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Auckland Federated Farmers F.A.R.T Rally

Auckland Federated Farmers F.A.R.T Rally

Farmers in the Auckland Region will add their support to nation-wide opposition to the Government's proposed Greenhouse Gas Emissions Research Tax by holding a protest convoy departing from Wellsford on Monday 18 August and finishing in Pokeno on Wednesday 20 August.

Auckland Federated Farmers President Barry McAlley says the convoy will stop at all towns en route to enable supporters to sign the Federation's petition to Parliament opposing the imposition of a flatulence tax.

Signatures collected in the Auckland Province will be handed onto Waikato Federated Farmers at a rally in Garden Place, Hamilton on Friday 22 August.

"Farmers are incensed that the Government is pursuing this tax in the face of overwhelming public opposition for little environmental benefit, said Mr McAlley.

"The Government took $500 million of farmer's carbon credits in the public interest. If the Government believes the Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions Research is in the public interest then the Government should pay."

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