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July 27, 2018

Ivan Knauf

Fonterra Alumni 2017 - 2018

Director of Wairua Dairies Ltd - a dairy/ dairy support/ beef rearing irrigated farm in the Maraekakaho district located west of Hastings, Hawkes Bay.

Ivan is Vice Chair of Ngaruroro Irrigation Society, a group of 60 irrigators based on the Ngaruroro River, west of Hastings. Members interests include horticulture, viticulture, olives, cropping, beef, sheep & dairy.

Ivan is a director on Irrigation NZ, the representative body for New Zealand’s irrigation sector, with over 3600 members. He is also the dairy farmer representative on the Hawkes Bay Regional Council (HBRC) TANK Group a 30 member community group which has been meeting since October 2012, tasked with making plan change recommendations to Council, on the catchments.

Ivan is a Director of Wairua Dairies which in 2016 Wairua Farm won four awards in the East Coast Ballance Farm Environment Awards. The farm has also won the Water Force Integrated Management Award, Hill Laboratories Harvest Award, Balance Agri-Nutrients Soil Management Award & the LIC Dairy Farm Award.

Ivan’s recreational interests include motorsport both circuit racing & tarmac rally.

Next Alumni Bio - Rob Mandeno.