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Lord Monckton tour of New Zealand

Lord Monckton tour of New Zealand

In an interview on 3News Firstline this morning, in which Lord Christopher Monckton said his tour was being organised and supported by Federated Farmers of New Zealand, but this is incorrect.

Federated Farmers of New Zealand has not invited Lord Monckton to tour. Nor is Federated Farmers of New Zealand sponsoring or organising his tour either directly or indirectly.

Federated Farmers of New Zealand is aware our Marlborough province may be supporting the tour in some capacity and that some farmers may be involved, but the national body is not.


The Federation’s ‘Friday Flash’ e-newsletter has carried an event notice of the Lord Monckton tour, consistent with the promotion the Federation gave in 2011 to the "Maintaining farm productivity and profits in an uncertain climate” tour by climate scientist, Dr Jim Salinger, Professor Caroline Saunders and business commentator Rod Oram.

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