The newly formed NZ Rural Party will hold its first public
meeting at the Okaihau Community Hall in Northland on
The meeting will establish an executive, approve the draft
constitution and discuss the party's name.
The party was founded by Horeke farmer, forester and
Northland regional councillor Joe Carr and Okaihau farmer,
contractor and former Far North Holdings director Ken
Rintoul, who claim political parties that had traditionally
had provincial New Zealand's interests at heart were now
focused on the major urban centres.
- The Northland Age