Lighthouse Farms

This workstream involves the delivery of 15 pilot lighthouse farm plans from leading
farmers in the catchment. It includes the provision of digital, transparent, business,
biophysical, ecological impact data that will then inform a BESPOKE Catchment
Collective Farm Plan of Platinum Quality.

This approach brings together into a story the great things that leading farmers are
already doing, and then igniting further innovation: by exploring possibilities of
stretch thinking based on current and future practices that will replenish the land
and the water while protecting the asset for future generations.
The Pilot will provide 15 suites of biophysical, farm business, ecological (scorecards
based on overseer) and risk assessment data to underpin development of a
BESPOKE Wai KĊkopu One Health Farm Plan that will underpin mountain to sea
restoration and social/community/Jobs for Nature aspirational goals.

Our Vision

That Pongakawa - the Waihi Estuary Catchment is alive with innovation, enlightened thinking and leadership form the stewards of the land, and be a beacon for One Health from the Mountains to the Sea: enhancing the health wellbeing of the community, the whenua, biodiversity and mahinga kai for generations to come.

Our Purpose

This approach brings together into a story the great things that leading farmers are already doing, and then igniting further innovation: by exploring possibilities of stretch thinking based on current and future practices that will replenish the land and the water while protecting the asset for future generations.