Global Radar | The Atkinsons
Ian and Heather Atkinson but their money where their mouth is when if comesk to sustainable farming. They have 250 ha at Pirinoa in the Wairarapa. They have been using environmentally friendly methods for more than 25 years and have had to manage their way through many difficulties and unknowns. They run a mix of ewes, deer, beef cattle and dairy heifers and also have planted a portion of the farm in pines for timber and acacia gum trees for firewood and two steep valleys are being put back into native bush at the back of the property permanently protected under a Queen Elizabeth II covenant.