Hydroponics – Tuaropaki E Trust

The Tuaropaki E Trust has an approximate rural land holding of over 4,000ha. Within this they have several rural and industrial enterprises including geothermal power generation, dairy, sheep and beef farming, hydroponics and a new dairy processing plant.

Cheal has supported the Trust for many years with a range of professional expertise. With the Hydroponics project Cheal provided professional services in extensive earthworks design and management of the site, survey control and set out, stormwater and soil management during construction, resource consents for earthworks, water take and land use. The water take was a constrained issue for the ongoing operation of the plant which was recently strengthened with the design and construction of a 50,000m³ reservoir for irrigation storage.

Tuaropaki Trust leads the way in diversified industries on its land and is an excellent example of what can be accomplished with available resources and a powerful vision. Cheal is proud to be associated with the Trust and will continue to assist them with future ventures.