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Farmers feeling betrayed by National supporting Zero Carbon Bill

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Publish Date
Fri, 8 Nov 2019, 2:53PM

Farmers feeling betrayed by National supporting Zero Carbon Bill

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 8 Nov 2019, 2:53PM

Farmers feel 'kicked under the bus' by National's decision to back the Zero Carbon Amendment Bill.

The bill passed its third reading in Parliament yesterday.

Federated Farmers Vice President Andrew Hoggard sold Tim Dower farmers expected Simon Bridges to oppose the bill if National hadn't got the compromises it was after.

But he says farmers will still back National at the election, provided the party doesn't prioritise Auckland over the rest of the country.

"The only way to reduce carbon is by putting in less feed, resulting in fewer cows and sheep, which would greatly affect rural communities."

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