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  • Future Proofing the Family Farm
    John Channing, December 2021
    The Bellamy Farm story - Te Puke, BOP This month Wilma and I had the privilege of visiting Paul and Rita Bellamy’s farm which is situated up behind Te Puke on…

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  • Conference field day: Wharenui farm and Shapley’s forest (Access: unrestricted)
    August 2019
    There was just one field day at the 2019 conference, with an additional post-conference field visit after the conference had finished. This article covers the first part of the day…
  • The Landcare Trust Award for Innovation in Sustainable Forestry 2019 - Jaap and Sue van Dorsser (Access: unrestricted)
    August 2019
    Jaap and Sue van Dorsser have a wonderful park-like lifestyle block on the banks of the Awahou stream 15 km north west of Rotorua. It has fruit trees and vegetable…
  • Post-harvest planting (Access: unrestricted)
    Geoff Brann, November 2013
    When it comes to replanting after a forest harvesting, I can comment on our experience in the Bay of Plenty. Other areas will have different weeds and problems to deal…
  • Agroforestry – the Tikitere experience (Access: unrestricted)
    Martin Hawke, May 2011
    In the mid to late 1970s no farm forestry visit to the Bay of Plenty was complete without a visit to the Tikitere agroforestry trial. Within a decade or two…
  • Summerhill recreational farm - More than a farm and a forest (Access: unrestricted)
    Ian Nicholas, May 2011
    David, Cloie and Gabrielle won the Husqvarna North Island Farm Foresters of the Year award this year and a more detailed description of this is here. David and Cloie Blackley…
  • 48 years’ experience of agroforestry at Roydon Downs (Access: unrestricted)
    Geoff and Gill Brann, May 2011
    Roydon Downs is a 245 hectare property in the Bay of Plenty. It is unique in that over the last 48 years there has been a very active tree planting…
  • The Bay of Plenty region (Access: unrestricted)
    John Douglas, May 2011
    The Bay of Plenty region covers approximately 21,836 square kilometres of which 12,250 square kilometres are land and the remaining area is coastal marine. The region extends roughly from Katikati…
  • Bay of Plenty branch history (Access: unrestricted)
    Ian Nicholas, May 2011
    The Rotorua Farm Shelter and Forestry Association was formed in March 1960. Ed Graham was the founder of the association and its first president. It is interesting to note that…
  • Husqvarna North Island Farm Foresters of the Year 2011 - David and Cloie Blackley and Gabrielle Walton (Access: unrestricted)
    Angus Gordon, May 2011
    Summerhill Farm is an inter-generational farming and forestry enterprise situated on the Papamoa hills behind Welcome Bay, between Tauranga and Te Puke. It has a total area of 400 hectares…

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