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Written by anon. Press Release: Ballance Farm Environment awards   
Wednesday, 12 November 2008

While her property is largely flat, it also features a ravine that runs down to the Ngunguru River. This area is home to some very old trees and has been fenced off for their protection.

Northland farmer Leonie Batt took a risk when she diversified into avocados in the early 1980s, but she was determined to keep farming after the death of her husband.

Last year Leonie’s Kiripaka farming and horticultural operation won the Hill Laboratories Harvest Award in the prestigious Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

Award judges were impressed by her management of the high producing orchard and also by her commitment to protecting native bush on the 70ha farm, north east of Whangarei.

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