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Federated Farmers of New Zealand

Agriculture
New Zealand

Member since: 13 September 2007
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New Zealand's leading rural sector organisation, Federated Farmers of New Zealand represents 17,000 member farmers and rural families throughout New Zealand. A network of 24 provinces, together with associated area networks or branches, provides a locally based, democratic organisation that gives farmers a collective voice nationally and within each province. 




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Friday, 8 December 2023
Crime 6:55AM
Rural crime rates continue to rise, Federated Farmers survey finds

Sentencing judges need to stop going lightly on those convicted of illegal hunting and the killing or stealing of livestock, Federated Farmers rural policing spokesperson Richard McIntyre says.

385 views

Friday, 30 June 2023
Politics 6:25AM
Federated Farmers slam 'RMA reform gone wrong'

The Government’s proposed RMA replacement is fatally flawed needs to be immediately withdrawn and started from scratch, says Federated Farmers spokesperson for RMA reform Mark Hooper.

569 views

Sunday, 11 June 2023
Politics 6:06AM
Federated Farmers release roadmap to restore farmer confidence

Federated Farmers have released their policy platform for the 2023 election, setting out a rural roadmap with 12 key policy changes for New Zealand’s next government.

517 views

Friday, 19 May 2023
Agriculture 5:37AM
No surprises - or dollars - in Budget for farmers

Federated Farmers asked for ‘absolutely nothing’ in this year’s Budget, and it’s safe to say the Government have exceeded our expectations on that front with no new spending for farmers.

413 views

Saturday, 13 May 2023
Agriculture 5:10AM
Feds calls for urgent action on Land Use report

Federated Farmers Forestry Spokesperson Toby Williams is urging the Government to act quickly on the recommendations made in the Ministerial Inquiry into Land Use report.

423 views

Friday, 5 May 2023
Agriculture 6:57AM
New report shows pricing agricultural emissions will be 'devastating' for some communities

A new report released by BusinessNZ shows rural communities like Southland, Waimate, Wairoa and South Taranaki will be "devastated" by agricultural emissions pricing.

455 views

Tuesday, 2 May 2023
Politics 2:11PM
Federated Farmers oppose increases to Ute Tax

Federated Farmers are opposed to increases to the Ute Tax announced this morning, says transport spokesperson Mark Hooper.

356 views

Friday, 28 April 2023
Health 7:07AM
Federated Farmers calls out misinformation and scaremongering from Greenpeace

Greenpeace is spreading harmful misinformation that there is a link between nitrates in water and colorectal cancer, Federated Farmers Vice President Wayne Langford says.

416 views

Thursday, 30 March 2023
Politics 9:49AM
More time needed for the Land Use Inquiry to get it right

With the resignation of Bill Bayfield and now the sacking of Stuart Nash there needs to be an urgent reset of the Ministerial inquiry into land use on the East Coast, Federated Farmers says.

364 views

Saturday, 18 March 2023
Agriculture 8:06AM
Farmlands, Federated Farmers and Stuff team up to re-fence cyclone-impacted regions

With tens of thousands of kilometres of fencing needing to be replaced or repaired in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle, Farmlands, Federated Farmers and Stuff are calling on Kiwis to ‘Post Your Support’ as part of their plan to help farmers and growers.

1216 views

Sunday, 12 March 2023
Agriculture 7:28AM
Let's debate live exports on facts, not ideology

Federated Farmers is pleased that a Member’s Bill from ACT MP Mark Cameron has put opportunities for live animal exports back on the political agenda.

949 views

Tuesday, 28 February 2023
Rural 4:48AM
Feds: Army must deploy to rural flood-hit communities

Federated Farmers CEO Terry Copeland has called on the Government to deploy the army to deter crime in rural areas of Coromandel, East Cape and Hawke's Bay.

634 views

Monday, 23 January 2023
Agriculture 10:15AM
Feds calls for government inquiry on Tairāwhiti damage

GISBORNE — Einstein’s words that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is relevant to storm damage in Tairāwhiti.

804 views

Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Employment 4:42AM
Feds: Inflexible FPAs are 'a solution looking for a problem'

Federated Farmers is joining the fight against yet another case of politicians intruding with unnecessary, inflexible, one-size-fits-all legislation - this time over workers’ wages and conditions.

419 views

Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Agriculture 8:22AM
Rabobank survey shows continued strong growth in farm staff pay

Average growth of 13 percent in pay packages in the last two years is another reason for more New Zealanders to consider a career in agriculture, Federated Farmers President Andrew Hoggard says.

415 views

Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Business 3:06PM
Commerce Commission to lay charges over swaps

Having written to the Commerce Commission last November and encouraged members affected by interest rate swaps to contact the Commerce Commission, Federated Farmers welcomes the Commission’s decision to put the matter before the Courts.

501 views

Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Agriculture 4:55PM
Dairy convictions send a powerful message

Following the conviction and fining of farmers under the Resource Management Act, Federated Farmers supports the legal role regional councils play in protecting the environment.

1013 views

Thursday, 12 September 2013
Business 4:52PM
Government's helping hand for Dairy reputation

Federated Farmers thinks the new Market Connections Fund is an excellent initiative to help New Zealand businesses build back their relations with overseas customers.

518 views

Friday, 30 August 2013
Business 2:07PM
Westland Milk Products joins the 'good news club'

Federated Farmers West Coast says New Zealand’s second largest dairy cooperative, Westland Milk Products, has now joined the ‘good news club.’  The cooperative has revised its 2013/14 forecast payout to a range of $7.60-8.00 per kilogram of milk solids (kg/MS), with a new advance rate of $5 kg/MS.

670 views

Monday, 29 July 2013
Agriculture 2:14PM
New anti-rustling online map gets the farmer tick

Federated Farmers is applauding, Stop Stock Theft, New Zealand’s first ever online map designed to report and track suspected stock theft.  This joint initiative between Crimestoppers NZ, NZX-Agri and the Police will be welcomed by all farmers.

1193 views

Thursday, 27 June 2013
Agriculture 1:29PM
New Special Agriculture Trade Envoy appointed

Federated Farmers welcomes Beef+Lamb NZ chairman, Mike Petersen, to the position of New Zealand Special Agriculture Trade Envoy.  Mr Petersen succeeds past Federated Farmers President, Alistair Polson, in that particular role.

1162 views

Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Agriculture 1:42PM
Meat Industry Excellence gets into the first gear of reform

With the 2013 National Agricultural Fieldays now underway, so is reform of New Zealand’s red meat sector being championed by Meat Industry Excellence (MIE).

1220 views

Friday, 24 May 2013
Export 11:02AM
Exports to China back on track

Federated Farmers is hugely relieved the meat export impasse in China has been resolved, but believes New Zealand and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) need to take a hard look in the mirror.

802 views

Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Export 2:02PM
Exports to China held up at the border

Federated Farmers is hopeful an administrative issue affecting New Zealand meat exports to China will soon be resolved.

851 views

Thursday, 9 May 2013
Agriculture 2:30PM
Animal welfare case guilty plea welcomed

Federated Farmers believes Milkpride admitting guilt in Rotorua today sends a strong deterrent message.

1289 views

Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Food 5:14PM
McDonald's removes the lamb from Lambton

695 views

Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Agriculture 11:14AM
New president for Federated Farmers Northland

Following Federated Farmers Northland Annual General Meeting, Roger Ludbrook has been elected provincial president following the retirement of Matthew Long.

1262 views

Sunday, 28 April 2013
Agriculture 1:24PM
China grows in importance to 'NZ Inc'

A strategic plan between New Zealand and China, signed only on ANZAC Day to promote agricultural cooperation, has been reinforced by China overtaking Australia as New Zealand’s largest export destination in the March 2013 quarter.

1074 views

Friday, 19 April 2013
Business 3:05PM
Survey shows more businesses hindered by regulation than helped

Federated Farmers is unsurprised StatisticsNZ’s latest business operations survey has found growing business and farmer frustration at an increasing regulatory burden.

625 views

Thursday, 18 April 2013
Agriculture 1:02PM
New Zealander joins World Farmers Organisation board

1139 views



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