Kōrero: Interest groups

Opposing land access

Opposing land access

A 2005 government proposal to provide public walkways beside major waterways was strongly opposed by Federated Farmers, which believed it would result in a loss of farmers' property rights. Otago farmers marched through Dunedin's Octagon carrying a coffin and collecting signatures for a petition opposing the measure. In the end the government bowed to the pressure and withdrew the proposal.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 20 June 2005, p. 13
Photograph by Jane Dawber

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Raymond Miller, 'Interest groups - Economic interest groups', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34972/opposing-land-access (accessed 29 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Raymond Miller, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Apr 2020