INDEPENDENT NEWS

Ag Proud NZ encourage positive not provocative actions

Published: Thu 14 Nov 2019 08:12 AM
Ahead of the 50 Shades of Green march on parliament today, Jon Pemberton – chairman of the Ag Proud NZ Trust – urges members of the rural community to avoid confrontation and focus on rebuilding the relationship with our urban friends.
“Ag Proud NZ understands the frustration felt around the rural sector currently. However, we do not believe publicly venting and demonstrating will not have any influence in repairing Kiwis’ trust in us and will only lead to giving the media an easy day.
“We would encourage people to put this frustration to a more productive cause.
“If we want change then we need to work on repairing the relationship between the urban and rural communities in a positive manner. Tomorrow Ag Proud NZ will be engaging with the general public at the Canterbury A show and we look forward to welcoming people to our stand.
“We are an exporting nation that relies on a domestic social licence to operate. If the general public of New Zealand is given the opportunity to learn the deep-rooted family values Kiwi farmers hold along with the latest innovations and farming practices that make us world leading, then we will build the trust again.
“If we can do this it will allow farmers to feel valued again, give our communities resilience and the opportunity to thrive.”

Next in New Zealand politics

Government announces plan to tackle problem plastics
By: New Zealand Government
On The New Lockdowns, Leadership And Lebanon
By: Gordon Campbell
National Selects Emma Mellow As Auckland Central Candidate
By: New Zealand National Party
Update on New Zealand and the Cook Islands travel bubble
By: New Zealand Government
Speech: Ardern - Let’s Keep Moving - 2020 Election Campaign Launch
By: New Zealand Labour Party
On Political Twins, And On Labour Extending Its Wage Subsidy Scheme
By: Gordon Campbell
Democracy 2.0 Delivered In Aotearoa NZ: NextElection Partners With Scoop For Exciting Democracy Tech
By: The Scoop Editors
Overall, 82% Trust Pandemic’s Management – Down From 91%
By: Horizon Research Limited
National Releases 2020 Party List
By: New Zealand National Party
How Judith Collins stopped the bleeding
By: Horizon Research Limited
Your Vote 2020: Bringing Election Coverage To Viewers Across TVNZ Channels And Platforms
By: TVNZ
30% Believe Households Worse Off, 298,000 Expect To Lose Jobs
By: Horizon Research Limited
Findings Of Investigation Into COVID-19 Active Cases Privacy Breach
By: State Services Commission
New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong
By: New Zealand Government
WasteMINZ Pleased To See Phase Out Of Single-use Plastic Items
By: WasteMINZ
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media