A Hauraki Plains dairy farm and two in the eastern Bay of Plenty are the finalists in this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy for the top Maori Dairy farm of the year.
This has been made abundantly clear by its choice of chair and deputy of the primary production select committee.
The Hound reckons that while Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor remains the only member of the current Government with any actual farming background and understanding and have his work cut now with the addition of the huge trade portfolio to manage.
Meanwhile, O’Connor will get bugger all real world advice from the new chair of the primary production select committee Jo Luxton, a former playcentre teacher, or her deputy, former union delegate, and newbie MP Steph Lewis. God help us!