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 Executive

Members click here for contact details or phone 0800 327 646 for assistance. 


Greg Anderson



Ad Hendriks

Dairy Chair

James Emmett

Dairy Vice Chair and
Sharemilkers' Chair

Matt Simpson

Meat & Wool Chair 

Graham Talbot

Arable Chair 

Andrew Darling

Arable Vice Chair 

Fiona Anderson

Provincial Support 
Mark Adams
Rural Support Chair
Ian Anderson
Fairlie/ Mackenzie Branch Chair
Abby Rawcliffe
Waimate Branch Chair
Simon Johnson
Timaru Branch Chair

Staff Contact (lead) & High Country:

Angela Johnston

Senior Policy Advisor

Staff Contact (backup): 

James Sutherland

Graduate Policy Advisor, Regional

Field Representative:

Mary-Ann Robertson 

Staff Contact (ECan issues):

Dr Lionel Hume

Senior Policy Advisor, Regional

The Federated Farmers style for staff and elected officials’ email addresses is – first initial [email protected] e.g. [email protected]