[24 November/ Radio NZ]

Former Labour Finance Minister, Michael Cullen would chair from February 2018, with the group is calling for someone with an agri-sector background to join him. Federated Farmers Vice President, Andrew Hoggard said the tax working group needed someone that understood the industry to ensure farmer representation, especially if issues such as capital gains, environmental taxes, and land taxes were raised. Mr Hoggard said without an agri-sector representative, the working group could create perverse outcomes implicating farmers.