Environment award winners ‘humbled’, ‘thrilled’

Being part of the competition was very positive for both teams

Being part of the competition was very positive for both teams

HUMBLED: East Coast Ballance Farm Environment multi-award winners Eugene and Pania King(pictured on their Kiriroa Station at Matawai) were "very humbled" they said to be recognised for their hard work and effort on Wednesday night at the Busmere Arms. The couple won the Agri-Business Management award, the Livestock award and the "Farming for the Future" award. "To take out three awards was a special feeling of achievement for our family," the couple said. "We are sure we will find the feedback report on our property from the judges very helpful. Being part of the competition was very positive."

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THRILLED: Geoff and Nicola Wright of Wright's Vineyard and Winery at Manutuke took home the "Harvest" award at the Ballance Farm Environment Awards this week and they were "thrilled" about it. "We are excited to have been successful. We have worked pretty hard over the last 17 years to build up our business," Geoff said. The award recognises sward and soil management. "Being organic growers that's what we work really hard at and we have learned some really good things from the awards process."
The couple are pictured here with Hill Laboratories commercial general manager Bart Challis.

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THE Ballance Farm Environment Awards presented on Wednesday night produced a nice return for two Gisborne families who took out four of the nine categories in a strong showing for Gisborne. Multi-award winners Eugene and Pania King from Kiriroa Station at Matawai won the Agri-Business Management award, the Livestock award and the “Farming for the Future” award.

“We felt very humbled to be recognised for our hard work and effort,” the couple said. “To take out three awards was a special feeling of achievement for our family.”

Geoff and Nicola Wright of Wright’s Vineyard and Winery at Manutuke took home the “Harvest” award.

“We were thrilled about it,” Geoff Wright said. “We have worked pretty hard over the last 17 years to build up our business.”

The Harvest award recognises sward and soil management.

“Being organic growers, that is what we work really hard at.”

The awards’ judging process was a positive for both families.

“We are sure we will find the feedback report on our property from the judges very helpful. Being part of the competition was very positive for us,” Mrs King said.

“We have also learned some really good things from the judging process,” Mr Wright said.

The Supreme Award was won by Napier farmer Philip Holt from Maraetara Station near Bay View.

THE Ballance Farm Environment Awards presented on Wednesday night produced a nice return for two Gisborne families who took out four of the nine categories in a strong showing for Gisborne. Multi-award winners Eugene and Pania King from Kiriroa Station at Matawai won the Agri-Business Management award, the Livestock award and the “Farming for the Future” award.

“We felt very humbled to be recognised for our hard work and effort,” the couple said. “To take out three awards was a special feeling of achievement for our family.”

Geoff and Nicola Wright of Wright’s Vineyard and Winery at Manutuke took home the “Harvest” award.

“We were thrilled about it,” Geoff Wright said. “We have worked pretty hard over the last 17 years to build up our business.”

The Harvest award recognises sward and soil management.

“Being organic growers, that is what we work really hard at.”

The awards’ judging process was a positive for both families.

“We are sure we will find the feedback report on our property from the judges very helpful. Being part of the competition was very positive for us,” Mrs King said.

“We have also learned some really good things from the judging process,” Mr Wright said.

The Supreme Award was won by Napier farmer Philip Holt from Maraetara Station near Bay View.

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