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PRESIDENT’S REPORT: November 2023

I know it is hard to believe, but here we are in November. The year is nearly done and the 2023 general election has come and gone. Now we look forward to working with another Government on your behalf. I hope the elected politicians and their policy advisors will listen...

September 2023

Here we are nearing the end of winter and I hope you are weathering it well. Hi folks, I know spring is nearly here because we have an orphan lamb living beside our log fire, baaing deafeningly (you would be surprised how loud a very small woolly animal can be) about...

March 2023

Firstly, I want to wish you all the very best year possible. And to pass on my hope that not too many of you are affected by the shocking weather which has occurred in some parts of New Zealand. And if you were that you have access to all...

November 2022

I can’t help noticing Spring has sprung at our place. The other day I was looking around, but not actually working in my garden. In fact I was admiring the first crop of roses this season when I heard some rather raucous squawking close by. Upon further investigation what I...

President’s Chat September 2022

The last two years as your president have been a time of very real learning for me, even though I have had quite a few years’ experience on the Federation board. Part of what I have learned, and I know I say this often, is that the positives of the...