[10 June/ Otago Daily Times]

Wairarapa farmer John Hart hopes to bridge the rural/urban divide by becoming a Green MP. Mr Hart has recently been announced at No14 on the Green Party list for September’s general election. The party presently has 14 MPs, and recent polling suggests a similar result, leaving Mr Hart optimistic in becoming the party‚Äôs rural affairs spokesman. Mr Hart is passionate about the rural sector and sees threats for farmers on the horizon such as climate change, artificial protein and social challenges.