Transpower must be taking farmer discontent over pylons on their properties seriously.
We got a phone call this afternoon inviting us to a meeting with the company to discuss any issues we might have.
In the old days when power was a public utility most farmers didn’t expect any compensation for the inconvenience of pylons on their land.
Forntunately few are so angry they’ll have a stand off when there’s a power failure. But many now feel that they should receive some sort of payment for putting up with pylons.
Federated Farmers has been working with Transpower to get agreement. The meeting we were invited to suggests that some sort of progress is being made and the company is genuinely willing to listen to farmers’ concerns.