Representing Nelson farmers

Federated Farmers Nelson represents local farmers' views at one district council, one city council and one combined council.

The main issues in our province are to do with Bio-diversity, Significant Natural Habitats, the level of rates and the interpretation of the Resource Management Act.

Provincial Executive Minutes
To view the latest Federated Farmers Nelson minutes click here

For more on policy in your region click here

Nelson Provincial Contacts

Martin O'Connor

M: 021 522 485

Brian Dineen

Dairy Chairperson 
M: 021 117 0949


Kerry Irvine

Meat & Wool Chairperson
T: 03 522 4244
M: 027 543 5424


Jan Gillanders

Provincial Secretary
T: 03 546 8862

Angela Johnston

Senior Policy Advisor
M: 021 518 271

Territory Manager
T: 0800 327 646

Committee members

Julie Robilliard                
Tim Robilliard
Colin Gibbs
Les Hollyman
Ray Borcovsdy
Ed Newport
Sue Higgins


Link Members

Phil Kirk   
MPI Committee Liaison
Edwin Newport              
Rural Support Trust Committee Liaison
Sue Higgins
RWNZ Committee Liaison
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