NZ - Farmers meet over earthquake

16 Sep 2010

Federated Farmers will hold a meeting for Canterbury farmers about the earthquake tomorrow, Thursday, 9 September, at Darfield High School, 7 McLaughlins Rd, Darfield, from 4.30-6.30pm. All media are invited to attend this meeting. We have now compiled a draft agenda for this event and the line-up will be as follows:


What a week - Federated Farmers earthquake meeting

MC: Conor English, Federated Farmers Chief Executive

4.30pm Meeting opening and welcome
* Don Nicolson, Federated Farmers President
* Neil Stott, Federated Farmers North Canterbury provincial president
* Murray Rowlands, Federated Farmers North Canterbury Grain & Seed chairperson

4.35pm, What happened - University of Canterbury and the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science

4.40pm, Local government response to earthquake
Selwyn District Council - Nigel Barnett (TBC)
Environment Canterbury - Don Rule, Director of Resource Planning and Consents

5.05pm, Tips for managing stress
* Regional Rural Recovery Group

5.15pm, Water/irrigation issues
* Paul Donaldson

5.25pm, Insurance
* Earthquake Commission - Reid Stiven
* Steve Beale - FMG South Island Manager

5.50pm Banking
* Westpac Bank

6pm Government response to Canterbury Earthquake
The Hon Bill English, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance

6.30pm Sum-up and meeting closure
* Don Nicolson, Federated Farmers President,

6.30pm Complimentary barbecue and refreshments


Back to News Headlines