Following a review of our constitution and feedback from our Shareholders, the Board has put forward proposed amendments to our constitution. The amendments have three objectives. These are firstly to bring the constitution into line with current practice, secondly, to reflect that the co-operative’s businesses are now predominantly undertaken via its 50% shareholding in Silver Fern Farms Limited rather than directly, and thirdly, to facilitate our co-operative’s ability to better develop its governance capability. A marked-up copy of the constitution (showing the proposed changes), and responses to the feedback during the consultation is available to read:

Constitution Review Feedback

Special meeting reminder

A formal Notice of Meeting and voting documentation was sent to qualifying shareholders week commencing 20th of August, 2018. The shareholders meeting is to be held at Silver Fern Farms’ Dunedin Corporate Office 283 Princes St, on Friday, 14 September 2018 at 10.30am.

Remember to vote

Eligible voters are in the process of voting. Voting packs went out week commencing August 20. Electronic voting is strongly recommended to ensure your vote is counted prior to voting closing.

Voting closes at 10.30am on the 12th of September, unless they are being cast in person at the Special Meeting.

If you have not received a voting pack, and believe you are eligible please contact the Returning Officer on the Election Helpline 0800 666 924.