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Land Management
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Introducing the Land Management Team

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HBRC's Land Management team has an extensive and diverse range of skills in the sustainable management of land in the Hawke’s Bay region. We work closely with landholders, community groups, industry and government agencies to promote the use of appropriate land management practices.

What does the team do?

The team aims to increase the proportion of the region that is being used in ways considered to be sustainable through:

  • liaising with farmers through one on one and group contacts,
  • preparing soil conservation farm plans,
  • supporting groups and their activities,
  • running field days, and
  • providing training in sustainable management techniques.

To encourage this work the team administers HBRC's Regional Landcare Scheme, which provides financial grant assistance for erosion control and protection works (planting, retirements and structures) and biodiversity protection of bush, on farm wetland and stream retirements through covenanting.

How can we help you?

The Land Management team has a wide range of expertise which is available to assist farmers, growers, agri-business and community groups to deal with any sustainable land management issue. Some of the issues the team can help you with are:

  • soil erosion and management
  • sustainable land use issues
  • protecting a wetland
  • protecting an area of native bush
  • protecting stream (riparian protection)

Our Land Management advisors

Brendan Powell

Brendan Powell

Position: Team Leader Catchment Management Napier
Phone: +64 6 833 8056
Mobile: 027 542 6613

Peter Manson

Peter Manson

Position: Senior Land Managerment Advisor - Wairoa
Phone: +64 6 838-8527 Mobile
Mobile: +64 027 496 6398

Warwick Hesketh

Warwick Hesketh

Position: Senior Land Management Advisor - Central Hawke's Bay
Phone: +64 6 833 8001
Mobile: 027 496 6289

Paul Train

Paul Train

Position: Land Management Advisor
Mobile: 027 533 2539

Erica Smith

Erica Smith

Position: Land Management Advisor
Mobile: 0273111050


Joanne Hales

Position: Land Management Advisor
Phone: +64 6 833 8067
Mobile: +64 27 398 0715


Nicola McHaffie

Position: Senior Land Management Advisor - Catchment Management
Phone: 64 6 833 8081
Mobile: +64 27 559 0452

Madeline Hall

Madeline Hall

Position: Senior Land Management Advisor - Implementation
Phone: +64 6 833 8045
Mobile: +64 27 572 4330

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