Bruce Wills

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Bruce Wills is the president of Federated Farmers. He is a Hawke’s Bay sheep and beef farmer and a former banker.

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8 years 5 months

Articles by Bruce Wills

20th May 13, 4:51pm
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Bruce Wills says the Ruataniwha Dam project will be worth the cost to farmers, drought-proofing the region. The Opuha project proves the benefits
Bruce Wills says the Ruataniwha Dam project will be worth the cost to farmers, drought-proofing the region. The Opuha project proves the benefits
20th May 13, 4:51pm
13th May 13, 10:50am
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Bruce Wills compares the city-country job scene and says those with the right attitude can prosper in a farm job, one with many lifestyle benefits
Bruce Wills compares the city-country job scene and says those with the right attitude can prosper in a farm job, one with many lifestyle benefits
13th May 13, 10:50am
6th May 13, 5:41pm
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Bruce Wills points out the unintended consequences of the Labour-Greens NZ Power proposal and says there are much bigger 'domestic cost fishes in the sea'
Bruce Wills points out the unintended consequences of the Labour-Greens NZ Power proposal and says there are much bigger 'domestic cost fishes in the sea'
6th May 13, 5:41pm
26th Apr 13, 2:01pm
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Bruce Wills struggles with those who can't see the past for what it was, a time of restriction, cronyism, and monopolies. Does Labour want to turn the clock back to that?
Bruce Wills struggles with those who can't see the past for what it was, a time of restriction, cronyism, and monopolies. Does Labour want to turn the clock back to that?
26th Apr 13, 2:01pm
12th Apr 13, 1:10pm
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Bruce Wills says free trade provides farmers everywhere with improved incomes, prosperity and economic growth aiding not only rural communities but all communities
Bruce Wills says free trade provides farmers everywhere with improved incomes, prosperity and economic growth aiding not only rural communities but all communities
12th Apr 13, 1:10pm
5th Apr 13, 4:46pm
Bruce Wills says moving feed may sound simple but it isn't. Despite one issue the reality is that huge efforts are resulting in major shipments north
Bruce Wills says moving feed may sound simple but it isn't. Despite one issue the reality is that huge efforts are resulting in major shipments north
5th Apr 13, 4:46pm
24th Mar 13, 1:11pm
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Bruce Wills says it is vital we store water for irrigation and use in dry periods. Stored water preserves rivers and groundwater resources. Your view?
Bruce Wills says it is vital we store water for irrigation and use in dry periods. Stored water preserves rivers and groundwater resources. Your view?
24th Mar 13, 1:11pm
18th Mar 13, 9:23am
Bruce Wills wonders why the anger at the RAP program; 'its just the dole and means and asset tested like any other benefit'. Your view?
Bruce Wills wonders why the anger at the RAP program; 'its just the dole and means and asset tested like any other benefit'. Your view?
18th Mar 13, 9:23am
9th Mar 13, 1:17pm
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Bruce Wills says Fed Farmers are genuinely impressed by what is being proposed for sections 6 and 7 in the RMA "where wording makes a world of difference". Your view?
Bruce Wills says Fed Farmers are genuinely impressed by what is being proposed for sections 6 and 7 in the RMA "where wording makes a world of difference". Your view?
9th Mar 13, 1:17pm
7th Mar 13, 11:28am
Bruce Wills says the high dollar is why we need policy reform to help exporters become as competitive as they can be. Your view?
Bruce Wills says the high dollar is why we need policy reform to help exporters become as competitive as they can be. Your view?
7th Mar 13, 11:28am
3rd Mar 13, 11:09am
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Bruce Wills says fiscal policy settings are to blame for the high dollar because the productive economy isn’t driving it up; it is government policy and spending choices. Your view?
Bruce Wills says fiscal policy settings are to blame for the high dollar because the productive economy isn’t driving it up; it is government policy and spending choices. Your view?
3rd Mar 13, 11:09am
25th Feb 13, 9:13am
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Bruce Wills says real agreements built off real achievements are showing real gains. He cites Lake Rotorua's water quality gains and hopes farmers' backing of Wools of NZ will kickstart the campaign for wool
Bruce Wills says real agreements built off real achievements are showing real gains. He cites Lake Rotorua's water quality gains and hopes farmers' backing of Wools of NZ will kickstart the campaign for wool
25th Feb 13, 9:13am
16th Feb 13, 3:47pm
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Bruce Wills reports that Federated Farmers is throwing its support behind a major programme to tackle depression among rural people. You got experiences that can help?
Bruce Wills reports that Federated Farmers is throwing its support behind a major programme to tackle depression among rural people. You got experiences that can help?
16th Feb 13, 3:47pm
9th Feb 13, 4:18pm
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Bruce Wills calls on growers to take ownership of the wool problem. It will only go forward with collective investment and support for the 'Campaign for Wool', he says. Your view?
Bruce Wills calls on growers to take ownership of the wool problem. It will only go forward with collective investment and support for the 'Campaign for Wool', he says. Your view?
9th Feb 13, 4:18pm
2nd Feb 13, 4:48pm
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Bruce Wills wants to know what farmers think about the changes NZ Post is proposing for mail delivery. Your view?
Bruce Wills wants to know what farmers think about the changes NZ Post is proposing for mail delivery. Your view?
2nd Feb 13, 4:48pm
25th Jan 13, 4:44pm
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Bruce Wills wants to move from the 'bleeding edge' to the 'leading edge' by focusing on facts rather than assumptions. Do you agree?
Bruce Wills wants to move from the 'bleeding edge' to the 'leading edge' by focusing on facts rather than assumptions. Do you agree?
25th Jan 13, 4:44pm
20th Dec 12, 11:00am
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Bruce Wills wants progress on water quality and an end to 'primary school taunts' plus a successful TPP outcome in 2013. Do you agree?
Bruce Wills wants progress on water quality and an end to 'primary school taunts' plus a successful TPP outcome in 2013. Do you agree?
20th Dec 12, 11:00am
10th Dec 12, 8:35am
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Bruce Wills wants all farmers to embrace the principles of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. You agree?
Bruce Wills wants all farmers to embrace the principles of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. You agree?
10th Dec 12, 8:35am
1st Dec 12, 9:46am
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Bruce Wills says the passing of Local Government Act Amendment Bill is a good first step, but funding issues now need addressing. Your view?
Bruce Wills says the passing of Local Government Act Amendment Bill is a good first step, but funding issues now need addressing. Your view?
1st Dec 12, 9:46am
25th Nov 12, 9:14am
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Bruce Wills gets excited about the positives for our agriculture despite recent efforts to talk ourselves down. He also likes the 'Scale up or Die' message. Your view?
Bruce Wills gets excited about the positives for our agriculture despite recent efforts to talk ourselves down. He also likes the 'Scale up or Die' message. Your view?
25th Nov 12, 9:14am
16th Nov 12, 6:21pm
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Bruce Wills gets in behind the international campaign for wool, despite a longterm litany of marketing failures. Is this time different? Your view?
Bruce Wills gets in behind the international campaign for wool, despite a longterm litany of marketing failures. Is this time different? Your view?
16th Nov 12, 6:21pm
9th Nov 12, 3:53pm
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Bruce Wills still thinks the Horizons One Plan could create 'Farmergeddon' and calls for a more considered balance. Your view?
Bruce Wills still thinks the Horizons One Plan could create 'Farmergeddon' and calls for a more considered balance. Your view?
9th Nov 12, 3:53pm
2nd Nov 12, 3:45pm
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Bruce Wills says our pastoral farming systems are worth celebrating allowing us to be world competitive without subsidies. Your view?
Bruce Wills says our pastoral farming systems are worth celebrating allowing us to be world competitive without subsidies. Your view?
2nd Nov 12, 3:45pm
27th Oct 12, 3:43pm
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Bruce Wills points out the double standard of those wanting to protect manufacturing jobs while pushing to tax agriculture more heavily. Your view?
Bruce Wills points out the double standard of those wanting to protect manufacturing jobs while pushing to tax agriculture more heavily. Your view?
27th Oct 12, 3:43pm
19th Oct 12, 5:25pm
Bruce Wills is proud of a NZ farmer winning a prestigious international farming award. He is proud of progress on water issues. He frets that no-one knows. Your view?
Bruce Wills is proud of a NZ farmer winning a prestigious international farming award. He is proud of progress on water issues. He frets that no-one knows. Your view?
19th Oct 12, 5:25pm

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