18 Feb 2019

Farmers unsettled by proposed rule changes

From Morning Report, 6:10 am on 18 February 2019

Farmers on leasehold Crown land are unhappy with possible new restrictions on how they can farm. The government wants to make it harder for those farming leasehold high country land to make changes to the way the land is used. This comes after last week's announcement that a stop will be put to tenure review, under which leased land can be signed over to farmers provided they set aside areas for conservation. Federated Farmers High Country spokesperson, Simon Williamson, told Conan Young his members must be allowed to farm without interference from the government.