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NZ Primary Sector Best Performer In Global Emissions Survey

Monday, 18 October 2021, 2:11 pm | Federated Farmers

The New Zealand agriculture, land use and forestry sector has been ranked No 1 of 32 nations for the way it is getting to grips with climate change issues. "With environmental NGOs and commentators regularly pointing the finger of blame at our ... More >>

Sunsmart Farming, Is Smart Farming

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 1:34 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers wants to remind farmers and growers this is a good time to be thinking about getting "sunsmart" for summer. More than 4000 people are diagnosed with melanoma every year, accounting for 80% of skin cancer deaths in New ... More >>

Water Entity Concerns Run Too Deep To Just Press Ahead - Feds

Sunday, 3 October 2021, 5:55 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers joins the many council elected representatives and citizens up and down the country urging the government to go back to the drawing board on reform of three waters delivery. "While it’s clear that billions of dollars of investment ... More >>

Sensible Solution To Desperate Time Keeping Workers On Farm

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 6:14 am | Federated Farmers

Sighs of relief all round at Federated Farmers after the announcement of a clear and achievable residency process for international workers and their families. "I am delighted. This gives 9000 of the workers who have stayed on to help run our farms ... More >>

Feds Gives Thumbs Up For Cross-border And Jab Efforts

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 11:49 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is giving a shout out to government agencies handling the movement of essential workers across alert level boundaries, and to those DHBs and medical centres reaching out to rural people over COVID vaccinations. "With Auckland ... More >>

Feds: Regional Responsibility And Freedom Camping Bills Deserve Debate

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 11:38 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is urging Parliament to send Members' Bills from MPs Mark Cameron and Maureen Pugh to select committee for debate. "The two bills, drawn from the ballot and due to come before the House today, address issues important to many ... More >>

Boosting Local Road Funding Heads In The Right Direction, Feds Says

Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 4:33 pm | Federated Farmers

News that the government has shifted funding for local road maintenance back up a gear is heartening for rural families dismayed by potholed access and dilapidated bridges, Federated Farmers says. "What we need now is for district councils ... More >>

Farmers Urged To Enable Staff To Get Vaccinations

Monday, 6 September 2021, 4:49 pm | Federated Farmers

Farmers should do all they can to enable and encourage their staff to get their COVID vaccinations, Federated Farmers employment spokesperson Chris Lewis says. "I know dairy farms are flat tack with calving and workforce shortages have never been ... More >>

We need to step up water resilience resourcing

Monday, 6 September 2021, 10:38 am | Federated Farmers

News that development work on the Wakamoekau Community Water Storage Scheme has been halted should be deeply troubling to every resident of the Wairarapa, the region’s Federated Farmers President David Hayes says. More >>

Feds Disappointed With Deadline Extension Refusal

Friday, 27 August 2021, 7:51 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is extremely disappointed with Otago Regional Council’s outright rejection of a multi-party request for a two week extension for all submitters on the Council’s Regional Policy Statement (RPS) review in light of the Covid lockdown. ... More >>

Feds: Pragmatism finally prevails on winter grazing

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 3:32 pm | Federated Farmers

Farmers will breathe a considerable sigh of relief over news the government has accepted most of the Southland Advisory Group’s winter grazing recommendations, and will now consult on proposed revised rules. More >>

Feds: Fix, don’t smash, the RMA

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 2:26 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is urging the Government not to try and push through a radical reform of the Resource Management Act during the current pandemic. More >>

Let’s not kill five more people on farm this spring

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 11:00 am | Federated Farmers

Last year’s spring saw a spike in fatalities on farm and Federated Farmers is asking its members not to let history repeat this year. More >>

Feds backs the butcher, the baker, and the greengrocer

Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 9:47 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says the government needs to reconsider and let small business fresh food sellers stay open under level 4. More >>

Feds Wants Overseer Fixed Despite Scathing Report

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 4:59 pm | Federated Farmers

The foundations of New Zealand’s farm environment management system have been rocked to the core by the release of today’s report into the effectiveness of farm nutrient modelling system Overseer. Federated Farmers has been fighting against the ... More >>

Feds’ Worst Fears Realised On Drinking Water Reforms

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 3:29 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is profoundly disappointed to see the Water Services Bill reported back to the Parliament with the definition of a "water supplier" unchanged. "The government has now signed itself up for the enormous task of tracking down ... More >>

Cutting Red Tape Will Help Farmers In The Emissions Reduction Race

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 1:03 pm | Federated Farmers

New Zealand’s farmers are already well into the emissions reduction journey. Science, innovation and unblocking regulatory bottlenecks by government is needed to hasten progress, Federated Farmers President and climate change spokesperson Andrew Hoggard ... More >>

Farmer Confidence Holds But Workforce Concerns Deepen

Monday, 9 August 2021, 9:06 am | Federated Farmers

The latest Federated Farmers Farm Confidence Survey shows positiveness around economic conditions but deepening concern about the ability to plug workforce gaps. The survey, carried out by Research First in early July and drawing responses from 1,422 farmers, ... More >>

Competition Concerns Spook Bread Wheat Growers

Friday, 6 August 2021, 9:12 am | Federated Farmers

Uncertainty over restrictive new buying practices and competition from the feed wheat industry has seen the nation’s arable growers cut back on sowing milling wheat - the wheat used for bread. "It’s worrying that buying practices we ... More >>

Feds Heartened By QEII Funding Boost

Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 10:13 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is relieved to see the government put more money towards the Queen Elizabeth II Trust, to help landowner endeavours to protect and enhance areas of special native biodiversity on privately owned land. Conservation Minister Kiri Allan ... More >>