Farmers acknowledge Bill English as safe pair of hands
Source: Federated Farmers
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."