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Sutton Confirms Land Access Proposals Racist

Posted on 03 Nov 2004
Rural Affairs Minister Jim Sutton's admission, that under the Government's land access proposals all Maori-owned land will be exempt under the Treaty of Waitangi, confirms what Kiwis have always suspected: Labour is racist, ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today.

Land Access Could Cost Property Owners Millions

Posted on 02 Nov 2004
The Labour Government's land access proposals are likely to deny landowners the use of parts of their land, and cost millions of dollars in lost earnings and re-sale values, ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff predicted today.

ACT Launches Land Access Tour

Posted on 29 Oct 2004
ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today launched ACT's bus tour in opposition to Labour's land access proposals in Wanaka – the start of a four-week campaign that will see him tour the length and breath of the country listening to the rural heartland's concerns.

Rural Property Rights Tour

Posted on 28 Oct 2004

Sutton's Federated Farmers Attack Outrageous

Posted on 27 Oct 2004
Rural Affairs Minister Jim Sutton's vitriolic attack on Federated Farmers, simply because of its opposition to Labour's land access proposals, is outrageous, and proves he no longer has empathy for the farming community he purports to represent, ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today. 

Property Rights Under Threat

Posted on 22 Oct 2004
Speech to Canterbury Federated Farmers; Sir William Pickering Drive, Christchurch; Friday October 22, 2004.

Govt Hypocritical Over Law Change

Posted on 13 Oct 2004
The Labour Government is patently hypocritical over changes to the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act, ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today.

Land Access Will Ensure Farmer Vigilantism

Posted on 13 Oct 2004
A Taranaki farmer's decision to run an advertisement, warning trespassers on his property that he'll take the law into his own hands, is a sign of things to come if the Government's land access proposals become law, ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today.

Political Patronage Overrides Property Rights

Posted on 01 Oct 2004
The farming community can take cold comfort from the appointment of the Waitaki Catchment Water Allocation Board announced yesterday by the Labour Government, ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today.

Serve DoC With Trespass Notices, Urges Eckhoff

Posted on 20 Sep 2004
ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman and Otago-based MP Gerry Eckhoff today accused the Conservation Department of adopting standover tactics in an effort to impose its values over the rights of private property owners.
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