Lake Hawea Station has been named as the first farm in New Zealand to have a certified carbon footprint. The Station is owned by Geoff and Justine Ross and their farming philosophy is to be both beneficial to the planet and the bottom line. Environmental certifications provider Toitū Envirocare, has granted the certificate – the first of many New Zealand farms. Geoff Ross says the fact so many of New Zealand farms have significant native bush and tree lots this country has a significant competitive advantage over other agricultural nations. Lake Hawea Station is a 6,500-hectare station on the eastern shores of Lake Hawea, running 10,000 Merino sheep and 200 Angus cows and selling its Merino wool offshore to brands such as All Birds and Sheep Inc.