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Knowledge, innovation and dedication rewarded at 2017 Wellington Region sustainable farming award night

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Finalists, farmers, friends and dignitaries celebrated the achievements of some of the Greater Wellington region’s finest at the Ballance Farm Environment Awards gala dinner last night, Tuesday 11 April.
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Fun Facts
  • The successful Active A2b programme, aimed at getting people to move from driving to more active and sustainable modes of transport to and from work, attracted nearly 1200 participants.
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  • A major water upgrade for the farming operation in Queen Elizabeth Park is now complete, finalising a project that has run over the last three years
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  • Our Akura Conservation Centre in Masterton supplies around 30,000 three-metre poles and 60,000 native tree saplings during winter for soil erosion and river control in Wairarapa
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  • You can help protect and restore Wellington region’s special biodiversity by planting native species and trapping pests on your property. Find out about the different ecosystem types at gw.govt.nz as well as what to plant and how to control weeds and pests.
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