[22 October/Radio New Zealand]

At least three Canterbury farms were vandalised over the long weekend. Hororata Farmer Dougal King said holes were drilled in 30 irrigator tyres on Friday night. He suspected a radical member of a protest group was responsible. A farm in Leeston, Canterbury also had Fifty-thousand litres of milk was drained out of a vat. Federated Farmers mid-Canterbury president Michael Salvesen said The vandalism highlighted the importance of on-farm security.