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Pureora Forest article

The New Zealand Herald recently featured an interesting article and video on Pureora Forest in the Waikato.

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Field Day on 22 February

New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management, in conjunction with WRC and WFFA, is organising a field day with a theme “Integrating farm forestry to achieve Economic and Environmental sustainability”. The details are;

Integrating Farm Forestry and Pastoral Farming:

Theme: Integrating farm forestry to achieve Economic and Environmental sustainability.

Date: 22 Feb 2018 (Thursday) 1.30 pm -4.30 pm.

Location: Property of Graeme & Tess Smith, 1291 Wharepuhunga Rd, Te Awamutu. (21 Km SE of Kihikihi)

An on farm visit to the Smith’s property to view first hand successful diversified to Farm Forestry on a dairy farm.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about this topic and how forestry can be an effectively contribute to a pastoral farming business.

Members of the Waikato Branch of the Farm Forestry Association will also be present.


· Why Diversify: Graham Parker: NZIPIM Waikato Branch Chair.

· Farm Forestry - What have we achieved, Graeme Smith, Waikato Farm Forestry Association.

· Recent Harvest returns & costs. Malcolm MacKenzie -Farm Forester.

· Carbon Credits -where do they fit in and what Farm Forestry Association can help? - John Simmons Waikato Farm Forestry Association.

· Where does Forestry fit with Healthy Rivers? Grant Blackie, Waikato Region Council

· How does a farmer start? John Paul-Prat: Director Ground truth & NZIPIM member.

Ø Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for walking on an operational Dairy Farm.

Ø The visit will conclude with afternoon tea.

Visit to register. This event is open to non-members also.

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