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Farming and the feel good factor The state of farming in New Zealand

The Farmer

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Dear Editor,

Are we really going to restrict the numbers of agricultural workers prepared to come here from Eastern Europe and pick and harvest British crops? Better, is it, to import food from overseas? Hardly makes sense. But where has sense gone in 2017?

A major need for many of us especially at this time of year is the ‘feel good factor’. We can experience this by singing well-known hymns and carols in a congregation, a choir, a makeshift singing group. We can find it with dancing both modern and classical, we can enjoy it with warm fires, cheerful companions and seasonal fare. In recent weeks that ‘feel good factor’ was certainly not present for the ardent English cricket supporter who awoke day after day to doom and gloom as the Australians wrestled the Ashes away from us with comparative ease. Messrs Smith, Starc and a Marsh or two ruined our ‘feel good factor’ and our heroes fell far short of our hopes and expectations. At last Alistair Cooke and Stuart Broad have found form and the morning news has lifted our spirits no end.

The Farmer

About Nigel Wheeler

Nigel Wheeler

Nigel Wheeler was born into a hop and fruit growing Kentish family. He served as a schoolmaster in UK and New Zealand. He is a former magistrate and High Sheriff of Kent. He is an avid follower of sport, theatre and fine ale.

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