The agricultural industry employs over 200,000 people in New Zealand in a diverse range of roles, responsibilities and environments. From farm-hands to CEO's and everyone in-between our industry packs-a-punch when it comes to designing and implementing employment policy. Federated Farmers are at the forefront of working with Government and other agencies to design and develop policy that ensures our farming businesses and communities are well supported. We also offer a range of policy services and resources to help employers and employees 'get it right' - from free legal advice to specialist employment contracts. 

What's been happening

Changes for temporary work visas

Posted on 9/07/2020
Following extensive lobbying by Federated Farmers and Dairy NZ the Government has announced several changes to the Temporary Work Visa process...

COVID-19 Updates

Posted on 15/05/2020
FAQs on Coronavirus

Changes to the Minimum Wage

Posted on 25/02/2020
On 18 December 2019 the Government announced that it would be raising the adult minimum wage from the current rate of $17.70 per hour to $18.90 per hour, to take effect on 1 April 2020...

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