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Fed gives full backing to new Primary Sector Council

Posted on 26/04/2018
Federated Farmers has committed to working with the Government's new Primary Sector Council.

Local choppers can be the difference between life and death

Posted on 26/04/2018
Reprieve on Central Plateau rescue helicopter tender, but Te Anau and Fiordland still out in the cold

The Land Girls of WWII - an Anzac Day tribute

Posted on 26/04/2018
Even the Farmers' Union scoffed at the idea of inexperienced women working the land during WWII - but they proved their mettle and worth

Farmers give thumbs down to new taxes

Posted on 24/04/2018
Farmers are strongly opposed to some of the new taxes being considered by the Tax Working Group, a survey of members shows

Opinion

Reserve Bank cautious on dairy industry recovery
By Nick Clark

The financial system is still sound but housing, dairy, and bank funding costs remain key risks, according to the Reserve Bank’s latest six-monthly Financial Stability Report. Read more

Gathering data on hill country development potential, risks

Posted on 26/04/2018
New project aims for a decision tool to help farmers weigh up the benefits and risks of hill country development.

Economic Week - April 20

Posted on 20/04/2018
The results of the Federation’s survey on tax issues are in and show strong opposition to a capital gains tax, but some support if it was applied as a ‘bright-line test’.

Speeches

Economic Week - Tax Working Group announced

Posted on 24/11/2017
Sir Michael Cullen is to head the government's tax working group - and a capital gains tax is on the table

President Katie Milne addresses National Council

Posted on 22/11/2017
Katie Milne talks about the myriad ways the Feds influence decision-makers and perceptions - National Council 2017 President's address