The Operations Director of Farmers of New Zealand is calling for the resignation of Kaipara Mayor Neil Tiller.
Dargaville dairy farmer Bill Guest, says the council is introducing a new multi-level rating system which will see farmers paying 400% more, and foresters 1100% more than their urban counterparts in a special targeted roading rate.
Mr Guest says this is unacceptable.
“I think the mayor has lost the confidence of the people. He has been described as a liar. People have seriously voiced their concerns and their lack of faith”
“Mr Guest says the rates are being raised overall by 31%, the highest in the country.
Mr Guest is urging farmers to check out the proposed rates increases, and have their say before submissions close at the end of the month.