Submissions

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

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.

Submission to the New Plymouth District Council on the Draft Long Term Plan 2021

Federated Farmers are concerned about the significant affect a 12% rates rise will have on farming businesses within the district. We are also concerned with the lack of transparency shown in the consultation document on who will fund the district's

Submission on Budget Policy Statement 2021

Federated Farmers of New Zealand welcomes the opportunity to submit to the Finance & Expenditure Select Committee on the Budget Policy Statement...

Submission on the Central Hawke's Bay District Council Draft Long Term Plan 2021-31

Hawke’s Bay Federated Farmers welcomes this chance to submit on the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council draft Long Term Plan for 2021-2031

Submission on New Zealand Climate Change Commission 2021 Draft Advice for Consultation

First and foremost, the Federation is pleased the draft report does not ignore, but also does not fixate, on agricultural emissions...

Greater Wellington Proposed Natural Resources Plan

Federated Farmers Documents for the Greater Wellington Proposed Natural Resources Plan

Submission on the Water Services Bill

We have mixed views on this Bill. We have significant concerns with the drinking water provisions which we believe may well have a deleterious impact on small rural water supplies...


Submission on International treaty examination of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Ag

Federated Farmers welcomes the opportunity to comment on the international treaty examination of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement...

Submission on Hurunui District Council Proposed Plan Change 4

The specific provisions of the proposal that my submission relates to, and the decisions Federated Farmers seeks from Council, are detailed on the following pages....

Feedback on draft Rotorua Climate Action Plan

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.

Submission on the regulation of inhibitors used in agriculture

Federated Farmers has a keen interest in the regulation of inhibitors, given the need for farmers and the primary sector to develop cost-effective mitigations, particularly for greenhouse gas emissions and the impacts of nutrient loss on freshwater (


Marlborough Policy Update 2020

Policy update presented to the Marlborough AGM 2020...


Submission on Waimakariri District Council Draft Annual Plan - Consultation Document

We submitted last month on the Council’s draft Annual Plan and urged the Council not to increase its rates for the coming year, if at all possible.

Submission on Selwyn District Council Draft Annual Plan 2020/21 Consultation Document

Federated farmers submission to Selwyn District Council Draft Annual Plan 2020/21 Consultation Document

Hawkes Bay TANK Plan Change 9

The Hawkes Bay TANK Plan Change 9 has been notified and is currently open for submissions. Here you can find a brief summary of the main points and how to submit your opinion.

South Taranaki District Council- Annual Plan feedback

We thank the STDC for their outstanding efforts on their Annual Plan budgets this year, which include freezing rates and fees/charges to reduce the economic impact of Covid19 on the community.

Submission to Otago Regional Council Plan Change 7

The Otago Regional Council Plan Change 7 (Water Permits) deals with both the replacement of deemed permits and the replacement of expiring water permits that expire before 31 December 2025...