B+LNZ Western North Island Showcase and Annual Meeting 2020

Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Western North Island Showcase and Annual Meeting will be held in New Plymouth, Taranaki on Thursday 26 March 2020. Join us for an exciting, full day programme of events to update farmers on key industry initiatives and issues.



You’re invited to B+LNZ’s Western North Island Showcase & Annual Meeting

The formal Annual Meeting is part of a full day programme on 26 March at The Devon Hotel & Conference Centre at 390 Devon Street East, New Plymouth. The day programme begins at 8.45am with the Annual Meeting itself taking place from 11am. 

The overarching theme for the day will be “Positioning the Sector for the Future”. 

In addition to the formal annual meeting, throughout the day we will provide an update on Taste Pure Nature; the government’s environment policy agenda and what B+LNZ is doing to support farmers; an outline of the tools B+LNZ is developing to help farmers improve their environmental footprting; an update on our Farming Excellence Strategy and work we are doing to support dairy levy payers.  

We will also be visiting 'MataRata Downs', a sheep and beef operation co-owned and operated by the award-wining farming partners Jarred and Sarah Coogan and Bryan and Helen Hocken. MataRata Downs is last year’s Supreme Winners of the Taranaki Ballance Farm Environment Awards run by the New Zealand Farm and Environment Trust.

In the evening there will be a fundraising event for the Taranaki Rural Support Trust, with a keynote speaker talking about ‘wellbeing’. More information on this part of the event coming soon. 

This is an opportunity for levy payers to see how their money is being invested, to ask questions, be inspired, meet their representatives and learn more about their organisation that is 'By Farmers for Farmers'. 


When attending a B+LNZ field day please ensure you have clean footwear and vehicles are not carrying fresh muck or vegetation. This will help reduce the risk of spreading weeds, pests and diseases onto our host farms and across our country. To stay clean, we need to be clean.

More information coming soon, including:

  • Agenda
  • Information about getting there