Regenerative Hill Country landscapes – Nov 2018

The Regenerating Hill Country landscape project is a 5 years partnership agreement with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to deliver a targeted programme to support smart and sustainable use of Hill Country. Cofunded by PGG Wrightson and Seed Force New Zealand, the programme is focused on developing vibrant rural communities by giving insight into the value and smart use of physical resources on farm. The programme will also demonstrate profitability aspects from productivity through adoption of innovative socioeconomic and environmental management on hill country farms.

  • Sustainable Hill Country Land Use in Hawkes Bay – Massey University

Florentine Van Noppen is a student at Massey University undertaking a research with the Whangawehi Catchment Management Group as part of her Doctoral study at the Institute of Agriculture and Environment at Massey University in Palmerston North.

“The aim of my research is to gain insight into sustainable land use in Hawkes Bay Hill country in order to inform organisations like Regional Councils. I am particularly interested in how community initiatives develop and how people and organisations are involved”.

Contact details :

Supervisor : Dr. Janet Reid

Florentine will give us a link to her thesis when completed (2019)

  • Evaluation of land in the Wairoa District for potential horticultural development – University of Waikato

Jonothan Rau is a student at the University  of Waikato undertaking research work as part of his MSc thesis. His work is looking at investigating potential for land development through a resource assessment including climate and soil. This land suitability analysis should identify areas with potential for horticultural development.

Contact details :

Supervisor : Dr Megan Balks

Jonothan will give us a link to his thesis when completed.