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The Human Cost Of No Response

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 11:00 am | Barbara Kuriger

The Prime Minister’s ‘Be Kind’ message is obviously struggling to get past Wellington’s 50k boundary and out to Rural New Zealand. You can tell because, if there was any response from her or her ministers to the concerns Rural NZ has, I’d ... More >>

Why the no response Prime Minister?

Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 1:21 pm | Barbara Kuriger

“When some 60,000 people converge on towns and cities around New Zealand, in protest at government proposals and regulations, a response from the Prime Minister is a reasonable expectation. “Or even one from her ministers,” says National’s Agriculture ... More >>

Why the rush?

Monday, 23 August 2021, 12:58 pm | Barbara Kuriger

The pace of regulatory change for rural communities has been relentless under the current government. It’s the concern I hear most when I move among them around the country and speak with rural advocacy groups. It’s the reason why Groundswell ... More >>

Words Do Matter

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 11:56 am | Barbara Kuriger

If you know me, you know how fiercely proud I am of being a farmer. As an MP and National’s spokesperson I move in rural communities constantly and this month, during Parliament’s recent three week recess I visited many more from Timaru to ... More >>

The Minister is ‘off planet’

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 11:47 am | Barbara Kuriger

And that’s a problem as it’s affecting Rural New Zealand and its communities badly. More >>