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New Meat & Wool NZ director elected in the South

Media Release

_6 March 2008

New Meat & Wool New Zealand director elected in the south

_Farmers in the Southern South Island electorate have elected Leon Black of Riverton as their new director on the board of Meat & Wool New Zealand.

Meat & Wool New Zealand Company Secretary, Androula Dometakis said the Returning Officer Warwick Lampp from, has advised the official results for the 2008 Director Election for the Southern South Island electoral district.

Southern South Island Electoral District

BLACK, Leon 10,950

WEATHERBURN, Finlay 3,809

McNAB, Hilary 3,435

The voting return percentage for the election was 39.5%. This represents 49% of the sheep and beef industry in the district.

Mr Black replaces Jeff Grant, who retires at the completion of his term at the Meat & Wool New Zealand Annual General Meeting being held in Palmerston North on 12 March.

Mr Grant was the first Chairman of Meat & Wool New Zealand when it was formed in 2003 and he stepped down from that role last year.


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