Submissions

Gisborne District Council Representation Review Initial Proposal

Federated Farmers feedback represents the views of approximately three hundred local farming members and rate payers. We gently remind GDC of this so that our members’ representation views, expressed here, are weighed appropriately.

Submission to Kaipara District Council on their initial comments for their District Plan review

We have provided comments on every discussion document and have reached out to council for early consultation on the draft plan.

Submission to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council on Proposed Plan Change 5

Federated Farmers has submitted on the BOPRC Proposed Plan Change 5, Kaituna River. We are concerned that the plan change will unjustly prohibit farmers from using the Kaituna River for certain farming provisions.

Federated Farmers submission to Northland Regional Councils representation review

Federated Farmers has submitted to Northland Regional Council on their representation review 2021. We have concerns around rural representation and the significant area that both the Far North and Kaipara Councillors represent.

Submission on the Reforming industrial allocation in the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme consultation

The Federation supports industrial allocation (IA) as a means of reducing the risk of the NZ ETS price driving emissions intensive trade exposed (EITE) firms, their production, and their associated emissions overseas.

Federated Farmers submission to Whangarei District Councils representation review

After deliberation, Council decided to deviate from their initial proposal to have all councillors taken from At Large. Federated Farmers will join the appeal process as we have concerns around rural representation being lost from the district.

Federated Farmers submission on Far North District Councils Solid Waste bylaw

Federated Farmers submitted to council on their solid waste Bylaw. In short, we sought for the inclusion of permitted pathways for livestock, pets and permitted farm waste to be exempt from the bylaw among other conditions.

Submission on NZs approach to the 2021 international climate change negotiations

The Federation has a long history of engaging in climate policy both in New Zealand and internationally.

Submission on Market Study into the Retail Grocery Sector - Draft Report

As a representative of food producers (and consumers), Federated Farmers is keen to ensure that the retail grocery sector is competitive.

Submission on the Reshape Waikato, Representation Review

Federated Farmers have submitted on the Reshape Waikato, Representation Review. We are very disappointed rural communities have not been identified as ‘communities of interest’ in their own right. Our major areas of concern include the removal of

Submission on the Biosecurity (Information for Incoming Passengers) Amendment Bill

Federated Farmers generally supports the Bill as a measure to strengthen New Zealand’s biosecurity position.

Submission to the proposed Central Hawke's Bay District Plan

Hawke’s Bay Federated Farmers has submitted on the Central Hawke’s Bay District Plan. Hot topics included SNA's, vegetation clearance, Outstanding Natural Features and Significant Amenity Features. Any changes need to be practical for farming.

Feedback on Hastings Representative Review Survey 2021

Hawke’s Bay Federated Farmers has commented on the Hastings DC Representation Review, supporting the ward system as the basis of election. We need rural councillors to provide a rural voice for policy setting, regulatory decision and fiscal matters.

Submission on the Natural and Built Environments Bill: Parliamentary Paper

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.


Submission on Consultation paper on the Sustainable Biofuels Mandate

Submission On Increasing The Use Of Biofuels In Transport: Consultation On The Sustainable Biofuels Mandate

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 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 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