If you are a Farmer, a Grower or a Ute owner and you are fed up with increasing Government interference in your life and business, unworkable regulations and unjustified costs then please join in!
Bring your Tractor or Ute and a couple of Dogs

Meet in your local town centre at 12 noon Reading of Groundswell Statement 12.15pm Howl (bark-up) starts 12.30pm

Support your local businesses with lunch in town – unite, support and de-stress together with your mates & dogs (you can trust them to be working for you!)

If you live in town and want to show your support, you are welcome to join in too Round up 10 of your neighbours and form a convoy, or a street march if you’re in town New Zealand is a great place to live, it is worth fighting for

Please contact your local regional coordinator if you need more details. This is the list of towns taking part so far, but once word gets out we hope this will grow!

Convenors Bryce McKenzie 0272269577 & Laurie Paterson 0274365747

  • GORE – Craig Abernathy 0272104590 Logan Evans 0272334723
  • MOSGIEL – Lucy Thomson 034891495 & Gill Marshall – [email protected]
  • OAMARU – Callum Grant 027 8109124
  • TIMARU – Roger Small 0276890600
  • GREYMOUTH – Lucy Hampton [email protected]
  • NORTH CANTERBURY – (town to be confirmed)Mark Ireland 0212274247 or 3136131 & David McLaughlin 0272218237
  • BLENHEIM – Lone Sorenson 0220971892
  • THAMES – Colin Caldwell 0277472817
  • HASTINGS – Chris Miles 0275414308
  • PALMERSTON NORTH – to be confirmed
  • KERIKERI – Kate Lowe 0220442251
  • WAIRARAPA – Ian Healey 0278263098
  • WANGANUI – Shelly Nealis 0211881964
  • INVERCARGILL- Bruce Robertson 0274385128
  • AMBERLEY – Jamie McFadden 0273218747
  • CHEVIOT – Jamie McFadden 0273218747
  • TE AWAMUTU- OTOROHONGA- TE KUITI- Lee Smith 0211329207
  • HOKITIKA- Rachael Anderson 037558171
  • ALEXANDRA- Melanie Wethey 021703320
  • BALCLUTHA – David Smollett 0274187060
  • STRATFORD – Alex Barnes-Jones 0274357220
  • DARGAVILLE – Colin Rowse 0272764480
  • TAUPO – Hori Muir 0275735674
  • LEVIN – Roy Williams 0221046585
  • KAITAIA – Andries Labuschagne 0210220559 – Haley Tubbs 0275037026
  • PUKEKOHE – going to AUCKLANDScott Bright 021795261
  • KAIKOURA – Marianne Taylor 033195579
  • RODNEY – Mick Smith 0274723280
  • CHRISTCHURCH – Arron Stark 0275277662

ALL HOWL PARTICIPANTS SHOULD ABIDE BY THE FOLLOWING RULES

• Drivers must obey the road rules at all times.
• All vehicles must be road legal, registered and hazard lights
working.
• You are responsible for your tractor or vehicle, your own safety
and the safety of others on the road.
• You must maintain a minimum distance of 50m between
tractors.
• Be respectful of other road users. If there’s a queue behind
you, pull over.
• Tractors should be under 2.5m wide. Anything over this width
must prominently display warning flags.
• There should be no front-end loaders or other implements
attached to your tractor.
• Be extra vigilant when travelling through urban areas. Its school
holidays and there’s likely to be children around.
• Convoy when you hit town
• Follow the lead tractor at all times.
• Be respectful of Private Property and Council Property (we
want council support)
• Do not get in heated arguments with people. ( we want to be
the sensible persuaders not a bunch of rednecks)
• Let’s be in the Media for the right reasons not the wrong
reasons
• Utes welcome, would be good if they could display their use
• THIS MAY NOT BE THE LAST TIME YOU ARE ASKED TO DO THIS
If you have any questions, please contact national conveners:
o Bryce McKenzie – phone 027 226 9577
o Laurie Paterson – phone 027 436 5747
o Or your local coordinator

www.groundswellnz.co.nz

Farmers, tractors, and tradies expected at ‘ute’ protests around the country

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