Representing Tararua farmers

Federated Farmers Tararua represents local farmers' views to the Tararua District Council and Horizons Regional Council. 

The main issues in our province are concerned with rates and how they are calculated, land use change and impacts on roading, environmental issues, (especially in relationship to water quality) and connectivity. 

The Horizons Regional Council's One Plan is a founding document for much of what happens regulatory wise on our farms. The costs associated with legal challenges and then the inability to get consents has led to uncertainty for many farming businesses. It has been reassuring to have the Feds policy team working with us to ensure our small businesses can continue to operate.

Members are encouraged to contact Executive members to find out more (see contacts below).

For more on policy in your region click here


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Tararua Provincial Contacts

Sally Dryland

T: 06 376 2740
M: 027 423 8997
E: [email protected]


Thomas Read

Vice President and
Sharemilkers' Section Chair

M: 021 818 3883
E: [email protected]

Tim Hewitt

Meat & Wool Chair
M: 027 269 6565
E: [email protected]

Aaron Passey

Dairy Section Chair
T: 06 761 8682
M: 027 693 3951
E: [email protected]


Adam Hands

Sharemilkers' Section Vice Chair
M: 027 392 1976
E:  [email protected]

David Hands

Sharemilker Farm Owners' Section Chair
T: 027 249 1985
E: [email protected]

Nick Perry

Treasurer/ Secretary
T: 06 376 7624
E: [email protected]

Sandra Cordell

T: 06 374 1890
M: 027 781 7250
E: [email protected]

Salli Baldock

Provincial Sales & Engagement Advisor
T: 0800 327 646
M: 021 521 230

The Federated Farmers style for staff and elected officials’ email addresses is – first initial [email protected] e.g. [email protected]