NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS. A NEW DATE WILL BE SET FOR 2024.
Field Day – James Hunter, Husqvarna North Island Farm Forester of the Year Rangitoto Station.
The themes for this field day will be ‘climate resilience’, ‘the protection and enhancement of indigenous bush and wetland areas’ and ‘addressing water quality issues in the Porangahau Catchment’.
A highlight of the property is a network of restored wetlands; 9ha and growing. These are incorporated into a plan to intercept and treat 95% of water draining from the farm. Another is the approximately 10,000 space-planted poplar and willow trees which have effectively ‘storm-proofed’ the property - Remarkable given that 50 years ago, Rangitoto had a history of severe erosion, requiring substantial remediation works.
Farm Tour Carpool 4WDS
Bring lunch and a drink and a small raffle will be run.
A BBQ will be catered to complete the day BYO refreshments.