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Wednesday, 08 December 2021 10:30

Due recognition

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: National's new leader Christopher Luxon’s first speech after his elevation to the top job included one important line about the engine of the economy: “Our provincial heartland feels taken for granted. Our farmers are not villains!” he told the press gallery.

Perhaps an indication that the plight of the rural sector and farmers will be top of mind as Luxon tries to restore National’s fortunes and wrestle power away from Jacinda Ardern.

After all, a good chunk of the 400,000 ex-National voters he alluded to in his speech would be made up of rural dwellers.

Getting them back into the fold would be crucial to Luxon scoring the keys to Premier House in 2022.

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