OPINION: Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor's hurried exit from a farming radio interview has left farmers perplexed.
First, a 180 on cutting fuel excise, and now we hear that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is ready to meet with Groundswell leaders, after twice declining the group's requests for a meeting.
With National leader Chris Luxon taking his party ahead of Labour in the latest 1 NEWS-Kantar poll, there has been some serious re-thinking on the ninth floor of the Beehive.
Groundswell organised protests around the country last year against, among other things, environmental regulations, the 'ute tax' and a seasonal worker shortage. At the time the Government spurned the movement with one of PM Ardern's senior ministers Stuart Nash accusing the group of being "racist and anti-vaxers".