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NZDFA nomination forms & constitutional information


Executive Committee and Selection and Appointments Panel, and the DINZ Board are open for nominations around February/March each year.

We encourage anyone who would like to be involved in the industry at another level, or knows of someone who would be a great representative of the industry, to consider nomination for these roles in 2023.

2022 Results

  • NZDFA Executive Committee: Karen Middelberg (re-elected, 2 year term) and Jamie Ward (appointed for a 12 month term due to no nominations for retiring member John Somerville's position).
  • NZDFA Selection and Appointments Panel: Leith Chick (re-elected, 12 month term), Graham Peck (2 year term) and William Oliver (2 year term).
  • DINZ Board: Two producer-appointed vacancies – Jacqueline Rowarth (3 year term) and Hamish Fraser (3 year term).

2022 Nomination Forms 

NZDFA Exec Committee nomination form >>
DINZ Board nomination form >>
SAP nomination form >>


Proxy form for NZDFA AGM >>

Proxy form for NZDFA SGM >>

Remits for NZDFA SGM >>

NZDFA nomination rules and instructions

Rules and amendments to the voting guidelines >>

Further information

If you would like to talk to someone in confidence, please contact Lindsay Fung, lindsay.fung@deernz.org or 027 668 0141.

Nomination forms can be requested from the NZDFA office (phone: 04 473 4500; email: lindsay.fung@deernz.org). The above files are PDF, please get in touch if you require a Word document. 

Nominations must be received at the DINZ office (email: lindsay.fung@deernz.org or fax: 04 472 5549) by 5.00pm Friday, 25 March 2022.

Financial Assistance for Branches

The NZDFA is aware that some of the smaller branches have limited funds and are therefore unable or reluctant to attend events such as the Branch Chairs meeting or organise/run events.

The NZDFA has built up fund reserves over the years and is in a position to offer some assistance to branches that might otherwise struggle to send their Chairs or New Faces to the Branch Chairs meetings. Assistance could also be provided to branches that wished to run other events such as a workshop or field day on topics of interest to deer farmers.

And while this funding assistance will have limited scope, the NZDFA could also assist applicants to apply to other funding sources such as the Ian Spiers Memorial Trust for leadership development opportunities.

Interested applicants (DFA Branches or individual farmers) are requested to fill out the simple, quick application form on the DINZ website (click here). 

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