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.

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Bay of Plenty Provincial Contacts

Darryl Jensen

T: 07 533 1300
M: 021 332 216
E: waione.dbkl@gmail.com

Brent Mountfort

Vice President and Meat & Wool Chair 
T: 07 322 2040
M: 027 228 4558
E:  Mountfort@farmside.co.nz

Peter Overdevest

Dairy Chair 
T: 07 366 4000
M: 027 713 2372
E: poverevest1451@gmail.com

Bridie Virbickas

Sharemilkers' Section Chair 
M: 027 612 7295
E: bridievirbickas@hotmail.com

Alan Law

Sharemilker Farm Owners' Section Chair 
T: 07 304 9536
M: 027 417 1818
E: wyndlea@xtra.co.nz

Colin Mackinnon

Arable Chair
T: 07 308 0616
M: 0274 845 128
E: mackinnon@xtra.co.nz

David Blennerhassett

Arable Vice Chair 
T: 07 533 3671
E: kay.blenn@xtra.co.nz

Kim Cawte

Office Manager
T: 07 533 3129
M: 021 133 0709
E: bopfederatedfarmers@gmail.com
Federated Farmers Bay of Plenty Office:

Postal Address
PO Box 510
Te Puke 3153

Physical Address: 
C/- Candy Lodge
1038 Old Coach Road
RD 6
Te Puke 3186

T: 07 533 3129
M: 021 133 0709
E: bopfederatedfarmers@gmail.com

Office Hours:

9am - 3.30pm Tuesday - Thursday


The Federated Farmers style for staff and elected officials’ email addresses is – first initial surname@fedfarm.org.nz e.g. fdagg@fedfarm.org.nz