National MP for Otaki Nathan Guy talks to first year veterinary students. PHOTOS/CHELSEA BOYLE

CHELSEA BOYLE

chelsea.boyle@age.co.nz

Minister of Primary Industries Nathan Guy found himself off the beaten track in Wairarapa chatting to first year veterinary students, stopping by a dairy farm and visiting the new Manuka Health Factory.

Mr Guy is the National MP for Otaki and was keen look around Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre.

“I’m here because Taratahi has a great reputation for turning out students who are well trained and educated,” he said.

“We know we need about 50,000 extra people in the primary sector by 2025.”

National Party remained focused on promoting a strong and stable economy, he said.

They were very supportive of the Wairarapa Water storage project, he said.

Joining him on the tour was National MP for Wairarapa Alastair Scott.

Mr Scott said he was hearing a lot of concern from farmers about the Labour Party’s water tax policy.

A policy he called “unreasonable” and “discriminatory”.

They needed to get the message to Auckland to vote against it, he said.

“Everything in the supermarket will cost more, even in Auckland.”

 

National MP for Otaki Nathan Guy meets first year veterinary student Con TenCate.

National MP for Otaki Nathan Guy meets first year veterinary student Con TenCate.