Client: AFFCO NZ Limited

Industries: Meat Production

Services: Lead Environmental Consultant, Ecological Surveys, Assessment of Environmental Effects, Environmental Monitoring, Management Plans

AFFCO is one of New Zealand’s leading meat companies, processing and exporting more than 150,000 tonnes of quality beef and lamb products every year.  The company operates ten strategically located processing sites across the North Island of New Zealand, employing over 2,800 people nationwide.

Since 2005 AFFCO has engaged ARGO as Lead Environmental Consultant in relation to the Horotiu plant , located about 10 km north of Hamilton and the Wairoa Plant in Hawkes Bay.

Our Role:

ARGO organsied applications for suites of replacement consents. Investigations included pathogen monitoring, along with biological and water quality monitoring. ARGO organised AFFCO’s involvement at the regulatory hearings including managing specialist witnesses and evidence.

Replacement consents were granted in 2012 and 2015 for Wairoa and Horotiu respectively, and for the ensuing periods ARGO has prepared various Management Plans including:

  • Riparian Planting Management Plan
  • Stormwater Management Plans
  • Groundwater Management Plan
  • Environmental Monitoring Plans