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Soil & Health National Councillors – for 2016/2017 term:

Soil & Health’s National Council members are voted in for a two-year term.

Marion Thomson and Moko Morris will be continuing on as National Councillors for Soil & Health Assn, fulfilling their second elected year of the two year elected cycle period.

Chris Morrison who was also elected on the National Council to serve another year will be standing down at this year’s AGM.  After ten years on the BioGro council and a three years on Soil & Health National Council, Chris will be fully focussing on his business commitments.

From the current Soil & Health National Council, Matt Morris will be re-standing.

The new candidates standing for election for Soil & Health National Council are:

From BioGro Society:     Mark Houghton-Brown and Gareth Ingram

New nominations:          Chris May, Graham Clarke and Mike Ryan

For more information on the AGM and the proposed Soil & Health/BioGro merger, please follow this link HERE.

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Organic NZ latest issue


May/June 2016

What a diverse mix in the latest issue! Meet Pounamu and Shane, who met through organic gardening, grew food for their wedding feast, and got married in the garden. Lynda Hannah reflects on the rise of natural funerals over the past 15 years, and Erin Evis investigates geoengineering.

Other highlights:

·         Grow great gardens with chicken manure

·         Top tips for growing garlic

·         Fasting: less food for more health

·         A CSA farm in the Wairarapa

·         A teenager’s tiny house

·         Live cancer-free: herbs for prevention and symptom relief

PLUS: the ever-popular moon calendar, recipes, prizes, and more…see full contents.

Media Releases

Organic dairy farmers reaping just rewards

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Organic dairy calvesThe huge rise in the milk payout to organic dairy farmers is a welcome encouragement for the dairy sector to move towards clean, green and high-value production, according to the Soil & Health Association.


Organic farming will revitalise waterways

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Cattle beside unfenced stream in NorthlandThe two most crucial moves we can make to improve New Zealand’s sadly degraded waterways are to stop dairy expansion, and to transition towards truly sustainable farming, according to the Soil & Health Association. Organic farmers are well ahead of the game in sustainable production and provide a model for a positive, healthy future for New Zealand. The latest issue of Soil & Health’s magazine, Organic NZ, includes an article ‘Dairy farming without nitrate leaching’ (May/June issue, just released this week).