tuesday, 21 February 2017 9.45am–12pm: Broadlands Station, 984 Saddle Rd, Ashhurst Regional event

Feb21
B+LNZ Body Condition Scoring Workshop Tuesday, 21 February 2017 1.45–4pm: Robert Silk, 53 Te Awa Rd, Kiwitea Regional event

Feb22
AWDT 'Understanding your Farming Business' course for women Wednesday, 22 February 2017 Starting February 2017: National Park, Taihape, Taumarunui, Waverley Regional event

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