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Programme users win award standard

Agrecovery plays an important part in helping sheep farmers supply quality product to high-end overseas markets, say this year’s Silver Fern Farm’s Marks & Spencer Supplier of the Year award winners. Julie Crawford and her husband Barry farm a 300ha property near Gore, and, up against 94 other candidates, won the award that recognises top quality product backed by robust environmental practice.

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World renowned golf course focused on environment standard

Cape Kidnappers in Hawke’s Bay boasts a world-class golf course that is blessed with a stunningly beautiful natural location. Behind the picture postcard landscape, however, Cape Kidnappers is sending a serious message about the importance of preserving this green space for future generations. Golf course manager Steve Marsden says the 1000-acre course creates a large footprint that he and his team of 15 full-time staff actively seek to manage as sustainably as possible. This commitment to preserving the environment extends to initiatives such as predator-proof fences that surround the 6000 acre area, and provision of safe habitats for native and endangered wildlife. They are also voluntary members of the US-based Audubon Co-operative Sanctuary environmental programme, says Steve. To be certified ...

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