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DRIVE 4 CHANGE is a trek up the country to raise awareness and mobilise voters. Our message is: things are bad, you need to vote, and you need to vote for change.  

Groundswell co-founders Bryce McKenzie and Laurie Paterson will be getting on tractors in Invercargill on 22nd September and driving all the way to Auckland, finishing with a speaking event at the Ellerslie Racecourse at 1pm Sunday 1 October.
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'Groundswell' by John Wright

Our mission

Groundswell NZ is a grassroots volunteer-driven advocacy group seeking a halt to, and rewrite of, unworkable regulations which unfairly impact farmers and rural communities.

It all started with a tractor protest in Gore, but with overwhelming national support our movement has grown into a stronger advocacy voice for rural communities, seeking solutions to environmental issues which are effective and that can be tailored to regional differences.

Read our mission statement and the full list of unworkable regulations we're pushing back on.

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An authentic rural voice

Groundswell NZ was founded by two southern farmers who were frustrated with unworkable regulations. Now supported by a volunteer group of farmers and rural professionals, they've brought the issue of unworkable regulations into the mainstream and represent a truly authentic rural voice.

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