It has been an interesting month in the Rangitikei with excellent weather to date in most of the electorate for lambing and calving. Perhaps not so good for the ski fields but that has changed for the better in recent weeks.

There is no doubt that the Coalition government is causing a great deal of uncertainty and nervousness for the rural sector throughout New Zealand at present, mainly because of their rush to achieve change. I am convinced that this change, if thought through and managed carefully, could be achieved in a timely manner with much better results for