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Farmers support Growerco


2 November 2001


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Farmers support Growerco


Growerco is gaining substantial farmer support for its proposed new integrated wool supply, sales and marketing company.

In recent days Growerco has held meetings in Masterton, Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, Taihape and Waipukurau, outlining the proposal to farmers. By 12 November, 17 meetings will have been held from Whangarei in the north to Mossburn in the south.

Company chairman, Sir Brian Lochore, says he has been encouraged by the support from growers, who realise the Growerco plan is a solid one which can lead the industry reform that growers overwhelmingly voted for last year after the McKinsey report.

“There’s been a pretty positive reaction from virtually everyone at the meetings,” Sir Brian said.

“It’s clear that growers want reform, and they want a plan they can invest in and that brings them together.

“The Growerco plan is well thought out, and has enough detail for growers to decide whether they are seriously interested in supporting it.”

Sir Brian said growers have been waiting for a proposal that will lead the industry forward.

“There are a lot of committed growers in New Zealand who want to be involved in the market. They want a future for their wool, and Growerco has provided them with a hard-nosed proposal they can support.”

Media contact

Ed Kight Tel 025-459 791


Next page: Schedule of remaining Growerco meetings
GROWERCO MEETINGS

Mossburn
Monday 5 November - 1.00 pm
Mossburn Community Centre
Gore
Monday 5 November - 7.00 pm
Croydon Lodge
Balclutha
Tuesday 6 November - 1.00 pm
Rosebank Lodge Motor Hotel
Ranfurly
Tuesday 6 November - 7.00 pm
Ranfurly Community Hall
Pleasant Point
Wednesday 7 November - 1.00 pm
The Poplars
Waipara
Wednesday 7 November - 7.00 pm
Waipara Hall
Tapawera
Thursday 8 November - 1.00 pm
Tapawera Rugby Club
Bulls
Thursday 8 November - 7.00 pm
Bulls Rugby Club
Stratford
Friday 9 November - 1.00 pm
War Memorial Centre
Paengaroa
Monday 12 November - 1.00 pm
Eastern Districts Rugby Club
Whangarei
Monday 12 November - 7.00 pm
Forum North


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