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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.
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.
The Government’s proposed RMA replacement is fatally flawed needs to be immediately withdrawn and started from scratch, says Federated Farmers spokesperson for RMA reform Mark Hooper.
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.
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.
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.
A new report released by BusinessNZ shows rural communities like Southland, Waimate, Wairoa and South Taranaki will be "devastated" by agricultural emissions pricing.
Federated Farmers are opposed to increases to the Ute Tax announced this morning, says transport spokesperson Mark Hooper.
Greenpeace is spreading harmful misinformation that there is a link between nitrates in water and colorectal cancer, Federated Farmers Vice President Wayne Langford says.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Federated Farmers thinks the new Market Connections Fund is an excellent initiative to help New Zealand businesses build back their relations with overseas customers.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Federated Farmers is hopeful an administrative issue affecting New Zealand meat exports to China will soon be resolved.
Federated Farmers believes Milkpride admitting guilt in Rotorua today sends a strong deterrent message.
Following Federated Farmers Northland Annual General Meeting, Roger Ludbrook has been elected provincial president following the retirement of Matthew Long.
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.
Federated Farmers is unsurprised StatisticsNZ’s latest business operations survey has found growing business and farmer frustration at an increasing regulatory burden.
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