Mid Canterbury farming leader surprised at New Year Honour

Rakaia’s Jessie Chan believes her commitment, passion and involvement in the dairy and primary sector could have contributed to her New Zealand Order of Merit recognition. Chan received her New Year Honour for services to dairy and agriculture through her management and governance roles over 20 years. She expressed surprise at being nominated, saying “there … Continued

Flood protection sought for all, not just a few

Canterbury Federated Farmers presidents are alarmed to hear urban based regional councillors wildly claiming entire towns should be shifted to avoid flood protection costs. Federated Farmers Mid Canterbury president David Clark said councillors need to remember to focus on flood recovery and river management for all ratepayers, not just a few. “Proactive management of our … Continued

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