High Country

In recent times Federated Farmers High Country has been strategically involved in several pest-related issues and was instrumental in bringing changes to the Biosecurity Act. Among other things, this saw the introduction of the “good neighbour” principle being applied to Government agencies.

Federated Farmers High Country represents the interests of South Island high country farmers through their industry group executive.

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High Country News

New Mycoplasma Bovis case confirmed

Posted on 15/11/2017
The Ministry for Primary Industries has confirmed another case of Mycoplasma Bovis (M.Bovis).

Wilding Conifer Survey

Posted on 2/10/2017
The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking information on non-Government spending on wilding conifer control over the past 12 months (July 2016 to end of June 2017).

Important Information - Plan Change 5 to Canterbury Land and Water Plan

Posted on 7/07/2017
Environment Canterbury has released its decision on Plan Change 5 (PC5) of the Canterbury Land and Water Plan, and Federated Farmers has some significant concerns.

Tussock Talk

Read the latest Tussock Talk here

High Country Policy Work

Oil and Gas Exploration activities on Private Land

Posted on 26/09/2017
Oil & gas: exploration activities on private land - minimum impact activity

Proposed Regulations for the transport of live animals from New Zealand

Posted on 19/05/2016
Federated Farmers Submission on the Proposed Regulations for the transport of live animals from New Zealand MPI Discussion paper No: 2016/3

Factsheets

Oil and Gas Exploration activities on Private Land

Posted on 26/09/2017
Oil & gas: exploration activities on private land - minimum impact activity

Events

High Country Conference 2018
17 - 18 May 2018
Cromwell