OPINION: Your canine crusader reckons no single lobby group has had a bigger turnaround in fortunes than Federated Farmers since the election of the new coalition Government.
According to the 85-year-old retired dairy farmer, he was awarded a Member of New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to the local community back in 2007 - thanks to nominations from friends and associates.
He goes on to say, "The farming community needs to find out a lot more about the NZ Honours process, spread the word around and nominate more of our hard working farmers and do it - don't just think about it. I have done just that successfully for two of my friends and am proud and happy to have don so."
That is very good advice and with Kings Birthday coming up, it is time people in the rural community get nominating!