19 Apr 2012

Southland Federated Farmers rift settled

11:48 am on 19 April 2012

A Federated Farmers leadership dispute in Southland has been settled.

A rift between farming representatives emerged earlier this month when the region's president, Hugh Gardyne, spoke in favour of a Southland Regional Council dairy conversion policy to which Federated Farmers was opposed.

The issue was settled at a meeting on Tuesday chaired by national president Bruce Wills.

Mr Gardyne will continue as the Southland president until the regional annual meeting on 9 May.