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Wednesday, 01 December 2021 12:00

Fond farewell

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: Your canine crusader would like to pay tribute and a fond farewell to former Agriculture Minister and Dairy NZ chair (to name just a couple of his huge contributions to the ag sector John Luxton, who died recently.

No matter what criticism or extraction of the Michael, the Hound, and others, threw at Luxton - including him renaming the ag portfolio or his zealous promotion of producer board reform - he was always good natured and never took it to heart.

Luxton's contribution to NZ ag continued far after his retirement of the biggest critics of Luxton's producer board reforms, back in the day, was the current Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor - who has probably benefitted most from these due to the economic performance of the NZ ag sector in our Covid-infected world today!

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