Submissions

Submission to the Otorohanga District Council on the Draft Long Term Plan 2021-2031

After a number of years of relatively stable and low rate increases, the Otorohanga District Council draft LTP is requiring significant and sustained rates increases for the life of the plan. Increases are required to invest in core infrastructure a

Submission on the Draft Waikato Regional Pest Management Plan 2021-2031

Federated Farmers have submitted on the Draft Waikato Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP) 2021-31. Our major areas of concern include the removal of the Good Neighbour Rule, which binds the managers of crown land under rules in the plan. We co

Submission to the Taranaki Regional Council on the Draft Long Term Plan 2021-2031

Federated Farmers are advocating for a reduction in the significant 9% rates rise proposed for year 1 of the 10 year plan. We are asking that Council retain their 100% ownership of Port Taranaki Ltd to offset the need for rates increases. Importantly

Submission on Greater Wellington Regional Council Long Term Plan 2021-2031

GWRC is over-due to undertake a first principles review of rating policies: FFNZ recommend that the review planned for this triennium (2019-2022) be expedited. FFNZ recommend that the planned review give specific attention to: • Using UAGC to the m

Submission to the South Taranaki District Council on the Draft Long Term Plan 2021-2031

Federated Farmers were happy with the strong performance from the Long-Term Investment Fund (LTIF) but considered the amount to be drawn from the fund to pay for town centre upgrades imprudent. Our preference is for a moderate draw down.

Submission to the Stratford District Council on the Draft Long Term Plan 2021-2031

We supported the introduction of water metering as it will conserve water and be funded by targeted rates. We also supported the use of a targeted commercial rate to fund economic development and asked council to raise general charges revenue to 30%

Submission on the Trade, Environment and Climate Change Framework

Federated Farmers supports the recommendation of the TFAB to re-examine New Zealand’s trade, environment and climate change framework given the two decades it has been in operation.


Submission on Supporting Sustainable Freedom Camping in Aotearoa New Zealand

Federated Farmers acknowledges that tourism is an important contributor to new Zealand's economy...


Submission to the South Waikato District Council on the Draft Long Term Plan 2021-2031

Federated Farmers has submitted on the Waikato DC LTP. We let Council know our concerns with their funding policies that over rely on the general rate and don’t fully utilise options available to spread the rates burden more equitably across ratepaye

Submission to the Matamata-Piako District Council on the Draft Long Term Plan 2021-2031

Brian Steele (Te Aroha Chair), Mike Garrud (Morrinsville Chair) and Hilary Walker (Policy Advisor) attended the Matamata-Piako District Council draft Long Term Plan hearing on behalf of Federated Farmers today. A Long Term Plan sets Council spending

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

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

Submission to the Waikato District Council on the Draft Long Term Plan 2021-2031

Federated Farmers has submitted on the Waikato DC LTP. We let Council know our concerns with their funding policies that over rely on the general rate and don’t fully utilise options available to spread the rates burden more equitably across ratepaye

Submission on Environment Canterbury Long Term Plan 2021-2031

Federated Farmers is extremely concerned about the huge increase in operating expenditure (23%) for 2021/22 compared with 2020/21 (an increase of $45.7m in absolute terms), followed by variable increases projected for the following 9 years (0.6% – 6.

Submission on Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Accession

The Federation supports there being a clear and transparent process in place for the accession of new members into the CPTPP. Growing the membership of the CPTPP will contribute towards reinforcing the web of bilateral and multilateral trade agreemen

Submission on Gisborne District Council Long Term Plan 2021-31

Federated Farmers is focused on the transparency of rate setting, rates equity and both the overall and relative cost of local government to agriculture...

Submission on Arms Regulations Consultation Document

It is essential that any firearms regulations consider the specialist nature of rural firearms users, both professional and recreational, and be practical and achievable...