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Brett Maber: Calls for more MP acknowledgement of farmers

The Mike Hosking Breakfast

The co-owner of a major farm machinery business wants more rural sector acknowledgement from MPs.A record number of Labour MPs will be at Fieldays 2021.Power Farming's Brett Maber says farmers often get a bad rap - but they've had a good season, especially given the past year.He says some in the sector have concerns about environmental and government pressures.“And I think the farmers do a huge amount for this country and it would be nice that the people at the top acknowledge it and support them and help them grow, rather than, I guess, it’s perceived; sometimes make it harder than what it should be.”LISTEN ABOVE

3mins

15 Jun 2021

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Brett Maber: Why some farmers are skipping the virtual Fieldays

Early Edition with Kate Hawkesby

Some farmers are making the tough call to steer clear of virtual Fieldays this year.The expo is a highlight of the Kiwi farming calendar, and last year generated more than $500 million in sales revenue.It's usually held at Mystery Creek, near Hamilton, but organisers chose to take it online due to Covid-19 - kicking off today.New Zealand National Fieldays Society CEO Peter Nation says the exciting thing about going online is the global reach, with no limitations caused by closed borders."For us, it's about creating those opportunities for New Zealand's economy and primary sector while our borders are closed, so this event should go someway towards helping that."But Morrinsville Power Farming marketing director Brett Maber told Tim Dower it's just won't be the same."It's a nice chance to show off new shiny products, but certainly that customer interaction is something you can't replicate."He says that they decided to spend their money they'd normally invest into Fieldays elsewhere.

6mins

12 Jul 2020

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'Old Rope' w/ Dion Nash, Brett Maber, Karl Budge & Robett Hollis. Presented by Triumph & Disaster

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Streamed live on April 8, 2020  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/robett/message

58mins

14 Apr 2020