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Working farm becomes haven for birds, freshwater life in Waitomo

Working farm becomes haven

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[16 May, Lawrence Gullery, Stuff NZ]

Farmers Felicity and Mark Brough were named 2020 Regional Supreme Winners of the Waikato Ballance Farm Environment Awards run by the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust. The couple started their journey 20 years ago when they purchased their farm and have since slowly implemented a staged plan for extensive planting around streams and ponds, as well as creating two large dams with wetland areas. The farmers are part of the King Country River Care group and want to encourage other land-owners to form catchment groups across the country as well their own long-term environmental plans for their properties. After the country moves out of lockdown, the couple would like to host a field day at their farm in order to show the public what they have managed to achieve so far. The couple now go forward to contend the national Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

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