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Federated Farmers Presidential candidates

14 June 2011

Federated Farmers Presidential candidates

With Don Nicolson retiring at the Federation's Annual General Meeting on 1 July in Rotorua, Federated Farmers has received four nominations for the position of National President.

"This will be the first contested election for the position of President since the early 1990's," says Conor English, Federated Farmers Chief Executive and Returning Officer.

"It is believed to be the largest number of candidates seeking the office of President in Federated Farmers history.

"Media are invited to cover the election, which will be held in Rotorua on the morning of Friday, 1 July.

"We envisage the Federation's new President will be publicly announced sometime in the morning and a media briefing to be held just after midday," Mr English concluded.

Nominees for the position of Federated Farmers National President

§ Donald Aubrey of Ben McLeod Station,

§ Frank Brenmuhl of Christchurch,

§ Lachlan McKenzie of Rotorua,

§ Bruce Wills of Napier,

Nominations for the position of Vice-President close at 5pm on Friday, 17 June

Nominations for Board positions close at 5pm on Friday, 24 June


Friday, 1 July 2011





AGM opening


Don Nicolson
President of Federated Farmers of NZ

The future


Elections and remits


Morning tea


Chief Executive report and Financial Statements 2010

Media may be required to leave this session, if a motion is moved to go into committee


Elections continue as required with remits and the 'soapbox'




Media briefing
§ New President of Federated Farmers
§ Chief Executive Officer
§ Immediate past president

Audio Conference Details
Dial: 0800 332 663

Conference number: 2461

Access code: 1234

Media room and audio conference


Remits and 'soapbox' continue


General Business

§ Policy position on overseas investment in farmland

§ Changes to Mohair New Zealand Constitution


Conference 2011 closes


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