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Eweburn Station, Te Anau

Manager: Ray Tibbles
Award: NZ Landcare Trust Award at the 2014 Deer Industry Environmental Awards

Ray Tibbles has managed Eweburn station for a number of years with a strong focus on the environmental sustainability of the operation.

These awards are held biennially and judges were extremely impressed with Ray’s skills and dedication in running a successful operation with a strong environmental focus.

Judges comments:
  • Extensive covenanted land very impressive, protecting a range of high valued areas that also provide shelter for stock and buffers to rivers and streams
  • Excellent retention of native cover in gullies, providing shade, shelter and protecting water quality
  • Fit of livestock to land well matched, with stocking rates adjusted accordingly
  • Planning and foresight demonstrate passion for the business and great farm management skills
  • Excellent leadership and ability to work with staff
  • Farm development has been done with sustainability and water protection in mind
  • Development of laneways and paddocks done with foresight and stock movement is simple as a result