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Supporting Native Ecosystems.

DFNZ focusses on managing Bush Areas, Pests and Water

Bush Areas:

  • Fencing protected areas
  • Weeding out introduced/exotic species
  • Enhancing – voluntarily retiring remnants of bush, fencing and under-planting
  • Pest control


  • Possums and mustelids (ferrets, stoats etc) are target species to eliminate
  • Eliminating pests is beneficial to nearby flora and fauna even if there is little bush on the farm


DFNZ works in partnership with Regional Environmental Councils, as well as Fish & Game New Zealand, to develop quality systems and environments on our farms.


  • Key issues to manage include Nitrogen, Sediment, Phosphorus and Coliforms
  • Improve fencing to prevent run-off into drains and watercourses, ensure stock exclusion from water-ways
  • Re-shape races to direct run-off away from watercourses
  • Create wetlands in sloping areas to capture sediment
  • Source irrigation water from sustainable supplies and apply efficiently
  • Discharge effluent via suitable minimal-application methods

Registered Office
c/o Clavell Capital Limited
Level 4, 139 Quay Street, Auckland 1010
PO Box 1917, Auckland 1140

South Island Office
Dairy Farms NZ Limited
Innovation Park, 185 Kirk Road, Templeton, 7678
PO Box 86-085, Rolleston West, Canterbury 7658