Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Pipfruit Growers Call For Support

3 December 2000


Pipfruit growers, worried about their future because of export restrictions, have called on politicians from all parties and the public to support their call for relaxation of the Apple and Pear Export Regulations.

Grower Survival Group chairman Peter Young says that growers have hit a brick ball with Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton and they need to look elsewhere for support.

"We have had to take our plight to the steps of Parliament and to the streets of Wellington because the Minister won't act on our concerns.

"What he doesn't seem to understand is that we are fighting for our survival. He is the Minister in charge of the repressive legislation that is threatening our survival and he cannot ignore our plea.

"Our attempts to get the Minister to meet the whole group have gone nowhere to this point. Now his office is indicating that he won't meet with us if we protest in Wellington.

"Not only does he want to deny us sufficient exporting choice, it also seems that we may have to forgo our democratic rights of free speech to get a hearing.

Mr Young said that ordinary New Zealanders were shocked to learn that pipfruit growers' futures were under threat from ENZA's virtual export monopoly and its corporate raider dominated board.

"We have had a lot of feedback from ordinary New Zealanders who support our call for the right to export our apples.

"If the people of Wellington can turn out and show that support during our protest march next Wednesday that would be wonderful", said Mr Young.

Further information: Peter Young Chairman Grower Survival Group Tel: 06 878 5498 or mobile 025 455 007


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Ardern Speech: Justice Summit Opens

If we want to talk about an effective justice system, we shouldn’t start with a discussion about prisons, but a discussion about New Zealand...

We believe in a ‘fair go’. We are fair minded and like to give people a chance. Ensuring everyone is treated fairly is part of the fabric of our culture.

And equally, we are defined by what we don’t believe ourselves to be – and we certainly don’t feel like the kind of place that would have one of the highest incarceration rates in the western world, and yet we do. More>>

 

Christchurch Quake: New Red Zone Payment For Uninsured

The Government will pay former residential red zone owners 100% of the 2007/08 rateable value for uninsured homes, Minister Megan Woods has announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On MP Pay And The REAL P.C. Danger Zone

There has never been anything remotely credible about the way parliamentarians would paint themselves as the helpless victims of the Remuneration Authority when it came to their pay increases... More>>

ALSO:

Repatriation: Remains Of NZ Service People Return Home

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Veterans Ron Mark say they were honoured to be with the families of service personnel as they welcomed their loved ones home. More>>

ALSO:

Cop Shop Top-Up: 1800 New Police Through NZ

Police Commissioner Mike Bush has today confirmed further details around the allocation of the 1800 additional officers, following a $298.8 million increase for Police in Budget 2018... “These 1800 officers, alongside 485 support staff, will really enhance our work to keep people safe, and ensure they feel safe,” says Mr Bush. More>>

ALSO:

Human Right Commissions: Concern On Aged Care And Consent

A new report published by the Human Rights Commission raises concerns about the legal and human rights safeguards for an estimated 5000 elderly New Zealanders in secure dementia units and psychogeriatric facilities. More>>

ALSO:

Greens AGM: Leadership Stands Firm On Waka Jumping Bill

The Green Party leadership have dug in their heels and will not be reversing any of the decisions they have made in government. Former MPs Jeanette Fitzsimons and Sue Bradford had hoped the caucus might be persuaded this weekend to pull its support from the waka jumping bill. More>>

ALSO:

TOP Still Going, Actually: New Leader For Opportunities Party

New leader Geoff Simmons' aim as the leader of TOP is to take the party into Parliament at the next election where it can advocate and implement progressive reform in areas including fair taxation, cannabis legalisation, affordable housing, and environmental protection. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Another Reason To Loathe HR Departments (And On The Teachers Strike)

This morning’s news item about Police emergency call centre staff turning up for work while they’re sick – because they’re afraid their sick leave statistics will be used against them, and their jobs put in jeopardy – is not an isolated case... More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages