Regions: Canterbury, Hurunui
The Hurunui District
Established in 2017, HDLG now has 140, predominately dryland sheep and beef farmer members in the Hurunui District. Originally with the aim of facilitating and promoting “on farm good practice” of sustainable land principles, HDLG has over the past two years:
- in conjunction with Beef + Lamb NZ (B+LNZ), facilitated the development of Farm Environmental Plans (FEP) for our members farms. Over 80% of our members now have an FEP.
- Reviewed 1/3rd of our members FEPs to ensure they are quality plans that will deliver improved outcomes for the environment.
- Commissioned a detailed survey of all our members that has provided HDLG with an understanding of what our farmers are doing and the challenges they face.
- Provided a template for other catchment groups around the country to emulate; Sharing our learnings and experience.