ACT supports Fed Farmers' Action Orange campaign
ACT supports Federated Farmers' Action Orange campaign
Friday, 10 June 2005
Press Releases - Rural
"Tie an orange ribbon to your gate and shut it until the threat of Labour's access legislation is withdrawn," was ACT Rural Affairs spokesman Gerry Eckhoff's message to farmers today.
Federated Farmers today called on its members to show their opposition to Labour's proposed access legislation by tying an orange ribbon on their gates, and closing their gates to public access for one week, June 16-23.
"I pledge my total support for this campaign, which will highlight Labour's plan to ride roughshod over farmers and steal their property rights," said Mr Eckhoff, himself a member of Federated Farmers.
"Labour's land grab is yet another poke in the eye for rural New Zealand and proves that it doesn't give a damn about farmers and their property rights.
"I will be putting an orange ribbon on my gate to show my opposition to Labour's anti-farmer agenda, and I urge all other farmers to do the same," Mr Eckhoff said.
Mr Eckhoff is currently touring rural New Zealand on his Standing Up for the Rural Heartland tour, campaigning against Labour's attempt to force public access to private property.