Two minutes with: Sir William Gallagher

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28th February, 2013
Your father connected fences to the mains, which was not quite legal at the time. Is that a Kiwi thing? Pushing the boundaries is the polite expression. The good thing about our legal system is that it’s normally legal unless there’s a law saying you can’t do it. The wiring regulations came in later – the late 1950s. Did it take a while to convince farmers? Yes, and that’s still our job. Basically, you’ve got a low-cost grazing system. We see it in the US – you get 200ha farms and they’d have about five paddocks, and they’d wonder why ...

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