These farmers have done your homework on changes to He Waka Eke Noa
Not all NZ farmers have their heads in the sand about He Waka Eke Noa as Sarah discovers a group of them have done your homework on the alternative pricing options for you to simply listen and make a submission on our weekly panel, "Tell us what you really think!".
Farmers Mark McCoard (Taihape), Kerry Worsnop (Gisborne) & Graeme Gleeson (Waikato) shed some frank reality with host, Sarah Perriam on what amendments to the farm-level levy could look like to have a fairer emissions reduction and payment scheme.
Download the group's flyer & open letter to farmers below.
"He Waka Eke Noa is merely an accounting system and who gets inspired to change based on an accounting system! It should be an aspiration for the sector to be warming neutral by 2030 and when we have achieved that the pricing should stop," urges Kerry Worsnop, Gisborne farmer.
Download the group's Open Letter to Farmers (PDF, 120 kb).
Download the group's suggested changes in this flyer (PDF, 2.2 MB).
Learn more about He Waka Eke Noa
Attend a roadshow throughout February on the options developed by the He Waka Eke Noa partnership as alternatives to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
The consultation will now close in late March 2022 and the He Waka Eke Noa Partnership will report its recommendations to Ministers by 31 May 2022 (rather than 30 April 2022).
This episode is the first in a new weekly series for 2022 on Sarah's Country 'Tell us what you really think! hosting the opinions of those involved intimately with some of the big issues facing New Zealand's primary sector.