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Survey underlines rural connectivity frustration

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 11:57 am | Federated Farmers

Plenty of rural folk have jumped at the chance to respond to a Federated Farmers survey on the quality of telecommunications connectivity out in the provinces. More >>

Farmers on-board with predator-free vision

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 12:00 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Taranaki President Donald McIntrye says today’s announcement of $11.7 million of government funding for Taranaki’s war against possums, stoats and rats is "amazing news". More >>

Federated Farmers appoints Terry Copeland as its new CEO

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 2:06 pm | Federated Farmers

The man who helped transform NZ Young Farmers has been appointed to lead the country’s most influential rural lobby group. More >>

Fairness, not politics, should guide rates investigation

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 10:53 am | Federated Farmers

Our system of local government rates sharing that is based so heavily on property values is broken, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Fed Farmers Supports the Decision to Keep Fighting M.bovis

Monday, 28 May 2018, 4:23 pm | Federated Farmers

There is no doubt the decision announced today to continue to attempt to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from New Zealand is going to cause pain and anguish for more farmers, Federated Farmers president Katie Milne says. More >>

Feds backs practical element of new firearms test

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 3:37 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers supports changes to New Zealand’s firearms licensing, in particular the new requirement for a practical, hands-on component of testing alongside the theory. More >>

National Lamb Day gets ‘town meets country’ sizzle

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 3:18 pm | Federated Farmers

A Wairarapa farming couple’s idea to add a ‘town meets country’ flavour to National Lamb Day drew hundreds of responses. More >>

High country advisory group a step forward - Feds

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 12:22 pm | Federated Farmers

A new high country advisory group could boost constructive discussions among stakeholders and increase the wider public’s understanding of tenure review, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Astonishingly high rates hikes proposed

Monday, 21 May 2018, 4:10 pm | Federated Farmers

Tomorrow Federated Farmers will speak to their submission on yet another council proposed rate hike, as Hawke’s Bay Regional Council proposes an average rate increase of 19%. More >>

Feds hail on-line fibre exchange as useful innovation

Monday, 21 May 2018, 1:29 pm | Federated Farmers

Transparency, ease-of-use and the potential for increasing competition among buyers are among the positives of the Natural Fibre Exchange (NFX), Federated Farmers says. More >>

Feds Kapiti and Wellington says no to roading rates rip-off

Monday, 21 May 2018, 12:40 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers fears when the Kapiti Coast District Council says it is interested in equity and affordability, it only means equity and affordability for urban residential ratepayers. More >>

Employment law amendments undermine flexibility, goodwill

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 12:52 pm | Federated Farmers

It’s a huge positive that proposed amendments to employment laws retain the 90-day trial period for employers with 19 or fewer staff, but it would be even better if it remained available to enterprises of all sizes. More >>

New biosecurity safety advertisement applauded

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 2:32 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers applauds the Australian Government’s intention to take border security more seriously by launching a new compulsory biosecurity safety video aimed at all incoming aircraft and cruise line passengers. More >>

Feds: Sort out the rebate system before extending fuel taxes

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 4:22 pm | Federated Farmers

If the government introduces a tax on diesel to fund transport it must first sort out the "cumbersome and costly" fuel excise duty rebate system, Federated Farmers told a select committee this afternoon. More >>

Feds: Stay safe this opening weekend

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 1:39 pm | Federated Farmers

Feds: Stay safe this opening weekend Federated Farmers reminds duck shooters to take extra care over the upcoming hunting season. The opening weekend of the duck shooting season is a time of excitement and anticipation for duck shooters, but unfortunately ... More >>

Farmers consider their options after tough summer season

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 12:53 pm | Federated Farmers

Having come through a tough summer for growing crops and with current market signals muted, it appears arable farmers are pulling back on planned autumn plantings. More >>

Proposed new taxes violate KISS principle

Monday, 30 April 2018, 1:30 pm | Federated Farmers

New Zealand enjoys a relatively neutral, non-distortionary tax system, with low compliance costs by international standards. Any changes should retain these hallmarks, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Govt's new approach reflects importance of biosecurity

Monday, 30 April 2018, 1:29 pm | Federated Farmers

As the struggle to deal with various nasty biosecurity incursions goes on around the country, particularly against the horrendous cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, Federated Farmers is encouraged to see the Government take biosecurity seriously ... More >>

Wairarapa pea growing ban extended

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 3:06 pm | Federated Farmers

Extending the ban on growing peas in the Wairarapa for at least a further 12 months offers the best chance of ensuring pea weevil has been eradicated in the district, Wairarapa Federated Farmers Arable Chairperson Karen Williams says. More >>

Feds gives full backing to new Primary Sector Council

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 11:24 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is looking forward to working with the new Primary Sector Council announced this morning by the Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor. More >>



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