Submissions

Submission on the Whakatane District Council proposed fees and charges for 2022/23

FF has recently submitted to Whakatāne DC on proposed changes to fees and charges for 2022/23. The increase is largely due to a 2.2% increase to the budget for the upcoming financial year. WDC has kept its commitment to a 6.93% rates increase as pro

Submission on the Thames Coromandel District Council Annual Plan for 2022/23

FF has submited on the TCDC annual plan. An average district wide rates increase to 8.3% is proposed, compared with 7.7% forecasted in the LTP. With the substantial challenges our members are facing, we recommended the proposed rates increase is revi

Submission to the South Waikato District Council on fees and charges for 2022/23

FF has submitted on the proposed fees and charges 2022/23. Increases are proposed to transfer station charges for solid waste disposal, and for resource management charges. FF noted that the increases could not be justified through inflation alone.

Submission on New Zealand Income Insurance Scheme

Because of the structure and makeup of agriculture, the proposed income insurance scheme offers few advantages to many that work in the sector.

Submission on budget Policy Statement 2022

Federated Farmers of New Zealand welcomes the opportunity to submit to the Finance & Expenditure Select Committee on the Budget Policy Statement 2022.

Submission on the Managing Exotic Afforestation Incentives Discussion Document

Federated Farmers of New Zealand welcomes the opportunity to submit to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) on the ‘Managing Incentives for Exotic Afforestation’ discussion document (the discussion document). We would like to note that the discu

Submission on the Driving Change: Reviewing the Road User Charges System Consultation Document

Road User Charges ought to remain focussed on cost recovery for damage to roads from vehicle use, with externalities related to transport addressed through alternative approaches rather than broadening the purposes of the Road User Charge system.

Submission to Auckland Council Annual Budget 2022

FF submitted on the 2022 proposed annual budget. There were some proposed changes from the LTP around a climate action targeted rate and waste management. We submitted to these proposals along with a discussion on funding through different rating too

Submission on the National Environmental Standards- Drinking Water

Federated Farmers NZ and Beef & Lamb NZ have jointly submitted on the NES-DW. We strongly oppose the proposed changes on the basis.

Submission to Taumata Arowai on the Drinking Water Quality Assurance Rules & Acceptable Solutions

Federated Farmers of New Zealand welcomes the opportunity to submit on Taumata Arowai’s first iteration of the standards, rules, values, and acceptable solutions applicable to suppliers of human drinking water.

Auckland Federated Farmers Submission to the He Waka Eke Noa Agricultural Emissions Pricing Options

Auckland Federated Farmers has considerable misgivings about He Waka Eke Noa, including:

Submission to the Waikato District Council on the proposed Livestock Movement Bylaw 2022

Federated Farmers has submitted on the Waikato District Councils proposed Livestock Movement Bylaw 2022.

Submission on Tax Administration in a Digital World

Federated Farmers of New Zealand welcomes the opportunity submit to Inland Revenue on its officials’ issues paper on Tax Administration in a Digital World.

Updated- Submissions on Proposed Waikato District Plan 2018

WDC has released their Proposed District PLan 2018. Federated Farmers have have submitted on the plan and would like member feedback.

Submission on the International Treaty examination of the UK - NZ Free Trade Agreement

Federated Farmers has had a long history of supporting efforts to liberalise trade and reduce trade barriers.

TDC Super Consultation Round One Submission

TDC are consulting on several proposals over the next few months, which they have packaged as the ‘2022 Super Consultation’. FF submission to Round One set out early comments on the proposed District Strategy, the Water Supply Bylaw and Water Tank

Submission to Auckland Transport on the proposed Activities in the Road Corridor 2022

FF has submitted to AT on the proposed Activities in the Road Corridor 2022. We have appreciated AT's engagement through the Rural Advisory Panel and meeting with our Executive team over zoom. This has given our members the opportunity to understan

Submission to the Waikato District Council on the Dog Control Bylaw and Policy proposal 2022

Federated Farmers has submitted on the WDC Dog Control Bylaw and Policy proposal 2022. Rural dogs have the least need for council’s dog services and are less likely to create additional work for councils. FF also suggest that by creating additional

Federated Farmers appeal to the Rotorua Lakes Council- 2021 Representation Review

Federated Farmers is appealing the final decision of the Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) representation review because RTFF does not believe it provides fair and effective representation for rural communities of interest in the RLC. As the final proposa

Federated Farmers submission to the Rotorua Lakes Council- 2022 Representation Review

Federated Farmers has submitted to the RLC on the "your choice" 2022 representation review. The farming community has felt on the outside of decision making and is facing the consequences.