Fourth-generation arable grower in Southbridge, raising the fifth generation and doing his best to manage the land with a lighter touch.
Third-generation sheep and crop farmer from Lakeside, with a desire to support local farmers manage the current changes required for compliance.
Organic mixed farming on the banks of Harts Creek and Birdling Brook as a fourth-generation farmer that began organic certification in 1985.
Alison and husband Stuart have a mixed cropping farm near Southbridge. She has been involved in various local educational and sporting organisations. “This committee is a way to both support local farmers, and share the good things happening in our rural community.”
Alison InwoodEllesmere Sustainable Agriculture
Growing up in a farming family has shaped who Hillary is and how she operates. She has practical experience in community support, massage therapy, herbalism and herbal cultivation. The Ellesmere farming community is home for her and her partner George, who are based on the 5th generation, organic family farm. In the current agricultural climate- a time of rapid change she is passionate to be a part of the ESAI team supporting the agricultural community.
After a long career of environmental planning and consulting roles, including the Selwyn District Council and Boffa Miskell Ltd. Carey and husband Alastair are part of an arable family farm at Lakeside. She has been heavily involved with local schools and sports and has a strong passion for well-being in the rural sector.
Project Tinaku Co-ordinator
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Johanna has a background in horticulture, working in native plant nurseries before training as a Landscape Architect. Since then, she has been involved in developing integrated farm plans, preparing wetland restoration proposals, and writing landscape and visual assessments. Johanna has a passion for native plants, waterways, and the enhancement of biodiversity through ecological design.
Project Tinaku Extension Project and IFP – Project Co-ordinator
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Originally from the UK, Jo and her husband moved to NZ in 2007. They settled on the Coromandel where they owned and operated a seafood restaurant for 10 years. Jo has always had a love for nature and the environment and decided, at the age of 35, to study a Bachelor of Environmental Science Degree with Massey University. The move down to Canterbury in 2020 and the completion of her studies, signaled the change in career that she had been looking for.
Jo loves working with farmers in the Ellesmere area and is passionate about regenerative farming and how it could change farming in NZ to better protect the environment and the climate in the future.
Tinaku Project and IFP – Project Administration Specialist
Diana has lived in the Ellesmere district nearly 30 years and has a rich family heritage in the region. Diana’s role within the Tinaku Project is to keep the finances running smoothly with receipts, payments and reports for the Governance Group. “I am excited to be part of the Tinaku Project which will enrich our waterways and creating a legacy for the next generation.”