Crafar farms: why it isn’t the issue

There has been a lot of debate about the Crafar Farms deals, with some kiwis dead against it, some all for it and a minority even pulling out the race card, because no one really kicked up a stink when farmland was sold to James Cameron. However from a “big scheme of things” point of view, even though these deals are very bad for New Zealand’s long-term economic health, they aren’t the biggest fish we have to fry as a nation.

Everyone can agree that New Zealand has an economy reliant on agriculture and farming. Of this dairy exporting is our largest earner, and our own Fonterra controls 1/3 of the world’s international dairy trade.

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