Attend a field day to celebrate John and Mel Somerville winning the 2021 Duncan NZ Environment Award.
Arawata Deer Farm in Pine Bush, coastal southern Southland, is a red deer stud and velveting farm on rolling country with some steep broken aspects.
Starting at 12:30pm, the field day will include a farm tour showcasing environmental risk management and mitigation practices, and biodiversity enhancement that complement a sustainable and profitable business with deer as the core focus. The tour will finish with an awards ceremony and a venison BBQ at 4:00pm.
Please register your interest in attending. Please register your interest in attending. Registration is essential to ensure there are enough spare seats (if needed) in on-farm vehicles, and so catering can be provided.
12:30pm - Meet at the selling shed (approx. 575 Mataura Island-Fortrose Road)
1:00pm - Tea/coffee on arrival, welcome, introductions, health and safety
1:30pm - Farm tour
3:45pm - Environmental award presentations
4:00pm - BBQ
Selling shed - approx. 575 Mataura Island-Fortrose Road, look out for the gate below
The Duncan NZ Environment Award recognises innovation and vision while mastering a demanding environment.