When the Farm Gates Opened: The Impact of Rogernomics on Rural New Zealand

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When the Farm Gates Opened: The Impact of Rogernomics on Rural New Zealand

ISBN: 9781877578724
Authors(s): Neal Wallace

About When the Farm Gates Opened: The Impact of Rogernomics on Rural New Zealand:

The economic reforms launched by the 1984 David Lange-led Labour government changed New Zealand forever. Agriculture bore the brunt of those changes and Rogernomics, the name by which the era came to be known, became an historical reference point for the primary sector: a defining and pivotal moment when financial subsidies abruptly ended and farming learned to live without government influence, interference or protection. The changes were more sweeping and wide ranging than anything farmers and farming had expected. Some adjusted, some did not. Farmers downed tools in protest, many were forced from their land, families split, there was a spike in suicides and stories spread of farmers hiding machinery from repossession agents.

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No of pages: 160
Published as: Paperback
Genre: History: Specific Subjects