Media Releases

Go for 5G, but bring rural NZ along too

Posted on 23/03/2018
New Zealand should pursue 5G technology, but it also needs to tackle woeful broadband and mobile coverage in some rural areas

Feds ready to take councils to task on Long Term Plans and budgets

Posted on 14/03/2018
Federated Farmers is gearing up to assist members and farmers with local authorities starting to reveal their Long Term Plans and budgets....

Subaru links with Feds to support farmers who 'do'

Posted on 14/03/2018
Federated Farmers and Subaru have signed a new partnership that will drive benefits for both organisations

Feds supports considered, cross-party approach on climate change

Posted on 7/03/2018
Farmers find common ground with the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Envrionment on a Climate Change Commission and Zero Carbon Act


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

Economic Week - March 23

Posted on 23/03/2018
The Official Cash Rate has been kept at 1.75%, where it's expected to remain well into 2019. Inflation is likely to weaken over the new few months.

The rules of engagement: keep it constructive

Posted on 16/03/2018
A Primary Sector Council and new "rural proofing" test for all government policies are among new initiatives to look after provincial New Zealand.


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