High Country

In recent times Federated Farmers High Country has been strategically involved in several pest-related issues and was instrumental in bringing changes to the Biosecurity Act. Among other things, this saw the introduction of the “good neighbour” principle being applied to Government agencies.

Federated Farmers High Country represents the interests of South Island high country farmers through their industry group executive.

For a Brief History of Federated Farmers High Country

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High Country News

South Island Freshwater Farm Plan/Low Slope Map consultations moved to webinars

Posted on 20/09/2021
Freshwater Farm Plan/Low Slope Map Consultations

Have you done the Rural Connectivity Survey yet?- closes today 8pm

Posted on 5/09/2021
A BIG thank you to the 700 people who’ve taken the time to complete our Rural Connectivity Survey 2021

MEMBERS ONLY - COVID Borders and other questions - webinar tomorrow

Posted on 28/08/2021
We are getting lots of questions from members about operating under COVID restrictions

High Country Policy Work

Te Kuiti Carbon Farming Presentation

Posted on 3/09/2021
Federated Farmers held a Carbon Farming Presentation in Te Kuiti on the 4th of August, with three guest panelists.

Submission on the Natural and Built Environments Bill: Parliamentary Paper

Posted on 11/08/2021
The Environment Select Committee is currently reviewing the Exposure Draft of the Natural and Built Environments Bill. FF lodged an extensive submission on the Bill as it is intended to be the primary replacement for the RMA.

New Season Farm Confidence Report July 2021

Posted on 9/08/2021
This report summarises the July 2021 Federated Farmers’ Mid-Season Farm Confidence survey results. The survey is undertaken twice a year (January and July); this study is the 25th iteration.

Submission on the Import Health Standard: Draft for consultation Bovine Germplasm

Posted on 13/05/2021
Federated Farmers of New Zealand (Federated Farmers) welcomes the opportunity to submit to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) on its consultation document “Import Health Standard (IHS): Draft for consultation Bovine Germplasm ihs” (the consult

It would be a crime if you didn't do this survey

Posted on 2/05/2021
Thank you to the over 700 members who have responded to the Rural Crime Survey so far. ..

Events

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Tussock Talk

Tussock Talk

Posted on 28/06/2021

Factsheets

Regional Burning of Fallen Stock Rules

Posted on 7/12/2020
The below is a summary as at 20 July 2020, and it is based on our initial appraisal...

Regional Stock Burial Rules

Posted on 10/08/2020
The below is a summary as at 20 July 2020, and it is based on our initial appraisal...

Backrub - A Preventable Injury

Posted on 23/01/2020

Animal Welfare Regulations October 1 2018 Factsheet

Posted on 19/06/2019
A list of all the regulations that come into effect on October 1st 2018 and cover cattle, sheep, deer, goats and dogs are available in this fact sheet.

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