CASE  STUDIES 

 
Gerard Farm, Hopai

Mike and Kristen Gerard have converted the limitations of their remote Marlborough Sounds farm into strengths, working their livestock, forestry and biodiversity restoration in with their environment.    MORE...

 

 

 
Marlborough Harvesting 

Detailed planning and an aerial harvesting system improved safety for the crew and protection for the environment on a challenging logging site in the Onamalutu Valley.   MORE...

 

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Tohu Wines

Tohu Wines' research and trials into organic methods to control brown beetle damage in the vineyard is part of their company's 500-year sustainability plan. MORE...

 

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Steve and Mary Satterthwaite have  waged war on weeds and animal pests on their 38,000ha station, while also  developing 

innovative farming practices.   MORE...

 

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This 2400ha pine and douglas fir plantation shows how production forestry can go hand in hand with environmental protection.   MORE...

 

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Diversification is the key to farming at the Pyramid, where three generations of the Dawkins family work with sheep, cattle, forestry, bees and vineyards as well restoring native bush. MORE...

 

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Dog Point Vineyard

Dog Point Vineyard is one of the largest organic vineyards in NZ and their focus on landscape plantings is a great example of  conservation with a commercial edge.   MORE...

 

 
NZ Dryland Forests Initiative

NZDFI is a long-term research project running trials to select the best eucalypt species for durable hardwood and replace chemically treated vineyard posts.
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Lochmara sewage scheme

The Lochmara Lodge sewage scheme in Double Cove has been a big commitment for bach owners but leads the way in improving water quality in the Marlborough Sounds. MORE... 

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Rats, stoats, possums and feral cats are targeted in this volunteer project to protect the habitat of endangered bats.   MORE...

 

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Skateboards made from recycled oak wine barrels are works of art and a sustainable form of transport
too.  MORE...

 

This weekly market, run by volunteers, supplies fresh local food, fair prices for the growers and a friendly meeting place.   MORE...

 

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Outward Bound school at Anakiwa is using innovative wastewater treatment and education to keep sewage out of the marine environment.  MORE...

 

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Sanford mussel company are leading the way in reducing plastic, increasing fuel efficiency and recycling as they work to look after the environment their business depends on. MORE...

 

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A huge volunteer effort is behind the garden tours and workshops

that attract thousands to the region each year and raises funds for community planting projects.   MORE...

 

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Students worked with the community, coastal scientists, the media, and Cabinet ministers to create political pressure and raise awareness about the need to protect the Marlborough Sounds.  MORE...

 

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This voluntary environmental organisation has a strong track record in using scientific evidence and sound legal argument in their efforts to protect the Marlborough Sounds from inappropriate development.   MORE...