offers chance to have voice heard
BEEF and Lamb New Zealand is holding a series of “Referendum Roadshows” around the country and the Gisborne event will be held on Wednesday, June 23.
The Wairoa event will be on June 22 at the Community Centre from 2pm-4pm.
The Gisborne roadshow begins at midday at the Emerald Hotel and will focus on “Taste Pure Nature”.
“We’re running the series of events around the country to provide farmers with an update on our work and our referendum offer,” a B+LNZ spokesman said.
“Come along to an event near you to find out about how your levies are invested across our work programmes.
“Speakers and topics will vary by location so check the list in your area to find out more.”
B+LNZ directors and key staff will also be present.
“This is your opportunity to ask questions or provide feedback on what is important to you.
“Find an event in your region and register today. If you cannot attend an event in person, we will also be holding a webinar. Details for that will be coming soon.”
Every six years, farmers vote on whether they want B+LNZ to continue to exist, funded by compulsory levies on sheepmeat and beef (including dairy-beef).
Voting will take place between June 1 and July 9.
All livestock farmers registered on B+LNZ’s electoral roll will be sent a voting pack. Packs are due to arrive in the mail next week.