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.

For more on policy in your region click here

Brent Mountfort

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

Darryl Jensen

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

Margaret Wright

Dairy Chair 
T: 07322 2160
M: 027326 8030
E: dandmwright@farmside.co.nz

Bridie Virbickas

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

Larry Wetting

Sharemilker Farm Owners' Section Chair 
T: 07 366 5998
M: 027 342 3866
E: aniwhenuafarms@xtra.co.nz


Jamie Blennerhassett

Arable Chair
M: 027 539 5304
E: jamieblennerhassett75@gmail.com

David Blennerhassett

Arable Vice Chair 
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

Jen McNeill

Provincial Sales & Engagement Advisor
South & Eastern Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua/Taupo and Ruapehu 

T: 0800 327 646
M: 027 475 5586

Bay of Plenty Provincial Contacts

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
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