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Wairoa District Council is encouraging as many local people as possible to make a submission regarding the Government’s Pricing Agricultural Emissions proposal.

The Wairoa community has demonstrated that people are gravely concerned about the ramifications and long-term impacts of the Government’s He Waka Eke Noa proposal, and the best way for local people to have their voice heard is by making a submission.

To assist people with the submission process, a NZ Beef and Lamb representative, along with Mayor Craig Little and elected member Roz Thomas, will be based in the Wairoa District Council community caravan, on Marine Parade on Wednesday, November 16.

The caravan will be parked near Osler’s bakery from 9am and 5pm and it is hoped as many people as possible will take the opportunity to lodge a submission.

Mayor Craig Little said New Zealand farmers take climate change seriously, but the proposal in its current form will result in one of the most negative impacts we will see in our lifetime with rural communities hardest hit. “The consequence of this proposal has major implications for the future of all New Zealanders. It is not sustainable to keep planting our country in trees and losing our productive farmland. “The current proposal makes no sense from an environmental, economic, or social perspective and we need everyone’s support, to enable the agricultural sector to be given the opportunity to work through the proposal with the government to create a result that is fair and equitable.”

This is the final week to be able to lodge submissions and it is hoped as many people as possible will take up Wednesday’s submission assistance to ensure Wairoa’s voices are heard.

If you can’t make it into town, the following link is the NZ Beef & Lamb submission that is a pre-written template that covers key concerns.

14 November 2022

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