Representing South Canterbury Farmers

Federated Farmers South Canterbury represents local farmers' views at three district councils and one regional council. The main issues in our province are the Resource Management Act and how it is being interpreted, the lack of profitability of sheep farming, water availability and the surge in compliance costs. The main issues in our province are transmission lines on private property, water quantity and quality issues and of course the Resource Management Act and how it is being interpreted.

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South Canterbury Provincial Contacts


Greg Anderson

M: 027 359 8504  


Ad Hendriks

Dairy Chair
T: 03 693 9844

Matt Simpson

Meat & Wool Chair 
T: 03 685 5733


Graham Talbot

Arable Chair 
M: 027 205 2100

Murray Ross

High Country Chair
T: 03 685 8444

Dr Lionel Hume

Senior Policy Advisor
M: 027 470 9008


Fiona Anderson

Provincial Support 
M: 027 367 9485

Mark Adams
Rural Support Chair
T: 03 685 8184
M: 027 685 8184
Ian Anderson
Fairlie/ Mackenzie Branch Chair
M: 021 028 45420
John Gregan
Waimate Branch Chair
T: 03 689 5514
M: 027 616 3901
Simon Johnson
Timaru Branch Chair
M: 021 874 448
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