Story: 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
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Raymond Miller, 'Interest groups - Economic interest groups', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 August 2022)

Story by Raymond Miller, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Apr 2020