Tuesday, 27 July 2021 09:25

Have Your Say

Written by  Staff Reporters
The Groundswell Protest in Timaru. The Groundswell Protest in Timaru.

Last issue we asked Rural News readers if they thought farming leaders have stood up enough to the Government over new regulations.

A massive 86.1% said "no"!

When asked why they believed this, many said farming leaders like Federated Farmers, DairyNZ, Beef+Lamb NZ and HortNZ are too quick to compromise with the Government.

Others said the leadership does not stand up strongly enough for farmers or were not consulting with farmers enough.

A further 13.9% said that farming leaders are doing enough to stand up to the Government with some claiming the Government is not listening to them.

This week's poll follows on from this and asks:

Did you support the Groundswell NZ protest on July 16? Why or why not?

Go to https://bit.ly/3hQzNTO to have your say.

More like this

Have your say

Last issue we asked Rural News readers whether they supported the Groundswell NZ protests on Friday 16 July.

Editorial: Message delivered!

OPINION: Despite clogging up traffic in towns and cities throughout NZ, the recent Groundswell NZ protest gained huge support from onlookers and the public.

They have a point!

Beef+Lamb NZ chair Andrew Morrison says he understands why the Groundswell protest was so big.

Farmers send clear message

A cacophany of sounds - barking dogs, the roar of tractors and tooting ute horns - descended on towns and cities around the country on Friday, July 16.

National

Labour pains hurt grower

Despite struggling to find workers, fresh produce grower and trader T&G is still forging ahead with growth plans.

China demands, NZ delivers

Meat Industry Association chair John Loughlin says China is one of the most demanding export markets in the world.

Leaving on a jet plane - again!

Damien O'Connor is planning to head back to Europe again shortly to breathe oxygen into the free trade agreements that…

Machinery & Products

Helps tame the wind!

Amazone's recently released WindControl System automatically monitors and adjusts the spreading pattern to compensate for the effect of the wind…

First Claas patent hits a century

While Claas has registered more than 3,000 patents during its 108-year history, the company is currently celebrating the 100th anniversary…

JD invests in robotics

Global giant Deere and Co has acquired Silicon Valley start-up company Bear Flag Robotics, which specialises in autonomous driving technologies…

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

The Hound

Murky waters

OPINION: Your canine crusader knows there is a great deal of unease - especially in rural NZ - about the…

Who?

OPINION: The refusal of both Damien O'Connor and PM Jacinda Ardern to release some of the correspondence they received about…

» Connect with Rural News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter