Indigenous Biodiversity Survey

February 25, 2020


The deadline to make submissions on the draft National Policy Statement to Indigenous Biodiversity rapidly approaching (Tuesday 14 March!). To help Federated Farmers better assess the potential effects of this policy we need as much information from our members as possible.

The survey we are currently running will be closing at the end of THIS WEEK, Please take the time to complete this, it can be found here.

Please have a read of Federated Farmers summary fact sheet here

This proposal affects every farmer

The proposals will affect every farmer who has native vegetation or wildlife on their properties – but especially those with bush remnants, regenerating pasture, habitat for threatened species, native grassland/tussock or a Significant Natural Area (SNA) on their land.


The government has not undertaken any cost analysis of the potential impacts of this plan. They are counting on using data from your submissions, as the caretakers of the land, to assess what the effects may be.

We encourage you to make an independent submission. Federated Farmers has a submission template available for your convenience here

For further information please contact your local provincial office, and Thank you to those of you who have already completed the survey.


Still to come

Bio diversity provincial meetings

Tomorrow 26 February
Cheviot: Cheviot Trust Hotel, 5-8pm
Blenheim: Clubs of Marlborough RSA lounge 42 Alfred St, Blenheim, 10.30am - 3pm

Thursday 27 February
Waimate: Waimate Event Centre, 15 Paul Street, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Ranfurly: Maniototo Rugby Clubrooms Perry Street, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Friday 28 FEBRUARY
 Clinton Golf Course, 27 Merrie Creek Road, 1.00pm – 3.30pm
Stratford: at TET stadium Stratford, 12-1.30 pm

Tuesday 3 March
Franklin A&P, Main Building, 58 Station Road, Pukekohe 7pm

Wednesday 4 March
11am War Memorial Hall, 2 Porter Crescent, Helensville
Wellsford: Community Centre, 224 Rodney Street, Wellsford 2pm