Friday, 16 July 2021 14:32

Another protest coming!

Written by  Sudesh Kissun
Protesters at the Howl of a Protest in Taupo. Protesters at the Howl of a Protest in Taupo.

Another nationwide protest by farmers will be held on August 16 unless the Government listens to their concerns.

This was announced at the Groundswell protest in Morrinsville where over 2500 people backed by 250 tractors and 100 utes took part in a rally.

There were calls for the Government to review its policies around farming, especially those related to sustainability and water. Tradies are also unhappy with getting hammered with a clean car tax on utes, vehicles considered an integral part of their job.

Groundswell protest Timaru FBTW

A sign from the protest in Timaru.

Waikato farmer Andrew McGiven was one of the speakers at the Morrinsville rally.

He says the country and farming folks are fed up with Wellington imposing badly thought out policies on them.

The nationwide protest saw thousands of tractors, utes and other farm vehicles driven through main towns.

In Levin, about 50 tractors and over 200 vehicles took part.

Henry Bennick from Taihape with his dogs at the Levin Protest.

Taupo also reported a huge procession of tractors, utes and cars.

In Auckland about 200 tractors drove up the Southern Motorway to the city centre. Some tractors were not allowed into the city centre and ended up at the Ellerslie Events Centre.

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