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Central South Island

B+LNZ is working in South Canterbury, Central Otago, North Otago and East Otago to help farmers improve their productivity and profitability.

Working for you

Your regional B+LNZ team are committed to helping you get the most from your farm.

  • Extension staff provide information to farmers, to extend their farming knowledge and help them make informed business decisions. They organise field days and workshops, farm trials and technology expos. They put together printed handouts and online information.
  • Economic Service staff collect the farm survey data for your region, which feeds into B+LNZ's economic reports and forecasts.

B+LNZ also has people working in areas like environment and policy, who promote the interests of farmers in your region.

Annual delivery plans

Each of the six B+LNZ regions has a local farmer council – voted for by you.

Every year, your Central South Island (CSI) Farmer Council works with your regional B+LNZ extension managers and your CSI farmer director to develop a regional delivery plan, using feedback from the region’s farmers. The Farmer Council draws on their knowledge of local needs and priorities to choose from a range of programmes and allocate funds. As a result, you get the tools and services that have the most value for your community.

Meet your local team...

Bill Wright CSI
Bill Wright

Farmer Director, Central South Island

Contact details
03 614 3751
Peter MacDougall Feb 2016
Peter Macdougall

Farmer Council Chair, Central South Island

Contact details
03 446 6822 027 433 9837
Hannah Gibson

Economic Service Manager, Central South Island

Contact details
03 357 0696 027 431 2583
Turi McFarlane
Turi McFarlane

Environment Extension Manager, South Island

Contact details
03 357 0692 027 836 7658
Laura Gray

Extension Officer, Central South Island

Contact details
03 448 9180
Theresa Laws
Theresa Laws

Regional Co-ordinator, South Island

Contact details
03 477 6634
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Coming up near you

MPI Sustainable Farming Fund: Fodder Beet Agronomic Solutions - Year 1 Results: Orari Wednesday, 26 July 2017 10:30am: Orari Hall, 8/10 MacDonald St, Orari Regional event

Otago Rural Business Network Meeting Wednesday, 26 July 2017 5:30pm: Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge, 30 Duke St, Dunedin Regional event

Red Meat Sector Conference Sunday, 30 July 2017 Starts 5pm Sunday 30th, All Day Monday 31st: Dunedin Town Hall, 238 Princes St, Dunedin National event

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