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Rewarding to invest in renewable energy

Rewarding to invest in renewable energy

October 6, 2022

“Rewarding to invest in renewable energy” Initially published in Central Rural Life, week of September 14th, 2022 Images and words by Tim Cronshaw Robin Oakley’s call to put in 564 solar panels at his Southbridge vegetable and arable operation was done with his head and heart. The ground-mounted solar line-up sits next to the packing…

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Oakley’s win Horticulture New Zealand Environmental Award

September 18, 2022

Oakley’s Premium Fresh Vegetables Ltd. are excited to announce that they have won a 2022 Horticulture New Zealand Environmental Award. Robin Oakley of Oakley’s Premium Fresh Vegetables is a fifth-generation farmer from Canterbury. He established the business in 1999 and vertically integrated the farming operation. Oakley and his team grow on over 400 hectares and…

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Robin Oakley next to the new solar installation

The Future Looks Bright: Oakley’s Journey to Solar Power

April 17, 2022

We are proud to announce Oakley’s has installed a 220kw solar operation to power our Southbridge site! This is one of the largest installations in the South Island to date. We have worked with CPS Solar to introduce this grid-tied solar system. During the daytime, we can harness energy from the sun to power our…

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How Oakley’s are using water sustainably

January 30, 2019

Climate change. The buzzword has been everywhere recently. The amount of information, threats and facts being thrown around is confusing. We want to discuss in plain terms what climate change means to us farmers in Canterbury, and what Oakley’s Premium Fresh Vegetables are doing to stay sustainable as we venture into the 21st century. The…

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