Bay of Plenty Region

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.

What's been happening

Submission to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council on the Draft Long Term Plan 2021-2031

Posted on 14/04/2021
Federated Farmers has submitted on the Bay of Plenty Draft Long Term Plan. We are very concerned with the lack of transparency in regards to rates setting, rates equity and both the overall and relative cost of local government to agriculture.

Feedback on draft Rotorua Climate Action Plan

Posted on 16/10/2020
Federated Farmers does not support the draft plan for a number of reasons. It does not look like it was developed with any input from representatives of the agricultural industry Essentially, we think the draft plan over-reaches in many ways.

Opotiki District Council- Rates 2020/21

Posted on 28/05/2020
Opotiki District Council has released an information paper on its planed rates for 2020/21. The information paper indicates a disproportionate rate increase of up to 29% for Dairy and Pastoral farms, while the district’s overall increase is much b