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

Tararua Provincial Contacts

Neil Filer

Co-President 
T: 06 374 6445
M: 027 404 5787
E: neilorron@xtra.co.nz

Sally Dryland

Co-President
T: 06 376 2740
M: 027 423 8997
E: sallyandchris@xtra.co.nz

 

Hamish Buchanan

Meat & Wool Chair
M: 021 277 3301
E: monk.buchanan@gmail.com

Aaron Passey

Dairy Section Chair
T: 06 761 8682
M: 027 693 3951
E: passeyag@farmside.co.nz

 

Nick Bertram

Sharemilkers' Section Chair
M: 027 629 6610
E: kokotau_nick@hotmail.com
 

Sandra Cordell

Sharemilker Farm Owners' Section Chair
T: 06 374 4890
E: cordell@farmside.co.nz
 

Nick Perry

Treasurer/ Secretary
T: 06 376 7624
E: perry.paddocks@inspire.net.nz

Tammy Cooper
Territory Manager

T: 0800 327 646
M: 027 217 6744
The Federated Farmers style for staff and elected officials’ email addresses is – first initial surname@fedfarm.org.nz e.g. fdagg@fedfarm.org.nz