About half of the Bay’s economy is related to growing and agribusiness — all dependent in turn on how smart we are about using our land and soil sustainably to achieve highest productivity.

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Apple Futures

Environment Land/Farming

A decade ago the apple industry was on its knees. Growers were not receiving sustainable returns for many varieties and orchards were being uprooted and burned across the Heretaunga Plains. The…

Peter Beaven11 October 2017

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Land/Farming Voices

It is spectacularly beautiful, climbing up 500 metres around the seaward edge of the Wharerata Ranges, before rejoining SH2 on its northern descent. Low clouds snagged on the hill tops…

David Trubridge05 June 2016

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