Representing Marlborough farmers

Federated Farmers Marlborough represents local farmers' views at one district council and one regional council. The main issues in our province are to do with the impact of the economy, especially the last ten years of downturn. This leads onto problems with water availability, the level of rates and the Resource Management Act.

Federated Farmers Marlborough stands up on issues that affect farmers and their businesses. We are also very concerned about the low returns that farmers are getting for their products and are leaving no stone unturned in our campaign for fairer prices.

Locally we have a good relationship with the Marlborough District Council and we have also directly taken issues to central government. If your issue is property rights, the profitability of farming, rates, the Resource Management Act or any other farming issue then Federated Farmers is your advocate.

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Marlborough Provincial Contacts

Evan White

President and
Dairy Chair

T: 03 572 2592
M: 021 999 890
E: [email protected]

Richard Dawkins

Vice President and
Meat & Wool Chair

M: 0274 452 613
E: [email protected]


Glenda Robb

Provincial Support
T: 03 572 919
E: [email protected]


Chris Dawkins

T: 03 572 4029
E: [email protected]


Chris Bird

Executive Member
T: 03 574 2318
E: [email protected]


Greg Woolley

Executive Member
E: [email protected]


Gary Barnett

 E: [email protected]

Angela Johnston

Senior Policy Advisor, High Country
M:  021 518 271

Harry Matthews

Provincial Sales & Engagement Advisor
T: 0800 327 646
M: 027 507 8901