Approved mediation organisations
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has approved 2 mediation organisations to offer services under the Farm Debt Mediation Act 2019.
Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand Inc. (AMINZ)
How the Farm Debt Mediation Scheme works
Choosing a mediator
Farmers can choose 3 mediators from the list of authorised mediators. The farmer sends the mediators' contact details to their creditor. The creditor will then choose 1 of these 3 mediators, and contact them directly to offer them the mediation.
Authorised mediators with profiles on the AMINZ website
Authorised mediators with profiles on the Resolution Institute website
Becoming an authorised mediator
To become a farm debt mediator you must be authorised by an approved mediation organisation (AMO). AMOs can authorise mediators they believe meet the qualifications and competencies set by MPI.
AMOs charge a fee to process your application.
Authorised mediator requirement for the Farm Debt Mediation Scheme [PDF, 513 KB]
Becoming an AMO
Organisations must apply in writing to MPI to become an approved mediation organisation. They should include evidence that they meet the requirements, terms, and conditions to be an AMO.
There is no standard application form. Electronic copies of supporting documents are acceptable. There is no application fee.
Farm debt mediation – approved mediation organisation requirements [PDF, 609 KB]
Contact us first
Applicants should contact MPI's farm debt mediation team to discuss their application before they submit it.
- Email: FarmDebtMediation@mpi.govt.nz
- Freephone: 0800 00 83 33