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Meat & Wool director nominations, remits and AGM

Media Release
21 December 2009

Meat & Wool New Zealand director nominations, remits and AGM reminder

Sheep and beef farmers are being reminded that nominations are sought for two farmer elected director positions on the Board of Meat &Wool New Zealand.

The positions are for the Western North Island and the Central South Island electorates, for a term of three years. Nominations close on Wednesday 20 January 2010.

Incumbent Central South Island Director, David Douglas has signalled that he intends to stand for re-election, while incumbent Western North Island Director, Ron Frew has notified the board he is not seeking re-election.

Nominations must be submitted on the official form that can be obtained from the Returning Officer Warwick Lampp by calling the Election Hotline 0508 666 336. They must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 20 January 2010.

Voters in the two electorates are encouraged to check that they are on the electoral roll and this can be done by calling the Election Hotline. Farmers who are not registered need to fill out a voter registration form by 10 February 2010. This can be obtained from the Election Hotline 0508 666 336.

To be eligible to vote, a livestock farmer must have owned at least 250 sheep or goats or a combined total of these, or 50 beef cattle, or 100 dairy cattle, on 30 June 2009.

Election day is 10 March 2010.

Meat & Wool New Zealand is also calling for remits for next year’s Annual General Meeting. The meeting will be held on 24 March 2010 in Te Kuiti.

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Livestock farmers who want to propose remits are invited to submit them by Wednesday 20 January 2010.

Remits must be submitted on the official form that can be obtained from Meat & Wool New Zealand General Counsel, Dave Harrison by freephoning 0800 696 328. Remits require 10 (ten) levy payer signatures and those farmers must be registered on the Meat & Wool New Zealand electoral roll.

Remits will be included with voting documents and sent to farmers in February 2010.

ENDS

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