Northern South Island
B+LNZ is working in Tasman, Marlborough, North Canterbury and the West Coast 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.
What’s happening with Waimakariri’s water?
Water and nutrient rules will be changing in the Waimakariri Zone. This will affect what you can do on your farm. You can influence what the new rules say, click here to read how.
Annual delivery plans
Each of the six B+LNZ regions has a local farmer council – voted for by you.
Every year, your Northern South Island (NSI) Farmer Council works with your regional B+LNZ extension managers and your NSI 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...
Farmer Director, Northern South Island
03 3158 677
027 2227 927
Farmer Council Chair, Northern South Island
03 315 8250
027 251 1986
Economic Service Manager, Northern South Island
03 357 3095
027 555 0123
Environment Extension Manager – South Island
03 357 0692
027 836 7658
Extension Manager, Northern South Island
03 357 0693
027 496 8496
Regional Co-ordinator, South Island
03 477 6634