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Federated Farmers Re-Elect Lambie As Vice Pres.

24 July 1999
PR78/99

FEDERATED FARMERS RE-ELECT LAMBIE AS VICE PRESIDENT

Federated Farmers re-elected Vice President Tom Lambie to another term today at the 1999 National Council/Conference.

Mr Lambie has been Vice President since 1996, and is the Federated Farmers spokesperson on energy, roading and local government.

In his speech, Mr Lambie praised the delegates for having the courage and foresight to move to a national structure. This has placed the federation in an extremely strong position to represent members.

He farms an organic dairy farm at Pleasant Point, South Canterbury and had been President of South Canterbury Province for three years.

He has a Bachelor's of Agricultural Commerce from Lincoln Univrersity, was a Kellogg Rural Leadership Scholar in 1995 and was a director of the Timaru Milk Company. He is currently a director of the South Canterbury Farmers' Irrigation Society and on the Opuha Dam Operations Committee.

Mr Lambie pledged 100% support for the new President.

ENDS

A copy of Mr Lambie's biography is attached.

Biographical details

Thomas Craig Lambie

Vice-President

Federated Farmers of New Zealand (Inc)

Date of Birth: 16 October 1959

Education: B.Agr.Com., Lincoln University, 1980. Kellogg Rural Leadership Scholar, 1995.

Farming: 308 hectare market milk dairy farm at Pleasant Point, South Canterbury. 300 cows are milked daily with a 2000 litre per day quota.

Federated Farmers:

1996-1999 Vice President

1994-1996 South Canterbury Provincial President.

1992-1994 South Canterbury Vice-Provincial President.

1987-1990 South Canterbury Dairy Section Chairman

Other Positions:

1996- Opuha Dam Operations Committee

1996-98 Director - Aoraki Business Development Board

1995- Director - South Canterbury Farmers Irrigation Society

1992-97 Director - Only Organic (Christchurch)

1987-97 Director - Timaru Milk Company

Personal: Single. Interests include tennis, swimming, theatre, cinema.

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