Bay of Plenty Province

Federated Farmers Bay of Plenty has over 500 members in a region which extends from Katikati in the North to Galatea inland and Opotiki in the east. The province encompasses one regional council, one city council and three district councils. There are five active branches: Tauranga/Katikati, Te Puke, Manawahe, Whakatane/Galatea and Opotiki.

Federated Farmers Bay of Plenty aims to lead on local issues that could affect farming economically and in terms of sustainability. Farming faces challenging times and it is imperative that Federated Farmers has a strong membership to enable the province to be a leading advocate for rural people.

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Bay of Plenty Provincial Contacts

Darryl Jensen

President 
T: 07 533 1300
M: 021 332 216
E: waione.dbkl@gmail.com

Peter Overdevest

Dairy Chairperson 
T: 07 366 4000
M: 027 713 2372
E: poverevest1451@gmail.com

Bridie Virbickas

Sharemilkers' Section Chairperson 
M: 027 612 7295
E: bridievirbickas@hotmail.com

Alan Law

Sharemilker Farm Owners' Section Chairperson 
T: 07 304 9536
M: 027 417 1818
E: wyndlea@xtra.co.nz

Brent Mountfort

Meat & Wool Chairperson 
T: 07 322 2040
M: 027 228 4558
E:  Mountfort@farmside.co.nz

Colin Mackinnon

Arable Chairperson
T: 07 308 0616
M: 0274 845 128
E: mackinnon@xtra.co.nz

David Blennerhassett

Arable Vice Chairperson 
T: 07 533 3671
E: kay.blenn@xtra.co.nz

Kim Cawte

Office Manager
T: 07 533 3129
M: 021 133 0709
E: bopfederatedfarmers@gmail.com

Ashleigh Frandi

Territory Manager
South Waikato

T: 0800 327 646
M: 027 475 5586
Federated Farmers Bay of Plenty Office:

Postal Address
PO Box 510
Te Puke 3153

Physical Address: 
C/- Candy Lodge
1038 Old Coach Road
RD 6
Pongakawa
Te Puke 3186

T: 07 533 3129
M: 021 133 0709
E: bopfederatedfarmers@gmail.com

Office Hours:

9am - 3.30pm Tuesday - Thursday

 

The Federated Farmers style for staff and elected officials’ email addresses is – first initial surname@fedfarm.org.nz e.g. fdagg@fedfarm.org.nz