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Farmers acknowledge Bill English as safe pair of hands

Published: Tue 13 Feb 2018 12:27 PM
Farmers acknowledge Bill English as safe pair of hands
Source: Federated Farmers
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Bill English proved to be a consistently safe pair of hands as Finance Minister, guiding New Zealand through the global financial crisis, the Christchurch and Kaikoura/Hurunui earthquakes and the dairy downturn, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne said.
"A straight-up farm boy from Dipton, he is a guy that many New Zealanders could relate to.
"He demonstrated he wasn’t just an astute manager of the nation’s finances, but through his approach to social investment revealed he was a caring leader who really wanted to make a difference for the less-well off," Katie said.
"He can leave Parliament with his head held high. He’s scheduled to take part in a sheep shearing event at the South Island Field Days on Friday and if he makes it, there will be plenty of farmers lined up to salute him."
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