The man behind the response

Last April and May, Darryl Jensen virtually had nothing to do with his Paengaroa dairy farm. As Federated Farmers’ Bay of Plenty provincial president he stepped into action on April 6 when flooding hit the Eastern part of his region and the Rangitaiki...... Read More

EBOP’s flooding repairs far from over

Earth and repair work on a massive scale is still being undertaken in the Eastern Bay of Plenty 12 months on since ex-cyclones Debbie and Cook brought rain, wind and widespread flooding to the area. Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s project manager...... Read More

No more physical orchard work

Kitchen cupboards turned to Weetbix, valuation hiccups and premature retirement are just some of the challenges Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchardists Carol and John Harold have faced – and overcome with remarkable positivity and “a few smokes...... Read More

Flooding a blessing in disguise

Today, the grass is growing, his two farms have new pastures – and Scottie McLeod is smiling. The Edgecumbe farmer has just come out 12 months of his repairing his farms from the biggest flood his dairying properties have experienced in just under...... Read More

The rural recovery and response

There’s still two dairy farmers – one each in Edgecumbe and Taneatua – who are not back in their houses yet, says Federated Farmers provincial president Darryl Jensen. “They’re farming their properties and have accommodation...... Read More

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