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Farmers have right to protest, but ag minister won't be there

Rebecca Howard
Thu, 15 Jul 2021

Dogs are also invited to Friday's 'howl of a protest'. (Image: Unsplash)
Rebecca Howard
Thu, 15 Jul 2021
Agriculture minister Damien O’Connor says farmers have every right to speak their minds, but he won’t be attending protests being organised by the farmer action group Groundswell NZ tomorrow.If Laurie Paterson – one of the organisers – is right, thousands of farmers will take to the streets in more than 50 cities from Kaitaia to Invercargill to protest against raft of new regulations the organisers claim are impacting the farming sector.“We’ve had incredible buy-in from up and down the country” he said....

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