Farmer voting open for DairyNZ board

24 September 2019

It’s time for levy paying dairy farmers to cast their votes in DairyNZ’s Board of Directors election.

DairyNZ chairman Jim van der Poel said farmer vote packs are in the post to all levy payers and voting is open until 12noon Monday, October 21.

“The election is an opportunity for farmers to vote for the farmer candidates they would like to see on DairyNZ’s board,” said Mr van der Poel. “We have two director positions to fill this year and farmers getting involved and voting is crucial.

“Each board member influences the direction of DairyNZ and represents dairy farmers. It’s a great leadership opportunity and it’s important our levy payers play a part in who they’d like to see on DairyNZ’s board.”

This year eight dairy farmer candidates are standing for two positions on DairyNZ’s board. Along with the farmer-elected director election, there are several votes for farmers to make.

Voting closes before DairyNZ’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Hamilton on Tuesday, October 22.

Farmers can vote by post or online, or votes can be cast at the start of the AGM.

Hamilton to host DairyNZ AGM

Dairy farmers are encouraged to attend DairyNZ’s AGM in Hamilton.

DairyNZ’s 2018/19 key projects and investment highlights, along with financial results and priorities for next season will be discussed. It is a great opportunity for farmers to meet the board and senior management, and ask any questions.

The AGM is being held at 7pm on Tuesday, October 22, at LIC’s Tempero Centre in Newstead.

A green DairyNZ vote pack, including AGM information, has been sent to all levy paying dairy farmers. For all voting queries, contact the election helpline ph0800 666 045 or email

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