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Eyrewell farmer Scott Evans (left) chats with environmental consultant Paul Reese during a Farm Environment Plan (FEP) audit. Scott has received A and B audit grades for his farms.

A willingness to proactively improve farming practices has seen 89 per cent of Waimakariri Irrigation Limited (WIL) shareholders achieve an A or B Farm Environment Plan (FEP) audit during the 2018/19 season; an increase of 21 percent from the 2016/17 season.

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Judith & Dennis Andreassend aboard the Kaiapoi River Queen

Stepping into another world is as easy as boarding Kaiapoi’s River Queen. This majestic two-story paddle steamer – which was re-located from Blenheim to Kaiapoi in 2019 – has transformed the Kaiapoi River, and added to the growing dynamic of the satellite township, minutes from Christchurch.

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Loburn School and Peppertree Preschool were awarded Enviroschool certificates last week in recognition of their work inspiring future generations to be environmentally minded.

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Year 2 student Amelie Bell with her pet lamb at Cust School’s agricultural day which was sponsored by WIL.

Students at Cust School enjoyed hands on learning at their recent agricultural day thanks to a community sponsorship initiative by Waimakariri Irrigation Limited (WIL).

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Environment Canterbury’s Poū Matai Kō Makarini Rupene is working with Waimakariri residents to help improve cultural values for land and waterways.

Life has turned full circle for Environment Canterbury’s Poū Matai Kō (mahinga kai facilitator) Makarini Rupene as he moves his focus from Kaikōura to the Waimakariri area where he grew up and still lives today.

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