Environmental Policy

Policy regarding New Zealand's natural environment is as broad as it is complex. It also underpins many other sectors Federated Farmers are involved in, including employment, biosecurity, economics & trade and climate change. Farming within the framework of the RMA can be a real challenge for farmers, so our work is based on ensuring that the social, environmental and economic aspects of agriculture are understood and given a fair deal. 

Whats been happening

Submission on Te Ara Whakahou Ngahere Draft Industry Transformation Plan

Posted on 3/10/2022
Federated Farmers supports the plan’s aspirational vision for the forestry and wood processing sector.

Submission on Exposure of proposed changes to NPS-FM & NES-F (including wetland regulations)

Posted on 21/09/2022
Federated Farmers of New Zealand is a membership organisation, which is mandated by its members to advocate on their behalf and ensure representation of their views. Federated Farmers does not collect a compulsory levy under the commodities levy act

Submission on Managing our wetlands in coastal marine area

Posted on 21/09/2022
Thank you for the opportunity to submit our views on the consultation document, “Managing our wetlands in the coastal marine area.”

Resource Management Bill Submission

Posted on 15/09/2022
Last week, Federated Farmers submitted on the Resource Management Amendment Bill (“the Bill”). The RMA is important for our members. Through plans and resulting rules, it impacts on most farm activities and actions, so we need to ensure changes are

Environment Contacts

Paul Le Miére

Regional Policy Manager North Island
M: 027 617 1796

Kim Reilly

Regional Policy Manager South Island
M: 021 887 537

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