Submissions


Submission on Waimakariri District Council Draft Annual Plan - Consultation Document

We submitted last month on the Council’s draft Annual Plan and urged the Council not to increase its rates for the coming year, if at all possible.

Submission on Selwyn District Council Draft Annual Plan 2020/21 Consultation Document

Federated farmers submission to Selwyn District Council Draft Annual Plan 2020/21 Consultation Document

Hawkes Bay TANK Plan Change 9

The Hawkes Bay TANK Plan Change 9 has been notified and is currently open for submissions. Here you can find a brief summary of the main points and how to submit your opinion.

South Taranaki District Council- Annual Plan feedback

We thank the STDC for their outstanding efforts on their Annual Plan budgets this year, which include freezing rates and fees/charges to reduce the economic impact of Covid19 on the community.

Submission to Otago Regional Council Plan Change 7

The Otago Regional Council Plan Change 7 (Water Permits) deals with both the replacement of deemed permits and the replacement of expiring water permits that expire before 31 December 2025...


Whanganui Annual Plan- Submission 2020/21

Submission on the WDC Annual plan 2020-21. We oppose their plan to reduce the Uniform Annual General Charge, but we thank them for reducing their average rates increase from those originally proposed.

Submission to Stratford District Council-Annual Plan 2020/21

Federated farmers submission on the Stratford District Council Annual Plan 2020/21.We asked why proposed rates rises for farmers are so much higher than the district average, and argued that bare run-off blocks shouldn’t attract the ‘separately used

Hawkes Bay Tukituki Plan Change 6

Register to join the Tukituki Consent Framework so we can help you put together a practical and robust consent application as soon as the pandemic is over.

Submission to Matamata-Piako District Council on the Draft Annual Plan 2020/2021

This plan will impact what activities you can do on farm.

Masterton District Council- Annual Plan 2020/21

The draft Annual Plan includes proposals for average rates increases of nearly 7% for farmer ratepayers. We stress in the strongest terms that rate increases of this magnitude are not appropriate or affordable in the current situation Federated F

Submission on The EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement Negotiations: Protection of Geographical Indications...

Federated Farmers supports the negotiations underway toward a potential EU-NZ FTA and we understand that measures to establish a more substantive framework for Geographic Indications (GIs) are a necessary but not sufficient component of completing su

PC7- Outstanding Waterbodies

The HBRC has identified 38 waterbodies as meeting the criteria to be "outstanding". These encompass a number of large water bodies including the Heretaunga aquifer and all five major HB rivers. This suggests the threshold for "outstanding" is too low

Submission to the Stratford District Council on the Draft Rates Remission policy 2020

We argued against Stratford’s proposed deletion of rates remission policies for landowners whose land has biodiversity values.

Summary of Federated Farmers Submission on the Proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Bio

Submission on the proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity’ and related documents, including ‘He Kura Koiora i hokia: A discussion document.

Ag Organisations Unite To Call For IPCC to Consider GWP*/GWP-we for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A joint statement from 16 agricultural organisations from across the United Kingdom and New Zealand: National Farmers Union, National Farmers Union of Scotland, National Farmers Union CYMRU, National Sheep Association, Quality Meat Scotland, The Inst

Submission on Taumata Arowai Water Services Regulator Bill

Federated Farmers of New Zealand welcomes the opportunity to submit on Taumata Arowai – the Water Services Regulator Bill...

Submission on Infrastructure Funding and Financing Bill

Federated Farmers of New Zealand welcomes the opportunity submit to the Transport and Infrastructure Committee on the Infrastructure Funding and Financing Bill...

Reforming the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Proposed settings Consultation document

Federated Farmers has an active interest in the development of climate change policy and its impacts on our farmer members