About half of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions come from farms. File photo: AFP
About half of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions come from farms. File photo: AFP
New Zealand

Farmers say tax on animal burps would ‘rip the guts out of small town New Zealand’

  • Farmers said the proposed levy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would see farms replaced with trees
  • The government defended the plan, saying growers should be able to recoup the cost by charging more for climate-friendly products

About half of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions come from farms. File photo: AFP
About half of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions come from farms. File photo: AFP
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