Representing Taranaki farmers

The province of Taranaki is situated on the west coast of the North Island. It extends from the Mokau River in the north to the Patea River in the south, with rugged bush country to the east bordering the Wanganui region. The most notable geographic feature is the dominant volcanic peak of Mt Taranaki, which is surrounded by Egmont National Park.

Taranaki Federated Farmers has approximately 1000 active members and liaises on their behalf and on behalf of all Taranaki farmers within the three district councils and one regional council in the Taranaki Region. As the proactive voice of Taranaki farmers, and with a wide range of experience and knowledge, we advocate for a fairer legislative framework ensuring farmers activities are not unnecessarily restricted.

Taranaki Federated Farmers represents farmers in a wide range of situations and partners with a number of other Taranaki organisations and businesses to protect foster and advance the interests of Taranaki farmers and farming generally.

Your support through membership is our lifeblood and as a voice of farming in Taranaki every member counts and strengthens our collective voice. You can contact us directly at 06 757 3423 to discuss any aspect of membership or the services we offer.

For more on policy in your region click here

Taranaki Provincial Contacts


Mark Hooper

T: 06 752 0132

Donald McIntrye

Immediate Past President
T: 06 762 4701
M: 027 248 0099

Leedom Gibbs

Dairy Chairperson 
M: 027 493 7646

Jono Ardern

Dairy  Vice Chairperson 
M: 027 508 5704

Matthew Herbert

Sharemilkers' Section Chairperson
M: 027 910 5576

Sam Ebbett

Sharemilkers' Section Vice Chairperson
M: 021 803 799

Brendan Attrill

Sharemilker Farm Owners' Section Chairperson
T: 06 362 2742
M: 027 474 4742


Andrew Corrigan

Sharemilker Farm Owners' Section Vice Chairperson
T: 06 278 4223


Nick Brown

Meat & Wool Chairperson
T: 06 928 4542
M: 027 347 5853

Niels Hansen

Meat & Wool Vice Chairperson
T: 06 762 7801


Jessie Waite

Office Manager
T: 06 757 3423

Dr Lisa Brewer

Policy Advisor, Regional
M: 021 627 936

Craig Sole

Territory Manager
M: 027 432 0218
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